John Calvin on Theology

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Friday, May 30, 2014 at 5:30 AM

"Wherefore all theology, when separated from Christ, is not only vain and confused, but is also mad, deceitful, and spurious; for, though the philosophers sometimes utter excellent sayings, yet they have nothing but what is short-lived, and even mixed up with wicked and erroneous sentiments."

John Calvin


J. Gresham Machen on Academic Speculation

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 5:30 AM

"What is today a matter of academic speculation begins tomorrow to move armies and pull down empires. In that second stage, it has gone too far to be combatted; the time to stop it was when it was still a matter of impassionate debate." 

J. Gresham Machen


Greg Bahnsen on Faith and Wisdom

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 5:30 AM

“Faith in the self-attesting Christ of Scripture is the beginning, not the end result of wisdom.”

Greg Bahnsen


Cornelius Van Til on the Historicity of Christianity and Scripture

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , , | Posted On Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 5:30 AM

"My reason for arguing this matter is that together with all orthodox believers I have frequently argued, as you know, that the historicity of Christianity cannot be maintained unless the historicity of the Old Testament and in particular the historicity of the Genesis account be also maintained."

Cornelius Van Til


William Jenkyn on the Worth of Christ

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Monday, May 26, 2014 at 5:30 AM

"To forsake Christ for the world, or a lust, is to leave a treasure for a trifle; a mountain of gold, for a heap of dung; the pure, lasting fountain, for the muddy, broken cistern; eternity for a moment; reality for a shadow; all things for nothing."

William Jenkyn


J.R. Miller on God's Work in Ones LIfe

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Friday, May 23, 2014 at 5:30 AM

"But the fact remains — that the place in which we find ourselves — is the very place in which the Master desires us to live our life!  There is no haphazard in God's world. God leads every one of His children by the right way.  He knows where and under what influences, each particular life will ripen best."

J.R. Miller


James Janeway on Mercy and Sin

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 5:30 AM

“To argue from mercy to sin is the devil's logic”

James Janeway


J. Hudson Taylor on Works

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 5:30 AM

"God's work is not man working for God; it is God's own work, though often wrought through man's hands."

J. Hudson Taylor


J. C. Philpot on Liberty

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 5:30 AM

"To be made free implies a liberty from the WORLD and the spirit of covetousness in the heart. If we were to follow into their shops some who talk much of 'gospel liberty,' we might find that the world's fetter had not been struck off their heart—that they had a 'golden' chain, though invisible to their own eyes, very closely wrapped round their heart."

J. C. Philpot


John Newton on God's Providence

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, May 19, 2014 at 5:30 AM

"Let us learn to see and acknowledge God's hand in all we have, and in all we meet with. Such a deep and abiding persuasion of the Most High God, ordering and over-ruling all our concerns, would,like the light, diffuse a luster and a beauty upon everything around us! To consider every comfort of life, as an effect and proof of God's mercy towards us, would, like the fabled magic stone—turn all our possessions to gold, and stamp a value upon things which a common eye might judge as insignificant."

John Newton


Francis Schaeffer on Liberal Theology

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Friday, May 16, 2014 at 5:30 AM

"Now, we cannot be at all surprised when the liberal theologians support these things, because liberal theology is only Humanism using theological terms, and that's all it ever was, all the way back into Germany right after the Enlightenment. So when they come down on the side of easy abortion and infanticide, as some of these liberal denominations as well as theologians are doing, we shouldn't be surprised. It follows as night after day."

Francis Schaeffer


Henry Law on Family Worship, Spiritual Instruction and the Word of God

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , , | Posted On Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 5:30 AM

"Family Worship is not restricted to prayer and praise. Spiritual instruction should be sought—a portion of the life-giving Word should be read and opened out in simplicity and reverence. The Bible should have its due place. Here is a Book suited for every age and every station. No period can say that there is no further room for its instructions. The AGED have not advanced beyond its sacred teaching. The YOUNGEST should be like Timothy, early instructed in the truths which are able to make wise unto salvation. The RICH may gather here treasures of knowledge surpassing all earthly pelf. The POOR may receive wisdom which may enrich them to eternal life. The highest GENIUS may find revelations which no intellect of man could have devised. The SIMPLEST in mind may learn the story of redeeming love. Ignorance of Scripture is the malady and the misery of this age. It is alike its peril and its shame. The man who is a walking Bible is a grand power. Thus there is no household which does not need Bible-teaching; and there should be no Family Worship in which such is not imparted."

Henry Law


Herman Bavinck on God's Sovereignty and Providence

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 5:30 AM

"He governs and rules all things in such a way that they all cooperate and all converge upon the purpose He has established."

Herman Bavinck


George Horne on the Blessing of God

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 5:30 AM

 "A little, with the blessing of God upon it, is better than a great deal, with the encumbrance of His curse; His blessing can multiply a mite into a talent, but His curse will shrink a talent into a mite.  By Him "the arms of the wicked are broken,"  and by Him "the righteous are upholden;" so that the great question is, whether He be with us, or against us; and the great misfortune is, that this question is seldom asked."

George Horne


Elisha Coles on God's Sovereignty

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, May 12, 2014 at 5:30 AM

'That there is such a power, and that this power belongs to God, no other reason needs be assigned, but, that “he is God, and there is none besides him: “there can be no more, because, 
1. There can be but one infinite; for such a being fills heaven and earth; and so there is no place or room for another. 
2. There can be but one omnipotent; for he that is such, has all others under his feet: besides, where one can do all, more would be impertinent. 
3. There can be but one supreme; supreme power may reside in many, as in mixed monarchies and commonwealths; but as lawmakers and supreme, they are but one. 
4. There can be but one first cause, from which all beings else derive their original; “of whom, and for whom, are all things,” 1 Corinthians 8:6. And if he is the Author of all, he needs must have a sovereign right and power to determine all; both as to their being, order, efficacy, and end."

Elisha Coles


J. Hudson Taylor on Service

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Friday, May 9, 2014 at 5:30 AM

"Ought we not to be more thorough in our service, not simply doing well that which will be seen and notice, but as our Father makes many a flower to bloom unseen in the lonely desert, so to do all that we can do, as under His eye, though no other eye ever take note of it?"

J. Hudson Taylor


A.W. Tozer on Obeying God

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 5:30 AM

"I say the answer is simple, but it is not easy for it requires that we obey God rather than man, and that always brings down the wrath of the religious majority.  It is not a question of knowing what to do; we can easily learn that from the Scriptures.  It is a question of whether or not we have the courage to do it."

A.W. Tozer


Richard Cecil on God

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 5:25 AM

"Duties are ours: events are God’s.  This removes an infinite burden from the shoulders of a miserable, tempted, dying creature.  On this consideration only can he securely lay down his head and close his eyes."
Richard Cecil


James Smith on God

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 5:26 AM

"He owes His existence to none. He says, "I am Jehovah, and beside Me there is no Savior!" He is God — and there is no other. There is no other name given under Heaven, or among men, whereby we can be saved. He is the Rock of Ages. He is the infinite, omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent, gracious, just, holy, and unchangeable I AM!"
James Smith


A.W. Tozer on Our Thoughts About God

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Monday, May 5, 2014 at 5:30 AM

"That our idea of God corresponds as nearly as possible to the true being of God is of immense importance to us.  Compared with our actual thoughts about Him, our creedal statements are of little consequence."

A.W. Tozer


Robert Murray M'Cheyne on Trusting Christ

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Friday, May 2, 2014 at 5:30 AM

"Set NOT your hearts on the flowers of this world. They shall fade and die. Prize the Rose of Sharon and the Lily of the Valley. He changes not! Live nearer to Christ than to any person on this earth; so that when they are taken, you may have Him to love and lean upon."

Robert Murray M'Cheyne




George Horne on Patience

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 6:02 AM

"Patience is the guardian of faith, the preserver of peace, the cherisher of love, the teacher of humility: Patience governs the flesh, strengthens the spirit, sweetens the temper, stifles anger, extinguishes envy, subdues pride; she bridles the tongue, refrains the hand, tramples upon temptations, endures persecutions, consummates martyrdom.  Patience produces unity in the church, loyalty in the state, harmony in families and societies; she comforts the poor and moderates the rich; she makes us humble in prosperity, cheerful in adversity, unmoved by calumny and reproach; she teaches us to forgive those who have injured us, and to be the first in asking forgiveness of those whom we have injured; she delights the faithful, and invites the unbelieving; she adorns the woman; and approves the man; is loved in a child, praised in a young man, admired in an old man; she is beautiful in either sex, and every age."

George Horne