The cause of all the formality, apathy, and lukewarmness in the church!
(William Nicholson, "The Power of the Gospel" 1862)
"I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith!" 2 Timothy 4:7
It was his experimental acquaintance with the sublime doctrines of the Gospel, that made Paul such an ardent Christian.
The cause of all the formality, apathy, and lukewarmness in the church, is the lack of a comprehensive knowledge of the doctrines of the cross, and of heartfelt experience of their vital and saving power!
"Our gospel came to you not simply with words, but also with power, with the Holy Spirit and with deep conviction!" 1 Thessalonians 1:5