A Man May Smile And Smile, And Be A Villain

J.C. Ryle 90x115by J.C. Ryle

Excerpt From “Holiness – It’s Nature, Hindrances, Difficulties And Roots”

Of course, I need not tell anyone who reads his Bible with attention, that a man may break God’s law in heart and thought, when there is no overt and visible act of wickedness. Our Lord has settled that point beyond dispute in the sermon on the mount (Mar 5:21-28). Even a poet of our own has truly said, ‘A man may smile and smile, and be a villain.’

by J.C. Ryle