Saturday, October 26, 2013
the conversion of Saul
“That the tide of sin, which before did run so strong — should be so easily turned; that the sinner who, a little before was sailing hellward, and lacked neither wind nor tide to carry him there—should now suddenly alter his course, and tack about for heaven—what a miracle is this! To see an earthly man become heavenly, a carnal man become spiritual, a loose man become precise, a proud man become humble, a covetous man become liberal, and a harsh man become meek, is to behold the greatest of miracles!” (Thomas Brooks, The Crown and Glory of Christianity)
“We thank you for the witness of the apostle Paul, who was your chosen messenger. We rejoice in the glory of these matchless books which have enable men [and women] to live lives of victory over sin and have stayed their souls. And we pray that this great apostle may again be heard, that the darkness may be dispelled, and that men may find here the great charter of Christian liberty, that without the merit of their own, but through the blood of Christ, they may be free forevermore. Amen.” (J. Gresham Machen, 1927)
The painting above is by Gustav Dore.