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  • Because people do not worship the God they profess, Wilberforce says, they live unaffected by the Gospel that should be the most pervasive influence over their lives and behavior.

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  • The book prompts its contemporary reader to consider that the same "inadequate conceptions" of God and Christianity Wilberforce writes about are apparent in today's religion, and the results are the same now as they were then.

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