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Faith Does Not Save You

Octavius Winslow, Personal Declension Be careful of not making a Savior of faith. There is a danger – and it cannot be too vigilantly guarded against – of substituting the work of the Spirit for the work of Christ; this … Continue reading

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What is the real state of your faith?

What, reader, is the real state of your faith? is it as lively, vigorous, and active, as it was when you first believed? Has it undergone no declension? Is the Object of faith as glorious in your eye as he … Continue reading

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thou standest by faith

“thou standest by faith.” (Rom 11:20) Why is it that you have been kept to the present moment? You have seen many a tall cedar bowed to the earth; many who did appear to “run well,” but who, in the … Continue reading

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One Faith

Octavius Winslow, The Holy Spirit speaks of but “one faith (Eph 4:5),” and that faith the “faith of God’s elect (Tit 1:1).” And still the question recurs, What is faith? Briefly and simply, it is that act of the understanding … Continue reading

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Enter into it!

“We love him, because he first loved us:” he took the first step, and made the first advance, – “He first loved us.” O heart-melting truth! The love of God to us when yet we were sinners, who can unfold … Continue reading

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A Modern Demas

“This enemy of your soul will steal upon you by silent and insidious encroachment. It has its disguises many. It will present itself masked in a proper regard for business, in a diligence in lawful callings, a prudent yielding to … Continue reading

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Evening Thoughts

  He was led as a sheep to the slaughter; and like a lamb dumb before his shearer, so opened he not his mouth: in his humiliation his judgment was taken away: and who shall declare his generation? for his … Continue reading

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No Equal

Octavius Winslow, As a system of ‘consolation’ Christianity has no equal. No other religion in the wide world touches the hidden springs of the soul, or reaches the lowest depths of human sorrow, but the religion of Christ. When your … Continue reading

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Morning Thoughts for July 3rd

By Octavius Winslow Therefore thus saith the Lord God, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste. Isaiah 28:16 Jesus is … Continue reading

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Incipient Declension: “The backslider in heart (Pr 14:14).”

Before bed last night I picked up Personal Declension (again) by Octavius Winslow. The work deals with backsliding. He, like J.C. Philpot, offer the church experimental help in understanding the spiritual life of the Christian. A few selections from chapter … Continue reading

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