The main business and the principal concern of the Christian should be that of thanking, praising and adoring that blessed One who has saved him with an everlasting salvation, and who, to secure that salvation, left Heaven’s glory and came down to this sin-cursed earth, here to suffer and die the awful death of the… Continue Reading
The true Christian was intended by Christ to prove all things by the Word of God, all churches, all ministers, all teaching, all preaching, all doctrines, all sermons, all writings, all opinions, all practices. These are his marching orders. Prove All Things Prove all by the Word of God; measure all by the measure of… Continue Reading
How to know if you are a real Christian (Part 2) flows in continuation from previous Part 1. How To Know If You Are A Real Christian, Examined. Objection 1 – People are different from demons. Some people have strong religious experiences, and think of them as proof of God’s working in their hearts. Often… Continue Reading
How to know if you are a real Christian, that you belong to God. “You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that and shudder.” James 2:19 How to know if you are a real Christian: How do you know if you belong to God? We see in these words what… Continue Reading
My brethren, this is a lesson for us; let us never reckon that we have learned a doctrine till we have seen its bearing upon our lives. Whatever we discover in God’s word, let us pray the Holy Spirit to make us feel the sanctifying influence of it. You know not a man because you recognize his features, you must also know his spirit, and so the mere acquaintance with the letter of truth is of small account — you must feel its influence and know its tendency.
Take Up Your Cross and Follow Lord Jesus Christ
Let it be a settled principle in our minds that the true Christian must always enter the kingdom of God “through much tribulation” (Acts 14:22). His best things are yet to come. This world is not our home. If we are faithful and decided servants of Christ, the world will certainly hate us, as it hated our Master. In one way or another grace will always be persecuted. No consistency of conduct, however faultless, no kindness and amiability of character, however striking, will exempt a believer from the world’s dislike, so long as he lives.