For we live by faith…

Going through my bookshelves and re-reading some old favourites. During lunch today I’m diving into the Beveridge translation of Calvin’s Institutes (book 4). "Wherefore as during our whole lives we carry about with us the remains of sin, we could not continue in the church one single moment were we not sustained by the uninterrupted … Continue reading For we live by faith…

Divine Wrath

Quote from a Steven Lawson sermon: "Any lack of fearing God produces false converts. No one giggles their way into the kingdom of heaven. No one comes skipping into the kingdom of heaven. The only ones who genuinely enter into the kingdom of heaven are those who realize they are under the wrath of God … Continue reading Divine Wrath

Sanctification: Different From Justification

This is a key difference between Protestantism, Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox who often collapse justification into sanctification. "Justification and sanctification are something that we must distinguish when we talk about salvation because the Bible portrays them differently. Both justification and sanctification are concerned with righteousness. However, justification is God, as judge, declaring us to … Continue reading Sanctification: Different From Justification

The Colour of the Fields, and their Fitness for the Sickle

William Huntington (1745-1813) "Behold, I say unto you, lift up your eyes, and look on the fields, for they are white already to harvest,"? John 4:35. Beloved of God, I AM more and more convinced of the necessity of seeking wisdom, knowledge, and understanding with fresh life, and a supply of every needful grace, from … Continue reading The Colour of the Fields, and their Fitness for the Sickle

Faith

“The faith which was once delivered unto the saints,” is not that grace of faith which “is the fruit of the Spirit,” but that doctrine and order of the gospel in which the salvation of God is made known to the saints in the world. This is that “mystery which hath been hid from ages … Continue reading Faith

Good People

Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin. We have many ideas about what a person has to do to get to heaven.  Some believe we must follow the “Golden Rule,” and do good deeds which will eventually outweigh the bad we have done, tipping the scales … Continue reading Good People