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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Puritan Nuggets of Gold # 26

Eternity

Eternity to the godly is a day that has no sunset] eternity to the wicked is a night that has no sunrise. (Thomas Watson)

A man's greatest care should be for that place where he lives longest; therefore eternity should be his scope. (Thomas Manton)

Eternity is an everlasting NOW. (Robert Harris)

There is no wrinkle on the brow of eternity. (Christopher Nesse)

Men that believe not another world, are the ready actors of any imaginable mischiefs and tragedies in this. (John Howe)

Evangelism

Oh, if you have the hearts of Christians or of men in you, let them yearn towards your poor ignorant, ungodly neighbors. Alas, there is but a step betwixt them and death and hell. Have you hearts of rock, that cannot pity men in such a case as this? If you believe not the Word of God, and the danger of sinners, why are you Christians yourselves? If you do believe it, why do you not bestir yourself to the helping of others? Do you not care who is damned, so you be saved? If so, you have sufficient cause to pity yourselves, for it is a frame of spirit utterly inconsistent with grace. Dost thou live close by them, or meet them in the streets, or labor with them, or travel with them, or sit and talk with them, and say nothing to them of their souls, or the life to come? If their houses were on fire, thou wouldest run and help them; and wilt thou not help them when their souls are almost at the fire of hell? ( Richard Baxter)

We have greater work to do here than merely securing our own salvation. We are members of the world and Church, and we must labor to do good to many. We are trusted with our Master's talents for His service, in our places to do our best to propagate His truth, and grace, and Church, and to bring home souls, and honor His cause, and edify His flock, and further the salvation of as many as we can. All this is to be done on earth, if we will secure the end of all in heaven. (Richard Baxter)

A man, who had his eyes up to heaven, the best of books was in his hand, the law of truth was written upon his lips, and he stood as if he pleaded with men. (John Bunyan)


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