A REAL, true, fully developed Christian is perhaps the rarest thing on earth. What is commonly known as "Christianity" today is like most of modern science - "falsely so called." This rarest of species is a truly educated person. The distinguishing characteristic of the educated individual is self-discipline and emotional maturity. The self is not permitted to run riot or act thoughtlessly on impulse. The uneducated are creatures of human desire motivated primarily by fixed habit interrupted frequently by sudden impulse. There is little or no self direction. There are, however, two kinds of educated persons. The worldly educated are self-disciplined, according to currently accepted standards of human conduct derived from human philosophy. But this rarest Christian is really God-disciplined, the self being controlled and directed, not according to human desire, sudden impulse, or the social standards of this world, but by the Mind and Will of God as revealed in every Word of God.
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