Sunday, July 5, 2009

Robert Chapman -- an Apostle of Love

Robert Chapman lived from 1803 to 1902 in England. He was known for living a remarkable life of Christian love (a life he would say was entirely unremarkable).

Here a few choice quotes from his biography (Robert Chapman: A Biography)

"My business is to love others and not to seek that others shall love me."

"There are many who preach Christ, but not so many who live Christ. My great aim is to live Christ." (p.29)

"Men's books full oft with chaff are stored, God's naught but golden grain afford." (p.142)

"The great cause of neglecting the Scriptures is not want of time, but want of heart, some idol taking the place of Christ." (p.168)