What Laying Down Your Life for Neighbors Looks Like
There is nothing greater in love than that a man should lay down his life for his neighbor. When a man hears a complaining word and struggles against himself, and does not himself begin to complain; when a man bears an injury with patience, and does not look for revenge; that is when a man lays down his life for his neighbor.
Ritzema, E. (2013). 300 Quotations for Preachers from the Early Church. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.
Neglecting to Draw Theology from Scripture
1 Corinthians 3:18–23; Colossians 2:8; 1 Peter 1:24–25; 1 John 5:9
Nothing can be a clearer indication of a decadent theology or of a decaying faith than a tendency to neglect the Word in favor of someone or of all of the lesser sources of theological truth, as fountains from which to draw our knowledge of divine things. This were to prefer the flickering rays of a taper to the blazing light of the sun; to elect to draw our water from a muddy run rather than to dip it from the broad bosom of the pure fountain itself.
B. B. WARFIELD*
Ritzema, E., & Vince, E. (Eds.). (2013). 300 quotations for preachers from the Modern church. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.