Quotes (605)

PuritansMere head knowledge will be as unhelpful to the soul on judgment day, as a painted fire is unhelpful to the frozen body on a cold day. Theoretical knowledge may make the head giddy, but it will never make the heart holy. He who lives in sin, without repentance, shall die in sin, without forgiveness.

- William Secker

Birth Un/Kn – 1681

7 thoughts on “Quotes (605)

  1. Amen!

    For the most part it is not those ‘flaky’ charismatic’s that are caught up in this……..they generally dont have sound theoloigal knowledge!

    No…..It is us, the Calvinistic reformed type that are the main culprits here.

    Great quote and a passsionate topic of mine :)

  2. DavidW says:

    God has mercifully granted His children the knowledge that the world cannot receive. How will we use that knowledge? Do we first apply it to ourselves, that we may benefit as a wise man? Do we use it as a skilled surgeon to precisely cut out spiritual infection, when the battle requires a broadsword? Or do we use it as a broad sword to excise a wart? The difference between the two is Wisdom. Knowledge is a precious gift. Let us use it wisely in the Lord’s service.

    The knowledge from below has a two-fold intent and purpose: to elevate self, and resist and attack that which is truly of God. Thus the two levels: pride (soul), and demonic (spiritual). And this has been displayed numerous times on this and other blogs. Where some who write in use their wit and head knowledge to lure Christians into playing endless word games, and lure into arguments whose purpose is to catch the Christian on every word, thus attempting to win the argument by silencing the opponent. And in so attacking those who proclaim God’s truth, are in effect resisting God on the spiritual level. All the while not realizing they are but pawns of unseen principalities and powers. Such is Pharisaic behavior, as these types have only one focus: to defend their program and agenda at all cost, even against God Himself should He stand in their way.

    But in the end, how will merely winning intellectual arguments, for the personal goal of winning, benefit one’s soul for all eternity? And how will we stand before the Lord of all, when He requires us to give account of what He gave us? Let us pray for the wisdom to use the precious knowledge He gives us for His glory.

  3. Dear Matthew:

    Very true . . . very true indeed!

    Dear DavidW:

    You said:
    “Where some who write in use their wit and head knowledge to lure Christians into playing endless word games, and lure into arguments whose purpose is to catch the Christian on every word, thus attempting to win the argument by silencing the opponent. And in so attacking those who proclaim God’s truth, are in effect resisting God on the spiritual level.”

    So very true. I’m glad I’m not the only one who has noticed this tactic. With some people it feels like nailing Jell-O to a wall.

    – The Pilgrim

    P.S. Did you get my e-mail I sent last week?

  4. DavidW says:

    The Pilgrim:

    So true about nailing jello to the wall. I’ve also noticed an increasing use of Deconstructive Theology, and Trojan Horse Theology, bringing in insidious teachings. It’s ironic that our “information age” has afforded us an understanding of how computer viruses work, hidden and unseen until the damage has been done. Requiring us to use specific programs to detect and clean up such damage. How well does that parallel spiritual warfare.

    Thank you for the reminder to check my email. Multiple accts do need regular checking.

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