Hunger for His Word

Saturday Quotes 2/6/10

“The gospel is to be preached, and that not partially and by piece-meal, but the whole of it… An ambassador is to deliver the whole message with which he is charged. He is to omit no part of it, but must declare the mind of the sovereign he represents fully and without reserve.” – Augustus Montague Toplady

“To say that we are able by our own efforts to think good thoughts or give God spiritual obedience before we are spiritually regenerate is to overthrow the gospel and the faith of the universal church in all ages.” – John Owen

“The Providence of God is like Hebrew words–it can be read only backwards.” Flavel

“God the Holy Ghost must illuminate us, or all the suns in the milky way never will.” – C.H. Spurgeon

“Soft, smooth, oily words are most plentiful where truth and sincerity are most scarce. ” – C.H. Spurgeon

“True faith is not a mere passive impression, or an inoperative notion. It is a holy principle wrought in the soul by the Spirit of God, producing gracious habits, holy affections, filial reverence, and obedience.” — Thomas Reade

“God the Holy Ghost must illuminate us, or all the suns in the milky way never will.” – C.H. Spurgeon

“He best knows himself who best knows the Word.” – C.H. Spurgeon

“nothing happens but what he has knowingly and willingly decreed.” – John Calvin (Institutes)

“Adoption is a mercy spun out of the bowels of free grace. All by nature are strangers, therefore have no right to sonship. God is pleased to adopt one, and not another; to make one a vessel of glory, another a vessel of wrath.” – Thomas Watson

“It cannot be over-emphasised that we have not seen the full meaning of the Cross till we have seen it as the divines of Dort display it—as the centre of the gospel, flanked on the one hand by total inability and unconditional election, and on the other by irresistible grace and final preservation. – J.I. Packer

“You will certainly carry out God’s purpose, but it makes a difference to you whether you serve like Judas or like John.” C.S. Lewis

“If we put our confidence in the law, the only thing we can hope to gain by it is the wrath of God. If we seek to base our salvation on our merit, the only thing we will ever merit is God’s wrath.” – R.C. Sproul on Romans 4:15

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