A.D. 2022 Quotes of the Week

Posted January 3

If only there were evil people somewhere insidiously committing evil deeds, and it were necessary only to separate them from the rest of us and destroy them. But the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being. — Aleksandr Solzhenitzyn

Posted January 9

The last temptation is the greatest treason: To do the right deed for the wrong reason. — T.S. Eliot

Posted January 16

Whenever the early Christians entered a town, the people in power became disturbed and immediately sought to convict the Christians for being "disturbers of the peace" and "outside agitators." But the Christians pressed on, in the conviction that they were "a colony of heaven," called to obey God rather than man. Small in number, they were big in commitment. They were too God-intoxicated to be "astronomically intimidated." By their effort and example they brought an end to such ancient evils as infanticide and gladiatorial contests. — Martin Luther King Jr. (letter from a Birmingham jail)

Posted January 23

It is going to take an enormous amount of biblical commitment, theological clarity, and individual and congregational courage to stand against the tide of the moral and ideological revolution of the culture. — Albert Mohler

Posted January 30

In a 1918 poem, [Rudyard] Kipling depicted the USSR as a sanctum of evil that replaced what good there once was in Russia with "the sound of weeping and the sight of burning fire, and the shadow of a people trampled into the mire." Moscow banned his writings for decades long after his death in 1936. — Fee Stories article by Lawrence W. Reed

Posted February 6

A large and self-sufficient middle class is essential to citizenship, as it prevents an unstable, binary society of rich and poor. The once thriving American middle class is now vanishing due to high debts, low wages, and government policies that trap citizens in a prolonged adolescence. — Victor Davis Hanson

Posted February 13

Scripture shows us how to live, community shows us how we are living. — Dr. Bill Donahue

Posted February 20

Familiarize yourselves with the chains of bondage, and you are preparing your own limbs to wear them. Accustomed to trample on the rights of those around you, you have lost the genius of your own independence, and become the fit subjects of the first cunning tyrant who rises. — Abraham Lincoln

Posted February 27

Too many Christians are passive in their loss of joy. They need to realize it is a great loss and do everything they can to draw close to God and reclaim that fullness of joy. The Christian's joy wants looking to. If any of you have lost the joy of the Lord, I pray you do not think it a small loss. — C.H. Spurgeon

Posted March 6

A recent study of the DNA of thale cress, a roadside weed, found that gene mutations in the plant occurred in a surprisingly nonrandom fashion. The new research presents a challenge to the neo-Darwinian paradigm, which has long asserted that evolution occurs through purely random mutation and natural selection...

...This "mutation bias" is a good thing for the thale cress. It's also good for humans, who appear to benefit from the same phenomenon: A separate study published in Genome Research in January found that people in Africa, where malaria is common, were more likely than Europeans to develop a de novo genetic mutation (one not inherited from either parent) protecting them from the disease. Lead author Adi Livnat from the University of Haifa told Salon [magazine, ed.] the results "challenge the central neo-Darwinian assumption on a fundamental level." — Juliana Chan Erikson, World Magazine, February 24 A.D. 2022

Posted March 13

A minister without boldness is like a smooth file, a knife without an edge, a sentinel that is afraid to let off his gun. If men will be bold in sin, ministers must be bold to reprove. — William Gurnall

Posted April 3

At first the originals of the respective nations were known; but at this day, we have reason to think, the nations are so mingled with one another, by the enlargement of commerce and dominion, the transplanting of colonies, the carrying away of captives, and many other circumstances, that no one nation, no, nor the greatest part of any, is descended entire from any one of these fountains. Only this we are sure of, that God has created of one blood all nations of men; they have all descended from one Adam, one Noah. — Matthew Poole

Posted April 10

Prayer is not a matter of cajoling a reluctant God to get what you want, it is one of communing with the God Who wants to give you what is far better, on His terms.

Posted April 17

The Bible is thought of as authoritative on everything of which it speaks, moreover it speaks of everything. We do not mean that it speaks of football games, of atoms, etc. directly but we do mean that it speaks of everything either directly or by implication. It tells not only of the Christ and His work, but also tells us Who God is and where the universe about us has come from.

It tells us about Theism as well as about Christianity. It gives us a philosophy of history as well as history. Moreover the information on these subjects is woven into an inextricable whole. It is only if you reject the Bible as the word of God that you can separate the so-called religious and moral instruction of the Bible from what it says, for example, about the physical universe. — Cornelius Van Til

Posted April 24

An invitation to a 'personal relationship with God' is about as attractive to some as telling an eighth-grader they can have a 'personal relationship with the assistant principal.' But when we know the greatness, the goodness, and the glory of God, we want to have a relationship with Him. — David Guzik

Posted May 1

Schools exist for the education of children. Schools do not exist to provide iron-clad jobs for teachers, billions of dollars in union dues for teachers unions, monopolies for the educational bureacracies, a guaranteed market for [graduates of] teachers colleges, or a captive audience for indoctrinators. — Thomas Sowell

Posted May 8

Sin is of a very deceitful and bewitching nature. It will kiss the soul, and look enticing to the soul, and yet betray the soul forever. It will with Delilah smile upon us – that it may betray us into the hands of the devil – as she betrayed Samson into the hands of the Philistines. — Thomas Brooks

Posted May 15

No benefit can be gained by focusing an education on anti-reason cultures, their only academic merit lies in contrasting them to Western civilization as models of inferiority. — Alex Epstein, author of The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels

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