“Banish rational religious faith and you open the door to superstition and to aberrations of every kind. Deny the soul, and how can you expect man to live otherwise than as an animal? What we see to-day is a reaction from the scientific materialism in which we grew up, a general revolt in the name of the soul, a desire for a more spiritual life and a more spiritual interpretation of life.”
– Elwood Worcester, Emmanuel Church, Boston; The Living Word, 1908.
“The Spirit produces in human life fruits such as these:
love, joy, peace,
patience, kindness, generosity,
fidelity, tolerance and self-control
—and no law exists against any of them.”
– J.B. Phillips, The New Testament in Modern English,
Revised Edition, 1958.