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QUOTE (J.C. Ryle) – May 10

May 11, 2014

English: John Charles Ryle (1816-1900)

“I feel constrained to speak freely to my readers on the subject of hell. . . . I believe the time is come when it is a positive duty to speak plainly about the reality and eternity of hell. A flood of false doctrine has lately broken in upon us. Men are beginning to tell us “that God is too merciful to punish souls for ever—that there is a love of God lower even than hell—and that all mankind, however wicked and ungodly some of them may be, will sooner or later be saved.”. . . We are to embrace what is called a “kinder theology.”. . . Against such false teaching I desire, for one, to protest. Painful, sorrowful, distressing as the controversy may be, we must not blink it, or refuse to look the subject in the face. I, for one, am resolved to maintain the old position, and to assert the reality and eternity of hell.”
~ J.C. Ryle

In honor of John Charles Ryle, writer and Anglican bishop, who was born on this day in 1816.

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QUOTE (J.C. Ryle) – Dec 12

December 12, 2013
J.C. Ryle, first Bishop of Liverpool

J.C. Ryle, first Bishop of Liverpool (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Beware of manufacturing a God of your own: a God who is all mercy, but not just; a God who is all love, but not holy; a God who as a heaven for every body, but a hell for none; a God who can allow good and bad to be side by side in time, but will make no distinction between good and broad in eternity. Such a God is an idol of your own, as truly an idol as any snake or crocodile in an Egyptian temple. The hands of your own fancy and sentimentality have made him. He is not the God of the Bible, and beside the God of the Bible there is no God at all.”
~ J.C. Ryle

In honor of J.C Ryle, the first Anglican bishop of Liverpool, who was ordained on this day in 1841.

John Ryle Was Ordained in the Church of England – 1841
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