An A-Z of Christian Truth and Experience

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Encouragement, Pastoral Theology/Pastoral Helps

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Jun 30, 2003



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‘He that prays is nearer to Jesus Christ than the apostles were.’– ALEXANDRE VINET

‘I would rather have the smallest portion of humility and love than the knowledge of an archangel.’– HENRY MARTYN

‘Great grace and small gifts are better than great gifts and no grace.’– JOHN BUNYAN

On a visit to Graham and Flora Miller in Australia in 1999, Iain Murray made an exciting discovery which led to the present book – ‘bound volumes filled with my friend’s firm and distinctive handwriting, containing memorable quotations gleaned from leading authors’. A selection of these is presented here. As Iain Murray says in his Introduction, they give ‘a wonderful overview of the Christian faith to ponder and reflect on. I have found the contents humbling and inspiring.’

‘The patient collection of spiritual gold dust over lifetime of careful study makes this accumulation of truth a real and substantial treasury of spiritual wisdom. It is a book to prompt thoughtful and prayerful devotion, perhaps especially helpful for those who want something to stir their prayers or prompt fellowship, or for preachers looking to spice their sermons with appropriate quotations.’– JEREMY WALKER

‘Among these many “flakes of shining gold” is the following concerning salvation. ‘There is nothing necessary for salvation which faith finds not in Christ’ (John Calvin). Then, under the heading ‘Antichrist’ Miller gives this quotation from Calvin: ‘Roman antichrist invites us to himself, under the pretence of unity, and pronounces all to be schismatics who do not spontaneously submit to the yoke of his tyranny.’… Every Christian home should have a source of reference like this. An excellent buy.’– REV. KYLE PAISLEY

‘Preachers are often endeavouring to find the right quote explaining a certain point, or to set the scene for a whole sermon. Here is another help along the way. The best of authors are used, so you can be sure of sound material. The most quoted is John Calvin, and some folk might criticise the book for an overabundance of Calvin. Dare they?!’ , EVANGELICAL PRESBYTERIAN

Book Description

The power of a word fitly spoken has often been proved down through the centuries. Such choice statements of profound truth are like apples of gold in settings of silver, according to Solomon (Prov. 25:11). Some of the finest — from the most influential thinkers and writers of all the Christian centuries is now brought together in this volume.

An A-Z of Christian Truth and Experience is the result of Graham Miller’s lifelong practice of collecting and recording memorable quotations from leading authors. Now arranged alphabetically under subject headings, these sayings cover the entire range of Christian truth and experience. This is truly a store of priceless treasure, affording rich instruction and help to all Christians.

Table of Contents Expand ↓

  Introduction xi
  Foreword xix
  Ability 1
  Adam 1
  Adoption 1
  Ambition – False 2
  Ambition – True 2
  Anger 3
  Antichrist 4
  Assurance 4
  Atonement 6
  Atonement and the Holy Spirit 8
  Authoritarianism 8
  Backsliding 9
  Baptism 10
  Beauty 10
  The Bible 10
  Bible Study 11
  Burial 13
  Chastisement 13
  Christians 13
  Christian Ministry 14
  The Church 15
  Church History 16
  Communion of Saints 17
  Conscience 17
  Consecration 18
  Controversy 18
  Conversion 19
  Convictions 21
  Courage 21
  The Covenant 21
  Creeds 22
  Criticism 22
  Danger 23
  Dead Faith 23
  Death 23
  Dependence on God 23
  Disunity 24
  Divine Mysteries 24
  Doubt 25
  Effectual Calling 26
  Election 26
  End Times 28
  Error 28
  Eternity 29
  Evangelicalism 30
  Example 30
  Faith 30
  Family 33
  Fanatics / Fanaticism 34
  Fear of God 34
  Fears 35
  Flattery 35
  Free Will 35
  Friendship 36
  The Future 36
  Gentleness 36
  Gifts 36
  Glory for God Alone 37
  God 38
  Good Works 38
  Growing Old 39
  Guidance 40
  Happiness 40
  Health 40
  The Heart 41
  Heaven 41
  Hell 41
  Holy Scripture 42
  Holy Scripture – The Spirit’s Testimony 42
  Holy Scripture – Testimonies of Believers 44
  Holy Scripture – Difficulties In 44
  The Holy Spirit 45
  The Spirit’s Sealing and Illuminating 47
  Hope 47
  Humility 47
  Imputation 49
  Intellect 49
  Intercession 51
  Jesting 51
  Jesus Christ – God 51
  Jesus Christ – Man 51
  Jesus Christ – To Be Known 53
  Jesus Christ – His Virgin Birth 53
  Jesus Christ – Obedience and Death 54
  Jesus Christ – Risen and Living 55
  Jesus Christ – His Ascension 56
  Jesus Christ – Mediator and Intercessor 56
  Jesus Christ – His People’s Pattern 57
  Jesus Christ – All Sufficient 57
  Jesus Christ and Scripture 58
  Jesus Christ in History 59
  Jesus Christ – His Return 59
  Judgment 60
  Justice 62
  Justification 63
  Knowledge 65
  The Law 65
  Leaders 66
  Learning 66
  Literature 66
  Liturgy 66
  The Lord’s Day 67
  The Lord’s Supper 67
  Love 67
  The Love of God 70
  Man in Sin 70
  Meditation 71
  Meekness 71
  Memorizing Scripture 71
  Men-Pleasing 72
  The Mind – Fallen 72
  Miracles 73
  Modesty 73
  Murder 74
  Music 74
  Mystery 74
  Obedience 75
  Occupations 75
  Patience 75
  Pentecost 76
  Perfectionism 76
  Persecution 76
  Philosophy 77
  Praise 77
  Prayer 77
  Prayer and the Christian Ministry 81
  Preachers and Preaching 81
  Predestination 82
  Presumption 83
  Pride 83
  Promises 84
  Prophecy – Old Testament 85
  Prophets 86
  Propitiation 86
  Providence 86
  Psalms / Psalmody 87
  Reason 87
  Redemption 88
  Regeneration 88
  Repentance 89
  Reproof 90
  Responsibility 90
  Resurrection 91
  Reverence 92
  Roman Catholicism 92
  The Sabbath 93
  The Sacraments 93
  Salvation 94
  Sanctification 94
  Satan 95
  The School of God 98
  Separation from the World 98
  Separation from the Church 99
  Separation from Error 100
  Sermons 100
  Sickness 100
  Sin 100
  Slander 103
  The Sovereignty of God 103
  Study 104
  Suffering 104
  Temptation 104
  Testimony 105
  The Trinity 105
  Trouble 106
  Trust 106
  Truth 106
  Unbelief 107
  Union with Christ 108
  Unity 109
  Wisdom 109
  Work 111
  World Mission 111
  Worship 111
  Worship – Corrupted 112
  Zeal 113
  Authors and Sources 114


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