Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Reading for 2013

I know you probably have many things you want to read this year, but on the off-chance you are looking for suggestions, let me point you to a great set of FREE eBooks. Monergism (a great website in general), has page of Christian classics in PDF, Mobi, and ePub formats. Any of them would be well-worth your time but allow me to make a few suggestions:
If I could choose just one of those on that list, it would probably be Augustine's anti-Pelagian writings. Here are a few quotes:
"The nature of the Divine goodness is not only to open to those who knock, but also to cause them to knock and ask."
"In some places God requires newness of heart [Ezek 18:31]. But elsewhere he testifies that it is given by him [Ezek. 11:19; 36:26]. But what God promises we ourselves do not do through choice or nature; but he himself does through grace."
"Can we possibly, without utter absurdity, maintain that there first existed in anyone the good virtue of a good will, to entitle him to the removal of his heart of stone? How can we say this, when all the time this heart of stone itself signifies precisely a will of the hardest kind, a will that is absolutely inflexible against God? For if a good will comes first, there is obviously no longer a heart of stone."
By His Grace,

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