The Difference Between the Opinion and Sense of God’s Holiness
Psalm 34:8; John 1:16–18; James 2:19
There is a difference between having an opinion that God is holy and gracious, and having a sense of the loveliness and beauty of that holiness and grace. There is a difference between having a rational judgment that honey is sweet, and having a sense of its sweetness. A man may have the former that knows not how honey tastes, but a man cannot have the latter unless he has an idea of the taste of honey in his mind.
Ritzema, E., & Vince, E. (Eds.). (2013). 300 Quotations for Preachers from the Puritans. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.
God’s Word Has Authority in Any Language
Isaiah 28:11; 1 Corinthians 14:21
The scripture and word of God is truly to every Christian man of like worthiness and authority, in what language soever the Holy Ghost speaks it.
Ritzema, E. (2013). 300 Quotations for Preachers from the Reformation. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.