We who preach the gospel must not think of ourselves as public relations agents sent to establish good will between Christ and the world. We must not imagine ourselves commissioned to make Christ acceptable to big business, the press, the world of sports or modern education. We are not diplomats but prophets, and our message is not a compromise but an ultimatum. A.W. Tozer
Therefore let God-inspired Scripture decide between us; and on whichever side be found doctrines in harmony with the word of God, in favor of that side will be cast the vote of truth. --Basil of Caesarea
Once you learn to discern, there's no going back. You will begin to spot the lie everywhere it appears.

I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has strengthened me, because He considered me faithful, putting me into service. 1 Timothy 1:12

Sunday, December 28, 2014


O Divine Redeemer, 

Great was thy goodness 
in undertaking my redemption,
in consenting to be made sin for me, 
in conquering all my foes;

Great was thy strength 
in enduring the extremities of divine wrath, 
in taking away the load of my iniquities;

Great was thy love
in manifesting thyself alive,
in showing thy sacred wounds,
that every fear might vanish, 
and every doubt be removed;

Great was thy mercy
in ascending to heaven
in being crowned and enthroned
there to intercede for me,
there to succor me in temptation,
there to open the eternal book,
there to receive me finally to thyself;

Great was thy wisdom
in devising this means of salvation;

Bathe my soul in rich consolations
of thy resurrection life;

Great was thy grace
in commanding me to come hand in hand
with thee to the Father, 
to be knit to him eternally,
to discover in him my rest,
to find in him my peace,
to behold his glory,
to honor him who is alone worthy;
in giving me the Spirit as teacher, guide, power,
that I may live repenting of my sin, 
conquer Satan,
find victory in life.

When thou art absent all sorrows are here,
When thou art present all blessings are mine.

From The Valley of Vision, Puritan Prayers and Devotions, p.98-99

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