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Holiness does not consist in mystical speculations, enthusiastic fervors, or uncommanded austerities; it consists in thinking as God thinks, and willing as God wills.



John Brown, Expository Discourses on 1 Peter

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2020-04-27T17:15:32+05:45

John Brown, Expository Discourses on 1 Peter

Holiness does not consist in mystical speculations, enthusiastic fervors, or uncommanded austerities; it consists in thinking as God thinks, and willing as God wills.

See the heinousness of sin by this, that Christ was made a curse...
...if thou wouldst know what sin is, go to mount Calvary.



Thomas Goodwin, Christ our Mediator

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2020-04-27T17:17:59+05:45

Thomas Goodwin, Christ our Mediator

See the heinousness of sin by this, that Christ was made a curse... ...if thou wouldst know what sin is, go to mount Calvary.

Everybody, soon or late, sits down to a banquet of consequences.



Robert Louis Stevenson

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2020-05-12T17:57:29+05:45

Robert Louis Stevenson

Everybody, soon or late, sits down to a banquet of consequences.

Grace knows no jealousies except for the honor of God.



Geerhardus Vos, Seeking and Saving the Lost

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2020-10-24T15:18:03+05:45

Geerhardus Vos, Seeking and Saving the Lost

Grace knows no jealousies except for the honor of God.

And the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God, and into the patient waiting for Christ.



The Holy Bible, 2 Thessalonians 3:5

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2022-02-08T07:20:05+05:45

The Holy Bible, 2 Thessalonians 3:5

And the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God, and into the patient waiting for Christ.

To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket, safe, dark, motionless, airless, it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. To love is to be vulnerable.



C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves

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2020-04-27T17:11:26+05:45

C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves

To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket, safe, dark, motionless, airless, it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. To love is to be vulnerable.
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Language, revelation, and its religious misuse: Contrasting the character of biblical and Vedic speech
Revelation is by virtue of the Son and carried out by the Spirit, effecting understanding and a renewed relation between God and men. In scripture, language is made to serve God in a rational and benighted soul and make him a devoted soul. God’s words are given to us by the prophets, inscribed with a pen.
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Refitting an Analogy

Jesus Christ makes the mercy of God apprehensible
Justice and mercy are not merely principles to be balanced by bureaucrats, but they find their source and definition in the very character of God. He is both just and merciful in a perfection to which his creatures are incapable and too often insensible. We are in need of an analogy.

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