Wisdom of the Ages

Wisdom of the Ages

John Owen

“We are taught in an especial manner to pray that God would give his Holy Spirit unto us, that through his aid and assistance we may live unto God in that holy obedience which he requires at our hands”
— John Owen

Wisdom of the Ages – John Gresham Machen

“…and if (the Gospel)does not cause disputing and arrouse bitter opposition, that is a fairly sure sign that it is not being faithfully proclaimed

Wisdom of the Ages

“Let us not fear the opposition of men; every great movement in the Church from Paul down to modern times has been criticized on the ground that it promoted scensoriousness and intolerance and disputing. Of course the gospel of Christ, in a world of sin and doubt will cause disputing; and if does not cause disputing and arrouse bitter opposition, that is a fairly sure sign that it is not being faithfully proclaimed”
– John Gresham Machen

Brandon Andress

Wisdom of the Ages

“If economies collapse and lawlessness rules and resources are scarce, many people who claim with their mouths that they follow Jesus… will abandon him with their lives.”
― Brandon Andress

And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares. For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth. Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.”
Luke 21:34-36

Wisdom of the Ages – Silouan the Athonite

The grace of the Holy Spirit is also given for obedience. This is why obedience is higher than prayer and fasting

Wisdom of the Ages

“By obedience a man is guarded against pride. Prayer is given for the sake of obedience. The grace of the Holy Spirit is also given for obedience. This is why obedience is higher than prayer and fasting.”
Silouan the Athonite