Ralph Erskine put it this way: For the unconverted man, the law is an unbearable burden.
Making demands he can never fulfill, and providing absolutely no aid or consolation to anyone guilty of the slightest deviation from its requirements.
"Some of the things that they want to wear, they're in style.""We can't walk around with sheets on and moomoos. The Gospel singer spoke about how she handles criticism by saying, "you have to take criticism with a grain of salt because you're never going to please everybody."Campbell, however, shot back at her critics in an interview and said that wearing the dress is about confidence."This is about confidence and realizing that God made you and that you are beautiful just the way you are. Washer, however, debunks that analysis as heresy."Women, you need to understand something. My wife and I have a friend in Illinois and she is a very pretty lady, very pretty. And even though you can't exactly write down the rules and put it all on paper, when you see it, you know it," said Washer."In Philippians we are told to think on things that are excellent, that are noble, that are just, that are right, that are true.
I think that young girls shouldn't only get sexy images from people who are not proclaiming Jesus. And if she walked in that door right now every man in this room, if he turned and saw her, this is what they would say, 'Well that's a very pretty lady. That's a beautiful lady.' And that's what they would think," he explained."But ladies, there are also women that aren't half as attractive as that lady I described to you, either in their face or in their body, and they could walk in that door and the moment every man heard the door open and he looked over there, if he was a godly man he would have to go like this (turns head way). The way a woman carries herself and the way she dresses ought to promote the following types of words: modesty, discretion, wisdom, beauty, elegance and refinement, but not sensuality, luxury, extravagance," he added.
It is Christ Himself who said “You are my friends if you do what I command you.” John .
Our obedience is utterly imperfect, it could never deserve God’s favor, but He looks upon our feeble efforts as a father watching a small child attempt to please him.
Many years ago I was terribly disappointed to find that the administrator of one of my favorite websites had decided to leave the Reformed Baptist church he had been a part of.
Part of his explanation for doing so was extremely disturbing to me.
Conform yourself, inwardly and outwardly, to the demands of His moral law so that you will be more like Him.The law then instructs us how we can show our gratitude and love for Him for whom we now live.Please allow me to make the necessary qualifications.He has cleansed the multitude impurities from our obedience with the blood of Christ and is truly pleased with it.2 Corinthians 5:9 Therefore we make it our aim, whether present or absent, to be well pleasing to Him.