Any faith that must be supported by the evidence of the senses is not real faith.
A. W. Tozer (1897 – 1963)
How unspeakably wonderful to know that all our concerns are held in hands the bled for us.
John Newton (1725 – 1807)
The preacher should not enter his pulpit claiming to have received a revelation; his claim should be that he is a man who reads the Word and prays and believes that the Holy Spirit illumines and enlightens his understanding, with the result that he has a message for the people.
D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones, Christian Unity
Take heed how you hear: for upon your improving the grace you have, more shall be given, and you shall have abundance.
George Whitefield (1714 – 1770)
We cannot behold the glory of Christ by conjuring up pictures of him in the mind and by trying to form the shape of a person in heaven in our imaginations. The way to behold the glory of Christ is by the steady exercise of faith on the revelation of this glory of Christ given to us in Scripture. It is our duty, therefore, constantly to meditate on the glory of Christ. This will fill us with joy which will, in turn, move us to meditate on his glory more and more.
John Owne, (ed. by R. J. K Law), The Glory of Christ (Edinburgh: Banner of Truth Trust, 1994), 67.