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    "The nature of Christ's salvation is woefully misrepresented by the

    present-day evangelist. He announces a Savior from hell rather

    than a Savior from sin. And that is why so many are fatally

    deceived, for there are multitudes who wish to escape the Lake of

    fire who have no desire to be delivered from their carnality and

    - A. W. Pink

    "Is the Gospel really dynamite, or does it need all sorts of human

    institutions and money? Much of the work we have done in the

    name of Jesus Christ has been, not to perform miracles of the

    Holy Ghost, but miracles of gold."
    -David Griffin

    "We have lost the sacred art of spending time with God,

    and nothing else can ever take its place. No repentance however

    deep, no restitution however costly, no sorrow however complete,

    can do away with the necessity for a daily time of sacred quiet,

    alone with God."
    ( Keswick 1946 ) - Gordon M. Guinness

    "The Church has not yet touched the fringe of the possibilities of

    intercessory prayer. Her largest victories will be witnessed when

    individual Christians everywhere come to recognize their priesthood

    unto God and day by day give themselves unto prayer."
    - John R. Mott

    "The evangelization of the world in this generation depends first of

    all upon a revival of prayer. Deeper than the need for men; deeper,

    far, than the need for money; aye, deep down at the bottom of our

    spiritless life is the need for the forgotten secret of prevailing,

    world-wide prayer."
    - Robert E. Speer

    "The nature of Christ's salvation is woefully misrepresented by the

    present-day evangelist. He announces a Savior from hell rather

    than a Savior from sin. And that is why so many are fatally

    deceived, for there are multitudes who wish to escape the Lake of

    fire who have no desire to be delivered from their carnality and

    - A. W. Pink

    "Christ is a Savior for those realizing something of the exceeding

    sinfulness of sin, who feel the awful burden of it on their

    conscience, who loathe themselves for it, who long to be freed

    from its terrible dominion; and a Savior for no others."
    - A. W. Pink

    "If we go about apologizing for speaking to people of the things of

    God, we must not be very much surprised if they catch our

    timidity and they feel awkward and we feel awkward. There is a

    certain shyness and awkwardness about us when we go to tell

    men and women of the things of eternal life, which react upon

    them until they become nervous and awkward too."
    -Mildred Cable

    "My business is with all my might to serve my own generation. In

    doing so I shall best serve the next generation, should the Lord

    tarry...I have but one life to live on earth and this one life is but a

    brief life for sowing in comparison with eternity for reaping."

    -George Müller.

  • #2
    Glen B Smith
    To:lou newton

    Concerning the quotes you posted on May 29

    Mon, Jun 8 at 6:11 PM
    These are stirring messages.

    It is of interest to note that they come from Congregationalist, Presbyterian, Open Brethren (Plymouth Brethren), and Methodist Christian leaders.

    Each of these, except A. W. Pink and George Müller, have in common a zeal for Christian foreign missions.

    Of course, George Müller is recognized for his zeal in provision, ministry and education of orphans.

    A. W. Pink came to be recognized after his death for his fervent expression of Calvinism and sermons.

    Spiritual quotes can be beyond having any spiritual impact for those without spiritual preparation.

    Most quotes worth quoting are by those who have studied, served, sacrificed, been tried, have failed, doubted, rebelled, broken, repented, trusted, and loved.

    Juvenile spirituality is yet to travel this spiritual road while expressing naïve ideas.

    The restriction upon juvenile spirituality is their shallow understanding of most things spiritual.

    Spiritual conversion changes perspective but does not provide depth of understanding.

    Neither does a biblical education provide depth of spiritual understanding.

    Spiritual depth requires having the encounters that teach what it means to be spiritual.

    All the spiritual giants of the faith pray, worship, fellowship, learn, study, self- discipline, serve, experience trials, fail, doubt, rebel, break, repent, surrender, submit, self-denial, reject an ostentatious appearance, give, sacrifice, obey, trust and love and pray again.

    Understanding what they have come to understand often requires a similar journey if we are to be enlightened likewise.

    Because we are in a time when biblical knowledge is uncommon, here are some suggestions.

    The Holy Spirit speaks and directs believers in various ways, but universally He uses scripture to guide us through our spiritual journey. Of course, this requires knowledge of the Bible; that is the study and learning part of the spiritual journey. It is most important for the recent convert to have fellowship and encouragement. Encouragement comes from fellowship but also from motivation. The best motivation for a new convert or for spiritually mothballed Christians is to read Charles Sheldon's book In His Steps: What Would Jesus do? This is one of the best-selling fictional books of all time. The benefit to the new convert is that the story describes the difference between being a mothballed Christian and being a disciple who lives the gospel. This story provides examples of what following Jesus as Lord ought to look like.

    My second recommendation would be:

    Hudson Taylor: The Man Who Believed God by Broomhall

    For ages 9-14 Hudson Taylor: An Adventure Begins by Mackenzie

    And George Muller: Man of Faith and Miracles by Basil

    You may disagree with not pushing the immediate reading of the Bible for new converts or even for those mothballed Christians unfamiliar with scripture, but after these motivating stories of the lives of saints I would suggest a children's Bible story book for youngsters and adults. The Classic Children's Bible Story Book has 200 stories (Edited by Linda Taylor; Art by Alan Perry). After reading a children's story book I suggest a chronological Bible like The Whole Bible Story by William Marty. After reading these, Bible readers will be familiar with the context of the stories they read in the Bible. Scripture will be less confusing and have some chronological context. The Holy Spirit uses this familiarity with the Bible to speak to and guide believers.

    Whenever believers find themselves not praying fervently nor studying the Bible or neglecting any of the means for a spiritual journey, it is time to employ their source for motivation.

    This may be different things at different times in believers' lives and different things for other believers. The purpose should be to know what motivates you and keep such motivations at hand. The most critical of the motivators is what Christians allow themselves to believe. Embracing ideas that dilute faith is a choice – a choice about what has ultimate importance.

    08 June 2020 the old scribe