Friday, February 4, 2011

Brazen All Around

"Am I not allowed to do what I choose with what belongs to me? Or do you begrudge my generosity?" -- Matthew 20:15
"The meanest person upon earth has a right to give his own property to whom he will; and how mad are those who deny this right to the eternal God! Many ruin their souls by fighting against God, but it is impossible for him to be deceived or disappointed in any of his designs of mercy, as well as of justice. And free salvation by the Son of God is held forth to all men in the gospel, as openly as the brazen serpent was to the camp of Israel; and the condemnation of all who do not receive him, is because they hate the light."

-- Isaac Backus, An abridgment of the Church History of New England 1602-1804, p.255
Jesus, help us proclaim brazenly as if God owns.

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