Nehemiah Rogers on Judging

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 5:16 AM

“How severe justicers we can be to our own crimes in others’ persons.”
Nehemiah Rogers


Matthew Henry on Idleness

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 5:15 AM

“Idleness gives great advantage to the tempter. Standing waters gather filth.”
Matthew Henry


Martin Luther on Procrastination

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 5:30 AM

“How soon “not now” becomes “never.””

Martin Luther


John Wycliffe on Temptation

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, July 28, 2014 at 5:24 AM

“Let no man think himself to be holy because he is not tempted, for the holiest and highest in life have the most temptations.  How much the higher a hill is, so much is the wind there greater; so, how much higher the life is, so much the stronger is the temptation of the enemy.”
John Wycliffe


Cotton Mather on the Family

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Friday, July 25, 2014 at 5:20 AM

“You can do little for the welfare of your children once you have lost your authority over them. Don't allow them by your lightness, weakness, and folly, to trample upon you; but keep up so much authority that your word may be a law unto them. Nevertheless, do not let your authority be strained with such harshness and fierceness as may discourage your children. To treat our children like slaves, and with such rigor that they shall always tremble and abhor the idea of coming into our presence, is very unlike our heavenly Father.”
Cotton Mather


G.K. Chesterton on the World

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 5:18 AM

“We have had no good comic operas of late, because the real world has been more comic than any possible opera.”
G.K. Chesterton


Charles Hodge on Christian Humility

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 5:30 AM

“Christian humility does not consist in denying what there is of good in us; but in an abiding sense of ill-desert, and in the consciousness that what we have of good is due to the grace of God.”

Charles Hodge


B.B. Warfield on the Source of Truth

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 5:30 AM

“The is the point at issue between Christianity and all forms of mysticism and rationalism.  The dignity of the Christian is that, unlike the heathen, he is not a law unto himself.  He is “under orders.”  He lives unto the King and submits to his authority.  It is the mark of Christianity that it is a revealed religion and that Christians, therefore, march to the orders from without.  By contrast, the mystic or rationalist, seeking the knowledge of God from within his own psyche, has confused himself with God and has therefore left himself with no authoritative touchstone of truth - in which case truth itself becomes a merely relative, individual matter.  God then becomes many different things, and “the history of mysticism only too clearly shows that he who begins by seeking God within himself may end by confusing himself with God.””

B.B Warfield


William Cowper on the Cause of Transgressions

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, July 21, 2014 at 5:14 AM

“And what else is the cause of all transgression, but that man’s ignorant pride will have his will preferred to the will of God.”
William Cowper


Thomas a' Kempis on Adversity

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Friday, July 18, 2014 at 5:15 AM

“How much strength each man hath is best proved by occasions of adversity:  for such occasions do not make a man frail, but show of what temper he is”
Thomas a' Kempis



Samuel Bolton on the Christian and The Law

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 5:14 AM

“It is a hard lesson to live above the law, and yet to walk according to the law.  But this is the lesson a Christian has to learn, to walk in the law in respect of duty, but to live above it in respect of comfort, neither expecting favour from the law in respect of his obedience nor fearing harsh treatment from the law in respect of his failings.”
Samuel Bolton


Robert Murray M'Cheyne on Christians

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at 5:26 AM

“The Christian is a person who makes it easy for others to believe in God.”
Robert Murray M'Cheyne


G.K. Chesterton on God and Government

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at 5:15 AM

“Once abolish the God, and the government becomes the God"
G.K. Chesterton


Herman Bavinck on the Revelation of God's Power and Divinity

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , , , | Posted On Monday, July 14, 2014 at 5:14 AM

“Heaven and earth and all creatures, herbs and grass, rain and drought, fruitful and barren years, meat and drink, health and sickness, riches and poverty, yea and all things declare God. There is not an atom of the universe in which God’s power and divinity are not revealed.”
Herman Bavinck


Henry Law on Praise

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Friday, July 11, 2014 at 5:14 AM

“Eternity will be too short fully to recount His praise.  Let us not shorten our joy by neglecting to begin on earth.”
Henry Law


David Livingstone on Sacrifice

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 5:15 AM

“I never made a sacrifice. Of this we ought not to talk, when we remember the great sacrifice which He made who left His Father's throne on high to give Himself for us; 'who being the brightness of that Father's glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high.’”

David Livingstone


Charles Simeon On Scripture, Election and Free Will

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , , | Posted On Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at 5:17 AM

“One thing I know assuredly, that in religion, of myself, I know nothing. I do not therefore sit down to the perusal of Scripture in order to impose a sense on the inspired writers; but to receive one, as they give it me. I pretend not to teach them, I wish like a child to be taught by them. When I come to a text which speaks of election, I delight myself in the doctrine of election. When the Apostles exhort me to repentance and obedience, and indicate my freedom of choice and action, I give myself up to that side of the question.”
Charles Simeon


Charles Hodge on Christians

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at 5:15 AM

“A Christian is one who recognizes Jesus as the Christ, the Son of the living God, as God manifested in the flesh, loving us and dying for our redemption; a Christian is so affected by a sense of the love of this incarnate God as to be constrained to make the will of Christ the rule of his obedience and the glory of Christ the great end for which He lives.”
Charles Hodge


Athanasius on The Scriptures

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, July 7, 2014 at 5:14 AM

“The Holy Scriptures, given by inspiration of God, are of themselves sufficient toward the discovery of truth.”
Athanasius


Blaise Pascal on Virtue

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Friday, July 4, 2014 at 5:30 AM

“The virtue of a man ought to be measured, not by his extraordinary exertions, but by his everyday conduct.”

Blaise Pascal

Francis Schaeffer on Orthodoxy and Compassion

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Thursday, July 3, 2014 at 5:17 AM

“Biblical orthodoxy without compassion is surely the ugliest thing in the world.”
Francis Schaeffer


A.A Hodge on Church Membership

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at 5:19 AM

“A church has no right to make anything a condition of membership which Christ has not made a condition of salvation.”
A.A. Hodge


C.S. Lewis on Values

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at 5:32 AM

“A great many of those who 'debunk' traditional or (as they would say) 'sentimental' values have in the background values of their own which they believe to be immune from the debunking process.”

C.S. Lewis