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The office of presbyters is a permanent one.

    Topics: Leadership

The proximate result of obedience to God is inward conformity to the Divine image.

    Topics: Obedience
    Source: Commentary on the Epistle to the Romans, Eerdmans, 1955

In many things a comprehensive survey of a subject is the shortest way of getting at a precise knowledge of a particular division of it.

    Topics: Perseverance

All Church power arises from the indwelling of the Spirit; therefore those in whom the Spirit dwells are the seat of Church power. But the Spirit dwells in the whole Church, and therefore the whole Church is the seat of Church power.

    Topics: Power, Holy Spirit

If all Church power vests in the clergy, then the people are practically bound to passive obedience in all matters of faith and practice; for all right of private judgment is then denied.

    Topics: Power

All Church power is, therefore, properly ministerial and administrative. Everything is to be done in the name of Christ, and in accordance with his directions.

    Topics: Power

It is only when men associate with the wicked with the desire and purpose of doing them good, that they can rely upon the protection of God to preserve them from contamination.

    Topics: Providence

All moral obligation resolves itself into the obligation of conformity to the will of God.

    Topics: Responsibility

In opposition... to all the suggestions of the devil, the sole, simple, and sufficient answer is the word of God. This puts to flight all the powers of darkness. The Christian finds this to be true in his individual experience. It dissipates his doubts; it drives away his fears; it delivers him from the power of Satan.

    Topics: Scripture
    Source: A Commentary on the Epistle to the Ephesians, Baker Book House, 1980

The Scriptures teach that the happiness or blessedness of believers in a future life will be greater or less in proportion to the service of Christ in this life. Those who love little, do little; and those who do little, enjoy less.

    Topics: Service

Original sin is the only rational solution of the undeniable fact of the deep, universal and early manifested sinfulness of men in all ages, of every class, and in every part of the world.

    Topics: Sin

The best evidence of the Bible's being the word of God is to be found between its covers. It proves itself.

    Topics: The Bible

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