(Charles Spurgeon) "No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it." Hebrews 12:11 I bear my witness that some of the best things I have ever learned from mortal lips--I have learned from bedridden saints! There … Continue reading Bedridden Saints!
(Charles Spurgeon) "He chose us in Him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in His sight. In love He predestined us to be adopted as His sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with His pleasure and will." Ephesians 1:4-5 Whatever may be said about the doctrine of election, it is … Continue reading Shall You Desire To Belong to Another?
(Matthew Henry) "If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness." 1 John 1:8-9 We must beware of deceiving ourselves in denying or excusing our … Continue reading The Religion of Sinners!
“If Christians were well informed and wise they would greatly comfort themselves with the remembrance of God’s omniscience, [Psalm 69:19]. Often it is the chief source of consolation to them. Tholuck: ‘It is one of the most potent consolations that the earthly struggles of the pious are as it were performed on a stage while … Continue reading We Are Being Watched
Because Barack Obama has cursed Israel at the United Nations, America is now under a curse. Friday's stunning betrayal of Israel at the UN Security Council is making headlines all over the planet, but the truth is that what Obama has just done is far more serious than most people would dare to imagine. Over … Continue reading Be Friends With Israel, Or Be Destroyed
(From Spurgeon's autobiography) There was a day, as I took my walks abroad, when I came by a spot forever engraved upon my memory, for there I saw this Friend, my best, my only Friend . . . MURDERED! I stooped down in sad affright, and looked at Him. I saw that His hands had … Continue reading MURDERED!
All the children of God have a cross to carry. They have trials, troubles, and afflictions to go through for the Gospel’s sake. They have trials from the world, trials from the flesh, and trials from the devil. They have trials of feeling from relations and friends – hard words, hard conduct, and hard judgment. … Continue reading You Cannot Reach Paradise Without a Cross
When knowledge only sticks in a man’s head, and has no influence over his heart and life, it becomes a most perilous possession. And when, in addition to this, its possessor is self-conceited and self-satisfied, and imagines he knows everything, the result is one of the worst states of soul into which man can fall. … Continue reading Full of Head-Knowledge