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

Friday, June 24, 2016


Everything in this world has been given to us by God, and is meant for our use.  Indeed, everything is meant for our enjoyment.  Everything is made and created by God, therefore obviously all such things are not only good but are perfectly legitimate for the Christian man.  The use of these things becomes worldliness when we allow things that are perfectly right and legitimate in themselves to take too much of our time, to much of our attention, too much of our interest, too much of our enthusiasm.

This applies to literature, art, music, games — anything you like to think of. … But it becomes worldliness if it absorbs us too much.  If my interest in these things becomes central in my life, and takes the first place, or drives out the spiritual and my concentration on the eternal, then I am guilty of worldliness.

D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones, “The Christian Warfare: An Exposition of Ephesians 6:10-13,” pg. 364

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