Friday, March 03, 2017

English can be weird, and other quotes

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"English can be weird, though it can be understood through tough thorough thought." -- copied

"It's not what you do, but what has been done for you." -- copied

"People are more likely to be right in what they affirm than in what they deny." -- F. D. Maurice

"To see the dull indifference, the negligent and thoughtless air that sits upon the faces of a whole assembly, while the psalm is upon their lips, might even tempt a charitable observer to suspect the fervency of their inward religion." -- Isaac Watts

"When we worship together as a community of living Christians, we do not worship alone. We worship with all the company of heaven." – Marianne H. Micks

"The baptism of young children is, in my estimation, one of evangelicalism’s most tragic departures from sound doctrine." -- Justin Peters

"Due process guarantees a fair trial, not a good bargain." -- Neil Gorsuch

"I cannot shape truth; I know of no such thing as paring off the rough edges of a doctrine." -- Charles Haddon Spurgeon

"The giant in front of you is never bigger than the God who is in you." -- copied

"Churches can’t organize their way out of a mess. They must agonize before the Lord until He brings them out of the mess." -- William F. Harrell

"Rage is not a policy." -- Tom Brokaw

"Life is about all of us, not one of us." -- Chris Edmonds

"God, who is good and does good, expresses good anger for a good cause." -- David Powlison

"If you read history you will find that the Christians who did most for the present world were just those who thought most of the next. The Apostles themselves, who set on foot the conversion of the Roman Empire, the great men who built up the Middle Ages, the English Evangelicals who abolished the Slave Trade, all left their mark on Earth, precisely because their minds were occupied with Heaven. It is since Christians have largely ceased to think of the other world that they have become so ineffective in this." -- C. S. Lewis

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