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Concerning Faith

February 28, 2011 Leave a comment

Faith untried may be true faith, but it is sure to be little faith, and it is likely to remain dwarfish so long as it is without trials. Faith never prospers so well as when all things are against her: tempests are her trainers, and lightnings are her illuminators. When a calm reigns on the sea, spread the sails as you will, the ship moves not to its harbour; for on a slumbering ocean the keel sleeps too. Let the winds rush howling forth, and let the waters lift up themselves, then, though the vessel may rock, and her deck may be washed with waves, and her mast may creak under the pressure of the full and swelling sail, it is then that she makes headway towards her desired haven. No faith is so precious as that which lives and triumphs in adversity. Tried faith brings experience. Faith increases in solidity, assurance, and intensity, the more it is exercised with tribulation. Faith is precious, and its trial is precious too.

Charles H. Spurgeon, “Morning and Evening Daily Readings” (1834-1892)

Weekend Pause

February 25, 2011 Leave a comment

Thanks for following my blog. We will now take a weekend break. God bless.

Hershel Lee Harvell Jr.

Concerning Interpretation

February 25, 2011 Leave a comment

There is not a word in the Bible which is extra cruem, which can be understood without reference to the cross.
Martin Luther (1483-1546)

Christ our Fountain

February 24, 2011 Leave a comment

Christ is like a river in another respect. A river is continually flowing, there are fresh supplies of water coming from the fountain-head continually, so that a man may live by it, and be supplied with water all his life. So Christ is an ever-flowing fountain; he is continually supplying his people, and the fountain is not spent. They who live upon Christ, may have fresh supplies from him to all eternity; they may have an increase of blessedness that is new, and new still, and which never will come to an end.
Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758)

Today’s-Pentecostal-Charismatic-False-Heretical Teachings

February 24, 2011 Leave a comment

I usually have an article up concerning the errors of the Pentecostal Movement, but this week I have taken an Internet break. Come back next week for a new article.
Thanks and God bless.

Concerning Supposed New Revelations

February 23, 2011 Leave a comment

The Fanaticism which discards the Scripture, under the pretence of resorting to immediate revelations is subversive of every principle of Christianity. For when they boast extravagantly of the Spirit, the tendency is always to bury the Word of God so they may make room for their own falsehoods.
John Calvin (1509-1564)

Concerning Growing in Grace

February 22, 2011 Leave a comment

Let a man go to the grammar school of faith and repentance before he goes to the University of Election and Predestination.
George Whitefield (1714-1770)