Friday, October 26, 2007

Too Easily Satisfied

A selection from a letter by John Newton to Captain Scott, May 20, 1769, writing about his preaching ministry:

I have no reason to complain of a want of liberty in public, but I wish I could be more concerned for success, and more affected to see poor sinners hardening under the sound of the gospel. I am afraid that if I am enabled to fill up my hour, and to come off with tolerable acceptance, I am too easily satisfied.

Letters of John Newton: with Biographical Sketches and Notes, by Josiah Bull, reprinted by the Banner of Truth, p. 146.

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