There always is this fallacious belief: 'It would not be the same here; such things are impossible.' Alas, all the evil of the twentieth century is possible everywhere on earth. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (d. 3 August A.D. 2008)
Let him who cannot be alone beware of community. Let him who is not in community beware of being alone. Each by itself has profound perils and pitfalls. One who wants fellowship without solitude plunges into the void of words and feelings, and the one who seeks solitude without fellowship perishes in the abyss of vanity, self-infatuation and despair. Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Obedience to the Law of God begins with a sense of dutifulness (not to be forsaken) as by His grace we start our journey down Sanctification Road. In time anemic motives to obey are displaced by a more hearty agreement with that Law, propelling us onward with greater energy. As we near our wonderful destination, Glorification City, we find ourselves increasingly blessed with sheer delight in our loving Lord's commandments, precepts, and ways...Mem.
I'm not a conspiracy theorist…I'm a coincidence skeptic. Dan Brannan
Prayer is the ship which bringeth home the richest freight. It is the soil which yields the most abundant harvest. C.H. Spurgeon
Death has become like a tyrant who has been completely conquered by the legitimate monarch; bound hand and foot as he now is, the passersby jeer at him, hitting him and abusing him, no longer afraid of his cruelty and rage, because of the king who has conquered him.
So has death been conquered and branded for what it is by the Saviour on the cross. It is bound hand and foot, all who are in Christ trample it as they pass and as witnesses to Him deride it, scoffing and saying, "O Death, where is thy victory? O grave, where is thy sting?" Athanasius, On the Incarnation
Plenty of people in our age do entertain the monstrous dreams of power that Mr. Lewis attributes to his characters, and we are within sight of the time when such dreams will be realizable. [The Scientist Takes Over, Review of C. S. Lewis, That Hideous Strength (1945) by George Orwell, Manchester Evening News, 16 August 1945]
When our Lord and Master Jesus Christ said 'Repent,' he intended that the entire life of believers should be repentance. Martin Luther
The doctrine of our reconciliation to God by a Mediator is not clouded with the smoke of burning sacrifices, but cleared by the knowledge of Christ and him crucified. Matthew Henry
Thoughts disentangle themselves when they pass through the lips and fingertips. Dawson Trotman, founder of The Navigators, a men's discipleship organization
People need to be aware that there is a range of models that could explain the observations. For instance, I can construct you a spherically symmetrical universe with Earth at its center, and you cannot disprove it based on observations... you can only exclude it on philosophical grounds. In my view there is absolutely nothing wrong in that. What I want to bring into the open is the fact that we are using philosophical criteria in choosing our models. A lot of cosmology tries to hide that. Dr. George F. R. Ellis
Christians should be of a forgiving spirit, willing to make the best of every body, and to make all about them easy; forward to extenuate faults, and not to aggravate them; and they should contrive as much to show that they have forgiven an injury as others to show that they resent it. Matthew Henry
If I please Jesus, it doesn't matter whom I displease. If I displease Jesus, it doesn't matter whom I please! Adrian Rogers
Scripture depicts all human beings as needing to atone for their sins but lacking all power and resources for doing so. We have offended our holy Creator, Whose nature it is to hate sin and to punish it.
No acceptance by, or fellowship with, such a God can be expected unless atonement is made, and since there is sin in even our best actions, anything we do in hopes of making amends can only increase our guilt or worsen our situation.
This makes it ruinous folly to seek to establish one's own righteousness before God; it simply cannot be done. J.I. Packer
Let's be clear: Transgender equality is the civil rights issue of our time. There is no room for compromise when it comes to basic human rights. January 25, A.D. 2020 'tweet' by candidate Joe Biden
[embarking on a ship to run away from God] ...Jonah paid the fare. When you run away from LORD, you never get to where you intend to go and you always pay your own fare. When you goes the LORD's way, you not only get to where you are going, but He pays the fare. Let God's Word map out your itinerary, not only impulses or circumstances and let Him pay the fare! Pastor David Guzik
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