Human nature is said by many to be good; if so, where have social evils come from? For human nature is the only moral nature in that corrupting thing called society. Every example set before the child of to-day is the fruit of human nature. It has been planted on every possible fieldamong the snows that never melt; in temperate regions, and under the line; in crowded cities, in lonely forests; in ancient seats of civilization, in new colonies; and in all these fields it has, without once failing, brought forth a crop of sins and troubles.
No glory of the Eternal One is higher than this, Mighty to save; no name of God is more adorable than that of Saviour; no place among the servants of God can be so glorious as that of an instrument of salvation.
The regeneration of a sinner is an evidence of power in the highest spheremoral nature; with the highest prerogativeto change nature; and operating to the highest resultnot to create originally, which is great; but to create anew, which is greater.