George Whitefield on Truth and Hoiliness

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Thursday, May 27, 2010 at 8:35 AM

"It is an undoubted truth that every doctrine that comes from God, leads to God; and that which doth not tend to promote holiness is not of God."
George Whitefield


Alexis de Tocqueville on Secession

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, May 26, 2010 at 9:00 AM

"The Union was formed by the voluntary agreement of the States; in uniting together they have not forfeited their nationality, nor have they been reduced to the condition of one and the same people. If one of the states chooses to withdraw from the compact, it would be difficult to disapprove its right of doing so, and the Federal Government would have no means of maintaining its claims directly either by force or right."
Alexis de Tocqueville

Charles Spurgeon on the Christian Life

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, May 25, 2010 at 10:39 AM

"My brethren, let me say, be like Christ at all times. Imitate him in "public." Most of us live in some sort of public capacity—many of us are called to work before our fellow-men every day. We are watched; our words are caught; our lives are examined—taken to pieces. The eagle-eyed, argus-eyed world observes everything we do, and sharp critics are upon us. Let us live the life of Christ in public. Let us take care that we exhibit our Master, and not ourselves—so that we can say, "It is no longer I that live, but Christ that lives in me.""
Charles Spurgeon

John Bunyan on Prayer

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, May 24, 2010 at 9:10 AM

"Prayer will make a man cease from sin, or sin will entice a man to cease from prayer."
John Bunyan

Thomas Brooks on Perseverance

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Friday, May 21, 2010 at 9:00 AM

"Your life is short, your duties many, your assistance great, and your reward sure; therefore faint not, hold on and hold up, in ways of well-doing, and heaven shall make amends for all."

Thomas Brooks


James Madison on Interpreting the Constitution

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Thursday, May 20, 2010 at 8:38 AM

"Do not separate text from historical background. If you do, you will have perverted and subverted the Constitution, which can only end in a distorted, bastardized form of illegitimate government."
James Madison

Greg Bahnsen on Faith

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at 9:00 AM

“ ….it’s not a faith that ignores the facts, it’s a faith that governs our understanding of the facts”

Greg Bahnsen
(speaking on Heb 11:17-19 and the faith of Abraham)


Alexis de Tocqueville on Equality and Freedom

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Tuesday, May 18, 2010 at 8:24 AM

"There is in fact a manly and legitimate passion for equality that spurs all men to wish to be strong and esteemed. This passion tends to elevate the lesser to the rank of the greater. But one also finds in the human heart a depraved taste for equality, which impels the weak to want to bring the strong down to their level, and which reduces men to preferring equality in servitude to inequality in freedom.."
Alexis de Tocqueville
 

Samuel Willard on Hope

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, May 17, 2010 at 9:00 AM

"That man is out of reach of harm in this life, who is sure of possessing heaven in the next. This is the portion of every believer."
Samuel Willard


Samuel Rutherford on Children

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Friday, May 14, 2010 at 10:47 AM

"Let your children be as so many flowers, borrowed from God. If the flowers die or wither, thank God for a summer loan of them."
Samuel Rutherford

 

John Owen on Assurance

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Thursday, May 13, 2010 at 9:41 AM

"The Scripture abounds in commands and cautions for our utmost diligence in our search and inquiry as to whether we are made partakers of Christ or not, or whether His Spirit dwells in us or not—which argue both the difficulty of attaining an assured confidence herein, as also the danger of our being mistaken, and yet the certainty of a good issue upon the diligent and regular use of means to that purpose."

John Owen


Richard Sibbes on Affliction

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at 9:00 AM

"Poverty and affliction take away the fuel that feeds pride."

Richard Sibbes


A.W. Tozer on Beliefs

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, May 11, 2010 at 9:00 AM

“Any belief that does not command the one who holds it is not a real belief: it is a pseudo belief only. And it might shock some of us profoundly if we were brought suddenly face to face with our beliefs and forced to test them in the fires of practical living!”

A.W. Tozer
(From: Renewed Day by Day – April 26)

Octavius Winslow on God's Love

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, May 10, 2010 at 10:02 AM

"Oh, it is because we have such shallow views of God’s love that we have such defective views of God’s dealings. We blindly interpret the symbols of His providence, because we so imperfectly read the engraving of His heart."
Octavius Winslow

Patrick Henry on Tyranny

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Friday, May 7, 2010 at 9:15 AM

"It is when a people forget God that tyrants forge their chains."
Patrick Henry



A.W. Tozer on Jesus Christ

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Thursday, May 6, 2010 at 8:13 AM

“The coming of Jesus Christ to the world has been so sentimentalized that it means now something utterly alien to the Bible teaching concerning it. Soft human pity has been substituted for God’s mercy in the minds of millions, a pity that has long ago degenerated into self-pity. The blame for man’s condition has somehow been shifted to God, and Christ’s dying for the world has been twisted into an act of penance on God’s part. In the drama of redemption, man is viewed as Miss Cinderella who has long been oppressed and mistreated, but now through the heroic deeds of the earth’s noblest Son is about to don her radiant apparel and step forth a queen. This is humanism – romantically tinted with Christianity!
A.W. Tozer
(from: Renewed Day by Day – May 5)

James Madison on the Constitution

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, May 5, 2010 at 8:14 AM

"The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the federal government are few and defined. Those which are to remain in the State governments are numerous and indefinite."
James Madison
(Federalist Papers, No. 45, January 26, 1788)

Richard Baxter on Worship

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, May 4, 2010 at 9:00 AM

"Remember the perfections of that God whom you worship, that he is a Spirit, and therefore to be worshipped in spirit and truth; and that he is most great and terrible, and therefore to be worshipped with seriousness and reverence, and not to be dallied with, or served with toys or lifeless lip-service; and that he is most holy, pure, and jealous, and therefore to be purely worshipped; and that he is still present with you, and all things are naked and open to him with whom we have to do. The knowledge of God, and the remembrance of his all-seeing presence, are the most powerful means against hypocrisy."

Richard Baxter


Jonathan Edwards on Sin

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, May 3, 2010 at 8:56 AM

"Sin is naturally exceeding dear to us; to part with it is compared to plucking out our right eyes. Men may refrain from wonted ways of sin for a little while, and may deny their lusts in a partial degree, with less difficulty; but it is heart-rending work, finally to part with all sin, and to give our dearest lusts a bill of divorce, utterly to send them away. But this we must do, if we would follow those that are truly turning to God: yea, we must not only forsake sin, but must, in a sense, forsake all the world, Luke xiv.33 'Whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple.'"

Jonathan Edwards