John Calvin on Creation

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, April 30, 2012 at 8:00 AM


“The creation is quite like a spacious and splendid house, provided and filled with the most exquisite and the most abundant furnishings. Everything in it tells us of God.”
John Calvin


Augustine on Creation

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Friday, April 27, 2012 at 8:00 AM


 ”He set before your eyes the things that He had made. Can you ask for a louder voice than that?” 
Augustine


Christopher Love on Grace

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Thursday, April 26, 2012 at 8:00 AM


"If the Lord should bring a wicked man to heaven, heaven would be hell to him; for he who loves not grace upon earth will never love it in heaven."
Christopher Love


Richard Sibbes on Sin

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


"Sin is not so sweet in the committing as it is heavy and bitter in the reckoning."
Richard Sibbes


Robert E. Lee on Desires

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


“It is easier to make our wishes conform to our means, than to make our means to conform to our wishes.”
Robert E. Lee


J. C. Ryle on Fearing Man's Opinion

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


“It is terrible to observe the power which the fear of man has over most minds, and especially over the minds of the young. Few seem to have any opinions of their own, or to think for themselves. Like dead fish, they go with the stream and tide. What others think is right, they think is right; and what others call wrong, they call wrong too. There are not many original thinkers in the world. Most men are like sheep, they follow a leader. If it was the fashion of the day to be Roman Catholics, they would be Roman Catholics, if it was to be Islamic, they would be Islamic. They dread the idea of going against the current of the times. In a word, the opinion of the day becomes their religion, their creed, their Bible, and their God.”
J.C. Ryle


R.J. Rushdoony on Work

Posted by Miss Antoinette K. | Labels: , | Posted On Friday, April 20, 2012 at 9:00 AM

"When men worked honestly, they furthered their own welfare, the society they lived in, and God's purposes for their lives.  On the other hand, those who lived in idleness harmed themselves and society." 

~R.J. Rushdoony~

John Owen on Absolutes

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


"Without absolutes revealed from without by God Himself, we are left rudderless in a sea of conflicting ideas about manners, justice and right and wrong, issuing from a multitude of self-opinionated thinkers."
John Owen


A. A. Hodge on Education

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


"I am as sure as I am of the fact of Christ's reign that a comprehensive and centralized system of national education, separated from religion, as is now commonly proposed, will prove the most appalling enginery for the propagation of anti - Christian and atheistic unbelief, and of anti-social, nihilistic ethics, individual, social, and political, which this sin-rent world has ever seen."
A. A. Hodge


J. C. Ryle on Cheap Christianity

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


“There is a common worldly kind of Christianity in this day, which many have and think they have enough—a cheap Christianity which offends nobody and requires no sacrifice, which costs nothing, and is worth nothing.”
J.C. Ryle


B. B. Warfield on Grace and Justification

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

“It belongs to the very essence of the type of Christianity propagated by the Reformation that the believer should feel himself continuously unworthy of the grace by which he lives. At the center of this type of Christianity lies the contrast of sin and grace; and about this center everything else revolves. This is in large part the meaning of the emphasis put in this type of Christianity on justification by faith. It is its conviction that there is nothing in us or done by us, at any stage of our earthly development, because of which we are acceptable to God. We must always be accepted for Christ's sake, or we cannot ever be accepted at all. This is not true of us only "when we believe." It is just as true after we have believed. It will continue to be true as long as we live. Our need of Christ does not cease with our believing; nor does the nature of our relation to Him or to God through Him ever alter, no matter what our attainments in Christian graces or our achievements in Christian behavior may be. It is always on His "blood and righteousness" alone that we can rest. There is never anything that we are or have or do that can take His place, or that can take a place along with Him. We are always unworthy, and all that we have or do of good is always of pure grace. Though blessed with every spiritual blessing in the heavenlies in Christ, we are still in ourselves just "miserable sinners": "miserable sinners" saved by grace to be sure, but "miserable sinners" still, deserving in ourselves nothing but everlasting wrath. That is the attitude which the Reformers took, and that is the attitude which the Protestant world has learned from the Reformers to take, toward the relation of believers to Christ.”
B.B. Warfield


Thomas Jefferson on Government

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


“If we can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people, under the pretence of taking care of them, they must become happy."
 Thomas Jefferson


Isaac Nelson on Bearing Arms

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

“When Government disarmed a people they supplied proof that they were not governors but tyrants.”
Isaac Nelson
(1809-88)
From Belfast Newsletter 9, Apr 1878

Winston Churchill on Taxes

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


"We contend that for a nation to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle."
Winston Churchill


John Owen on Sin

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, April 9, 2012 at 8:42 AM


"Every unmortified sin will certainly do two things: It will weaken the soul and deprive it of its vigor.  It will darken the soul and deprive it of its comfort and peace."
John Owen


Samuel Langdon on National Repentance

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Friday, April 6, 2012 at 8:35 AM


"My brethren, let us repent and implore the divine mercy.  Let us amend our ways and our doings, reform everything that has been provoking the Most High, and thus endeavor to obtain the gracious interpositions of providence for our deliverance."
Samuel Langdon
(1723 –1797)

Robert Lewis Dabney on Success

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


"It is only the atheist who adopts success as the criterion of right."
Robert Lewis Dabney




A.W. Pink on the Sovereignty of God

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


‎"To the one who delights in the sovereignty of God the clouds not only have a 'silver lining' but they are silvern all through, the darkness only serving to offset the light!" 
A.W. Pink



R. J. Rushdoony on Rejoicing in God's Infallibility

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

 "We have the infallible word of the infallible God. Let Christian men rejoice therefore, for our God is Lord of lords, King of kings, the mighty conqueror."
R. J. Rushdoony


Thomas Fuller on Lying

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, April 2, 2012 at 8:00 AM

"It is easy to tell one lie, hard to tell but one lie."
Thomas Fuller