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Great Quotes

19 Mar

Some quotes I found.

A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.

-Charles Spurgeon

 

A dog barks when his master is attacked. I would be a coward if I saw that  God’s truth is attacked and yet would remain silent.

-John Calvin

 

If you believe what you like in the gospels, and reject what you don’t like,  it is not the gospel you believe, but yourself.

-Augustine

 

 

 

 
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7 responses to “Great Quotes

    • Kimmy

      March 21, 2013 at 11:31 AM

      Thanks!

       
  1. tsizzles

    March 19, 2013 at 3:20 PM

    1st quote: because it’s benefit is often what is forgotten in the process. The temporary pain of the truth and profiting pleasure it brings is traded for the temporary pleasure and the prolonged pain the lie has hidden with it.

    2nd quote: because of how loud the world barks the division of God’s truth and diminishes it’s value by not recognizing it as absolute. Fear of being disliked by the world could be a decent reason for not being able to courageously defend His truth when it’s attacked.

    3rd quote: Couldn’t agree more. Isogesis (the process of interpreting the Scriptures however you please, instead of letting them speak for themselves) is a huge problem amongst many believers and nonbelievers today.

     
    • Kimmy

      March 19, 2013 at 4:14 PM

      Thank you for commenting! I agree that fear of being disliked by the world is a reason for not defending God’s Word, but it is not a good reason. Believers must learn to value God’s opinion more than man’s. In the end, man’s opinion isn’t going to matter one iota.

       
      • tsizzles

        March 20, 2013 at 1:26 AM

        True. The only question is, how much of God’s opinion actually matters? Since some believers don’t know God on a deep level, His opinion often isn’t valued as much because He isn’t valued equally in return.

        When they deposit little understanding about God to Him they expect Him to give them high percentage returns on their investment! First they need to know how relationships work and develop (love flow) only then will make informed decisions about their investment (usually resulting in them loving God enough to understand Him enough to value His Word more than anything else).

         
      • Kimmy

        March 20, 2013 at 2:43 PM

        It definitely is a learning process! Even mature believers can fall into sin and remain silent when the truth is being crushed. A true believer will grow in grace and righteousness as they learn to trust God and His opinions.

         
      • tsizzles

        March 22, 2013 at 8:13 AM

        Yes, especially through a continually growing relationship.

         
 
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