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Puritans and preaching

I am currently reading through a couple of books. One of them is titled “Light and Heat: The Puritan View of the Pulpit” by Dr. R. Bruce Bickel. If you have visited this blog site before you might observe that I love to quote the Puritans. Today I found a wonderful quote by the Puritan Thomas Watson about the importance of hearing God’s word. Here it is:

it was by the ear, by our first parents listening to the serpent, that we lost paradise; and it is by the ear, by hearing of the Word, that we get to heaven. ‘Hear, and your souls shall live.’ (Isaiah 55:3)

This book has everything to do with the importance given by the Puitans to the preaching of God’s word and it’s centrality for worship. I’m sure this is only the beginning of a series of posts related to this book. You may want to check back and see more nuggets from the Puritans.

Soli Deo Gloria

 
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Posted by on October 8, 2008 in God's word, Preaching, Puritan, Thomas Watson

 

Another Puritan quote

If a wicked man seems to have peace at death, it is not from the knowledge of his happiness, but from the ingnorance of his danger.

Thomas Watson

Isaiah 55:6 states:

Seek the Lord while He may be found; call upon Him while He is near.

When death comes it is too late. The dead, unrepentant, sinner may seem to be at peace but it is only because he is not there. He has gone on to meet his due reward for not trusting in Jesus Christ. The bible calls this the second death, a total separation from God.

Oh sinner, call on the Lord today. Seek Him while He may be found.

 
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Posted by on January 4, 2008 in Isaiah 55:6, Puritan, quotes, Thomas Watson