Within the last quarter of a century we have actually seen a major shift in the beliefs and practices of the evangelical wing of the church so radical as to amount to a complete sellout; and all this behind the cloak of fervent orthodoxy. With Bibles under their arms and bundles of tracts in their pockets, religious persons now meet to carry on ‘services’ so carnal, so pagan, that they can hardly be distinguished from the old vaudeville shows of earlier days. For a preacher or writer to challenge this heresy is to invite ridicule and abuse from every quarter. Our only hope is that renewed spiritual pressure will be exerted increasingly by self-effacing and courageous men who desire nothing but the glory of God and the purity of the church.

A. W. Tozer

Salvation comes not by "accepting the finished work" or "deciding for Christ." It comes by believing on the Lord Jesus Christ, the whole, living, victorious Lord Who as God and man, fought our fight and won it, accepted out debt as His own and paid it, took our sins and died under them and rose again to set us free. This is the true Christ, and nothing less will do.

A. W. Tozer

The God of the modern evangelical isn't a God I have much respect for.

A. W. Tozer

How completely satisfying to turn from our limitations to a God who has none.

A. W. Tozer

True Puritanism, I argue . . . is found also in Separation. It is found in the New England churches. It is found in Non-conformity, in Independency and the Baptists.

D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

Faith is a life that dares to commit beyond it's means, expecting what sense cannot certify, based on God's promise, dependent on God's supply, motivated for God's glory, and confident in God's integrity.

Ken Connolly

We believe that the Baptists are the original Christians. We did not commence our existence at the reformation, we were reformers before Luther and Calvin were born; we never came from the Church of Rome, for we were never in it, but we have an unbroken line up to the apostles themselves. We have always existed from the days of Christ, and our principles, sometimes veiled and forgotten, like a river which may travel under ground for a little season, have always had honest and holy adherents.

Charles Spurgeon

You cannot be assured quietly and unmoved by the fact that your sins are forgiven, and that you are a child of God, and that you are going to heaven: it is impossible. Assurance must lead to joy.

David Martyn Lloyd-Jones

The man who never reads will never be read; he who never quotes will never be quoted. He who will not use the thoughts of other men’s brains, proves that he has no brains of his own. Brethren, what is true of ministers is true of all our people. You need to read. Renounce as much as you will all light literature, but study as much as possible sound theological works, especially the Puritan writers, and expositions of the Bible.

Charles Spurgeon

The Bible is the truest utterance that ever came by alphabetic letters from the soul of man, through which, as through a window divinely opened, all men can look into the stillness of eternity, and discern in glimpses their far-distant long-forgotten home.

Thomas Carlyle

Knowledge of the Lord always leads to, and stimulates, an interest in church history.

David Martyn Lloyd-Jones

Prayer must carry on our work as well as preaching: he preacheth not heartily to his people, that prayeth not earnestly for them. If we prevail not with God to give them faith and repentance, we shall never prevail with them to believe and repent.

Richard Baxter (1615-1691)

to his son Harry: “with singleness of heart make the glory of the Lord your aim. Take heed of professing religion without the power…”

Oliver Cromwell

Where death leaves us judgment finds us and eternity holds us.

Charles H. Spurgeon

It is a mistake to say that people will no longer listen to doctrinal preaching.

Loraine Boettner

As the Trinity is not discoverable by reason in the first place, so it is not capable of proof by reason in the second place.

Loraine Boettner

All true repentance is followed by a forsaking of evil.

Andrew Fuller (1754-1815)

I am aware it is common to consider a backslider as being a good man, though in a bad state of mind; but the Scriptures do not confine the term to this application.

Andrew Fuller (1754-1815)

But, particularly, one great difference between saints and hypocrites is this, that the joy and comfort of the former is attended with godly sorrow and mourning for sin.

Jonathan Edwards

Godliness consists not in a heart which intends to do the will of God, but in a heart which does it.

Jonathan Edwards

Christian practice is a costly, laborious thing.

Jonathan Edwards

O, when will all professors, and especially all professed ministers of Christ, learn the difference between the law and the gospel?

Charles H. Spurgeon

No boldness in poor sinful worms of the dust, that have a right sight of God and themselves, will prompt them to approach to God with less fear and reverence than spotless and glorious angels in heaven, who cover their faces before his throne, Isa vi.

Jonathan Edwards

Christians are Christlike; none deserve the name of Christians, that are not so in their prevailing character.

Jonathan Edwards

That man is under great convictions whose conviction is great in proportion to his sin. But no man that is truly under great convictions thinks his conviction great in proportion to his sin. For if he does, it is a certain sign that he inwardly thinks his sins small. And if that be the case, it is a certain evidence that his conviction is small. And this, by the way, is the main reason that persons, when under a work of humiliation, are not sensible of it at the time of it.

Jonathan Edwards

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