Christ Will Lead Only the Sanctified to Heaven
1 Corinthians 6:11; 1 Thessalonians 5:23; Hebrews 2:11
Sanctification is a qualification indispensably necessary unto them who will be under the conduct of the Lord Christ unto salvation; he will lead none to heaven but whom he sanctifies on the earth. The holy God will not receive unholy persons; this living head will not admit of dead members, nor bring men into the possession of a glory which they neither love nor like.
Ritzema, E., & Vince, E. (Eds.). (2013). 300 Quotations for Preachers from the Puritans. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.
“Never Forget the Life to Come”
Matthew 5:3; 18:4; Luke 12:33; 1 Timothy 4:8
Never forget the life to come. Consider how many in heaven are great, and in great glory, who in their own eyes were of no account, humble and poor.
JOHN OF THE CROSS
Ritzema, E. (2013). 300 Quotations for Preachers from the Reformation. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.