Charles Hodge on Belief and Trust

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Friday, November 29, 2013 at 6:30 AM

“Our duty, privilege, and security are in believing, not in knowing;  in trusting God, and not our own understanding. They are to be pitied who have no more trustworthy teacher than themselves.”
Charles Hodge


A. A. Hodge on Truth

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Thursday, November 28, 2013 at 6:30 AM

"No one truth is rightly held till it is clearly conceived and stated, and no single truth is adequately comprehended till it is viewed in harmonious relations to all the other truths of the system of which Christ is the centre.""
A. A. Hodge


J. Gresham Machen on Christianity

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at 7:58 AM

"Furthermore, the field of Christianity is the world. The Christian cannot be satisfied so long as any human activity is either opposed to Christianity or out of all connection with Christianity. Christianity must pervade not merely all nations, but also all of human thought. The Christian, therefore, cannot be indifferent to any branch of earnest human endeavor. It must all be brought into some relation to the gospel. It must be studied either in order to be demonstrated as false, or else in order to be made useful in advancing the Kingdom of God."
J. Gresham Machen


William Ames on Theology

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On at 6:30 AM

"Divinity is the doctrine of living unto God"
William Ames


Samuel Rutherford on Oneself and Christ

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at 6:30 AM

"Not I, but Christ;  not my will, but Christ's;  not my ease, not my lust, not my feckless credit, but Christ, Christ."
Samuel Rutherford


J.C. Ryle on Christ

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, November 25, 2013 at 6:30 AM

"Christ is that Fountain of living water which God has graciously provided for thirsting souls."
J.C. Ryle


William Secker on Self-Righteousness

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Friday, November 22, 2013 at 6:30 AM

"Many have passed the rocks of gross sins - who have suffered shipwreck upon the sands of self-righteousness."
William Secker


William Wilberforce on Selfishness

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 6:30 AM

“Selfishness is one of the principal fruits of the corruption of human nature;  and it is obvious that selfishness disposes us to over-rate our good qualities, and to overlook or extenuate our defects.”
William Wilberforce


A.W. Pink on God's Sovereignty

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at 6:30 AM

"Divine sovereignty is not the sovereignty of a tyrannical Despot, but the exercised pleasure of One who is infinitely wise and good! Because God is infinitely wise He cannot err, and because He is infinitely righteous He will not do wrong.  Here then is the preciousness of this truth. The mere fact itself that God's will is irresistible and irreversible fills me with fear, but once I realize that God wills only that which is good. My heart is made to rejoice."
A.W. Pink


Samuel Rutherford on God's Timing

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at 6:30 AM

"…., to teach us to set no time to the Lord the creator of time, for His time is always best,…"
Samuel Rutherford


Stephen Charnock on Selfishness

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, November 18, 2013 at 6:30 AM

"Self is the great antichrist and anti-God in the world, that sets up itself above all else."

Stephen Charnock


Thomas Boston on God's Decrees

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Friday, November 15, 2013 at 7:38 AM

"I come to consider the end of God's decrees.  And this is no other than His own glory.  Every rational agent acts for an end; and God being the most perfect agent, and His glory the highest end, there can be no doubt but all His decrees are directed to that end. "For to Him are all things" (Rom. 11.36)."
Thomas Boston


Francis Schaeffer on the Church

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 6:30 AM

"Tell me what the world is saying today, and I'll tell you what the church will be saying seven years from now."

Francis Schaeffer


Robert Murray M'Cheyene on Christians

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 6:30 AM

"Remember you are God's sword -- His instrument -- I trust a chosen vessel unto Him to bear His name.  In great measure, according to the purity and perfections of the instrument will be the success.  It is not great talents God blesses so much as a greg likeness to Jesus.  A holy minister is an awful weapon in the hand of God."

Robert Murray M'Cheyene
(Written to Re. Dan. Edwards)


Joseph Hall on Affliction

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 7:00 AM

"A Christian, for the sweet fruit he bears to God and men, is compared to the noblest of all plants, the vine.  Now as the most generous vine, if not pruned, runs out into many superfluous stems and grows at last weak and fruitless: so doth the best man, if he be not cut short of his desires and pruned with afflictions."
Joseph Hall


Daniel Webster on Christianity and Settling of America

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Monday, November 11, 2013 at 9:26 AM

"Finally, let us not forget the religious character of our origin. Our fathers were brought hither by their high veneration for the Christian religion.  They journeyed by its light, and labored in its hope.  They sought to incorporate its principles with the elements of their society, and to diffuse its influence through all their institutions, civil, political or literary.  Let us cherish these sentiments, and extend this influence still more widely; in the full conviction, that that is the happiest society which partakes in the highest degree of the mild and peaceful spirit of Christianity."

Daniel Webster


Thomas Goodwin on God's Love

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Friday, November 8, 2013 at 6:30 AM

"My brethren, when God first began to love you, he gave you all that he ever meant to give you in the lump, and eternity of time is that in which he is retailing it out."

Thomas Goodwin

Joseph Hall on Passion

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Thursday, November 7, 2013 at 6:30 AM

"Nothing doth so fool a man as extreme passion. This doth make them fools which otherwise are not, and show them to be fools which are so."
 Jospeh Hall


Charles Spurgeon on the Absence of Love to Christ

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at 6:30 AM

"But what a terrible thing to be unable to perceive the fragrance of the name of Jesus, which is as ointment poured forth ; unable to taste the sweet flavour of the bread of heaven, or the richness of that wine on the lees well refined, which makes the saints of God so glad.  I had rather be blind and deaf and dumb, and lose my taste and smell, than not love Christ.  To be unable to appreciate Him, is the worst of disabilities, the most serious of calamities. It is not the loss of a single spiritual faculty, but it proves the death of the soul.  It evidences the absence of all that can make existence worth the having, for he that hath not the Son hath not life, and the wrath of God abideth on him."

Charles Spurgeon


Isaac Ambrose on Christ is our Happiness

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at 6:30 AM

"Only Christ is the whole man's happiness, the sun to enlighten him, the physician to heal him, the wall of fire to defend him, the friend to comfort him, the pearl to enrich him, the ark to support him, the rock to sustain him under the heaviest pressures;  As an hiding place from the wind and a covert from the tempest, as rivers of waters in a dry place, and as the shadow of a great rock in a weary land."

Isaac Ambrose


Thomas Boston on God's Providence

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , , | Posted On Monday, November 4, 2013 at 6:30 AM

"In answer to this, you must know, that as God hath decreed the end, so He hath decreed the means that are proper for attaining that end; so that these two must not be separated."

Thomas Boston


Thomas Manton on the Church

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Friday, November 1, 2013 at 6:30 AM

"Divisions in the church always breed atheism in the world."

Thomas Manton