False And Deceptive Pleasures

J. C. Ryle (1816 - 1900)The possession of the whole world, and all that it contains, will never make a person happy. Its pleasures are false and deceptive. Its riches, rank, and honors, have no power to satisfy the heart. So long as we have not got them they glitter, sparkle, and seem desirable. The moment we have them we find that they are empty bubbles, and cannot make us feel content. And, worst of all, when we possess this world’s good things, to the utmost bound of our desire, we cannot keep them. Death comes in and separates us from all our property forever. Naked we came upon earth, and naked we go forth, and of all our possessions we can carry nothing with us. Such is the world, which occupies the whole attention of thousands! Such is the world, for the sake of which millions are every year destroying their souls!

J. C. Ryle (1816 – 1900)

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About Greg Coleman

I am a Particular Baptist who affirms the absolute sovereignty of the triune Godhead in all things. The fullness of the Godhead dwells in the God-man Jesus Christ. He is the Creator, Sustainer, Redeemer, Disposer and Judge of all that ever was, is now or ever shall be. Jesus Christ is the only mediator between God and men. He was made to be sin for his people and saved them from their sins by his substitutionary, sacrificial death on the cross thereby satisfying the justice and wrath of God against them. The sufficiency of his death to the satisfaction of God’s justice is proven by his physical resurrection from the dead and enthronement in glory at the right hand of the Father. Jesus Christ is coming again to judge the living and the dead. Every knee shall bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved.
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4 Responses to False And Deceptive Pleasures

  1. Wayne Augden says:

    Greg, I hope you don’t mind but I shared this on my fb and wp pages. Too good not to pass along. God Bless, Wayne

  2. Jesaja 66:2 says:

    Thnaks a lot! Good addition to Bunyan’s thoughts on our blog.

  3. Jesaja 66:2 says:

    Reblogged this on jesaja 66:2 und kommentierte:
    Another addition to John Bunyan’s deep and basic thaughts.
    http://jesaja662.wordpress.com/2012/06/07/7-abominations-of-my-heart-as-a-means-to-godliness/

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