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, July 7, 2016

Are You a Slack Christian?

The slack Christian is always a miserable Christian — grumbling and complaining, asking why this and why that.  The answer to that is to take more exercise, exercise your senses on the Word, come and listen to the exposition of the Word, avail yourself of every opportunity of doing so.

But look at it in this way also:  Are you able to help others and to teach others?  If not, the reason may well be that you only attend a place of worship once on a Sunday or perhaps still more infrequently.  You imagine that is enough.  But if so, why do you fail, why are you not successful in helping others?  You need all the help you can be given, especially “as you see the day approaching.”  And “the day” is approaching, and it behoves us to take advantage of everything that God has provided for us.  The fellowship of the saints is one of the things that God has provided; so let us make full use of it.

D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones, “The Christian Soldier: An Exposition of Ephesians 6:10-20,” pg.90-91

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