William Plumer on Humility

In this pamphlet, entitled, “A Beautiful Robe,” William Swan Plumer reflects upon the humility necessary to be saved in the way God has ordained to save sinners. Here’s a takeaway quote, sounding much like Whitefield and Boston:

The most difficult thing in man’s salvation is sufficiently to abase his pride. He naturally trusts in himself that he is righteous. He counts himself rich and increased in goods. When Hervey said, “The most difficult thing in religion is to get rid of sinful self,” he went as far as unrenewed nature ever goes. But when the poor peasant said to him, “The most difficult thing in religion is to get rid of righteous self,” he spoke like one taught of God.

SDG,
Ezra

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