Saturday, September 10, 2011


Welcome to "Quaint Words!"

These posts will contain thoughts, poems, and prayers from old books that I have found at antique stores, flea markets, and garage sales (with an occasional treasure from a bookstore).

I love the rhythm and sound of the older English language, and am blessed by other believers who have gone before me!

"'As through one trespass [the result was] unto all men condemnation; even so through one act of righteousness [the result was] unto all men to justification of life.'

If words have any meaning this declares that the death of Christ has efficacy as complete and universal as the sin of Adam...

But the work of Christ goes infinitely further than this. The Eden trespass ushered in the reign of sin...and sin claimed the very throne of God as an agency for enforcing its just demands.

But Calvary has dethroned sin, and grace now reigns supreme. And this, not at the expense of righteousness, but through righteousness. And as sin reigned unto death, so grace now reigns unto eternal life...

'There is now no distinction between Jew and Greek, for the same Lord is Lord of all, and is rich unto all that call upon Him; for whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.'

Eternal life is thus brought within reach of every human being to whom this testimony comes. How, then, is it possible that so few receive the benefit? The answer to this question claims a chapter to itself."

(From "The Silence of God" by Sir Robert Anderson, c. 1897)

(A listing of books and authors, and also dates of individual postings from those books, will be found on my "QUAINT WORDS" page)

BLOG = "Blessedly Leaning On God!"


  1. I think of all the ones you have posted, this is the "heaviest" if that makes sense. I had to read it through twice before I even started chewing on it.

  2. for the Jew and the Gentile....for anyone who believes....Have a great weekend

  3. Looking for Calvary to dethrone some of the uglies that I'm working through now that I'm back to work. A VERY stressful two weeks - and more to come my way. So much is changed where I work - and I'm trying to adjust and adapt - but I fear many of these changes are not for the best in the long run. At present - I am completely drained. I work three days and spend the other four wandering around my house wondering what to do next - shock, perhaps?

    Prayer for the fray is always appreciated.

    Next week, I work four days - with only Wednesday to get prepared for our get-away weekend in Lancaster. It will come and go in a trice and I hope I can enjoy the escape without dreading Monday coming around again.


  4. Praise God, Christ work still goes on in drawing hearts to Himself and in changing the hearts of those who are His own.


  5. "But Calvary has dethroned sin, and grace now reigns supreme."

    THAT is a great word - AMEN!!



"So [I] have been greatly encouraged in the midst of [my] troubles and suffering, dear brothers and sisters, because you have remained strong in your faith. It gives [me] new life to know that you are standing firm in the Lord. How [I] thank God for you!" (1 Thessalonians 3:7-9)

Thanks for your comments - it is such a joy to be sharing my journey with friends like YOU!

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