"Discernment is not simply a matter of telling the difference between what is right and wrong; rather it is the difference between right and almost right."
Charles Spurgeon
Jesus Doesn’t Fail: An Interview on Definite Atonement

He Died for His People

Definite atonement teaches that Jesus died to fully secure the salvation of his people, not just make the offer. Its anchors in the biblical text include, among others,

  • John 10:11: “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep

  • Ephesians 5:25: “Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her

  • Revelation 5:9: The worshipers in heaven sing to Jesus, “Worthy are you … for you were slain, and by your blood you ransomed people for God from every tribe and language and people and nation

  • Mark 10:45: “the Son of Man came … to give his life as a ransom for many

  • John 11:52: Jesus died “to gather into one the children of God who are scattered abroad”

Jesus died not only to make a bonafide offer of salvation to all people indefinitely, but to actually secure the salvation of a definite group: his sheep, his bride, his people, the many, the children.

Doing fall stuff.

Doing fall stuff.

FACT

FACT

American Christians…..

American Christians…..

"I thank my Master that He does not say to the sinner, ‘Come half way and meet Me,’ but He comes ‘where he is."
Charles Spurgeon (via craigtowens)

Between the Buried and Me - Extremophile Elite (live)

N O R W A Y

"The monastics essentially said, “There is an evil world out there, and the way to fight evil is to separate from it.” But monasteries failed because they forgot to focus on the evil inside every monk who entered their walls."
Paul David Tripp
"Radical servanthood challenges us to reveal the gentle presence of our compassionate God in the midst of a broken world, regardless of results"
Henri Nouwen
"Whoever has understood himself to be in the deep, cries out, groans, sighs, until he be delivered from the deep, and come unto Him who sits above all the deeps….For they are very deep in the deep, who do not even cry from the deep."
Augustine

jspark3000:

For God knows the plans He has for you, not to harm you but to prosper you, plans to put you through fire and trials and tribulations and sharpening and perfecting and spiritual surgery and maybe read the book of Jeremiah and the entire Bible before building a whole theology on a single verse.

Sometimes greek restaurants have cool fish. Who knew? (at Demetri’s Greek Restaurant)

Sometimes greek restaurants have cool fish. Who knew? (at Demetri’s Greek Restaurant)

"That is always the way with a truly healthy Christian; God’s grace is externally manifested. There is the inner life within, it is active, and by and by when it is in a right state, it saturates everything. You talk with the gracious man, he cannot help talking about Christ; you go into his house, you will soon see that a Christian lives there; you notice his actions and you will soon see he has been with Jesus. He is so full of sap [Psalm 104:16] that the sap must come out. He has so much of the divine life within, that the holy oil and divine balsam must flow from him."
Charles Spurgeon (via craigtowens)

I had no idea that every neck-beard and fedora came with an honorary doctorate in theology. My bad.