Thursday, January 08, 2015

Poor sermon, and other quotes

"If you believe what you like in the gospel, and reject what you don’t like, it is not the gospel you believe, but yourself." -- Augustine of Hippo

"That very church which the world likes best is sure to be that which God abhors." -- Charles Spurgeon

"It is a poor sermon that gives no offence; that neither makes the hearer displeased with himself nor with the preacher." -- George Whitefield

"How can someone scripturally exhort if he has no taught those things which form the basis of biblical exhortation?" -- Albert N. Martin

"Unless we have the spirit of the prophets resting upon us, the mantle which we wear is nothing but a rough garment to deceive." -- Charles H. Spurgeon

"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it." -- Aristotle

"Consistency is a virtue; but it is not the only virtue, and people who have never changed their minds may have simply stopped thinking." -- Richard S. Arnold

"Simplicity is an acquired taste. Mankind, left free, instinctively complicates life." -- Katharine Fullerton Gerould

"It's better to walk alone, than with a crowd going in the wrong direction." -- Lynn Connell (and it's even better to find some going in the right direction and walk with them.)

"There is no way to re-enchant our lives in a disenchanted culture except by becoming renegades from that culture and planting the seeds for a new one." -- Thomas Moore in The Re-Enchantment of Everyday Life (Thanks, Will)

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