Tag Archives: Horatius Bonar

The complete and consistent Christian

Practical holiness is hard to get right.  Neonomians (those who mix grace and works) look at themselves and try a bit harder to be holy, but the focus of the Christian must be Christ and his light, so that, as Horatius … Continue reading

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Christ, His Spirit, the word and holiness

In this extract from God’s Way of Holiness, Horatius Bonar describes the partnership between The Holy Spirit and Christ through scripture in bringing believers to greater holiness: He then that would be holy must be like Christ, and he that … Continue reading

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Holiness and its counterfits

What is holiness? Horatius Bonar sets out what it isn’t and points to Christ for what it is in the opening paragraphs of chapter 9 of God’s Way of Holiness. That which among men so frequently takes the name of … Continue reading

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How living faith lives

The Christian life is like a three course meal, but many Christians have only the starter and desert. Beginning with the cross, finding their past sins forgiven, many Christians then look forward to future glory, but miss the main course. … Continue reading

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How the cross heals

“Healing ministry” has become a popular aspect of church services, largely in charismatic churches, but not confined to that constituency. I have no doubts that God heals people of physical sickness, gradually and instantly and that we should pray for … Continue reading

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Don’t confuse the old and new man

One of the central tenets of Christian counselling is the putting off of the old self and putting on of the new (Ephesians 4:22-24). Most of our behavioural failures stem from the old self, with its ingrained patterns of sin. … Continue reading

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How liberalism destroyed true liberty

Last week I took my kids to their swimming lessons at a local secondary school. I didn’t notice as we left that my daughter had emerged from the girls changing room without her swimming gear and cardigan. The next morning … Continue reading

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