William Law

1686 - 1761

A Quote by William Law on god, heaven, hell, and power

The will is that which has all power; it makes heaven and it makes hell: for there is no hell but where the will of the creature is turned from God, nor any heaven but where the will of the creature worketh with God.

William Law (1686 - 1761)

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A Quote by William Law on business, christianity, conformity, divinity, god, good, life, and service

As a good Christian should consider every place as holy, because God is there, so he should look upon every part of his life as a matter of holiness, because it is offered unto God. The profession of a clergyman is a holy profession, because it is a ministration in holy things, an attendance at the alter. But worldly business is to be made holy unto the Lord, by being done as a service unto Him, and in conformity to His Divine will.

William Law (1686 - 1761)

Source: A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life

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A Quote by William Law on god

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If you have not chosen the Kingdom of God, it will make in the end no difference what you have chosen instead.

William Law (1686 - 1761)

Source: Quoted by Neal Maxwell

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A Quote by William Law on glory, god, life, rules, spirit, and world

Devotion signifies a life given, or devoted, to God. He therefore is the devout man, who lives no longer to his own will, or the way and spirit of the world, but to the sole will of God, who considers God in everything, who serves God in everything, who makes all the parts of his common life, parts of piety, by doing everything in the name of God, and under such rules as are conformable to His glory.

William Law (1686 - 1761)

Source: A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life

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A Quote by William Law on humility and judgment

Humility is nothing else but a right judgment of ourselves.

William Law (1686 - 1761)

Source: Christian Perfection (1726)

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A Quote by William Law on bitterness, custom, heart, kindness, learning, life, nature, religion, repentance, rules, sorrow, soul, and time

Repentance is but a kind of table-talk, till we see so much of the deformity of our inward nature as to be in some degree frightened and terrified at the sight of it. . . . A plausible form of an outward life, that has only learned rules and modes of religion by use and custom, often keeps the soul for some time at ease, though all its inward root and ground of sin has never been shaken or molested, though it has never tasted of the bitter waters of repentance and has only known the want of a Saviour by hearsay. But things cannot pass thus: sooner or later repentance must have a broken and a contrite heart; we must with our blessed Lord go over the brook Cedron, and with Him sweat great drops of sorrow before He can say for us, as He said for Himself: "It is finished."

William Law (1686 - 1761)

Source: Christian Regeneration

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A Quote by William Law on evil

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Self is the root, the tree, and the branches of all the evils of our fallen state.

William Law (1686 - 1761)

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