| The antidote for covetousness is contentment. The two are in opposition. Whereas the covetous, greedy person worships himself, the contented person worships God. Contentment comes from trusting God.|
Topics: Greed, Contentment
| Healing was a miraculous sign gift to be used for special purposes. It was not intended as a permanent way to keep the Christian community in perfect health. Yet today most charismatics teach that God wants every Christian well. If that is true, why does God allow Christians to get sick in the first place?|
| We never see the gift gof healing) being used at random in the churches. It is a gift associated only with Christ, the twelve (plus Paul), the seventy, and some who were intimate co-workers with the apostles.|
| Because the church doesn't really have heaven on its mind, it tends to be self-indulgent, self-centered, weak, and materialistic. Our present comforts consume too much of our thoughts, and if we're not careful, we inevitably end up inventing wrong fantasies about heaven - or thinking very little of heaven at all.|
Source: The Glory of Heaven
| Scripture repeatedly makes clear that heaven is a realm of unsurpassed joy, unfading glory, undiminished bliss, unlimited delights, and unending pleasures. Nothing about it can possibly be boring or humdrum. It will be a perfect existence. We will have unbroken fellowship with all heaven's inhabitants. Life there will be devoid of any sorrows, cares, tear, fears, or pain.|
Source: What Will Heaven be Like taken from The Glory of Heaven
| To say that God dwells in heaven is not to say that He is contained there. But it is uniquely His home, His center of operations, His command post. It is the place where His throne resides. And it is where the most perfect worship of Him occurs. It is in that sense that we say heaven is His dwelling - place.|
Source: The Glory of Heaven
| People do not have to do something to go to hell; they just have to do nothing to go to hell.|
Source: Treating Christ with Criticism and Indifference, Matthew 11:16-24.
| A gospel that does not confront sin is not the gospel of Jesus Christ.|
| Mysticism is the idea that direct knowledge of God or ultimate reality is achieved through personal, subjective intuition or experience apart from, or even contrary to historical fact or objective divine revelation.|
Source: Our Sufficiency in Christ
| The teaching of a false prophet cannot withstand scrutiny under the divine light of Scripture.|
Topics: Heresy, Scripture
Source: Matthew 1-7, p. 471.
| Some people get so caught up in their own holiness that they look at the Trinity for a possible vacancy.|
Source: Leadership, v. 7, n. 2.
| Apart from the Holy Spirit, the Bible will utterly fail to penetrate and transform the human heart. With the Spirit of God comes illumination - true understanding of what has been written. Every believer has the Holy Spirit, the One who inspired the writers of Scripture, and without His illuminating ministry to us, the truth of Scripture could not penetrate our hearts and minds.|
Topics: Holy Spirit