The world is in the habit of measuring success by… “The world is in the habit of measuring success by health, by wealth, and by fame; but a man may be ever so healthy in this world; he may be ever so wealthy in this world, and he may be ever so famous in this world, if, on the great Judgment Day he is ordered to go down from God’s face where the departed ones are – the lost – that man surely has not been successful.
“And He spake a parable unto them, Can the blind lead the blind? Shall they not both fall into the ditch?”
“Do you see yonder man with a rope in his hand, and with his sight gone, and with the rope tied around the neck of a dear child? See him walk out yonder lonely path, and just beyond is yonder great precipice; he is walking on, and is blind, and he has the child tied to the other end of the rope and it must follow; the strong arm of the blind man holds that rope, and he is getting nearer and nearer to that great abyss; a few more steps and over he will go.
Oh, how little we know about heaven here! How little we know about that great crown that God has in store for you and for me, if we will repent, and be faithful until death! But the angels know.
“And then, think of the joy of those angels up there. ‘I say unto you that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance.
God not only rules Christians; He rules the universe. “In Him we live, and move, and have our being,” whether we are children of God, or an Alexander the Great. In Him we live, and move and have our being, whether we are the apostle Paul, or some scientist. Do not imagine for a single moment that all the great movements in the world today are human. God is back of them.
There is nothing in the Bible contrary to reason, but there are thousands of things in the Word of God away above reason.
“No, there is nothing in the Bible contrary to reason, but there are thousands of things in the Word of God away above reason, and this is one of them, the essence of God, one God in three persons. There is no philosopher in the world who can solve the Trinity.
In the near neighborhood of one of my preaching stations, there lived a German family, a father and mother and five children. They never attended services. I had invited them through members, but all in vain.
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I said, the next time I come I will go there myself. The members told me it was no use to get him to come, he never was a churchman in Germany, he had thrown the minister out of his home in Germany.
In Baltimore Einspruch regularly preached in Yiddish standing atop a soapbox positioned in front of various synogogues on Saturdays.
Henry Einspruch was born in Tarnow, Galicia in 1892, the child of an iron-merchant who is described as a learned man and a Sandzer Hasid. His mother was the daughter of the cantor of the main synagogue in Jaroslaw, Poland Einspruch received both traditional Jewish and secular education. He emigrated to Eretz Yisroel in 1909 and lived in the agricultural colony of Merhavia.
“There is nothing more difficult, these times, than to keep the Church out of politics. And this difficulty is intensified where a Christian principle is at stake… This is not the Church’s work: it is the province of the Church to knock at men’s hearts and get the name of God written there – written there by the blood of the New Covenant…
“Imagine Christ calling upon Caesar to change his coin and put God’s name on it.
“We are apt to judge God by ourselves, and to imagine that because we change, He must.”
“Not only may we say that “God so loved the world,” but also, God so loves the world.
“We are apt to judge God by ourselves, and to imagine that because we change, He must. We are apt to think because our love may be more intense at some times than at others, or may be transferred to other objects or withdrawn altogether from those on which it was fixed, that so it is with Him.
In the great Reformation of the 16th Century, Melanchthon stands next to Luther alone. Yet he is unknown to many intelligent Christians.
“The brilliant intellectual gifts of Melanchthon elicited the unqualified admiration of Luther, Erasmus, and in fact of all his contemporaries. Endowed by nature with an extraordinary memory, and possessed of unwearied industry in the pursuit of knowledge, he became in almost every branch of learning the peer and frequently the superior of those who made these branches a special study…