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1.
In our sufferings for Christ there is joy, not so when we suffer for our sins.

In our sufferings for Christ there is joy, not so when we suffer for our sins.


2.
God never denied that soul anything that went as far as heaven to ask it.

God never denied that soul anything that went as far as heaven to ask it.

Reference:   A Puritan Golden Treasury, compiled by I.D.E. Thomas, by permission of Banner of Truth, Carlisle, PA. 2000, p. 211.


3.
God was but six days in making the whole world, yet seven days in destroying one city.

God was but six days in making the whole world, yet seven days in destroying one city.

Reference:   A Puritan Golden Treasury, compiled by I.D.E. Thomas, by permission of Banner of Truth, Carlisle, PA. 2000, p. 121.


Author: John Trapp
Topics: God-Mercy
4.
Conscience is God’s spy and man’s overseer.

Conscience is God’s spy and man’s overseer.

Reference:   A Puritan Golden Treasury, compiled by I.D.E. Thomas, by permission of Banner of Truth, Carlisle, PA. 2000, p. 59.


Author: John Trapp
Topics: Conscience
5.
It is the nature of faith to believe God upon His bare word… It will not be, saith sense; it cannot be, saith reason; it both can and will be, saith faith, for I have a promise for it. 

It is the nature of faith to believe God upon His bare word… It will not be, saith sense; it cannot be, saith reason; it both can and will be, saith faith, for I have a promise for it. 

Reference:   A Puritan Golden Treasury, compiled by I.D.E. Thomas, by permission of Banner of Truth, Carlisle, PA. 2000, p. 103.


Author: John Trapp
Topics: Faith-God-in
6.
God puts away many in anger for their supposed goodness, but not any at all for their confessed badness.

God puts away many in anger for their supposed goodness, but not any at all for their confessed badness.

Reference:   A Puritan Golden Treasury, compiled by I.D.E. Thomas, by permission of Banner of Truth, Carlisle, PA. 2000, p. 59.


Author: John Trapp
Topics: Sin-Confession
7.
They are fools that fear to lose their wealth by giving, but fear not to lose themselves by keeping it.

They are fools that fear to lose their wealth by giving, but fear not to lose themselves by keeping it.

Reference:   A Puritan Golden Treasury, compiled by I.D.E. Thomas, by permission of Banner of Truth, Carlisle, PA. 2000, p. 67.


Author: John Trapp
Topics: Money-Deception
8.
There is, indeed, mention made of a mercy-seat in the temple, but there was never heard of any school of merit but in the chapel of Antichrist.

There is, indeed, mention made of a mercy-seat in the temple, but there was never heard of any school of merit but in the chapel of Antichrist.

Reference:   A Puritan Golden Treasury, compiled by I.D.E. Thomas, by permission of Banner of Truth, Carlisle, PA. 2000, p. 128.


9.
A ship may be overladen with silver, even unto sinking, and yet space enough be left to hold ten times more. So a covetous man, though he have enough to sink him, yet never hath he enough to satisfy him…a circle cannot fill a triangle, so neither can the whole world the heart of man; a man may as easily fill a chest with grace, as the heart with gold.

A ship may be overladen with silver, even unto sinking, and yet space enough be left to hold ten times more. So a covetous man, though he have enough to sink him, yet never hath he enough to satisfy him…a circle cannot fill a triangle, so neither can the whole world the heart of man; a man may as easily fill a chest with grace, as the heart with gold.

Reference:   A Puritan Golden Treasury, compiled by I.D.E. Thomas, by permission of Banner of Truth, Carlisle, PA. 2000, p. 67.


Author: John Trapp
Topics: Covetousness
10.
He that will be angry, and not sin, must not be angry but for sin.

He that will be angry, and not sin, must not be angry but for sin.

Reference:   A Puritan Golden Treasury, compiled by I.D.E. Thomas, by permission of Banner of Truth, Carlisle, PA. 2000, p. 20.


Author: John Trapp
Topics: Anger-Righteous
11.
An unbeliever shall have a double condemnation; one from the law which he hath transgressed, and another from the gospel, which he hath despised: as a malefactor, that being condemned and dead in law, rejecteth his prince’s pardon.  But it is otherwise with these that are in Christ Jesus.  The law cannot condemn them, because they have appealed; the gospel cannot because they have believed.

An unbeliever shall have a double condemnation; one from the law which he hath transgressed, and another from the gospel, which he hath despised: as a malefactor, that being condemned and dead in law, rejecteth his prince’s pardon.  But it is otherwise with these that are in Christ Jesus.  The law cannot condemn them, because they have appealed; the gospel cannot because they have believed.

Reference:   A Puritan Golden Treasury, compiled by I.D.E. Thomas, by permission of Banner of Truth, Carlisle, PA. 2000, p. 309.


Author: John Trapp
Topics: Unbelievers
12.
It is a greater work of God to bring men to grace, than being in the state of grace, to bring them to glory; because sin is far more distant from grace than grace is from glory.

It is a greater work of God to bring men to grace, than being in the state of grace, to bring them to glory; because sin is far more distant from grace than grace is from glory.

Reference:   A Puritan Golden Treasury, compiled by I.D.E. Thomas, by permission of Banner of Truth, Carlisle, PA. 2000, p. 130.


Author: John Trapp
Topics: Grace-Necessary
13.
One son God hath without sin, but none without sorrow.

One son God hath without sin, but none without sorrow.

Reference:   A Puritan Golden Treasury, compiled by I.D.E. Thomas, by permission of Banner of Truth, Carlisle, PA. 2000, p. 11.


14.
Be careful what books you read, for as water tastes of the soil it runs though, so does the soul taste of the authors that a man reads.

Be careful what books you read, for as water tastes of the soil it runs though, so does the soul taste of the authors that a man reads.


Author: John Trapp
Topics: Books-Reading
15.
Pleasure, profit, preferment are the worldling’s trinity.

Pleasure, profit, preferment are the worldling’s trinity.

Reference:   A Puritan Golden Treasury, compiled by I.D.E. Thomas, by permission of Banner of Truth, Carlisle, PA. 2000, p. 310.


16.
Truth must be spoken however it be taken.

Truth must be spoken however it be taken.

Reference:   A Puritan Golden Treasury, compiled by I.D.E. Thomas, by permission of Banner of Truth, Carlisle, PA. 2000, p. 300.


Author: John Trapp
Topics: Truth-Essential
17.
It is in mercy and in measure that God chastiseth His children.

It is in mercy and in measure that God chastiseth His children.

Reference:   A Puritan Golden Treasury, compiled by I.D.E. Thomas, by permission of Banner of Truth, Carlisle, PA. 2000, p. 41.


Author: John Trapp
Topics: God-Discipline
18.
A man may go to hell with baptismal water upon his face.

A man may go to hell with baptismal water upon his face.

Reference:   A Puritan Golden Treasury, compiled by I.D.E. Thomas, by permission of Banner of Truth, Carlisle, PA. 2000, p. 201.


19.
To an effectual prayer there must concur the intention of the mind and the affections of the heart; else it is not praying but parroting.

To an effectual prayer there must concur the intention of the mind and the affections of the heart; else it is not praying but parroting.

Reference:   A Puritan Golden Treasury, compiled by I.D.E. Thomas, by permission of Banner of Truth, Carlisle, PA. 2000, p. 215.


20.
Means must be neither trusted nor neglected.

Means must be neither trusted nor neglected.

Reference:   A Puritan Golden Treasury, compiled by I.D.E. Thomas, by permission of Banner of Truth, Carlisle, PA. 2000, p. 182.


21.
The friends of free-will are the enemies of free-grace.

The friends of free-will are the enemies of free-grace.

Reference:   A Puritan Golden Treasury, compiled by I.D.E. Thomas, by permission of Banner of Truth, Carlisle, PA. 2000, p. 130.


22.
Reading maketh a full man, prayer a holy man, temptation an experienced man.

Reading maketh a full man, prayer a holy man, temptation an experienced man.

Reference:   A Puritan Golden Treasury, compiled by I.D.E. Thomas, by permission of Banner of Truth, Carlisle, PA. 2000, p. 295.


Author: John Trapp
Topics: Temptation