This heavenly light of truth

Mar 05, 2018
John Angell James

“All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works”. II Timothy 3:16-17

The doctrines of Scripture are facts, which involvecorresponding emotions and principles of action, and must, from their very nature, if believed, be operative upon the heart and the life.

If the doctrines of Scripture…
exert no godly influence, carry with them no practical weight, exert no moral power, they are not truly believed.

The doctrines of Scripture are at once…
the source of consolation, and the means of sanctification.

The doctrines of Scripture…
come into the mind as knowledge, produce peace and love in the heart, and spread the beauties of holiness over the character and conduct.

The doctrines of Scripture are light; and like the rays of the sun, they sustain life at the root of the vine, and produce fruit on its branches.

This heavenly light of truth gives…
spiritual vitality to the soul, and holy conduct to the life.
“For our gospel came to you not simply with words, but also with power, with the Holy Spirit and with deep conviction.”
I Thessalonians 1:5

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