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, December 21, 2015

Is It About You or About God?

What has gone wrong with us Christian people?  Three hundred years ago people used to write books on the attributes of God.  They preached on them for months, and the people were delighted to hear them.  But today we are so practical, we want short cuts.  We do not think about God in his glorious attributes; we are just interested in blessings and experiences and in our own activities.  We have gone seriously astray.  Do we like to think of the everlasting and eternal God, existing in eternity, deciding for some amazing reason to create the world and to create man and to have man as a companion for himself?  Do you meditate upon this glorious God and all his great purposes—how he governs by his providence, how he has provided for us?

Martyn Lloyd-Jones, “Experiencing the New Birth: Studies in John 3,” pg.164

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