When Doctrinal Purity Must Be Sacrificed

Where money is the great wantnumbers must be sought; and where an ambition for numbers prevails, doctrinal purity must be sacrificed. The root of evil is the secular spirit of all our ecclesiastical institutions. What we want is a spiritual body; a Church whose power lies in the truth, and the presence of the Holy Ghost.

–James Henley Thornwell, 1846

From Evangelicalism Divided by Iain Murray

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