Blogging Break

I have been and will continue a bit of a blogging break. I’m not on vacation or anything (so don’t come and steal our stuff), just would rather be reading and working on some other things. I’m sure I’ll be back with a vengeance at some point, and I’m sure you’ll be fine without some posts. I still plan on doing a series on Christian sayings, beyond just poking fun at them, along with some quotes from John Owen and tips on spending less time on the internet. I will give you some quotes which might go together, which will offend some and edify others.

God chooses us not because he foresees that we will choose him but in order that we would choose him.

–Burk Parsons

He that perishes chooses to perish; but he that is saved is saved because God has chosen to save him.

–Charles Spurgeon

It is absurd to think anything in us could have the least influence upon our election. Some say that God did foresee that such persons would believe and therefore did choose them; so they would make the business of salvation to depend upon something in us. Whereas God does not choose us FOR faith, but TO faith. ‘He hath chosen us, that we should be holy’ (Eph. 1:4), not because we would be holy, but that we might be holy. We are elected to holiness, not for it.

–Thomas Watson, All Things For Good, Puritan Paperbacks

God first gives us holiness and then rewards us for it. [This reminds me of Calvin’s Institutes.] The prize is awarded to the flower at the flower show, but the gardener raised it.

–Charles Haddon Spurgeon, found in the One Year Book of Psalms, February 1, Psalm 18:20

3 Responses to “Blogging Break”

  1. 1 Acidri

    Are you backsliding for a season? 😉

  2. 2 Scripture Zealot

    Can always count on you to poke me in the ribs. I’m glad you’re reading. I’m reading a lot too. Look for a book review soon.

  3. 3 Scripture Zealot
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