Friday, May 16, 2014

Comments from the Church (men of past generations)

This comment is from C. S. Lewis:

God made us, invented us as a man invents a machine. A car is made to run on petrol, and it would not run properly on anything else. Now God designed the human race to run on Himself. He Himself is the fuel our spirits were designed to burn, or the food our spirits were designed to feed on. There is no other.

That is why it is just no good asking God to make us happy in our own way without bothering about religion. God cannot give us happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there, there is no such thing.

These comments were made by John Flavel on "True Christianity"

True Christianity is an all out commitment to Jesus Christ. Nothing less than unconditional surrender could ever be a fitting response to calvary.

"Heart-work is hard work indeed, to shuffle over religious duties with a loose and careless spirit, will cost no great difficulties; but to set yourself before the Lord, and to tie up your loose and vain thoughts to a constant and serious attendance upon Him; this will cost you something."

These comments are from Andrew Murray:

"Many Christians backslide...they are unable to stand against the temptations of the world, or of the their own nature. They strive to do their best to fight against sin, and to serve God, but they have no strength. They have never really grasped the secret: the Lord Jesus will every day from heaven continue His work in me. But on one condition - the soul must give Him time each day to impart His love and His grace. Time alone with the Lord Jesus each day is the indispensable condition of growth and power."

From Archibald Alexander

" They learn to be in the fear of the Lord all the day long, and to distrust entirely their own wisdom and strength, and to rely for all needed aid on the grace of Jesus Christ."

God's enabling Grace be with us each and every day, leading us to the grand realization that our best good is in bringing Him glory!  Grace and Peace to you in and through Jesus Christ.


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