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William Gurnall Quotes


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The proper seat of sin is the will, of comfort the conscience.

    Topics: Conscience, Comfort

He cannot be a bold reprover, that is not a conscientious liver; such a one must speak softly, for fear of waking his own guilty conscience.

    Topics: Conscience
    Source: A Puritan Golden Treasury

O take heed of this squint eye to our profit, pleasure, honour, or anything beneath Christ and heaven; for they will take away your heart - that is, our love, and if our love be taken away, there will be little courage left for Christ.

    Topics: Courage

I had rather be a sober heathen than a drunken Christian.

    Topics: Drunkenness
    Source: A Puritan Golden Treasury

God hath made it a debt which one saint owes to another to carry their names to a throne of grace.

    Topics: Encouragement

Let this encourage those of you who belong to Christ: the storm may be tempestuous, but it is only temporary. The clouds that are temporarily rolling over your head will pass, and then you will have fair weather, an eternal sunshine of glory. Can you not watch with Christ for one hour?

    Topics: Encouragement

No, it is some noble enterprise I would have thee think upon, how thou mayst advance the name of Christ higher in thy heart, and [in the] world too, as much as in thee lies.

    Topics: Evangelism

The minister's work debilitates nature; like the candle, he wastes while he shines.

    Topics: Evangelism
    Source: A Puritan Golden Treasury

Justifying faith is not a naked assent to the truths of the gospel.

    Topics: Faith, The Gospel, Justification

The Christian must trust in a withdrawing God.

    Topics: Faith, Trust, Christians

We fear men so much, because we fear God so little. One fear cures another. When man's terror scares you, turn your thoughts to the wrath of God.

    Topics: Fear
    Source: A Puritan Golden Treasury

His subject thou art whom thou crownest in thy heart, and not whom thou flatterest with thy lips.

    Topics: Friendship

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