More J. C. Philpot - The Rarity Of The Real

Excerpted from: The Cry of Jonah out of the Belly of Hell JCP [1843]

Much that passes for religion, is not true religion at all. Much that goes for true evidences and real hopes of salvation, is nothing but lying refuges. Much is palmed upon men for the teaching of the Spirit, which is nothing but delusion.
Vital godliness is very rare. There are very few people spiritually taught of God.
There are very few ministers who really preach the truth. Satan is thus daily deceiving thousands, and tens of thousands.
A living soul, however weak and feeble in himself...cannot take up with a religion in the flesh. He cannot rest on the opinions of men, nor be deceived by Satan's delusions. He has a secret gnawing of conscience, which makes him dissatisfied with a religion that satisfies thousands.
Then said one unto him, Lord, are there few that be saved? And he said unto them, Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able. [Luke 13:23-34]
Those "few" who can never be satisfied with the dead religiosity of Laodicea will often find themselves with no other choice than to stand alone. Is this your lot? see: Discipleship In An Evil Day - CHM
Rev. 18:4


Anonymous said...

Sadly, Yes...

tom m. said...

It's not so bad...always remember this - the Lord must 'prune' each of his own:

"...and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit"

so don't be sad...

"But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy." 1Peter 4:13

Be 'fruitful'

Jo Bowyer said...

Thank you for this gem from Philpot. Am enjoying browsing your site! Have borrowed a couple of things, couldn't resist. Bless you as you continue contending for the Faith.

tom m. said...

hi Jo...

Please feel free to use anything on this site that you find useful, however you choose. Pass it on...

Psalms 40:16 Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee: let such as love thy salvation say continually, The LORD be magnified.