Cornelius Van Til on Fallen Man's View of God

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Friday, January 29, 2016 at 5:30 AM

“The picture of fallen man as given in Scripture is that he knows God but does not want to recognize Him as God.”

Cornelius Van Til


William Ames on the Attributes of God

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 5:30 AM

“The attributes of God tell us what He is and who He is.”

William Ames


John Gerstner on Faith

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at 5:56 AM

“Alongside getting faith out of a heart that is utterly hostile and unbelieving, making a silk purse out of a sow's ear or getting blood from a turnip is child's play.”

John Gerstner


J. Gresham Machen on How One Views God

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at 5:30 AM

“According to Christian belief, man exists for the sake of God; according to the liberal church, in practice if not in theory, God exists for the sake of man.”

J. Gresham Machen


Ulrich Zwingli on Confidence in Christ

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Monday, January 25, 2016 at 5:30 AM

“Our confidence in Christ does not make us lazy, negligent, or careless, but on the contrary it awakens us, urges us on, and makes us active in living righteous lives and doing good. There is no self-confidence to compare with this.”

Ulrich Zwingli


Cornelius Van Til on Knowledge

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Friday, January 22, 2016 at 5:30 AM

“If one does not make human knowledge wholly dependent upon the original self-knowledge and consequent revelation of God to man, then man will have to seek knowledge within himself as the final reference point. Then he will have to seek an exhaustive understanding of reality.  He will have to hold that if he cannot attain to such an exhaustive understanding of reality he has no true knowledge of anything at all. Either man must then know everything or he knows nothing. This is the dilemma that confronts every form of non-Christian epistemology.”

Cornelius Van Til


Robert Lewis Dabney on Liberty

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 5:30 AM

“You may deem it a strange prophecy, but I predict that the time will come in this once free America when the battle for religious liberty will have to be fought over again, and will probably be lost, because the people are already ignorant of its true basis and conditions.”

Robert Lewis Dabney


Abraham Kuyper on Friends

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 6:32 AM

“He is your friend who pushes you nearer to God.”

Abraham Kuyper


A. A. Hodge on Aspirations

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at 5:30 AM

“No man can ever raise above that that which he aims.”

A. A. Hodge


Charles Hodge on Grace

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, January 18, 2016 at 5:30 AM

“The grace of God exalts a man without inflating him, and humbles a man without debasing him.”

Charles Hodge


Thomas Boston on Education

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Friday, January 15, 2016 at 5:30 AM

“Good education is not regeneration. Education may chain up men's lusts, but cannot change their hearts.”

Thomas Boston


Stephen Charnock on God

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Thursday, January 14, 2016 at 5:30 AM

“Our ignorance of God is too great, because our estimations of God are too little.”

Stephen Charnock


John Owen on Knowledge

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at 5:30 AM

“Indeed, the knowledge of a proud man is the throne of Satan in his mind.”

John Owen


Charles Hodge on Sanctification

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at 5:30 AM

“Sanctification is not a work of nature, but a work of grace. It is a transformation of character effected not by moral influences, but supernaturally by the Holy Spirit.”

Charles Hodge


B.B Warfield on Grace

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, January 11, 2016 at 5:30 AM

“Grace is free sovereign favor to the ill-deserving.”

B.B. Warfield


Louis Berkhof on the Immutability (Unchangeableness) of God

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , , | Posted On Friday, January 8, 2016 at 5:30 AM

“It is that perfection of God by which he is devoid of all change, not only in His Being, but also in His perfections, and in His purposes and promises.”

Louis Berkhof


Herman Bavinck on Christianity

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Thursday, January 7, 2016 at 5:30 AM

“The essence of Christianity consists therein: that the creation of the Father, destroyed by sin, is again restored in the death of the Son of God and recreated by the grace of the Holy Spirit to a Kingdom of God.”

Herman Bavinck


Matthew Henry on Submitting to God

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at 5:30 AM

"Firmly believing that my times are in God's hand, I here submit myself and all my affairs for the ensuing year to the wise and gracious disposal of the divine providence. Whether God appoint for me health or sickness, peace or trouble, comforts or crosses, life or death, his holy will be done.

All my time, strength, and service, I devote to the honor of the Lord Jesus; my studies and all my ministerial labors, and even my common actions. It is my earnest expectation, hope, and desire, my constant aim and endeavor, that Jesus Christ may be magnified in my body.

In everything wherein I have to do with God, my entire dependence is upon Jesus Christ for strength and righteousness. And whatever I do in word or deed, I desire to do all in his name, to make him my Alpha and Omega. I have all by him, and I would use all for him.

If this should prove a year of affliction, a sorrowful year upon my account, I will fetch all my supports and comforts from the Lord Jesus and stay myself upon him, his everlasting consolations, and the good hope I have in him through grace.

And if it should be my dying year, my times are in the hand of the Lord Jesus. And with a humble reliance upon his mediation, I would venture into another world looking for the blessed hope. Dying as well as living, Jesus Christ will, I trust, be gain and advantage to me.

Oh, that the grace of God may be sufficient for me, to keep in me always a humble sense of my own unworthiness, weakness, folly, and infirmity, together with a humble dependence upon the Lord Jesus Christ for both righteousness and strength."

Matthew Henry

Charles Spurgeon on the Taking Up Ones Cross

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at 5:30 AM

“You have not the making of your own cross, although unbelief is a master carpenter at cross-making; neither are you permitted to choose your own cross, although self-will would fain be lord and master; but your cross is prepared and appointed for you by divine love, and you are cheerfully to accept it; you are to take up the cross as your chosen badge and burden, and not to stand cavilling at it.”

Charles Spurgeon


Andrew Bonar on Praise

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, January 4, 2016 at 5:30 AM

“We should always be wearing the garment of praise, not just waving a palm-branch now and then.”

Andrew Bonar


J.R. Miller on Sacrifice

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Friday, January 1, 2016 at 5:30 AM

“We have to die to live.  That is the central law of life.  We must burn to give light to the world, or to give forth odor of incense to God's praise.  We cannot save ourselves and at the same time make anything worthy of our life, or be in any deep and true sense an honor to God and a blessing to the world.  The altar stands in the foreground of every life, and can be passed by only at the cost of all that is noblest and best.”

J.R. Miller