A very prominent minister has recently said, "To be a...

A very prominent minister has recently said, "To be a Christian is: first, to accept Christ as a personal Saviour; second, to imitate him as a personal example; third, to assimilate his spirit into one's own life."

In reading this statement, one is impressed first of all with its indefiniteness. The pronouns him and his, as here used, refer to Christ, while the sense of the passage demands that they refer to Christ Jesus, and in this respect the statement well illustrates the current and abounding confusion in the use of these sacred names.

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The Ladies' Home Journal
November 7, 1903
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