Friday, March 24, 2017

It is simply impossible, and other quotes

The posting of quotes by human authors does not constitute agreement with either the quotes or their sources. (I try to confirm the sources that I give, but may miss on occasion; please verify if possible.)

"It is simply impossible to alleviate poverty—in its fullest sense—apart from the local church." -- Brian Fikkert

"We have demonized those who produce, subsidized those who refuse to produce, and canonized those who complain. " -- Thomas Sowell

"The Bible is eternal. You’re the one that’s irrelevant." -- Copied

"We are so little reconciled to time that we are even astonished at it. “How he’s grown!” we exclaim, “How time flies!” – as though the universal form of our experience were again and again a novelty. It is as strange as if a fish were repeatedly surprised at the wetness of water. And that would be strange indeed; unless of course the fish were destined to become, one day, a land animal." -- C. S. Lewis

"If I have learned anything in 35 or 40 years of teaching, it is that students don’t learn everything I teach them. What they learn is what I am excited about, the kinds of things I emphasize again and again and again and again." -- D. A. (Don) Carson

"There is no thought so deep God cannot know; nothing so hard God cannot do; nowhere so far God cannot be; and no one so lost God cannot save."

"Our duty as stewards ‘to be found faithful’ does not depend upon whether we have religious freedom or not."

"Baptist love for liberty often creates the sounds of war when closer examination reveals a fireworks display." -- Paige Patterson

"God is not riding the backs of donkeys or elephants. He doesn’t take sides, He takes over." -- Tony Evans

"Where the Bible speaks, we must be emphatic. Where the Bible is silent, we must be cautious."

"Religious liberty is not a government ‘benefit,’ but a natural and inalienable right granted by God." -- Russell Moore

"The church should not resort to the civil power to carry on its work. The gospel of Christ contemplates spiritual means alone for the pursuit of its ends." -- Baptist Faith and Message

"The practical effect of the stress upon ‘soul competency’ as the cardinal doctrine of the Baptists was to make every man’s hat his own church." -- Winthrop S. Hudson, Baptists in Transition, p. 142

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