"Most people are judging and praising God by the way He deals with them in the circumstances of this life. They will tell you, God did this for me, and that for me. But if I were to sit down to have a talk with them, and were to ask them to tell me something of what God has done for them, the only thing they would talk to me about would be the mercies they had received from Him here. Not a word as to what He has given them IN CHRIST -- nothing but temporal things."
-- J. B. Stoney