“We cannot pray in love and live in hate and still think that we are worshiping God.”
“He [God] is good and does good––yea, he does good because he is good, and for no other reason––not by the necessity of nature, but by the intervention of a free act of his will.”
“Being steadfast in belief does not exclude all temptations from without. When we say a tree is firmly rooted, we do not say the wind never blows upon it.”
Without absolutes revealed from without by God Himself, we are left rudderless in a sea of conflicting ideas about manners, justice and right and wrong, issuing from a multitude of self-opinionated thinkers.