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 8, 2015

Outside the Life of God

The way of the world, with all its changes, its constant changes, is a proclamation of the fact that those who follow it are profoundly miserable.  That is why they have to go on changing.  They get tired of everything, they must always be seeking after something new.  They are always looking for thrills and they run after them.  Why?  Because it is intolerable to them to spend a few hours with themselves.  They find their own company so miserable that they spend their lives in running away from themselves.  That is the measure of the misery of a life of sin: no resources and no reserves, because they are outside the life of God.

D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones, God’s Way of Reconciliation: An Exposition of Ephesians 2, p.20

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wow, that is a profound statement by Lloyd-Jones.