What makes you doubt your salvation? Many will say, “When I sin I doubt my salvation.” “When I sin there is the worst grief that comes in my heart. I have a heavy grief that I have grieved my Father and that I have grieved the Holy Spirit. But listen to me, my salvation does […]Read More Believer, What Happens When You Sin?
(Horatius Bonar, “Follow the Lamb” 1861) “They are more desirable than gold–yes, than much fine gold! Sweeter also than honey and the drippings of the honeycomb. Moreover, by them Your servant is warned. In keeping them there is great reward!” Psalm 19:10-11 The Christian has discovered one book truer and more precious than all the […]Read More Be Aware of What You Read
“We need not waste our time in finding out the immediate causes of death. The will of God is cause enough. Nor is it difficult for him to bring it to pass. He ‘turns man to destruction’ by a word, (Ps. 90:3). He says, ‘I kill and I make alive,’ (Deut. 32:39. The righteous would […]Read More When Someone Dies…
(Christopher Love, “Hell’s Terror!” 1618-1651) “Every living thing that moved on the earth perished–birds, livestock, wild animals, all the creatures that swarm over the earth, and all mankind!” Genesis7:21 “Then the Lord rained down fire and burning sulfur from the sky on Sodom and Gomorrah. He utterly destroyed them, along with the other cities and […]Read More Food For Poor Devils and Deprecate Worms
When good and bad men suffer alike, they are not, for that reason indistinguishable because what they suffer is similar. The sufferers are different even though the sufferings are the same trials; though what they endure is the same, their virtue and vice are different. For, in the same fire, gold gleams and straw smokes; […]Read More Augustine – Suffering for the Righteous and the Unrighteous
John Wycliffe was the first to translate the complete Bible into the English language in the 1380’s. John Wycliffe wrote the following: Holy Scripture is the preeminent authority for every Christian, and the rule of faith. Forasmuch as the Bible contains all that is necessary for salvation–it is necessary for all men, not for priests […]Read More John Wycliffe…The Child of the Devil!
“He who would have religion without theology would build a house without a foundation. The nature of God is the sole, solid ground on which to base our hopes for eternity, or our systems of morality. Let us not curiously pry into the inscrutable things of God. They are high as heaven, what can we […]Read More Religion Without Theology
(“Every Day!” Author unknown, 1872) “You shall call His name Jesus–for He shall save His people from their sins!” Matthew 1:21 Jesus! Precious name, how sweet it is! How well it befits Him who bears it–and how glorious is the salvation which He accomplishes! Misery is the natural consequence of sin. Everything that God enjoins […]Read More Sanctifying Grace
“How God can be just and yet justify the ungodly, how he can condemn sin and yet let the sinner go free, how he can declare and manifest his awful righteousness, and yet be righteous in bestowing life on the guilty, how he can magnify the law and make it honorable, while yet its penalty […]Read More Both Just and Justifier
(Thomas Sherman, “Divine Breathings; Or, a Pious Soul Thirsting after Christ”) “There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen, and lived in luxury every day.” Luke 16:19 How apt are many at the sight of a rich worldling–to envy him for what he has. But, for my part, I rather […]Read More If this is happiness–then give me misery!