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29 August, 2014
A Chameleon Kind of Religion
John Angell James, 1837
"So that you may be blameless and pure, children of God who are faultless in a crooked and perverted generation, among whom you shine like stars in the world." (Philippians 2:15)
Saving religion is not merely an occasional act--but a permanent habit, resulting from an internal principle.
Saving religion is a principle so fixed as to constitute a new moral nature; and so steadily operative, as to form an unchanging character.
A real Christian is a Christian always, everywhere, and in all companies. He carries his piety with him wherever he goes, as an integral part of himself. It is not like his clothes which may be continually altered, or varied to suit his situation, occupation, and company. He needs his piety everywhere, he loves it everywhere, and is commanded to let it be seen everywhere.
But among most professors of Christianity, there is too much of a chameleon kind of religion, which takes its hue from surrounding objects. This is seen most conspicuously in the conduct of those who have a flexible, yielding, easy-going kind of piety--which accommodates itself to changing circumstances, by little sacrifices of principle and consistency.