To Distinguish is To Avoid Trouble: Or Counterbalancing (Manton)

(This is a re-post from June 2020. NOTE: I'm in the process of selling my complete set of Thomas Manton's Works. They're in like new condition. Let me know if you're interested in a good deal for a great set!) In his treatise "The Life of Faith" Thomas Manton (d. 1677) spent a few paragraphs …

The Greatest Source of Trouble in the Life of Faith (Manton)

In his treatise, The Life of Faith, Thomas Manton (d. 1677) spent some time explaining how to improve one's cheerful walking with God in obedience. For example, he wrote about meditating on God's promises and pleading God's promises in prayer. In this section, Manton also wrote a very brief paragraph explaining the source of all …

Why Didn’t God Do Something? (Whyte)

Alexander Whyte (d. 1921) was a well-known Scottish preacher who pastored a congregation in the Free Church of Scotland over 100 years ago. Many were touched by his sermons and his teaching. Whyte also wrote several books, including Lord, Teach Us to Pray. After reading several other authors mention Whyte, I picked up a book …

God’s Word Is Not Bound!

In his second letter to Timothy, Paul wrote this wonderful truth: The word of God cannot be chained (NLT) (ὁ λόγος τοῦ θεοῦ οὐ δέδεται NA28) [2 Tim. 2:9b]. When studying this phrase today I found a great short comment on this verse by Chrysostom (d. 407). Any cloud passing over our skies may from …

Faith Does Not Say, “What Have I Done?” (Luther)

In Galatians 2:4-5 the Apostle wrote this:  [Now] this matter arose [because of the false brothers with false pretenses who slipped in unnoticed to spy on our freedom that we have in Christ Jesus, to make us slaves]. But [we did not surrender to them even for a moment, in order that the truth of the …

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