Thursday, June 27, 2013

The worldling thinks the real Christian is crazy

“The worldling thinks the real Christian is crazy, the Christian knows the poor worldling is spiritually insane.” ~ A. W. Pink (1886–1952)

Taken from “An Exposition of Hebrews” by A. W. Pink (1886-1952)

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

If God send thee to the sea

Mark this also, if God send thee to the sea, and promise to go with thee, and to bring thee safe to land, he will raise up a tempest against thee, to prove whether thou wilt abide by his word, and that thou mayest feel thy faith, and perceive his goodness. For if it were always fair weather, and thou never brought into such jeopardy, whence his mercy only delivered thee, thy faith should be but a presumption, and thou shouldest be ever unthankful to God and merciless unto thy neighbor. ~ William Tyndale

Friday, June 21, 2013

you COULD NOT be loved more

'He who knew no sin became sin for us that we might become the righteousness of God' (2 Cor 5)
Brethren you COULD NOT be loved more,
Christ was HATED so YOU would be LOVED,
Christ was cursed so that YOU would be BLESSED, Christ died so YOU would LIVE! ~ Julius Mickel

Monday, June 17, 2013

Christians today are far, far more concerned about their bodies than their souls

“The vast majority of professing Christians today are far, far more concerned about their bodies than their souls, about carnal pleasures than spiritual riches, about earthly comforts than heavenly consolations, about the good opinion of their fellows rather than the approbation of God. But a few — and O how few — are made serious, become in deadly earnest to examine well their foundations and test every inch of the ground they stand on. With them religion is not something to be taken up and laid down according to their fitful moods. Where will they spend ETERNITY is their all-absorbing concern. Every other interest in life sinks into utter insignificance before the vital consideration of seeking to make sure that they have “the root of the matter” in them. O my reader, can you be satisfied with the cheap, easy-going religion of the day, which utterly ignores the clamant call of the Son of God “Agonize to enter in at the strait gate” (Luke 13:24)?

Can you rest content with the “smooth things” now being proclaimed from well nigh every pulpit, which assures those who are at emnity with God they can become Christians more easily than a youth can join the army, or a man become a ‘free mason’ or ‘odd fellow’? Can you follow the great crowd who claim to have “received Christ as their personal Savior” when no miracle of grace has been wrought in their hearts, while the Lord Himself declares

“Strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto Life, and few there be that find it” (Matthew 7:14)?

Dare you rest upon some “decision” made when you were deeply stirred by some anecdotes addressed to your emotions? Have you nothing more than some change in your religious views or some reformation in your outward ways to show that you are “a new creature in Christ Jesus”? Slight not, we beseech you, this pressing word, “Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God”.” ~ A. W. Pink

Friday, June 14, 2013

Free will carried many a soul to hell

"Free will carried many a soul to hell, but never a soul to heaven." ~ Charles Spurgeon

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Man's idolatrous estimation of his self as

Nothing quite reveals man's idolatrous estimation of his self as being preeminent then his acceptance of Christ dying for sins of others while he refuses to accept that men should die for their own sins!
~ Julius Mickel

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Oh the need to renew our minds

Not even if Spurgeon, Lloyd-Jones, or Jc Ryle was your pastor/preaching would they be able through their preaching, make-up for a neglect of personal study and daily meditation of scripture!
There is a grand difference in true fellowship when the people of God are digging in the Word of God and then they come together encourage one another in the Way of God! We can meet together more and for longer and it will not 'build' community (body living) if Christ is missing and we just chit chat about surface issues!
You know what that daily musing and stirring of zeal looks like? UNFORTUNATELY it looks like many a church during/after the elections or during March Madness,as soon as the sermon is over, zealous impassioned expressions of anger, disgust, praise, rejoicing, amening, agreements and sad is that when 'church' is dismissed or bible study is over, now we can talk about the things we really have on our mind......o the need to renew our minds and then we can bless one another in this bloody battle against the world, Satan, and our flesh! ~ Julius Mickel

Friday, June 7, 2013

The true prophet never attempts guile

“The true prophet never attempts guile or presses anyone to attend his services. No, he is content to follow his Master’s practice: “he that hath ears to hear let him hear,” and there he leaves it.” ~ A. W. Pink

Thursday, June 6, 2013

God does not bestow his Spirit on his people in order to...

"God does not bestow his Spirit on his people in order to set aside the use of his Word, but rather to render it fruitful. " ~ John Calvin

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

If I profess with the loudest voice

If I profess with the loudest voice and clearest exposition every portion of the truth of God except precisely that little point which the world and the devil are at that moment attacking, I am not confessing Christ, however boldly I may be professing Christ. Where the battle rages, there the loyalty of the soldier is proved, and to be steady on all the battlefield besides is mere flight and disgrace if he flinches at that point.