Excerpt from George Whitefield, M.A., Field-Preacher
IV. The ethical value of his work was individualistic during his life; the social and political appeared afterwards. He worked for the units; the units in their aggregation must work for the body politic. It were as idle and unjust to blame him for not personally inaugurating large reforms as to blame the Apostle Paul for not procuring the franchise for Roman Christians. He was in the line of progress, and his labours continue in new forms of usefulness. He aimed at making new men, the new men must make the new State. And no doubt the social and political and international success of Christianity would come sooner and be greater were Christians to labour more zealously for personal conver sions. To get a man a new home is a good thing; to get him a new heart is better. This ought ye to do, and not to leave the other undone.'
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