… ; my bruises have cleared up and my relationship with the Father, through the Son, is better and more intimate than ever before.
Ek sou brandarm sonder die kennis van hierdie boek gewees het.
Ek haal die boekie seker minstens een keer per maand van die boekrak af en lees daaruit.
… en ek beplan om dit op n gereelde basis weer en weer te lees.
The book Touchstone of Sincerity explains about the challenge that Jesus puts on the believer’s inner self.
It is a commonly known fact that nobody is allowed to take someone else’s wife. But you are not even allowed to merely look at her with lust – therefore, the deepest, hidden inner self is involved. Here lies the difference between sanctity and hypocrisy. The holy person, or one who is striving towards sanctity, will find himself heavily engaged in what is going on within himself – with his motives and attitudes.
It is within where lies his true battlefield; and when he is engaged there, he realizes just how depraved the human heart is and the extent to which he is dependent on God’s grace.
About the Author: Born into a Puritan family, he was sent to Emmanuel College, Cambridge. He soon became an advocate of the Congregational way and served as a chaplain in the Civil War. In 1648 he accepted the rectory of St. Margaret’s, New Fish Street, London, but only after making his Congregational principles clear to the vestry.
On several occasions he preached before Parliament. He was ejected in 1660 and remained in London as a Nonconformist preacher. Government spies reported that he preached at Tower Wharf and in Moorfields. During the Great Plague and Great Fire he worked in London, and in 1672 was granted a license to preach in Lime Street. He wrote more than a dozen books, most of which are devotional in character. He was buried in Bunhill Fields.