Monday, May 24, 2010

This Week's Quotes - Cradock and Manton

“O such a one doth great things, he prays, and hears, and reads, and disputes much; Aye but hath he the Spirit, or no? The greatest difference (that I know) in all the book of God, between saints and sinners is, that the one hath the Spirit, and the other hath not.”

- Walter Cradock (c.1606-1659)

“Fire is quenched by pouring on water or by withdrawing fuel; so the Spirit is quenched by living in sin, which is like pouring water on a fire; or by not improving our gifts and graces, which is like withdrawing fuel from the hearth.”

- Thomas Manton (1620-1677)