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How great is the goodness of God! The borders of grace are enlarged to the Gentiles, and not hid under the skirts of the Jews. He that was so long the God of the Jews, is now also manifest to be the God of the Gentiles: the gospel is now made known to all nations, […]
From Joseph Hall’s Contemplations: Ο marvellous accordance betwixt the two testaments! In the very time of their delivery, there is the same agreement which is in the substance. The ancient Jews kept our feasts, and we still keep theirs. The feast of the passover is the time of Christ’s resurrection; then did he pass from […]
We live in a day when the distinctions between pastors and people have largely broken down. Loud voices cry out, calling for a mobilization of every member of the church, as if all had the same call and responsibilities from the Lord. While this may be the dominant view today, it is really an historical […]
From Benjamin Keach’s allegory The Travels of True Godliness.This is a warning to all! Godliness being rejected both by Riches, Poverty, and Youth, resolved to see whether he might not be entertained by a certain decrepit and feeble person called Old Age, concluding within himself that it was very probable his dear friend Consideration, whom […]
We don’t often hear about Welsh Puritanism, and this is to our loss. There was a strong and useful Puritan movement in Wales, developing into Independent and even Particular Baptist churches. One of the leaders of that movement was the clergymen Walter Cradock (fl. 1640s-1659).
A few gems from the Meditations of Richard Sibbes. God bears not in vain the name of a Father; He fills it up to the full. It is a name of indulgence, of hope, of provision, —a name of protection.
Robert Bolton (1572-1631) is known among us from his books reprinted recently by Soli Deo Gloria. Converted in mid-life, he became a powerful preacher of Christ and His mercy, reputed for his manliness marked by grace. He was a pastoral preacher–a true physician of the soul.
John Donne, Dean of St. Paul’s from 1621 until his death in 1631, is well-known for his poetry. Perhaps he is less well-known for his piety. While he is not properly considered a Puritan, he lived in an era where the lines were not yet drawn quite so finely as they would be 2 or […]
If the attention of the awakened sinner, instead of being directed to Christ, be turned inward, and his mind be employed in searching for evidences of his conversion, the effect must, to say the least, be uncomfortable, and may be fatal;Next Entries »