Aaron Armstrong

Aaron Armstrong is the author of Awaiting a Savior and Contend. He is a writer, speaker, and stereotype Instagrammer. Aaron blogs daily at Blogging Theologically.

Purge the Conscience of Dead Works

Walter Marshall, from The Gospel Mystery of Sanctification: Our conscience must of necessity be first purged from dead works, that we may serve the living God. And this is done by actual remission of sin, procured by the blood of Christ, and manifested to our...

The Sure Hope of the Glory of Heaven

Walter Marshall, from The Gospel Mystery of Sanctification: The sure hope of the glory of heaven is made use of ordinarily by God, since the fall of Adam, as an encouragement to the practice of holiness, as the Scripture abundantly shows. Christ, the great pattern of...

The Unrecognizable God of the 20th Century

Arthur W. Pink, from The Attributes of God: The “god” of this twentieth century no more resembles the Supreme Sovereign of Holy Writ than does the dim flickering of a candle the glory of the midday sun. The “god” who is now talked about in the average pulpit, spoken...

The Scandal of Religion

Walter Marshall, from The Gospel Mystery of Sanctification: Experience shows plentifully, both of heathens and Christians, how pernicious ignorance, or mistaking of those effectual means, is to a holy practice. The heathens generally fell short of an acceptable...

A Prompt Obedience

Charles Spurgeon: Genuine faith in God creates a prompt obedience. “By faith Abraham, when he was called, obeyed.”There was an immediate response to the command. Delayed obedience is disobedience. I wish some Christians, who put off duty, would remember this....

You Can’t Move “Beyond” the Gospel

B.B. Warfield: There is nothing in us or done by us, at any stage of our earthly development, because of which we are acceptable to God.We must always be accepted for Christ’s sake, or we cannot ever be accepted at all. This is not true of us only when we believe. It...

How Do You Become Poor in Spirit?

Martyn Lloyd-Jones, from Studies in The Sermon on the Mount (Kindle Edition): How does one therefore become `poor in spirit'? The answer is that you do not look at yourself or begin by trying to do things to yourself. That was the whole error of monasticism. Those...

The Orator and the Preacher

P.T. Forsyth, from Positive Preaching and Modern Mind: The Christian preacher is not the successor of the Greek orator, but of the Hebrew prophet. The orator comes with but an inspiration, the prophet comes with a revelation. In so far as the preacher and prophet had...

Be Different from the World

D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones, from Preaching and Preachers (pp 139-140): The fact is that the world expects us to be different; and this idea that you can win the world by showing that after all you are very similar to it, with scarcely any difference at all, or but a very...