Repelling Satan’s Temptations with Scripture (Winslow)

In Octavius Winslow's book, The Sympathy of Christ, he spends some time discussing Christ's temptation (Mt 4:1-11). Winslow comments on Christ's temptation and then explains how Christ understands our temptations (Heb 2:18, 4:15). He even gives practical insight into fighting off Satan's temptations in a Christ-like way. For example, Winslow says we must beware of …

Music Monday: Our Immovable Hope

It's a good day to do another Monday Music post here on the Reformed Reader. Today I'd like to share a great hymn from Augustus Toplady. It's Hymn X (10) from volume six of his Works. Notice all the Scripture allusions in it! 1 Immovable our hope remains,Within the veil our anchor lies;Jesus, who washed …

Believe Christ, Not Satan (Sibbes)

Around the middle part of his excellent book, The Bruised Reed, Richard Sibbes (d. 1635) explained the great truth of how Christ is merciful and patient with us in our weakness and stumbling. Sibbes noted well that Christ has a "gracious disposition" towards those who are weak, weary, and heavily burdened (Mt. 11:28). Jesus said …

Our Samson Has Torn Him to Pieces (Van Mastricht)

In chapter eight of Petrus Van Mastricht's Theoretical-Practical Theology he discusses the biblical topic of fallen angels and devils. At the end of the chapter Mastricht explained the "practical" part of this doctrine. For example, Mastricht wrote that we should avoid the sins of demons and strive against the temptations of Satan. At the end …

Some Great Quotes by Abraham Kuyper

While looking for a certain quote, I was reading through my highlights in To be Near unto God by Abraham Kuyper. I had forgotten some of the great lines in this helpful book. If you've not read it, and you want to read some Kuyper, I recommend it! Here are some of my favorite shorter …

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