Standing for Truth – J.C. Ryle

Standing for Truth - J.C. Ryle
Let us resist false doctrine, and contend earnestly for the faith once delivered to the saints. Let us not be ashamed of showing our colors and standing out for New Testament truth.   Let us not be stopped by the cuckoo cry of “controversy.”  The thief likes dogs that do not bark, and watchmen that give no alarm.  The devil is a thief and a ...

Cross Exchanged For A Crown

Cross Exchanged For A Crown
Humbling and painful as these truths may sound, it is good for all of us to realize them and take them to heart. The houses we live in, the homes we love, the riches we accumulate, the professions we follow, the plans we formulate, the relations we enter into—they are only for a time. “What is seen is temporary.” “This world in its present form ...

This Must Be a Soldiers Battle

This Must Be a Soldiers Battle
Finding ourselves in a community which had no articles of faith, and seeing deadly error rising up, we had no course but to withdraw. Whether others think fit to do so or not is no part of our responsibility; but nothing can free any true believer from the duty of maintaining pure and undefiled religion in its doctrine, as well as in its practice, by ...

Hold Fast That Which Is Good

Hold Fast J.C. Ryle (1816-1900) “Hold fast that which is good.” 1 Thessalonians 5:21 There are few things in religion which men are so ready to forget as the duty of “contending earnestly for the faith,” and holding fast the truth. Controversy is seldom popular. Most men like a quiet life in religion. They dislike anything like strife, trouble, contest, and exertion. They will give ...