Samuel Rutherford on Tyranny

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at 8:00 AM

"Tyranny being a work of Satan, is not from God, because sin, either habitual or actual, is not from God: the power that is, must be from God; the magistrate, as magistrate, is good in nature of office, and the intrinsic end of his office, (Rom. xiii. 4) for he is the minister of God for thy good; and, therefore, a power ethical, politic, or moral, to oppress, is not from God, and is not a power, but a licentious deviation of a power; and is no more from God, but from sinful nature and the old serpent, than a license to sin. God in Christ giveth pardons of sin, but the Pope, not God, giveth dispensations to sin."

Samuel Rutherford
Lex Rex, p.34

Patrick Henry on Liberty

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, January 30, 2012 at 9:00 AM

"Three millions of people, armed in the holy cause of liberty, and in such a country as that which we possess, are invincible by any force which our enemy can send against us.  Beside, sir, we shall not fight our battles alone. There is a just God who presides over the destinies of nations, and who will raise up friends to fight our battles for us."
Patrick Henry

Charles Spurgeon on Teaching

Posted by Miss Antoinette K. | Labels: , | Posted On Friday, January 27, 2012 at 9:00 AM

"Our Lord Jesus differs from all other teachers; they reach the ear, but he instructs the heart; they deal with the outward letter, but he imparts an inward taste for the truth, by which we perceive its savour and spirit."
 ~C.H. Spurgeon~

R. J. Rushdoony on Man

Posted by Miss Antoinette K. | Labels: , | Posted On Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 9:00 AM

"Men apart from Christ tend to be as firm as sand, and as solid as water.  They cannot be depended on.  To trust man is to risk disaster."


~R. J. Rushdoony~


Charles Spurgeon on Farming

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at 8:00 AM

“Moreover, the farmer is in a very special sense made to see his dependence upon God from season to season. He has never done; his labour is never ending, still beginning; and his hopes are never all fulfilled. From the time he sows the seed to the day when he sees the corn in the ear he is every hour dependent upon the Lord for sunshine and shower; and even when the grain is ready for the garner a stretch of rainy weather will take his harvest from him and leave him mourning at the last. He can never count his profits till he has them in his pocket, and hardly then. This manifest, absolute, and daily dependence should help the good farmer to learn the lesson of faith right thoroughly. He must look up, for where else can he look? He must leave his business in the Lord’s hands, for who else can be his helper? Faith which is daily tried, and tried all the day long, has a fair opportunity of becoming unusually strong, and hence our agricultural Christians ought to be the strongest believers in the land. They have not of late been indulged with much temporal prosperity, but our hope is that a succession of adversities may have driven them to set less store by the world, to look more eagerly for the better portion, and to leave all things more believingly in the Lord’s hands. This will be good out of evil beyond all question, and such good we ought to look for. Sharp discipline should by this time have made good soldiers of our yeomanry. If it be so, the failing purse is more than recompensed by the enlarged heart: if our farmers are wiser men through their bad seasons, that will be better than being richer men.”
C. H. Spurgeon
(from: Farm Sermons)

Robert E. Lee on the Will of God

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, January 24, 2012 at 8:00 AM

 “God’s will ought to be our aim, and I am quite content that His designs should be accomplished and not mine.”
Robert E. Lee


Leonard Ravenhill on the Church

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, January 23, 2012 at 8:00 AM


"The church is supposed to do what? To stop corruption? Is the church doing that? No! The world is corrupting the church!"
Leonard Ravenhill


Octavius Winslow on Reliance on Christ

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Friday, January 20, 2012 at 8:00 AM


‎"Oh, be honest and upright with Him! Go to Him first, consult Him first, acknowledge Him in all your ways — before you consult any human guide. May Christ, in all the minute details of your life, have the preeminence. Learn to lay your own desires and thoughts at His feet."
Octavius Winslow


John Flavel on Humility and Pride

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Thursday, January 19, 2012 at 8:00 AM

‎"They that know God will be humble, and they that know themselves, cannot be proud."
John Falvel


Jeremiah Burroughs on Children

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at 8:00 AM


“There is little hope of children who are educated wickedly.  If the dye have been in the wool, it is hard to get it out of the cloth.”
Jeremiah Burroughs


Cotton Mather on Family

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at 8:00 AM


"Before all, and above all, is the knowledge of the Christian religion that parents are to teach their children. The knowledge of other things, be it ever so desirable for them, our children may arrive in eternal happiness without it.  But the knowledge of the godly doctrine of Jesus Christ is a million times more necessary for them."
Cotton Mather


Leonard Ravenhill on the Changing TImes

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: | Posted On Monday, January 16, 2012 at 8:00 AM


"We're living in an unprecedented day (when) evil is no longer evil. We've changed the terminology-- iniquity is now infirmity; wickedness is now weakness; devilry is now deficiency."
Leonard Ravenhill


John Arrowsmith on the Trinity

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Friday, January 13, 2012 at 8:00 AM


"The Trinity is a mystery which my faith embraces as revealed in the Word, but my reason cannot fathom."
John Arrowsmith
(1602-1659)

George Whitefield on Family Discipleship

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Thursday, January 12, 2012 at 8:00 AM


"Would then the present generation have their posterity be true lovers and honorers of God; masters and parents must take Solomon's good advice, and train up and catechize their respective households in the way wherein they should go. I am aware but of one objection, that can, with any show of reason, be urged against what has been advanced; which is, that such a procedure as this will take up too much time, and hinder families too long from their worldly business. But it is much to be questioned, whether persons that start such an objection, are not of the same hypocritical spirit as the traitor Judas, who had indignation against devout Mary, for being so profuse of her ointment, in anointing our blessed Lord, and asked why it might not be sold for two hundred pence, and given to the poor. For has God given us so much time to work for ourselves, and shall we not allow some small pittance of it, morning and evening, to be devoted to his more immediate worship and service? Have not people read, that it is God who gives men power to get wealth, and therefore that the best way to prosper in the world, is to secure his favor? And has not our blessed Lord himself promised, that if we seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, all outward necessaries shall be added unto us?"
George Whitefield


George Swinnock on Parents

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at 8:00 AM

"Some parents, like Eli, bring up their children to bring down their house."
George Swinnock


Ralph Venning on Mercy

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, January 10, 2012 at 8:00 AM

"Take notice not only of the mercies of God, but of God in the mercies.  Mercies are never so savoury as when they savour of a Saviour."
Ralph Venning


Samuel Langdon on the Relationship between God's Word and Freedom

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, January 9, 2012 at 8:00 AM


"I call upon you to preserve the knowledge of God in the land, and to attend to the revelation written to us from heaven.  If you neglect or renounce that religion taught and commanded in the holy scriptures, think no more of freedom, peace, and happiness; the judgments of heaven will pursue you."
Samuel Langdon
(January 12, 1723 – November 29, 1797)

John Wycliffe on the Bible and Governance

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Friday, January 6, 2012 at 8:00 AM


"The Bible is for the government of the people, by the people, and for the people."
John Wycliffe




Thomas Cranmer on Fruit

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Thursday, January 5, 2012 at 8:00 AM


"For as the good fruit is not the cause that the tree is good, but the tree must first be good before it can bring fourth good fruit: so the good deeds of man are not the cause that makes men good, but he is first made good, by the spirit and grace of GOD that effectually works in him, and afterward he brings fourth good fruits."
Thomas Cranmer


Ulrich Zwingli on the Source of Authority

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Wednesday, January 4, 2012 at 8:00 AM


"Whereas the jurisdiction and authority of the secular power is based on the teachings and actions of Christ."
Ulrich Zwingli


Samuel Langdon on Government

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at 8:00 AM


"A government, thus settled on republican principles, required laws; without which it must have degenerated immediately into aristocracy, or absolute monarchy.  But God did not leave a people, wholly unskilled in legislation, to make laws for themselves: he took this important matter wholly into his own hands, and beside the moral laws of the two tables, which directed their conduct as individuals, gave them by Moses a complete code of judicial laws.  They were not numerous indeed, but concise and plain, and easily applicable to almost every controversy which might arise between man and man, and every criminal case which might require the judgment of the court."
Samuel Langdon
(January 12, 1723 – November 29, 1797)

Thomas Brooks on Belonging to God

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, January 2, 2012 at 9:00 AM


"I am His by purchase and I am His by conquest; I am His by donation and I am His by election; I am His by covenant and I am His by marriage; I am wholly His; I am peculiarly His; I am universally His; I am eternally His."
Thomas Brooks