“The time is short, eternity at the door. If there was no other evil in these vain amusements other than the loss of precious time (but, alas! their name is legion), then we have not leisure in our circumstances to regard them.
And, blessed be God! We need them not. The Gospel opens a source of purer, sweeter, and more substantial pleasures.
We are invited to communion with God. We are called to share in the theme of angels, the songs of heaven, and the wonders of redeeming love are laid open to our view.
The Lord Himself is waiting to be gracious, waiting with promises and pardons in His hands. Well then may we bid adieu to the perishing pleasures of sin.”
–John Newton, Letters of John Newton (Carlisle, PA: Banner of Truth Trust, 1869/2007), 148-149.