“Denying The Power”

“Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.” (2nd Timothy 3:5)

There is nothing so deceitful as having “a form of godliness,” while the “power” of it is denied—nothing so delusive as having a “name to live,” while the soul is dead before God. If there is one hypocritical character more than another, whom the man of God should point out—it is he who, with a profession, is destitute of vital godliness—he who has the ‘form of doctrinal truth in the judgment,’ but who never has experienced ‘the power of that truth in his soul’—humbling him in the dust, and raising him up to a spiritual knowledge of Jesus Christ.

J.C. Philpot

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