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, April 21, 2016

Husbands, Do Your Family Duty!

Is it not a fact that, increasingly, men have been abrogating their position and retiring out of it, and not doing their duty as husbands and as fathers as the result of sheer laziness and selfishness?  Husbands are increasingly leaving the discipline of home-live to the wives, to the mothers.  They cannot be bothered; they come home tired from work and ask their wives to keep the children from them, and to answer their questions.  Is not this happening increasingly?  The husband is deliberately vacating the position in which God has put him.  It is happening among Christian people, but it is happening still more among non-Christians.  The husband is evacuating his position, and leaving it in his laziness to the wife.

D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones, Life in the Spirit in Marriage, Home & Work: An Exposition of Ephesians 5:18-6:9, pg. 112

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