Jonathan Edwards on Singing

Jonathan Edwards on Singing

In the two-volume edition of Jonathan Edwards works, published by the Banner of Truth Trust, there is in volume two a treatise on the subject of the necessity of self-examination. In this section Edwards argues, with his usual carefulness and thoroughness, that Christians must engage in that most difficult work of examining themselves concerning sinful

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Beware Envy

“Our DNA is divinely planned. Our circumstances are exactly as God intends, and He does not make mistakes. Envy is a sin because it is the attitude that suggests that God is not good or does not know what would be for our good. Envy is how idolatry feels.” Alistair Begg, from 365 Daily Devotions,

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A Simple Test

“I offer you a plain means of testing your own soul’s condition…Ask yourself what kind of gatherings you like best here upon earth? Ask yourself whether you really love the assembling together of God’s people? How could that man enjoy the meeting of true Christians in heaven who takes no pleasure in meeting true Christians

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On Mortification

“…the joy of our spiritual life depends greatly upon the mortification of sin…our ordinary walking with God, the vigor and comfort of our spiritual lives depend much on our mortification. Mortification bears a cause-and-effect relationship to our joy. The vigor of our spiritual lives is not possible apart from mortification.”  John Own, Works, Vol 6

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Marry Wisely

“But this I say confidently to every unmarried Christian man or woman, – if you love your soul, if you do not want to fall away and backslide, if you do not want to destroy your own peace and comfort for life, resolve never to marry any person who is not a thorough Christian, whatever

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Worldliness

“It is not open sin, or open unbelief, which robs Christ of His professing servants, so much as the love of the world, the fear of the world, the cares of the world, the business of the world, the money of the world, the pleasures of the world, and the desire to keep in with

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