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False Doctrine Worse Than Division

Category: Church Issues, Quotes

“Divisions and separations are most objectionable in religion. They weaken the cause of true Christianity.- But before we blame people for them, we must be careful that we lay the blame where it is deserved. False doctrine and heresy are even worse than schism. If people separate themselves from teaching which is positively false and [...]

Forty Converts, One Saved

Category: Church Issues, Quotes

“In one heartbreaking incident of modern evangelism, forty converts were contacted as a follow up to their evangelism experience, and only only one person of these forty was found who appeared to be a Christian. So although one lady may have been reached, we must ask ourselves, what were the effects of the encounter on [...]

The Plain-Sense Meaning of “World” in John 3:16

Category: Christianity, Quotes, Scripture

“I cannot tolerate endive or beetroot, but in general terms, I am an earnest veggie-lover. Likewise, though God despises the wicked, He loves humanity—so much that He gave His Son to die for those who would believe.” – Phil Johnson

“For the Glory of My Majesty”

Category: Quotes, Worldliness

“I have always thought that the very best statement of secular humanism is to be found in the Bible, in the Book of Daniel. Nebuchadnezzar was king in Babylon at this time. One day, when he was walking on the roof of his royal palace he looked out over the great capital city of his [...]

“Mine!” – Jesus Christ

Category: Quotes, Sovereignty

There is not a square inch in the whole domain of human existence over which Christ, who is sovereign over all, does not cry: “Mine!” – Abraham Kuyper

20 Resolutions

Category: Christianity, Quotes, Scripture

Justin Taylor writes: In his talk at the Desiring God conference Sinclair Ferguson suggested 20 resolutions from the book of James–given Jonathan-Edwards style–that we need to make if we are to live a God-centered, biblical life: James 1:5 To ask God for wisdom to speak and with a single mind James 1:9-10 To boast only in [...]

A Changeless Lover

Category: General Topics, Quotes

“Not only when thou wast born into the world did Christ love thee, but his delights were with the sons of men before there were any sons of men. Often did he think of them; from everlasting to everlasting he had set his affections upon them. I am sure he would not have loved me [...]

A Dissatisfied Messiah

Category: Grace, Quotes, Sovereignty

“The One on whom we wait is a dissatisfied Messiah. He will not relent, he will not quit, he will not rest until ever promise he has made been fully delivered. He will not turn from his work until every one of his children has been totally transformed. He will continue to fight until the [...]

A God No Longer Supreme

Category: Quotes

How different is the God of the Bible from the God of modern Christendom! The conception of Deity which prevails most widely today, even among those who profess to give heed to the Scriptures, is a miserable caricature, a blasphemous travesty of the Truth. The God of the twentieth century is a helpless, effeminate being [...]

A God of Your Own Making

Category: Bible, Quotes

“If you don’t trust the Bible enough to let it challenge and correct your thinking, how could you ever have a personal relationship with God? In any truly personal relationship, the other person has to be able to contradict you. For example, if a wife is not allowed to contradict her husband, they won’t have [...]

A Personal Relationship With Jesus

Category: Quotes

“Saving faith and Christian discipleship have been reduced to the cliché “a personal relationship with Jesus.” It’s hard to imagine a more disastrous twisting of what it means to be a Christian. Many people (including Judas and Satan) had some kind of “personal relationship” with Jesus during His earthly ministry without submitting to Him as [...]

A Small Minority

Category: Christianity, Quotes

“Some people say, “Why, you are in such a small minority!” Yes, yes; but as a general rule minorities are right. Up until now, the majority has never been on the side of Christ, the majority has never been for God, the majority has never been with the truth.” – Charles Spurgeon

A Soft Breed of Christian

Category: Quotes, Worldliness

Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marvelled; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus. (Acts 4:13) “The contemporary moral climate does not favor a faith as tough and fibrous as that taught by our Lord and [...]

A Spiritually Dead Sinner Makes No Contribution to Salvation

Category: Grace, Quotes, Sovereignty

“Let me say as clearly as possible right now that salvation is by God’s sovereign grace and grace alone. Nothing a lost, degenerate, spiritually dead sinner can do will in any way contribute to salvation. Saving faith, repentance, commitment, and obedience are all divine works, wrought by the Holy Spirit in the heart of everyone [...]

A Vital Reminder

Category: Quotes, Sovereignty

God is in absolute, unconditional, and perfect control of every nation, all the seas, every military operation, every wicked and evil person, every city, town, and village, every circumstance, emergency, crisis, storm, hurricane, tornado, drought, famine, and danger and national and local crisis. He reigns over every single life, even down to the hairs of [...]

A.W. Tozer: We Need Men of God Again

Category: Church Issues, Discernment, Emergent Church, Quotes

The Church at this moment needs men, the right kind of men, bold men. The talk is that we need revival, that we need a new [movement] of the Spirit–and God knows we must have both; but God will not revive mice. He will not fill rabbits with the Holy Ghost. We languish for men [...]

Accepting Christ

Category: Christianity, Quotes

“The formula ‘Accept Christ’ has become a panacea of universal application, and I believe it has been fatal to many… The trouble is that the whole ‘Accept Christ’ attitude is likely to be wrong. It shows Christ [appealing] to us rather than us to Him. It makes Him stand hat-in-hand awaiting our verdict on Him, [...]

Adjust Our Presentation

Category: Church Issues, Quotes

“We need to adjust our presentation of the gospel. We cannot dismiss the fact that God hates sin and punishes sinners with eternal torment. How can we begin a gospel presentation by telling people on their way to hell that God has a wonderful plan for their lives?” It is true that God has a [...]

Advocates of Compromise

Category: Charismania, Church Issues, Discernment, Emergent Church, Purpose Driven, Quotes, Sinner Sensitive, Word Faith

Any evangelism which by appeal to common interests and chatter about current events seeks to establish a common ground where the sinner can feel at home is as false as the altars of Baal ever were… One of the most popular current errors, and… being carried on in evangelical circles these days, is the notion [...]

Alive to the Voice of God

Category: Quotes

I have calmed and quieted my soul. (Psalm 131:2) “People today are afraid to be alone. This fear is a dominant mark of our society. Many now ceaselessly sit in the cinema or read novels about other people’s lives or watch dramas. Why? Simply to avoid having to face their own existence. . . . [...]

All Sanctified Believers Can Discern Spiritual Things

Category: Grace, Quotes

All sanctified believers have an ability and power in the renewed mind and understanding, to see, know, discern, and receive spiritual things… the mysteries of the gospel, the mind of Christ–in a due and spiritual manner. It is true, they have not all of them this power and ability in the same degree but every [...]

Already Chosen

Category: Calvinism, Quotes

“In regeneration, man is neither worker nor coworker; he is merely wrought upon; and the only Worker in this matter is God. And, for this very reason, because God is the sole Worker in regeneration, it must be thoroughly understood that His work does not begin only with regeneration. No; while the sinner is still [...]

Applying the Ascension of Christ

Category: Christianity, Quotes

“Thus, since He has gone up there, and is in heaven for us, let us note that we need not fear to be in this world. It is true that we are subject to so much misery that our condition is pitiable, but at that we need neither be astonished nor confine our attention to [...]

Are the Planets of Your Passions In Proper Orbit?

Category: Quotes

“God has not called us to win elections, but to win souls and hearts and minds; he has not called us to control Congress, but to preach the gospel; he has not called us to be safe, but to tell the truth. He has not called us to avoid conflict, but to love everyone (1 [...]

Are We Building the Tombs of the Prophets?

Category: Christianity, Quotes

“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you build the tombs of the prophets and decorate the monuments of the righteous, saying, ‘If we had lived in the days of our fathers, we would not have taken part with them in shedding the blood of the prophets.’” – Matthew 23:29-30, ESV Someone once said [...]

Are You Care-Free?

Category: Christianity, Quotes

“…all day long, at the moment you become aware of burdensome cares, cast them upon the Lord, who cares for you. Where there is worry and anxiety; there is the pride of self-reliance. The humble man, though he may be responsible for many things, is free of care–he is care-free. His life is characterized by [...]

As a Journey Toward Heaven

Category: Quotes

The enjoyment of God is the only happiness with which our souls can be satisfied. To go to heaven, fully to enjoy God, is infinitely better than the most pleasant accommodations here. Fathers and mothers, husbands, wives, or children, or the company of earthly friends, are but shadows; but God is the substance. These are [...]

Assurance in God’s Word Not Feelings

Category: Christianity, Quotes

“I suppose many do not understand themselves, when they say they want assurance; for what better assurance would you have than the word of God? If you have his word, and take his word, you need no better assurance. “And though the assurance of sense be the sweetest, yet the assurance of faith is the [...]

Athanasius contra mortem

Category: Quotes

Death has become like a tyrant who has been completely conquered by the legitimate monarch; bound hand and foot as he now is, the passers-by jeer at him, hitting him and abusing him, no longer afraid of his cruelty and rage, because of the king who has conquered him. Continue Reading

Atheism, Too Simple

Category: Atheism, Quotes

“My argument against God was that the universe seemed so cruel and unjust. But how had I got this idea of just and unjust? A man does not call a line crooked unless he has some idea of a straight line. What was I comparing this universe with when I called it unjust? If the [...]

Atheism: Cloaking Iniquity

Category: Atheism, Quotes, Sin

“Behind the doubt of the existence of God, many men shield themselves, and permit themselves to indulge in iniquities of which they might be ashamed if they did not make a cloak of their atheism.” – Charles Spurgeon

Bad Doctrine Is Tolerable

Category: Quotes, Sermons

“Bad doctrine is tolerable; a long sermon most certainly is not. The timing of the benediction is of far more concern to the average churchgoer than the content of the sermon. Sunday dinner and the feeding of our mouths takes precedence over Sunday school and the nourishment of our souls . Long-windeness has become a [...]

Bad Hermeneutics – John MacArthur

Category: Quotes

Baptizing the Masses with a Watered-down Gospel

Category: Church Issues, Discernment, Quotes, Sinner Sensitive

“When a sinner wanders into the church and sits through skits, mimes, interpretive dances, and the like, and yet never hears a clear, convicting message about his dangerous and tenuous spiritual situation– that he is a depraved sinner headed for an eternal fire because he is a daily offense to a holy God– how can [...]

Be Completely Obedient to the Word of God

Category: Quotes

“To be entirely safe from the devil’s snares the man of God must be completely obedient to the Word of the Lord. The driver on the highway is safe, not when he reads the signs but when he obeys them.” – A.W. Tozer HT: Christian Research Net

Because He Loves Us

Category: Christianity, Quotes, Sin

“The Christian does not think God will love us because we are good, but that God will make us good because He loves us.” – C.S. Lewis

Because of Sovereign Grace

Category: Grace, Quotes, Sovereignty

God is love.  His mercy is over all His works.  He manifests His love to all.  But the highest expression of His love is manifest to those who He lovingly draws to Himself by sheer grace.  Therefore to those of us who believe, God’s love is a uniquely precious reality, albeit an unfathomable one.  There [...]

Beholding the Glory of Christ

Category: Christianity, Quotes

“It is by beholding the glory of Christ by faith that we are spiritually edified and built up in this world, for as we behold his glory, the life and power of faith grow stronger and stronger. It is by faith that we grow to love Christ. So if we desire strong faith and powerful [...]

Being Led to the Scriptures

Category: Bible, Quotes

Martin Luther, HT: Reformed Voices | “The writings of all the holy fathers should be read only for a time, in order that through them we may be led to the Holy Scriptures. As it is, however, we read them only to be absorbed in them and never come to the Scriptures. We are like [...]

Believing Difficult Doctrines

Category: Quotes

“Rise above the babyhood which cannot believe two doctrines until it sees the connecting link. Have you not two eyes, man? Must you needs put one of them out in order to see clearly?” “We are never prepared for the sake of one truth to deny another, and we do as heartily believe in free [...]

Below Standard!

Category: Church Issues, Quotes

Evangelical Christianity is now tragically below the New Testament standard. Worldliness is an accepted part of our way of life. Our religious mood is social instead of spiritual. We have lost the art of worship. We are not producing saints. Our models are successful businessmen, celebrated athletes and theatrical personalities. We carry on our religious [...]

Bible Commentaries, Why Bother?

Category: Quotes, Teaching

In order to be able to expound the Scriptures, and as an aid to your studied, you will need to be familiar with the commentators: a glorious army, let me tell you, whose acquaintance will be your delight and profit. Of course, you are not such wiseacres as to think or say that you can [...]

By Grace Through Faith

Category: Grace, Quotes

“By grace are ye saved, through faith” (Ephesians 2:8 ). THINK IT WELL to turn a little to one side that I may ask my reader to observe adoringly the fountain-head of our salvation, which is the grace of God. “By grace are ye saved.” Because God is gracious, therefore sinful men are forgiven, converted, [...]

Calvinism is the Natural Theology Written on the Heart of the New Man

Category: Calvinism, Quotes

Below is a quote from J.I. Packer from his introduction to The Death of Death in the Death of Christ. I appreciate Packer’s boldness and clarity here. I am quoting from the recent book, In My Place Condemned He Stood, pp. 123-124. “Now the real nature of Calvinistic soteriology becomes plain. It is no artificial [...]

Can Such An Easy Religion Save You?

Category: Quotes

“Tell me, you vain professor, when did you shed a tear for the deadness, hardness, unbelief, or earthliness of your heart? Do you think that such an easy religion can save you? If so, we may invert Christ’s words and say, ‘Wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to life, and [...]

Changing Society

Category: Evangelism, Quotes

John Stott | “Evangelism is the major instrument of social change. For the gospel changes people, and changed people can change society.”

Charles Spurgeon on “Free-Will”

Category: Grace, Quotes

Human responsibility we may (and certainly should) believe in. But “free-will” is simply ridiculous. The will is well known by all to be directed by the understanding, to be moved by motives, to be guided by other parts of the soul, and to be a secondary thing. It follows…it does not lead. Philosophy and religion [...]

Charles Spurgeon on Arminianism

Category: Calvinism, Grace, Quotes, Sovereignty

“I believe that very much of current Arminianism is simply ignorance of gospel doctrine; and if people began to study their Bibles, and to take the Word of God as they find it, they must inevitably, if believers, rise up to rejoice in the doctrines of grace.” – Charles Spurgeon

Charles Spurgeon on Regeneration

Category: Christianity, Quotes

“A man who is really saved by grace does not need to be told that he is under solemn obligations to serve Christ. The new life within him tells him that. Instead of regarding it as a burden, he gladly surrenders himself–body, soul, and spirit–to the Lord who has redeemed him, reckoning this to be [...]

Charles Spurgeon on the Mass

Category: Quotes, Roman Catholicism

And by that will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. (Hebrews 10:10) What, then, will we say of those who come forward and pretend that they perpetually present the body of Christ in the unbloody sacrifice of the mass? We say that no profane jest [...]

Christ is All

Category: Christianity, Quotes

“But alas, how little fit for heaven are many who talk of going to heaven, when they die, while they manifestly have no saving faith and no real acquaintance with Christ. You give Christ no honor here. You have no communion with Him. You do not love Him. Alas, what could you do in heaven? [...]

Christian Persecution Under Nero

Category: Persecution, Quotes

“To kill the rumours, Nero charged and tortured some people hated for their evil practices – the group popularly known as ‘Christians’. The founder of this sect, Christ, had been put to death by the governor of Judea, Pontius Pilate, when Tiberius was Emperor. Their deadly superstition had been suppressed temporarily, but was beginning to [...]

Church Boring? Entertainment Is Not The Answer

Category: Church Issues, Quotes

Source: Old Truth If people find worship boring and irrelevant, it can only mean they have no sense of the presence of God in it. When we study the action of worship in Scripture and the testimony of church history, we discover a variety of human responses to the sense of the presence of God. [...]

Cleansed From All Sin

Category: Christianity, Quotes

In Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near through the blood of Christ. – Eph 2:13 It is a great truth which lies at the foundation of the gospel system, that the blood of Jesus Christ, God’s dear Son, cleanses us from all sin. When a man is washed with [...]

Closing Thoughts – American Idol

Category: Quotes

Joshua Harris, Pastor at Covenant Life Church, ends his latest post on American Idol and Shout to the Lord with this section called, Closing Thoughts. “So far, my two posts about the song have been more humorous than serious. I wasn’t outraged when they edited the lyrics. I was surprised when they did the song [...]

Completely Free

Category: Quotes

“Because of the gospel’s power, you can be completely free of all condemnation. Not mostly free; completely free. Don’t buy the lie that cultivating condemnation and wallowing in your shame is somehow pleasing to God, or that a constant, low-grade guilt will somehow promote holiness and spiritual maturity. It’s just the opposite! God is glorified [...]

Conditional Promises of God and Man’s Impotence

Category: Calvinism, Grace, Quotes

The second class of objections is akin to the former. They allege the promises in which the Lord makes a paction with our will. Such are the following: “Seek good, and not evil, that ye may live,” (Amos 5: 14.) “If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land: but [...]

Confess or Profess?

Category: Christianity, Quotes

“True, those who confess Christ, shall be confessed by him; and it is as true, that this confession is equivalent to a promise of salvation. But you must know, that professing Christ, is not confessing him: for to profess Christ is one thing—to confess Christ is another. Confession is a living testimony for Christ, in [...]

Contradictions? How Dare You!

Category: Quotes

How dare you, because God reveals to you two things, which two things you cannot make square with one another—how dare you charge either the one or the other with being false? If I believe God, I am not only to believe what I can understand, but what I cannot understand; and if there were [...]

Conviction of the Spirit, Accusations of the Devil

Category: Quotes, Sin

“…the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb…” (Revelation 12:10-11) You ask, “What is the voice of the convicting Spirit? And, what is the voice of the accusing devil?” But, didn’t Jesus say, “The Spirit of [...]

Correction: What’s Harder To See?

Category: Christian Living, Quotes

“It is easier to see what one should correct in others than to see what ought to be corrected in oneself.” – Augustine, Commentary on Galatians, pg. 145

Could a Mariner Sit Idle?

Category: Evangelism, Quotes

Could a mariner sit idle if he heard the drowning cry? Could a doctor sit in comfort and just let his patients die? Could a fireman sit idle, let men burn and give no hand? Can you sit at ease in Zion with the world around you DAMNED? – Leonard Ravenhill

Count Everything As Loss

Category: Quotes

John Bunyan, Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners, 1.85 | While I was thus afflicted with the fears of my own damnation, there were two things would make me wonder; the one was, when I saw old people hunting after the things of this life, as if they should live here always: the other [...]

Counterfeit Love

Category: Quotes

Jonathan Edwards, The Religious Affections | “Persons may seem to have love to God and Christ, yea, to have very strong and violent affections of this nature, and yet have no grace. For this was evidently the case with many graceless Jews, such as cried Jesus up so high, following him day and night, without [...]

Cursed Be That Love & Unity

Category: Church Issues, Emergent Church, Purpose Driven, Quotes

“Just as in the days of the Apostles, so at this day we are forced to hear from certain denominations that we (by our obstinacy to adhere to the truth) do offend against love and unity in the churches, because we reject their doctrine. It would be better (they say) that we should let it [...]

Dare I Cast Off the Fear of the Almighty For the Frowns of a Man

Category: Quotes

Urge upon your heart the express prohibitions of Christ in this case, and let your heart stand in awe of the violation of them. He hath charged you not to fear: “When we shall hear of wars and commotions, see that ye be not terrified.” “In nothing be terrified by your adversaries.” In Matthew, 10th, [...]

Dead Preachers, Dead Congregations

Category: Quotes

After visiting New England, George Whitefield wrote, “I am greatly persuaded that the generality of preachers talk of an unknown, unfelt Christ. And the reason why congregations have been so dead is because dead men preach to them.”

Dealing with Controversy

Category: Quotes

Richard Baxter, A Christian Directory | Plunge not yourselves too soon into controversies: For (1) It will be exceedingly to your loss, by diverting your souls from greater and more necessary things: you may get more increase of holiness, and spend your time more pleasingly to God, by drinking in deeper the substantials of religion, [...]

Death of a Church

Category: Church Issues, Compromise, Quotes, Sin, Worldliness

“Death (of a Church) occurs when unbelievers are allowed to take over ministries in the church. It happens when a church becomes more concerned with form and liturgy than it is with life on a spiritual level. Death occurs when a church becomes more concerned about welfare and social ills than it is about salvation. [...]

Decisional Regeneration & Modern Evangelism

Category: Church Issues, Quotes

In a booklet, which is much circulated in student evangelism, lays down ‘Three simple steps’ to becoming a Christian: first, personal acknowledgment of sin, and second, personal belief in Christ’s substitutionary work. These two are described as preliminary, but ‘the third so final that to take it will make me a Christian. …I must come [...]

Divine Grace

Category: Grace, Quotes

“By its very definition grace, as it is worked out in our salvation, is in direct opposition to all works and worthiness. We discover from this that those who seek to join grace and works together are terribly deceived. They may make high claims concerning their own holiness of life. However, it is clear from [...]

Do Not Rely On Your Pious Duties

Category: Quotes

“It was the saying of a precious saint that he was more afraid of his duties than of his sins; for his duties often made him proud, but his sins always made him humble. It was good counsel Luther gave, ‘We must take heed not only of our sins, but of our good works.’ Duties [...]

Do You Care What Christ Thinks of the Church?

Category: Church Issues, Quotes

Sam Storms commenting on Jesus walking among the seven lamp stands (Revelation 2:1): He is present in and among his people. He guards and protects and preserves the church. He is never, ever absent! No service is conducted at which he fails to show up. No meal is served for which he does not sit [...]

Do You Really Use Your Bible As Much As You Ought?

Category: Bible, Quotes

You live in a world where your soul is in constant danger. Enemies are round you on every side. Your own heart is deceitful. Bad examples are numerous. Satan is always laboring to lead you astray. Above all false doctrine and false teachers of every kind abound. This is your great danger. To be safe [...]

Does God Love Me?

Category: Christianity, Quotes

The question “Do I love God?” is often overshadowed by a bigger question—“Does God love me?” This personal doubt of God’s love has haunted Christians for centuries and remains a common question today. Over a century ago a woman posed the same question to pastor Charles Haddon Spurgeon.

Does Might Make Right?

Category: Quotes

R.C. Sproul, The Consequences of Ideas | “Without an absolute ethical norm, morality is reduced to mere preference and the world is a jungle where might makes right.”

Does the Tail Wag the Dog?

Category: Quotes

“For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he…” (Proverbs 23:7) “Does the will stand apart from the other great faculties or powers of the soul…as almost “a man within a man”, who can reverse the man himself, and fly against the nature of the man, and split him into pieces, like a glass [...]

Don’t Fail Christ by Thinking Things YOU Do Can Keep You From Failing Him

Category: Quotes

Judas betrayed Jesus; Peter denied knowing him; the remaining disciples deserted in fear. All this immediately after eating communion and singing hymns. – Sam Crabtree (HT: Abraham Piper)

Don’t Flatter Yourself With Vain Dreams

Category: Quotes

All wicked men’s pains and contrivance which they use to escape hell, while they continue to reject Christ, and so remain wicked men, do not secure them from hell one moment. Almost every natural man that hears of hell, flatters himself that he shall escape it; he depends upon himself for his own security; he [...]

Dry Doctrine

Category: Quotes

Then the LORD rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the LORD out of heaven; And he overthrew those cities, and all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground. (Genesis 19:24-25) Jesus said that Judgment Day is going to be more bearable for [...]

Dry-eyed Faith

Category: Quotes

“When they begin to live to Christ they begin to mourn. Every child of God is born again with a tear in his eye. Dry-eyed faith is not the faith of God’s elect. He who rejoices in Christ at the same time mourns for sin. Repentance is joined to faith by loving bands, as the [...]

Everlasting Arms

Category: Grace, Quotes

“God-the eternal God-is himself our support at all times, and especially when we are sinking in deep trouble. There are seasons when the Christian sinks very low in humiliation. Under a deep sense of his great sinfulness, he is humbled before God till he scarcely knows how to pray, because he appears, in his own [...]

Exposed by the Cross

Category: Grace, Quotes, Sin

“The deeper I go into the gospel, the more I comprehend and confess aloud the depth of my sinfulness. A gruesome death like the one that Christ endured for me would only be required for one who is exceedingly sinful and unable to appease a holy God. Consequently, whenever I consider the necessity and manner [...]

Faith Lives In A Broken Heart

Category: Christianity, Faith, Quotes

“Faith lives in a broken heart. ‘He cried out with tears, Lord, I believe.’ True faith is always in a heart bruised for sin. They, therefore, whose hearts were never touched for sin, have no faith. If a physician should tell us there was a herb that would help us against all infections, but it [...]

Faith: The Cause or Consequence?

Category: Quotes, Regeneration

“Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has been born of God.” (1 John 5:1) “The combination of present tense (believes) and perfect tense [has been born] is important. It shows clearly that believing is the consequence, not the cause, of the new birth. Our present, continuing activity of believing is the result, and [...]

Feed On The Word Yourselves!

Category: Christianity, Quotes, Scripture

“Dear friends, beware of reading the Bible for other people. Get your own text—your own morsel of marrow and fatness—out of Scripture; and do not be satisfied to be sermon-making or lesson-making for your class in the Sunday-school. Feed on the word yourselves, or else your own vineyards will not be kept. – Charles Spurgeon

Finish With Yourself

Category: Faith, Quotes

From the book, Spiritual Depression, by Martin Lloyd-Jones Would you like to be rid of this spiritual depression? The first thing you have to do is to say farewell now once and forever to your past. Realize that it has been covered and blotted out in Christ. Never look back at your sins again. Say: [...]

Focus on Christ Not Spirituality

Category: Christianity, Quotes

From the New Testament’s point of view, those who have almost forgotten about their own spirituality because their focus is so exclusively on their union with Jesus Christ and what He has accomplished are those who are growing and exhibiting fruitfulness. Historically speaking, whenever the piety of a particular group is focused on OUR spirituality [...]

For Harmony’s Sake

Category: Quotes

“We must not take our cues from people who are perfectly happy to compromise the truth wherever possible “for harmony’s sake.” Friendly dialogue may sound affable and pleasant. But neither Christ nor the apostles ever confronted serious, soul-destroying error by building collegial relationships with false teachers.” – John MacArthur, “The Truth War”

For He Left Us, & Behold, He Is Here

Category: Quotes

“If physical objects please you, praise God for them, but turn back your love to their Creator, lest, in those things which please you, you displease him. If souls please you, let them be loved in God; for in themselves they are mutable, but in him firmly established — without him they would simply cease [...]

Four Ways to Miss Heaven, by John MacArthur

Category: Quotes, Sermons, Teaching

“It’s shocking to think that a change in the weather has more effect on some people’s lives than the dread alternative of heaven or hell.” – Charles Spurgeon

Freedom of the Will

Category: Calvinism, Quotes, Teaching

This is an excerpt from Jonathan Edwards’ Freedom of the Will and this was the start of my understanding the absurdity of the will being truly free. This takes a little time to understand and read through but Edwards does a great job in taking apart the Arminian view of the will through logic. I [...]

Genuine Worship

Category: Quotes, Worship

“An attitude of worship comes upon us when we begin to see God as he is and then respond to his presence. Even in heaven the seraphim who behold God’s glory cry out, “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts, the whole earth is full of his glory” (Is. 6:3). When the disciples saw [...]

Get Much Hatred of Sin, by Thomas Vincent

Category: Christianity, Quotes, Sin

“Would you have much love to Christ? Then get much hatred of sin! And accordingly watch, pray, strive, and fight against sin as the worst of evils, and as that which so much displeases your Lord. Bewail, the sins that slip into your daily routine and labor that your sins of infirmity may be less [...]

Give Me the Cross of Christ

Category: Quotes

JC Ryle (cited by CH Spurgeon, My Sermon Notes, p259) “The cross is the strength of a minister. I, for one, would not be without it for the world. I should feel like a soldier without weapons, like an artist without his pencil, like a pilot without his compass, like a labourer without his tools. [...]

God Expects Your Surrender

Category: Quotes

You know in daily life what absolute surrender is. You know that everything has to be given up to its special, definite object and service. I have a pen in my pocket, and that pen is absolutely surrendered to the one work of writing. That pen must be absolutely surrendered to my hand if I [...]

God Hates Pride

Category: Pride, Quotes

John Calvin | “God is so far from being pleased either with those who are ambitious of popular praise, or with hearts full of pride and presumption, that he plainly tells ‘they have their reward’ in this world, and that (repentant) harlots and publicans are nearer to the kingdom of heaven than such persons.”

God Is Here!

Category: Quotes

“If God is present at every point in space, if we cannot go where He is not, cannot even conceive of a place where He is not, why then has not that Presence become the one universally celebrated fact of the world? The patriarch Jacob, ‘in the waste howling wilderness’ (Deut. 32:10), gave the answer [...]

God on His Throne

Category: Quotes, Sovereignty

“There is no attribute of God more comforting to his children than the doctrine of Divine Sovereignty. Under the most adverse circumstances, in the most severe troubles, they believe that Sovereignty hath ordained their afflictions, that Sovereignty overrules them, and that Sovereignty will sanctify them all. There is nothing for which the children of God [...]

God Ordains the Means

Category: Evangelism, Quotes, Sovereignty

. . . divine sovereignty does not stand against evangelism—because God ordains not only the ends but also the means. He predestines some to be saved and commands us to preach to that end. If we do not preach and teach the gospel, then none will be saved. But God has ordained that some will [...]