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The devil had as good have let Paul alone, for he no sooner comes into prison but he falls a preaching, at which the gates of Satan's prison fly open, and poor sinners come forth.

    Topics: Satan, Preaching

Again, Satan will ask the Christian what was the time of his conversion. Art thou a Christian, will he say, and dost thou not know when thou commencedst? Now content thyself with this, that thou seest the streams of grace; you may know the sun is up, though you did not observe when it rose.

    Topics: Satan

When Satan finds the good man asleep, then he finds our good God awake; therefore thou art not consumed, because he changeth not.

    Topics: Satan

He that loves the Word and the purity of its precepts cannot turn traitor.

    Topics: Scripture, Purity

Compare Scripture with Scripture. False doctrines, like false witnesses, agree not among themselves.

    Topics: Scripture, Heresy, Doctrine

It is as impossible to understand the Scriptures without the Spirit's help as it is to read a sundial without the sun.

    Topics: Scripture

The Christian is bred by the Word, and he must be fed by it.

    Topics: Scripture
    Source: A Puritan Golden Treasury

Take heart therefore, O ye saints, and be strong; your cause is good, God himself espouseth your quarrel, who hath appointed you his own Son, General of the field, called 'the Captain of our salvation.'

    Topics: Service, Jesus

And doth not God deserve the best service thou canst do him in thy generation?

    Topics: Service

God's wounds cure, sin's kisses kill.

    Topics: Sin

It is worse to live like a beast than to be a beast.

    Topics: Sin

Therefore it should be our care, if we would not yield to the sin, not to walk by, or sit at, the door of the occasion.

    Topics: Sin

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