Jeremiah Burroughs on Worship

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, September 30, 2009 at 4:00 AM

"As the heart is, so will the service be."
Jeremiah Burroughs
(from: Gospel Worship)

John Flavel on Grace

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, September 28, 2009 at 4:00 AM

"As God did not at first choose you because you were high, He will not now forsake you because you are low."
John Flavel
(from: Keeping the Heart)

Samuel Adams on Defending the Constitution

Posted by Andrew K. | Labels: , , | Posted On Friday, September 25, 2009 at 11:38 AM

"The liberties of our country, the freedoms of our civil Constitution are worth defending at all hazards; it is our duty to defend them against all attacks. We have received them as a fair inheritance from our worthy ancestors. They purchased them for us with toil and danger and expense of treasure and blood. It will bring a mark of everlasting infamy on the present generation – enlightened as it is – if we should suffer them to be wrested from us by violence without a struggle, or to be cheated out of them by the artifices of designing men."
Samuel Adams



Thomas Brooks on Sin

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 8:45 AM

“In a strict sense, there is no little sin, because there is no little God to sin against “

Thomas Brooks
(from: Precious Remedies Against Satan's Devices- Italicized words added)

James Madison on the Constitution

Posted by Andrew K. | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, September 23, 2009 at 10:47 AM

“I consider the difference between a system founded on
the legislatures only, and one founded on the people, to be the true difference between a league or treaty and a constitution.”

James Madison, at the Constitutional Convention, 1787




Richard Baxter on Reading

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, September 22, 2009 at 8:43 AM

“Make careful choice of the books which you read: let the holy scriptures ever have the pre-eminence, and, next to them, those solid, lively, heavenly treatises which best expound and apply the scriptures, and next, credible histories, especially of the Church … but take heed of false teachers who would corrupt your understandings.”

Richard Baxter
(Printed in Banner of Truth. Issue 11, June, 1958)

William Cowper - God Moves in a Mysterious Way

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Friday, September 18, 2009 at 1:27 PM

God moves in a mysterious way
His wonders to perform;
He plants His footsteps in the sea
And rides upon the storm.

Deep in unfathomable mines
Of never failing skill
He treasures up His bright designs
And works His sovereign will.

Ye fearful saints, fresh courage take;
The clouds ye so much dread
Are big with mercy and shall break
In blessings on your head.

Judge not the Lord by feeble sense,
But trust Him for His grace;
Behind a frowning providence
He hides a smiling face.

His purposes will ripen fast,
Unfolding every hour;
The bud may have a bitter taste,
But sweet will be the flower.

Blind unbelief is sure to err
And scan His work in vain;
God is His own interpreter,
And He will make it plain.

William Cowper
(from the hymn: God Moves in a Mysterious Way)

Thomas Jefferson on the Government

Posted by Andrew K. | Labels: , | Posted On Thursday, September 17, 2009 at 11:07 AM

"The government is best which governs least."

Thomas Jefferson
 

William Bradford- Mayflower Compact

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: | Posted On Tuesday, September 15, 2009 at 4:00 AM

“…, having undertaken, for the glory of God, and advancement of the Christian faith, and honor of our king and country, a voyage to plant the first colony in the Northern parts of Virginia, do by these presents solemnly and mutually in the presence of God, and one of another, covenant and combine ourselves together into a civil body politic, for our better ordering and preservation and furtherance of the ends aforesaid;..”

William Bradford
(from the Mayflower Compact –Nov, 11, 1620)

Jonathan Edwards on Happiness

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Friday, September 11, 2009 at 4:00 AM

“The happiness of the creature consists in rejoicing in God, by which also God is magnified and exalted”
Jonathan Edwards
(from: A Dissertation Concerning the End for which God Created the World)

Nathan Hale's Last Words

Posted by Andrew K. | Labels: , | Posted On Thursday, September 10, 2009 at 10:56 AM

"I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country."
Nathan Haile
(Last words, before being hanged by the british as a spy on 9/22/1776)

Greg Bahnsen on Faith and Reason

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Wednesday, September 9, 2009 at 4:00 AM

“Faith is not established upon the groundworkings of reason but vice versa

Greg Bahnsen
(from: Presuppositional Apologetics: Stated and Defended, pg 10)

Augustine on the Gospel

Posted by Andrew K. | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, September 8, 2009 at 11:35 AM


"You ought to say plainly that you do not believe the gospel of Christ. For to believe what you please, and not to believe what you please, is to believe yourselves, and not the gospel."
Augustine, Bishop of Hippo
 

Francis Schaeffer on Standards and the State

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Friday, September 4, 2009 at 8:32 AM

“No totalitarian authority nor authoritarian state can tolerate those who have an absolute by which to judge that state and its actions. The Christians had that absolute in God's revelation. Because the Christians had an absolute, universal standard by which to judge not only personal morals but the state, they were counted as enemies of totalitarian Rome and were thrown to the beasts.”

Francis A. Schaeffer
(from: How Should We Then Live?)

George Washington

Posted by Andrew K. | Labels: | Posted On Thursday, September 3, 2009 at 11:32 AM

“…that  it is folly in one nation to look for disinterested favors from another; that it must pay with a portion of its independence for whatever it may accept under that character; that, by such acceptance, it may place itself in the condition of having given equivalents for nominal favors, and yet of being reproached with ingratitude for not giving more. There can be no greater error than to expect or calculate upon real favors from nation to nation. It is an illusion, which experience must cure, which a just pride ought to discard.”
George Washington, 
 Farewell Address, September 19, 1796

Augustine on God's Sovereignty

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, September 2, 2009 at 4:00 AM

"Grant what thou commandest and command what thou wilt."

Augustine, Bishop of Hippo
(from: Confessions)


Thomas Jefferson on the Source of Liberty

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, September 1, 2009 at 12:24 PM

"And can liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are of the gift of God? That they are not to be violated but with His wrath? Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that his justice cannot sleep forever"