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

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Believe in God?

You say, I know many people who are not Christians but who say that they believe in God.  No, they do not!  They believe in a figment of their own imagination; they do not believe in God.  If they believed in God they would believe in His Christ, as our Lord Himself argues in John 8:30-45.  But they do not.  They believe simply in what they think and imagine God is, the god that they have manufactured themselves.  That is not God!

D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones, God’s Way of Reconciliation: An Exposition of Ephesians 2, p.29

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