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by Paul Chapman

Beecher wrote, “Temptations are enemies outside the castle, seeking entrance.  If there be no false retainer within who holds treacherous parley, there can scarcely be even an offer.  No one would make overtures to a bolted door or a dead wall.  It is some face at the window that invites proffer.  The violence of temptation addressed to us is only another way of expressing the violence of the desire within us.  It costs nothing to reject what we do not wish; and the struggle required to overcome temptation measures the strength in us of the temptable element.  Men ought not to say, “How powerfully the Devil tempts!” but, “How strongly I am tempted!” (more…)


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