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Berichtdoor gallio » 30 Nov 2018, 13:39

Herman schreef:
J.C. Philpot schreef:
John Henry Newman schreef:“Without self-knowledge you have no root in yourselves personally; you may endure for a time, but under affliction or persecution your faith will not last. This is why many in this age (and in every age) become infidels, heretics, schismatics, disloyal despisers of the Church. They cast off the form of truth, because it never has been to them more than a form. They endure not, because they never have tasted that the Lord is gracious; and they never have had experience of His power and love, because they have never known their own weakness and need.”

Jammer dat er in de derde zin Church staat en niet de naam van onze Zaligmaker.


wikipedia schreef:John Henry Newman was a poet and theologian, first an Anglican priest and later a Catholic priest and cardinal, who was an important and controversial figure in the religious history of England in the 19th century.

Originally an evangelical Oxford University academic and priest in the Church of England, Newman then became drawn to the high-church tradition of Anglicanism. He became known as a leader of, and an able polemicist for, the Oxford Movement, an influential and controversial grouping of Anglicans who wished to return to the Church of England many Catholic beliefs and liturgical rituals from before the English Reformation. In this the movement had some success. In 1845 Newman, joined by some but not all of his followers, officially left the Church of England and his teaching post at Oxford University and was received into the Catholic Church.

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Berichtdoor J.C. Philpot » 01 Dec 2018, 12:58

Paul Fleming (1609–1640) schreef:Let no sad thought oppress thee, distress thee;
Fear nothing, trust God’s own will,
and be thou still, my spirit!
What do you want to worry about from day to day?
There is One who stands above all
who gives you, too, what is yours.

Only be steadfast in all you do,
stand firm; what God has decided,
that is and must be the best.

Amen
Man is nothing; he hath a free will to go to hell, but none to go to heaven, till God worketh in him.
George Whitefield

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Berichtdoor helma » 07 Jan 2019, 09:14

Rejoice and be glad, for your reward in heaven is great; for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you. (Matt. 5:12)

The Christian’s response to persecution and affliction should not be to retreat and hide, Jesus told us we are the “salt of the earth” and the “light of the world” (Matt. 5:13-14).

For our salt to flavor the earth and our light to lighten the world, we must be active in the world. The gospel is not given to be hidden but to enlighten.

“Rejoice and be glad, for your reward in heaven is great; for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.” (v. 16).

When we become Christ’s salt and light, our salt will sting the world’s open wounds of sin, and our light will irritate its eyes that are accustomed to darkness.

But even when our salt and light are resented, rejected, and thrown back into our face, we should “rejoice and be glad.”

The meaning of “be glad” is to exult, to rejoice greatly to be overjoyed. Jesus used the imperative mood, thus commanding us to be glad.

Not to be glad when we suffer for Christ’s sake is to be be untrusting and disobedient. The world can take away a great deal from God’s people, but it cannot take away their joy and their happiness.

When people attack us for Christ’s sake, they are really attacking Him (cf. Gal. 6:17; Col. 1:24). And their attacks can do us more permanent damage than they can do to Him.

So rejoice in the privilege we have been given to be salt and light, no matter what the reaction.
John MacArthur

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Berichtdoor Terri » 18 Jan 2019, 17:06

helma schreef:https://www.breakingisraelnews.com/114621/ezekiels-vision-revealed-dead-sea-life/?fbclid=IwAR2FkvUtIHYzzN7Q02bkbmh7mXn3_HswMODI55qzFmP3nthRnMJDi07nItE



Zoals in het stuk aangehaald wordt, was er in 2016 een soortgelijk bericht, dit lijkt uitgebreider.

https://christenenvoorisrael.nl/2016/08 ... -dode-zee/

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Berichtdoor Floppy » 18 Jan 2019, 17:27

Herman schreef:
J.C. Philpot schreef:
John Henry Newman schreef:“Without self-knowledge you have no root in yourselves personally; you may endure for a time, but under affliction or persecution your faith will not last. This is why many in this age (and in every age) become infidels, heretics, schismatics, disloyal despisers of the Church. They cast off the form of truth, because it never has been to them more than a form. They endure not, because they never have tasted that the Lord is gracious; and they never have had experience of His power and love, because they have never known their own weakness and need.”

Jammer dat er in de derde zin Church staat en niet de naam van onze Zaligmaker.


Als het goed is, is er tussen het één en de Ander geen al te groot onderscheid; immers, de Kerk is het lichaam van Christus, waarvan Hijzelf het Hoofd is.

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Berichtdoor J.C. Philpot » 29 Jan 2019, 11:42

Flannery O’Connor schreef:I think there is no suffering greater than what is caused by the doubts of those who want to believe. I know what torment this is, but I can only see it, in myself anyway, as the process by which faith is deepened. What -people don’t realize is how much religion costs. They think faith is a big electric blanket, when of course it is the cross.
Man is nothing; he hath a free will to go to hell, but none to go to heaven, till God worketh in him.
George Whitefield

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Berichtdoor J.C. Philpot » 16 Feb 2019, 08:33

Tolkien about marriage, from a male perspective.
J.R.R. Tolkien schreef:“There is No Escape”
Men are not [monogamous]. No good pretending. Men just ain’t, not by their nature. Monogamy (although it has long been fundamental to our inherited ideas) is for us men a piece of ‘revealed ethic,’ according to faith and not the flesh. The essence of a fallen world is that the best cannot be attained by free enjoyment, or by what is called “self-realization” (usually a nice name for self-indulgence, wholly inimical to the realization of other selves); but by denial, by suffering. Faithfulness in Christian marriages entails that: great mortification.

For a Christian man there is no escape. Marriage may help to sanctify and direct to its proper object his sexual desires; its grace may help him in the struggle; but the struggle remains. It will not satisfy him—as hunger may be kept off by regular meals. It will offer as many difficulties to the purity proper to that state as it provides easements.


No man, however truly he loved his betrothed and bride as a young man, has lived faithful to her as a wife in mind and body without deliberate conscious exercise of the will, without self-denial. Too few are told that—even those brought up in ‘the Church’. Those outside seem seldom to have heard it.

When the glamour wears off, or merely works a bit thin, they think that they have made a mistake, and that the real soul-mate is still to find. The real soul-mate too often proves to be the next sexually attractive person that comes along. Someone whom they might indeed very profitably have married, if only—. Hence divorce, to provide the ‘if only’.

And of course they are as a rule quite right: they did make a mistake. Only a very wise man at the end of his life could make a sound judgement concerning whom, amongst the total possible chances, he ought most profitably have married! Nearly all marriages, even happy ones, are mistakes: in the sense that almost certainly (in a more perfect world, or even with a little more care in this very imperfect one) both partners might have found more suitable mates. But the ‘real soul-mate’ is the one you are actually married to. In this fallen world, we have as our only guides, prudence, wisdom (rare in youth, too late in age), a clean heart, and fidelity of will…


Surely, much grace is needed to have a godfearing christian marriage. The other side is that marriage itself is a grace that is intended to sanctify us.
Man is nothing; he hath a free will to go to hell, but none to go to heaven, till God worketh in him.
George Whitefield

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Berichtdoor J.C. Philpot » 20 Mar 2019, 09:05

This picture (which has a little bit of sarcasm) shows why I am very cautious for new theological inventions. There are still people who think they can ignore 2000 years of church history, and have their own unique interpretations on the bible which nobody ever has teached in the past 2000 years. If in the past 2000 years a certain theory was not teached by the apostles and the church fathers, it is probably a heresy.

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Berichtdoor J.C. Philpot » 03 Apr 2019, 08:31

Timothy Keller schreef:There’s an awful lot of truths in the Bible that just don’t make sense to the un-illumined mind.

And therefore we need to pray for the illumination of the Holy Spirit instead of adjusting the bible to our opinions.
Man is nothing; he hath a free will to go to hell, but none to go to heaven, till God worketh in him.
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Berichtdoor J.C. Philpot » 09 Apr 2019, 19:57

William Booth schreef:Consider that the chief dangers which confront the coming century will be religion without the Holy Ghost, Christianity without Christ, forgiveness without repentance, salvation without regeneration, politics without God, and heaven without hell.
Man is nothing; he hath a free will to go to hell, but none to go to heaven, till God worketh in him.
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Berichtdoor J.C. Philpot » 15 Apr 2019, 14:09

John Bunyan schreef:You can do more than pray after you have prayed, but you cannot do more than pray until you have prayed.
Man is nothing; he hath a free will to go to hell, but none to go to heaven, till God worketh in him.
George Whitefield

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Berichtdoor J.C. Philpot » 16 Apr 2019, 12:01

Robert Murray M’cheyne schreef:Have you any love to or concern for the church? For the reformation of our country? Our world? Any longing for a flourishing of the church that is now under decay? Then pray for the salvation of the Jews and saved Israel will give life to the dead world.
Man is nothing; he hath a free will to go to hell, but none to go to heaven, till God worketh in him.
George Whitefield


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