Our Lord Jesus is ever giving and does not for a solitary moment withdraw His hand as long as there is a vessel of grace not yet full to the brim.... He is a sun ever shining; He is manna always falling...a rock in the desert, ever sending out streams of life from His smitten side; the rain of His mercy is always dropping; and the well-spring of His love is constantly overflowing.... Who has ever risen from His table unsatisfied, or from His presence unfulfilled?... Every grain of sand which drops from the glass of time is but the tardy follower of a myriad of mercies..... How shall my soul extol Him who daily...crowns me with lovingkindness? O that my praise could be as ceaseless as His bounty! Miserable tongue, how can you be silent? “Bless the Lord, O my soul!”
Charles Haddon Spurgeon, excerpted from Uplook, October 2006
We cannot withhold our conviction that the professing church is as much damaged by laxity and indistinctiveness about matters of doctrine within as it is by skeptics and unbelievers without. Myriads of professing Christians nowadays seem utterly unable to distinguish...what is true and what is false.... If a preacher...is only clever and eloquent and earnest...he is all right, however strange...his sermons....
They...cannot detect error.
Bishop J.C. Ryle, one of the strongest defenders of the evangelical faith within the Church of England, 1816-1900