Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Today's Christian

We are much too busy. We are activists. We are running to meetings or organizing them or busying ourselves in various organizations. We do not even read as our forefathers did. We must always be entertained; we must be looking at something, or somebody must be doing it for us.
The secret of the saints in the past was that they read the Word themselves and prayed and meditated and read good books. Not snippets, not mere devotional commentaries–they got down to doctrine, to the depths, and they lived in those depths and not merely in the shallows, producing glorious lives.


~ Martyn Lloyd-Jones (1899-1981)

4 comments:

lyn said...

Excellent quote by MLJ! Here's a couple more you might like as well...

"My mind being now more open and enlarged, I began to read the Holy Scriptures upon my knees, laying aside all other books and praying over, if possible, every line and Word. This proved food indeed and drink indeed to my soul. I daily received fresh life, light and power from above. I got more true knowledge from reading the Book of God in one month--than I could ever have acquired from all the writings of men!" - George Whitefield
"I went to my room and locked my door, and putting the Bible on a chair, I went down on my knees at the chair. There I remained for several hours in prayer and meditation over the Word of God; and I can tell you that I learned more in those three hours which I spent in this way, than I had learned for many months previously."- George Muller

Denise said...

So good!

lyn said...

Here's another one for you....



"It is not a question of what I think, or of what any one else thinks—it is, What saith the Scriptures? It is not a matter of what any church or creed teaches—it is, What teaches the Bible? God has spoken, and that ends the matter: “Forever, O Lord, Thy Word is settled in heaven.”

~ Arthur Pink, “Divine Inspiration of the Bible”

lyn said...

Denise,

This is something you may be interested in.
An upcoming conference scheduled for July in St. Louis - http://www.revoice.us/
This conference pushes acceptance of homosexuals within Christianity w/o repentance. Tim Keller is associated with this, according to Janet Mefferd's podcast - see the link farther on down.

"I first learned of the conference when a friend pointed it out to me in the event section of the UK “Gay Christian” group “Living Out” which has used a slightly less forceful narrative in years past but toward the same end – making safe spaces for LGBT persons in the Church. Tim Keller will be speaking on “Identity” at the Living Out Conference in London this summer and his “SSA Gay Christian” editor at The Gospel Coalition, Sam Allberry, is spreading the word about both conferences on social media." from https://watch.pairsite.com/lgbtq-seminaries-producing-lgbtq-activists.html
Also see http://www.livingout.org/who-we-are - from that link, "Sam is a pastor based at St Mary's Church in Maidenhead UK. He is a speaker for Ravi Zacharias International Ministries, an editor for The Gospel Coalition, and the author of Is God Anti-Gay?"
I am not necessarily a fan of Janet Mefferd, I happened to listen to her show this evening on my break at work - https://watch.pairsite.com/5-18-18-Janet-Mefferd-Today.mp3
I think you'll find all this interesting.