Dispositional sins are fully as injurious to the Christian cause as the more overt acts of wickedness. Let us list a few of them: sensitiveness, irritability, churlishness, faultfinding, peevishness, temper, resentfulness, cruelty, uncharitable attitudes; and of course there are many more. Many persons who had been secretly longing to find Christ have been turned away and embittered by manifestations of…

The list [of pioneer preachers] is a long and brilliant one. In the antebellum days it includes names which are immortal in our archives. George Lisle, a Negro, who was the first American Baptist foreign missionary, preceding William Carey, the renowned European missionary, by at least fifteen years. Lisle, though handicapped by the chains of human slavery and hampered by…

Now there are five vows I have in mind which we do well to make and keep. Deal thoroughly with sin. Never own anything—get rid of the sense of possessing. Never defend yourself. Never pass anything on about anybody else that will hurt him. Never accept any glory. A. W. Tozer, Gems from Tozer (Camp Hill, PA: WingSpread, 1979), 65.