August 16, 2015


“I preached … as a dying man to dying men.”(Puritan Richard Baxter)

“In necessary things, unity; in doubtful things, liberty; in all things, charity,” he was fond of saying.(also)


Complacency is a deadly foe of all spiritual growth. Acute desire must be present or there will be no manifestation of Christ to His people. He waits to be wanted. Too bad that with many of us He waits so long, so very long, in vain. (A.W.Tozer)


If you can read Baxter and not grow theologically your probably dead, if you can read Tozer without fearing for your life, you’re not a Christian.


Books, Books, yes I know it sounds really holy to say “I only read my bible” but if that is the case you probably have both an inflated opinion of yourself, your spirituality and your IQ.



We need to read the pioneers of our faith in order to grow, one simple reason they breathed and bleed the bible. I don’t know anyone that spent 8 hours a day in bible study, 365 days a year, they did, or all day praying, they did, or all day writing the marvelous truths God gave them. Many were persecuted for their faith, our biggest inconvenience of the day is probably flatulence.



Sounding rather sarcastic some would say, but where are the writers today that prick our conscience, scourge our soul, drive us to our knees, that convince us we are not that important but God is?



I’m not claiming to be, but rather encourage you to read the spiritual giants and stretch your faith, your mind. As always I do state a condition to your reading, don’t read anyone unless they’ve been dead at least 50 years. Time seems to be the revealer of truthful writing. Dead Authors Rule.



Like C.K. Chesterton, being a person of girth myself, I have no sideways, just head on, don’t really take me to seriously without asking me if I’m being serious.



God bless, smile, laugh and go tell someone a joke.

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