A personal friend of that quaint Methodist preacher, Peter Mackenzie, was telling me a story about him the other day.
Some years before his death he was in a railway accident, the effects of which seemed likely to end his singularly useful public life. When he was a little better, a trusted friend & adviser urged him to make a claim for damages.
After a time he consented & fixed the amount of compensation to be asked for. His friend strongly protested that the amount was not half of what he ought to ask & less than half of what he could get.
Mr. Mackenzie refused to put it higher. "It is enough," he held; then, looking his friend solemnly in the face, he said in his own characteristic way: "Eh, mon, but I shall have to cross the Jordan one day, cross the Jordan; and if I have a sixpence then that was badly gotten, it will sink me, it will sink me!"
- The Wonderful Word. (moreillustrations.com)
Rev 21:27 (GNB): “But nothing that is impure will enter the city, or anyone who does shameful things or tells lies. Only those whose names are written in the Lamb's book of the living will enter the city.”
“I believe that a great number of people are going to die and go to hell because they're counting on their religiosity in the church instead of their relationship with Jesus to get them to heaven. They give lip service to repentance and faith, but they've never been born again.” - Adrian Rogers.