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Piety Without Philanthropy is Unreal

Bible expositor Bonar Law once said that love to man is truly love “only when it is rooted and governed by love to God. Piety without philanthropy is unreal; philanthropy without piety is either immoral or impotent.” That’s a sobering statement. There are lots of humanitarians who are doing good things, but if they are doing them without any relationship to God, the ultimate result is failure.

Ian M. Hay, SIM NOW, May-June, 1989, p. 2