Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Philpot and Oden

"Godliness is profitable unto all things." 1 Timothy 4:8
"Under whatever circumstances the child of God may be, 'godliness' or rather the 'exercise' of godliness is profitable. And it is drawn out by these circumstances. It lives in the face of trials; it is strengthened by opposition; it becomes victorious through defeat; it gains the day in spite of every foe: it 'Stands every storm, and lives at last'." -- J. C. Philpot 

"God’s love and grace are the originating causes of salvation. The atoning death of Christ is the meritorious cause. The Spirit of God is the efficient cause. The Word of God is the instrumental cause. Faith is the conditional cause. The glory of God is the final cause.” -- Thomas Oden

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