Soul Idolatry

November 24, 2010 | Categories: Church Blog, Front Page Gallery, and Puritans. Tags: David Clarkson, desire, idolatry, and worldliness.

“Every reigning lust is an idol, and every person in whom it reigns is an idolater. ‘The lust of the flesh, the lust of the eye, and the pride of life.’ These are the three greatĀ idols of humanity. We are quick to prostrate our souls before them, and give to them that which is due only to God.”
David Clarkson
Soul Idolatry Excludes Men Out of Heaven

Peace, be still

November 23, 2010 | Categories: Church Blog, Front Page Gallery, and Puritans. Tags: Christ, emotions, John Owen, and suffering.

“Our minds are apt by their troubles to be cast into disorder, to be tossed up and down, and disquieted…And indeed, the mind on all such occasions is its own greatest troubler. It is likely to let loose its passions of fear and sorrow, which then multiply into innumerable perplexing thoughts, until it is carried utterly out of its own power. But in this state a due contemplation of the glory of Christ will restore and compose the mind–bring it into a sedate, quiet frame, where faith will be able to say to the winds of our soul, ‘Peace, be still,’ and they shall obey.”

John Owen
The Works of John Owen, Vol.1