Friday, May 29, 2015


But the money belongs to the Lord, not to the church, not to the bishop, not to the pope, not to the denominational secretary nor to the finance committee nor to the pastor. God did not give it to the church to forgive sins. God did not give it to the church to interpret the Bible. And God did not give it to the church to decide how God's money must be spent. The Holy Spirit dwells within every individual believer to guide him to the truth. God's people should pray about God's money which He puts in their hands and then should use it to honor God. And it should always be a "big Jesus" and not a "big church." - John R. Rice

Peter preached a great sermon at Pentecost and had three thousand saved and was a great soul winner. Still Paul needed to face him openly and publicly rebuke him for his compromise, as we learn in Galatians 2:11-14. Nobody gets so big and popular and famous that he has a right to disobey the Bible. - John R. Rice

Prayer is asking. - John R. Rice

Concerning people's hearts, we cannot judge and we should be very careful about our opinions, because we want people to be charitable to us, too, about the matters they cannot know and cannot see in our hearts. But about right and wrong, as clearly commanded in the Bible, we have a right to speak, and we have a right to require in Christian fellowship the very thing God requires.
So no preacher is judging the heart or disobeying the Scripture when he obeys the plain command to "preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine" (II Tim. 4:2). - John R. Rice

If you want to win souls, then set out to please Jesus Christ instead of sinners. Even a lost sinner knows that a good Christian ought to stand up for Christ and the Bible. - John R. Rice

Let us boil the thing down simply. Whatever the Bible says, we ought to follow it. No one ought ever set one Scripture against another and try to cancel out a plain command of Scripture by a twisted interpretation of another Scripture. - John R. Rice

I am convinced we do not need "New Evangelicals," but old evangelicals who stand for the old truth, with old-time fire and old-time convictions. - John R. Rice

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