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Christ is much more powerful to save, than Adam was to destroy.

    Topics: Salvation

Wherever we see the Word of God purely preached and heard, there a church of God exists, even if it swarms with many faults.

    Topics: Scripture

Let us know, then, that the true meaning of Scripture is the natural and obvious meaning; and let us embrace and abide by it resolutely. Let us not only neglect as doubtful, but boldly set aside as deadly corruptions those pretended expositions which lead us away from the natural meaning.

    Topics: Scripture, Heresy

Since no daily responses are given from heaven, and the Scriptures are the only record in which God has been pleased to consign His truth to perpetual remembrance, the full authority which they ought to possess with the faithful is not recognized unless they are believed to have come from heaven as directly as if God had been heard giving utterance to them.

    Topics: Scripture

The fanaticism which discards the Scripture, under the pretense of resorting to immediate revelations is subversive of every principle of Christianity. For when they boast extravagantly of the Spirit, the tendency is always to bury the Word of God so they may make room for their own falsehoods.

    Topics: Scripture, Heresy

There is no work, however vile or sordid, that does not glisten before God.

    Topics: Service, Work

For until men recognize that they owe everything to God, that they are nourished by His fatherly care, that He is the Author of their every good, that they should seek nothing beyond Him - they will never yield Him willing service. Nay, unless they establish their complete happiness in Him, they will never give themselves truly and sincerely to Him.

    Topics: Service

No one knows the one-hundredth part of the sin that clings to his soul.

    Topics: Sin

Original sin may be defined as the hereditary corruption and depravity of our nature. This reaches every part of the soul, makes us abhorrent to God's wrath and produces in us what Scripture calls works of the flesh.

    Topics: Sin

Whomever the Lord has adopted and deemed worthy of His fellowship ought to prepare themselves for a hard, toilsome, and unquiet life, crammed with very many and various kinds of evil.

    Topics: Suffering, Fellowship

Thou, Lord, bruisest me, but I am abundantly satisfied, since it is from Thy hand.

    Topics: Suffering

You must submit to supreme suffering in order to discover the completion of joy.

    Topics: Suffering, Joy

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