Henry Mahan

ROWLAND HILL once said that when a man comes to know the Lord, even his dog and cat and farm animals will be the better for it. It was WILLIAM JAY who wrote that a person, when he comes to Christ, will be better IN EVERY RELATIONSHIP. He is a better husband, father, master, worker, and friend than before or else his religion is not genuine. CHARLES SPURGEON once said, "Do you hear one saying, 'I keep my religion to myself'? Well, friend, you do not have to worry about it being stolen. You do not have to put it under lock and key; there is not enough of it to even tempt Satan to take it from you. A man who can keep his godliness to himself has so small a portion, I am afraid it will be of no credit to him nor any blessing to anyone else." I ASK THREE QUESTIONS CONCERNING OUR FAITH! (1) Does it cause us to pray? worship God? give thanks? (2) Does it cause us to seek His will, His word, and His way? (3) Does it cause us to "be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven us"?

Henry Mahan, Pastor
Thirteenth Street Baptist Church
Ashland, Ky.

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