The Words Of Our Elders: John Bunyan (1628-1688)

Conversion is not the smooth, easy-going process some men seem to think… It is wounding work, this breaking of the hearts, but without wounding there is no saving… Where there is grafting there will always be a cutting, the graft must be let in with a wound; to stick it onto the outside or to tie it on with a string would be of no use. Heart must be set to heart and back to back or there will be no sap from root to branch. And this, I say, must be done by a wound, by a cut.

~ John Bunyan

The words of our elders, are words of wisdom.


Spiritual Intelligence: Unshaken Reeds

He that is down, need fear no fall ~ John Bunyan

John Bunyan was a 17th Century Writer and Preacher. His most notable work the beautiful classic, The Pilgrim’s Progress.

Among his momentary light afflictions, he was classed as a dissenter, refused ordination, as a result unlicensed to preach the Good News. To compound matters, he was also imprisoned for twelve years. Wow, I love his CV – just the kind of guy I like to hang-out with!

In the words of The Rabbi;

Yes, indeed! I tell you that unless a grain of wheat that falls to the ground dies, it stays just a grain; but if it dies, it produces a big harvest.

Friends, John Bunyan had all to live for, but like John The Baptist he was not a reed shaken by the winds of his time! So I pray that eyes of our understanding is enlightened, so that we may know the hope of our calling.


~ Sabali