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Laboring to Acquire Distinction

June 16, 2010

How terrible must be the account given of life spent only in laboring to acquire distinction. Adam indulged this disposition once and lost his immortality. Satan indulged this disposition once and was cast out of heaven. What will become of him who has eagerly followed this career of his apostate first parent and of this apostate angel throughout the whole of his probation?

– Timothy Dwight, “Sermon XXVII: On the Love of Distinction” (published in 1828)

HT: Mark Altrogge at The Blazing Center

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