Thomas Goodwin on Christ

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 5:30 AM

“In Christ are treasures that will require digging to the end of the world.”

Thomas Goodwin


Jeremiah Burroughs on Contentment

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

“To be well skilled in the mystery of Christian contentment is the duty, glory and excellence of a Christian.”

Jeremiah Burroughs


George Lawson on the Company We Keep

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 5:30 AM

“We must not willingly enter into the company of fools, but if, through ignorance of their character, we happen to do so, we must not stay in it, lest we be corrupted by their foolish conversation. We are either like them whose company we frequent, or shall soon be like them. Evil communications will efface our impressions of the evil of sin, and corrupt our own manners. Lukewarm persons, who are perhaps the least dangerous of bad companions, will, if we take pleasure in their company, transfuse their luke warmness into us. “

George Lawson


Cornelius Van Til on the Relationship Between Man, God and His Creation

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , , | Posted On Monday, March 28, 2016 at 5:30 AM

"Moreover, because man is created in the image of God, we may say that he has the revelation of God's presence built into his constitution. His knowledge of God is innate, in the sense that his own constitution reflects to himself the presence of God.

And this innate knowledge as revelation of God is correlative to the revelation of God in man's environment. Thus man's knowledge of God never operates independently of the knowledge he acquires from observation of his environment.

Still further, man's knowledge of God through observation of his own constitution and his knowledge of God through his study of his environment do not function independently of God's direct person-to-person covenantal communication.

Thus the whole of man's relation to God, and indirectly the whole of man's relation to his created environment, is a person-to-person, a covenantal affair. Man is he who as God's image bearer answers to God. He answers to God. He answers to God always and everywhere."
Cornelius Van Til


Bernard of Clairvaux on Love

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Friday, March 25, 2016 at 5:30 AM

“What we love we shall grow to resemble.”

Bernard of Clairvaux


A. A. Hodge on Faith

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Thursday, March 24, 2016 at 5:30 AM

“Faith must have adequate evidence, else it is mere superstition.”

A.A. Hodge


B.B. Warfield on Christ Our Saviour

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 5:52 AM

“We have but one Saviour; and that one Saviour is Jesus Christ our Lord.  Nothing that we are and nothing that we can do enters in the slightest measure into the ground of our acceptance with God. Jesus did it all.”

B.B. Warfield


John Winthrop on the Actions of a Nation

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 5:30 AM

“For we must consider that we shall be as a City upon a hill. The eyes of all people are upon us. Soe that if we shall deal falsely with our God in this work we have undertaken, and so cause him to withdraw his present help from us, we shall be made a story and a by-word throughout the world. We shall open the mouths of enemies to speak evil of the ways of God, and all professors for God's sake. We shall shame the faces of many of God's worthy servants, and cause their prayers to be turned into curses upon us till we be consumed out of the good land whither we are a-going.”

John Winthrop


John Bunyan on Obedience to Christ

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Monday, March 21, 2016 at 5:30 AM

“If people really see that Christ has removed the fear of punishment from them by taking it into Himself, they won't do whatever they want, they'll do whatever He wants.”

John Bunyan


Richard Baxter on Idleness

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Friday, March 18, 2016 at 5:30 AM

“One of the greatest time-wasting sins is idleness, or sloth. The slothful see their time pass away, and their work undone, and can hear of the necessity of redeeming it, and yet they have not hearts to stir. When they are convinced that duty must be done, they are still delaying, and putting it off from day to day, and saying still, I will do it tomorrow, or hereafter. To-morrow is still the sluggard’s working day; and to-day is his idle day.”

Richard Baxter


Thomas Boston on Faith

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 5:30 AM

“Saving faith is the faith of God's elect; the special gift of God to them, wrought in them by his Spirit.”

Thomas Boston


Joseph Alleine on Peace and Sin

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 6:56 AM

“Two sorts of peace are more to be dreaded than all the troubles in the world: peace with sin, and peace in sin.”

Joseph Alleine


Augustus Toplady on The People of God

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at 5:30 AM

“The church of the elect, which is partly militant on earth, and partly triumphant in heaven, resembles a city built on both sides of a river. There is but the stream of death between grace and glory. Death, to God's people, is but a ferry-boat. Every day and every hour the boat pushes off with some of the saints, and returns for more.”

Augustus Toplady


J. Gresham Machen on Culture and The Gospel

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Monday, March 14, 2016 at 5:30 AM

“Modern culture is a mighty force. It is either subservient to the gospel or else it is the deadliest enemy of the gospel.”

J. Gresham Machen


Cornelius Van Til on Presuppositions

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Friday, March 11, 2016 at 5:30 AM

“To admit one's own presuppositions and to point out the presuppositions of others is therefore to maintain that all reasoning is, in the nature of the case, circular reasoning. The starting-point, the method, and the conclusion are always involved in one another.”

Cornelius Van Til


Alexander Smellie on the Love of Jesus

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 5:30 AM

“The love of Jesus bends very low. It travels from heaven to earth, and there is no science which can compute that distance. It seeks out the chief of sinners, and there is no philanthropy which is not poor beside that surpassing generosity. It is not ashamed even of me—me in my remoteness and my sin.”

Alexander Smellie


Thomas Watson on Knowledge and Ones Actions

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at 5:30 AM

“Knowledge is the eye that must direct the foot of obedience.”

Thomas Watson


Jonathan Edwards on Delighting in God

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at 5:30 AM

“Spiritual delight in God arises chiefly from his beauty and perfection, not from the blessings he gives us.”

Jonathan Edwards

Charles Spurgeon on Sin

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Monday, March 7, 2016 at 5:30 AM

“If you think you can laugh and sport yourself because your sin is forgiven, you know nothing of the matter.  Sin has been pardoned at such a price that we cannot henceforth trifle with it.  The sacrifice was so august that we must ever speak of it with holy trembling.”

Charles Spurgeon


John Wycliffe on the Sufficiency of Christ

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Friday, March 4, 2016 at 5:30 AM

“Trust wholly in Christ; rely altogether on His sufferings; beware of seeking to be justified in any other way than by His righteousness. Faith in our Lord Jesus Christ is sufficient for salvation. There must be atonement made for sin according to the righteousness of God. The person to make this atonement must be God and man.”

John Wycliffe


John Knox on the Scriptures

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 5:30 AM

“But because the scriptures of God are my only foundation and substance, in all matters of weight and importance, I have thought the two former testimonies sufficient, as well to prove my appellation reasonable and just, as to declare to your honours that with safe conscience you cannot refuse to admit the same.”

John Knox


Ebenezer Erskine on Obedience

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at 5:30 AM

“So often we give God a partial obedience. We do not dare to disobey, but we do not care to obey fully. So we compromise. We do some of what we should, thus removing the stigma of disobedience. But we refrain from the most difficult or objectionable or uncomfortable part, and thus try to get the best of both worlds.”

Ebenezer Erskine


Thomas Boston on the Law

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at 5:30 AM

“The law discovers the disease, and the gospel the physician.”

Thomas Boston