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Monday, 15 October 2018

Quotes Oct 16

Happiness is dependent upon our circumstances in the world. Joy is dependent upon our relationship with the Lord.- Steven Lawson@DrStevenJLawson

"In nature there are no rewards and punishments - only consequences." ~ Chinese Proverb

The relativist says, "There is no absolute truth except the absolute truth that there is absolutely no absolute truth. All truth is relative. What is true for one maybe four for another ...  There is no possibility o. - f a systematic understanding of truth, R C Sproul, Everyone's theologian An introduction to systematic theology. p.5

Prayer and pains through faith in Jesus Christ will do anything. - John Eliot, in John Legg,  The footsteps of God p.270

He who fears to suffer cannot belong to him who suffered' - Tertullian, - 2000 years of Christ's power,  part one, The age of the early church fathers, N R Meedham  p.129

Sunday, 14 October 2018

Quotes Oct 15

The first sign of spiritual life, is to feel that you are dead! - Martyn Lloyd-Jones

... when the main study on sex abuse by American clergy reports that 81% of victims were male -and  largely postpubescent- how tenable is the proposition that homosexuality hasn't a thing to do with priestly sex abuse? - William McGurn, Oscar Wilde's Catholicism, The Wall Street Journal October 9 2018

The north west African church viewed live as a fierce struggle between light and darkness, and was marked by a  powerful zeal for purity of life and doctrine. It found its centre in the huge Tunisian seaport of Carthage, the third greatest city in the empire, after Rome and Alexandria. - 2000 years of Christ's power,  part one, The age of the early church fathers, N R Meedham  p.126

...  The fire of 1812 ... Destroyed all Carey's uncompleted manuscripts ... In One night the labours of years are consumed. I had lately brought some things to the utmost perfection  I could, and contemplated the mission with, perhaps, too much self congratulation. The Lord has laid me low, that I might look more simply to him. - John Legg,  The footsteps of God p. 267

God has a sovereign right to dispose of us as he pleases. We all to acquiesce in all that God does with us and to us. - William Carey letter to Fuller, in ,John Legg,  The footsteps of God p.268

Friday, 12 October 2018

Quotes Oct 13

By definition, a Christian should be an enigma to every person who is not a Christian. - Martyn Lloyd-Jones

I am concerned for my country and where it is going.  The mantra of the new progressive Nationalism seems to be “It doesn’t matter where you are from, it matters where you are going.” The trouble is that it actually does matter where you are from (history, geography, ancestry and society cannot be dismissed that easily) and it matters a great deal if we don’t all buy into the ‘follow the yellow brick road’ fantasy of the ‘progressive’ ideology that is now driving our country.- David Roberson, The Tartan Taliban – Article in the Daily Mail,  https://theweeflea.com/2018/10/12/the-tartan-taliban-article-in-the-daily-mail/

Keep your eye simply on Him; let His death, His sufferings, His merits, His glories, His intercession, be fresh upon thy mind; when you wake in the morning look to Him; when thou lie down at night look to Him.- Charles Spurgeon@CHSpurgeon

If you have less of this world. may you have more of his comfortable presence! Oh, blessed exchange!Sanctified afflictions are a thousand times rather to be chosen than unsanctified prosperity.- John Berridge)

Thursday, 11 October 2018

Quotes Oct 12

A man is not a Christian unless he can say with Paul, "I am what I am by the grace of God!" - Martyn Lloyd-Jones

 ... gender feminism isn’t fundamentally a pro-woman but an anti-man movement. It isn’t driven by the adrenaline of a genuine concern for women, but by a deep-rooted hatred of men. Feminism isn’t trying to correct misogyny; it is seeking to create a dark and bigoted misandry.- - The striptease of toxic feminism in the Brett Kavanaugh freak show, October 9, 2018, Jules Gomes, https://www.julesgomes.com/single-post/The-striptease-of-toxic-feminism-in-the-Brett-Kavanaugh-freak-show

Of all I have ever seen or learned, that book
[Ecclesiastes] seems to me the noblest, the wisest,
and the most powerful expression of man's life upon
this earth--and also the highest flower of poetry,
eloquence, and truth.
I am not given to dogmatic judgments in the matter
of literary creation, but if I had to make one I could
say that Ecclesiastes is the greatest single piece
of writing I have ever known, and the wisdom
expressed in it the most lasting and profound.
--Thomas Wolfe (1900-1938)
      (In Eric S. Christianson's
      _Ecclesiastes Through the Centuries_ [2007])

"...a person is not worshiping the Christian God as he should unless he recognizes that God is sovereign. When we speak of God's sovereignty, two thoughts are in mind--His work of creation and His work of providence. When we speak of providence, we mean His dealings in the world now." ~ Francis Schaeffer, Basic Bible Studies

""In a democracy, we have always had to worry about the ignorance of the uneducated. Today we have to worry about the ignorance of people with college degrees."- Thomas Sowell

Quotes Oct 11

No difficulty in believing the gospel is intellectual--it is always moral. - Martyn Lloyd-Jones

...the Supreme Court—the politburo of the American Left for over seventy years. - The striptease of toxic feminism in the Brett Kavanaugh freak show, October 9, 2018, Jules Gomes, https://www.julesgomes.com/single-post/The-striptease-of-toxic-feminism-in-the-Brett-Kavanaugh-freak-show

I had the happiness desecrate the Gunga (Ganges) by baptising the first Hindoo, viz. Krishna, and my son Felix. - William Carey, 28 December 1800 in John Legg,  The footsteps of God p.266

What Is true for you is true for you, and what is true for me is true for me. Truth is totally subjective.- Protagoras, quoted in  Patrick Sookhdeo, The death of Western Christianity, p.70

The Egyptian city of Alexandria was, after Rome the greatest city in the Roman Empire. ... Alexandria acted as its intellectual and cultural capital. - 2000 years of Christ's power,  part one, The age of the early church fathers, N R Meedham p.116

Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Quotes Oct 10

"Sacraments are God's authorised illustrations to prop up our weak faith. Sacraments are given not to make God's promises more sure but to make us more sure of God's promises." Ralph Davis

Our public discourse would be immediately improved if we didn't presume people who disagree with us must be morally inferior.- Sam Allberry@SamAllberry

The reason why congregations have been so dead, is because dead men preach to them. O that the Lord may quicken and revive them for his own names sake. For how can dead men beget living children?- George Whitefield Oct 9, 1740 @WhitefieldG

The intellectual, the moral, the religious seem to me all naturally bound up and interlinked together in one great and harmonious whole.” - Ada Lovelace

Apart from an outside supernatural assistance,
society goes from bad to worse until deterioration
is universal.  Not evolution but devolution is the
law of man without God.
     --Fulton John Sheen (1895-1979)
      _The Prodigal World_ [1936]

Monday, 8 October 2018

Quotes Oct 9

"O my friends, how thankful should we be for sleep."- Charles Spurgeon

The biggest hoax in the world for the last 150 years, has been the theory of evolution! - Martyn Lloyd-Jones

I think the church of England enters into the natural life purpose of the country - that she is associated in a great degree with the feelings, the traditions, as well as the history of England; and there in my opinion very many who do not formally belong to her company who would with deep regret witness her downfall. - W E Gladstone, speech,  August 1868

True freedom is where no restraint is known,
That Scripture, justice, and good sense disown;
Where only vice and injury are tied,
And all from shore to shore is free beside.
Expostulation by William Cowper

When I first left England, my hope ft the conversion of the season was very strong,but, among so many obstacles, it would entirely die away, unless a upheld of God... no earthly thing to depend upon, or earthly comfort, except food and raiment,. Well, I have God, and his word is sure. Though the superstitions of this heathen where a thousand times stronger than they are, and the example of the Europeans a thousand times worse; though I were deserted by all and persecuted by all, yet my faith, fixed on that sure Word, yet my faith would rise above all obstacles and overcome every trial. God's cause will triumph. -  - William Carey, letter, in John Legg,  The footsteps of God, p.263