Echoes of the Past

Echoes of the Past

“Here, then, is the real problem of our negligence. We fail in our duty to study God’s Word not so much because it is difficult to understand, not so much because it is dull and boring, but because it is work. Our problem is not a lack of intelligence or a lack of passion. Our problem is that we are lazy. ”
R. C. Sproul

“Nothing could be more irrational than the idea that something comes from nothing.”
R. C. Sproul

“God’s grace is not infinite. God is infinite, and God is gracious. We experience the grace of an infinite God, but grace is not infinite. God sets limits to His patience and forbearance. He warns us over and over again that someday the ax will fall, and His judgment will be poured out.”
R.C. Sproul, The Holiness of God

“There are only two ways that God’s justice can be satisfied with respect to your sin. Either you satisfy it or Christ satisfies it. You can satisfy it by being banished from God’s presence forever. Or you can accept the satisfaction that Jesus Christ has made.”
R.C. Sproul, Choosing My Religion

“If there is one single molecule in this universe running around loose, totally free of God’s sovereignty, then we have no guarantee that a single promise of God will ever be fulfilled.”
R.C. Sproul, Chosen By God

“The Word of God can be in the mind without being in the heart; but it cannot be in the heart without first being in the mind.”
R.C. Sproul

“We take comfort, however, that mystery is not a synonym for contradiction.”
R.C. Sproul, Consequences of Ideas


“Your faith will not fail while God sustains it; you are not strong enough to fall away while God is resolved to hold you.”
J.I. Packer, Knowing God

“Once you become aware that the main business that you are here for is to know God, most of life’s problems fall into place of their own accord.”
J.I. Packer, Knowing God

“I need not torment myself with the fear that my faith may fail; as grace led me to faith in the first place, so grace will keep me believing to the end. Faith, both in its origin and continuance, is a gift of grace (Phil 1:29).”
J.I. Packer, Knowing God

“Read two old books for every new one.”
J.I. Packer

“There is no peace like the peace of those whose minds are possessed with full assurance that they have known God, and God has known them, and that this relationship guarantees God’s favor to them in life, through death and on forever.”
J.I. Packer, Knowing God


“What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.”
A.W. Tozer

“It is doubtful whether God can bless a man greatly until He has hurt him deeply.”
A.W. Tozer

“Rules for Self-Discovery:
1. What we want most;
2. What we think about most;
3. How we use our money;
4. What we do with our leisure time;
5. The company we enjoy;
6. Who and what we admire;
7. What we laugh at.”
A. W. Tozer

“Perhaps it takes a purer faith to praise God for unrealized blessings than for those we once enjoyed or those we enjoy now.”
A.W. Tozer

“What we think about when we are free to think about what we will – that is what we are or will soon become.”
A.W. Tozer

“Hope itself is like a star- not to be seen in the sunshine of prosperity, and only to be discovered in the night of adversity. ”
C.H. Spurgeon

“Nothing teaches us about the preciousness of the Creator as much as when we learn the emptiness of everything else.”
Charles Spurgeon, Morning and Evening

“If you can’t see His way past the tears, trust His heart.”
Charles Spurgeon

“Nobody ever outgrows Scripture; the book widens and deepens with our years.”
Charles Haddon Spurgeon

“A Jesus who never wept could never wipe away my tears.”
Charles Spurgeon

“That very church which the world likes best is sure to be that which God abhors.”
Charles Spurgeon

“The Lord gets His best soldiers out of the highlands of affliction.”
Charles Spurgeon


“God’s purpose for my life was that I have a passion for God’s glory and that I have a passion for my joy in that glory, and that these two are one passion.”
Jonathan Edwards

“Resolution One: I will live for God. Resolution Two: If no one else does, I still will.”
Jonathan Edwards

“You contribute nothing to your salvation except the sin that made it necessary.”
Jonathan Edwards

“How can you expect to dwell with God forever, if you so neglect and forsake him here?”
Jonathan Edwards

“Unconverted men walk over the pit of hell on a rotten covering.”
Jonathan Edwards, Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God