PerryDox

Biblical truth standing on its spiritual head to get our eternal attention.

Perryism – Faith is obedience; obedience is faith.

| July 24, 2014

Far more eloquent and authoritative than my above Perryism is the following: “We must never forget the indissoluble unity of the two (faith, obedience); we must place the one proposition that only he who believes is obedient alongside the other, that only he who is obedient believes. In the one case faith is the condition […]

Quote – “In the world to come” Rabbi Susya explained, “I shall not be asked: ‘Why were you not Moses?’ I shall be asked “Why were you not Susya?'” (Martin Buber, Hasidism and Modern Man).

| March 13, 2014

Romans 6 – Defining Justification by Faith

| December 11, 2013

“Romans 6 does not supplement justification by faith or merely explain its effects or consequences; rather, it defines justification by faith. . . . Following 5:1-11, Paul provides three sets of quite fully developed antitheses that contrast pre- and post-justification existence: life in Adam vs. life in Christ (5:12-21), slaver to sin vs. slaver to […]

Quote – “People are more willing to do something they know is right than give up something they know is wrong.” (Lee Dye)

| January 16, 2013

Quote – “Listen to what you know, reflect on what you have heard, love what you believe, and preach what you love.” (Augustine)

| December 3, 2012

Perryism – “Hear God’s voice when you read, reflect on what you hear God’s voice say, love what God teaches you to believe, preach God’s voice with love, let people hear God’s voice through you.” Peter’s Phrasing – 1 Peter 4:11 (HCSB) (11) If anyone speaks, it should be as one who speaks God’s words; […]

Quote – Objective Faith vs. Subjective Faith

| November 29, 2012

Quote (1844) – “In comparing the system of Ancient Christianity with that which has in the latest period become prevalent among us, no point of contrast is more prominently conspicuous than this – that in the one (biblical times – PH), the chief attention is directed to the objects of faith, in the other (1844 […]

Quote on the True Purpose of a Preacher

| November 26, 2012

“The preacher is the person whom the congregation sends to the Scriptures on its behalf to see if God has a word to speak to them this week.” The source unknown although it was found an article by Nathan Aaseng.

Quote – On Sermon Preparation

| January 11, 2011

“Moreover, I would remind fellow-preachers that the greatest sermons usually come when we are not looking for sermons but are studying the word of God for the sake of its own vital truth.” (J. Sidlow Baxter, Explore the Book, p.10)

Quote – Asking Questions

| August 31, 2010

“As you master the art of asking profound questions you’ll be able to unlock information, insight and wisdom within a friend in any situation. You’ll be able to open doors to inner motivation and dreams which no one has ever been able to unlock. You’ll be able to solve problems, analyze risks and take leadership you’ve […]

Quote – Truth

| June 8, 2010

“What concerns us more and more is not whether something is a fact, but whether it’s convenient that it should be believed.” (Faust Revisited – Marshall W. Fishwick)