(Heb.

11:4)

Charles Hodge Died 19th June 1878 
It is important that when we come to die we have nothing more to

do but die. 
The gospel is so simple that small children can understand it, and

it is so profound that studies by the wisest theologians will never exhaust its riches. 
God secures the end by securing the means.  A Christian is one who recognizes Jesus as the Christ, the Son of

the living God, as God manifested in the flesh, loving us and dying for our redemption; and who is so affected by a sense of the love of this incarnate God as to be constrained to make the will of Christ the rule of his obedience, and the glory of Christ the great end for which He lives. 
The doctrines of grace humble man without degrading him and

exalt him without inflating him. 

The ultimate ground of faith and knowledge is confidence in God.  The best evidence of the Bible's being the word of God is to be

found between its covers. It proves itself. 
Religion is the source of joy and gladness, but its joy is expressed

in a religious way, in thanksgiving and praise. 
Christianity is that state of one's mind produced by faith in the

truths revealed concerning Christ. In this sense, Christianity without Christ is an impossibility! It would be an effect without its proximate cause. Nevertheless, there is a form of religion, widespread and influential, which is called Christianity, in which Christ fails to occupy the position assigned to him in the Bible. 
All truth is enforced on the heart and conscience with more or less

power by the Holy Spirit, wherever that truth is known. 
The proximate result of obedience to God is inward conformity to

the Divine image. 
Christian humility does not consist in denying what there is of

good in us; but in an abiding sense of ill-desert, and the consciousness that what we have of good is due to the grace of God. 
All true doctrine tends to humble men and to exalt God; and all

true religion is characterized by humility and reverence. 
The Scriptures teach that the happiness or blessedness of

believers in a future life will be greater or less in proportion to the service of Christ in this life. Those who love little do little; and those who do little, enjoy less. 

We know from Scripture and experience that many single

sentences of the word of God contain truth enough to save the soul, and as the Spirit of God does sometimes make one such sentence fasten on the conscience, and from that single germ, by his inward teaching, evolves enough of the system of truth to enable the sinner to receive Christ, to the saving of the soul, it is very natural for us to be anxious to scatter the truth as rapidly and as widely as possible. 
To be in Christ is the source of the Christian's life; to be like

Christ is the sum of His excellence; to be with Christ is the fullness of His joy. 
To teach that we cannot know the Scriptures to be the work of

God, except on the testimony of the church, is to teach we cannot see the sun without the help of a candle. 
In ourselves we are unworthy. All kindness towards us is of the

nature of grace. 
The hope of the hypocrite is like a spider's web; the hope of the

true believer is an anchor to his soul; sure and steadfast. 
Death to a godly man is like a fair gale of wind to convey him to

the heavenly country; but to a wicked man it is an east wind, a storm, a tempest, that hurries him away in confusion and amazement, to destruction.

¶Friend, remember that it is better to read 1 quote 10 times (meditatively) than to read 10 quotes 1 time (superficially).· Gathered by Totaf.

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