July 30, 2010

“A dog barks when his master is attacked. I would be a coward if I saw that God’s truth is attacked and yet would remain silent.” – Calvin

July 15, 2010

Without the holiness of God, sin has no meaning and grace has no point. God’s holiness gives to the one its definition and to the other its greatness. Without the holiness of God, sin is merely human failure, but not failure before God ~ David Wells in The Courage to be Protestant

July 13, 2010

“A Believer is the result of the operation of God. Nothing less, nothing more.”

‎”But whatever you do, find the God-centered, Christ-exalting, Bible-saturated passion of your life, and find a way to say it and live for it and die for it. And…. you will not waste your life.” – John Piper

July 12, 2010

Jesus didnt die and say ‘it is possible,’ He died and said ‘it is finished.’

If any man doth ascribe of salvation, even the very least, to the free will of man, he knoweth nothing of grace, and he hath not learnt Jesus Christ aright -MARTIN LUTHER

July 6, 2010

“Americans think God punishing sin is unrighteous; Paul said God forgiving sin was unrighteousness—unless there’s the cross”

“The astonishing thing is that people can become religious without being converted. That is, they join churches and start reading the Bible and doing religious things with no change in the foundation of their happiness: It is still themselves. They are the ground of their joy”

“Feeling loved by God means feeling glad not only that He crushed His Son so that I can be forgiven, but that Hes crushing everything that takes away from my praising of the glory of His grace.”

“One of the great uses of Twitter and Facebook will be to prove at the Last Day that prayerlessness was not from lack of time.”

“Regardless of what Leadership Network, Saddleback or Willow Creek may tell you, you can’t do church for pagans. That’s like saying that we can do Capitalism for Communists or sexual fidelity for practicing prostitutes. It just don’t work that way.”

“God ALMIGHTY has spoken and written a book. IT CAN’T BE BORING!!!! we are the problem! The world is boring!” – jonny P

“I have heard it said, ‘God didn’t die for frogs. So He was responding to OUR value as humans!’ This turns grace on its head. We are WORSE off than frogs. They have not sinned. They have not rebelled and treated God with the contempt of being inconsequential in their lives. God did not have to die for frogs. The aren’t… BAD enough. We ARE. Our debt is so great, only a divine sacrifice could pay for it.”

I am quite sure that if God had not chosen me I would never would have chosen him; and I am sure he chose me before I was born, or else he never would have chose me afterward.

You weren’t made to be somebody. you were made to know Somebody.

“All men seek happiness. There are no exceptions. However different the means they employ, they all strive towards this goal. The reason why some go to war and some do not is the same desire in both, but interpreted in different ways. The will never takes the least step except to that end. This is the motive of every act of every man, including those who go and hang themselves…” – Blaise Pascal

simul justus et peccator

At the same time righteous and sinner.

“Calvary is a blot upon the character of Deity if salvation by self be possible.” – C.H. Spurgeon

Christ died not simply to make justification a possibility but to actually justify those He died for. He died to save them, not to make them savable.

“One reason why many church kids go into blatant rebellion is because you’ll find moralism preached there instead of the Gospel.” – Lane Chaplin

We are far to easily pleased

If we consider the unblushing promises of reward and the staggering nature of the rewards promised in the gospels, it would seem that our Lord finds our desires not too strong, but too weak. We are half-hearted creatures, fooling around with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us,like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in the slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by an offer of a holiday at sea. We are far to easily pleased.

-C. S. Lewis

Is your desire to be used by God greater than your desire to know Him?

If so, you have an idol.