The Greek word for greed (or covetousness) is very descriptive: it means to thirst for more, always having more, and still more! It is as if a man, in order to quench his thirst, takes a drink of salt water, which happens to be the only water available. This makes him even more thirsty, so he drinks again and again until his thirst actually kills him. And so it is with the sin of covetousness or greed. It is the uncontrolled yearning to have, to have more, more and still more, until covetousness kills the soul of man as he abides under the curse of God for ever. … Covetousness damns a soul to Hell! … Surely one is deceived who lives in this fatal sin of covetousness, hiding under the false gospel of carnal Christianity, saying: ‘All is well with my soul because I have made a profession of faith.
L. R. Shelton (1923 – 2003)
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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.
Love the quote. I love hearing L R Shelton preach. I know he has passed, but there are many good downloads on the net of him preaching. Thanks for the quote.
Excellent quote and very sobering. http://www.sermonaudio.com/search.asp?SpeakerOnly=true&currSection=sermonsspeaker&keyword=L.^R.^Shelton%2C^Sr.