Miscellaneous pithy gems


Affliction is good, but not pleasant.
Sin is pleasant, but not good.

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We are not sinners because we sin—we sin because we are sinners.

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We fear man so much, because we fear God so little.
It is only the fear of God, that can deliver us from the fear of man.

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Grace is God giving us what we do not deserve—Heaven.
Mercy is God not giving us what we do deserve—Hell.

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We are:
 sinners by nature,
 sinners by birth,
 sinners by choice.

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Our sins will not keep us from Heaven, but our righteousness will!

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There never was anything of false doctrine brought into the church, but either it was by neglecting the Scripture, or by introducing something above the Scripture.

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The more purely God's Word is preached—the more deeply it pierces the heart.

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A man may as well fill a bag with wisdom, as the soul with the world.

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Consider how foolish it is for the children of Heaven to go licking up the dust of this earth!
The woman's seed should not desire the food of the serpent!

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Some are proud of what they are—others of what they are not.

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All men may be divided into two classes:
  the righteous, who know themselves to be sinners,
  lost sinners, who believe themselves to be righteous.

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A door that is almost shut, is open.
A man that is almost honest, is a thief.
A man that is almost saved, is altogether damned!