"Let us begin the year with solemn reflection...with self inspection...with personal dedication... with fresh concern to be useful. Time, this short, this uncertain, this all important time, upon every instant of which eternity depends, will not allow of our trifling away any of its moments. Gather up its fragments that nothing be lost" William Jay's... Continue Reading →
Does God want us to live like mice on the Enchanted Ground? Is it God’s will for his people to sleep their way to the Celestial City?
“Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after righteousness for they shall be filled” Jesus Christ urges us into activity. The activity is urgent, vehement; it is the most energetic activity that one could possibility imagine, therefore Jesus employs the metaphor of hungering and thirsting. There no need more basic to the physical man than... Continue Reading →
THE REMAINING BURDEN For some readers it seems surprising that after passing through the Wicket Gate, with the assistance of Good-Will, Christian’s burden remains. We should not necessarily assume, however, that assurance is a blessing that every converted soul instantly receives. Some struggle with the burden of assurance longing to be free of their horrible... Continue Reading →
"The heart of the Spirit is infinitely more tender towards us than that of the most affectionate parent can be towards an only child.
The word regeneration denotes the new birth which brings new life to the soul. The necessity of this doctrine was especially articulated by Jesus Christ in His conversation with Nicodemas. Christ's emphasis was that regeneration is a spiritual work in which man is passive, because he is flesh. Only the Holy Ghost can effect such a spiritual change in the life of the sinner.