We Can’t Even Imagine!

(John Newton, “The Present and Future Rest of True Believers“) Our most enlarged ideas of our future glory are faint and imperfect.  Who can describe or conceive the happiness of Heaven? It will be as unlike as possible–to this wilderness of sin and sorrow where we are now confined. Here on earth, we are in […]

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I Am The Worst of Patients

(Letters of John Newton) I am bound to speak well of my Physician—He treats me with great tenderness, and bids me in due time to expect a perfect cure. I know too much of Him (though I know but little) to doubt either His skill or His promise. It is true, I have suffered sad […]

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A Work in Progress

I am not what I ought to be. Ah! How imperfect and deficient! I am not what I wish to be. I would abhor what is evil, and cleave to what is good. I am not what I hope to be. Soon, soon, I shall put off mortality–and with mortality, all sin and imperfection. Yet, […]

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True Patriotism!

Dear friend, Allow me to say, that it excites both my wonder and concern, that a Christian minister such as yourself, should think it worth his while to attempt political reforms. When I look around upon the present state of the nation, such an attempt appears to me, to be no less vain and foolish, […]

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Why Is Prayer So Hard?

John Newton: How strange is it, that when I have the fullest convictions that prayer is not only my duty—not only necessary as the appointed means of receiving these supplies, without which I can do nothing, but likewise the greatest honor and privilege to which I can be admitted in the present life—I should still […]

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