Religious Affections

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“For although to true religion, there must indeed be something else besides affection, yet true religion consists so much in the affections, that there can be no true religion without them. He who has no religious affection, is in a state of spiritual death, and is wholly destitute of the powerful, quickening, saving influences of […]

Gleanings from Biographies (part two)

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They had an All-Encompassing Commitment to Christ.[1] This section is the one of the most significant sections. We must remember however, that these men’s complete comment to God was not something they mustered up on their own. God gave even that to them. He showed Himself glorious to them, more glorious than anything else, and […]

Gleanings from Biographies (part one)

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I enjoy reading biographies and think they can be very instructive in the Christian life (See: “Biography as a form of Discipleship” in “Discipleship.”). In the posts that will follow, I am going to look at the lives of Jonathan Edwards, Charles Spurgeon, and Martyn Lloyd-Jones. These famous and godly preachers of yesteryear have much […]

Biography as a Form of Discipleship

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We have clear scriptural warrant for emulation. We see this through Jesus’ earthly ministry; He made disciples and in the Great Commission, He instructed us to make disciples (Matt. 28:19). We see this precedence all throughout the New Testament. We will look at a few examples to establish the usefulness and biblical grounds for Christian […]