A religion that satisfies thousands
(Philpot, "The Cry
of Jonah out of the Belly of Hell")
"Having a form of godliness but denying its power."
2 Tim. 3:5
Much that passes for religion,
is not true religion at all.
Much that goes for hopes of salvation,
is nothing but lying refuges.
Much is palmed off for the teaching of the Spirit,
which is nothing but delusion.
Vital godliness is very rare.
There are very few people spiritually taught of God.
There are very few ministers who really preach the truth.
Satan is thus daily deceiving thousands, and tens of thousands.
A living soul, however weak and feeble in himself,
cannot take up with a religion in the flesh.
He cannot rest on the opinions of men, nor be
deceived by Satan's delusions. He has a secret
gnawing of conscience, which makes him dissatisfied
with a religion that satisfies thousands.