2008 Quotes of the Week

Posted January 6

"Glory to God in highest heaven,
Who unto man His Son hath given;
While angels sing with tender mirth,
A glad new year to all the earth." — Martin Luther

Posted January 13

"In the blessed union of Christ and His Church, there is eternal humility and eternal exaltation. The former is in the everlasting incarnation: 'Jesus Christ the same yesterday, today, and forever'. The latter is in the destiny of the Church: ruling forever with the exalted Christ on His throne."

Posted January 20

"It is your belief about yourself, reality, and God which motivates your behaviors. Any real change can only occur on this level." — David E. Longacre

Posted January 27

"The modern retreatist has reduced the Christian Faith to an existential panacea, the church to a psychotherapeutic clinic, and the Christian to self-absorbed religious consumer." — Andrew Sandlin

Posted February 3

"Prosperity is the blessing of the Old Testament; adversity is the blessing of the New." — Francis Bacon

Posted February 10

"Think like a man of action, and act like a man of thought." — Henri L. Bergson

Posted February 17

"One thing the national news media will always ignore is the practice of lawful self-defense. For example, most people are probably not aware of the fact that American citizens use a firearm to defend themselves more than 2.4 million times EVERY YEAR. That is more than 6,500 times EVERY DAY. This means that, each year, firearms are used 60 times more often to protect the lives of honest citizens than to take lives." — Chuck Baldwin

Posted February 24

Defintion of a WORLD VIEW - "A network of presuppositions which are not tested by natural science and in terms of which all experience is related and interpreted." — Greg Bahnsen

Posted March 2

"A Christian will not do even ordinary things without sanctifying them first. He dedicates himself, his person, and his actions to God, and looks for God's hand in all things. A fleshly minded person sees a purpose only in what he himself does. But a Christian looks for God's higher purposes. He will see God in adversities and afflictions, working to make him humble. In fact, the Christian makes everything a spiritual matter. He or she knows that all things great and small are ordained by a loving heavenly Father." — R. Sibbes, paraphrased

Posted March 9

"Government schooling is the most radical adventure in history. It kills the family by monopolizing the best times of childhood and by teaching disrespect for home and parents." — John Taylor Gatto

Posted March 16

"...here we are advanced to a higher form in God's school, and have books put into our hands wherein are many things dark and hard to be understood, which we do not apprehend the meaning of so suddenly and so certainly as we could wish, the study of which requires a more close application of mind, a greater intenseness of thought, and the accomplishing of a diligent search, which yet the treasure hid in them, when it is found, will abundantly recompense." — Matthew Henry, in the preface to his commentaries on Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and the Song of Solomon

Posted March 23

"If the first Christians had not believed that Christ rose from the dead there would have been no church and no New Testament. If Christianity had been founded merely on the moral teaching of Jesus, it would no doubt have flourished for a short time as a well-meaning deviation from orthodox Judaism. It would quickly have lost its identity amid the innumerable varieties of religion and philosophy which occupied the minds of the ancient world." — Source Unknown

Posted March 30

"Horse Racing is said to be the sport of kings. The sport of slinging mud has, however, a wider following. Pillorying the Puritans, in particular, has long been a popular pastime both sides of the Atlantic, and most people's image of Puritanism still has on it much disfiguring dirt that needs to be scraped off." — J.I. Packer

Posted April 6

"The folly of lawlessness is abundantly clear to one who has dealt constructively with God but totally invisible to one who hasn't." — James A. Smith

Posted April 13

"The indwelling Christ does not occupy a rocking chair, remaining idle within the heart." — Given O. Blakely

Posted April 20

"The earth is supposed to be saved by the community. But the community that has stopped being what it is will be hopelessly lost. The call of Jesus Christ means being the salt of the earth or being destroyed. It means following Christ..." — Dietrich Bonhoeffer, in Discipleship

Posted April 27

"Just as old or bleary-eyed men and those with weak vision, if you thrust before them a most beautiful volume, even if they recognize it to be some sort of writing, yet can scarcely construe two words, but with the aid of spectacles will begin to read distinctly; so Scripture, gathering up the otherwise confused knowledge of God in our minds, having dispersed our dullness, clearly shows us the true God." — John Calvin

Posted May 4

"Language is the apparel in which your thoughts parade in public. Never clothe them in vulgar and shoddy attire." — George W. Crane

Posted May 11

"You take issue with animals talking. Given atheist/evolutionary assumptions, you're an animal, and you're talking! You find the miracles of the Bible ridiculous, and yet you believe that the universe came into existence from pre-existing matter that at one time was concentrated into an object (that no one ever saw) about the size of a marble. You also believe that this super-heated inorganic, sterile material exploded, and in time brought forth organic life with mind, logic, morality, and billions of talking animals like yourself. So please don't lecture me until you solve the inherent problems of your own theory." — Gary DeMar, correspondence with a skeptic

Posted May 18

"Duty is ours...results are God's." — John Quincy Adams

Posted May 25

"We are going to win, because they love life and we love death," said Hassan Nasrallah, the leader of Hezbollah.

He has also said: "Each of us lives his days and nights hoping more than anything to be killed for the sake of Allah."

Shortly after 9/11, Osama bin Laden told a reporter: "We love death. The U.S. loves life. That is the big difference between us."

"The Americans love Pepsi-Cola, we love death," explained Afghani al Qaeda operative Maulana Inyadullah.

Sheik Feiz Mohammed, leader of the Global Islamic Youth Center in Sydney, Australia, preached: "We want to have children and offer them as soldiers defending Islam. Teach them this: There is nothing more beloved to me than wanting to die as a mujahid."

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said in a speech: "It is the zenith of honor for a man, a young person, boy or girl, to be prepared to sacrifice his life in order to serve the interests of his nation and his religion."

Posted June 1

"To meditate in God's word is to discourse with ourselves concerning the great things contained in it, with a close application of mind, a fixedness of thought, till we be suitably affected with those things and experience the savour and power of them in our hearts." — Matthew Henry, commenting on the First Psalm

Posted June 8

"Live as though Christ died yesterday, rose from the grave today, and is coming back tomorrow." — Theodore Epp, founding director and speaker of the Back to the Bible radio program

Posted June 15

"Every Pharaoh needs a Joseph, every David needs a Nathan, every Herod needs a John the Baptist, every Ahab needs an Elijah, and every Saul needs a Samuel." — Pastor Dr. Joseph Sserwadda

Posted June 22

"Those who refuse to trust God and believe His truth, inescapably put their trust in man and adopt false belief systems. 'He who sits in the heavens laughs, The LORD scoffs at them' (Psalm 2:4). God turns their own ways into a snare and a pitfall to them. In due time He makes the foolishness of their doctrine plain for all to see."

Posted June 29

"The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart." — Benjamin Franklin

Posted July 6

"It is absolutely safe to say that, if you meet somebody who claims not to believe in evolution, that person is ignorant, stupid, or insane (or wicked, but I'd rather not consider that)." — Richard Dawkins (Dawkins is an outspoken a-Theist who occupies the "Charles Simonyi Chair in the Public Understanding of Science" at Oxford University.)

Posted July 13

"This most beautiful system of the sun, planets, and comets, could only proceed from the counsel and dominion of an intelligent and powerful Being...This Being governs all things, not as the soul of the world, but as Lord over all; and on account of his dominion he is wont to be called Lord God PANTOKRATOR, or Universal Ruler..." — Sir Isaac Newton

Posted July 20

"An envious man waxeth lean with the fatness of his neighbors. Envy is the daughter of pride, the author of murder and revenge, the beginner of secret sedition and the perpetual tormentor of virtue. Envy is the filthy slime of the soul; a venom, a poison, or quicksilver which consumeth the flesh and drieth up the marrow of the bones." — Socrates

Posted July 27

"The world's history is a divine poem of which the history of every nation is a canto and every man a word. Its strains have been pealing along down the centuries, and though there have been mingled the discords of warring cannon and dying men, yet to the Christian philosopher and historian – the humble listener – there has been a divine melody running through the song which speaks of hope and halcyon days to come." — James A. Garfield

Posted August 31

"In early democracies, as in American democracy at the time of its birth, all individual human rights were granted because man is God's creature. That is, freedom was given to the individual conditionally, in the assumption of his constant religious responsibility. Such was the heritage of the preceding thousand years.

Two hundred or even fifty years ago, it would have seemed quite impossible, in America, that an individual could be granted boundless freedom simply for the satisfaction of his instincts or whims. Subsequently, however, all such limitations were discarded everywhere in the West; a total liberation occurred from the moral heritage of Christian centuries with their great reserves of mercy and sacrifice. State systems were becoming increasingly and totally materialistic. The West ended up by truly enforcing human rights, sometimes even excessively, but man's sense of responsibility to God and society grew dimmer and dimmer.

In the past decades, the legalistically selfish aspect of Western approach and thinking has reached its final dimension and the world wound up in a harsh spiritual crisis and a political impasse. All the glorified technological achievements of Progress, including the conquest of outer space, do not redeem the Twentieth century's moral poverty which no one could imagine even as late as in the Nineteenth Century." — Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, speech at Harvard University in 1978 A.D. Solzhenitsyn died on August 3, 2008 A.D. at the age of 89.

Posted September 7

"If we would talk less and pray more about them, things would be better than they are in the world; at least, we should be better enabled to bear them." — John Owen

Posted September 14

"Despite having developed incredible means of communication, our culture really has very little to say. The choice is always style over substance. Beauty is everything, so we think movie stars have opinions worth listening to. A miracle of modern technology like an ipod is pumped full of disposable music and B-grade TV. We babble to fill the silence left by the departure of a very literate God." — Michael Bull

Posted September 21

"O come! And kiss the Son, by believing in Him, and applying the benefits of this glorious transaction to yourself; and be who you will, if you kiss and embrace the Son, you shall find the glorious attributes of God kissing and embracing you, and hugging you in their arms, as a darling of heaven and a favourite in the house of God." — Ralph Erskine

Posted September 28

"Everyone carries a part of society on his shoulders, no one is relieved of his share of responsibility by others. And no one can find a safe way for himself if society is sweeping towards destruction. Therefore everyone, in his own interest, must thrust himself vigorously into the intellectual battle." — Ludwig von Mises

Posted October 6

"The gospel is the power of God unto salvation — Good News that truly changes hearts — and we need to proclaim that message. Politically-driven hostility against our neighbors is not the best way to let the light of the glorious gospel of Christ shine unto them." — Phil Johnson

Posted October 12

"Now, legal plunder can be committed in an infinite number of ways. Thus we have an infinite number of plans for organizing it: tariffs, protection, benefits, subsidies, encouragements, progressive taxation, public schools, guaranteed jobs, guaranteed profits, minimum wages, a right to relief, a right to the tools of labor, free credit, and so on, and so on. All these plans as a whole — with their common aim of legal plunder — constitute socialism." — Frederic Bastiat, 1801-1850

Posted October 19

You have heard it said, "We're losing her, mates! She's going down! It's every man for himself!" But I say to you, what finer moment than when all is sinking down, for the true disciple to look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others? — Captain Everbuoyant Morethan Conqueror of His Majesty's good ship Faith

Posted October 26

"Silence isn't golden. It's yellow." — Former Georgia Senator Zell Miller (in the context of speaking up for righteousness...)

Posted November 2

"Whatever may be conceded to the influence of refined education on minds of peculiar structure, reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle." — George Washington

Posted November 9

"The budget should be balanced. Public debt should be reduced. The arrogance of officialdom should be tempered, and assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed, lest Rome become bankrupt." — Marcus Tullius Cicero, 55 BC

Posted November 16

"Heaven is the day of which grace is the dawn; the rich, ripe fruit of which grace is the lovely flower; the inner shrine of that most glorious temple to which grace forms the approach and outer court." — Guthrie

Posted November 23

"The comfortable cheerful using of what God has given us, with temperance and sobriety, is really the honouring of God with it. Contentment, holy joy, and thankfulness, make every meal a religious feast." — Matthew Henry, commenting on Deuteronomy 14

Posted November 30

"...we must realize that no arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women. It is a weapon our adversaries in today's world do not have. It is a weapon that we as Americans do have. Let that be understood by those who practice terrorism and prey upon their neighbors...We are a nation under God, and I believe God intended for us to be free." — Ronald Reagan, presidential inaugural address, January 20, 1981 A.D.

Posted December 7

"To Major General Charles George Gordon, C.B., who at all times and everywhere, gave his strength to the weak, his substance to the poor, his sympathy to the suffering, his heart to God." — Unknown

Posted December 14

"The devil has seldom done a cleverer thing than hinting to the church that part of their mission is to provide entertainment for the people, with a view to winning them...providing amusement for the people is nowhere spoken of in the Scriptures as a function of the church...the need is for Biblical doctrine, so understood and felt that it sets men aflame." — C.H. Spurgeon

Posted December 21

"As His mother held Him closely
It was hard to understand
That her Baby, not yet speaking,
Was the Word of God to man."
— from the song "In the First Light", by Glad

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