Thursday, February 26, 2009

Why we Fall

Sometimes we are brought low that we might rise up.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Psalm 73:3

"For I was envious at the foolish, when I saw the prosperity of the wicked (Psalm 73:3).

Friday, February 13, 2009

Paradoxes of the Christian Faith

Here are a few paradoxes of the Christian faith that distinguish the spiritual state of the believer from that of the unbeliever. As relating to sanctification we might find comfort in that the worst Christian is "better" than the best moralist. For the one is sanctified by God while the other is not. The most ignorant believer is more knowledgeable and wise than the worlds leading atheistic erudite. The poorest Christian, though a pauper to this world, is more wealthy than the richest unbeliever. The one will inherit a heavenly kingdom while the other clings to worldly possessions that have merely a temporal value and is not lasting. The most afflicted Christian is more comforted and blessed than the most surreal; the deaf more sensitive to hearing; and the blind more sightful. The hungry and thirsty are more filled; the imprisoned more free; the fatherless visited; the aged renewed; the dying living; the mourning comforted; the despondent comforted; the forsaken not abandoned; the vexed of spirit are at peace; and the guilty guiltless. There is hope for the hopeless and health for the sick. In failing there is success and it is only in being lost that one can be found. It is only in the loosing of one's life that there is the attaining of life.
These are but a few.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Organized Religion

Organized religion impedes the progress of true religion.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Timothy Rogers Quote

"If we are true Christians...we must expect more trouble from the corruptions of our hearts, from the world, and from the devil" (Rogers Trouble of mind and the Disease of Melancholy Pg.23).

Sunday, February 1, 2009

a Kempis Quote

"No one is a worse enemy to himself than himself" (Meeting the Master in the Garden Pg. 52).