Friday, February 29, 2008
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Monday, February 18, 2008
Saturday, February 16, 2008
I highly recommend everyone concerned with true religion to read Henry Scougal's The Life of God in the Soul of Man. I rank it up there with Thomas a Kempis' The Imitation of Christ. Faith, love, charity, and humility are the themes of the book. One cannot help but to feel the love Scougal had for God while reading the book, and one will never be the same after reading it. If you truly desire to know, love God more, and be more accurately devoted to his service, read this book!
Friday, February 15, 2008
"That which makes any body esteem us, is their knowledge or apprehension of some little good, and their ignorance of a great deal of evil that may be in us; were they thoroughly acquainted with us, they would quickly change their opinion. The thoughts that pass in our heart in the best and most serious day of our life, being exposed unto public view, would render us either hateful or ridiculous (Scougal, The Life of God in the Soul of Man Pg. 129.
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Sunday, February 10, 2008
"The humble person hath the advantage, when he is despised, that none can think more meanly of him than he doth of himself; and therefroe he is not troubled at the matter, but can easily bear those reproaches which wound the other to the soul" (Henry Scougal The Life of God in the Soul of Man Pg. 81).
Saturday, February 9, 2008
Sunday, February 3, 2008
Communio Sanctorum - Latin for the communion of saints. We are made holy (sanctus) by Christ and in Christ. We, therefore, share a common bond which manifests in fellowship with one another and with God. What a sweet fellowship it is! We share the Lord's table. We are united in a common baptism. Filled with one Spirit. As one family, we share together true love, fellowship, and happiness. We are vitally connected with one another, we bless one another, encourage one another, strengthen one another, bear one another's burdens, sharpen one another in the things of God.
Saturday, February 2, 2008
The booklet True and False Worship by John Knox is a powerful argument in support of the regulative principle in worship. Knox was arguing against the Catholic version of the Lord's supper. His arguments against the Catholic mass and in support of the biblical prescription of it are powerful and irrefutable. One can kill two birds with one stone by reading this booklet, i.e. the regulative principle is effectively demonstrated and defended and also the falsehood of the Catholic mass is brought to light.
Friday, February 1, 2008
"The pious mind does not dream up for itself any god it pleases, but contemplates the one and only true God. And it does not attach to him whatever it pleases, but is content to hold him to be as he manifests himself" (John Calvin Institutes Bk. I Ch. ii.).