God Preordains for His Own Glory

“God preordained, for his own glory and the display of His attributes of mercy and justice, a part of the human race, without any merit of their own, to eternal salvation, and another part, in just punishment of their sin, to eternal damnation.” … [Continue reading]

Our Pilot will Never Allow us to Perish

“Seeing that a Pilot steers the ship in which we sail, who will never allow us to perish even in the midst of shipwrecks, there is no reason why our minds should be overwhelmed with fear and overcome with weariness.” … [Continue reading]

The More One Excels in Holiness, the Farther He Feels from Perfect Righteousness

"The more eminently that any one excels in holiness, the farther he feels himself from perfect righteousness, and the more clearly he perceives that he can trust nothing but the mercy of God alone. Hence it appears, that those are grossly mistaken … [Continue reading]

The Blindness of Men who Oppose God

"It is a horrible blindness, indeed, when a mortal man is not ashamed to oppose himself to God; but to such a pitch of madness does Satan carry those who set a higher value on their own ambition than on the truth of God. Meanwhile, it is our duty to … [Continue reading]

Everywhere We Meet with Stumbling Blocks

"You have still to take courage for the future, for though the assaults are not so rude as those we have witnessed, the devil has many ways of turning aside the children of God from the right path, were it but the bad examples with which we are … [Continue reading]

Perseverance is the Gift of God

Therefore, while we all labour naturally under the same disease, those only recover health to whom the Lord is pleased to put forth his healing hand. The others whom, in just judgement, he passes over, pine and rot away till they are consumed. And … [Continue reading]