Arthur Salwey on the evil of neutrality in religion

Reformed Covenanter

Cancelled Commissioner
... As the Lord cannot endure dividing in the Terminus of worship, so he hates dividing in the rule of worship, and the worship it self. The halting Uterque that makes the Scripture a partial rule of worship, that worshippeth God partly after the prescript of the word, and partly according to the Dictates of his own carnal reason, cannot perform any acceptable service to Almighty God. See thou do all things according to the pattern, was the command of God unto Moses, Heb. 8.5. Will-worship is vain worship. In vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines, the commandments of men, Matth. 15.9. This corrupt mingling in Gods worship was prohibited, Levit. 19.19.

As God will be worshipped solely, and wholly, so he will be worshipped constantly: as he hates a Neuter, and Uterque, so he cannot endure a Waverer. The Lord commands us to hold fast our profession without wavering, Heb. 10.23. When we have proved all things, we must hold fast that which is good, 1 Thes. 5.21. Inconstancy in Religion is a very evil thing, whether you consider the sin of it, or the punishment which is due to it. It cometh from evil, it tends to evil. It cometh from evil, as from the general fountain of all actual sins; original corruption: so particularly from that evil heart of unbelief whereby we depart from the living God, Heb. 3.12. ...

For more, see Arthur Salwey on the evil of neutrality in religion.


Puritan Board Freshman
Humbling message, reminds me of thomas watson who pointed out, which complements this, is that the fullness of Christ is not only overflowing but everflowing.