Joseph Hall on Faith

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 6:42 AM

"How shall I depend on Him for raising my body from the dust; and saving my soul at last; if I distrust Him for a crust of bread, towards my preservation."
Joseph Hall


Thomas Brooks on God's Love

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 7:52 AM


"The only ground of God's love is His love. The ground of God's love is only and wholly in Himself.  There is neither portion nor proportion in us to draw His love. There is no love nor loveliness in us that should cause a beam of His love to shine upon us."
Thomas Brooks


Greg Bahnsen on Civil Magistrates and Their Standards

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 6:48 AM


"The civil magistrate cannot function without some ethical guidance, without some standard of good and evil. If that standard is not to be the revealed law of God (which, we must note, was addressed specifically to perennial problems in political morality), then what will it be? In some form or expression it will have to be the law of man (or men)-the standard of self-law or autonomy. And when autonomous laws come to govern a commonwealth, the sword is certainly wielded in vain, for it represents simply the brute force of some men's will against the will of other men. "Justice" then indeed becomes a verbal cloak for whatever serves the interests of the strongmen in society (whether their strength be that of physical might or of media manipulation)."
Greg Bahnsen


William Secker on Conversion

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, February 25, 2013 at 7:00 AM

"When the wheels of a clock move within, the hands on the dial will move without.  When the heart of a man is sound in conversion, then the life will be fair in profession."
William Secker


Samuel Rutherford on Satan

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Friday, February 22, 2013 at 7:00 AM

"Satan is only God's master fencer to teach us to use our weapons."
Samuel Rutherford


Elnathan Parr on Election

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 6:50 AM


"This doctrine affords comfort: thy unworthiness may dismay thee, but remember that thy election depends not upon thy worthiness but upon the will of God."
Elnathan Parr 
(1597-1632)

Vavasor Powell on Envy

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 6:37 AM

"Tis very hard to behold our own gifts without pride, and the gifts of others without envy."
Vavasor Powell
(1617-1670)

John Bunyan on Hope

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 6:52 AM

"Hope is never ill when faith is well."
John Bunyan


Thomas Adams on Abuse of LIberty

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, February 18, 2013 at 7:00 AM

"How many on account of free tongues have chained feet."
Thomas Adams


Thomas Watson on the Law

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Friday, February 15, 2013 at 7:00 AM


"The moral law requires obedience, but gives no strength (as Pharaoh required brick, but gave no straw), but the Gospel gives strength;  The Gospel bestows faith upon the elect; the Gospel sweetens the law; it makes us serve God with delight."
Thomas Watson


Thomas Watson on the Law

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 7:00 AM


"The moral law is perfect. ‘The law of the Lord is perfect.’ Psa 19: 7. It is an exact model and platform of religion; it is the standard of truth, the judge of controversies, the pole-star to direct us to heaven. ‘The commandment is a lamp.’ Prov 6: 23. Though the moral law be not a Christ to justify us, it is a rule to instruct us."
Thomas Watson


Thomas Watson on Justification

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 7:11 AM

"God does not justify us because we are worthy, but by justifying us makes us worthy."
Thomas Watson


John Trapp on Christians

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 8:28 AM

"Saints must be best in worst times."
John Trapp


R.J. Rushdoony on Humanistic Salvation by Law

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , , , | Posted On Monday, February 11, 2013 at 8:53 AM


"Now, our increasingly humanistic laws, courts, and legislators are giving us a new morality. They tell us, as they strike down laws resting upon Biblical foundations, that morality cannot be legislated, but what they offer is not only legislated morality but salvation by law, and no Christian can accept this. Wherever we look now, whether with respect to poverty, education, civil rights, human rights, peace, and all things else, we see laws passed designed to save man. Supposedly, these laws are going to give us a society free of prejudice, ignorance, disease, poverty, crime, war, and all other things considered to be evil. These legislative programs add up to one thing: salvation by law."
R.J. Rushdoony


George Swinnock on Friendship

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Friday, February 8, 2013 at 7:30 AM

"If thou choosest the ungodly for thy friends, thou art in danger of suffering, as well as sinning with them.  The wheat has many a blow for being among the chaff.  The gold would not be put in the fire if it were not for the dross with which it is mingled."
George Swinnock



William Gurnall on Temptation

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 7:00 AM

"The Christian's safety lies in resisting.  All the armour here provided is to defend the Christian fighting, none secure him flying."
William Gurnall

Francis Schaeffer on Conversion

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at 7:00 AM


“When a man comes under the blood of Christ, his whole capacity as a man is refashioned. His soul is saved, yes, but so are his mind and his body. True spirituality means the lordship of Christ over the total man.”
Francis Schaeffer


George Swinnock on Meditation

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at 7:00 AM

"Our design in meditation must be rather to cleanse our hearts, than to clear our heads."
George Swinnock


Thomas Watson on Humility

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, February 4, 2013 at 7:00 AM

"A sight of God's glory humbles.  The stars vanish when the sun appears."
Thomas Watson


Richard Baxter on the Love of Riches Not Being Restricted to the Wealthy

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Friday, February 1, 2013 at 7:39 AM


“As sick men used to love health better than those that never felt the want of it; so it is too common with poor men to love riches better than the rich that never needed. And yet, poor souls, they deceive themselves, and cry out against the rich, as if they were the only lovers of the things of the world, when they love it more themselves though they cannot get it.” 
Richard Baxter