If a trumpet is blown in a city will not the people tremble? If a calamity occurs in a city has not the LORD done it?
REFLECTIONS ON THE PROVIDENCE OF GOD, MISSIONARY ACTIVITY IN AMERICA, AND THE 1996 SUMMER OLYMPICS (ATLANTA)
Nothing tests the saints like waiting …
Those who compromise the Gospel are devoting themselves to destruction. They will be judged in the afterlife.
THE TEACHING COMMAND FOUND IN THE GREAT COMMISSION MEANS MUCH MORE THAN SHARING THE MERE FUNDAMENTALS OF CHRISTIANITY …
The tragedy of rejecting the full revelation of God …
God owns everything!
“God loves the sinner but hates the sin” is a nonsense statement.
What if you’re wrong about hell?
We all labour under two very different evils—too much haste, and slothfulness. We are seized with impatience for the day of Christ already expected; at the same time we securely regard it as afar off. As, then, the Apostle has before reproved an unreasonable ardour, so he now shakes off our sleepiness, so that we may attentively expect Christ at all times, lest we should become idle and negligent, as it is usually the case. – John Calvin comments on 2 Peter 3
Ministers of the Gospel are to proclaim to sinners the terms of mercy God has established through Jesus Christ, and show them the way to reconciliation with Him ….
Perhaps there was something more than ordinarily commanding and charming in the voice which recommended Jesus to the affections of the common people …
HISTORICALLY, CALVINISTS HAVE BEEN THE HARDEST-WORKING AND MOST EFFECTIVE EVANGELISTS IN ALL CHRISTENDOM
A man in Texas accused and convicted of murder, said to the judge, “I was predestined from all eternity to do it.” To whom the judge replied, “So be it, then I was predestined from all eternity to order you to be hanged by the neck, which I now do.”
Reformed theologians have generally agreed that the Holy Spirit applies the blessings and benefits of Christ in this order: effectual calling and regeneration, faith and repentance, justification, adoption, sanctification, and glorification.
LAW & GRACE – PART 3: LESS THAN 1% OF PROFESSING CHRISTIANS CAN QUOTE THE TEN COMMANDMENTS FROM MEMORY
The Ten Commandments is a “schoolmaster” that shows us our need for Jesus Christ, the Savior who can deliver us from the Law’s curse…
82% of Americans believe themselves to be Christian, yet have less influence on culture than any other time in history.