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Plodding is OK

Whenever a mature Christian comments on how they could have better use their time, it is worth paying attention. Especially if that Christian is still known as a faithful servant of Jesus 200 years after he died. So take note of what John Newton wrote about his own reading habits: Alas, how much time have […]

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I am not what I once was

In his old age, when he could no longer see to read, John Newton heard someone recite this text, ‘By the grace of God—I am what I am.’ (1 Corinthians 15:10).He remained silent a short time and then, as if speaking to himself, he said: “I am not what I ought to be—ah, how imperfect […]