Quote of the day – Samuel Rutherford

 

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Anwoth Old Kirk. Samuel Rutherford was the minister here from 1627 to 1638, Mick Garratt - own work, May 1997, Wikimedia

Anwoth Old Kirk. Samuel Rutherford was the minister here from 1627 to 1638, Mick Garratt – own work, May 1997, Wikimedia

“It is not for us to set an hourglass to the Creator of time.”

Samuel Rutherford

Source: Christianity.com, Samuel Rutherford’s Lasting Legacy

(Good short article with resources.)

HT: Our Reformed Christian Heritage, Angela Wittman

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Do you have any ideas for putting Rutherford’s words into our everyday English…? Comment if you want to!

Quote of the day – missionaries Carey and Martyn

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William Carey, The Shoemaker Who Became the Founder of Modern Missions - John Brown Myers, London 1887

“Is not the commission of our Lord still binding upon us? Can we not do more than now we are doing?”

William Carey

Pioneer missionary to India, author of An Enquiry into the Obligations of Christians to use Means for the Conversion of the Heathens.

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From A memoir of the Rev Henry Martyn, Sargent, John; London, Printed for R. B. Seeley and W. Burnside and sold by L. and G. Seeley, 1837“The spirit of Christ is the spirit of missions. The nearer we get to Him, the more intensely missionary we become.” 

Henry Martyn

Missionary to India and Persia

“Martyn also translated the New Testament and Psalms into Persian. Persian was spoken at the Moslem courts in India and was the language of judicial proceedings under the British government in Hindostan. Understood from Calcutta to Damascus, it seemed that a quarter of the globe could then understand the Persian language. Martyn’s New Testament was the first translation into Persian since the fifth century.” (quote from above link)

Source of Carey and Martyn quotes: Missions slogans and notables quotes from missionaries

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Do we have a heart for missions? Have we lost our first love? 

John 4:35

Do you not say, ‘There are still four months and then comes the harvest’? Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look at the fields, for they are already white for harvest!