"Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” -Jesus Christ, Matthew 11:28-30
“There are only two ways of dying. We can die in faith or we can die in our sins.” -R.C. Sproul
“We are secure, not because we hold tightly to Jesus, but because he holds tightly to us.” -R.C. Sproul
“When there’s something in the Word of God that I don’t like, the problem is not with the Word of God. It’s with me.” -R.C. Sproul
“You are required to believe, to preach, and to teach what the Bible says is true, not what you want the Bible to say is true.” -R.C. Sproul
“Christ did not die to forgive sinners who go on treasuring anything above seeing and savoring God. And people who would be happy in heaven if Christ were not there, will not be there. The gospel is not a way to get people to heaven; it is a way to get people to God. It's a way of overcoming every obstacle to everlasting joy in God. If we don't want God above all things, we have not been converted by the gospel.” -John Piper
“We must realize that the Reformation world view leads in the direction of government freedom. But the humanist world view with inevitable certainty leads in the direction of statism. This is so because humanists, having no god, must put something at the center, and it is inevitably society, government, or the state.”
-Francis A. Schaeffer
“Till men have faith in Christ, their best services are but glorious sins.” -Thomas Brooks
"From the beginning of my Reformation I have asked God to send me neither dreams, nor visions, nor angels, but to give me the right understanding of His Word, the Holy Scriptures; for as long as I have God's Word, I know that I am walking in His way and that I shall not fall into any error or delusion." -Martin Luther
"God preordained, for his own glory and the display of His attributes of mercy and justice, a part of the human race, without any merit of their own, to eternal salvation, and another part, in just punishment of their sin, to eternal damnation." -John Calvin
"Resentment is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die." -Saint Augustine
Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe. -Saint Augustine
"Miracles are not contrary to nature, but only contrary to what we know about nature." -Saint Augustine
"If you believe what you like in the gospels, and reject what you don't like, it is not the gospel you believe, but yourself." -Saint Augustine
“Underline this thought: assurance, peace, access to God, knowledge that He is our Father, and strength to overcome temptation all depend on this-the Son of God took our flesh and bore our sins in such a way that further sacrifice for sin is both unnecessary and unintelligible. Christ died our death, and now in His resurrection He continues to wear our nature forever, and in it He lives for us before the face of God. He could not do more for us than He has done; we need no other resources to enable us to walk through this world into the next.
You and I need a Savior who is near us, is one with us, understands us. All of this the Lord Jesus is, Hebrews affirms. Fix your gaze on this Christ and your whole Christian life will be transformed.” -Sinclair B. Ferguson
"When I know that Christ is the one real sacrifice for my sins, that His work on my behalf has been accepted by God, that He is my heavenly Intercessor - then His blood is the antidote to the poison in the voices that echo in my conscience, condemning me for my many failures. Indeed, Christ's shed blood chokes them into silence!"
"If we would talk less and pray more about them, things would be better than they are in the world: at least, we should be better enabled to bear them." -John Owen
"We can face the battles that come our way, we can walk through trials and not fear, and we can rest content in all things for one reason: “Be content with what you have, for he has said, ‘I will never leave you nor forsake you’ ” (Heb. 13:5). The promise of His presence is the substance of our hope and the solution for our fears."
"People can make really clever arguments for God's non-existence using worldly methods. Without faith we are blind and cannot see God. This fact is utterly amazing, and the evil in this world influences people to believe the human devices that point to no...or inconclusive "proof" of God. That is precisely why many people lose faith during their scholarly pursuit of God. The lack of "evidence" seems so clear, so right; it is extremely compelling. It appears to them on many pages that it is simply humans that have created the God narrative and the writings about God throughout history. It is so compelling that they are often driven to agnosticism or atheism. Their focus becomes more about love for themselves (self-centered and / or selfish) and less about their love for God and others. During my years outside of faith I thought that sincere believers could lose faith because of what they find when they study church history and the early formation of scripture, and I was right, some people do lose faith in that quest. That is because they are looking to earthly evidence for God rather than seeking God by faith. Only God can grant faith in us to seek and find Him. This humbling fact should build compassion in us to pray for and help those around us." -Gary Lenaire
"If your justification theology is 99% Christ's work plus 1% man's work then you are 100% deceived. We do good works because of the Gospel given to us. We don't do good works to earn the Gospel." -Gary Lenaire