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


Charles Spurgeon on the Will

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, October 17, 2011 at 9:00 AM


"God does not violate the human will when he saves men. They are not converted against their will, but their will itself is converted. The Lord has a way of entering the heart, not with a crowbar, like a burglar. But with a master-key, which He gently inserts in the lock, and the bolt flies back, the door opens, and He enters."
C.H. Spurgeon


John Trapp on Joy in Christ

Posted by Miss Antoinette K. | Labels: , , , | Posted On Friday, October 14, 2011 at 8:00 AM

"In our sufferings for Christ there is joy, not so when we suffer for our sins."
~John Trapp~

William Jenkyn on Law

Posted by Miss Antoinette K. | Labels: , | Posted On Thursday, October 13, 2011 at 8:00 AM

"He that does not preserve the law does not observe it."               
~William Jenkyn~

A.W. Pink on Faith

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at 9:00 AM

"So long as we are occupied with any other object than God Himself, there will be neither rest for the heart nor peace for the mind. But when we receive all that enters our lives as from His hand, then, no matter what may be our circumstances or surroundings--whether in a hovel or prison-dungeon, or at a martyr's stake--we shall be enabled to say, " The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places" (Ps. 16:6). But that is the language of faith, not of sight nor of sense."
A.W. Pink


Leonard Ravenhill on God's Word

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, October 11, 2011 at 9:00 AM


‎"Folk may chastise you for taking God’s Word so seriously. God will chastise you if you don’t."
Leonard Ravenhill


Cornelius Van Til on Authority

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, October 10, 2011 at 9:00 AM

"There are those, of course, who deny that they need any form of authority. They are the popular atheists and agnostics. Such men say that they must be shown by 'reason' whatever they are to accept as true. But the great thinkers among non-Christian men have taken no such position. They know that they cannot cover the whole area of reality with their knowledge."
Cornelius Van Til


John Foxe on Persecution and the Church

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Friday, October 7, 2011 at 9:00 AM

"Princes, kings, and other rulers of the world have used all their strength and cunning against the Church, yet it continues to endure and hold its own."
John Foxe



George Whitefield on Preaching

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: | Posted On Thursday, October 6, 2011 at 9:00 AM

"The reason why congregations have been so dead is because they have dead men preaching to them. How can dead men beget living children?"
George Whitefield



Samuel Adams on Rights

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, October 5, 2011 at 9:00 AM

"The rights of the colonists as Christians.....may be best understood by reading and carefully studying the institution of The Great Law Giver and Head of the Christian Church, which are to be found clearly written and promulgated in the New Testament."
Samuel Adams



Thomas Manton on Repentance

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, October 4, 2011 at 9:00 AM

"Whoever delays his repentance does in effect pawn his soul with the devil."
Thomas Manton


J.C. Ryle on Happiness

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, October 3, 2011 at 9:00 AM

‎"Happiness does not depend on outward circumstances, but on the state of the heart."
J.C. Ryle