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


Posted May 22

Many saw the ark, but unless they were in it, they were not safe! You may hear of Christ, but if you are not in Christ, it will avail you nothing. — Thomas Manton


Posted May 29

Anyone who is in a position of spiritual leadership who fails to teach the more demanding, less comfortable, 'narrow gate' and 'rough road' side of discipleship becomes a false prophet. — J.I. Packer


Posted June 5

At the bases of the oldest cultures of mankind we must look for a single influence...We must look back beyond antiquity for an X, or a still unknown cultural world that set the engine we know in motion. The Egyptians, the Babylonians, the Greeks and Romans were all our teachers, but who were our teachers' teachers? — Valeri Brussov


Posted June 19

Not for our virtues nor for our general worthiness are we remembered wistfully by those who stay on. Not for our sterling qualities are we cruelly missed when missing is futile. Worthiness, in its death, does not leave behind it the grinding heartache that comes at memory of some lovely naughty or mischievous or delightfully perverse trait... — Albert Payson Terhune of Sunnybank, early 20th century dog breeder


Posted June 26

"...I have no pleasure in the death of one who dies, says the Lord GOD." Therefore turn and live! (Ezekiel 18:32)

Could it be that hell is the most LENIENT punishment that the eternal, all glorious, thrice holy God of absolutely perfect righteousness and love can impose?


Posted July 3

In a world of self-promoting academics, coining buzzwords and aligning themselves on the side of the angels of the moment, George Stigler epitomized a rare integrity as well as a rare intellect. He jumped on no bandwagons, beat no drums for causes, created no personal cult. He did the work of a scholar and a teacher – both superbly – and found that sufficient. If you wanted to learn, and above all if you wanted to learn how to think – how to avoid the vague words, fuzzy thoughts, or maudlin sentiments that cloud over reality – then Stigler was your man. — Thomas Sowell, eulogizing the Nobel prize winning economist


Posted July 10

My faith has no bed to sleep upon but Omnipotence. — Samuel Rutherford


Posted July 17

Lamentably, it is an historical fact that privileged groups seldom give up their privileges voluntarily. Individuals may see the moral light and voluntarily give up their unjust posture; but, as Reinhold Niebuhr has reminded us, groups tend to be more immoral than individuals. — Martin Luther King Jr. (letter from a Birmingham jail)


Posted July 24

Is prayer your steering wheel or your spare tire? — Corrie Ten Boom


Posted July 31

You asked for a loving God: you have one. The great spirit you so lightly invoked, the 'lord of terrible aspect,' is present: not a senile benevolence that drowsily wishes you to be happy in your way, not the cold philanthropy of a conscientious magistrate, nor the care of a host who feels responsible for the comfort of his guests, but the consuming fire Himself, the love that made the worlds, persistent as the artist's love for his work and despotic as a man's love for a dog, provident and venerable as a father's love for a child, jealous, inexorable, exacting as love between the sexes. — C.S. Lewis


Posted August 7

The Son of God suffered unto death, not that men might not suffer, but that their sufferings might be like His. — George MacDonald


Posted August 14

Day by day, dear Lord, three things I pray. To see Thee more clearly, to love Thee more dearly, to follow Thee more nearly…day by day. — from the musical Godspell, opened off Broadway May 17, Anno Domini 1971


Posted August 21

Grant, almighty God, since You propose to us no other end than that of constant warfare during our whole life, and subject us to many cares until we arrive at the goal of this temporary racecourse: Grant, I pray, that we may never grow fatigued.

May we ever be armed and equipped for battle, and whatever are the trials by which You prove us, may we never be found deficient. May we always aspire toward Heaven with upright souls, and strive with all our endeavors to attain that blessed rest which is laid up for us in Heaven, in Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen. — John Calvin


Posted August 28

We are living in an era steeped in faith-based science. Deep trust in science, as defined by those perceived to be authoritative scientists in very complex scientific areas, has become blatant with the coronavirus crisis. To make sure we stayed healthy in addition to staying alive, we trusted what the scientific experts were telling us about the deadly disease.

Now a certain amount of distrust of such expertise has set in.

As the public learns more about the virus and the subsequent extended actions to shut down society to stave off its anticipated ravages, many are beginning to see the overreach that unnecessarily restricted individual freedoms. And, concerns abound about how the template of COVID-19 hysteria and lockdowns will play out with future crises. — Anthony J. Sadar


Posted September 4

He uses all history, is never used by it, bends it, molds it, shapes it in terms of his eternal purpose, and none can stay his hand. But men seek a god they can use, not a God who uses them. — R.J. Rushdoony


Posted September 11

One of the most respected scientists and educators of modern times, physicist Richard Feynman, perhaps said it best during a speech to the National Science Educators Association in 1966. Feynman asserted that "Science is the belief in the ignorance of experts." Beyond that, Feynman contended that the "experts who are leading you may be wrong…there is a considerable amount of intellectual tyranny in the name of science." — Anthony J. Sadar


Posted September 18

To make known His eternal glory and with unparalleled artistry, God poured all His heart into His work of creating this vast and amazing universe.

That's why He personally watches over and cares for His masterpiece, by His almighty power according to His infinite wisdom, with diligence and jealousy.

And at great personal cost God acted to redeem His once pure and perfect creation, now groaning under the corruption introduced to it by sin.

With God nothing is "just business." Everything is personal. God takes personally everything you and I do, say, and think.


Posted September 25

When...Eric Harris was autopsied, the medical examiner found that under his black trench coat the boy had on a white t-shirt emblazoned with a peculiar slogan. The slogan was "Natural Selection."

It was later reported but little commented upon that, on his website, Harris had written, among other paeans to the Darwinian mechanism, "Natural SELECTION!!!!! [expletive] it's the best thing that ever happened to the earth. Getting rid of all the stupid and weak organisms...but its all natural!!! YES!" — Randy J. Guliuzza, P.E., M.D., Acts and Facts vol. 51 no. 5

Eric Harris was one of the assailants in the A.D. 1999 massacre at Columbine High School in Colorado.


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