"The Missionary among Moslems (to whom the Cross of Christ is a stumbling block and the atonement foolishness) is driven daily to deeper meditation on the mystery of redemption, and to a stronger conviction that here is the very heart of our message and our mission ... The more unbelievers deny its crucial character, the … Continue reading The Cross
Spiritual prosperity depends immensely on our private devotion, and private devotion cannot nourish unless we determine that by God’s help we will make time, whatever trouble it may cost us, for thought, for prayer, for the Bible, and for private communion with Christ. Alas! That saying of our Master is sadly overlooked: 'Enter into your room and … Continue reading
True, saving Christianity is not the mere believing a certain set of opinions, and holding a certain set of notions. Its essence is knowing, trusting, and loving a certain living Person who died for us - even Christ the Lord. (J.C. Ryle - "Holiness")
Joel Osteen: (in, "Become a better you") "He [God] wants us to have a little heaven on earth, right where we are ... You can accomplish your dries before you go to heaven! How can you do that? By tapping into God's power inside of you... If you don't appreciate and take advantage of your freedom, … Continue reading Prosperity Theology – Biblical theology?
"For [Joel] Osteen, the good news is that on judgment day God will look at our heart. According to the Scriptures, that is actually bad news. The good news is that for all who are in Christ, God looks at the heart, life, death, and resurrection of his Son and declares us righteous in Him. … Continue reading Good news!
“Are you in depths and doubts, staggering and uncertain, not knowing what is your condition, nor whether you have any interest in the forgiveness that is of God? Are you tossed up and down between hopes and fears, and want peace, consolation, and establishment? Why lie you upon your faces? Get up: watch, pray, fast, … Continue reading Tossed between hopes and fears
“Never did a believer in Jesus Christ die or drown in his voyage to heaven. They will all be found safe and sound with the Lamb on Mount Zion. Christ loseth none of them; yea, nothing of them. (John 6:39.) Not a bone of a believer is to be seen in the field of battle. … Continue reading Safe and sound with the Lamb
Let us cast to the winds as idle talk the common notion that it is possible to be “extreme” and go “too far” in religion [Christian faith]. This is a favourite of the devil, and one which he circulates with vast industry. (J.C. Ryle in Holiness)
If God had perceived that our greatest need was economic, He would have sent us and economist. If He had perceived that our greatest need was entertainment, He would have sent us an comedian or an artist. If God had perceived that our greatest need was political stability, He would have sent us a politician. If … Continue reading God knew our need
The saddest symptom about many so-called Christians is the utter absence of anything like conflict and fight in their Christianity. They eat, they drink, they dress, they work, they amuse themselves, they get money, they spend money, they go through a scanty round of formal religious services once or twice every week. But the great … Continue reading The spiritual fight