Christ is made light of, either because men think he is theirs already, or because he may easily be theirs at any time. It is true, that grace is free, and the offer is universal, wherever the Gospel is preached. And it is true, that men may have Christ whenever they are willing to comply with his terms. But if you are not willing now, how can you think you shall be willing hereafter? If you can make your own heart willing, why not do it immediately? Can you do it better, when sin hath more hardened it, and God may have given you over to yourself?
When God “blows the breath of life” into Adam’s nostrils, we’re to understand that act to be a continuation of His creation of the world by the power of His Word. Dever, Mark. Preach: Theology Meets Practice (p. 27). B&H Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.
We have come to believe that a man of God can deal in certain tiny areas in the life of the Church; but when it really gets tough, we need to go to the social experts. That is an absolute lie! It says here that the Scriptures are given “that the man of God may […]
No rebels were ever stouter against their prince than an unrenewed soul against the Spirit of God: not a moment without arms in his hand; he acts in defense of sin, and resistance of grace, and combats with the Spirit as his deadly enemy: ‘You always resist the Holy Ghost; as your fathers did, so […]