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Just Give Me The Money!

Think it not hard if you get not your will, nor your delights in this life; God will have you rejoice in nothing but Himself! Samuel Rutherford (1600-1661) Scottish Theologian. In his political book, “The Law and the Prince”, he presents the theory of limited government and Constitutionalism. Charles Spurgeon described Rutherford’s letters as the nearest thing to inspiration in

Darwinism and World War II

Charles Darwin Quote: “I could show fight in natural selection having done and doing more for the progress of civilization than you inclined to admit. Remember what risk that the nations of Europe ran, not so many centuries ago of being overwhelmed by the Turks (Muslims), and how ridiculous such idea’s are now! The more civilized so called caucasian races

Church Authority!

Romanists tell us that the Pope is the vicar of Christ; that he is his successor on earth as the universal head and rules of the Church on earth. If this is so, he must be Christ! American Theologian Charles Hodge (1797-1878)

Holy Spirit Dwelling

All church power arises from the indwelling of the Spirit, therefore those in who the Spirit dwells are the seat of Church power. But the Spirit dwells in the whole Church, and therefore the whole Church is the seat of Church power! Charles Hodge (1797-1878)  Comment: The question remains what do you do with His power? Do you use it

Hope for the Hopeless!

Original sin is the only rational solution of the undeniable fact of the deep, universal and early manifested sinfulness of men in all ages, of every class and in every part of the world!  Charles Hodge (1797-1878)  Comment: As long as man uses religion to justify his sin the world will as always continue towards destruction. Only Christianity claims we

So Why Believe?

The ultimate ground of Faith and knowledge is confidence in God! Charles Hodge (1787-1878)

Never Give Up!

The Lord’s Mercy often rides to the door of our heart upon the black horse of affliction!  Charles Spurgeon (1834-1892)

Church Government

It is a thoroughly anti-Christian doctrine that the Spirit of God, and therefore the life and governing power of the church, resides in the ministry, to the exclusion of the people! Charles Hodges (1797-1878) Comment; True but I have seen a church board vote and send a good Pastor down the road! I have seen elder’s gang up on a

Rulers in Church and Government!

Ruling elders are declared to be the representatives of the people! Charles Hodge (1797-1878)  Comment: Sorry Charles but 137 years later we are far removed for our American Constitution! In the church today the congregation does not elect the elders! Just as in politics today our representatives in Washington no longer represent the people! They represent themselves and the quest for

Church Politics!

If all church power vests in the clergy, then the people are practically bound to passive obedience in all matters of faith and practice; for all right of private judgment is then denied!  Charles Hodges (1797-1878)  Charles was an American Theologian. His father Hugh was a military surgeon during the Revolutionary War! Charles married Sarah Bache the great-granddaughter of Benjamin