Monday, May 07, 2018

Our differences, 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.)

"Our differences [as men and women], I am convinced, should not be seen primarily as differences from each other, but as differences for each other." -- Alastair Roberts

"I have absolutely no desire to build the church. That’s not my job. Jesus said, ‘I will build My church,’ and I would rather not compete with Him." -- John MacArthur

"As ministers of the gospel, we are called to faithfulness, not success." -- Steve Weaver

"Some well-meaning theological literateurs, or rather amateur theologians, who patronize religion in their own way, are fain to warn us of the danger of not ‘keeping abreast of the age,’ as if we are imperilling Christianity by not being quite so learned in modern speculations as they are." -- Horatius Bonar

"Never discuss religion or politics with those who hold opinions opposite to yours. They are subjects that heat in handling, until they burn your fingers." -- Thomas Haliburton

"Where Christianity is well-established and culturally ingrained, it’s easier to lose sight of just how revolutionary the church should be." -- Brett McCracken

"Many in our culture seem to be in a contest to see who can be outraged the fastest, and the most, in an effort to prove our moral sensitivity. It’s like we’re looking for new victims just so we can find new offenders to excoriate." -- Jeff Johnson

"Look at the poor Boy Scouts. Picked to death by their enemies. Always kept giving an inch – one at a time. Until finally, they are not even the Boy Scouts." -- Louis LNU

"Do not fall into the trap of reading only those authors with whom you agree because that would reinforce our prejudices." -- Howard Hendricks 

"If you set one trap, you may be setting two; because, the trap you set for others, may also be for you." -- Traditional

"John the Baptist was too early to have been a New Testament Apostle and was too late to have been an Old Testament Prophet." -- Caesar A. W. Clark

"There are religious grasshoppers and church gypsies who never can find a pastor or church good enough for them; who chase favorite preachers and live on samples brought back from Canaan instead of crossing Jordan and living in the Promised Land themselves, packing their notebooks with epigrams, but not hiding the Word in their heart." -- Vance Havner

"Scripture is therefore the perfect and only standard of spiritual truth, revealing infallibly all that we must believe in order to be saved, and all that we must do in order to glorify God." -- John F. McArthur

"Isnt it odd how some maintain a succession of the Lords churches from the days of Christ, but no succession of the Bible for those churches?" -- Lee R. Tillman

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