Jottings — Biblical Discrimination

“John the Baptist was evidently a preacher who knew how to discriminate—a point in which so many fail—he separated between the precious and the vile, and therefore he was as God’s mouth to the people. He does not address them as all lost nor as all saved, but he shows the two classes. He keeps up the line of demarcation between him that fears God and him that fears Him not. He plainly declares the privileges of the Believer. He says he has even now eternal life. And with equal decision he testifies to the sad state of the unbeliever—‘he shall not see life. But the wrath of God abides on him.’”

 

C.H. Spurgeon, “THE UNBELIEVER’S UNHAPPY CONDITION,” Sermon #1012, Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit Vol. 17, preached on 9/24/1871; electronic ed. accessed here: http://www.spurgeongems.org/vols16-18/chs1012.pdf on 7/7/12.

 

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The Alps

“And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.” Genesis 2:9

There is a common misconception about God: many people erroneously assume that He does not want them to enjoy life – that He is a sort of cosmic-killjoy. Nonetheless, from the beginning of creation the Almighty demonstrates His desire to bless mankind and give them lasting joy. The problem is that humans have a skewed understanding of well-being. Many of the things that we love in this world are self-destructive. The drunk loves his drink; the addict loves her

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