Monthly Archives: March 2011

Spurgeon on his first encounters with the Scriptures after being converted

Before my conversion, I was accustomed to read the Scriptures to admire their grandeur, to feel the charm of their history, and wonder at the majesty of their language; but I altogether missed the Lord’s intent therein. But when the Spirit came … Continue reading

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Piper on “Scripture soaked prayer” and “the flame of Emmaus”

In Luke 24:32 the disciples who had talked with Jesus on the Emmaus road, said, “Did not our hearts burn within us while he talked to us on the road, while he opened to us the Scriptures?” (RSV, emphasis added). … Continue reading

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Charles Hodge on the “impolitic”ness of the doctrine of hell

Rationalists say that it is very impolitic for Christians to represent the everlasting punishment of the wicked as a doctrine of the Bible. This is undoubtedly true. And so Paul felt that it was very impolitic to preach the doctrine … Continue reading

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Spurgeon on the “particular doctrine” that makes Baptists Baptist

If I thought it wrong to be a Baptist, I should give it up, and become what I believed to be right. The particular doctrine adhered to by Baptists is that they acknowledge no authority unless it come from the … Continue reading

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Jonathan Edwards on the logic of hell

The crime of one being despising and casting contempt on another, is proportionaably more or less heinous, as he was under greater or less obligations to obey him. And therefore if there be any being that we are under infinite … Continue reading

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Jonathan Edwards on his first encounters with the Scriptures after being converted

I had then and at other times, the greatest delight in the holy Scriptures, of any book whatsoever. Oftentimes in reading it every word seemed to touch my heart. I felt a harmony between something in my heart, and those … Continue reading

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Spurgeon on Depravity, Election, and Evangelism

Men must be told that they are dead, and that only the Holy Spirit can quicken them; that the Spirit works according to his own good pleasure, and that no man can claim his visitations or deserve his aid. This … Continue reading

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