"We would be willing to test a man's religion, both as to its nature and its growth, by his reply to the question, 'What think ye of Christ?' Does his blood daily moisten the root of thy profession? Is his righteousness that which exalts thee out and above thyself, and daily gives thee free and near access to God? Is the sweetness of his love much in thy heart, and the fragrance of his name much upon thy lips? Are thy corruptions daily carried to his grace, thy guilt to his blood, thy trials to his heart? In a word, is Jesus the substance of thy life, the source of thy sanctification, the spring-head of thy joys, the theme of thy song, the one glorious object on which thine eye is ever resting, the mark towards which thou art ever pressing?"
Octavius Winslow, Personal Declension and Revival of Religion In The Soul, pp. 18-19.