Eternity

My plans are made – Reepicheep

My plans are made – Reepicheep

My owns plans are made. While I can, I sail east in the Dawn Treader. When she fails me, I paddle east in my coracle. When she sinks, I shall swim east with my four paws. And when I can swim no longer, if I have not reached Aslan’s country, or shot over the edge of the world in some vast cataract, I shall sink with my nose to the sunrise.

Reepicheep
from CS Lewis’s Voyage of the Dawn Treader

Set your mind on heaven – DL Moody

Set your mind on heaven – DL Moody

If people would but read their Bibles more, and study what there is to be found there about heaven, they would not be as worldly-minded as they are. They would not have their hearts set upon things down here, but would seek the imperishable things above.

– DL Moody –
from Heaven, page 10

An eternity of holiness – JC Ryle

An eternity of holiness – JC Ryle

We could not be happy if we reached the kingdom of glory with a heart loving sin. The company of saints and angels would give us no pleasure. Our minds would not be in tune for an eternity of holiness. Let these things sink down into your hearts. We must repent as well as believe, if we hope to be saved.

– JC Ryle –
from Expository Thoughts on the Gospels, 1856

Taking the Gospel too seriously – Leonard Ravenhill

Taking the Gospel too seriously – Leonard Ravenhill

Many pastors criticize me for taking the Gospel so seriously. But do they really think that on Judgment Day, Christ will chastise me, saying, “Leonard, you took Me too seriously?”

– Leonard Ravenhill –

Christians are to be happy at their death – Thomas Watson

Christians are to be happy at their death – Thomas Watson

See how happy are God’s saints at their death! They go to a kingdom! They see God’s face, which shines ten thousand times brighter than the sun in its meridian glory! They enter eternal glory, which is the quintessence of all delights!

– Thomas Watson –

Forever with the Lord – Archbishop Usher

Forever with the Lord – Archbishop Usher

When Peter saw Moses and Elijah with Christ in his transfiguration, though he had but a glimpse of glory, yet he says “It is good for us to be here.” But Oh! How infinitely good it will be to be in heaven. How shall we then be rapt up with glory, when we shall be forever with the Lord!

– Archbishop Usher –
1581-1656

Know Jesus – John Newton

Know Jesus – John Newton

To know Jesus is the shortest description of true grace; to know him better is the surest mark of growth in grace; to know him perfectly is eternal life.

– John Newton –