Favorite Quotation (religious nature)

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  1. Dr. Bob

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    Not looking for humor here, just a favorite quotation from a Christian author or one that is spiritual in nature.

    Why? Just came across Luther's vindication for his use of strong language (he was famous for 4-letter words and scatological references)

    "A mind conscious of truth cannot always endure the obstinate and willfully blind enemies of truth."

    Ouch. Others?
     
  2. Charlotte Marcel

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    "It is kindness in a person, not beauty, which wins our love."
    Annonymous

    "Forgiveness is the final form of love."
    Reinhold Niebuhr (also authored the Serenity Prayer)

    "I believe in laughter. I think it's food for the soul."
    Tommy Lasorda

    "Within every adversity lies a slumbering possibility."
    Robert H. Schuller

    "Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves."
    Sir James Matthew Barrie
     
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    The chief modern rival of Christianity is "liberalism." An examination of the teachings of liberalism will show that at every point the liberal movement is in opposition to the Christian message.

    by J. Gresham Machen (1881-1937)
     
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    My favourite expression is: "He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose." Jim Elliot

    Then, "The smallest deed is better than the greatest intention." (forget the source)

    And, We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light." Plato

    The actor, after reading the 23rd Psalm said, "My friends, I have reached your eyes and ears, but the minister has reached your hearts. The difference is this; I know the 23rd Psalm, but he knows the Shepherd. (unknown source)

    Cheers,

    Jim
     
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    "Humor is a proof of faith."
    Charles M. Schulz

    "Humor is mankind's greatest blessing"
    Mark Twain

    "Nothing shows a man's charachter more than what he laughs at."
    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

    "All that I have seen readies me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen."
    Ralph Waldo Emerson

    This is one of my favorites: [​IMG]
    "Kindness is Christianity with it's working clothes on."
    Anonymous

    "It is far better to forgive and forget than to resent and remember"
    Anonymous
     
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    I hope that I get this the right way round....
    Sin causes a man to cease from prayer - and prayer causes a man to cease from sin. Spurgeon
     
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    "When I first became a Christian, about fourteen years ago, I thought that I could do it on my own, by retiring to my rooms and reading theology, and I wouldn't go to the churches and Gospel Halls;... I disliked very much their hymns, which I considered to be fifth-rate poems set to sixth-rate music. But as I went on I saw the great merit of it. I came up against different people of quite different education, and then gradually my conceit just began peeling off. I realized that the hymns (Which were just sixth rate music) were, nevertheless, being sung with devotion and benefit by an old saint in elastic-side boots in the opposite pew, and then you realize that you aren't fit to clean those boots. It gets you out of your solitary conceit."

    -- C.S. Lewis, God in the Dock
     
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    "One can change the world by changing a single human heart, for if you change the heart, you change the home, if you change the home you change the community, if you change the community, you can change the world, all by changing a single human heart." --Confucious
     
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    "Information without meditation brings no transformation."

    "If you look within, you'll have heartaches.
    If you look without, you'll have heartbreaks.
    If you look up, you'll have blessings."

    "I am constantly becoming more of whatever I am today."

    "If you want to walk on the water...you've got to get out of the boat."

    "If it's in your well, it will come up in your bucket." This is a paraphrase of Matthew 13:34. "...For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh."

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    "I am a creature of a day. I am a spirit come from God, and returning to God. I want to know one thing: the way to heaven. God himself has condescended to teach me the way. He has written it down in a book. Oh, give me that book! At any price give me the book of God. Let me be a man of one book."

    John Wesley
     
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    "When Christ bids a man, He bids him 'Come and die!"
    - Deitrich Bonhoeffer
     
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    "True Christianity is nothing but the continual dependence upon God through Christ for all life, light,and virtue; and the false religion of Satan is to seek that goodness from any other source."
    William Law, "The Power of the Spirit"
     
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    "Election, so far from undermining evangelism, under-girds it, for it provides the only hope of its succeeding in its aim."
    James I. Packer
     
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    "Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta, Epsilon . . . Luther is learning Greek and God is about to change the world!"

    Scott Hafemann
     
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    "Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws."
    - Plato (427-347 B.C.)

    "Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake."
    - Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821)

    "The difference between 'involvement' and 'commitment' is like an eggs-and-ham breakfast: the chicken was 'involved' - the pig was 'committed'."
    - unknown
     
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    (Regarding the term "Evangelicalism") "...Now there's a word that covers a multitude of sins."
    -Vance Havner
     
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    God doesn't call the qualified, He qualifies the called.

    Pete
     
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    Regarding the Bible" "This book will keep you from sin, and sin will keep you from this book"

    "My strength is made strong in weakness"

    "Anyone can be thankful in good times, a true testiment of faith is being thankful in the bad."
     
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    "Conscience, that had slept so long, began to awake, and I began to reproach myself with my past life, in which I had so evidently, by uncommon wickedness, provoked the justice of God to lay me under uncommon strokes, and to deal with me in so vindictive a manner"--- Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe.
     
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    Great one, Michael, I would not have thought of looking in DaFoe's writing for a good quotation! :cool:
     

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