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The Covenant of God with Believers in Christ

Heinrich Heppe, Reformed Dogmatics:

Zonotrichia albicollis, Bird hand 2013-02-28-10.47The attributes of “sufficiency” and “perpetuity” belong to H. Scripture, because the whole doctrine of it rests upon a foundation, from which all revealed truths are derived and in which all doctrines of salvation are already contained in essence. This basic truth of Scripture is the comfortable doctrine, that Christ is the way, the truth and the life and the believer’s inalienable possession. In the Son become man not only does the truth of the law appear afresh: in Him it is also the eternal, forgiving grace of the Father; that is, law and gospel offered to the world, and not just offered but given to believers, so that they can never lose it again. This then is the sum of all doctrines of Scripture, that Christ is not just the salvation of the world in general but is also “my” salvation, and that because “I” have become “the Lord’s property”, I shall likewise remain so for ever. The basic foundation of all revealed truths in Scripture is thus the covenant of God with believers in Christ.

Source: http://www.puritanboard.com/showthread.php/89710-The-basic-foundation-of-all-revealed-truth, Comment #1

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Pray For More Of That Spirit

Gerard Dou - Old Woman Reading a Bible - WGA06639Hugh Binning, Works, p. 140: 

Pray for more of that Spirit, which may quicken the word to us, and quicken us to obey the word. There must be a mutual enlivening. The word must be made the ministration of life by the Spirit of Jesus, which can use it as a sword to divide the soul and spirit; and we must be quickened to the obedience of the truth in the word. The word is the seed incorruptible; but it cannot beget us, or be a principle of new life within us, except a living spirit come along to our hearts. Know that the word is your pattern and rule; the Spirit your leader and helper, whose virtue and power must conform you to that rule.

Source: http://www.puritanboard.com/showthread.php/89105-There-must-be-a-mutual-enlivening, Comment 1

There’s Nothing Like The Bible

Braet von Überfeldt woman with bible 1866Eric Davis:

But I do know this: we can trust the word of God and the God of the word. When it comes to personal evangelism, I am often weak and trembling. But we don’t need to complicate it. Contained in the 66 books of Scripture are the inspired, inerrant, and sufficient words of God Almighty… There’s nothing like the Bible. No book has the power to take the dead and hell-bent and make them alive and holy-bent… We can trust the power of God’s word in evangelism, even with the most hardened people. And, if the dead are not raised as we speak the good news of Christ crucified, we can trust the God of the word. He is sovereign.

Read more: http://thecripplegate.com/evangelism-the-holidays-my-atheist-grandpa/#more-164716

Take Your Bible To Christ

Friedrich Tischbein, Bijbellezende herder, 1775 (Bonnefantenmuseum Maastricht)

When you are reading a book in a dark room, and find it difficult, you take it to a window to get more light. So take your Bible to Christ.

— Robert Murray M’Cheyne

Source: http://christianquote.com/the-bible-8/

They Don’t Like To Believe It Is True

Eastman Johnson, The Lord is My Shepherd“Be very sure of this – people never reject the Bible because they cannot understand it. They understand it too well; they understand that it condemns their own behavior; they understand that it witnesses against their own sins, and summons them to judgment. They try to believe it is false and useless, because they don’t like to believe it is true.”

~ J.C. Ryle

Source: http://dead-theologians.blogspot.ca/2011/10/why-do-people-reject-bible.html

Will the Old Book Stand?

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WILL THE OLD BOOK STAND?

By Wilbur Gildeksleeve.

WILL the Old Book stand, when the higher critics state,
That grave errors are discovered on its page ?
Will it save the sinful soul, will it make the wounded whole ?
Will its glorious truths abide from age to age ?

Will its message still abide, when the scientists decide,
That its record of Creation is untrue ?
Tell us the “Descent of man” is by “Evolution’s plan,”
Will its principles the sinful heart renew ?

When infidels parade, the mistakes which Moses made,
When the truths of revelation they deny;
Will the ten commandments still, the demands of justice fill ?
Will its Word sustain us when we come to die ?

When in language wondrous fair, Christian scientists declare,
That there is no evil, only “mortal mind ” ;
When “mental treatment” fails, and “seeming death” prevails,
In the Bible may we consolation find ?

Yes, the Word of God will stand, tho’ assailed on every hand,
Its foundations are eternally secure.
It will bear the critic’s test, and the idle scoffer’s jest;
Its saving truths forever shall endure.

~in Blast’s From the Ram’s Horn

Source: https://archive.org/stream/blastsfromramsho00unse/blastsfromramsho00unse_djvu.txt

Beginning At The Wrong End

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“We must be well-grounded in plain truths and duties, and those must first be well-digested, before we dive into those things that are dark and difficult — many run themselves into confusion by beginning their Bible at the wrong end.”

– Matthew Henry

Source: sermon summary at http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=92707225222