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

Monday, May 11, 2015


Hold on, be "longsuffering," do not give way to passion.  In the Bible longsuffering is attributed to God Himself.  If God were not longsuffering not one of us would be still alive, not one of us would be a Christian.  If God were not longsuffering there would be no Christianity at all.  Longsuffering is His attitude to us: so let it be our attitude towards one another.  We have to suffer ourselves, and others have to suffer us.  Let all suffer long! . . .

If you love people you will be longsuffering and forbearing toward them because you will have their interests at heart.  You will not be so much concerned to show that you are right and they are wrong.  You will be anxious that they should be right as well as yourself.  You love them and are more interested in them, and concerned about them; and because of that you are patient with them.

D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones, Christian Unity: An Exposition of Ephesians 4:1-16, p.44-45

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you. The point about wanting to be proven right is something we all can struggle with.