“The cross liberates us from the fear of death and the need to live a lie. It acts as a powerful antidote to our natural tendency to be frightened or anxious about our situation in the world. It allows us to face death with a quiet and calm confidence, knowing that its sting has been […]
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“All men have a conscience (Rom. 2:15) and it can be a right guide (John 8:9). It may also only seem to be right when actually it is leading the person down the wrong road (Acts 23:1).” Charles Ryrie, Balancing the Christian Life, p. 42.
“Conscience is that inner judge that warns us when we have done wrong, or praises us when we have done right.” Warren Wiersbe, Songs in the Night, p. 18.
“Let us remember that the taste of God’s love towards us cannot be had by us under chastisements, except we be fully persuaded that they are fatherly scourges by which he chastises us for our profit. No such thing can occur to the minds of the reprobate, for they are like fugitives.” John Calvin, Epistle […]
George Washington: The U.S. is “A government which to bigotry gives no sanction, to persecution no assistance.” Os Guinness, Character Counts, p. 59.
“Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? Let him show out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom” (James 3:13) Who wants to violate the first characteristic of meekness and write about it? Who wants to appear to be like the one who brags about being humble? […]
Rereading good books is a great past time. I first bought this book and read it in 2004 while in Scotland one summer helping a missionary. It was in a small used book store in North Berwick not far from the fish and chips stand (both were in my usual circle of evening walking). Ironside […]
I read this book in 1997 and probably out of the book many times before that. I reread the book for a current study on walking with God. I wanted to add an important point he makes in our walk with God and that is that it is the Holy Spirit Who desires to do […]
I first reviewed this book in 1997. I have always liked Baxter. I’ve even been to his former church in Edinburgh. As I pointed out in my earlier review, Baxter refutes the holiness teaching of the eradication of the old nature and therefore the believer always having only one nature, either sinful or holy. He […]
It is the selfish part of our human nature to place our energies on the showy but lesser virtues rather than upon the more difficult and greater virtues. Jesus said, “Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cumin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the […]