Monday, January 19, 2009

The Times In Which We Live

Matthew Poole, Edmund Calamy the Elder, Jeremiah Whitaker, Simeon Ashe & William Taylor, publishers of the works of Christopher Love, writing in the 1650's, Preface to Love's Heaven's Glory:

These times wherein we live are famous for "a form of godliness", and no less infamous for the want of the power of it. Nothing is more common than for man to hear, pray, and perform the outside duties of religion. Nothing more rare than for men to do these things as becomes the gospel. Men have so inured themselves to dispute about the circumstantials of worship that substantials are lost in the scuffle.

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