The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 20
Religion of Action
Religion of Action.
A Religion of beliefs as an effort to reform the race, consisting of naught but words of advice, and, as such, however good, is utterly valueless to change the world. The Religion of Action which Does and Bids You do will accomplish more in an age than windy, wordy, boms bastic beliefs have done since the world began. Indeed, the professors of the latter, who have propagated their system by flourish of trumpet, page 13 or beat of drum ecclesiastic have done incalculable barm to the cause of God's great design, human progress. Had they practised, and simply taught their religion, instead of vauntingly preaching it, the world would not have been so far behind. But their day is fast passing away. The terrors formerly inspired by hell fire are ending in smoke; and the support of the civil power is crumbling to pieces beneath their feet, they are being destroyed without hands, and their remains will soon find their resting place in the catacombs of the past.