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A man becomes a little attracted to Christ. That grows and grows, into a brighter friendship, and that grows into a great passion, and the man gives his life to Christ’s interest. He counts it the highest ambition he can have to become a man such as Christ was. You see there is nothing profound about a religion of that kind. It is a religion that lies in the line of the ideals a young man forms, and that all the reading that he meets with from day to day fashions. In fact, it is a man’s ideal turning up, and the man who turns his back upon that is simply turning his back upon his one chance of happiness in life and of making anything off life. Every life that is not lived in that time is out of the true current of history, to say nothing else. It is out of the stream—the main stream that is running through the ages, and that is going to sweep everything before it. A man who does not live that life may not be a bad man. The Bible does not say that everybody who is not a Christian is a notorious sinner; but it says that the man who lives outside that is wasting his life. He may not be doing wrong, but his life is lost. “He that loveth his life,” Christ said, “shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.” I am not ashamed to quote that to you; and I ask you to regard it with the same validity, and more, that you will give to any other quotation.
Stones Rolled Away includes seven addresses by Henry Drummond were given to the students of Harvard University, four in April, 1893; and the remaining three addresses were delivered at the World’s Bible Students’ Conference in July, 1893. Dr. Drummond advises students to study the life and teachings of Jesus Christ as diligently as they do their secular studies, but to also apply what they learn in their daily lives.
Henry Drummond was born in Scotland in 1851. He was a man of varied talents, but was best known as a gifted evangelist who assisted Dwight L. Moody during his revival campaigns. He was also a lecturer in natural science. Although he never received a degree, he was an ordained minister and a professor of theology. He also wrote several books: Natural Law in the Spiritual World, Tropical Africa, The Ascent of Man, and The Greatest Thing in the World.
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