"My heart I give Thee, Lord, eagerly and earnestly." - John Calvin
Saturday, January 30, 2010
Luke 2:10-11, Here Is Good News!
"And the Angel said unto them, Feare not; For behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is borne this day, in the citie of David, a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord." [KJV1611, spelling in the original]
This is from a sermon preached in front of King James himself, by Lancelot Andrewes, one of the translators of the King James Version of the Bible:
"Men may talk what they will, but sure there is no joy in the world [compared] to the joy of a man saved; no joy so great, no news so welcome, as to one ready to perish, in case of a lost man, to hear of one that will save him. In danger of perishing by sickness, to hear of one [who] will make him well again; by sentence of the law, of one with a pardon to save his life; [beset] by enemies, of one that will rescue and set him in safety. Tell any of these, assure them but of a Savior, it is the best news he ever heard in his life." Quoted in Wide as the Waters, by Benson Bobrick.
My name is Chris Cole. I have lived in the Charlotte, NC, area for over thirty years, and have been an active Presbyterian during most of that time. I love the Westminster Confession of Faith as a beautiful expression of my own personal beliefs.
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I prefer the English Standard Version of the Bible, and all quotations are from the ESV, unless otherwise stated.
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"Seeing [that] the Lord of lords, the Lord Jesus, is so ready (never was there king so ready to hear a subject as Jesus is), [even] if thou wert the vilest body that goes, a thief, a harlot, etc., yet if thou wilt say this, 'Lord, remember on me, and give me a part of thy kingdom'; - if thou prayest to him from a penitent heart, with confidence and assurance, I promise unto thee, heaven and earth shall go [fall] together ere thou wantest [lack] thine asking. Seeing [that] our Lord Jesus is so liberal [free-giving], then seek more than enough, more than a kingdom, and thou shalt get more. The only cause why we want [lack] is in us: we have no hearts to seek it." - Rev. Robert Rollock, Scottish Presbyterian minister, about 1590, in a commentary on Luke 23:42-43