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 […]Read: Standing for Truth – J.C. Ryle
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 […]Read: Hold Fast That Which Is Good
The reason some people don’t talk about Jesus, is that they believe they are good and have no need of a savior, no need of being regenerated. Yet, it was not to a social outcast, criminal or drunkard, but to a religious, law-abiding man that Christ addressed the command, “You must be born again” (John […]Read: Total Depravity – Is It Not Biblical ?
Contending for the faith requires the diligent practice of discernment. In Hebrews 5:13-14 we find, “For every one that useth milk is unskillful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe. But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised […]Read: Contending for the Faith (2)
“Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.” Jude 1:3 Originally, Jude wanted to share those things of the faith with his […]Read: Contending for the Faith (1)