A. James, "The
Christian Professor" 1837)
When I look into the New Testament, and read
a Christian should be, and then look into
of God, and see what Christians are--
I am painfully
affected by observing the dissimilarity!
That worldly spirit to which our age of growing
and luxury gives rise, is exceedingly
adverse to Christianity, whose elements are
faith, hope, love.
The church of Christ at present, is sadly
with both the spirit of the world, and many
customs. The great bulk of professing Christians
are not markedly different from
of pleasure' and the 'worshipers of Mammon'.