KNOWLEDGE BUT NO ACTION
“If saving faith were nothing more than a mere mental assent to the contents of John 3:16, then any man could make himself a true believer whenever he pleased—the supernatural enablement of the Holy Spirit would be quite unnecessary” A.W. Pink (ref#269, p82).
“…in the whole question of practicing and living the Christian life, how easy it is to be content only with thoughts and with feelings and with expressions of what we believe and feel, and to fail utterly and entirely to put it into practice. How easy it is to fall in love with loving instead of actually loving” Martyn Lloyd-Jones (ref#211, p111)! “…the doing, says our Lord, is absolutely vital and essential” Martyn Lloyd-Jones (ref#211, p113)
“…let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth” (1 John 3:18 ESV).
“If we live by the Spirit, let us also keep in step with the Spirit” (Gal 5:25 ESV).
“The two most important things in our holy religion are the life of faith and the walk of faith. He who rightly understand these is not far from being a master in practicing theology, for they are vital points to a Christian” Charles Spurgeon (ref#34, Sept 18th AM).
“If you’ve forgotten who you are in Christ, what are you left with?…Christless Christianity, which is little more than a system of theology and rules. And…if all you needed was theology and rules, Jesus wouldn’t have had to come” Paul David Tripp (ref#190, April 12th).
“Continue in the things revealed in the doctrine of the Gospel, and you shall have a satisfactory experience that they are true, and that they are of God. Cease not to act in faith regarding them, and you shall enjoy their effects” John Owen (ref#225, Oct 7th).
“With the great blessing of gospel light comes great responsibility to steward that light” John Calvin (ref#164, May 1st).