Miscellaneous Quote

Two Types of Peace – Joseph Alleine

Two Types of Peace – Joseph Alleine

The conscience cannot be truly pacified until soundly purified (Heb 10:22). Cursed is that peace maintained in a way of sin (Deut 29:19-20). Two sorts of peace are more to be dreaded than all the troubles in the world: peace with sin, and peace in sin.

– Joseph Alleine –
from A Sure Guide to Heaven, 1671

Faith – Charles Kingsley

Faith – Charles Kingsley

I do not want merely to possess faith; I want a faith that possesses me. 

– Charles Kingsley –
1819-1875

Christmas is an exchange of gifts – Vance Havner

Christmas is an exchange of gifts – Vance Havner

Christmas is based on an exchange of gifts, the gift of God to man—His unspeakable gift of His Son, and the gift of man to God—when we present our bodies a living sacrifice.

– Vance Havner –

Lord delivers from all – Henry Smith

Lord delivers from all – Henry Smith

The lawyer can deliver his client but from strife, the physician can deliver his patient but from sickness, the master can deliver his servant but from bondage, but the Lord delivers us from all.

– Henry Smith –
1560-1591

Affliction brings sweet solace – Ichabod Spencer

Affliction brings sweet solace – Ichabod Spencer

Some of our sweetest solaces never could have been known but for the afflictions which bring them. What tender friendships gather around us when we are sick! What hearts beat for us and sympathize with us, and would, if they could, take themselves the pain that racks us! We should never know what tenderness and pity and kindness there is in the world, if our trials did not bring them out. Many of our calamities attach us more to our fellow-men, and make us think better of the world than we did before.

– Ichabod Spencer –

Joy must be grown – Henry Drummond

Joy must be grown – Henry Drummond

“No one can get Joy by merely asking for it. It is one of the ripest fruits of the Christian life, and, like all fruits, must be grown.

– Henry Drummond –