J.C. Philpot on Sovereign Grace

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, June 30, 2014 at 5:21 AM

"What but sovereign grace—rich, free and superabounding  grace—has made the difference between you and the world who cannot receive Him? But for His divine operations upon your soul,  you would still be of the world, hardening your heart against  everything good and godlike, walking on in the pride and  ignorance of unbelief and self-righteousness, until you sank down  into the chambers of death! "
J.C. Philpot


G.K. Chesterton on Christianity

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Friday, June 27, 2014 at 5:17 AM

“The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and left untried.”

G.K. Chesterton


G.K. Chesterton on Politicians

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 5:30 AM

“When a politician is in opposition he is an expert on the means to some end; and when he is in office he is an expert on the obstacles to it.”

G.K. Chesterton




G.K. Chesterton on Government

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at 5:15 AM

“Men are ruled, at this minute by the clock, by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern.”
G.K. Chesterton


G.K. Chesterton on War

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at 5:16 AM

“The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.”
G.K. Chesterton


G.K. Chesterton on Progress

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, June 23, 2014 at 6:57 AM

“The modern world is a crowd of very rapid racing cars all brought to a standstill and stuck in a block of traffic.”

G.K. Chesterton


Charles Spurgeon on The Scriptures

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Friday, June 20, 2014 at 5:30 AM

“If you come to Holy Scripture with growth in grace, and with aspirations for yet higher attainments, the book grows with you, grows upon you. It is ever beyond you, and cheerily cries, "Higher yet; Excelsior!" Many books in my library are now behind and beneath me; I read them years ago, with considerable pleasure; I have read them since, with disappointment; I shall never read them again, for they are of no service to me. They were good in their way once, and so were the clothes I wore when I was ten years old; but I have outgrown them I know more than these books know, and know wherein they are faulty. Nobody ever outgrows Scripture; the book widens and deepens with our years. It is true, it cannot really grow, for it is perfect; but it does so to our apprehension. The deeper you dig into Scripture, the more you find that it is a great abyss of truth. The beginner learns four or five points of orthodoxy, and says, "I understand the gospel, I have grasped all the Bible." Wait a bit, and when his soul grows and knows more of Christ, he will confess, "Thy commandment is exceeding broad, I have only begun to understand it.””

Charles Spurgeon


Oswald Chambers on Christ

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 5:26 AM

“Today Jesus Christ is being dispatched as the Figurehead of a Religion, a mere example. He is that, but He is infinitely more; He is salvation itself, He is the Gospel of God.”

Oswald Chambers


Louis Berkhof on Providence

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 5:25 AM

“Providence may be defined as that continued exercise of the divine energy whereby the Creator preserves all His creatures, is operative in all that comes to pass in the world, and directs all things to their appointed end.”

Louis Berkhof 


G.K. Chesterton on Rights

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at 5:24 AM

“To have a right to do a thing is not at all the same as to be right in doing it.”
G.K. Chesterton


J. Gresham Machen on Doctrine and Llife

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Monday, June 16, 2014 at 5:24 AM

“Certainly, then, it does make an enormous difference whether our lives be right. If our doctrine be true, and our lives be wrong, how terrible is our sin! For then, we have brought despite upon the truth itself. On the other hand, however, it is also very sad when men use the social graces which God has given them, and the moral momentum of a godly ancestry, to commend a message which is false. Nothing in the world can take the place of truth.”
J Gresham Machen


Augustine on Faith

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Friday, June 13, 2014 at 7:15 AM

“Faith is to believe what we do not see, and the reward of this faith is to see what we believe.”

Augustine


G.K. Chesterton on Fallacies

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Thursday, June 12, 2014 at 5:25 AM

“Fallacies do not cease to be fallacies because they become fashions.”
G.K. Chesterton


Louis Berkhof on Providence

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at 5:22 AM

"The Bible teaches that even the minutest details of life are of divine ordering."
Louis Berkhof


J.C. Philpot on Man's Religion versus God's Religion

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at 5:19 AM

"Man's religion is to build up the creature. God's religion is to throw the creature down in the dust of self-abasement, and to glorify Christ."
J.C. Philpot


Martyn Lloyd-Jones on the Christian

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , , | Posted On Monday, June 9, 2014 at 6:26 AM

"The man who is a true Christian is a man who has had a glimpse of Hell, and who knows that there is only one reason for the fact that he is not bound for it."

Martyn Lloyd-Jones


Alexander Whyte on Spiritual Growth

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Friday, June 6, 2014 at 5:34 AM

"It is often ignorantly and frivolously charged against Christian men that it is selfish in them to seek heaven and glory for their own souls; but no man who is truly seeking salvation will be moved by that accusation. When men really begin to seek their salvation, and to turn their faces to the glory of heaven, then it is that all selfish and ignoble desires receive their death-blow. It is not selfish, surely, for the diseased to seek healing, or the hungry food, or the prodigal his father’s house. So far from this being a sign that the heart is selfish, there is no surer sign that it is being sanctified."

Alexander Whyte


Thomas Adams on Loving God

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Thursday, June 5, 2014 at 5:31 AM

" - no man more truly loves God than he that is most fearful to offend Him."
Thomas Adams


Martyn Lloyd-Jones on the Church

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at 5:19 AM


"The world today is looking for, and desperately needs, true Christians. I am never tired of saying that what the Church needs to do is not to organize evangelistic campaigns and attract outside people, but to begin herself to live the Christian life." 
Martyn Lloyd-Jones


John Owen On the Reason for the Worship of God

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at 5:30 AM

"But the principal and adequate reason of all divine worship, and that which makes it such, is what God is in himself.  Because he is, that is, an infinitely glorious, good, wise, holy, powerful, righteous, self-subsisting, self-sufficient, all-sufficient being; the fountain, cause, and author of life and being to all things, and of all that is good in every kind; the first cause, last end, and absolutely sovereign Lord of all, the rest and all-satisfactory reward of all other beings; therefore, is he by us to be adored and worshipped with divine and religious worship, hence are we in our hearts,minds, and souls, to admire, adore, and love him; his praises are we to celebrate; him to trust and fear; and so to resign ourselves and all our concernments unto his will and disposal; to regard him with all the acts of our minds and persons, answerably to the holy properties and excellences of his nature."

John Owen


Greg Bahnsen on Man and Science

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Monday, June 2, 2014 at 5:30 AM

" Hypnotized by Darwin's evolutionary scheme and enchanted with the products of scientific technology, modern man has granted science a secularized godship and bows before it in fetish idolatry."
Greg Bahnsen