Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Genealogy, and other quotes

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"Genealogy, begins as an interest, becomes a hobby, continues as an avocation and in the last stages, is an incurable disease." -- Author unknown 

"If at first you don't succeed, find out if the loser gets anything." -- William Lyon Phelps

"None but those who are partakers of a heavenly birth feel heavenly realities to be their choice element, holy things their sweetest meditation, and the solemn worship of God their supreme delight. Look at this mark as a touchstone of divine life; for to be spiritually-minded a man must be spiritual, and to be spiritual he must have received the Spirit and been made a partaker of that 'kingdom of God which is righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost' (Rom. 14:17)." -- J. C. Philpot 

"The materialistic and atheistic scientists of the age conceive of nature's laws without a lawgiver; of a creature without a creator; and stop with the effect, without rising to the cause, which alone affords a rational explanation of the effect." -- Philip Schaff

"A man who confesses his sins to in the presence of a brother knows that he is no longer alone with himself; he experiences the reality of God in the presence of another person." -- Dietrich Bonhoeffer, in Life Together

"Acquaintance with scripture and the leadership of the Holy Spirit are the only things that any pastor or church needs." -- Bart Barber

"People who claim to hunger for truth often don't like the taste once it is served." -- copied

"Each relationship nurtures a strength or weakness within you." -- Mike Murdock

"True religion, rightly received, never made any man uncivil. Courtesy and Christianity agree well together." -- Matthew Henry

"A Christian, living under the Lordship of Christ, should examine every activity, every hobby, every action he takes and see if it glorifies God and serves the purposes of the kingdom." -- Dave Miller

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