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“There is a common, worldly kind of Christianity in this day, which many have, and think they have enough – a cheap Christianity which offends nobody, and requires no sacrifice – which costs nothing, and is worth nothing.” So said J. C. Ryle (1816-1900), the first Anglican Bishop of Liverpool England, a graduate of Oxford University and author of numerous books that are still popular and read with profit today. A contemporary and friend of men like Charles H. Spurgeon, Ryle was deeply concerned about the apostate Christianity he saw emerging in England during the 19th century.