September 26

 

Then the seventh angel blew his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven, saying, “The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ, and he shall reign forever and ever.”   Revelation 11:15

 

 

I friend, the portions in the world are like candles that are consumed by use, and then go out in a stink, compared to God your eternal portion!  God is yours forever and ever.  O sweet word, ‘forever’!  Millions upon millions are less than drops to this ocean.  All the pleasures of creation cannot compare to the fruit of God for a moment.  How happy to enjoy him forever!  Friend, little do you think what crowns, scepters, thrones, kingdoms, glories, banquets, angelic entertainments, societies, and eternities are prepared for those who choose God for their portion.  Take a serious look at the portion offered to you; it is not less than the infinite God.  Behold, nations are a drop in the bucket, and less then nothing.  His portion is spiritual and suitable to your soul.  Other portions are mixed portions, which have a dark as well as a light side.  But God is pure, and there is not the least spot in this sun.  He is a sea of sweetness without the smallest drop of gall.  Earthly portions are perishing, and will be left when death calls.  The believing soul feasts like Mephibosheth at David’s table continually.  In the presence is fullness of joy, and at his right hand are pleasures for evermore.  O what warm embraces you have given to the world, and suffered to gain just a little more of it!  His love is infinitely better than life itself.  Exalt him in your heart as your chiefest good, and he will make the gift of himself to you.  Here is God, there is the world; here bread, and there husks; here substance, there a shadow; here a paradise, there an apple; here is fullness, there is emptiness; here is fountain, there a broken cistern; here are all things, there is nothing; here is heaven, there is hell; here eternity of pleasure, there eternity of sorrow and pain.  Now, is not this an infinite reason to choose God for your portion?

 

 

Sola Scriptura: The Protestant Position on the Bible

 

by Various Authors, including Drs. R.C. Sproul, James White, Sinclair Ferguson, and John MacArthur

Sola Scriptura , the formal principle of the Protestant Reformation, is essential to genuine Christianity, for it declares that the Bible is the inspired word of God, the church’s only rule of faith and practice. Yet this doctrine is under assault today as never before, both from outside and and inside the church.

In this book, several leading Reformed pastors and scholars, including Joel Beeke, Sinclair Ferguson, Robert Godfrey, Ray Lanning, John MacArthur, R.C. Sproul, Derek W. H. Thomas, and James White, unpack the meaning of the doctrine of sola Scriptura  (Scripture alone). They also explain where the attacks on the Bible are coming from and show how those who accept the Bible as Gods inspired Word should respond. Sola Scriptura: The Protestant Position on the Bible  is a treasure trove of information and a comfort to those who grieve to see the twenty-first-century church wandering away from the safe harbor of the Bible.

 

Hardback, 142 pages

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