A Call to Self-Examination

jesaja 66:2

Benjamin Keach (1640-1704)

Benjamin Keach was pilloried for writing a catechism. (Picture: Public Domain) Benjamin Keach was pilloried for writing a catechism.
(Picture: Public Domain)

What can render the state of a person worse than to be an enemy of God, Jesus Christ, and the power of godliness; and yet to think he is holy and a good Christian? Nay, because his conscience is blind in the matter, it acquits him since it lacks saving light, while he keeps up in a zealous performance of the external acts of duty and religion; by which means he is deprived of that help which some openly profane gain from the rebukes and lashes of their own consciences, which often proves a means of their conversion.

But the hypocritical professor, not knowing he lacks a changed heart, nor understanding that he is without those

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