"Keeping the Faith, Sharing the Faith and Praying for Harvests"


"Sometimes God will use a storm to get the debris out of our life." Jim Henr, SBTS Chapel

"Bitterness only makes suffering worse and closes the spiritual channels through which God can pour His Grace." Anonymous.

"There are three ways that deep sorrow is expressed. At the lowest level it is expressed in cries; at the second level by silence; and at the highest level sorrow is turned into song" A Hasidic/Judaic teaching.

There are no accidents in a world that is governed by our Sovereign God.

When we put our problems in God's hands, He put His Peace in our Hearts.

"LORD, you have made us for Yourself, and our hearts are restless until they find their rest in thee." Bishop Augustin of Hippo.



"When our own possibilities fail, faith increases; for it does not rest on ourselves and our own adequacy, but on God and His promise." Anders Nygren (1944)

If we are not ready to take part in the afflictions of Christ, we must never expect to share His glory.





“Nothing would be done at all if a man waited until he could do it so well that no one could find fault with it.” Cardinal John Henry Newman


"Human plans are futile in the face of God's overriding sovereignty," Walter Brueggeman, "The Message of the Psalms" (1984), p.35.


Sovereignty of God means that God is in absolute control, that whatever He ordains always comes to pass, and that His divine purpose is always accomplished. James Adetoro. June 1, 2011

God cannot be defeated, nor will God ever allow His faithful followers to be defeated. Faithfulness is always rewarded by God. James Adetoro. August 24, 2011

"I am no longer anxious about anything, as I realize the Lord is able to carry out His will, and His will is mine. It makes no matter where He places me, or how. That is rather for Him to consider than for me; for in the easiest positions He must give me His grace, and in the most difficult, His grace is sufficient." Hudson Taylor (1832-1905), British missionary to China.

"Anxiety is the result of putting our hopes on anything short of God and His faithfulness to complete what He's started in us and around us. . . . The restless bedfellow of anxiety is worry. Worry is sin. It's the outward expression of inner anxiety. Do we have confidence in God? What more must He do to prove Himself? . . . . Anxiety needs more than a cure. It needs forgiveness. Can we accept that God will allow only what is ultimately good for us? He will grant us only those requests that are part of His plan for us. Freedom from worry and anxiety comes when we can believe that nothing will happen to us that God has not willed. He will use even the disappointments that come when others seem thwart His best for us." Lloyd John Ogilvie, "Autobiography of God" (Regal Books, 1979), 72.

God has no policeman to walk our streets or knock on our doors, grab us by the neck and compel us to study the Scriptures, go to church or give to missions. When God created us He made us superior to all other creatures. He gave us the power and privilege of choice. The LORD our GOD respects that privilege. The ALMIGHTY GOD will not force us. But with that privilege of choice goes the terrible responsibility of abiding by the results or consequences of our choices. May God in His infinite wisdom continue to guide us to abide in Him and in Him alone. Amen. James Adetoro

"No matter how drastic man's sin becomes . . . God's grace never fails to deliver man from the consequences of his sins. Even when man responds to a fresh start with the old pattern of sin . . . [he] experiences the favour of God as well as [God's] righteous judgement." D. J. A. Clines, The Theme of the Pentateuch (1978), p. 76.

“Learn your religion from the Bible. Let that be your decisive rule. Adopt not a body of sentiments, or even a single sentiment, solely on the authority of any man – however great, however respected. Dare to think for yourself. Human compositions are fallible. But the Scriptures were written by men who wrote as they were inspired by the Holy Spirit. Human writings on religion resemble preaching – they are useful only so far as they illustrate the Scriptures, and induce us to search them for ourselves.” Rev. Andrew Fuller (1754-1815). From his sermon, "On An Intimate and Practical Acquaintance with the Word of God", based on Ezra 7:10.


"Christianity is not responsible for the deception that exists among its professing disciples. The illustration has been used before that you might just as reasonably hold the Cunard company responsible for the suicide of a passenger who jumps overboard one of their vessels at sea. Had the person remained on the vessel, he would have been safe; and had the disciple remained true to his principles, he would never have turned out a hypocrite. Was anybody ever more severe in denouncing hypocrisy than Christ? Do you want to know the reason why, every now and then, the church is scandalized by the exposure of some leading church member or Sabbath school superintendent? It is not his Christianity, but his lack of it. Some secret sin has been eating at the heart of the tree, and in a critical moment it is blown down and its rottenness revealed." Dwight L. Moody, "Sowing and Reaping" (1896), p.35

"The most difficult journey has a blessed climax when the goal is God." Herbert Lockyer.

“Religion is fertile ground for self-deception. Believers, for instance, are tempted to deceive themselves about the reality of evil. Tragic horrors in life challenge our faith in a good and powerful GOD. The horror itself demands to be known as evil, and it is, for a moment. Then fear crowds out the thought that evil can really exist where a good and powerful God is in charge of one’s life. We ‘know’ that it is evil; but we refuse to know it. So we call it a ‘blessing in disguise’ – an ‘apparent evil’ that one day will be seen as God-given reason for greater heights of praise. Thus, we deceive ourselves when we refuse to look evil in the face and call it real, horrible, and against the will of God.” Lewis B. Smedes, “Mere Morality” (1983), p.215

Dr Glen Stassen, the exponent of Just Peacemaking, said in his class: "You don' kill millions in order to achieve a more important goal when you can't achieve the goal (e.g Vietnam). No intentional targeting of non-combatants. The point of making war is to stop military attack. Don't slaughter civilians. TERRORISM aims ..... civilians." 1995 Class Note.

"If we don't let Jesus speak to us, He becomes a silent symbol, an idol who doesn't speak." Dr. Glen Stassen (1936 - 2014), from his class note, 1995.

"The Sermon on the Mount is not about human striving toward high ideals but about God's transforming initiative to deliver us from the vicious circles in which we get stuck," Glen H. Stassen (d. April 26. 2014)

"Sin is like addiction; recovery takes more than a vague wish." Glen Stassen.

THE GREATEST RESOURCE IN TIME OF TROUBLE IS FAITH--- ABSOLUTE TRUST IN AND UTMOST RELIANCE ON GOD ALMIGHTY. Psalm 46:10 says: Cease striving and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.

"When our own possibilities fail, faith increases; for it does not rest on ourselves and our own adequacy, but on God and His promise", Anders Nygren (1944).

"It is not God who is revealed in the 'non-Christian religions' but the corruption of man; not God's truth but man's falsehood. "For they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen. Romans 1:25" Anders Nygren, Commentary on Romans (1949), 108.

"The worst enemy is a false friend; reproaches from those who have been intimate and trusted cut to the quick. They are usually so well acquainted with our weaknesses that they know how to touch us where we are most sensitive." C. H. Spurgeon, The Treasury of David, p. 460. 

No human being, however great or powerful he thought himself to be, can nullify the Promise of God for you and your loved-ones. James Adetoro

“Virtues are habits, and habits are formed by doing similar acts over a period of time. The habits that are formed from youth do make a difference,” Stephen Charles Mott, “Biblical Ethics and Social Change” (1982), 205.

"Groanings which cannot be uttered are often prayers which cannot be refused." Charles H. Spurgeon.

 "The Gospel cannot be proclaimed fully without denouncing injustices committed by the powerful." Manuel de Mello.

When you think you are helping somebody, you might actually be helping yourself.   James Adetoro   May 24, 2014.

 An atheist is anyone who believes or accents to the aseity of an uncreated Creating GOD but refuses to acknowledge or honour the God who has no beginning or end and yet the Creator of all things even the atheists themselves.  James Adetoro (2013)










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