img_1256 September 27

‘On A Scale of 1 – 10’

We love to compare ourselves with others don’t we? Our reference point is often more horizontal than vertical.  Rev. Thomas Brooks understood this principle, as it applies to our spiritual lives. Strategy #10 of Satan in drawing souls to sin – #10. Encouraging individuals frequently to compare themselves and their ways with those that are […]

img_1250 September 25

“Many are the Afflictions of the Righteous…”

“The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth,” is commonly referred to as the Jefferson Bible. Thomas Jefferson in the later years of his life cut and pasted with a razor and glue numerous sections from the New Testament as extractions of the doctrine of Jesus.  His condensed composition is notable for its exclusions of […]

img_1241-1 September 23

Burnt While ‘Playing with Fire’

How many people have been burnt while playing with fire? How many raging infernos have been started? Every year firefighters tackle many firest that could have been prevented. When it comes to Satan’s strategies to entice sinners to sin, Thomas Brooks provides an exhaustive list.  Today – Strategies #7 & #8 along with God’s ‘Precious […]

img_1227 September 20

Satan Driving His Dupes To Despair

Thomas Brooks continues his list of devices, tools Satan uses to draw the soul to sin. #5. By presenting God to the soul as One made up of all mercy: For remedies, consider that 1. It is the sorest of judgment to be left to sin upon any pretense whatever 2. God is as just […]

img_1224 September 19

Satan’s Devices to Draw the Soul to Sin

Rev. Thomas Brooks Precious Remedies. Device #3 By the extenuating and lessening of sin “It is but a very little sin: you may commit it without any danger to your soul; you may commit it, and yet your soul shall live.” For remedies consider that 1. Sin which men account small bring God’s great wrath […]

img_1214 September 17

Satan’s Devices To Draw The Soul to Sin

Brooks unpacks 12 devices of our enemy and their remedies.  I’ll present two each day.  There’s lots of food for thought here.   #1. By presenting the bait and hiding the hook:   For remedies, consider that  We ought to keep at the greatest distance from sin and from playing with the bait Sin is […]

img_1208 September 15

Ignorance is NOT bliss!

“Ignorance is bliss,” or is it? Not when it comes to spiritual warfare. In 2 Corinthians 2:11 Paul reminds the group of believers to whom he is writing that collectively all Christians are ‘not ignorant of Satan’s devices, counsels, plots, machinations, or stratagems.’  As Rev. Thomas Brooks engages the reader with this text, he asserts […]