A sort of second edition of the written
(Cornelius Tyree, "The Moral Power of a Pious
"So that in every way they may make the teaching about
God our Savior more attractive." Titus 2:10
A conversion from depravity and sinfulness--to active godliness,
is a more sublime miracle, and a more effectual proof for the
divinity of the gospel--than was the resurrection of Lazarus!
Of all modes of teaching Christianity, 'exemplifying it' is the best.
The best commentary on the Bible that the world has ever seen
--is a holy life of growing likeness to Christ.
The most eloquent sermon in behalf of the gospel that the
world has ever heard--is a uniform, active life of piety.
The best version of the Bible which has ever been
consistent pious example. The Christian whose light thus shines,
not only correctly renders--but beautifies the sacred text. His
life and conduct are a sort of second edition
of the written
Scriptures--a 'living epistle' which all can read, all
and which convinces and convicts all.
We must become living, radiant likenesses of gospel truth. We
are to be living verifications of the great doctrines of the Bible.
A godly life is a powerful argument for the truth of the gospel.
"You are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read
by all men." 2 Corinthians 3:2
"Be an example for the
believers in your speech, your
conduct, your love, faith and purity. 1 Timothy 4:12