Ravishing and Irresistible

16 10 2010

“The way of holiness is sweet and ravishingly lovely.”

–Jonanthan Edwards
18th century pastor and academic

 

“Holiness is thinking as God thinks, and willing as God wills.”

–John Brown
19th century Scottish theologian

 

“How little people know who think that holiness is dull. When one meets the real thing…it is irresistible.”

–C.S. Lewis





God’s Fork

15 10 2010

“We proclaim Him, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone perfect in Christ. To this end I labor, struggling with all His energy, which so powerfully works in me.”
Colossians 1:29,29

“Lord, make me a CRISIS MAN. Let me not be a milepost on a single road, but make me a FORK, that men must turn one way or another in facing Christ in me.”

–Jim Elliot
Missionary  and Martyr

 





Points of Departure

12 10 2010

“You, however, know all about my teaching, my way of life, my purpose, faith, patience, love, endurance, persecutions, sufferings…while evil men and imposters will go from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived…”
2 Timothy 3:10,11,13

At the dawning of the twentieth century, General William Booth of the Salvation Army prophesied that the church would experience the following points of departure of revival did not occur:

  • Christianity without Christ
  • Forgiveness without Repentance
  • Salvation without Regeneration
  • Religion without the Holy Spirit
  • Politics without God
  • Heaven without Hell

–Stan Toler
“Practical Guide for Pastoral Ministry”, p151