Just a Talker
Sayings of John ‘Rabbi’ Duncan
When asked why he never wrote a book, John (‘Rabbi’) Duncan (1796-1870) replied, “I cannot write, I’m just a talker.” Duncan had a genius for expressing profound thoughts in brief sayings. The author seeks to take the aphorisms of Duncan’s conversations, as recorded in several original sources and present them here in one book, believing that they will greatly enrich the hearts and minds of all who read them.
The amount of clear thought packed into these pages is altogether out of proportion to their number. Duncan’s sayings have a near unique combination of depth and brevity. He exemplified the standard he expected of other: ‘I would advise everyone to be very careful to use no more words than are necessary to express thought.
“Whenever a man becomes cloudy in his words, be sure that his thought has become shadowy too.”
Upon the occasion of Rabbi Duncan’s death, William Knight remarked, ‘With him has perished a breathing library of wisdom.”
A book of collected quotations of Duncan on all these topics!
Adoption, Affliction, Anthems, Antinomianism, Arminianism, Assurance of Salvation, Atheism, Atonement, Baptism, Bible, Bible Characters, Books, Brethrenism, Calvinism, Christ, Christianity, Church, Church Government, The Church in Scotland, Civil Government and Rulers, Comfort, Communion of Saints, Conscience, Controversy, Conversion, Conviction of Sin, Creation, Creatures, Creeds and Confessions of Faith
Death, Debt, Despondency, Devils or Demons, Devotion to God, Divorce, Doctrine, Doubts, Duty, Effectual Calling, Election, the English Language, Envy, Establishment Principle, Evangelicalism, Evangelism, Experience, Extermination of the Canannites, Faith, Family Worship, Fasting, Fear, Feelings, Flattery, Free Will, Friendship, Genius, Glory, God, Godliness, Goodness, Good Works, Gospel, Grace, Hatred, Heart, Heaven, Hell, History, Holiness, Holy Spirit, Hope, Humility, Hymns, Hyper-Calvinists, Hypocrisy.
More Topics Included:
Idolatry, Intolerance, Jews, Joy, Justification, Kindness, Kings, Knowledge, Language, Law, Life, Lord’s Day, Lord’s Supper, Love, Man, Marriage, Means of Grace, Merit, Ministry, Miracles, Music, Mysticism, Nature, Non-Essentials, Obedience, Old Testament Saints, Order, Pantheism, Passion Week, Peace, Pelagianism, Perdition, Perfectionism, Perseverance, Philosophers, Pleasure, Poetry, Possessions, Praise, Prayer, Preaching, Predestination, Pride, Priests, Progress, Promises of God, Property, Prophets, Protestants, Providence, Psalms.
Redemption, Regeneration, Regulative Principle, Religion, Repentance, Revelation, Revival, Roman Catholicism, Salvation, Sanctification, Sandemanianism, Satan, Science, Self-Examination, Self-Expression, Self-Fulfillment, Self-Sufficiency, Sin, Sincerity, Singing in Worship, Speculation, Spirituality, Supernatural, Theologians, Theology, Threefold Union, Trust, Truth, Unbelief, Will, Women, World, and Worship.