Samuel Adams on God

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, August 31, 2009 at 9:01 AM

“We have explored the temple of royalty, and found that the idol we have bowed down to, has eyes which see not, ears that hear not our prayers, and a heart like the nether millstone. We have this day restored the Sovereign, to whom alone men ought to be obedient. He reigns in Heaven, and with a propitious eye beholds his subjects assuming that freedom of thought, and dignity of self-direction which He bestowed on them. From the rising to the setting sun, may His kingdom come.”
Samuel Adams
(From Speech "American Independence"- on August 1, 1976)


Martin Luther on Universities

Posted by Andrew K. | Labels: , | Posted On Friday, August 28, 2009 at 10:48 AM

“I am much afraid that the universities will prove to be the great gates of hell, unless they diligently labour in explaining the Holy Scriptures, and engraving them in the hearts of youth. I advise no one to place his child where the Scriptures do not reign paramount. Every institution in which men are not unceasingly occupied with the Word of God, must become corrupt.”


Martin Luther
(Quoted in History of the Reformation of the Sixteenth century, Volume 2; pg 102-103 by Jean Henri Merle D 'Aubigne)

A.W. Pink on God's Will

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Thursday, August 27, 2009 at 4:00 AM

“If I really believe that "all things" are for God’s glory and by His invincible and perfect will, then I shall receive submissively, yea, thankfully, whatsoever He ordains and sends me. The language of such an one must be, "It is the Lord: let Him do what seemeth Him good" (1 Sam. 3:18).”

Arthur W. Pink
(from: An Exposition of Hebrews on Heb 2:9-11)

Samuel Adams on People's Minds

Posted by Andrew K. | Labels: , , | Posted On Wednesday, August 26, 2009 at 7:00 AM

"It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds."


Samuel Adams

Richard Sibbes on Praise to God

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , , | Posted On Tuesday, August 25, 2009 at 4:00 AM

“The whole life of a Christian should be nothing but praises and thanks to God; we should neither eat nor sleep, but eat to God and sleep to God and work to God and talk to God, do all to His glory and praise.”

Richard Sibbes

Charles Spurgeon on Predestination

Posted by Andrew K. | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, August 24, 2009 at 1:33 PM

"I believe that nothing happens apart from divine determination and decree. We shall never be able to escape from the doctrine of divine predestination - the doctrine that God has foreordained certain people unto eternal life."

Charles Spurgeon

Jeremiah Burroughs on Contentment

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Saturday, August 22, 2009 at 9:00 AM

“That is his way of contentment, and it is a way that the world has no skill in. I open it thus: not so much by adding to what he would have, or to what he has, not by adding more to his condition; but rather by subtracting from his desires, so as to make his desires and his circumstances even and equal.”
Jeremiah Burroughs
from The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment, pg 45)


John Adams on Facts

Posted by Andrew K. | Labels: , | Posted On Friday, August 21, 2009 at 1:20 PM

"Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence."

John Adams - December 1770


Patrick Henry on the Constitution

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, August 18, 2009 at 10:46 PM

“The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government - lest it come to dominate our lives and interests.”
Patrick Henry









Thomas Watson on God

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Monday, August 17, 2009 at 9:37 AM

"To serve God, to love God, to enjoy God, is the sweetest freedom in the world."

Thomas Watson (1620-1686)








Samuel Bolton on Law and Gospel

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Friday, August 14, 2009 at 8:24 AM

“The law sends us to the Gospel for our justification; The Gospel sends us to the law to frame our way of life”
Samuel Bolton (1606-1654)

Abraham Kuyper

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Wednesday, August 12, 2009 at 8:36 PM

“When principles that run against your deepest convictions begin to win the day, then battle is your calling, and peace has become sin; you must, at the price of dearest peace, lay your convictions bare before friend and enemy, with all the fire of your faith.”
Abraham Kuyper

Alexander Hamilton - Christianity and Government

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Tuesday, August 11, 2009 at 4:35 PM

"I now offer you the outline of the plan they have suggested. Let an association be formed to be denominated 'The Christian Constitutional Society,' its object to be first: The support of the Christian religion. second: The support of the United States."

(In an 1802 letter to co-founder of the Christian Constitution Society James Bayard)

Alexander Hamilton












Robert E. Lee on Failure

Posted by Andrew K. | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, August 10, 2009 at 3:21 PM

"We failed, but in the good providence of God apparent failure often proves a blessing."

General Robert E. Lee


Dr. Martyn Lloyd Jones on Family

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Thursday, August 6, 2009 at 8:47 AM

"Whether we like it or not, a breakdown in home-life will eventually lead to a breakdown everywhere. This is, surely, the most menacing and dangerous aspect of the state of society at this present time. Once the family idea, the family unit, the family life is broken up - once that goes, soon you will have no other allegiance."

( From Life in the Spirit: An Exposition of Ephesians 5:18 - 6:9)

Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

Martin Luther

Posted by Andrew K. | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, August 5, 2009 at 12:31 PM

"My conscience is captive to the word of God. I will not recant anything, for to go against conscience is neither honest nor safe. Here I stand, I can do no other. God help me. Amen."

Martin Luther


John Huss on Truth

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, August 4, 2009 at 8:43 AM

“Faithful Christian, seek the truth, hear the truth, learn the truth, love the truth, speak the truth, adhere to the truth, defend the truth to death; for truth will make you free from sin, the devil, the death of the soul, and finally from eternal death.”

John Huss (1372-1415)

Oliver Cormwell

Posted by Andrew K. | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, August 3, 2009 at 5:39 PM

"A few honest men are better than numbers."

Oliver Cromwell - September 1643