Friday, February 03, 2017

John R. Rice Quotes of the Week

The Lord said, "I will visit the sins of the fathers on the children." He did not say, "I will punish the children for the sins of the fathers." No, but they will do the same kinds of sins and get punished for their own sins. - John R. Rice

So Lot was a saved man, a godly man. Oh, I know he did not do all he ought to do. But face it - lots of Christians are just as honest as Lot was but their children are going to the Devil for the same reason - they fail, like Lot failed. And if the Devil gets your children, then you are not a very good Christian and you must answer to God for it. - John R. Rice

You don't have to make a lot of money, but you do have to meet God. So you had better make up your mind to do right. - John R. Rice

It would be wrong for me to try to make all the money I can. It is just as wrong for you to see how much you can make. Anybody who lives to make money - that is a poor way to live. That is not the way to serve God. You ought to find the will of God and do it whatever. - John R. Rice

"And Jehoshaphat the king of Judah returned to his house in peace to Jerusalem. And Jehu the son of Hanani the seer went out to meet him, and said to king Jehoshaphat, Shouldest thou help the ungodly, and love them that hate the LORD? therefore is wrath upon thee from before the LORD. Nevertheless there are good things found in thee, in that thou hast taken away the groves out of the land, and hast prepared thine heart to seek God." - 2 Chron. 19:1-3
Now, should you help the ungodly? Should you yoke up with the Devil's crowd? That is a question many a Christian ought to face today. Ought you to stay in a denomination if you have to give money to support modernists and infidels and break down faith in the people of God? Or, do you think you ought to join in lodges where you take bloody oaths to support people who are not Christians and do not live for God and make them your buddies and promise to vote for them and support them in trouble? No! The Scripture said, "Shouldest thou help the ungodly, and love them that hate the LORD? therefore is wrath upon thee from before the LORD." So says the prophet of God. - - John R. Rice

Always wrong to yoke up with the unsaved. I was thinking about how many people say, "Well, I am going to the church my mother and father went to," a church that may not believe the Bible. Or they will say, "My mother is buried outside in the church yard," or "I don't want to go against the tradition"; so these go on supporting things they know are wrong because of the influence of parents. I don't know what your influence is, but it is terrible to follow fathers further and further into sin. - John R. Rice

The 1st Psalm says, Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful." So it gets worse. First, just going with unsaved people, and then seeking their counsel, then, standing around and keeping company with outrageously wicked people. The first thing you know you are with the scoffers and infidels and doubters and making peace with them. When a man goes wrong, his children will probably go worse wrong. Oh, how eager we ought to be to see that our children are led and taught in the Lord! - John R. Rice

A Christian ought to talk about the Bible and teach his children all the time.
Somebody says, "I am going to leave it so my children can decide for themselves." The truth is, the Devil won't leave them alone to decide for themselves. One thing God gives mothers for is to decide for the children until they grow the character and the influence to decide right for themselves. - John R. Rice

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