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We must not count temptation a strange thing. "The disciple is not greater than his master, nor the servant than his lord." If Satan came to Christ, he will also come to Christians.

    Topics: Temptation
    Source: Commentary: Matthew 4.

The Bible in the pulpit must never supersede the Bible at home.

    Topics: The Bible

If Christ had not gone to the cross and suffered in our stead, the just for the unjust, there would not have been a spark of hope for us. There would have been a mighty gulf between ourselves and God, which no man ever could have passed.

    Topics: The Cross
    Source: The Cross: A Call to the Fundamentals of Religion.

Take away the cross of Christ, and the Bible is a dark book.

    Topics: The Cross
    Source: The Cross: A Call to the Fundamentals of Religion.

It would have been well for the church of Christ, if the warnings of the Gospel had been as much studied as its promises.

    Topics: The Gospel
    Source: Commentary, Matthew 16.

It was the whole Trinity, which at the beginning of creation said, "Let us make man". It was the whole Trinity again, which at the beginning of the Gospel seemed to say, "Let us save man".

    Topics: The Trinity
    Source: Commentary: Matthew 3.

We should never desert a great principle in theology any more than in science, because of apparent difficulties which we are not able at present to remove.

    Topics: Theology

Too many are apt to look at nothing but the surface of things in religion, and regard nice distinctions in theology as questions of "words and names," which are of little real value.

    Topics: Theology

Never let us be guilty of sacrificing any portion of truth on the altar of peace.

    Topics: Truth, Peace

To maintain pure truth in the church, we should be ready to make any sacrifice, to hazard peace, to risk dissention and run the chance of division.

    Topics: Truth

Unity without the gospel is a worthless unity; it is the very unity of hell.

    Topics: Unity

Our Lord has many weak children in his family, many dull pupils in his school, many raw soldiers in his army, many lame sheep in his flock. Yet he bears with them all, and casts none away. Happy is that Christian who has learned to do likewise with his brethren.

    Topics: Weakness

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