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    William Gurnall on:    

A minister, without boldness, is like a smooth file, a knife without an edge, a sentinel that is afraid to let off his gun. If men will be bold in sin, ministers must be bold to reprove.

    Topics: Preaching, Apathy

Unholiness in a preacher's life will either stop his mouth from reproving, or the people's ears from receiving.

    Topics: Preaching
    Source: A Puritan Golden Treasury

Few are made better by prosperity, whom afflictions make worse.

    Topics: Prosperity, Affliction

God would not rub so hard if it were not to fetch out the dirt that is ingrained in our natures. God loves purity so well He had rather see a hole than a spot in His child's garments.

    Topics: Purity, Suffering

And therefore you who think so basely of the Gospel and the professors of it, because at present their peace and comfort are not come, should know that it is on the way to them, and comes to stay everlastingly with them; whereas your peace is going from you every moment, and is sure to leave you without any hope of returning to you again. Look not how the Christian begins, but ends.

    Topics: Rebellion
    Source: A Puritan Golden Treasury

Thou hast an art above God Himself, if thou canst fetch any true pleasure out of unholiness.

    Topics: Rebellion
    Source: A Puritan Golden Treasury

The want of a renewed heart is a hair on the moral man's pen, that blurs and blots his copy when he writes fairest. His unrightness does others more good in this world than himself in the next.

    Topics: Renewal
    Source: A Puritan Golden Treasury

To forsake sin, is to leave it without any thought reserved of returning to it again.

    Topics: Renewal
    Source: A Puritan Golden Treasury

A rent garment is catched by every nail, and the rent made wider. Renew therefore thy repentance speedily, whereby this breach may be made up, and worse prevented.

    Topics: Repentance, Renewal

Thou must be righteous and holy, before thou canst live righteously and holily.

    Topics: Righteousness, Holiness
    Source: A Puritan Golden Treasury

Sacrifice without obedience is sacrilege.

    Topics: Sacrifice, Obedience
    Source: A Puritan Golden Treasury

All the plots of hell and commotions on earth have not so much as shaken God's hand to spoil one letter or line he has been drawing.

    Topics: Satan

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