Month: June 2011

The Westminster Confession

Chapter I Of the Holy Scripture I. Although the light of nature, and the works of creation and providence do so far manifest the goodness, wisdom, and power of God, as to leave men unexcusable;[1] yet are they not sufficient to give that knowledge of God, and of His will, which is necessary unto salvation.[2] Therefore it pleased the Lord, at sundry times, and … Read More The Westminster Confession

Quotes from John Calvin: *He Can be Taken to the Extreme, but You Have to Love Some of What He Says!

“Nearly all the wisdom we possess, that is to say, true and sound wisdom, consists of two parts: the knowledge of God and of ourselves.” “God cannot be comprehended by us, except as far as he accomodates himself to our standard.” “It was Christ’s task to swallow up death. Who but Life could do this? It was his task to conquer sin. Who but … Read More Quotes from John Calvin: *He Can be Taken to the Extreme, but You Have to Love Some of What He Says!

Oswald Chambers: “My Utmost for His Highest” June 19

. . . do you love Me? . . . Tend My sheep —John 21:16 Jesus did not say to make converts to your way of thinking, but He said to look after His sheep, to see that they get nourished in the knowledge of Him. We consider what we do in the way of Christian work as service, yet Jesus Christ calls service … Read More Oswald Chambers: “My Utmost for His Highest” June 19

When God Is Silent

I was asked for help a couple of days ago by a believer that I know walks with Christ and whom I know seeks the Father’s will from time spent in scripture and prayer.  The request was for a close family member who has been trying to find employment.  The concern expressed in her request was twofold:  (1) that her family member’s faith was … Read More When God Is Silent

More Quotes to Ponder from Another Great 20 Century Mind!

“The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and left untried.” — G.K. Chesterton “The Bible tells us to love our neighbors, and also to love our enemies; probably because generally they are the same people.” — G.K. Chesterton “Without education, we are in a horrible and deadly danger of taking educated people seriously.” — G.K. Chesterton … Read More More Quotes to Ponder from Another Great 20 Century Mind!

Quotes to Ponder from My Favorite — the Greatest FORMER Athiest-Agnostic of the 20th Century!

“I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.” — C.S. Lewis “To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no … Read More Quotes to Ponder from My Favorite — the Greatest FORMER Athiest-Agnostic of the 20th Century!