GREAT OBSTACLES TO FAITH.
The fear of man as withering now as then. "What will the world say?"
often casts a damp on godly resolutions. Men cannot bear the thought of
ridicule, and so lower the standard of religious conduct and conform to
the world. But grace enables the true believer to say, "I will not be
afraid," and he "rejoices that he is counted worthy to suffer shame." A. Roberts, M. A
Obstacles to Faith