Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Quotes of the Week

Most professing Christians today seem to believe that tolerance is the godliest virtue of all. One must wonder why God ever bothered to create Hell, because it seems hardly anyone will ever go there. - John Wesley

Government is not a solution to our problem: government is the problem. - Ronald Reagan

If religious books are not widely circulated among the masses in this country, I do not know what is going to become of us as a nation. If truth be not diffused, then error will be. If God and His Word are not known and received, the devil and his works will gain the ascendency. If the evangelical volume does not reach every hamlet, the pages of a corrupt and licentious literature will. If the power of the gospel is not felt throughout the length and breadth of this land, anarchy and misrule, degradation and misery, corruption and darkness will reign without mitigation or end. - Daniel Webster

Prisons are in the interest of the free. Hell is the safeguard of Heaven. A State that cannot punish crime is doomed; and a God who tolerates evil is not good. Deny me my Biblical revelation of the anger of God, and I am insecure in the universe. But reveal to me this Throne established, occupied by One whose heart is full of tenderness, Whose bowels yearn with love; then I am assured He will not tolerate that which blights and blasts and damns; but will destroy it, and all its instruments, in the interest of that which is high and noble and pure. - G. Campbell Morgan

Exposing error is most unpopular work. But from every true standpoint, it is worthwhile work. To our Saviour, it means that He receives from us, His blood-bought ones, the loyalty that is His due. To ourselves, if we consider "the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures of Egypt," it insures future reward, a thousandfold. And to souls "caught in the snare of the fowler"- how many of them God only knows- it may mean light and life, abundant and everlasting. - H. A. Ironside

God is greater than our circumstances, our setbacks, our disappointments, and our opposition. He is bigger than anything and everything else in our lives. No matter how depressing life may seem, the God who has called us is the same great god who is able to sustain us. If we take our eyes off our circumstances and fasten them firmly on God, then we will be strengthened to rise to our task and to achieve true success: steadfast obedience to God. - Ray C. Stedman

Most of us are in the habit of blaming God, either directly or indirectly, for whatever happens to us. Our attitude is, "I do my best! I try hard, and still these things happen! It's not fair, and since God is in charge of justice, then it must be His fault that unfair things happen to me!" But is God unfair? The apostle Paul states the truth of the matter: "Let God be true, and every man a liar" (Rom. 3:4). It is impossible for God to be wrong. It is impossible for human beings to be more just than God, because our very sense of justice is derived from Him! If not for God, we wouldn't even know what justice and fairness are! It is impossible for human beings to be more compassionate than God, for our feelings of compassion come from Him. We cannot possibly judge God. - Ray C. Stedman

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