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There is a city that has more than 2 million inhabitants, not one of whom drinks, smokes, dances or plays cards. Sounds like an incredibly holy place, doesn’t it? It’s not.

It’s the Greenwood Hills Cemetery in New York City. You see, refraining from certain practices is not synonymous with spirituality. (J. Dwight Pentecost, Designed to Be Like Him, p.187)

The law cannot make us righteous. It can make us critical. It can make us judgmental, especially when others fail to meet our standards. The law can even make us hypocritical, but it cannot make us holy and more loving.

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