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crsschk
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 Grace Gems

Satan's workshop!

(J. A. James, speaking of the power of the press in 1848)

"I don't want Satan to outwit us. After all, we are not
ignorant about Satan's scheming." 2 Corinthians 2:11

The press has a great power for evil. Infidel and immoral
writers are pouring forth a deluge of skepticism and vice,
which are depositing a pernicious and pestiferous slime
over the minds of the people.

Let it be imagined, if imagined it can be, what must be
the state of multitudes in this country, when millions of
pestiferous publications are annually going out among
the masses of our population. Let the minds of all
Christian people dwell upon . . .
the insult offered to God,
the ruin brought upon souls,
the injury done to morals, and
the mischief perpetrated in the nation,
by such a state of things!

These ungodly publications originate from Satan's
workshop, and reflect the scenes of that dreadful
laboratory of mental poison! These authors, printers,
publishers, booksellers, vendors, by myriads, are all
busy and indefatigable—to do what?
To destroy the Bible,
to corrupt the mind,
to pull down the cross,
to dethrone God,
to subvert true religion,
to turn man into a speaking brute,
to overturn all morality,
to poison the springs of domestic happiness,
to dissolve the ties of social order,
to involve our country in ruin!

Satan, and all his emissaries upon earth,
are in earnest in ruining men's souls!

We have an evil to contend with—
so gigantic in its strength,
so diffused in its influence all around us,
so infectious and malignant in its effects!

The enemy is coming in like a flood!

Infidelity and immorality are invading us!

The alarm bell must be rung!

(Editor's note. In 1848, when J. A. James wrote this
article, the press was the only media available. What
would he say today, with the deluge of ungodly media
from Satan's workshop pouring into Christian
homes and minds!)


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 Re: Grace Gems

The enemy is coming in like a flood!

Infidelity and immorality are invading us!

The alarm bell must be rung!


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 Re: Grace Gems

Eminent piety

(John Angell James, "The Christian Professor")

Eminence in piety signifies our having all the parts
of the Christian character in considerable strength,
and in attractive proportions.

Eminent piety is always accompanied by . . .
a large measure of spiritual affections;
a struggle for universal holiness;
a desire and endeavor for purity of heart;
a prevailing taste for divine and heavenly things;
a walking with God;
a living by faith;
a setting our affections on things above;
a being dead to the world;
a mortification of sin in the heart;
a proneness to devout meditation;
a delight to hold communion with God;
a fondness for the Scriptures;
a large portion of love to the brethren;
an inflexible integrity;
a liberality for the cause of Christ;
an ardent love of biblical ordinances;
an enjoyment of the peace that passes understanding;
a frequent experience of spiritual joy;
an exquisite tenderness of conscience;
a mind which trembles at sin;
a constant penitential frame for our many imperfections;
a holy watchfulness against sins . . .
of the life,
of the tongue,
of the imagination
and of the heart!

Piety is not an abstract system of doctrine and
ethics. It is a constant movement of the heart,
to the splendor and attraction of the cross of
Christ!

Love to Christ is the spring of all Christian piety!

This is eminent piety—to be always in sight of the
cross, having fellowship with Christ; so that we
shall truly comprehend the meaning and feel the
force of the Apostle's words, "for me to live is
Christ!"


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Quote:

crsschk wrote:

Piety is not an abstract system of doctrine and
ethics. [i][b]It is a constant movement of the heart,
to the splendor and attraction of the cross of
Christ![/i][/b]

Love to Christ is the spring of all Christian piety!

This is eminent piety—to be always in sight of the
cross, having fellowship with Christ; [i][b]so that we
shall truly comprehend the meaning and feel the
force of the Apostle's words, "for me to live is
Christ!"[/b][/i]


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 Re: Grace Gems

Fiendlike, beastlike, manlike, Godlike

(John Angell James, "The Man Who
Killed His Bad Neighbors by Kindness")

"Love your enemies,
do good to those who hate you,
bless those who curse you,
pray for those who mistreat you."
(Luke 6:27-28)

To return evil for good, is fiendlike.

To return evil for evil, is beastlike.

To return good for good, is manlike.

But to return good for evil, is Godlike.

This is true practical Christianity.

"Do not be conquered by evil, but conquer
evil with good." (Romans 12:21)


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