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Holy Living – Sanctification, p.109

Justification is something done for us; 
sanctification is something done in us.

Justification is a once-for-all declaration by God;
sanctification is an ongoing, inward work of God.

Our justification can never be improved upon, because we are seen perfect in Christ;
our sanctification is constantly being improved upon, because we are never actually perfect in this life.

Justification alone gives us the right to enter heaven;
sanctification makes us fit to enter heaven.

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“The Bible is authoritative on everything of which it speaks. Moreover, it speaks of everything.” – Cornelius Van Til

“Oh, see to it that the Word of God is in you, in your very soul, permeating your thoughts, and so operating upon your outward life, that all may know you to be a true Bible-Christian, for they perceive it in your words and deeds.” – C. H. Spurgeon

“Give yourself to reading… You need to read. Renounce as much as you will all light literature, but study as much as possible sound theological works, especially the Puritanic writers, and expositions of the Bible.” – C. H. Spurgeon

“The Word of God is like a lion. You don’t have to defend a lion. All you have to do is let the lion loose, and the lion will defend itself.” – C. H. Spurgeon

“Discernment is not a matter of simply telling the difference between right and wrong; rather, it is telling the difference between right and almost right.” – C. H. Spurgeon

“There is no life so empty as a self centered life… and there is no life so centered than a self emptied life.”

“You are not likely to see any general reformation, till you procure family reformation. Some little religion there may be, here and there; but while it is confined to single persons, and is not promoted in families, it will not prosper, nor promise much future increase.” – Richard Baxter

“The woman who makes a sweet, beautiful home, filling it with love and prayer and purity, is doing something better than anything else her hands could find to do beneath the skies.” – J. R. Miller

“The most important thought that ever occupied my mind is that of my individual responsibility to God.” – Daniel Webster

“People tell me judge not lest ye be judged. I always tell them, twist not scripture lest ye be like Satan.” – Paul Washer

“He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep, to gain what he cannot lose.” – Jim Elliot

“By knowing God we come to love Him, and by loving Him we come to know Him.” – Ellen T. Charry

“Feelings come and feelings go,
And feelings are deceiving;
My warrant is the Word of God–
Naught else is worth believing.

Though all my heart should feel condemned
For want of some sweet token,
There is One greater than my heart
Whose Word cannot be broken.

I’ll trust in God’s unchanging Word
Till soul and body sever,
For, though all things shall pass away,
His Word shall stand forever!”

Martin Luther

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当一个教会把传道人的话当作绝对的真理的时候,传道人就需要认罪悔改。 “真悔改的传道人,才能带出真悔改的信徒。” 今时今日,能像宋尚节博士一样经常在人前认罪悔改的传道人在哪里?