Tag: Godliness

If You Are At Home In The World

J.C. Philpot 90x115by J.C. Philpot

"We are here for only a moment, sojourners and  strangers in the land as our ancestors were  before us. Our days on earth are like a shadow,  gone so soon without a trace." 1 Chron. 29:15

If you possess the faith of Abraham, Isaac, and, Jacob, you, like them, confess that you are a
stranger; and your confession springs out of a believing heart and a sincere experience. You feel yourself a stranger in this ungodly world. It is not your element. It is not your home. You are in it during God’s appointed time, but you wander up and down this world . . . a stranger to its company, a stranger to its maxims, a stranger to its fashions, a stranger to its principles, a stranger to its motives, a stranger to its lusts, a stranger to its inclinations, and all in which this world moves as in its native element.

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Prove Your Profession By Fruits!

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

Is not every fruitless professor of Christianity in dreadful danger of becoming a withered fig tree? There can be no doubt of it. So long as a man is content with the leaves of religion–with a name to live while he is dead, and a form of godliness without the power–so long his soul is in great peril. So long as he is satisfied with going to church or chapel, and receiving the Lord’s supper, and being called a Christian, while his heart is not changed, and his sins not forsaken–then he is daily provoking God to cut him off without remedy. Fruit, fruit–the fruit of the Spirit, is the only sure proof that we are savingly united to Christ, and on our way to heaven. May this sink down into our hearts, and never be forgotten!

by J.C. Ryle