English translation: a man who leads a righteous life can't possibly ever be wrong
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11:31 Jul 18, 2005
English to English translations [PRO] Art/Literary - Religion / 19th century text; Christian zeal
English term or phrase:Can't be wrong whose life is in the right
Are we really going to put a mere vague thing called "earnestness", in the place of Christ, and to maintain that no earnest man can be wrong? God forbid that we should give place to such doctrine! I shrink with horror from such theology. I warn men solemnly to beware of being carried away by it, for it is common and most seductive in this day. Beware of it, for it is only a new form of an old error,--that old error which says that a man "Can't be wrong whose life is in the right".
Referring to this quotation of Alexander Pope:
"For modes of faith let graceless zealots fight, His can't be wrong whose life is in the right."