It is quite useless for the preacher to breathe out fire and brimstone from the pulpit if, at the same time, the occupants of the pews go on taking sin very lightly and being content with the moral standards of the world.  The rank and file of the church must do their part in so proclaiming the law of God by their lives that the secrets of men’s hearts shall be revealed. – J. Gresham Machen (1881-1937), from Christianity and Liberalism (1923), p. 67.

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