Tuesday, February 27, 2007


One of my favorite Baptists is Andrew Fuller (d. 1815). The following is taken from a letter dated April 2, 1795 that he wrote to his dear friend John Ryland. These are good words for us as we seek personal holiness and spiritual growth.
"...Sin is to be overcome, not so much by maintaining a direct opposition to it, as by cultivating opposite principles. Would you kill the weeds in your garden, plant it with good seed; if the ground be well occupied, there will be less need of the labour of the hoe. If a man wished to quench fire, he might fight it with his hands till he was burnt to death; the only way is to apply an opposite element." (Emphasis added)

Source: The armies of the Lamb: The spirituality of Andrew Fuller, Edited by Michael A. G. Haykin

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