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J.C. Ryle’s Axiom

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Ryle’s axiom,

“If you want to heat a church, put a stove in the pulpit.”

“I see in my mind’s eye the business of that awful day—the great white throne, the assembled millions, the open books, the heavens departing as a scroll, the earth and the works that are therein melting with fervent heat; I hear the archangel’s trump summoning the dead from north and south and east and west, and I tremble to think how those will fare who have received the grace of God in vain.”

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Monday, September 8, 2008 6:25 pm

    I realize your post is from a while ago, however it hasn’t lost it potency. Without a doubt, Ryle hits the nail on the head. J.C. Ryle’s writings are so clear cut and sharp, that by while reading them, you feel as if he talking directly to you. I discovered Ryle a few years back and have come to appreciate his no-nonsense, straightforward approach to writing and exposition of Scripture.

  2. Tuesday, September 9, 2008 7:58 am

    Since reading Holiness, I have come to really appreciate his style of writing as well as his convictions for the Reformed faith, but especially his desire to rid himself of the world and put on more of Christ.

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