“Never forget that when we are dealing with any pleasure in its healthy and normal and satisfying form, we are, in a sense, on the Enemy’s ground. I know we have won many a soul through pleasure. All the same, it is His invention, not ours. He made the pleasures; all our research so far has not enabled us to produce one. All we can do is to encourage the humans to take the pleasures which...
“I had been ‘going at it’ one Sunday evening about living your whole life in Christ and for Christ, and one chap, because he thought that I must live my life on my knees, came to me, wringing his hands, because he was not being as holy as he thought he ought to be. I said to him, ‘You foolish boy, do you think this means winding yourself up into a kind of robot existence, forever clicking your...
Bring it on
lizcowie: “We modern people think of miracles as the suspension of the natural order, but Jesus meant them to be the restoration of the natural order. The Bible tells us that God did not originally make the world to have disease, hunger, and death in it. Jesus has come to redeem where it is wrong and heal the world where it is broken. His miracles are not just proofs that he has power but also...
If contemporary believers have a church where social activities, committee meetings, and nifty programs have not eclipsed the place of the word of God, if the teaching of the word of God stands at the heart of the church’s life, if there is a pulpit ministry where the Scriptures are clearly, accurately, and helpfully preached, then they are rich in the grace of God - Dale Ralph Davis,...
All men are like the moon, we have a dark side we keep concealed from others– Mark Twain
We are not into calves or rams but may lose ourselves in a ceaseless round of Bible conferences, missions conferences, marriage seminars, singles’ retreats, youth ski trips, college or prison ministries and church prayer vigils. We can rigidly follow our Christian guru of choice in rearing our children, plug our church into holding services in the local nursing home and organize a...