Oh Lord my I stand for the truth in such a way that my time is used to bring souls into Your Kingdom? When you come may I rather be able to point to the wheat that I've had the privilege of caring for, than to the pile of tares that I've been able to identify?
- Pilgrim (01/02/2014)
It is not necessary that we should be able to tell where or how we have been converted, but it is important that we should be able to tell that we are converted.
- D.L. Moody
We can stand affliction better than we can prosperity, for in prosperity we forget God.
- D.L. Moody
As dear Dr. Tozer used to say, 'Len, you knew one thing about a man that was carrying a cross out of the city, you knew he wasn't coming back.'
We just come from an altar and we go back the next week and we're as fascinated, we haven't spent a half hour with Jesus but will stay two stinking hours in a movie house......And Paul says that's what the world is to me it's a system of corruption and rottenness and vileness. It's anti-Christ from the word go. Is the world crucified to you tonight? Or does it fascinate you?
- Leonard Ravenhill (From the Revival Hymn)
It was strictly forbidden to preach to other prisoners. It was understood that whoever was caught doing this received a severe beating. A number of us decided to pay the price for the privilege of preaching, so we accepted their [the communists' ] terms. It was a deal; we preached and they beat us. We were happy preaching. They were happy beating us, so everyone was happy.
- Richard Wurmbrand, Tortured For Christ
So firmly does the modern geologist believe in evolution up from simple organisms to complex ones over huge time spans, that he is perfectly willing to use the theory of evolution to prove the theory of evolution [p.128] ... one is applying the theory of evolution to prove the correctness of evolution. For we are assuming that the oldest formations contain only the most primitive and least complex organisms, which is the base assumption of Darwinism ... [p.127] If we now assume that only simple organisms will occur in old formations, we are assuming the basic premise of Darwinism to be correct. To use, therefore, for dating purposes, the assumption that only simple organisms will be present in old formations is to thoroughly beg the whole question. It is arguing in a circle. [p.128]
- Arthur E Wilder-Smith, Man's Origin, Man's destiny: Harold Shaw Publishers, 1968, pp127-8
Cheap grace is the grace we bestow on ourselves. Cheap grace is the preaching of forgiveness without requiring repentance, baptism without church discipline, Communion without confession.... Cheap grace is grace without discipleship, grace without the cross, grace without Jesus Christ, living and incarnate.
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Be of good comfort, Master Ridley, and play the man! We shall this day light such a candle, by God's grace, in England, as I trust shall never be put out.
- H. Latimer (16 Oct 1555), while being burnt at the stake with Ridley.
I've never tried to be controversial. The truth is controversial enough.
- Keith Green
I may no longer depend on pleasant impulses to bring me before the Lord. I must rather respond to principles I know to be right, whether I feel them to be enjoyable or not.
- Jim Elliott