Quote of the day – John Calvin


John Calvin by Holbein“In the mind perfect intelligence flourished and reigned, uprightness attended as its companion, and all the senses were prepared and moulded for due obedience to reason; and in the body there was a suitable correspondence with this internal order. But now, although some obscure lineaments of that image are found remaining in us; yet are they so vitiated and maimed, that they may truly be said to be destroyed. For besides the deformity which everywhere appears unsightly, this evil also is added, that no part is free from the infection of sin.”


Jean Calvin (John Calvin)

Commentary on Genesis 1

Found at Wikiquote


Quote of the day – nightlightblogdotcom



“Apart from the Lord Jesus Christ, we’re not just wayward children, wandering from a loving Father.  We are traitorous rebels, fighting against our King and trying to dethrone Him…

“Today’s concept of God altogether misses the point. The writer describes Him as a consuming fire. We don’t like that idea. We want a malleable God, a God who needs us, not a God who is stern and just. We see this in the Cross. When the Lord Jesus “became sin for us,” it wasn’t just a display of “love,” it was a display of unmitigated justice. If you want to know what God thinks of sin and sinners, look at the Cross. While it’s true that His death paid for sin, it took His death to do that. I can’t even begin to put into words what I’d like to write about this.”


Hebrews 12:25-29, Escape




John Constable Golding-Constable's-Flower-Garden


Today I looked at someone’s beautiful home

and felt, and indulged in, envy.

After all these years of walking with Him –

Who made Himself poor for our sakes – 

do I really want someone else’s good,

which He gave to them as their very own?

(Their difficulties are also all their own –

do I want those too?)

Would I exchange the love He’s shown to me

for the love He’s shown to them?

That would be unloving –

disloyal, unfaithful…

Lord, forgive me!

 John Constable A-Cottage-in-a-Cornfield,-1817.

Exodus 20:17 

Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour’s.

Jeremiah 31:3

The Lord hath appeared of old unto me, saying,
Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love:
therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.

“No images!” is God’s moral rule for all time

Straight talk about a sensitive issue. Thank you, A Ruby in the Rough!

A Ruby In The Rough

Dr. C. Matthew McMahon:

noimageavailableChristendom has a bad habit of continually reenacting historical mistakes. There are a number reasons for why this is the case. Citing them could take quite some time in a paper dedicated all its own to the task. But the mere fact that heresy and error plague the church in light of the “age of information” is astounding. Any Christian can set themselves for one hour in front of their computer and access millions of pages of text, treatises, sermons, books, and tracts on various religious subjects by CD-Rom or the Internet. With such a wealth of information at our fingertips you would think that the church at large would learn from its mistakes, or at least become aware of why they believe what they do in light of the history of the church. Yet, even with such information at our beck and call, modern Christendom…

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