Category Archives: Quotations

A Call to Vigilance

Charles Bridges: “The moment that utter weakness loses its hold and forgets the need of habitual dependence—this is the moment of a certain fall. The most exalted Christian attainments, the longest standing in the Church, the most extensive usefulness in … Continue reading

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Lewis on Conflicting Instincts

This past Sunday I made passing reference to C. S. Lewis and his book, The Abolition of Man. In the second chapter/lecture he argues against the idea that people should simply be governed by instinct rather than by some external code … Continue reading

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When Our Religious Life Makes Us Feel that We are Good

C. S. Lewis: How is it that people who are quite obviously eaten up with Pride can say they believe in God and appear to themselves very religious? I’m afraid it means they are worshiping an imaginary God. They theoretically … Continue reading

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Ryle on the Nature of Christian Ministry

J. C. Ryle: Christian ministers are not priests, nor mediators between God and man. They are not agents into whose hands men may commit their souls, and carry on their religion by deputy. They are witnesses. They are intended to … Continue reading

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Cause for Thanksgiving

From “The Perfect Penitent”: We believe that the death of Christ is just that point in history at which something absolutely unimaginable from outside shows through into our own world. And if we cannot picture even the atoms of which … Continue reading

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