Infirmities, Doubts and Fears


J.C. Ryle



I beseech every reader of this paper to remember this. It is a lesson worth attention. The Apostles believed in Christ, loved Christ, and gave up all to follow Christ. And yet you see in this Storm the Apostles were afraid. Learn to be charitable in your judgment of them. Learn to be moderate in your expectations from your own heart. Contend to the death for the truth that no man is a true Christian who is not converted, and is not a holy man. But allow that a man may be converted, have a new heart, and be a holy man, and yet be liable to infirmity, doubts and fears.


Holiness. J.C. Ryle. James Clarke & Co. Ltd. 7 All Saints Passage, Cambridge, England. 1956. Page 206.