Saturday, September 16, 2017

What is communion, 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.)

"What is communion but mutual giving and receiving, the flowing together of two hearts, the melting into one of two wills, the exchange of two loves—each party maintaining its distinct identity, yet being to the other an object of affection and delight?" -- J. C. Philpot

"There is no exegetical warrant for connecting political and social activism in modern American culture with the biblical mandate to love your enemies, execute justice, and love your neighbor." -- Edward Dingess

"Jesus taught the unteachable, touched the untouchable and loved the unlovable." -- copied

"Where the battle rages the loyalty of the soldier is proved; and to be steady on all the battle-field besides is mere flight and disgrace to him if he flinches at that one point." -- Often incorrectly attributed to Martin Luther, but actually from the novel Chronicles of the Schönberg-Cotta Family by Elizabeth Rundle Charles (London: T. Nelson, 1864, p. 276)

"Be not dismayed. There is purpose in your pain, a target for your trials, and an objective in your ordeal." -- copied

"A church has come to a pretty pass when its members believe that they are more likely to get justice from unbelievers than from their own brothers." -- C. K. Barrett, A Commentary on the First Epistle to the Corinthians

"In matters of great damage to ourselves or families, we may use lawful means to right ourselves. We are not bound to sit down and suffer the injury tamely, without stirring for our own relief; but, in matters of small consequence, it is better to put up with the wrong." -- Matthew Henry

"If my soul were sent to hell, God’s righteous law approves it well." -- Isaac Watts

"The popular notion that the first obligation of the church is to spread the gospel to the uttermost parts of the earth is false." Aiden W. Tozer (he points that first they must make certain that they have the gospel)

"Truth is like a torch. The more you shake it, the more it shines." -- From Raleigh Christian Advocate (Raleigh, NC), Vol. XX, No. 37; Wednesday, Sept 23, 1874, p. 1

"Christians should not have a political opinions apart from the Gospel." -- copied

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