Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots? then may ye also do good, that are accustomed to do evil. (Jer. 13:23)

“Can the Ethiopian change his skin?” Proverbial speeches arguing a very great difficulty, if not an utter impossibility.

Aethiopem abluo ut candidum reddam, said Diogenes, when he reproved an ill man to no purpose; I do but wash a blackamore. Continue reading “Where then is man’s freewill to good?”