Category Archives: Aside

People do not drift toward holiness

“People do not drift toward holiness. Apart from grace-driven effort, people do not gravitate toward godliness, prayer, and obedience to Scripture, faith, and delight in the Lord. We drift toward compromise and call it tolerance; we drift toward disobedience and call it freedom; we drift toward superstition and call it faith. We cherish the indiscipline of lost self-control and call it relaxation; we slouch toward prayerlessness and delude ourselves into thinking we have escaped legalism; we slide toward godlessness and convince ourselves we have been liberated.”

For the Love of God (Vol. 2) by D.A. Carson

“We believe that the extension of God’s grace happens to the degree that we prove ourselves faithful, to the degree of how hard we work.”

“We believe that the extension of God’s grace happens to the degree that we prove ourselves faithful, to the degree of how hard we work.”

Pictures of Grace, part 2 by Tullian Tchividjian

Moral reformations can take place apart from Christ. History proves that. Mortal resurrections, on the other hand, require the Gospel. It requires Christ alone to come and do for us what we could never do for ourselves.”

“Moral reformations can take place apart from Christ.  History proves that.  Mortal resurrections, on the other hand, require the Gospel.  It requires Christ alone to come and do for us what we could never do for ourselves.”

Pictures of Grace, Part 1 by Tullian Tchividjian

God nourishes the soul

“For it is not mere words that nourish the soul, but God Himself, and unless and until the hearers find God in personal experience they are not the better for having heard the truth. The Bible is not an end in itself, but a means to bring men to an intimate and satisfying knowledge of God, that they may enter into Him, that they may delight in His Presence, may taste and know the inner sweetness of the very God Himself in the core and center of their hearts.”
The Pursuit of God by AW Tozer (location 85 Kindle Edition)