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, July 18, 2016

Pride Prevents Coming to Christ

It is pride that keeps a man from believing in the Lord Jesus Christ.  Most of those who are not Christians, particularly the intellectuals, are unbelievers because of their pride.  They refuse to say, “Vile, and full of sin I am.”  Of course they are not!  They will not say that they are “helpless” and that they can do nothing.  They are convinced that they can do a great deal, and they are trying to do so.  They have confidence in their own morality, confidence in their own understanding, in their views, and in many other things.  Their reliance upon these things prevents them from becoming Christians.

D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones, “The Christian Soldier: An Exposition of Ephesians 6:10-20,” pg.238

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