Thought Provoking Quotes

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Affliction:

"The greatest affliction of life is never to be afflicted." (Anonymous)
"Great trials seem to be necessary preparation for great duties." (Thompson)
"For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal." (Apostle Paul - 2 Corinthians 4:17, 18)

Adultery:

"We recognize adultery in the slums, but not in Hollywood. Illegitimacy has become respectable and is subsidized by the welfare state." (Vance Havner)

Atheism:

"Atheism in not simply beyond reason, it is contrary to reason." (Dave Hunt)
"Atheism is rather in the lip than in the heart of man." (Bacon)


Bible

"The Bible is a supernatural book and can be understood only by supernatural aid."   (A. W. Tozer)

Change

"Things will never be the same - they could actually turn out better." (Jan Johnson)
"Change is a process not an event." (Barbara Johnson)

"The world changes - circumstances change, we change - but God's Word never changes" 
(Warren W.   Wiersbe)
"Nothing paralyzes our lives like the attitude that things can never change.   We need to remind
ourselves that God can change things...outlook determines outcome.   If we see only the problems, we will be defeated; but if we see the possibilities in the problems, we can have victory." 
(Warren W.   Wiersbe)

Choices

"We may not be responsible for all the things that happen to us, but we are responsible for the ways we react when they do happen." (unknown)

 "It is never right to do wrong. It is never wrong to do right." (Robert Flatt)

"Choices not chance determine your destiny." (Barbara Johnson)


Choices


"Choose to love rather than hate,
Choose to smile rather than frown,
Choose to build rather than destroy,
Choose to  persevere rather than quit,
Choose to praise rather than gossip,

Choose to heal rather than wound,
Choose to give rather than grasp,
Choose to go rather than delay,
Choose to forgive rather than curse,
Choose to pray rather than despair." (unknown)

Christian (on being a)

"Christianity means to the merchant that he should be honest; to the judge it means that he should be just; to the servant, that he should be faithful; to the school boy, that he should be diligent; to the street-sweeper, that he should sweep clean; to every worker, that his work shall be well done." (Anon)

"For what constitutes a Christian is not; accepting the Christian’s creed, but accepting Christ as Savior and Lord. It is a question of personal loyalty and love." (Sir Robert Anderson)

Christianity

"The only way to keep to keep Christianity out of the school system is to keep Christians out of it." (Harold Wiltz)

"The church is so subnormal that if it ever got back to the New Testament normal it would seem to people to be abnormal." (Vance Havner)

"The complacency of Christians is the scandal of Christianity."    (A. W. Tozer)

Church

"Most people would not want to live where there are no churches but many people live as though there were no churches." (Vance Havner)

"In other days people chose a church on the basis of their doctrinal convictions. Now, lacking doctrinal convictions, they chose for social reasons."  (Vance Havner)


Circumstances

"Real contentment must come from within. You and I can not change or control the world around us, but we can change and control the world within us." (Warren W. Wiersbe)              

"Faith has nothing to do with circumstances, it deals entirely with the Word of God." (Mrs. Charles E. Cowman)

Complaining

"Strong minds suffer without complaining; weak minds complain without suffering." (Mrs. Charles E. Cowman)


Comfort

"We feel comforted and renewed when we help others" (Jan Johnson)

Country

Our forefathers came to certain conclusions and decided upon certain courses of action which have been a great blessing to the world. Before we can understand their conclusions we must go back and review the course which they followed. We must think the thoughts which they thought. Their intellectual life centered around the meeting-house. They were intent upon religious worship. While there were always among them men of deep learning, and later those who had comparatively large possessions, the mind of the people was not so much engrossed in how much they knew, or how much they had, as in how they were going to live. While scantily provided with other literature, there was a wide acquaintance with the Scriptures. Over a period as great as that, which measures the existence of our independence, they were subject to this discipline not only in their religious life and educational training, but also in their political thought. They were a people who came under the influence of a great spiritual development and acquired a great moral power.

No other theory is adequate to explain or comprehend the Declaration of Independence. It is the product of the spiritual insight of the people. We live in an age of science and of abounding accumulation of material things. These did not create our Declaration. Our Declaration created them. The things of the spirit come first. Unless we cling to that, all our material prosperity, overwhelming though it may appear, will turn to a barren scepter in our grasp. If we are to maintain the great heritage which has been bequeathed to us, we must be like minded as the fathers who created it. We must not sink into a pagan materialism. We must cultivate the reverence which they had for the things that are holy."
 (Calvin Coolidge, The Inspiration of the Declaration of Independence, July 5, 1926

Convictions

"There is a streak of stubbornness in a man's makeup that is often mistaken for religious conviction." (Ronald Bridges)

Creation

"The probability of life originating from an accident is comparable to the probability of the unabridged dictionary resulting from an explosion in a printing shop." (Edwin Conklin)

Error

"You don't endorse error, you allow it." (Jack Hyles)

Experience

"There's only one thing more painful then learning by experience and that is not learning from experience." (Barbara Johnson)

Faith

"Faith makes the uplook good, the outlook bright, the inlook favorable, and the future glorious." (V. Raymond Edman)

"Without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him."  (Hebrews 11:6)

"God raises the level of the impossible." (Corrie Ten Boom)

"He that knows nothing will believe anything." (Thomas Fuller)

“Sight is not faith, and hearing is not faith, neither is feeling faith; but believing when we neither see, hear, nor feel is faith; and everywhere the Bible tells us our salvation is to be by faith. Therefore we must believe before we feel, and often against our feelings, if we would honor faith.” (Hannah Whitall Smith)

"It is not faith and works; it is not faith or works; it is faith that works."   (Anonymous)

"Faith is not a sense, nor sight, nor reason, but taking God at His word."  (Evans)

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