Saturday, April 29, 2006

Books: Chapters Only

The Christian Life, by Sinclair Ferguson

Chapter 13: Sins Dominion Ended

Spiritual Depression by D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

Chapter 8: Feelings
. . .Feelings are meant to be engaged, and when the gospel comes to us it does involve the whole man. It moves his mind as he sees its glorious truths, it moves his heart in the same way and it moves his will. . .we cannot create feelings, we cannot command them at will. You cannot generate feelings within yourself. You can, perhaps, make yourself weep and bring tears to your own eyes, but that does not of necessity mean real feelings. There is a false sentimentality very different from true emotion. That is something beyond our control; we cannot create it. However much you try you will not succeed. Indeed, in a sense, the more you try to produce feelings within yourself, the more you are increasing your own misery.

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