Charles Spurgeon on Death

Posted by Miss Antoinette K. | Labels: , | Posted On Friday, December 30, 2011 at 9:00 AM

"Death is no punishment to the believer: it is the gate of endless joy." 
  
~C.H. Spurgeon~



Stephen Charnock on the Heart

Posted by Miss Antoinette K. | Labels: , , | Posted On Thursday, December 29, 2011 at 9:00 AM

"Without the heart it is no worship. It is a stage play. It is an acting of a part without being that person, really. It is playing the hypocrite."

~Stephen Charnock~ 

R. J. Rushdoony on The Oath

Posted by Miss Antoinette K. | Labels: | Posted On Wednesday, December 28, 2011 at 8:39 AM

"An oath of office places a man and the people he governs in covenant with God.  It binds the man and the people.  It is an act of the most serious nature and consequences.  Before it is too late, we had better take it as seriously as God does!"

~R. J. Rushdoony~


Jonathan Edwards on Prayer

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, December 27, 2011 at 8:00 AM


"Many pray with their lips for that for which their hearts have no desire."
Jonathan Edwards


George Swinnock on Regeneration

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, December 26, 2011 at 9:00 AM


“There may be several things which may help to make the life fair in the eyes of men; but nothing will make it amiable in the eyes of God, unless the heart be changed and renewed. All the medicines which can be applied, without the sanctifying work of the Spirit, though they may cover, they can never cure the corruption and diseases of the soul.”
George Swinnock


John Flavel on Riches

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Friday, December 23, 2011 at 8:00 AM

"Where there is no want, there is usually much wantonness."
John Flavel


Stephen Charnock on Regeneration

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Thursday, December 22, 2011 at 8:00 AM

"Adoption gives us the privilege of sons, regeneration the nature of sons."
Stephen Charnock


Richard Sibbes on Providence

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, December 21, 2011 at 8:00 AM

"Providence is the perpetuity and continuance of creation."
Richard Sibbes


Richard Baxter on Perfection

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, December 20, 2011 at 8:00 AM

"This life was not intended to be the place of our perfection, but the preparation for it."
Richard Baxter


William Secker on Obedience

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, December 19, 2011 at 8:00 AM

"It is our bounden duty to live in obedience, but it would prove our utter ruin to live on obedience."
William Secker

Thomas Watson on Temptation

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Friday, December 16, 2011 at 8:00 AM

"The devil tempts, that he may deceive; but God suffers us to be tempted, to try us.  Temptation is a trial of our sincerity."
Thomas Watson


Abraham Wright on Temptation

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Thursday, December 15, 2011 at 8:00 AM


"The cause why our oppressors prevail oft against us is, because we trust too much in our own wits, and lean too much upon our own inventions; opposing subtility to subtility, one evil device to another, matching and maintaining policy by policv, and not committing our cause to God."
Abraham Wright
(1611-1690)

Samuel Rutherford on Temptation

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, December 14, 2011 at 8:00 AM

"To want temptations is the greatest temptation of all."
Samuel Rutherford



John Owen on Temptation

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, December 13, 2011 at 8:00 AM

"Temptations and occasions put nothing into a man, but only draw out what was in him before."
John Owen 


Vavasor Powell on Temptation

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, December 12, 2011 at 9:30 AM

"If thou hast fallen into sin through violent temptations, seek speedily for repentance for it, recovery out of it, and reformation from it."
Vavasor Powell
(1617-1670)

Thomas Adams on Temptation

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On at 8:00 AM

"Satan, like a fisher, baits his hook according to the appetite of the fish."
Thomas Adams


R. J. Rushdoony on Hypocrites

Posted by Miss Antoinette K. | Labels: , | Posted On Friday, December 9, 2011 at 9:00 AM

"We have as many hypocrites in government as we do because so many of us voters are hypocrites.  We are all for reforming everyone except ourselves."
~R. J. Rushdoony~


R. J. Rushdoony on Economy

Posted by Miss Antoinette K. | Labels: , , | Posted On Thursday, December 8, 2011 at 9:00 AM

"To understand therefore what is happening in America's economy, the answer is not to complain about the rising price of farm products but to look at the changing yardstick, money."
~R. J. Rushdoony~


R. J. Rushdoony on Faith

Posted by Miss Antoinette K. | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, December 7, 2011 at 9:00 AM

"When the faith is more than a possession but a fire in our being that possesses us, we are governed by it.  It commands and compels us as nothing else can, because we are in the hands and power of the living God."
~R. J. Rushdoony~


R. J. Rushdoony on Lack of Faith

Posted by Miss Antoinette K. | Labels: , , | Posted On Tuesday, December 6, 2011 at 9:00 AM

"When a civilisation looses its faith, it begins to live, not in terms of responsibilities, and the future, but in terms of the present pleasure." 
~R. J. Rushdoony~


R.J. Rushdoony on Politics and Character

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Monday, December 5, 2011 at 8:00 AM

"Politics cannot produce character: Christianity must. The decline of faith is a decline of character and a decline of character is the forerunner of political decay and collapse. Christianity has an obligation to train a people in the fundamentals of God's grace and law, and to make them active and able champions of true political liberty and order."

R. J. Rushdoony


Charles Spurgeon on Repentance

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Friday, December 2, 2011 at 8:00 AM

"Evangelical repentance is repentance of sin as sin: not of this sin nor of that, but of the whole mass. We repent of the sin of our nature as well as the sin of our practice. We bemoan sin within us and without us. We repent of sin itself as being an insult to God. Anything short of this is a mere surface repentance, and not a repentance which reaches to the bottom of the mischief. Repentance of the evil act, and not of the evil heart, is like men pumping water out of a leaky vessel, but forgetting to stop the leak. Some would dam up the stream, but leave the fountain still flowing; they would remove the eruption from the skin, but leave the disease in the flesh."
C. H. Spurgeon


Thomas Watson on Repentacne

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Thursday, December 1, 2011 at 8:00 AM

"God will not pardom for repentance, nor yet without it."
Thomas Watson


Henry Smith on Repentance

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, November 30, 2011 at 8:00 AM

"The wicked do but weep for their sins past, but the godly purpose to sin no more."
Henry Smith


Samuel Rutherford on Repentacne

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, November 29, 2011 at 8:00 AM

"A repenting man is more angry at his own heart that consenteth to sin than he is at the devil who did tempt him to sin."
Samuel Rutherford


Thomas Fuller on Repentance

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, November 28, 2011 at 8:00 AM

"You cannot repent too soon, because you do not know how soon it may be too late"
Thomas Fuller


John Trapp on God's Patience

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Friday, November 25, 2011 at 8:00 AM

"God's forbearance is no acquittance."
John Trapp


Ralph Cudowrth on Love and Doctrine

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Thursday, November 24, 2011 at 8:00 AM

"Christ came not to possess our brains with some cold opinions, that send down a freezing and benumbing influence into our hearts.  Christ was a master of the life, not of the school; and he is the best Christian whose heart beats with the purest pulse towards heaven, not he whose head spins the finest cobweb."
Ralph Cudworth


George Swinnock on Obedience

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, November 23, 2011 at 8:00 AM

"As the saint is described sometimes by a "clean heart," so also sometimes by "clean hands," because he has both; the holiness of his heart is seen at his fingers' ends."
George Swinnock


William Secker on Sorrow and Affliction

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Tuesday, November 22, 2011 at 8:00 AM

"There are some things good but not pleasant, as sorrow and affliction.   Sin is pleasant, but unprofitable; and sorrow is profitable, but unpleasant.  As waters are purest when they are in motion, so saints are generally holiest when in affliction."
William Secker

Thomas Watson on Sin

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, November 21, 2011 at 8:00 AM

"Sin hath the devil for its father, shame for it companion, death for its wages."
Thomas Watson


Alexis de Tocqueville on Religion and Liberty

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Friday, November 18, 2011 at 8:00 AM


"Religion is no less the companion of liberty in all its battles and its triumphs ; the cradle of its infancy, and the divine source of its claims. The safeguard of morality is religion, and morality is the best security of law as well as the surest pledge of freedom."
Alexis de Tocqueville


Benjamin Franklin on Farming

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Thursday, November 17, 2011 at 8:00 AM


"Finally, there seem to be but three ways for a nation to acquire wealth. The first is by war as the Romans did in plundering their conquered neighbours. This is robbery. The second by commerce which is generally cheating. The third by agriculture the only honest way; wherein man receives a real Increase of the seed thrown into the ground, in a kind of continual miracle wrought by the hand of God in his favour, as a reward for his innocent life, and virtuous industry."
Benjamin Franklin


Thomas Hooker on a Husband's View of His Wife

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , , | Posted On Wednesday, November 16, 2011 at 8:00 AM


"The man whose heart is endeared to the woman he loves, he dreams of her in the night, hath her in his eye and apprehension when he awakes, museth on her as he sits at the table, walks with her when he travels and parlies with her in each place he comes….  she lies in his bosom, and his heart trusts in her, which forceth all to confess that the stream of his affection, like a mighty current, runs with full tide and strength."
Thomas Hooker


William Gouge on Training Children for a Calling

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, November 15, 2011 at 8:00 AM


"The second branch of good nurture is a training up of children unto a good calling. This charge [train up a child in the way that he should go (Prov 22:6)] directly tendeth to this purpose. This duty hath from the beginning of the world been performed by parents, and their performance thereof commended by the Holy Ghost."
William Gouge


John Bunyan on Grace and the Fear of God

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , , | Posted On Monday, November 14, 2011 at 8:00 AM

Though there is not always grace where there is the fear of hell, yet, to be sure, there is no grace where there is no fear of God."
John Bunyan


Nehemiah Rogers on God's Glory

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Friday, November 11, 2011 at 8:00 AM


"His glory is as Himself, eternal, infinite, and so abides in itself, not capable of our addition to it or detraction from it. As the sun, which would shine in its own brightness and glory though all the world were blind, or did wilfully shut their eyes against it, so God will ever be most glorious, let men be ever so obstinate or rebellious. Yea, God will have glory by reprobates, though it be nothing to their ease; and though He be not glorified of them, yet He will glorify Himself in them."
Nehemiah Rogers


Octavius Winslow on Christ's Love for His Church

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , , | Posted On Thursday, November 10, 2011 at 8:00 AM

"Jesus sustains no association to His Church more expressive than that of the marriage relationship. From all eternity He forever betrothed her to Himself. He asked her at the hands of her Father—and the Father gave her to Him. He entered into a covenant that she would be His. The conditions of that covenant were great, but not too great for His love to undertake. They were, that He should assume her nature, discharge her legal obligations, endure her punishment, repair her ruin, and bring her to glory! He undertook all, and He accomplished all, because He loved her! The love of Jesus to His Church is the love of the most tender husband. It is single, constant, affectionate, matchless, wonderful. Jesus sympathizes with her, nourishes her, provides for her, clothes her, watches over, and indulges her with the most intimate and endearing tenderness."
Octavius Winslow


William Gouge on Love for Children

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Wednesday, November 9, 2011 at 8:00 AM


"The Fountain of parents' duties is Love (Titus 2:4).  This is expressly enjoined to them.  Many approved examples are recorded hereof: as Abraham (Gen 22:2), Isaac (Gen 25:28), Rebekah (Gen 25:28), and others.

Great reason there is why this affection should be fast fixed in the hearts of parents towards their children. For great is that pain, pains, cost, and care, which parents must undergo for their children. But if love be in them, no pain, pains, cost or care, will seem too much."
William Gouge

J.C. Ryle on the Bible

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, November 8, 2011 at 11:09 AM

“Be very sure of this,-people never reject the Bible because they cannot understand it. They understand it only too well; they understand that it condemns their own behavior; they understand that it witnesses against their own sins, and summons them to judgment.” 
J.C. Ryle


John Calvin on the Work of the Spirit

Posted by Miss Antoinette K. | Labels: , , | Posted On Monday, November 7, 2011 at 8:00 AM

"The work of the Spirit, then, is joined to the word of God. But a distinction is made, that we may know that the external word is of no avail by itself. unless animated by the power of the Spirit ...All power of action, then, resides in the Spirit himself."
~John Calvin~
(see full quote HERE)


Charles H. Spurgeon on The Spirit and Preaching

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Friday, November 4, 2011 at 8:00 AM


"The power that is in the Gospel does not lie in the eloquence of the preacher, otherwise men would be the converters of souls, nor does it lie in the preacher's learning, otherwise it would consist in the wisdom of men. We might preach until our tongues rotted, till we would exhaust our lungs and die, but never a soul would be converted unless the Holy Spirit be with the Word of God to give it the power to convert the soul."
 Charles H. Spurgeon



Thomas Manton and the Quenching of The Spirit

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Thursday, November 3, 2011 at 8:00 AM


“Fire is quenched by pouring on water or by withdrawing fuel; so the Spirit is quenched by living in sin, which is like pouring water on a fire; or by not improving our gifts and graces, which is like withdrawing fuel from the hearth.”
Thomas Manton


William Gurnall on The Spirit and The Word

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at 8:00 AM


"God is able to interpret His own Word unto thee. Indeed none can enter into the knowledge thereof but he must be beholden unto His Spirit to unlock the door."
William Gurnall


Thomas Watson on The Spirit and Knowledge

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Tuesday, November 1, 2011 at 8:00 AM


"The natural man may have excellent notions in divinity but God must teach us to know the mysteries of the gospel after a spiritual manner. A man may see the figures upon a dial, but he cannot tell how the day goes unless the sun shines; so we may read many truths in the Bible, but we cannot know them savingly, till God by his Spirit shines upon our soul. God teaches not only our ear, but our heart; he not only informs our mind, but inclines our will."
Thomas Watson


Richard Baxter on The Spirit and Study

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, October 31, 2011 at 8:00 AM


"It is not the work of the Spirit to tell you the meaning of Scripture, and give you the knowledge of divinity, without your own study and labour, but to bless that study, and give you knowledge thereby." ………"To reject study on pretence of the sufficiency of the Spirit, is to reject the Scripture itself; for as a man rejecteth his land that refuseth to till it, or rejecteth his meat if he refuse to eat it, though he praise it never so much; so doth he reject the Scripture that refuseth to study it, or to study that which must first be known, or is necessary thereto. Meditation diyesteth the word, which else is cast up again."
Richard Baxter


Samuel Rutherford on Election

Posted by Miss Antoinette K. | Labels: , | Posted On Friday, October 28, 2011 at 8:00 AM

"If so be that free-will were our tutor, and we had our heaven in our own keeping, then we would lose all.  But because we have Christ for our tutor, and He has our heaven in His hand, therefore the covenant it must be perpetual."
~Samuel Rutherford~

David Clarkson on Election

Posted by Miss Antoinette K. | Labels: , | Posted On Thursday, October 27, 2011 at 8:00 AM

"When you are dangerously sick, and the physician tells you unless you take such a course of physic, your case is desperate, do you use to reason thus: If I knew that God had decreed my recovery, I would take that course that is so like to restore me; but till I know that God has decreed my recovery I'll take nothing?  Surely we should think such a reasoner not only sick, but distracted."
 ~ David Clarkson~

Richard Baxter on Election

Posted by Miss Antoinette K. | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, October 26, 2011 at 8:00 AM

"I tell you again, God hath not ordinarily decreed the end without the means; and if you will neglect the means of salvation, it is a certain mark that God hath not decreed you to salvation.  But you shall find that He hath left you no excuse, because He hath not thus predestinated you."
~Richard Baxter~


Richard Sibbes on Election

Posted by Miss Antoinette K. | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, October 25, 2011 at 8:00 AM

"Some are much troubled because they proceed by a false method and order in judging of their estates.  They will begin with election, which is the highest step of the ladder; whereas they should begin from a work of grace wrought within their hearts, from God's calling by His Spirit, and their answer to His call, and so raise themselves upwards to know their election by their answer to God's calling.  "Give all diligence," says Peter, "to make your calling and election sure," your election by your calling.  God descends unto us from election to calling, and so to sanctification; we must ascend to Him beginning where He ends."
~Richard Sibbes~

Joseph Alleine on Election

Posted by Miss Antoinette K. | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, October 24, 2011 at 8:00 AM

"You begin at the wrong end if you first dispute about your election.  Prove your conversion, and then never doubt your election.  If you cannot yet prove it, set upon a present and thorough turning.  Whatever God's purpose be, which are secret, I am sure His promises are plain.  How desperately do rebels argue!  "If I am elected I shall be saved, do what I will.  If not, I shall be damned, do what I can."  Perverse sinner, will you begin where you should end?"
~Joseph Alleine~

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Walter Cradock on Suffering

Posted by Miss Antoinette K. | Labels: , , | Posted On Friday, October 21, 2011 at 8:00 AM

"Take a saint, and put him into any condition, and he knows how to rejoice in the Lord."

~Walter Cradock~

John Knox on God's Will

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Thursday, October 20, 2011 at 9:00 AM


God willingly for causes known to His wisdom alone, permitteth and suffereth things to be done, which afterwards He will most justly punish.
John Knox


James Madison on Government and Virtue

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Wednesday, October 19, 2011 at 9:00 AM

"To suppose that any form of government will secure liberty or happiness without any virtue in the people, is a chimerical idea."
James Madison


John Witherspoon on Democracy

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, October 18, 2011 at 9:00 AM

"Pure democracy cannot subsist long nor be carried far into the departments of state - it is very subject to caprice and the madness of popular rage."
John Witherspoon