And I Quote… February 13

The satanic powers are watching you. They’re peering into your life to see what catches your attention, what puffs up your ego. They’re evaluating what kind of Babylon you want to build for yourself, and they’ll make sure you get it. Satan is as ambitious for your goals as you are, maybe more so. He’ll…

Infinite Journey | Part Five

Chapter Eight: Conviction of Things Not Seen Just as faith enables us to look forward to our glorious future with eager anticipation, it also leads us to fear the consequences of sin, even when we cannot see those consequences in the present. Faith preserves us from presumption as well as despair. Chapter Nine: Reliance on…

John Flavel… Yet Speaking

A man may serve many masters, if they all command the same things, or things subordinate to each other; but he cannot serve two masters, if their commands clash and interfere with each other: And such are the commands of Christ and the flesh in a suffering hour. Christ saith, “Be thou faithful to the…

And I Quote… February 6

In the Scriptures, to believe is not limited to an intellectual understanding of certain facts or even to the acceptance of them. Instead, it is to trust in and rely upon the object of our faith to the degree that we base our actions upon it. Our faith or belief in Jesus Christ is not…

An Infinite Journey | Part Four

Chapter Five: Experiential Knowledge As Davis argued in Chapter Four, factual knowledge of what Scripture says is absolutely foundational to progress in the Christian life. Yet without experiential knowledge, the knowledge that comes from living in God’s world, factual knowledge will remain unable to transform us. While what we learn from experience must always be…

Infinite Journey | Part Three

Chapter Three: Graphing Christian Progress Even though no graph can fully represent our progress in the Christian life, charting the course of our Christian life can still be very helpful. Which of the graphs in this chapter would best fit your life? Chapter Four: Factual Knowledge Though knowledge alone by no means guarantees spiritual growth,…

And I Quote… January 30

The heart is a desire factory. The human heart produces desires as fire produces heat. As surely as sparks fly upward, the heart pumps out desire after desire for a happier future. The condition of the heart is appraised by the kinds of desires that hold sway. Or, to put it another way, the state…