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John Calvin on Swearing Oaths

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We are commanded, in many passages, to pray to God or to praise him, in the public assembly, amidst a crowd of men, and before all the people: and that for the purpose, not only of testifying our faith or gratitude, but also of exciting others, by our example, to ... Continue

John Calvin on Prayer

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[caption id="attachment_590" align="alignleft" width="198"] John Calvin[/caption] We are commanded, in many passages, to pray to God or to praise him, in the public assembly, amidst a crowd of men, and before all the people: and that for the purpose, not only of testifying our faith or gratitude, but also of exciting ... Continue

J. C. Ryle on Prayer

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[caption id="attachment_591" align="alignleft" width="300"] J. C. Ryle[/caption] Observe that our Lord takes it for granted, that all who call themselves His disciples will pray. He assumes this also as a matter of course. He only gives directions as to the best way of praying. This is another lesson which deserves to ... Continue

No Prayer is Lost

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Horatius Bonar wrote about the prayers of the saints in Revelation 8:1-5. He suggested that there are a number of lessons we can learn about perseverance in prayer, noting that not a single one of our prayers is lost before our gracious and loving God. He gives these lessons we ... Continue

Effect of the Atonement

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The doctrine of atonement produces in us its proper effect when it leads us to see and feel: ~that God is just;~ ~that He is infinitely gracious;~ ~that we are deprived ofall ground of boasting;~ ~that the way of salvation, which is open for us, is open for all men;~ ~that the motives to all ... Continue

True Doctrine and Humility

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All true doctrine tends to humble men,and to exalt God;and all true religionis characterized byhumilityandreverence. — Charles Hodge Continue

The Righteousness of God

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I said that clothed in the righteousness of Christ, we are accepted as if we had never sinned. I correct myself—had we never sinned, we could only have stood in the righteousness of man. But this day by faith we stand in the righteousness of God himself. The doings and ... Continue

The Beauty of Grace

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If grace is unearned and undeserved, then none are entitled to it. If grace is a gift, then none can demand it. Therefore, as salvation is by grace, the free gift of God, then He bestows it on whom He pleases. Because salvation is by grace, the very chief of ... Continue