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    This year I will be sharing brief excerpts from the articles, sermons, and books I am currently reading. My posts will not follow a regular schedule but will be published as I find well-written thoughts that should be of interest to maturing Christian readers. Whenever possible, I encourage you to go to the source and read the complete work of the author.

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Holy, Holy, Holy!

According to R. C. Sproul:

“If you don’t delight in the fact that your Father is holy, holy, holy, then you are spiritually dead. You may be in a church. You may go to a Christian school. But if there is no delight in your soul for the holiness of God, you don’t know God. You don’t love God. You’re out of touch with God. You’re asleep to his character.” (Choosing My Religion)

Pleiades and Orion

Science and the Bible:

God asked Job “Can you bind the cluster of the Pleiades, Or loose the belt of Orion?” (Job 38:31) In the last century astrophysicists have discovered that the stars of Pleiades move in unison with each other, and are thus gravitationally bound. They have also discovered that the stars in the belt of Orion are free agents that are not gravitationally bound!

Christ Can Satisfy All Desires

Jesus Christ gives power to the faint. If you have no might, He will give you strength. He is the Author of our faith. According to Ralph Erskine:

“The Father loveth the Son, and hath given all things into his hand.” (John 3:35)

If Christ can satisfy all the desires, suit all the conditions, and answer all the objections of sinners, then he must have all things; but so it is, he can satisfy all desires of sinners; for he is the Desire of all nations, and everything desirable is in him; ‘He is altogether lovely’ (or all desires, as the word imports), Song 5:16, made up of desirable things.” Is worth desirable? He is the treasure hid in the field. Is wisdom desirable? In him are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. Wisdom hath builded her house, Prov. 9:1; it is in the plural number, wisdoms. Christ is a compound of wisdom. He can suit all conditions of poor sinners; there is no condition you can be in, but he hath a promise suited to it; so that there is in Christ what suits all cases; for the promises are nothing else but the veins where the blood and fullness of Christ doth run.

As Christ can satisfy all desires and suit all conditions, so he can answer all objections. If any of you say, “Alas! I am a poor lost sinner, then Christ says, “I came to seek and to save that which is lost,” Luke 19:10. “Oh!” says another, I am unrighteous, and I am a great sinner.” Well, Christ says, I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance,” Math. 9:13. Oh,” says a third, “but I cannot repent.” Well, it is answered, Him hath God exalted to give repentance to Israel, and remission of sins, Acts 5:31, “Alas!” cries another, “but I cannot turn from sin.” It is answered, Christ is sent to bless you, in turning every one of you from your iniquities, Acts 3:26. It is his work to turn away transgression from Jacob; to turn you from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God. (“Heaven’s Grand Repository”)

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