A sort of second edition of the written Scriptures

(Cornelius Tyree, "The Moral Power of a Pious Life" 1859)

"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 made--is a
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
--a 'living epistle' which all can read, all understand,
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