Christian, Thy Calling Is A Holy Calling - Your Life To Be A Witness "Continually Ringing" In The Ears Of Unbelievers - William Gurnall; 1600's

1Pet 1:15 "But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation"

Holiness has a mighty influence upon others. When this appears with power in the lives of Christians, it works mightily upon the spirits of men; it stops the mouths of the ungodly . . . . I am sure we have found, by woeful experience, that in these debauched times, when religion is so bespattered with frequent scandals, yes, a general looseness of professors, it is hard to get any to come into the net of the Gospel. . . . If they were but holy and exemplary, they would be as a repetition of the preacher’s sermon to the families and neighbors among whom they converse, and would keep the sound of his doctrine continually ringing in their ears. - Acts 1:8

William Gurnall [1617–1679]

1Pet. 1:16 'Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy'

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