Day: November 23, 2011

Ideal Environment

Vance Havner 90x115by Vance Havner

Ideal environment does not guarantee prefect performance.  After all Adam was in Paradise when he fell!  The New Testament was not written on vacation; much of it was penned in jail.  Paul was not resting at a pleasure resort when he wrote the Epistles.  The Pilgrim’s Progress was not put together in a villa on the French Riviera.

by Vance Havner

There Is Another Road To Hell Quite As Sure!

J.C. Ryle 90x115by J.C. Ryle

"Practical Religion" 1878

"Strive to enter in at the narrow gate: for many will seek to enter in, and shall not be able!" Luke 13:24

"STRIVE" teaches that a man must expect many adversaries and a hard battle–if he would have his soul saved. And this, as a matter of experience, is strictly true. There are no "gains without pains" in spiritual things–any more than in temporal things. That roaring lion, the devil–will never let a soul escape from him without a struggle. The heart which is naturally sensual and earthly–will never be turned to spiritual things without a daily fight. The world, with all its opposition and temptations–will never be overcome without a conflict.