Sunk deep in the mire
(The life and
letters of John Angell James)
Most professing Christians are sunk deep in
of worldly-mindedness. Mammon is the wicked and
shameful idol of the church.
Our churches are, in my opinion, far from
a state of sound
healthy piety. We have but little of what constitutes
essence of experimental religion. Everything is superficial.
Our repentance, our faith, our love, our devotional habits
superficial! The world has . . .
engrossed men's minds,
absorbed their feelings,
starved their piety.