John Owen on Conviction of Sin

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Monday, February 28, 2011 at 8:40 AM

"I do not understand how a man can be a true believer, in whom sin is not the greatest burden, sorrow and trouble."
John Owen

Cornelius Van Til on the Bible,

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Friday, February 25, 2011 at 9:00 AM

"The Bible is thought of as authoritative on everything of which it speaks. Moreover, it speaks of everything. We do not mean that it speaks of football games, of atoms, etc., directly, but we do mean that it speaks of everything either directly or by implication. It tells us not only of the Christ and his work, but it also tells us who God is and where the universe about us has come from. It tells us about theism as well as about Christianity. It gives us a philosophy of history as well as history. Moreover, the information on these subjects is woven into an inextricable whole. It is only if you reject the Bible as the word of God that you can separate the so-called religious and moral instructions of the Bible from what it says, e.g., about the physical universe."


Cornelius Van Til


 

William Jenkyn on Good Works

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Thursday, February 24, 2011 at 9:00 AM

"We are not justifiedby doing good works, but being justified we then do good."
William Jenkyn
 (1613–1685)

Thomas Adams on Humility

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, February 23, 2011 at 9:00 AM

"In spiritual graces let us study to be great, and not to know it."
Thomas Adams

Stephen Charnock on Regeneration

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, February 22, 2011 at 9:00 AM

“It is a universal change of the whole man. It is a new creature, not only a new power, or new faculty: this, as well as creation, extends to every part, understanding, will, conscience, affections, all were corrupted by sin, all are renewed by grace. Grace sets up its ensigns in all parts of the soul, surveys every corner, and triumphs over every lurking enemy; it is as large in renewing, as sin was in defacing.”
Stephen Charnock

J.C. Ryle on the Cross

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, February 21, 2011 at 9:00 AM

"Miserable indeed is that religious teaching which calls itself Christian, and yet contains nothing of the cross. A man who teaches in this way might as well profess to explain the solar system, and yet tell his hearers nothing about the sun."
J.C. Ryle
 

Thomas Brooks on Love

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Friday, February 18, 2011 at 9:00 AM

"A greater hell I would not wish any man, than to live and not love the beloved of God."
Thomas Brooks


R.J Rushdoony on Fearlessness

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Thursday, February 17, 2011 at 9:00 AM

"To be fearless in the Lord does not require us to be great and powerful men, but only to believe in the great and powerful God."
R.J Rushdoony


John Owen on Discipline

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at 9:00 AM

"The nature and end of judgment or sentence must be corrective, not vindictive; for healing, not destruction."
John Owen


Thomas Goodwin on Election

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, February 15, 2011 at 9:00 AM

"Oh despise not election!  therein lies all your hope that there is a remnant who shall infallibly be saved"
Thomas Goodwin


Thomas Watson on Mercy

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, February 14, 2011 at 9:00 AM

"The mercies of God make a sinner proud, but a saint humble."

Thomas Watson

Dietrich Bonhoeffer on Christianity and Discipleship

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Friday, February 11, 2011 at 9:38 AM

"Christianity without discipleship is always Christianity without Christ."
Dietrich Bonhoeffer

John Cotton on Vocation

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Thursday, February 10, 2011 at 9:00 AM

"A true Christian practices his vocation in the light of faith in the teaching of Jesus Christ.  It is God who calls upon Christians to seek out some worldly vocation or work.  Willful unemployment is a vice that reflects a condition of sin.  A warrantable calling that serves God aims at the public good.  A vocation is not a means to one's material self-interest but an opportunity and a vehicle to serve others."
John Cotton

Cornelius Van Til on Christ and Peace

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Wednesday, February 9, 2011 at 1:16 PM

"He [Christ] came to bring peace, to be sure, but the peace that He came to bring must be built upon the complete destruction of the power of darkness." 
Cornelius Van Til

John Owen on Forgiveness

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at 9:00 AM

“Our forgiving of others will not procure forgiveness for ourselves; but our not forgiving others proves that we ourselves are not forgiven.”

John Owen

Thomas Manton on False Doctrine

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

"We should as carefully avoid errors as vices; a blind eye is even worse than a lame foot; yea a blind eye may cause a lame foot."
~Thomas Manton~

Samuel Rutherford on Christ

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Friday, February 4, 2011 at 10:00 AM

"They lose nothing who gain Christ"
Samuel Rutherford

John Flavel on Prayer

Posted by Miss Antoinette K. | Labels: , | Posted On Thursday, February 3, 2011 at 8:00 AM

"That which begins not with prayer, seldom winds up with comfort."
~John Flavel~

Abraham Kuyper on Serving God

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Wednesday, February 2, 2011 at 10:00 AM

"Wherever man may stand, whatever he may do, to whatever he may apply his hand, in agriculture, in commerce and in industry, or his mind, in the world of art, and science, he is, in whatsoever it may be, constantly standing before the face of his God, he is employed in the service of his God, he has strictly to obey his God, and above all, he has to aim at the glory of his God."
Abraham Kuyper


Thomas Watson on Worship and Hearing God's Word

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, February 1, 2011 at 10:00 AM

“Be not only attentive in hearing, but retentive after hearing.”

Thomas Watson