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The critical question is: “Where does the compass-needle of your mind and will point?” This is tested above all by our reactions when it costs or threatens to cost something to be a Christian. One should be glad if it does, rather than complain! If we will not let it cost anything, if we succumb to the threat of “losing our life,” then our religion is indistinguishable from pure worldliness.

Source: Faith in a Hard Ground