I have not sat with vain persons, neither will I go in with dissemblers.…
Although, when driven into exile, everyone that was in distress, in debt, etc., gathered themselves unto David, and he became a captain over them, — he never led them against his king and country, but only against their enemies; and in time changed the most reckless and turbulent of men into the best of soldiers and citizens. There is no place where the sincere Christian cannot make his influence felt for good: in the army, in the navy, in trade, at the bar, on the bench, in the halls of legislation, and everywhere; not by sacrificing, but by maintaining and exhibiting his principles in his spirit and conduct.
(D. Caldwell, M. A.)
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