Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Leave Wrangling

A selection from a letter by David Kinghorn to his son Joseph Kinghorn, pastor of St. Mary’s Baptist Church, Norwich, England. He always wrote his son with helpful spiritual advice. This letter was written on August 23, 1794.

Controversy, except on a few subjects, if pursued, cats out the vitals of religion; happy they who steadily pursue the path of duty marked out to them by Divine providence, and leave wrangling, as not worthy of their attention.

The Life and Works of Joseph Kinghorn, by Martin Hood Wilkin, reprinted by Particular Baptist Press, 1995, p. 238.

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