Archive for April, 2010

“The Bible is truly an amazing book. If we want to understand man’s spiritual journey throughout history, all we need to do is read what God has recorded in His Word. However, while God has provided a way for us to seek after Him and to know Him, God’s adversary has a plan of his own. The last thing the devil wants is for man to be obedient to what God has said. Instead, his objective is to lead humanity astray. His greatest goal is to seduce people away from the Savior Jesus Christ with counterfeits; these deadly detours sometimes very closely resemble the real thing…but in reality lead to spiritual disaster. The Bible says as the time before Christ’s return shortens, this agenda will only intensify.” Faith Undone, Roger Oakland, p. 16.

“The modern Gospel message is often presented in such a manner that the motivation becomes having an enhanced life, rather than the Lord Jesus Christ being my life. Consequently, Jesus is viewed as one more thing that I incorporate into my life instead of recognizing that He is THE way, THE truth, and THE life (see John 14:6).” Simply Singular, Is Christ Prominent of Preeminent?, Jerry Benjamin, p. 5.

“Come, Holy Spirit, Heav’nly Dove. With all Thy quick’ning pow’rs; kindle a flame of sacred love, in these cold hearts of ours.  Look, how we grovel here below, fond of these earthly toys; our souls, how heavily they go, to reach eternal joys.  In vain we tune our formal songs, in vain we strive to rise; Hosannas languish on our tongues, and our devotion dies.  Father, shall we ever live at this poor dying rate, our love so faint, so cold to Thee, and Thine to us so great?  Come, Holy Spirit, Heav’nly Dove, with all Thy quick’ning pow’rs; come, shed abroad the Savior’s love, and that shall kindle ours.”  Come, Holy Spirit, Heavenly Dove, A Hymn written by Isaac Watts (1674-1748).

“Christianity is about a loving relationship with the Lord and about loving one another. Christ did not teach his disciples to love themselves, but rather assumed that they already did when he said: “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself” (Luke 10:27). Just as we naturally care for ourselves and want what is good for ourselves, we are to care for others and want what is good for them.”  Martin and Deidre Bobgan, “…Men Shall Be Lovers of Their Own Selves…”, Web Archive from Newsletter (

“It is the sinner dwelling in the full light of God’s holy, redeeming love — in the experience of that full indwelling of diving love, which comes through Christ and the Holy Spirit who cannot be anything but humble. Not to be occupied with your sin, but to be occupied with God, brings deliverance from self.”  Andrew Murray, Humility, PP. 55-56.

Unity in the Truth Part 3

We cannot create unity, but we can enter into the unity already created.   Who has made this unity for man, you might wonder?  You might reason, and rightly so, “If man is already condemned, serving his sentence, then man surely cannot exit his ‘jail cell’ to solve the emnity between God and all of manking.”  So then who has broken down this separating wall between God and man?  The answer is clear.  There is only one who could do such a marvelous, selfless and truly loving work.  It is none other than the man, Christ Jesus.  Continue reading

“At the heart of Christ’s call to discipleship is the daily application of His cross in each life. Yet one seldom hears in evangelical circles Christ’s definitive declaration: “And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me…[and] forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple” (Luke 14:27-33). The call to discipleship must be honestly faced. Through the cross we die to self and begin to live to our Lord in resurrection power (Galatians 2:20). Indeed, Christ’s death on the cross would have been a hollow act if it did not bring forth new life, for now and for eternity.” Dave Hunt, An Urgent Call to a Serious Faith, P.87.

Unity in the Truth Part 2

As previously stated in Part 1, the desire and push towards unity is repeatedly repelled by the prideful result of division.  The push towards world peace seems always trampled under by war.  So before us lay two contradictory ideas: “Unity” and “Division”; “Peace” and “War”.  I also suggested that peace has already been obtained, yet to many it is not known.  Why?  For one simple reason.  Many have chosen to leave God out Continue reading

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