Posts Tagged ‘sinner’

Sinner – one living his life to please


himself and yet failing.  



Saint – one living his life to please God


and therefore “happy as a lark.”

– eab, 1/8/13

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Saint – this world is NOT your home –



Home is FAR better.



Sinner  – this world is not your home either,



but it’s BETTER than what comes next.


(P.S. Sinners become Saints by the power of Jesus Christ.)  

– eab, 9/7/12

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Earth:  the only “heaven”


          a sinner will know –


the only “hell” [1]


          a saint will know.           

 – eab, 9/13/09


[1] Said with carefulness.

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A sinner can no more repent and believe without the Holy Spirit’s aid than he can create a world.


By perseverance the snail reached the ark.


Many men owe the grandeur of their lives to their tremendous difficulties.


None are more unjust in their judgments of others than those who have a high opinion of themselves.


You cannot make a sinner into a saint by killing him. He who does not live as a saint here will never live as a saint hereafter.


(The above  are purported to be Spurgeon quotes from an internet source without book or page source.)


Charles Haddon Spurgeon was converted to Christ this date (1/6/1850) in England.  Thought later known as a Baptist minister his conversion took place in a Methodist chapel.

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He went into the temple

Where you’d think one could look up.

But his attitude was humble,

He saw “dregs” in his cup.


He asked God for mercy;

He beat upon his chest,

Called himself a sinner

(Not better than the rest).


He cast his eyes downward,

They sought the lowly ground.

But God, who measures all things:

The simple, the profound,


Liked his honest spirit,

Heard his call and cry,

Knew he meant his temple-talk,

Knew it more than “humble pie,”


And justified his soul;

He went back to his own place,

With a calm in his heart,

And heaven’s smile upon his face.


Friend, the next time you go to meeting,

The next time you’re in church

Avoid petty piousness,

Avoid the highest perch.


Look at God, worship Him,

And see yourself contrasted,

As this man of old did. 

His grace has ever lasted.            – eab, 5/2000


Written while Associate Professor Bible at Hobe Sound Bible College, Florida

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The Cross is the dividing point between the

          OLD Testament and the NEW Testament.


The Cross is the dividing point between the

          OLD life (sinner) and the NEW life (saint).                                                                          – eab, 10/08

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Hypocrite – sinner on the sly,

Who will get found out, bye-n-bye.

Appearances mean much to him,

Wants his soul to look fat – it’s slim.

Such folk don’t go beyond the sky.  -eab, 9/1/08


Written at Westfield,Indiana


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