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

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Sin Is Attractive and Discourages Thought

Sin…always comes in an attractive form.  And we are fools enough to look on the surface and to judge by outward appearance and not by the reality itself.

And then another thing sin does — and this is a part of its whole art of deceit — it always discourages thought, it always discourages meditation.  Sin knows that it has only got one hope of succeeding, and that is to play upon your feelings and your desires.  If the mind really begins to operate, sin is finished, and therefore in its subtlety, it plays on the feelings and discourages mind and thought. 

D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones, “Darkness and Light: An Exposition of Ephesians 4:17-5:17,” pg. 137

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