"Ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ." - Jerome

Tuesday, November 30, 2004

Luther The Movie out on DVD today!

Spurgeon on 1 tim 2:3 and 4

Charles Spurgeon was once asked how he reconciled the apparent discrepancy between divine election and human responsibility, he replied, "I don't for I never try to reconcile friends."

Spurgeon on 1 tim 2:3 and 4:

It is quite certain that when we read that God will have all men to be saved it does not mean that he wills it with the force of a decree or a divine purpose, for, if he did, then all men would be saved. He willed to make the world, and the world was made: he does not so will the salvation of all men, for we know that all men will not be saved. Terrible as the truth is, yet is it certain from holy writ that there are men who, in consequence of their sin and their rejection of the Savior, will go away into everlasting punishment, where shall be weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth...You must, most of you, be acquainted with the general method in which our older Calvinistic friends deal with this text. "All men," say they,—"that is, some men": as if the Holy Ghost could not have said "some men" if he had meant some men. "All men," say they; "that is, some of all sorts of men": as if the Lord could not have said "all sorts of men" if he had meant that. The Holy Ghost ! by the apostle has written "all men," and unquestionably he means all men...
I cannot tell you why God permits moral evil, neither can the ablest philosopher on earth, nor the highest angel in heaven.
This is one of those things which we do not need to know. Have you never noticed that some people who are ill and are ordered to take pills are foolish enough to chew them? That is a very nauseous thing to do, though I have done it myself. The right way to take medicine of such a kind is to swallow it at once. In the same way there are some things in the Word of God which are undoubtedly true which must be swallowed at once by an effort of faith, and must not be chewed by perpetual questioning. You will soon have I know not what of doubt and difficulty and bitterness upon your soul if you must needs know the unknowable, and have reasons and explanations for the sublime and the mysterious. Let the difficult doctrines go down whole into your very soul, by a grand exercise of confidenc! e in God.

Tuesday, November 23, 2004

Wednesday, November 10, 2004

Current Reading 11/10-11/17


Saturday, November 06, 2004

John Chrysostom returns home

Sad really. The west stole him fair and square.

Monday, November 01, 2004

Vote wisely

Just a little something for the current season, which is coming to a close.