Friday, February 27, 2009

The Kind of Men God Used

Horatius Bonar, writing the preface to John Gillies' Accounts of Revival, proposes that men useful to the Holy Spirit for revival have been marked in these nine ways:

1. They were in earnest about the great work on which they had entered: "They lived and labored and preached like men on whose lips the immortality of thousands hung."

2. They were bent on success: "As warriors, they set their hearts on victory and fought with the believing anticipation of triumph, under the guidance of such a Captain as their head."

3. They were men of faith: "They knew that in due season they should reap, if they fainted not."

4. They were men of labor: "Their lives are the annals of incessant, unwearied toil of body and soul; time, strength, substance, health, all they were and possessed they freely offered to the Lord, keeping back nothing, grudging nothing."

5. They were men of patience: "Day after day they pursued what, to the eye of the world, appeared a thankless and fruitless round of toil."

6. They were men of boldness and determination: "Timidity shuts many a door of usefulness and loses many a precious opportunity; it wins no friends, while it strengthens every enemy. Nothing is lost by boldness, nor gained by fear."

7. They were men of prayer: "They were much alone with God, replenishing their own souls out of the living fountain, that out of them might flow to their people rivers of living water."

8. They were men whose doctrines were of the most decided kind: "Their preaching seems to have been of the most masculine and fearless kind, falling on the audience with tremendous power. It was not vehement, it was not fierce, it was not noisy; it was far too solemn to be such; it was massive, weighty, cutting, piercing, sharper than a two-edged sword."

9. They were men of solemn deportment and deep spirituality of soul: "No frivolity, no flippancy . . . . The world could not point to them as being but slightly dissimilar from itself."

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Monday, February 23, 2009


Is it possible for Americans to fall under a similar delusion? I think so.

We need to be very careful, especially when multitudes upon multitudes of people are enthralled and enamored with a political leader

This is interesting to watch:



HT: Christian Research

Sunday, February 15, 2009

True Faith Requires Thinking

"Faith according to our Lord's teaching in this paragraph [Matthew 6], is primarily thinking; and the whole trouble with a man of little faith is that he does not think. He allows circumstances to bludgeon him. ... We must spend more time in studying our Lord's lessons in observation and deduction. The Bible is full of logic, and we must never think of faith as something purely mystical. We do not just sit down in an armchair and expect marvelous things to happen to us. That is not Christian faith.

Christian faith is essentially thinking. Look at the birds, think about them, draw your deductions. Look at the grass, look at the lilies of the field, consider them. ... Faith, if you like, can be defined like this: It is a man insisting upon thinking when everything seems determined to bludgeon and knock him down in an intellectual sense. The trouble with the person of little faith is that, instead of controlling his own thought, his thought is being controlled by something else, and, as we put it, he goes round and round in circles. That is the essence of worry. ... That is not thought; that is the absence of thought, a failure to think."

--Martyn Lloyd-Jones

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Obama's Revolutionary Neo-Marxist Views

Is the information in THIS AUDIO true? Is even 25% of it true? If so, I have to say, we may be seeing the end of a free America.

R.I.P. America (July 4, 1776 - January 20, 2009).

Below is a summary of THE AUDIO:

"Have you ever heard of Saul Alinsky, do you know what he proclaimed? President Obama is a disciple of this Neo-Marxist and taught his ideas for years as a community organizer. Saul authored the book, "Rules for Radicals" and used the word "change" over and over. By change Saul meant, "Revolution". He called for destruction of Christianity, the middle class and capitalism. Saul called for his followers to disorganize and then re-organize. Chaos is their friend. Saul writes that his book was dedicated to the first rebel known to man who rebelled against the establishment-Lucifer.

Michelle Obama during her Democratic National Convention speech quoted her husband quoting Alinsky.

Please listen and forward to all your family and friends. Americans must understand the worldview that will usher in Neo-Marxism."

Click HERE to listen.

I think we need to be praying for this president to REPENT! and GET SAVED!

Enemies of Totalitarianism

"Let us not forget why the Christians were killed. They were not killed because they worshiped Jesus.... Nobody cared who worshiped whom so long as the worshiper did not disrupt the unity of the state, centered in the formal worship of Caesar. The reason the Christians were killed was because they were rebels....

"If they had worshiped Jesus and Caesar, they would have gone unharmed, but they rejected all forms of syncretism. They worshiped the God who had revealed himself in the Old Testament, through Christ.... And they worshiped him as the only God. They allowed no mixture: All other Gods were seen as false gods....

"No totalitarian authority nor authoritarian state can tolerate those who have an absolute by which to judge that state.... Because the Christians had an absolute... standard by which to judge not only personal morals but the state, they were counted as enemies of totalitarian Rome and were thrown to the beasts."

- Francis Schaeffer, How Should We then Live?, 1976, pps. 24, 26, 29.

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Christians Afraid of Conflict

"Christianity today is in conflict; in conflict against the secular world; in conflict with world religions—which are hostile to us—in conflict against the Kingdom of the Cults—and the Occult; in conflict against corrupt theology in our theological seminaries—and oftentimes in our pulpits; in conflict against all forms of evil surrounding us on all sides. And it is a foolish person indeed, who does not recognize that the Church was born in conflict; lives in conflict, and will triumph in conflict. We have been called to be soldiers of the Cross.

And if we’re going to be soldiers of the Cross that means that we have to be attired to fight. That’s why Paul could say here in 2 Timothy, chapter 4 — I have fought the good fight [v. 7]. He did not say, “I have taken the long vacation.” I have fought the good fight, I finished the course, I kept the faith. But the problem we are facing today in Christianity—and one of the reasons why we are in crisis—is this: A large section of the Christian Chruch simply will not come into conflict with the world. And that, is one of our greatest drawbacks"