William Gurnall

Always Be Ready – William Gurnall

Christ hath told us He will come, but not when, that we might never put off our clothes, or put out the candle.

– William Gurnall –
1617-1679 AD

Cowards Never Won Heaven – William Gurnall

Cowards never won heaven. Do not claim that you are begotten of God and have His royal blood running in your veins unless you can prove your lineage by this heroic spirit: to dare to be holy in spite of men and devils.

 – William Gurnall –

Doing the devil’s business – William Gurnall

When you see men of power and intellect using their talents against God, weep for their souls. Better they had lived and died slaves and fools, than to do the the devil’s business with their God-given abilities.

– William Gurnall –

The Fire Must Come From Heaven – William Gurnall

We may search in vain the corridors of our own hearts and the drafty corners of our souls. We will not find a spark upon our hearth, unless it is some strange fire of natural desires, which will not do. No, the fire that thaws the iciness of the heart must come from heaven—a gift from God, who is a “consuming fire.”

– William Gurnall –

Don’t Invent New Sins – William Gurnall

Think twice before you use your intelligence to invent new sins! You may provoke God to new punishments. Sodom devised a new way to sin, so God devised a new way to discipline them: He sent hell from above upon them.

– William Gurnall –