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Saturday Quotes 12/19/09

Posted by on Dec 19, 2009 in Quotes | 0 comments

“I believe in the doctrine of election, because I am quite certain that, if God had not chosen me, I should never have chosen Him; and I am sure He chose me before I was born, or else He never would have chosen me afterwards; and He must have elected me for reasons unknown to me, for I never could find any reason in myself why He should have looked upon me with special love.” – Charles H. Spurgeon

“Before God’s effectual call, a humbling work passes upon the soul. A man is convinced of sin; he sees he is a sinner and nothing but a sinner… Such as were never convinced are never called.” – Thomas Watson

“…only by an act of SOVEREIGN GRACE … Christ becomes VITALLY UNITED to the soul. Without this VITAL UNION there is, there can be, no faith. This being the case, a VITAL UNION is formed before faith can have any ground of existence; and consequently a justification which is a neces…sary result of this union takes place.” – Jonathan Edwards

“Total Depravity is not utter depravity.  Utter depravity would mean that we are all as sinful as we could be.” – R.C. Sproul

“Grant that I may not pray alone with the mouth; help me that I may pray from the depths of my heart.” – Martin Luther

“God takes whom he pleases into covenant with himself, according to the good pleasure of his will.” – Matthew Henry

“Why is it that some have believed? It is because the Spirit has sanctified them, has set them apart, has called them out. It is the call of the Spirit; it is the work of the Spirit in conviction, and calling out, and giving power to believe.” – Martyn lloyd-Jones

“The will of man without grace is not free, but is enslaved, and that too with its own consent.” – Martin Luther

“God never does only one thing. In everything he does he is doing thousands of things. Of these we know perhaps half a dozen.” – John Piper

“The best way to combat sin is upon our knees.” – Thomas Watson

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Is Gambling OK? Don’t Bet on It

Posted by on Dec 19, 2009 in Article, Bible, Pyromaniacs | 0 comments

Phil Johnson has posted a great series on a biblical perspective of gambling.  I know it’s a very long series, but it is worth a read.  Or two!  Phil comes at the issue with a level head and makes a strong biblical point on why gambling is a sin.

  1. Is Gambling OK? Don’t Bet on It
  2. Gambling: Some Definitions and Distinctions
  3. Gambling vs. Faithful Stewardship
  4. Does ‘Mutual Consent’ Eliminate the Evil in Gambling?
  5. The Sin of Putting God to the Test
  6. Gambling: The Moral Antithesis of Charity
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