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Why I Love John Owen

"I think truly, that no man preaches that sermon well to others, that doth not first preach it to his own heart.  He who doth not feed on, and digest, and thrive by what he prepares for his people, he may give them poison as far as he knows; for, unless he finds the power of it in his own heart, he cannot have any ground of confidence, that it will have power in the hearts of others." (John Owen, "The Duty of a Pastor").

D L Moody on Christianity vs. Freemasonry

"I do not see how any Christian, most of all a Christian minister, can go into these secret lodges with unbelievers.  They say they can have more influence for good, but I say that they can have more influence for good by staying out of them, and then reproving their evil deeds.  Abraham had more influence for good in Sodom than Lot had.  If twenty-five Christians go into a secret lodge with fifty who are not Christians, the fifty can vote anything they please, and the twenty-five will be partakers of their sins.  They are unequally yoked with unbelievers.  ‘But, Mr. Moody,’ some say, ‘If you talk that way you will drive all the members of secret societies out of your meetings and out of your churches.’  But what if I do?  Better men will take their places.  Give them the truth anyway, and if they would rather leave their churches than their lodges, the sooner they get out of their churches the better. I would rather have ten members who are separated from the world than a thousa…