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       Thomas Brooks
       1608 - 1680
      
       Thomas Brooks was a nonconformist preacher. Born into a Puritan family, he was sent to Emmanuel College, Cambridge. He soon became an advocate of the Congregational way and served as a chaplain in the Civil War. In 1648 he accepted the rectory of St. Margaret's, New Fish Street, London, but only after making his Congregational principles clear to the vestry.
      
       On several occasions he preached before Parliament. He was ejected in 1660 and remained in London as a Nonconformist preacher. Government spies reported that he preached at Tower Wharf and in Moorfields. During the Great Plague and Great Fire he worked in London, and in 1672 was granted a license to preach in Lime Street. He wrote over a dozen books, most of which are devotional in character. He was buried in Bunhill Fields.


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Afflictions are but as a dark entry into our Father's house.

    Topics: Affliction

Those years, months, weeks, days, and hours, that are not filled up with God, with Christ, with grace, and with duty, will certainly be filled up with vanity and folly. The neglect of one day, of one duty, of one hour, would undo us, if we had not an Advocate with the Father.

    Topics: Apathy

Our sins are debts that none can pay but Christ. It is not our tears, but His blood; it is not our sighs, but His sufferings, that can testify for our sins. Christ must pay all, or we are prisoners forever.

    Topics: Atonement

Christ is the sun, and all the watches of our lives should be set by the dial of his motion.

    Topics: Christ

The two poles could sooner meet, than the love of Christ and the love of the world.

    Topics: Christ, Love

A good conscience and a good confidence go together.

    Topics: Conscience

It is better to have a sore than a seared conscience.

    Topics: Conscience

Much faith will yield unto us here our heaven, but any faith, if true, will yield us heaven hereafter.

    Topics: Faith

Though there is nothing more dangerous, yet there is nothing more ordinary, than for weak saints to make their sense and feeling the judge of their condition. We must strive to walk by faith.

    Topics: Faith, Struggles

Weak Christians are afraid of the shadow of the cross.

    Topics: Fear, The Cross

A man had need to fear this most of all, that he fears not at all.

    Topics: Fear

You had better be a poor man and a rich Christian, than a rich man and a poor Christian. You had better do anything, bear anything, and be anything rather than be a dwarf in grace.

    Topics: Finances

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