Samuel Logan Brengle

Some objector says, “I don’t believe that we can be holy till the hour of death. The Christian life is a warfare, and we must fight the good fight of faith until we die, and then I believe God will give us a dying grace.” A great many honest Christians told exactly this view and hence put forth no real effort to stand perfect and complete and all the (present) will of God. (Colossians 4:12) for them. And so they pray daily, “Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on Earth as it is in heaven,” Matthew 6:10 yet they do not believe it is possible for them to do the will of God, and so they really make Jesus the author of a vain prayer which is only idle mockery to repeat.