Friday, 27 November 2009

Dr Martyn Lloyd-Jones - A Warning to Cessationists!

"If your doctrine of the Holy Spirit does not leave any room for revival, then you cannot expect this kind of thing. If you say the baptism of the Spirit was once and for all on Pentecost and all who are regenerated are just made partakers of that, then there is no room left for this objective coming, this repetition, this falling of the Holy Spirit in power and authority on a church. But thank God - there IS room left! The teaching of Scripture plus the long history of the Christian church shows this so clearly".

Dr Martyn Lloyd-Jones - "Joy Unspeakable" - Kingsway Books, Eastbourne (2000) - (p44o).

Dr Martyn Lloyd-Jones on the Purpose of Spiritual Gifts

"The purpose of the gifts is to call attention to the Lord ... The second object of the gifts is evangelistic ... We must test anything that claims to be a movement of the Spirit in terms of it's evangelistic power ... God's way has been to revive His people and then because they are revived, His power is manifested in their preaching, their witness, their testimony and in the whole of their lives".

Dr Martyn Ll0yd-Jones - "Joy Unspeakable" - Kingsway Books, Eastbourne (2000) - (p256).

Sunday, 22 November 2009

Ern Baxter on the Church's Great Mandate

"Where we in the Church have failed throughout history has been in losing our vision and a sense of our mandate. Rather than working towards the vision of Kingdom culture - God's government in it's ultimate form, we have been taken up with lesser things and have been satisfied with incomplete emphases".

Ern Baxter - "Kingdom Culture: Rediscovering our Biblical Mandate" - New Wine Magazine - September 1981 - page 15.

Monday, 16 November 2009

Dr Martyn Lloyd-Jones on the Baptism of the Holy Spirit and Division

"Many people at the present time say; "You mustn't touch (the baptism of the Holy Spirit) this subject, because it is only producing strife and division among Christian people". This I find really pathetic; that is the charge that has always been brought".

Dr Martyn Ll0yd-Jones - "Joy Unspeakable" - Kingsway Books, Eastbourne (2000) - p173