This page was last updated November 27, 2019. “Without dispute, God is to be obeyed rather than man; and although we must obey man for God, we must never obey man against God.”–Rev. Jeremy Taylor; DD., 1835.
The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun. Is there any thing whereof it may be said, See, this is new? it hath been already of old time, which was before us. Ecclesiastes 1:9-10.
Thanksgiving Day: “The thing we should be most grateful for is the salvation that Jesus provided for us through His sacrifice on the cross for our sins.”—Dr. David Reagan; November 27, 2019.
How is a ‘Christian Nation’ defined? “Whereas the Bible, the Word of God, has made a unique contribution in shaping the United States as a distinctive and blessed nation and people…Now, therefore, be it resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the President is authorized and requested to designate 1983 as a national “Year of the Bible” in recognition of both the formative influence the Bible has been for our Nation, and our national need to study and apply the teachings of the Holy Scriptures.”—The 97th Congress & President Ronald Reagan; “The Year of the Bible.”
If Jesus returned today, are you ready to meet Him? N27WC.
“Unanswered prayers are not unheard prayers.”—J.R. Miller; 1899.
“World history can be summed up in one sentence. The nations that blessed Israel were blessed of God, and the nations that cursed Israel were cursed of God.” Please review Genesis 12:31—Pastor John Hagee.
“Angels meet us at the beginning of the Bible, at its close and almost everywhere in between.”—Herbert Lockyer. ¹
“There are clearly more angels than there are human beings.”—Thomas Aquinas; 1224-1274. ¹
“God is constantly justified in the responsibilities He has placed upon us for preserving life, both material and spiritual, and in withholding from us the power to decide whether or not a little child is worthy to live or die.”—The Expositor; Vol. 20; No. 229; October, 1918. ¹
“If Trump goes down, America goes down; The war on Trump is a war on America.”—Pastor Scott Lively.
“There is only one reason the devil is leading such relentless attacks and falsehoods against President Trump. It’s because his (presumably) two terms in office are nothing if not a spiritual battle on a much higher plain of good vs. evil than you and I see.”—Rev. Mychal Massie.
“In America we don’t worship government, we worship God.”—President Donald J. Trump. ¹
“As Christians, we should pray and cast our ballot for the candidates who most closely align with biblical principles, who are pro-life, and who support religious freedom. If Christians are absent or silent at elections, progressives and those who stand for godless secularism, regardless of party label, will take over key leadership roles and influence our communities and our country. Don’t miss your chance to let your voice be heard.”—Rev. Franklin Graham.
“Trump is proving to be the most fearless pro-life president in history.”—Marc A. Thiessen.
“The Holy Spirit, both in the Old and the New Testament, spoke of a general turning from the faith of Christ, and the pure worship of God. This should come during the Christian dispensation, for those are called the latter days.”—Matthew Henry. ◊ “The sixth dispensation, the one in which we now live, is the Dispensation of Grace. It began with the New Covenant in Christ’s blood (Luke 22:20). This “Age of Grace” or “Church Age” occurs between the 69th and 70th week of Daniel 9:24. It starts with the coming of the Spirit on the Day of Pentecost and ends with the Rapture of the church (1 Thessalonians 4). This dispensation is worldwide and includes both Jews and the Gentiles. Man’s responsibility during the Dispensation of Grace is to believe in Jesus, the Son of God (John 3:18). In this dispensation the Holy Spirit indwells believers as the Comforter (John 14:16-26). This dispensation has lasted for almost 2,000 years, and no one knows when it will end. We do know that it will end with the Rapture of all born-again believers from the earth to go to heaven with Christ. Following the Rapture will be the judgments of God lasting for seven years.”—Source: “What are the Seven Dispensations?”⇒ GotQuestions?
“A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend upon the support of Paul.”—George Bernard Shaw.
…”The most sobering thing to keep in mind is that all the recent polls reveal that only 9% of Americans have a biblical worldview, and only 15% of professing Christians can be characterized as “Bible-believing.”—Dr. David Reagan. ¹ ∴ Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. Matthew 7:13-14
“The “b” in debt is silent, but presumably was stuck there to supply the sting.”—Fergus Falls (Minn.) Journal; “Buy gas cheerfully. Think of the great philanthropies your money makes possible.”—Huntington (Ill.) Herald; “Did you ever notice the promptness with which candidates on a national ticket begin to go to Church?”–Baltimore American; “One reason so many poets are poor is that there are so many poor poets.”–Florence Herald; “Speaking of France, one is reminded of the old saying that when a man loans money to a friend he is very apt to lose not only the money but the friend.”—The Argus; Quotes from The University of North Dakota, School of Education; 1921.
“BE READY: I beg you to get ready to meet our returning Lord.
What is the way to be ready to meet Jesus? It is the same Jesus that went away from us who is coming, then let us be doing what He was doing before He went away. If it is the same Jesus that is coming, we cannot possibly put ourselves into a posture of which He will better approve than by going about, doing good. If you would meet Him with joy, serve Him with earnestness.
If the Lord Jesus Christ were to come to-day I should like Him to find me at my studying, praying, or preaching. Would you not like Him to find you in your Sunday-school, in your class, or out there at the corner of the street, preaching, or doing whatever you have the privilege of doing in His name? Would you meet your Lord in idleness? Do not think of it.”—Rev. Charles H. Spurgeon; 1834-1892.
Cash is still king in the United States—but for how long? “In a survey of 2,000 Americans, 50 percent said they carry cash less than half the time they’re out, and when they do, 80 percent keep less than $50.”—
“We’ve got Chrislam making its way into our midst which says that Christianity and Islam are compatible, that both the Bible and the Qur’an are holy texts. That there are similar teachings between the two on morals and ethics and that we worship the same god. You know they’ll say that we both worship the God of Abraham and therefore we worship the same God. Now my friends is that true? Absolutely not! The Qur’an and Muslims will tell you that there is no such thing as the Trinity, that’s heresy and that Jesus is absolutely not God…so this is just a bunch of linguistic nonsense trying to argue that Christianity and Islam are compatible. They absolutely–are not compatible.”—Ron Rhodes. Read more here.
“Never draw out others to speak well of you, nor say or think anything of yourself as creditably done. Keep down pride“—Rev. Jeremiah C. Lanphier; 1872.
“Faith in Jesus = Heaven (Life)”—N27WC. ¹
“To those who cite the First Amendment as reason for excluding God from more and more of our institutions and everyday life, may I just say: The First Amendment of the Constitution was not written to protect the people of this country from religious values; it was written to protect religious values from government tyranny.”—Ronald Reagan.
“There cannot be a secret Christian.”—Rev. William J. Reid.
“Let us praise and glorify God—let us do it constantly, cordially, cheerfully, so long as we live; and then, no doubt, we shall do it in heaven for ever.”—Rev. John Wesley.
“Jesus’ return is imminent and is one day closer than yesterday! “—Author Unk.
“One of the greatest duties that we owe our Country, is Prayer for those who are in authority over it.”—Thomas H. Skinner; 1850.
“I assure you, Christian friends, if all the Christian men/women of our country would only take a hand in the political affairs of the nation, bringing with them their Christianity and applying its principles and precepts as our great Teacher taught us to apply them, to every transaction and every duty and every vote, we should see a grand clean-up day such as we never dreamed of.”–Lewis Larson; 1912. ¹ ²
“When children are little they make their parents heads ake; and when they are grown up, they make their hearts ake.”—The Prose Epitome; 1792.
Climate Change? “The threat of environmental crisis will be the international disaster key to unlock the New World Order.”–Mikhail Gorbachev; former Soviet Union President; 1996.
Real ‘Climate Change’ comes from God–not man’s wisdom: Psalm 148:8 ◊ Job 37: 11-12 ◊ Psalm 147:16 ◊ Psalm 74:17 ◊ Jeremiah 5:24 ◊ Standing on the Promises of God: Genesis 8:22 →”While the earth remains, and man upon it, there shall be summer and winter. It is plain that this earth is not to remain always. It, and all the works in it, must shortly be burned up; and we look for new heavens and a new earth, when all these things shall be dissolved. But as long as it does remain, God’s providence will cause the course of times and seasons to go on, and makes each to know its place. And on this word we depend, that thus it shall be. We see God’s promises to the creatures made good, and may infer that His promises to all believers shall be so.”–Matthew Henry. † “The order of nature destroyed by the flood, is restored by God’s promise.”–Geneva Study Bible. † Climate Change; A Promise From God.
Viewing God as a ‘good-luck’ charm? “How many people today wear a cross necklace or WWJD bracelet or some other such bobble, not to shamelessly proclaim, “Jesus is Lord,” but because they think God is obligated to shield them from all harm if they just cover themselves in Christian symbols?”–Evangelist Col. Tim Moore, Lamb & Lion Ministries. Read more here.
“We as a nation have turned our back on God. We are in the process of thumbing our nose at the very One who made our nation the greatest one the world has ever known.”–Dr. David Reagan.
“Man hates his own conscience, when it puts him in mind of the law of God.”—Stephen Charnock; BD, 1699. ¹
“Never draw out others to speak well of you, nor say or think anything of yourself as creditably done. Keep down pride“—
- “God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace to the humble.” Abstain from fleshly lusts, that war against the soul.”
- Shut out evil imaginings; Remember that you have to contend with a legion of devils, a heart full of deceit and iniquity, and a world at enmity with God. “Put on, therefore, the whole armor of God.” ¹
- “Continue instant in prayer.” Not only have stated times for closet devotion, but preserve a praying frame of mind through the day. It is a safeguard against temptation of every kind. ¹
- Recommend religion by your cheerful and genial manner at home, by your upright and honorable transactions in business, and by the courtesy and kindness of your social interaction.
Let it be your chief business to cultivate an habitual readiness for the close of life: “The Lord is at hand.”–Rev. Jeremiah C. Lanphier; 1872. Jeremiah (1809-1898) was the Founder and Superintendent of the Fulton Street Prayer-Meeting (which was the beginning of the Great Revival of 1857.) Read more about this world-wide revival here.
“The Father, repeatedly, by a voice from heaven declared that Jesus was His beloved Son. ¹ ² ³ The Word declared that He and the Father were One, and that whoever had seen Him had seen the Father. And the Holy Ghost, who descended from heaven and rested on Christ at His baptism; who had borne witness to Him by all the prophets; and gave testimony to His resurrection and mediatorial office, by the gift of miraculous powers to the apostles; But whether this passage be cited or not, the doctrine of the Trinity in Unity stands equally firm and certain.”—Matthew Henry. ¹
What is time? “There is a vast difference between one day and a thousand years, yet, in the account of God, there is no difference. All things past, present, and future, are ever before Him: the delay of a thousand years cannot be so much to Him, as putting off anything for a day or for an hour is to us.”–Matthew Henry; 1662-1714, re: 2 Peter 3:8
Healing: “Great faith is that faith that recognizes that the authority and the power over disease and sickness are in Jesus Christ of Nazareth–and not in Man. God can do for you what no man can do.”–Oral Roberts; 1952.
“You have a gospel to preach, not a gospel to make; as one who dares not add thereto, or diminish from it, nor make any alteration.”–Matthew Henry; 1662-1714. ¹
The Blessed Home: “Let yours, therefore, be the religious home; and then be sure that God will delight to dwell therein, and His blessing will descend, like the dews of heaven, upon it. Your children shall be like “olive plants around your table,” — the “heritage of the Lord.” Yours will be the home of love and harmony; it shall have the charter of family rights and privileges, the ward of family interests, the palladium of family hopes and happiness.” ¹ —Samuel Philips.
Christian Parenting: “Children are ignorant of Satan’s devices and must be taught, and the responsibility of teaching them rests upon you. Do this work and do it well, and a rich reward of joy will await you in heaven. Eternity is a stern reality, and we should prepare for it. God’s Word says: (Proverbs 22:6) Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, it will not depart from it.”–A.W. Luse; 1920.
“Sympathy is not mere feeling; it is feeling in action.”—The Christian Workers Magazine; Vol. 20; September, 1919.
“Atheism is no more a religion than ‘not collecting stamps’ is a hobby.”–Joe Selko.
“Eternal Life is life without end– Heaven, or Hell. The choice of where we spend eternity– is ours to make.” ¹
“SATAN IS NOT SELF-CREATED: All the power he has, was given to him by God. Granted, his powers are indeed “superhuman”, but NOT “supernatural”—he was created by God—who is both, supernatural and superhuman.” ¹
“The American constitutional system was the first government devised by man that was based upon biblical principles.”–Dr David Reagan.
“I am sorry for the man who does not read the Bible every day.”—President Woodrow Wilson; 1856-1924; 28th President of the United States.
“Whatever my lot, Thou has taught me to say, It is well, it is well with my soul.”–Horatio G. Spafford; 1873. ¹
“Every sin weakens the will power of him that commits it. When man’s will power is gone, then all is lost.”– J.W. Lowber; 1903.
“Without true religion there is no happiness in the present life, and none to be expected in the next.”–General Andrew Jackson; 1767 – 1845; 7th President of the United States; 1829-1837.
“The Bible is the rock on which this Republic rests.”–President Andrew Jackson.
“The best way to secure happiness is to bestow it on others.”–President Andrew Jackson.
“I do not forget that I am a mechanic. I am proud to own it. Neither do I forget that the apostle Paul was a tentmaker; Socrates was a sculptor; and Archimedes was a mechanic.”–President Andrew Jackson; 1767-1845. General Jackson was the 7th President of the United States (from 1829 to 1837). “On January 1, 1835, Jackson paid off the entire national debt, the only time in U.S. history that has been accomplished.” ¹
On Sunday mornings he would say to his guests, “Gentlemen, do what you please in my house; I am going to church.”–President Andrew Jackson; 1767-1845.
“My dear children, do not grieve for me; it is true I am going to leave you; I am well aware of my situation; I have suffered much bodily pain, but my sufferings are but as nothing compared with that which our blessed Saviour endured on that accursed Cross, that we might all be saved who put their trust in Him.”–President Andrew Jackson (on his deathbed) June 8, 1845. ¹
Monday, 6-10-2019: “Supreme Court rejects atheists’ attempt to scrub ‘In God We Trust’ off US currency.” “The Supreme Court rejected an atheist case Monday to remove “In God We Trust,” the national motto, from all coins and currency from the Department of Treasury.”–Caleb Parke; Fox News. → In God we Trust; America’s National Motto.
“When you get discouraged, go find someone who needs your encouragement and encourage them. If you want encouragement, go sow some! I have never heard anyone say that they were encouraged too much.”–Dr. David Jeremiah. ¹
“God’s word is Amen!–man’s word is perhaps.” Alexander Maclaren. ¹
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 ⇒“Life is the most valuable object we possess; and when a man is willing to lay that down for his friends or his country, it shows the utmost extent of love.”–Barnes’ notes on the Bible. ¹
China’s unwavering persecution of Christians: What would happen if the world’s 2+ BILLION Christians elected NOT to purchase anything exported from this country? ◊ 2 Corinthians 6:14 →Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? Commentaries. ¹
”There is no place in the world; so fascinating as a live Bible class.”–D. L. Moody; 1895. N27WC Church Services.
“ATONEMENT IN THE TWO TESTAMENTS: The difference between the atonement, as set forth in the Old Testament and as presented in the New, says D. C. I. Scofield, is that in the former case the sheep died for the shepherd, in the latter, the Shepherd died for the sheep.”–The Christian Workers Magazine; Sept. 1919.
“Whether you’re the mayor of South Bend, the President of the United States, Franklin Graham, or anyone else—it doesn’t matter who you are or what you have done—we’re all guilty and need God’s forgiveness. God is willing to forgive our sins if we will repent (turn from those sins, leave them, go the other direction). If we turn our back on Jesus Christ and such a wonderful salvation, and continue to live in our sins and don’t repent, God will have no choice but to condemn us to an eternity separated from Him at the judgment.”–Rev. Franklin Graham; April 27, 2019.
Sin: “Let us not serve or indulge what the Son of God came to destroy. To be born of God is to be inwardly renewed by the power of the Spirit of God. The regenerate person cannot sin as he did before he was born of God, and as others do who are not born again. There is that Light in his mind, which shows him the evil and malignity of sin. There is that bias upon his heart, which disposes him to loathe and hate sin. There is the spiritual principle that opposes sinful acts. And there is repentance for sin, if committed. It goes against him to sin with forethought.”–Matthew Henry; 1662-1714 ¹
“We only know God through Jesus Christ.”–Pascal; 1623-1662.
“You can’t help getting older–but you don’t have to get old.”–George Burns; 1896-1996. How to live a long life.
What is a martyr? “One who testifies, or witnesses to the truth with his blood.”–Author Unk. ¹
Open Borders? “God establishes nations and defines their boundaries.”–Dr. David Reagan; ¹
“If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under.”–President Ronald Reagan.
“If Christians would stop buying lottery tickets the lotteries would close down.”–Dr. David Reagan. ¹
Evil Thoughts: “If we harbor them, then we are to blame. But if the devil comes and darts an evil thought into my mind, and I say, “Lord help me,” sin is not reckoned to me. Who has not had evil thoughts come into his mind, flash into his heart, and been called to fight them?! One old divine says, “You are not to blame for the birds that fly over your head, but if you allow them to come down and make a nest in your hair, then you are to blame. You are to blame if you don’t fight them off.” And so with these evil thoughts that come flashing into our minds; we have to fight them, we are not to harbor them; we are not to entertain them.”–D.L. Moody; 1881.
Little Sins: “A little stone in the shoe will make a traveler limp; A little thorn may breed a fester. A little cloud may hide the sun; An eternity of woe is prepared for what men call little sins. It is not alone the murderer, the drunkard, the whoremonger, that shall be sent to hell. The wicked, it is true, shall be sent there, but the little sinner with all the nations that forget God shall have his portion there also. Tremble, therefore, on account of little sins.”–Rev. C.H. Spurgeon; 1834-1892.
“The longer I live the more I am convinced that it is one of the greatest privileges of a child of God to know—to be able to say, “I am saved.”–D.L. Moody; (1837-1899) 1877. Am I saved?
“We are becoming another people, and a post-Christian America appears to be our destiny well before the end of this century; Post-Christian America, in many ways, is beginning to mirror what we were once taught that the pre-Christian Roman Empire looked like; This weekend, General Social Survey data revealed that Americans who profess to have “no religion,” 23.1%, now exceed Catholics, our largest religion with 23%, and Evangelicals at 22.5%. And the “nones” have grown by 266% since 1991.” April 16, 2019.–Pat Buchanan ¹
“Easter killed death.”—Pastor Ed Young.
“If you have a Good Temper—Keep it. If you have a Bad Temper—Lose it. If you must rap, rap up a smile and send it to some one.”–Christian Fichthorne Reisner; 1913.
“Men do not like that old-fashioned gospel which tells them that sin and the sinner must part, or else they must be damned.”–Rev. C.H. Spurgeon; 1834-1892.
“If the Son of God pulls you out of the pit of darkness and puts a new song into your mouth, don’t you hold your peace. He said to the men; “Go home, and tell your friends what great things the Lord has done for you.”–The Beautiful Tree of Life; Edited by E. E. Comstock; 1892.
Good Friday, 2019: “One wonders how it came to have that name! No wonder that it should be called “Good,” for it helps us to look back to the time when the best action the world has known, or can know, was done. We gaze upon the Cross, and we thank God for His unspeakable gift.”–Thomas Champness.
Good Friday, 2019: “One asks, as he looks upon the crucifixion: who did that? Who nailed that man upon the Cross? Who rejected the life of wonderful love? The reply comes: priests, governors and soldiers. Who are those who fled as they approached the Cross? These are disciples, who were Jesus’ friends, who had sworn allegiance. What a revelation of the human heart! These men are not bandits, highway robbers. They are the leading men of their day, the best, most respectable men: yet sin has so warped and distorted their souls, that they are taking one, who was filled with divine love and good-will, and they are crucifying Him. And the Cross is a picture of what happens every day. Caiaphas, Pilate, Judas and Peter walk the streets of the modern city and sit on pontifical chairs and judgment seats. The Cross reveals what sin is, and its goal. It crucifies the Son of God.”– Theodore Gerald Soares; 1907.
“There was a man who said to a wise man–“For $100.00 I will teach you to remember things.” The wise man replied to the man, “I’ll give you $1,000.00 if you’ll teach me to forget some things.”–Pastor Adrian Rogers; 1931-2005.
“Death is not extinction, there’s life after death.”–Pastor Adrian Rogers. ¹
“It’s time for Christians and other people to start standing up and speaking out,” she said. “I think we’ve been silent for too long.”–State Rep. Stephanie Borowicz; Quoted from Todd Starnes‘ (Fox News) article titled “Pennsylvania Democrats: Allah is fine, Jesus is not.” ¹
“When you let Satan on the bus–he’ll soon be the bus driver.” Author Unk.
“It’s been said that the best public speaker is the one who possesses the greatest knowledge of his/her subject.” Be informed! Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. 2 Timothy 2;15
“When the gospel is really embraced, it makes men kind relatives and faithful friends; it teaches them to bear the burdens, and to bear with the infirmities of those with whom they are connected, to consider their peace and happiness more than their own.”–Matthew Henry; 1662-1714.
“Skinny grandmas scare me.”–Olivia Wilson.
“If you want to live the American dream, go to Church.”–CBNNEWS; 3-25-2019.
“Jesus first, others next, and yourself last spells J-O-Y.”―Linda Byler.
“If you are too busy to pray, you are busier than God wants you to be.”―Wanda E. Brunstetter.
“I thought on my ways; i.e. I examined my conduct in the past, considered it, and passed judgment upon it. And turned my feet unto thy testimonies. When I found my conduct amiss, I altered it, turning my feet into the way of thy commandments.” (Psalm 119:59)–Pulpit Commentary. ¹
“Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.”–Rev. John Wesley.
“The “backslider in heart” is full of his own self condemnation. Having enjoyed the love of God, and forsaken Him, he feels condemned for everything. If he attempts religious duty, he knows there is no heart in it, and hence condemns himself. If he neglects religious duty, he of course condemns himself. ¹ If he reads his Bible, it condemns him. If he does not read it, he feels condemned. If he goes to religious meetings, they condemn him; and if he stays away, he is condemned also. If he prays in secret, in his family, or in public, he knows he is not sincere, and feels condemned. If he neglects or refuses to pray, he feels condemned. Everything condemns him. He loses his Christian reputation, he loses his Christian influence and if he persists, he loses his soul.”–Charles G. Finney; 1792-1875. ¹ ² ³
1920. “If you want your precious children to be eternally saved and happy in heaven, then start for the kingdom of God yourself and lead them toward the same place.”–A.W. Luse. ¹
“Should it be said that Christianity has been the direct cause of many wars and contentions, I ask what good thing is there that has not been perverted to some unholy purpose? Men have quarreled about their food, and what then? Shall we have no bread? Men have barbarously fought for money. Will you carry out your logic, and say you will have no money because it has caused so much evil?”–Isaac Dowd Williamson; 1836.
“God often takes those soonest whom He loves best; the time they lose on earth, is gained in heaven.”–Matthew Henry.
“Scoffers themselves are irrefutable proof for the truth of the Bible; for here it clearly says, In the last days such scoffers would come. Therefore, every infidel and every scoffer is a living testimony that the Bible is the Word of God–who alone could know what would be in the last times.”–Rev. F. Kuegele; 1890.
“Holy Scripture should always be understood in its literal sense, whenever that will bear a literal meaning.” • The 2nd Coming of our Lord: “Our Lord ascended from the Mount of Olives, in like manner He will descend to the Mount of Olives.”–Dr. Henry Kelsall; MD., 1865.
“Keep no company where Christ is not welcome. • Satan has his ministers; and they generally contrive to make themselves look like the ministers of Christ. • A Christian should not associate with those who would consider it an outrage on society to introduce the subject of religion; and whose conversation is such as becometh not the Gospel of Christ. • It is as hard a task for some men to say what they ought, as it is for others not to say more than they ought. ¹ • HE who gave you your mission, will also give your message; so that you need never be at a loss what to say. “And whatsoever I command thee, thou shalt speak.” Whether men receive your message, or, are offended at it, is not your business; for what God says, that you must say; without adding to, or taking from it. • Watch your words, keep your mouth, bridle your tongue, and examine your heart. • We should never venture to talk about anyone we cannot speak well of. • Say the worst you know of a man, in kindness, to his face; and the best you can of him when absent.”–William Jackson; 1841.
“The truth must be heard before it can be believed.”–William Jackson; 1841.
“Evolution; is an unproved theory, with all the evidence squarely against it. So long as that is true, I, for one, am not going to let evolution reconstruct my Bible for me.”–Dr. A J. F. Behrends, DD.; 1897.
Evolution: “A theory, to be proven, must meet the facts and account for them. Evolution fails lamentably in this. There are countless facts antagonizing it. It has not the slightest hint from Scripture of its having any place whatever in fact. The theory of evolution is a pestilent evil.”–Rev. Alexander Patterson, from the book titled; The Other Side of Evolution; 1912.
“The theory of evolution is unproved. It has no foundation in science. It “falls down” at the most crucial points. It cannot answer one truly fundamental question even in the realm of science, to say nothing of philosophy and religion. Not so with the doctrine of divine creation; it gives an adequate explanation of all facts and phenomena.”–Professor Leander S. Keyser, DD., Wittenberg College, Springfield, O. (Quoted from The Moody Bible Institute Monthly; Vol. 22, No. 1; September, 1921.)
“He that sins in jest, must repent in earnest, or his sin will be his ruin.”–Matthew Henry; 1662-1714. ¹
“There is little exercise for faith when all things go well. But if God raises a storm, permits the enemy to send wave after wave, and seemingly stands aloof from our prayers, then, still to hang on and trust God, when we cannot trace Him, this is the patience of the saints. Blessed Saviour! How sweet it is to look unto Thee, the Author and Finisher of faith, in such moments!”–Matthew Henry; 1662-1714. ¹
Another reason America been blessed: “In 1891, William E. Blackstone led a petition that would later become known as the Blackstone Memorial. The memorial was signed by 413 prominent Christian and a few Jewish leaders in the United States. He personally gathered the signatures of men such as John D. Rockefeller, J.P. Morgan, Cyrus McCormick, senators, congressmen, religious leaders of all denominations, newspaper editors, the Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court and others for the “Blackstone Memorial.” He presented the “Memorial” to President Harrison in March 1891, calling for American support of Jewish restoration to Israel.” ¹
“These things which God hates, we must hate in ourselves; it is nothing to hate them in others. Let us shun all such practices, and watch and pray against them; and avoid, with marked disapproval, all who are guilty of them, whatever may be their rank.” “When nations professing Christianity, are so guilty as we are, no wonder if the Lord brings them low for their sins. Unless there is general and deep repentance, there can be no prospect but of increasing calamities.”–Matthew Henry; 1662-1714. ¹
“Proudness is a feeling of deep pride, pleasure and satisfaction in one’s own or someone else’s achievements, qualities skills, potentials or possessions. Are you proud at all? If yes, then you’ve got to get rid of it (pride) and afterwards saturate yourself with humility. In case you don’t know—God opposes the proud. But guess what He gives more grace to?–the humble.” (James 4: 6)–Emeasoba George. ¹
A dreadful prediction: “As people avoid cancer and heart disease, they’re going to survive long enough to die of Alzheimer’s.”–Dr. Bob Anderson, PhD., Chief, Mortality Statistics Branch; National Center for Health Statistics, CDC. ¹
“To see evil and not call it evil—is evil. Not to speak—is to speak”–Rev. Dietrich Bonhoeffer.
Assisted Suicide: “Grace teaches us in the midst of life’s greatest comforts, to be willing to die, and in the midst of its greatest crosses, to be willing to live. Let it be our constant care to get ready for another world, and then leave it to God to order our removal; as He thinks fit”–Matthew Henry; 1662-1714. ¹ “The Lord has placed the soul in the body, as in a prison; and it is a sin to break open this prison till God opens the door.”–G.A. Goodhart. ¹
“There’s (excluding Judas) no record, of any of the Apostles committing self-murder in order to alleviate their pain and suffering–or hasten their deaths. (For most of them the latter was very imminent.)”–N27WC. ¹
“A good man is happy though he be afflicted, for he has not lost his enjoyment of God, nor his title to heaven; nay, he is happy because he is afflicted. Correction mortifies his corruptions, weans his heart from the world, draws him nearer to God, brings him to his Bible, brings him to his knees. Making a wound is sometimes part of a cure.”–Matthew Henry; 1662-1714.
“Teach me to live, that I may dread The grave as little as my bed.”–Thomas Ken; (1637-1711) 1692.
“The world is not falling to pieces; rather, the pieces are all falling into place.”–Jan Markell.
“When the darkness deepens, the light of Jesus will shine more brightly, like a diamond on a black cloth, and more and more people will be drawn to Jesus and be saved.”–Pastor Robert Jeffress.
Is America’s Foundation Crumbling? “For we must consider that we shall be a city upon a hill. The eyes of all people are upon us, so that if we shall deal falsely with our God in this work we have undertaken, and so cause Him to withdraw His present help from us, we shall be made a story and a byword through the world.”–John Winthrop; 1587-1649. (1630).
“No wisdom, learning, virtue, wealth, or power, can keep one of the human race from death, so nothing can deliver a sinner from being condemned at the day of judgment, except the atoning sacrifice of Christ; nor will one be saved from eternal punishment who despises or neglects this great salvation.”–Matthew Henry; 1662-1714.
America’s Future? “God brought the Soviet Union down overnight, and He can do the same to us, just as He did to the super power Babylon in ancient history. At the time He touched the Soviet Union, it was the world’s greatest military power. But all its nuclear weapons and missiles could not protect it from the hand of God. Overnight the Soviet Union was reduced to political and economic chaos.”–Dr. David Reagan. ¹
America; Grace or Wrath? “God must deal with sin, and He does so with either grace or wrath. That is why John the Baptist declared that every person on earth is under either the grace of God or His wrath.” (John 3:36).–Dr. David Reagan. ¹
Murder is Committed; By not hindering the death of another when in our power, and by taking away that which is necessary for the sustentation of life.”–Thomas Watson; 1620-1686.–Are these thoughts applicable to abortion ¹ ² ³ and assisted suicide (in recent news articles)?
‘Inactive’ Murder: “He that knoweth to save life and doeth it not, to him it is murder;” If you can save life of any kind, and fail to do so, you must be classed with Cain. Bear in mind that life is God’s gift, an emanation from the Deity. Keep the eyes open and keep the heart open, so will you soon find opportunities to preserve life and ward off death “–G.A. Goodhart.–Are these thoughts applicable to abortion ¹ ² ³ and assisted suicide (in recent news articles)?
“The more danger appears, the more earnest we should be in prayer to God. All are safe whom the Lord protects. If He be for us, who can be against us?”–Matthew Henry; 1662-1714.
“Here in the United States, we are alarmed by the new calls to adopt socialism in our country. America was founded on liberty and independence and not government coercion, domination, and control. We are born free and we will stay free; America will never be a socialist country.”–President Donald Trump; (2019 SOTU address). What IS Socialism?
1912: “Socialist leaders know the futility of their efforts to gain converts to Socialism by preaching from the Soap Box actual Socialist theories, embracing Materialism, Atheism, Opposition to Religion, God and Country. They find that as a necessary part of their propaganda, and as an aid to its success, they must preach from the Soap Box the Gospel of discontent; of class hatred; of condemnation of capital and of property, the purpose being to arouse discontent, enmity and envy in the hearts of the workers who gather around the Soap Box.”–Peter Collins, International Secretary of the Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.
“There is no difference between communism and socialism, except in the means of achieving the same ultimate end: communism proposes to enslave men by force, socialism—by vote. It is merely the difference between murder and suicide.”–Ayn Rand; 1905-1982. ¹
“America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.”–President Abraham Lincoln; 1809-1865.
1912: “A fundamental agency in our system of government is the ballot box, the Ark of American freedom. Christian citizens must not neglect the opportunity and duty which it gives. Exercise your franchise thoughtfully and prayerfully. As one writer has said: “Christian citizens should lift the Cross above the ballot box, and by this sign conquer.” If we do, we shall soon see the difference.”—Lewis Larson. ¹
“Great nations do not fight endless wars.”–President Donald Trump; (2019 SOTU address).
“There are three classes of people who will not accept salvation—Those who neglect it, those who refuse it, and those who despise it.”—D.L. Moody; 1876.
When does Life Begin? “From the moment of conception it (the human embryo) is the receptacle of a human soul.” Dr. Edwin M. Hale, M.D.,1867.
1912: “If we Christians, with the love of God and fellow-man in our hearts, would take our religion with us into our business and politics, how long do you suppose it would take to raise the politics of the nation to the high ideal that was intended at its birth?”–Lewis Larson. ¹
2019: “Gov. Northam’s words, “The infant would be resuscitated if that’s what the mother and the family desired, and then a discussion would ensue between the physicians and mother.” He’s actually perfectly describing what the bill would do. The result of this law would be that lifesaving care would have to be a “discussion,” because it would no longer be mandatory, at least that’s what the abortionist’s legal argument would be. The baby – born alive – could be allowed to die right then and there – and possibly even be killed. That’s infanticide“–SCLJ
1850: “Suppose the human government under which a person lives commands him to commit a murder, when God has said, “Thou shalt do no murder!” Which would his conscience bid him to obey?”—Quoted from; The New Englander & Yale Review, Vol. 8; Edited by Edward Royall Tyler, et al. ¹
”There will come a time when we are all judged on whether or not we took a stand in defense of all life.”—Sen. Rand Paul.
1912: “The very definition of our Government as being by and for the people, should make it plain to us as Christian citizens that, if we are becoming less virtuous and Christian as a nation; if we are not conscientiously discharging our duties as citizens, we are rushing on to ruin.”–Lewis Larson. ¹
“It is very common, as we all know, to hear people complaining of the weather, asserting that it is the coldest or the hottest, the wettest or the driest they ever saw. Then the “oldest inhabitant” so often confidently states that this is the coldest winter ever known. The news reporter interviews him, and out comes the announcement: “Coldest winter on record,” and probably the information that the climate has greatly changed since the first settlement of the country, and very likely assign reasons for the change, when, in fact, if we had a record of rainfall and temperature for the time covered by the memory of the oldest inhabitant, and his father before him, we would find that things had remained substantially as they were ages before.”–Arthur Armstrong Denny; 1888.
Why do we complain about the weather? “The ill opinion which men entertain of the Divine direction, peculiarly appears in their murmurs about the weather, though the whole result of the year proves the folly of their complaints. Believers should avoid this; no days are bad as God makes them, though we make many bad by our sins.”–Matthew Henry; 1662-1714.
“I always say the secret sauce of Israeli high-tech is the Jewish mother, who asks her son at the age of 7; after all we have done for you, asking you for one Nobel Peace Prize–is it really too much?”–Yossi Vardi; Entrepreneur, Investor; 2014. ¹
“Expect great things from God; attempt great things for God.”–William Carey.
“Afflictions bring us to prayer.”–Matthew Henry; 1662-1714.
“Death is terrible to the unbelieving and the impenitent. Death may seize a believer, but it cannot hold him in its power.”–Matthew Henry; 1662-1714.
“The real Christian overcomes the world by faith; he sees, in and by the life and conduct of the Lord Jesus on earth, that this world is to be renounced and overcome. He cannot be satisfied with this world, but looks beyond it, and is still tending, striving, and pressing toward heaven. We must all, after Christ’s example, overcome the world, or it will overcome us to our ruin.”–Matthew Henry; 1662-1714. ¹
Are you prepared for the Rapture? “One of the surprises of that day will be that so many professing Christians, and among them many ministers and Christian workers, will be left behind, while some who were not known to be Christians will be missing. For a few days the excitement will be intense. Then the people will settle down to the inevitable. With the exception of a few who will repent and turn to God, the mass of the people will become more hardened and wicked than before, and some who lost loved ones will be embittered.
As the Holy Spirit will have gone back with the “Raptured Ones,” and the “Saints,” the SALT of the earth, been taken out, there will be nothing to prevent the rapid degeneration and “Moral Putrefaction” of those who are “left,” and sin and iniquity and all manner of crime and worldliness will increase and pave the way for the manifestation of Antichrist, under whose administration the world will rapidly ripen for judgment.”–Rev. Clarence Larkin (1850-1924); 1921. Read more about the Rapture ◊ Are you ready for the Rapture? ◊ How to be saved.
“No wonder, then, that those who would not prepare for heaven here, find after death, hell prepared for them.”–James Fisher; 1810.
2019: “Nationally, 62 percent of teens who admit taking medication for non-medical reasons say they get the drugs from medicine cabinets in their homes.”–Reid Health.
The Bible’s prophecies regarding Christ’s return: “Surely, there is no symbolism in these plain prophecies, which gives us any authority to “spiritualize” them. Rather let us expect that He will as literally fulfill these as He did the others at His first coming.”–William E. Blackstone; (1841-1935; “God’s Little Errand Boy.”) 1878. Prophecies Literally Fulfilled.
1915: “It is suggestive that in the city of Chicago alone more than sixty thousand criminal abortions are said to have been procured within a single year! “It is conservatively estimated that, in this country, at least, one-half of all pregnancies are terminated by abortion, the majority being deliberately and intentionally procured, whether the prospective mother be old or young, married or single, appears of little importance.” “Criminal abortion is so universally in vogue that it may well be termed a national vice.”–Pediatrics, Volume 27; By American Academy of Pediatrics. What is Abortion?
2019: “God is willing to take the worst mistakes you’ve made and still use them for your good and His glory. I want you to do something: Raise your right hand and place it over your heart. Do you feel a heartbeat there? The fact that God didn’t strike you dead the moment you made that mistake is a sign of His grace. God has given you time not only to receive His forgiveness through Jesus Christ but also to recover from your mistake. And if you turn to Him today, He offers to give you a brand-new beginning.”–Dr. Robert Jeffress. ¹
1907: The current embrace of socialism in America is not the result of a new effort: “Granting that the day will come when the Socialist Party will wake up and find itself in the majority in both houses of Congress, and with a comrade in the White House and will then proceed to introduce the co-operative commonwealth;”–The International Socialist Review. What is Socialism?
A needful prayer for today: “God, we ask that you would bring about a sincere revival in our nation. We know that we cannot long prosper or survive if we ignore you and live in ways that dishonor you. So keep your church faithful to Christ as a witness in our generation. May we embody among ourselves the law of love and justice set out in the Scriptures, and may that reshape our nation’s culture and policies.”–Dr. Robert Jeffress. ¹
“No religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.”–Article Six, (Clause 3) U.S. Constitution. Signed in convention September 17, 1787; Ratified June 21, 1788. ¹
“The Theory of Evolution is on the ropes, and its advocates are scurrying around like mad trying to find an alternative theory–its assumption of a Creation that is millions of years old is the greatest fantasy ever conceived by the depraved mind of Mankind.”–Dr. David Reagan.
Who is an antichrist? “The word “antichrist,” therefore, might denote anyone who either <> claimed to be in the place of Christ, or one who, for any cause, was in opposition to Him.” —Albert Barnes; 1798-1870.
Romans 10:9 Commentary: “We must devote and give up to God our souls and our bodies: our souls in believing with the heart, and our bodies in confessing with the mouth.”–Matthew Henry; 1662-1714.
When will evil stop? “I am sick of Satan. I am sick of his plots, his schemes, his lies, and his deceptions. I am sick of his temptations. I am also sick of his physical, emotional, and spiritual pollution. I am fed up with his sicknesses. I am fed up with his plagues. I am tired of watching him wreck families and societies. I am tired of his wars. I am tired of his terrorism, his international plots. I am sick of his corruption of the Church–I want that work stopped. And it will stop when Jesus Christ returns.”–Dr. David Reagan ¹
“Why is it for the first 150 years of our history, public displays of faith — whether it’s nativity scenes, 10 commandment displays, Bible readings or prayer in schools — were not only allowed, they were encouraged? But suddenly, in 1962 with Engel v. Vitale, the Supreme Court started to say those things were unconstitutional.“ What changed? Did the First Amendment change and nobody told us? Of course not! What changed is that we allowed liberals to reinterpret the Establishment Clause into something that the framers never intended.”–Dr. Robert Jeffress. ¹
Israel: “It is one of the smallest nations in the world and yet it is one of the world’s great military powers.”–Dr. David Reagan. ¹
When is Easter? “The festival should be celebrated on the Sunday which next succeeded the first full moon after the 21st of March, and in case the full moon happens upon a Sunday, Easter day is the Sunday after. From this law we shall see that the earliest day on which Easter could fall would be the 22nd of March, and that this would only occur when the full moon appeared on the 21st of the month, the day of appearance being Saturday. The latest period for the festival is the 25th of April, which occurs when the full moon happens on the 20th of March. This moon is not then considered the Paschal moon, as it is before the Vernal Equinox, and the true Paschal full moon will really occur on the 18th of April. Should this day be Sunday, according to the general law, Easter will be the next Sunday, which would be the 25th.” ¹
America is a Christian Nation–led by Christians: “Of the new members, (the 116th Congress) fully 81% identify as Christians. While this is lower than the Christian share of incumbents, it is still higher than the share of U.S. adults who are Christian (71%) ◊ Christians make up large majorities in both chambers. In fact, Protestants alone form majorities in both the House (54%) and the Senate (60%) ◊ Republican members of Congress are more likely than Democratic members to identify as Protestants (70% vs. 41%) ◊ Among Republicans and those who lean toward the Republican Party in the general public, 82% of registered voters are Christians, compared with about 99% of Republicans in Congress.”–Pew Research Center; 1-3-2019.
Happy New Year: “And because this greeting ought to be the best wish to any Christian, we use it as our New Year’s greeting, in the hope that some may be induced to make soul prosperity the chief concern.”–Dr. E.W. Dadson, BA., DD., 1902. ¹
Questions for the New Year: “How is it with me on this New Year’s Day? Have I advanced in the Divine life, or have I been drawn aside into forbidden paths? Is my love more or less servient? Is my religious character more mature? Is my faith in Christ more sincere and strong, or has it lost its early freshness and power? Is my walk close with Him, or am I following Him afar off? Is His peace-speaking blood on my conscience? Oh, professed disciple of Christ, do not hide from your view–your real state. Arouse yourself to faithful self-inspection, to more frequent and fervid prayer; and let the dawn of a New Year urge you to renewed consecration, and to greater zeal in the Christian race.”–Religious Tract Soc’y; 1866.
“Keep the Bible as a sacred deposit of inestimable value, which being a light shining in a dark place, it is not strange if the powers of darkness level all their force against it, to corrupt it, to slacken the obligation, or lessen the reputation of it, to take it away from us, or, take us off from it–to follow some false light. It is therefore given in charge to all Christians, but to ministers in an especial manner, to hold fast that form of sound words which we have in the Scriptures.”–Matthew Henry; 1662-1714. ¹
2019: “Show forth to the honour of your Lord; adorn the gospel, and recommend it to others. Live for something this year. Write your name by deeds of kindness and words of love on the hearts of all those who are around you. Let it be a year of effort for the glory of your Lord; devoutly join in the aspiration; “Oh let my life, great God, breathe forth a constant melody; and let every action be a note in the sweet hymn to Thee!”–The Religious Tract Society; 1866.
A Christian’s New Year Wish: “I wish above all things, that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.” ¹–The Christian Messenger; 1881.
“God give us all a happy new year; a year of love and duty and devotion; a year of the sensible indwelling of the spirit; a year of growth and faithful service; a year with Christ!”–Rev. David James Burrell, DD., LLD., 1904.
A Poem for the New Year: “Gracious Saviour! Thou hast lengthen’d
And hast blest our mortal span,
And in our weak hearts hast strengthen’d
What Thy grace alone began
Still, when danger shall betide us,
Be Thy warning whisper heard;
Keep us at Thy feet, and guide us
By Thy Spirit and Thy word.
Let Thy favour and Thy blessing
Crown the year we now begin;
Let us all, Thy strength possessing,
Grow in grace, and vanquish sin.
Storms are round us, hearts are quailing,
Signs in heaven and earth and sea;
But, when heaven and earth are failing,
Saviour, we will trust in THEE. –J. Downton; 1866.
“Make it evident that you are a child of God, and not a mere professor of religion.”–The Religious Tract Society; 1866.
“The days of 2018 will return no more: those of 2019 are not yours.”–The Religious Tract Society; 1866. (*Years 1866-1867 have been updated)
“Every heart has a throne, and some one must rule there: if Christ be not there, Satan must.”–Author unk.
A Prayer–from a Christian Leader: “Bless our rulers in church and state, bless O Lord the whole race of mankind, and let the world be filled with the knowledge of Thee and Thy son Jesus Christ. Pity the sick, the poor, the weak, the needy, the widows and fatherless, and all that mourn or are broken in heart, and be merciful to them according to their several necessities, bless my friends and grant me grace to forgive my enemies as heartily as I desire forgiveness of Thee, my heavenly Father. I beseech Thee to defend me this night from all evil, and do more for me than I can think or ask, for Jesus Christ sake, in whose most holy name & words, I continue to pray. Our Father, &c.”–George Washington; 1732-1799, the 1st President of the United States. Note: This prayer was written by Washington c: 1752. ¹
“If there be not three persons in the Godhead, man’s salvation cannot be wrought out; if there be no second person in the Trinity, there is no redeemer; if no third person, there is no comforter. Thus the plank is taken away by which we get to heaven.”–Thomas Watson.
“Christ knew no sin. He was made Sin; not a sinner, but Sin, a Sin-offering, a Sacrifice for sin. The end and design of all this was, that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him, might be justified freely by the grace of God through the redemption–which is in Christ Jesus.”–Matthew Henry; 1662-1714.
Christmas Bells; 1863: “I heard the bells on Christmas Day, their old, familiar carols play, and wild and sweet the words repeat, of “peace on earth, good will to men.” Then pealed the bells more loud and deep, “God is not dead; nor doth He sleep! The wrong shall fail, the right prevail, with peace on earth, good will to men.”–A poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow; 1807-1882.
“Above our heads the joy bells ring-Without the happy children sing;
And all God’s creatures hail the morn-On which the holy Christ was born.”—Whittier.
Christmas: “Jesus is the reason for the season!”
In Bethlehem: “Once in our world, a stable had something in it that was bigger than our whole world.” – C.S. Lewis.
“Does it really matter when Jesus was born or when we celebrate Christmas? In some ways, no, it doesn’t matter — after all, if it was critically important to know precisely when Jesus was born, God would have told us He was born on a particular day and month and year. We have the freedom as believers to celebrate, or not to celebrate, the birth of our Lord and Savior on any day of our choosing (Romans 14:1-12). Christmas is not a commandment. It is far more important HOW we celebrate (“remember the reason for the season”) than WHEN. Let us not give or receive condemnation for observing the 25th of December, rather let us celebrate that God’s Son became fully human and lived a perfect life so that He could become our perfect sacrifice and conquer sin and death in our place.”–Dr. James W. Ya’akov Hugg, PhD. ¹
What is the meaning of Christmas? “Christmas is about Christ—God giving His Son for each and everyone of us.”–Rev. Franklin Graham; John 3:16.
“You go to department stores and they’ll say ‘Happy New Year,’ or they’ll say other things and it’ll be red, they’ll have it painted. But they don’t say — well guess what? We’re saying Merry Christmas again.”–President Donald Trump.
Christmas: “Ever since I was a child the humble birth of the Son of God has filled me with profound admiration, because I find in it the fulfillment of the will of the Creator from the foundation of the world. I cannot do less than recognize in Christ my personal Saviour, I know and am convinced that I am a sinner, and that in Him my sins are forgiven.”–Senora Margarita Savage de Garrido; 1909. ¹
“Jesus is the Christ, son of the eternal, living God. He died for sinners and rose to life for us. He is my king and the king of the whole earth yesterday, today, and forever. I am his servant, and I am imprisoned because of this. I will resist in meekness those who resist God, and I will joyfully violate all laws that violate God’s laws.” –Pastor Wang Li; from a prison somewhere in China; December, 2018. ¹
“The secret of a good marriage is two good forgivers.”–Mrs. Billy (Ruth) Graham; 1920-2007.
Winter: “Much of the year is pinched and frosted and frozen, so that it is evident this world was not intended for perpetual residence. From November and December frigidity we look away to the land of eternal May time.”–Rev. Thomas De Witt Talmage, DD., 1884. ¹
“Under the Declaration of Independence, every child has a paramount civil and political right to be given an education in the truth of the religion set forth in the Bible, exclusive of any personal and worshipful element therein, in order that he may intelligently direct his life, and understand the foundations and functions of our government as fully as he has a right to the knowledge of the truth of the science of mathematics.”– Robert L. Edmiston, W. A. Funk; Quoted from the Moody Bible Institute Monthly, Volume 22, #1; 1921.
“It is our duty to worship God, and to pray always. Those who never worship God and never pray, become hardened in sin, and go swiftly to destruction.”–Quoted from a publication by T. Nelson & Sons, London; Edinburgh; & New York; 1855. (‘Suffer Little Children to Come Unto Me’; ¹ A Series of Scripture Lessons for the Young).
1837: “If you see an individual that is testy, or crusty, easily flying into a passion when any thing goes wrong—he is by no means perfect in love, if he has any love. To be easily provoked is always a sign of pride. If a person is full of love, it is impossible to make him exercise sinful anger while love continues. Show me a man that is always suspicious of the motives of others, and forever putting the worst construction on the words and actions of his fellow-men, and I will show you one who has the devil in him, not the Holy Ghost.”–Rev. Charles G. Finney; 1792-1875.
“We have become a society where vulgarians entertain barbarians.”–Steve Allen; 1997.
“Look up–be watchful, for our redemption is drawing near.”–Dr. David Reagan. ¹
“Let me fail in trying to do something, rather than to sit still and do nothing”— Cyrus Hamlin.
“Listen, I have nothing against science. I love science. I’m pro-science; I am also old enough to remember when Climate Change was called Global Warming and then had to be re-branded because God made it snow every time Al Gore gave a speech.”–John Nolte. ¹
“The Bible shows that any time man attempts “globalization” it is ruled by wicked, ungodly empires. We should oppose globalization to the extent that we understand that it is implemented by Satan.”–Got Questions? ¹
“Unlike many people today, Jesus did not teach that all religions in the world are simply different paths up the same mountain of truth that leads to God. Jesus could not have been more clear: HE offers the only way to heaven.”–Pastor Robert Jeffress.
“We are watching the battle of nationalism and globalism. If we don’t use our freedom to defend our freedom, we will lose our freedom.”–Pastor John Hagee; 10-13-2018. ¹
- 1896: ‘The Apple of God’s Eye’ ¹ ² “The first preachers of the gospel and the organizers of the church among the Gentiles, were Jews—-the writers of the Bible.”
- “Israel, God’s sun-dial; If we want to know our place in chronology, our position in the march of events, Look at Israel.”
- Who owns Jerusalem? “The title deed to Palestine is recorded, not in the Mohammedan Serai of Jerusalem nor the Seraglio of Constantinople, but in the hundreds of millions of Bibles now extant in more than 300 languages of the earth.”
- Judgement Day; “Christ ought not to be rejected by the sinners because He is the sinners’ best friend. They called Him the “Friend of Publicans and Sinners.” And finally, Christ is to be your judge on the Day of Judgment. Oh do not reject Him who is the “Son of God,” “The only Saviour.” “The sinners’ best Friend,” and the Judge on the last day.”
- Jesus & Heaven; “If you reject Him here He will reject you there, and if you receive Him here He will receive you there.”
- “The Rabbi said–I am old now and have traveled far, but believe me, in all my life and during all my journeys I have never yet found a Jew, who, having read the New Testament, has not become a Christian in heart;”–These quotes appeared in The Jewish Era; A Christian Quarterly; Vol. 5-6; The Jewish Missionary Advocate; 1896. ¹
“The American Thanksgiving Day is in no sense a borrowed ceremony. It had its natural origin in the sense of reverence and gratitude that marked the early Pilgrim Fathers as a truly God-fearing and religious people.”–Editor; Godey’s Magazine; Vol. 135; 1897. ¹
The Holy Bible: ‘The Endurance Test.’ “Here is surely the worst acid test. Many books make a good showing for a while. They run up into a circulation of a few or many thousands of copies and then, written for their own times, they fall away and perish. But this Bible increases its circulation into the millions of copies and keeps increasing its constituency. It tires out its detractors and goes forward in spite of all opposition.”–Dr. Henry T. Sell, DD., 1917.
“Abraham Lincoln was not a theologian, and several of his theological opinions may have been incorrect; but there is good reason to believe that he was a true Christian. The world has need of a few theologians, and of a great many Christians.”–Dr. W.E. Barton; 1919.
Harry Truman’s Favorite Prayer: ‘The prayer on this page has been said by me–by Harry S. Truman–from high school days, as a window washer, bottle duster, floor scrubber in an Independence, Mo., drugstore, as a timekeeper on a railroad contract gang, as an employee of a newspaper, as a bank clerk, as a farmer riding a gang plow behind four horses and mules, as a fraternity official learning to say nothing at all if good could not be said of a man, as public official judging the weaknesses and shortcomings of constituents—and as President of the United States of America.” August 15, 1950.
“Oh! Almighty and Everlasting God, Creator of Heaven, Earth and the Universe; Help me to be, to think, to act what is right, because it is right; make me truthful, honest and honorable in all things; make me intellectually honest for the sake of right and honor and without thought of reward to me. Give me the ability to be charitable, forgiving and patient with my fellowmen; help me to understand their motives and their shortcomings–even as Thou understandest mine!–Amen, Amen, Amen.”
“All you can take with you is that which you have given away.”–From the movie ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ 1946.
“Man feels the weight of his sins and looks for One who is sinless; Religion is the foundation of morality in the individual and in the group of individuals; A religion which teaches personal responsibility to God gives strength to morality; We must begin with something – we must start somewhere – and the Christian begins with God. The Gospel of the Prince of Peace gives us the only hope that the world has.”–President William Howard Taft; 1857-1930. (*The only U.S. president to be appointed Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.)
“On Thanksgiving Day, as we have for nearly four centuries, Americans give thanks to Almighty God for our abundant blessings. We gather with the people we love to show gratitude for our freedom, for our friends and families, and for the prosperous Nation we call home;—I encourage all Americans to gather, in homes and places of worship, to offer a prayer of thanks to God for our many blessings.” –President Donald Trump; November 17, 2017.
1789: “Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor; now therefore I do recommend and assign Thursday the 26th day of November next to be devoted by the People of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being, who is the beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be—That we may then all unite in rendering unto Him our sincere and humble thanks—for His kind care and protection of the People of this Country.”–President George Washington; 1732-1799. ¹
“Thank God every morning when you get up that you have something to do that day which must be done, whether you like it or not. Being forced to work and forced to do your best will breed in you temperance and self-control, diligence and strength of will, cheerfulness and content and a hundred virtues which the idle never know.”—Charles Kingsley; 1901.
“The devil carries on his designs by blinding the eyes of men, by putting out light and knowledge, and promoting ignorance and error.”–Matthew Henry; 1662-1714.
“In most men’s lives there’s a vast amount of wasted time. Time spent in traveling on the street cars and railroads; time spent in waiting for persons with whom they have engagements; time spent in waiting for meals, etc., etc. Most of this can be utilized in Bible study, if one carries with him a pocket Bible or pocket Testament.”–Reuben Archer Torrey; 1856-1928; Supt., Chicago Bible Institute; 1896.
Followers of Christ: “Its better to be too strict, than too liberal. The eyes of the world are upon you.”—D.L. Moody; 1837-1899.
“There are two parties in this world, and a man can’t be on both sides. There are only two, though men think there are lots more, and Jesus tells us what they are. “He that is not with Me is against Me.” ¹ ² Which side are we on? Are we with Christ—or are we against Him? If we profess to be with Him, He claims our service. Has He got it? Whose side are you on?”–Dwight Lyman Moody; (1837-1899) 1883. ³
“To recognize, or even refer to ‘mother’ nature in the usual context–is to deny God as THE Creator and ignore His commandments.”–N27WC. ¹
“What then shall I say of predestination?–If it was inevitably decreed from eternity that a determinate part of mankind should be saved, and none beside them, a vast majority of the world were only born to eternal death, without so much as a possibility of avoiding it. How is this consistent with either The Divine Justice or Mercy? Is it merciful to ordain a creature to everlasting misery? Is it just to punish man for crimes which he could not but commit? That God should be the author of sin and injustice, which must, I think, be the consequence of maintaining this opinion, is a contradiction to the clearest ideas we have of The Divine Nature and Perfections.”–Rev. John Wesley; 1703 ~ 1791. ¹
America, a Christian Nation Evidenced: “An oath,” says Webster, “is an appeal to God for the truth of what is affirmed. The appeal implies that the person imprecates his vengeance and renounces his favor, if the declaration is false.” An oath therefore is an act of religion; and as the God to whom appeal is made is the “only living and true God,” or the God of the Christian, it is an act of the Christian religion.”–S. M. Campbell, DD; 1870.
“There is no question in my mind that to those who believe and follow the practices of witchcraft, Halloween represents an opportunity to embrace the evil, devilish, dark side of the spiritual world.”–Elliot Watson ¹ ²
“God will bless, or curse this nation according to the course Christians take in politics.”–Rev. Charles Finney; 1792-1875. ¹
“We believe that the souls of believers are, at death, absent from the body and present with the Lord, where they await their resurrection when spirit, soul, and body are reunited to be glorified forever with the Lord.”–Got Questions? “For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.”–1 Corinthians 15:22
“Sinners cannot resist the power of God. If He says He will punish His enemies, He will surely do it. They may try to fight against Him; they may try to destroy His word and His people, but they cannot prevail. God is stronger than they; He must conquer at last; and then where will His enemies be? What will become of those who now despise Him?”–Rev. Alvan Bond, (1793-1882) DD., 1878. ¹ ² ³
Death, Its Mission. “We picture death as coming to destroy; let us rather picture Christ as coming to save. We think of death as ending; let us rather think of life as beginning, and that more abundantly. We think of losing; let us think of gaining. We think of parting; let us think of meeting. We think of going away; let us think of arriving. And as the voice of death whispers, “You must go from earth,” let us hear the voice of Christ saying, “You are but coming to Me!”–Rev. Norman MacLeod; 1812–1872.
“God is present always in the midst of sorrow; He knows about it, controls it, restrains it; and in the long run makes all things work together for good to them that love Him.”–Rev. David James Burrell, D.D., LL.D., 1904. Romans 8:28.
“It is evident that our conversion is sound when we loath and hate sin from the heart; a man may know his hatred of evil to be true, first, if it be universal; he that hates sin truly, hates all sin.”–Rev. Richard Sibbes; 1880.
“It is Christianity alone which can foster and bring to maturity, the generous principles of courtesy, benevolence, and charity.”–Rev. Walter F. Hook; 1798-1875.
“The Holy Spirit never prompts us to pray for anything which He knows that God will not answer. It behooves us, therefore, to earnestly desire that in all of our praying we may have the mind of the Holy Spirit and ask for only such things as He shall move upon us to ask.”–Rev. C.H. Wetherbe.
“God would never let us long for our friends with such a strong and holy love, if they were not waiting for us.”—Mountford.
“The measure of our success is in proportion as we satisfy our God. The man that pleases God is always successful.”—Krummacher.
“In our first Birth we are born to die; in our second, we are born to live for ever.”–Rev. Samuel Wright, D.D., & Rev. Thomas Haweis; 1802.
“The defeat of a Supreme Court nomination can make a profound difference. After President Richard M. Nixon lost two nominees in a row, he appointed Harry A. Blackmun, who wound up being the author of the Roe v. Wade abortion decision and other liberal rulings. Almost the same thing happened when President Ronald Reagan nominated the staunch conservative Robert H. Bork. After Judge Bork was defeated in the Senate and a second choice later withdrew, Reagan tapped Anthony M. Kennedy, who ended up writing the Obergefell v. Hodges same-sex marriage decision and other rulings anathema to the right. Justice Kennedy retired this summer, opening the seat that Mr. Trump hopes to fill with Judge Kavanaugh.”–Peter Baker; New York Times, September 25, 2018. ¹
“I am not going to ask what church you belong to. That’s not the point. There are plenty who profess to belong to the church, and whose names are on the church-roll, and who yet live and act and walk like the world; I believe that of all the people you can meet with, these half-and-half Christians—these worldly Christians—are the most wretched.”–D.L. Moody; 1883.
“Whenever I met a man who needed a friend, my business was to lead him to Jesus Christ. I think that’s the biggest job God ever gave a man to do, to stand between a God who can save, and a sinner who needs saving. I would rather have it, though, than any other job you could give me.”–Mel Trotter; 1870-1940. ¹
“It is a real tonic to occasionally walk upon some contented, patient laboring man, grappling with the problems of life without worrying, and never a complaint escaping his lips.”–Rev. Sam Porter Jones; 1847-1906.
“A sermon without illustrations is like a house without windows.”–D.L. Moody; 1837-1899.
Bible Study: “What you read–you are liable to forget. What you study–you are likely to remember.” From an 1800s advertisement.
The Bible: “It causes men to give up sin and to lead right lives. It is a joy in trouble and a consolation in sickness, and men die comforted with its words upon their lips. What other book has this life in it?”–Henry T. Sell, DD., (1854-1928) 1916.
The Rapture: “The surprises of that day will be that so many professing Christians, and among them many ministers and Christian workers, will be left behind, while some who were not known to be Christians will be missing.”–Rev. Clarence Larkin; 1850-1924.
“We should abstain from sin, and whatever looks like sin, leads to it, and borders upon it. He who is not shy of the appearances of sin, who shuns not the occasions of it, and who avoids not the temptations and approaches to it, will not long keep from doing sin. → Those that are bound for heaven, must be willing to swim against the stream. They must not do as the most do, but as the best do.”–Matthew Henry; 1662-1714.
“A good general rule is, that when the plain sense makes good sense, we should seek no other sense. As Horatius Bonar puts it, “ ‘literal if possible,’ is, I believe, the only maxim that will carry you right through the “Word of God from Genesis to Revelation.”–Rev. L. W. Gosnell; 1917.
“I have no hope in the Democratic Party, and I have no hope in the Republican Party. Zero hope. Our only hope is God.”–Rev. Franklin Graham.
“Our nation needs to wake up to the fact that legalizing an abomination–does not make it moral.”–Dr. David Reagan.
“Here is a promise, If you forgive, your heavenly Father will also forgive. We must forgive, as we hope to be forgiven. Those who desire to find mercy with God, must show mercy.”–Matthew Henry; 1662-1714. ¹
“The next time you ask someone–How Are You? Wait for their answer paying close attention to their response–and possible disbelief, that you are truly concerned about them!–N27WC ¹
“Every sin needs another to conceal it.”–Matthew Henry; 1662-1714.
“Earth is not home, heaven is home. Living is not being at home, dying is going home.”–The Christian Advocate; Vol. 12; 1834.
“When the Christian dies, it is not the Christian himself, but death that dies.”–Rev. John Cumming, DD., 1854.
“Let Christians inspirit themselves, ‘by Jesus and’ (the Apostle) Paul’s example, not to omit their thanks, even at the table of the hotel or of the restaurant. The act need not be obtrusively conspicuous. But so, too, it need not be in the least awkward or ashamed. No matter how informal your meal–give thanks. If it is a private picnic in the woods, still give thanks!”–Dr. William C. Wilkinson, DD; 1883. Say Grace!
“I have grown up from young manhood into mature life, along with hundreds of members of the church and Sunday-school, and I count it one of the great privileges of my life to touch shoulders with the earnest Christian men, who are diligent in business, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord.”–John Wanamaker, 1838-1922. Christian merchant (largest retailer in America, c. 1904.) 2012: “17 Big Companies That Are Intensely Religious.”
“Induced abortion is the leading cause of death in the United States and accounts for a disturbing 61 percent of deaths of African Americans, according to researchers from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.” “As of August 4, 2018, there have been nearly 25 million abortions performed worldwide so far this year.” ¹
“A man should never be ashamed to own that he has been in the wrong, which is but saying in other words, that he is wiser to-day than he was yesterday.” —Alexander Pope.
“Sir Isaac Newton was as good a Christian as he was a mathematician and philosopher.” Speaking of unbelievers, Newton said; “Atheism is so senseless and odious to mankind that it never had many professors.”–Sir David Brewster; Memoirs of the Life, Writings and Discoveries of Sir Isaac Newton, Volume 2; 1855.
“Atheism removes the restraints from sin which belief in the Divine presence imposes.”–J.R. Thomson. ¹
“Sir Isaac Newton had among his acquaintances a philosopher who was an atheist. It is well known that the illustrious man, (Newton) who takes the first rank as a mathematician, natural philosopher, and astronomer, was at the same time a Christian. He had in his study a celestial globe, on which was an excellent representation of the constellations and the stars which compose them. His atheist friend, having come to visit him one day, was struck with the beauty of this globe. He approached it, examined it, and, admiring the work, he turned to Newton and said to him, “Who made it!”–“No one!” replied the celebrated philosopher. The atheist understood, and was silent.”—Christian Age; Dictionary of Anecdote, Incident, Illustrative Fact; Rev. Walter Baxendale; 1888.
“President Benj. Harrison (1833–1901) habitually conducted family worship while he was an incumbent of the White House, (1889-1893) and a member of his official Cabinet speaks of his participating in such a service. When a guest, he was a devout attendant at family worship and willing to take his part in leading. In the meetings of the church also he offered prayer, and his devout and humble spirit impressed those who united with him.”–The Sunday-School World; Vol. 41, Issue 5; American Sunday-School Union; 1901. ¹
“To the distinguished character of patriot it should be our highest glory to add the more distinguished character of Christian.”– George Washington, America’s 1st President.
“We must always remember the power of the tongue and realize that the tongue can destroy lives, and break hearts to the point of no repair. Always be cautious, and don’t allow Satan to do his work by your spoken words.”–Rev. Ricky L. Doan; 1971-2018. (Proverbs 18:21) ¹
After the Rapture: “But when the people recover from their surprised and affrighted condition they will discover that a great many people are missing–and that the missing were the best people in the community.”–Rev. Clarence Larkin (1850-1924); 1921.
“When we worship inferior versions of God – money, status, security, power, pleasure, you name it – we become like our idols. If your god is money, you’ll become materialistic. If your god is sex, you’ll become increasingly sensual. If your god is yourself, you’ll become more self-focused. But if your God is the almighty Creator of Scripture you’ve got a lifetime of joy ahead of you.”–Dr. David Jeremiah; ¹
“The church that’s not interested in evangelism and soulwinning–is not worthy of the ground it occupies. We are to evangelize, or we will fossilize.”–Pastor Adrian Rogers; 1931-2005.
“Remember the example of Jesus and of Paul. In everything give thanks; but then surely when you take food from God.”–Dr. William C. Wilkinson; 1883. ¹
“Marriage is not simply a compact entered into by a man and a woman. It is not a social partnership, nor yet an alliance for convenience to be dissolved at pleasure. Marriage was instituted by God Himself. Its foundations were securely laid, and its principles are as fixed and enduring as the human race itself. If man had instituted marriage he might enact laws which would modify or even annul the relation. But marriage was instituted by God Himself when as yet there was but one man and one woman upon the earth, and it not only antedates human legislation, but is above all human legislation. It was ordained of God.”–Pastor Sylvanus Stall; 1904.
“There is much blasphemy in the world, but one of the greatest blasphemies of the age is the degradation of the sacrament of matrimony.”—Marie Corelli; 1900.
“The ACLJ is fighting Big Abortion in federal courtrooms all across this country, and even at the Supreme Court. We will continue to tirelessly defend pro-life pregnancy centers who offer an alternative to mothers in need and we will strip Planned Parenthood of its taxpayer funding.”–The American Center for Law and Justice; (ACLJ) Jay Sekulow.
“School officials should remember that students retain their constitutional rights to freedom of expression from the schoolhouse gates, all the way through the graduation ceremony,”–Jeremy Dys, Attorney; First Liberty Institute.
“I don’t think, in all the history of the world, it has ever been found that one sinner who appealed to God, claiming mercy through the blood of Jesus, was sent away, and told, it is not My will.”–Mrs. Baxter; Record of the International Conference on Divine Healing and True Holiness; Published in 1885.
Referring to the U.S. Constitution: “Adequate security is also given to the rights of conscience and private judgment. They are by nature subject to no control but that of the Deity, and in that free situation they are now left. Every man is permitted to consider, to adore, and to worship his Creator in the manner most agreeable to his conscience. No opinions are dictated, no rules of faith prescribed, no preference given to one sect to the prejudice of others. The constitution, however, has wisely declared, that the ‘liberty of conscience thereby granted shall not be so construed as to excuse acts of licentiousness, or justify practices inconsistent with the peace or safety of this State.’ In a word, the Convention by whom that constitution was formed were of opinion that the gospel of Christ, like the ark of God, would not fall, though unsupported by the arm of flesh: and happy would it be for mankind if that opinion prevailed more generally.”–John Jay (1745 –1829) American statesman, Patriot, diplomat, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States, the 2nd Governor of New York, and the FIRST Chief Justice of the United States (1789–1795). ¹
“If there is a nation on the face of the earth, which, more than any other, is bound to be devoted to its God by all the sacred ties of gratitude and love, that nation is the American people.”–George Wolf, (1777-1840) Governor of the State of Pennsylvania, in his inaugural address; 1829.
“Scripture should be committed to memory. The Bible should be with us in the dark and when the eyes are closed; when we cannot read, when we cannot hear, and when from sickness, we are too weak to think.”–Rev. Henry S. DeForest; 1879. ¹
A quote from America’s Presidential Election of 1860: “I know there is a God, and that He hates injustice and slavery. I see the storm coming, and I know that His hand is in it. If He has a place and work for me—and I think He has—I believe I am ready. I am nothing, but truth is everything. I know I am right because I know that liberty is right, for Christ teaches it, and Christ is God. I have told them that a house divided against itself cannot stand, and Christ and reason say the same; and they will find it so. Douglas (D) doesn’t care whether slavery is voted up or voted down, but God cares, and humanity cares, and I care; and with God’s help I shall not fail. I may not see the end; but it will come and I shall be vindicated; and these men will find that they have not read their Bibles aright.”—Abraham Lincoln (R).
“Attention is the stuff that Memory is made of, and Memory is accumulated Genius.”–James Russell Lowell; 1896.
“God does as He pleases, but He always pleases to do right.”–Pastor Adrian Rogers; 1931-2005.
“Without God there could be no American form of government–Recognition of the Supreme Being is the first-the most basic-expression of Americanism.”–Presidents Dwight David “Ike” Eisenhower; 1890-1969 & Gerald Ford; 1913-2006.
“I know of no other single practice in the Christian life more rewarding, practically speaking, than memorizing Scripture. No other single exercise pays greater spiritual dividends! Your prayer life will be strengthened. Your witnessing will be sharper and much more effective. Your attitudes and outlook will begin to change. Your mind will become alert and observant. Your confidence and assurance will be enhanced. Your faith will be solidified”–Chuck Swindoll; Pastor, author, educator, and radio preacher.
Memorizing Scripture: “What we choose NOT to memorize, (remember) is generally the information we determine to be of lesser importance.”–N27WC.
Harvard University: “Rules and Precepts that are observed in the College,” of which the following are two of the four, namely: 1: Let every student be plainly instructed and earnestly pressed to consider well the main end of his life and studies is, to know God and Jesus Christ, which is eternal life (John 17:3); and therefore to lay Christ in the bottom, as the only foundation of all such knowledge and learning. And seeing the Lord only giveth wisdom, let every one seriously set himself by prayer in secret to seek it of Him. (Prov. 2:3.)” 2: “Every one shall so exercise himself in reading the Scriptures twice a day, that he shall be ready to give such an account of his proficiency therein, both in theoretical observations of the language and logic, and in practical and spiritual truths, as his tutor shall require, according to his ability; seeing the entrance of the word giveth light, it giveth understanding to the simple.” (Ps. 119: 130)–Joseph Sylvester Clark, DD.,1858. The College was founded in 1636.
Yale University: “All the scholars are required to live a religious and blameless life, according to the Rules of God’s Word, diligently reading the Holy Scriptures, that Fountain of Divine Light and Truth, and constantly attending all the Duties of Religion.”–Extracts From The Laws Of Yale College, (1 of 7) Published A.D. 1787. The College was founded in 1701.
Princeton University: “Like all American colleges and universities founded before the Revolution, and the great majority of them since that time, Princeton College was founded by men of Christian faith in order to promote a culture of unmistakably Christian character“; Princeton University Sesquicentennial Celebration Committee; 1896. The College was founded in 1746.
“Every manufacture encouraged in our own country makes a home market, and saves so much money to the country that must otherwise be exported; therefore, to the interest of all our farmers and owners of land to encourage *home (*made in the USA) manufactures in preference to foreign ones imported from different countries.”–Benjamin Franklin; 1706-1790.
“Free trade is an excellent thing in the abstract, and great benefits would result if every nation adopted it, yet one-sided free trade is injurious.”–Right Honorable Henry Fawcett; MP, DCL, FRS; Fellow of Trinity Hall, & Professor of Political Economy, in the University of Cambridge; 1881.
“Covetousness originates from the heart–and gains momentum from our thoughts.”–N27WC. ¹
“Let our tongues be employed about the word of God. Nor will anything do more to cause prosperity, and keeping up religion in a nation, than the good education of children.”–Matthew Henry; 1662-1714. ¹
“If schools aren’t going to teach the truth about God and the history of America (and the world), then the church must do so.”–N27WC. ¹
“I am often asked ‘Why I keep up my interest in church and Sunday-school work’? With the same amount of reason I might be asked, Why do I eat or why do I sleep? Because I find one is just as necessary to my well-being as the other.”–John Wanamaker; Religious, Civic and Political figure, U.S. Postmaster General, Merchant, Philanthropist; 1838-1922. ¹ ²
“I have lived, Sir, a long time and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth — that God governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without his notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without his aid? We have been assured, Sir, in the sacred writings that “except the Lord build they labor in vain that build it.” I firmly believe this; and I also believe that without his concurring aid we shall succeed in this political building no better than the Builders of Babel.”–Ben Franklin; 1706-1790; Franklin was a Founding Father (of America) an inventor, scientist, printer, politician and diplomat. Franklin helped draft the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution.
“A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have.”–Thomas Jefferson; 1743-1826.
“In the future there will again be a literal Israel, delivered from literal captivity, coming out of real countries -and taking possession of the same land;”–Rev. L. W. Gosnell; 1917.
“If you don’t read the newspaper, you are uniformed. If you read the newspaper you are misinformed.”–Mark Twain; 1835-1910.
“Have you noticed that people are always trying to flee communism, marxism and socialism–but they never try to flee capitalism, or the United States?”–Author Unk.
“The verdict of history is unmistakable. Nations perish from causes that are within; No nation ever died from causes that lay outside its borders. Every nation has died as its faith died. The people that has lost its religion has lost its life; Nations are not destroyed; they commit suicide.”–Samuel Zane Batten; 1922.
“If destruction be our lot we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen we must live through all time or die by suicide.”–President Abraham Lincoln.
America: “Our fathers have made one more trial, knowing that past failures were from want of Christian principle, and that they had settled these shores expressly in obedience to Christian principle, and therefore they might hope. In faith and prayer they struggled; for they felt, that with God all things are possible in the cause of righteousness, and they hoped their children would feel this too.
From the first, they set out with the idea of making this community that happy people, whose God is the Lord, – a Christian nation, – what the world had never yet seen, but what all its experience concurred in testifying it must seem or it would never see the amount of prosperity man is capable of attaining on earth. A Christian people! Not merely a sober, industrious people, without religion, if such could be expected, but distinctively a Christian people.”–7/5/1840; M. I. Motte; Psalm 144:15 (Happy is that people, whose God is the Lord) ¹
“The Constitution was not intended for a people that had no religion, or that needed any legislation on the subject from the proposed General or National Government; it was to be for a people already Christian, and whose existing laws, emanating from the most appropriate, or, to say the least, the most convenient sources, gave ample evidence of their being favourable to religion.”–Robert Baird, Clergyman; 1844.
“Don’t get so busy that you forget the job God called you to do.”–Mel Trotter; 1870-1940.
John Wesley: “He always had time for his work; but he never had time for anything else. When a young man in college, he wrote to his father, “Leisure and I have parted company.” They never met again.”–Wesley Bicentennial; 1903.
“Two things are needed for ‘the blotting out of sin’; repentance and conversion. You must leave your sins, in order that your sins may leave you; confess and renounce them, leave them off, come away from them, loathe and hate them, and abhor yourself because of them. But when you do this, and it must be done, you will find that they still cling to you. Turn not only from sin, but also unto Him who takes it away. “Be converted.” Submit your heart to the operation of His Spirit, and you shall feel, not only that you have come away from sin, but that sin has gone away from you; for the very spirit of it shall be cast out of you. Conversion and pardon are blessings simultaneously bestowed. Repentance prepares the way for both.”–J. Dymond; 1880.
“Your salvation is His business; His service is your business.”–Fuller.
“Tell me of Jesus–is the cry of the world in sin, to the world of redemption.”–Mershon.
“Many a good man’s purse is like a syphon, the very emptying of which insures its refilling.”–Dr. Arthur Edwards.
And there are also many other things which Jesus did, the which, if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written. Amen.–John 21:25 ♦ “Only a small part of the actions of Jesus had been written. But let us bless God for all that is in the Scriptures, and be thankful that there is so much—in so small a space.”–Matthew Henry; 1662-1714.
“Don’t boast about your hardheartedness or refusal to shed tears. Instead, pray that God will give you a tender heart which will sympathize with others.”–Lee Roberson.
“First we practice sin, then defend it–then boast of it.”–Thomas Manton.
“The Gifts (from the Holy Spirit) are not given to the necessarily most mature person, or the wisest person, or the most doctrinally sound person, they’re given by Grace—as a gift.” Dr. Michael L. Brown; PhD. ¹
“The high mountains are barren, but the low valleys are covered over with corn; and accordingly, the showers of God’s grace fall into lowly hearts and humble souls. The more poor in spirit, the more self-empty, the more earnestly we are desirous of spiritual things; and such shall be filled.”— Worthington.
“Written and unwritten sermons have alike demonstrated their right to be. Sometimes the one has proved the more helpful; sometimes the other. Historically, they have each wielded powerfully the character-building forces. Neither should discredit the other. The best answer to the question, Which shall be used, is, Both.”–Rev. S. C. Leonard, Orange, N. J., 1888.
“It should be clear, therefore, that Socialism is fundamentally Atheistic in the sense that it is without the belief in God; it is undeniable that while Atheism, per se, is in complete harmony with a Socialistically scheme. Theism, or Christianity, is not; for Christianity cannot be combined with any system in which the belief in God does not rank as an essential feature.”—Quote from Atheist, Chapman Cohen; Socialism, Atheism and Christianity; 1908. ¹
“Do you know what hell is?—TRUTH learned too late.”—Rev. Marcus Rainsford; 1871.
“Surprisingly, considering Islam’s might in the world today, there is no mention (in the Bible) of Islam during the Tribulation.”–Nathan Jones.
“The Constitution was not intended for a people that had no religion, it was to be for a people already Christian.”–Robert Baird; 1842.
“The grave is God’s bankrupt court, which clears a man of his property and his debts, at the same time.”–Beecher.
“It must be plain from these clear and explicit declarations of God’s Word, that marriage is an institution above human legislation.”—Sylvanus Stall; 1904.
“Almighty God instituted marriage for the legitimate propagation of mankind.”—Michael Muller; 1882.
“Defunding Planned Parenthood—Defunds Abortion. Nearly half of the abortion giant’s annual billion-dollar budget comes from taxpayer funds.”–ACLJ May 14, 2012.
“A friend is a person who asks how you are—and waits for your answer.”–Author Unk.
Jerusalem: “Other cities may claim to be the centers of a far greater earthly dominion than was ever accorded to David; But whether in the past, the present, or the future, there is no interest like that which attaches to the Holy City.”–J.M. Randall.
“There is a truth with which every true believer becomes acquainted—that God can and does cause every evil thing from Satan that would bring disaster and destruction upon us, to work out for our good.”—J.W. Byers (Rom. 8:28).
“Going to church doesn’t make you a Christian, any more than standing in a garage makes you a car.”–Author Unk.
“While there are cases where even the law recognizes an abortion as justifiable if recommended by a physician, I assert that the hundreds of thousands of abortions performed in America each year are a disgrace to civilization; If the laws against imparting knowledge of scientific birth control were repealed, nearly all of the 1,000,000 or 2,000,000 women who undergo abortions in the United States each year would escape the agony of the surgeon’s instruments and the long trail of disease, suffering and death which so often follows.”–*Margaret Sanger; From her book titled ‘Woman And The New Race’ (pages 126-128) published in 1922; *The “founder” of Planned Parenthood.
“You do not know how to persuade sinners to be reconciled to God?!! —Then you should learn.”—Rev. John Howard Hinton; M.A.; 1865.
“Every child is a precious gift from God; When we look into the eyes of a newborn child there is no doubt we see the beauty of the human soul, and the mystery of God’s great creation. We know that every life has meaning and that every life is totally worth protecting.”–President Donald J. Trump; May 22, 2018.
Abortion: “Its commission disobeys the Divine command “Thou shall not kill.” We cannot consider the subject in a purely physiological light. The impregnated ovum is not merely a living being. This would imply that it was nothing superior to the embryo of one of the brute creation. From the moment of conception it is the receptacle of a human soul.”–Dr. Edwin M. Hale; M.D., 1867.
“The preservation of the Jews as a distinct people, in the midst of Gentile nations, for nearly 1800 years, is a remarkable fact in the history of the world: and it has often been adduced as a standing evidence of the truth of the Word of God; God intends thereby to prove the truth of His word in fulfilling those promises concerning them that are yet unfulfilled, in their restoration, conversion, and settlement in the land. The accomplishment of all these things is for the glory of Christ, and the study of prophecy can only be profitable to the soul as we see Him to be the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the ending, of all the ways of God.”–From the book titled; The land of Canaan and the restoration of Israel; (JE) 1860.
“I know that no man made the roses. I know that no man painted the sunset on the evening skies. In the same way I know that no man, nor set of men, unaided, have produced the Bible. It points to God as certainly as the flowers or the heavens.”–Alfred Martin Haggard; Clergyman, Educator, College President; 1851-1933.
“Everybody that is for abortion has already been born.”–President Ronald Reagan.
“I do not believe in abortion at will. I do not believe that if a woman just wants to have an abortion she should; I do believe if you have an abortion you are committing murder.”–Nancy Reagan; Former First Lady. [What is Forgiveness?⇒Please review this page.]
“Any woman who has felt a baby stir inside her [and] any man who has seen the tiny heart pulsing on an ultrasound screen, knows that abortion is about ending a life.”–Karen Kissane.
“Our problems are opportunities to experience God’s power.”–Dr. Robert Jeffress.
May 14, 2018: “Today, we finally acknowledge the obvious: that Jerusalem is Israel’s capital. This is nothing more or less than a recognition of reality, It is also the right thing to do. It’s something that has to be done.”-President Donald J. Trump; “This is history President Trump, by recognizing history, you have made history.”–PM Netanyahu. † Israel @ 70.
Christ; “He has gone to prepare a place for us, as well as us for the place.”–Francis Nathan Peloubet; 1831-1920.
“God is never early, God is never in a hurry and God is never late.—His answer always comes just at the right time.”–Dr. Robert Jeffress.
“We can see that no force, or enchantment, shall prevail against Israel; and that our country, pursuing its sublime mission, and Israel restored to its own land, shall the latter dwell safely, and the former not fail until it melt into the millennial day.”—Rev. John Cumming, D.D., F.E.S.E; 1860.
“The Hebrew population at Jerusalem is variously estimated at from seven to ten thousand.”– From the book; Israel’s Speedy Restoration; (Letters) by Mrs. Phoebe Palmer; 1854.
“The Jewish population at Jerusalem increased from 70 families in 1488 to 1,500 at the beginning of the sixteenth century.”–The Jewish Encyclopedia–Isadore Singer, PhD; 1916.
“Christ is hated because sin is loved.”–Matthew Henry; 1662-1714.
“I’ve been asked to speak on the signs of the times that point to the soon return of Jesus. I’ve been preaching on this for 60 years. Sixty years ago when I began, I had to scratch around like a chicken to find one sign. Today there are so many signs, there are so many that I’m no longer looking for signs. I’m listening for a sound. The sound of a trumpet.”—Albert Peak.
“I don’t know if you’ve ever thought about this or not, but fulfilled prophecy is a unique characteristic of the Bible. There is no other book in the world that contains fulfilled prophecies. Did you know for example there’s not one fulfilled prophecy in any of the sayings of Confucius or Buddha? There is not one fulfilled prophecy in the Koran, not one. There is not one fulfilled prophecy in the Hindu Vedras. There is not one fulfilled prophecy in the book of Mormon, not one. Only the Bible contains fulfilled prophecy!” ¹—Dr. David R. Reagan; M.A., M.A.L.D., Ph.D.
“My belief embraces the Divinity of Christ and recognition of Christianity as the mightiest factor in the world’s civilization.”—President William McKinley Jr. 1843-1901.
“You have been saved out of the world and then sent back into the world to witness to the world, and that’s the only business you have in the world, till you’re taken out of the world!’—Pastor Adrian Rogers 1931-2005.
“The old-fashioned surgery used to believe in the transfusion of blood from a sound to a diseased person, and the consequent expulsion of disease. That is the fact about our relation to Christ. Put your arm side by side with His by simple faith in Him. Come into contact with Him, and the blood of Jesus Christ, the ‘law of the spirit of life that was in Him,’ will pass into the veins of your spirits, and make you whole of whatsoever disease you have.”—Alexander Maclaren; 1826-1910.
“In one chapter Moses gives us three verses that more vitally concern man than all that can be found in all the books that uninspired man has written. “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth,” is the only sentence that gives us the origin of life; second, the command that established reproduction according to kind; that is the only law governing the continuity of the race; and, third, the making of man in God’s image; that is the only explanation of man’s existence on earth.” —William Jennings Bryan; 1921 (referring to Darwinism/Evolution).
“Christians should acquire, use, save, spend and give money as redeemed men and women, and as God’s stewards, knowing that the time is coming when they shall be called to give an account of their stewardship.”–Charles A. Cook, D.D., 1904.
“The opposite of truth is not error—it is sin.”—Pastor Adrian Rogers; 1931-2005.
“We must be willing to do our work in a quiet way, to do it as unto the Lord, and not be looking for any reward from the world. I believe a man who is looking for his reward down here is not qualified for God’s service.”—D.L. Moody; 1889.
“I’m not looking for the ‘undertaker’—I’m looking for the Uppertaker.”—Dr. David Jeremiah and others.
Taking the LORD’S name in vain: ¹ ² “The ‘vain’ or ‘empty purposes’ to which God’s name may be put are: (1) to confirm something that is false and untrue, (2) to fill in the gaps in our speeches; (3) to express mild surprise, and (4) to use that name when no clear goal, purpose, or reason for its use is in mind; or absent-mindedly invoked as (in) table grace when no real heart, thankfulness, or purpose is involved. When God’s name is used lightly, what will we do in times of great distress?”—Interpreter’s Bible; Bible.Org ¹
“The day will come when the voice of the Church will be missing on earth.”—Dr. David Jeremiah (the Rapture).
“The resurrection of Christ was the great proof of His being the Son of God.”—Matthew Henry.
“How long should a sermon be?” he was once asked. To which he replied: “It is very much better to get a reputation for being brief than to have people say that you preach long sermons. Say what you have got to say in just as few words as you can. Then stop when you get through.” D.L. Moody.
“Many a man and woman who are seeking to find the secret of their powerlessness in prayer need not seek far; it is nothing more nor less than downright stinginess”—Rueben Archer Torrey; 1856 – 1928.
“We should permit none to participate in the advantages of our civilization who do not sympathize with our aims and form of government.”—President William McKinley Jr. 1843-1901.
“Thank God we can face our Giants today– they may not be physical people, but problems can become gigantic in proportion–Gods grace is enough.”—Pastor Robert E. Johnson; 2011.
“Fasting and prayer are religious exercises; the enjoining them an act of discipline. Every religious society has a right to determine for itself the time for these exercises, and the objects proper for them, according to their own particular tenets; and right can never be safer than in their hands, where the Constitution has deposited it.” —Thomas Jefferson, 1808.
“Went to church, fasted all day.”—An entry from George Washington’s diary; June 1, 1774 *Click here to view a copy of the History of Prayer in America (this history should be mandatory reading for all students, especially for those who have been taught that God and Christianity played NO role in the establishment, or the early history of America!).
“Let everyone of us try to get one soul.”—D.L. Moody.
“According to the evolutionist, there was a time when animals had no legs, and so the leg came by accident. How? Well, the guess is that a little animal without legs was wiggling along on its belly one day when it discovered a wart—it just happened so—and it was in the right place to be used to aid it in locomotion; so, it came to depend upon the wart, and use finally developed it into a leg. And then another wart and another leg, at the proper time—by accident—and accidentally in the proper place. Is it not astonishing that any person intelligent enough to teach school would talk such tommyrot to students and look serious while doing so?”—William Jennings Bryan; 1921.
“Letting the cat out of the bag is a whole lot easier than putting it back in.”–Will Rogers.
“You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it.”—Gerald K. Smith; 2008.
“Fifty million people die every year, six thousand die every hour, and over one hundred people die every minute. But when thousands of people die in the same place and at the same time, we are more likely to wonder why God would allow such a thing to happen.”―Steve Farrar.
We believe it was the epigrammatic editor of “The King’s Business” who remarked that “a flower in the sick room is worth a whole bouquet at the funeral.” This is a true saying, and worthy of universal acceptation. Too many people postpone the flowers for the casket which would have gladdened the heart of the living.—The Christian Evangelist; 1901.
6-26-2013: *How ONE Vote Changed The Future Of America: DOMA
Ruled Unconstitutional →”This case is about power in several respects. It is about the power of our people to govern themselves, and the power of this Court to pronounce the law. Today’s opinion aggrandizes the latter, with the predictable consequence of diminishing the former. We have no power to decide this case. And even if we did, we have no power under the Constitution to invalidate this democratically adopted legislation. The Court’s errors on both points spring forth from the same diseased root: an exalted conception of the role of this institution in America.”— Judge A. G. Scalia; Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (*The vote: 5-4).
“I believe that, if not to-day or to-morrow, yet at an early day, better knowledge of the facts, the light of experience, the love of liberty and justice which still burns in the hearts of the Republican masses in this country, will bring that party back to the principles and policy upon which it planted itself in the beginning.”—The Honorable George Frisbie Hoar; 1900.
“When the day comes at the ballot box when every candidate knows he stands upon his merits as an honest, upright, true man, and not upon the crack of the party whip forcing voters to cast their ballots for him, then the day will come when no rascal will run for office, and no scoundrel will be nominated by any party.”—Rev. Sam Porter Jones; 1896.
“The record shows that in all of our legislative discussions concerning illegal voting, the Democratic party, for some reason or other, has invariably found reasons to object to every law framed for the protection of the ballot box; and has equally found it impracticable to propose any other law for that purpose. The two facts bear their own comment.”—Jacob Harris Patton, M.A., PhD; 1896.
“The unborn baby’s heart starts beating at 20 days and the brain gives off brainwaves at 40 days. If these factors are used by the law to determine death, why can’t they be used to determine life ?”—TFP Student Action.
LUST: “What is lust? →Lust is an inordinate desire of carnal pleasure.” ♦ “What is lechery? →An inordinate desire of carnal sin, or the delights of the flesh.”—The Churchman’s Monthly Review; 1843.
“The message of Christ, plainly delivered, ever has been a sure touchstone by which men may learn what road they are travelling.”— Matthew Henry.
“I refuse to support any organization that does not believe in Jesus Christ.”—Mayor Craig Fletcher, Vero Beach, Fl. ¹
A Bold Servant Of The Lord →History records a Pastor who ’spoke out’ against the evils of his day— he had this to say about that; “To see evil and not call it evil—is evil. Not to speak—is to speak—Dietrich Bonhoeffer →Pastor Bonhoeffer spoke against the atrocities of the Hitler regime. Predictably, he was imprisoned by the Nazis, and martyred on April 9. 1945. A startling observation —”In 1933 there were 45 million Protestants and 18,000 Pastors in Germany. The (1933) total population of this country?—65 million!”
“But now I must say a word to those who, in spite of God’s prolonged entreaty, beginning almost at their cradle, and continued till to-day, are still unsaved, unwon. How shall any poor words that my tongue can frame, convince of this deadly lifelong mistake— this real risk you persist in…of eternal damnation.”—Rev. Wm. S. Rainsford; 1876.
“Someone has said that there are four things necessary in studying the Bible: Admit, Submit, Commit and Transmit. First , admit its truth; second, submit to its teachings; third, commit it to memory; and fourth, transmit it.”—D.L. Moody.
“Every thinking man, when he realizes that the teachings of the Bible are so interwoven and entwined with our whole civic and social life …that it would be literally—I do not mean figuratively, I mean literally— impossible for us to figure what life would be—if these teachings were removed.”–President Theodore Roosevelt.
”The Bible is the Word of Life. I beg that you will read it and find this out for yourselves—read, not little snatches here and there, but long passages that will really be the road to the heart of it. You will not only find it full of real men and women, but also of things you have wondered about and been troubled about all your life, as men have been always, and the more you read the more it will become plain to you what things are worth while and what are not; what things make men happy—loyalty, right dealings, speaking the truth, readiness to give everything for what they think their duty, and, most of all, the wish that they may have the real approval of the Christ, who gave everything for them; and the things that are guaranteed to make men unhappy—selfishness, cowardice, greed, and everything that is low and mean.”—President Woodrow Wilson.
“As Commander-In-Chief I take pleasure in commending the reading of the Bible to all who serve in the armed forces of the United States. Throughout the centuries men of many faiths and diverse origins have found in the Sacred Book words of wisdom, counsel and inspiration. It is a fountain of strength and now, as always, an aid in attaining the highest aspiration of the human soul.”—President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
“The American clergy and the American statesman; the preacher and the politician—were the two firm hands that first held Democracy’s plow, gripping the reins of this fledgling republic and cutting deep that furrow of freedom in the hearts of men while earnestly sowing the seeds of life and liberty. They understood their role of maintaining the balance between church and state, not the separation thereof.”—Pastor Dan Cummins.
“Now is the time for all good pastors to come to the aid of their country. If the American pastor forgets his role in America’s history, he will have lost his purpose for America’s future. America’s current crises are not caused by separation of church and state, but that the church is in a state of separation. America’s preachers have taken their hands off Democracy’s plow.”—Pastor Dan Cummins.
The Bible: “ If the plain sense makes sense, don’t look for any other sense; lest you end up with nonsense.”—Dr. David R. Reagan; M.A., M.A.L.D., Ph.D.
“If we want to honor the Holy Ghost, let us bear in mind that He is one of the Trinity, a personality of the Godhead.”—D.L. Moody; 1881.
“If preaching politics be admitted to be a valid objection against the pulpit, then every selfish and immoral scheme will avail itself of this plea, and shelter itself under this pretense.”—ATS; 1860.
“If politics be forbidden to the pulpit, everything will be called politics which selfish men do not like to hear.”—The American Tract Society; 1860.
“If one really has received Christ he cannot keep it to himself.”—Rev. Reuben Archer Torrey; 1906.
“If you please God, it doesn’t matter who you displease; If you displease God— it doesn’t matter who you please.”—Pastor Adrian Rogers (1931-2005).
“If you draw a line around the countries where the greatest freedom is enjoyed and the highest civilization flourishes, you will find that you have included the countries where the people believe in Christianity, and excluded those where it has very little or no influence.”—Herbert Moninger; Nannie Lee Frayser.
“If we place our hopes on worldly goods, we may tempt God to withdraw them, lest we endanger the safety of our everlasting souls, for that which is perishing.”—The Guide; 1873.
“The only time people dislike gossip is when you gossip about them.”—Will Rogers.
“Until you’re prepared to die—you’re not ready to live”—Pastor Adrian Rogers (1931-2005).
What IS Murder? “The designed and malevolent taking of human life, was by the original appointment of God, a crime to be punished by death. Cain, the first murderer, recognized it as such, Genesis 4:14. The ground for the death penalty for murder is the eminent dignity and sacredness of man as a child of God, Genesis 9:5-6. Like the Sabbath and marriage, it is a primeval and universal institution for mankind, and all nations have so recognized it.” Acts 28:4.— The American Tract Society (Bible Dictionary, 1859).
“There are NO unwanted babies.”—Pastor John Piper.
“Death runs in my family.”—Pastor Adrian Rogers (1931-2005).
“When the plain sense of Scripture makes common sense, seek no other sense ; therefore, take every word at its primary, ordinary, usual, literal meaning unless the facts of the immediate context, studied in the light of related passages and axiomatic and fundamental truths, indicate clearly otherwise.”—Dr. David L. Cooper; Th.M., Ph.D., Litt.D.
“The Bible is a sealed book to every man, learned or unlearned, till he begins to study it with a simple heart and a teachable spirit, that he may thence learn the truth and the will of God.”—Matthew Henry.
“The Law of First Mention may be said to be the principle that requires one to go to that portion of the Scriptures where a doctrine is mentioned for the first time and to study the first occurrence of the same in order to get the fundamental inherent meaning of that doctrine.”—Dr. David L. Cooper; Th.M., Ph.D., Litt.D.
“In our prayers we talk to God, In our Bible study God talks to us—and
we had better let God do most of the talking.”—D.L. Moody 1837-1899.
Modernism and rationalism are the logical outgrowth of forcing a figurative meaning upon a passage that is clearly literal, or vice versa.”—Dr. D. L. Cooper; Th.M., LL.D, Litt.D., Ph.D., D.D.
“The Holy Scriptures should be studied as a whole , for their several parts were given in manifold portions and modes, and, taken all together, they constitute a remarkably self-interpreting volume.”—Rev. Milton Spenser Terry, D.D., LL.D., S.T.D., 1890.
“I refused to send our child to public schools. He was educated in private Christian schools. He not only received a better education, but his teachers reinforced the values we taught at home.”—Mychal Massie.
“Christians are honest in ALL their dealings; —To be considered binding, their promises need not be in writing, notarized…or even sealed with a handshake.”—N27WC.
“Sin exposes, makes poor, and weakens any people.”—Matthew Henry, 1662-1714.
“Everything that conflicts with Christianity, is human and false.”—Rev. David Gregg, D.D., LL.D., 1898.
“Nothing deserves a place in the curriculum of the public schools that is not, when rightly taught, truly educative, and therefore helpful towards the Coming of the Kingdom.”—Dr. Roark.
“Christians soon realize when someone needs help…that need generally occurs at the most inconvenient time of the helper”—N27WC.
“The Scout Master will most assuredly make his greatest mistake in seeking to encourage boys to live up to a moral standard which he, himself, does not practice.”—From The Handbook for Scout Masters; Boy Scouts of America, 1913.
“Brethren and sisters. Surrender to God. Make it a solemn, deliberate act. When you have done that, you are not your own. Later when tempted to act as though you owned yourself—remember the day and hour when you gave yourself to God.”—H. J. Latham; 1907.
”The very nature of the Christian religion supposes that we feel ourselves to be sinners, and that we should be ever ready to acknowledge it. A man who claims that he is absolutely perfect, that he is holy as God is holy, must know little of his own heart.”—Albert Barnes; 1798-1870.
“Character is the hand, and reputation is the glove.”—Author UNK.
“All evil deeds have their origin in the thought.”—Rev. W. Selner; 1903.
“Marriage is a special union created as a Holy covenant between man, woman, and God. Redefine marriage and you redefine America.”–Penny Young Nance.
“The Rapture—Separation Of Church And State”—The World’s Best Church Signs.
“My dear friends, are we Christians? I do not ask, are we Churchmen? Are we Dissenters, or Presbyterians, or Independents, or Baptists? The longer I live, the less I care for these things, and the more I feel the infinite and pressing importance of going forth to save souls, of preaching Christ crucified to every man that will give you a hearing.”—Rev. J. Cumming. D.D., 1872.
Regarding the 1st Amendment: “The United States furnishes the first example in history of a government deliberately depriving itself of all legislative control over religion, which was justly regarded by all older governments as the chief support of public morality, order, peace, and prosperity.”—Philip Schaff, D.D., LL.D; 1889.
Another definition Of Climate Change: ”The weather often changeth without notice, and is constant almost in its inconstancy!”—William Penn; 1683.
PRAYER: “When a pump is frequently used, but little pains are necessary to obtain water, it flows out at the first stroke, because the water is high. But if the pump has not been used for a long time, the water gets low, and when it is wanted you must pump a great while, and the stream only comes after great efforts. And so it is with prayer: if we are instant in it, and faithful in it, every little circumstance awakens the disposition to pray, and desires and words are always ready. But if we-neglect prayer, it is difficult for us to pray, for the water in the well gets low.”—Felix Neff.
“Since good thoughts are of such advantage, care must be taken to cultivate them as much as possible.”—Michael George Duignan.
”Make a grave for your ugly thoughts, and a garden for your kindly feelings.”—Author Unk.
“God has a niche for every one of His children. Happy the man or woman who has found his or her place. A great many men want to do big things. That is the mistake I made when I started out. I wanted to preach to intelligent people, but I found the people didn’t like to hear me. So I began with the children. They liked to hear me, and I got along very well—I grew right up along with them. But it was years before I could talk profitably to grown people. I talked to the children, and it was a grand school. It was the preparation I needed. That was my theological seminary.”—D.L. Moody.
“The late Professor Smeaton, of Edinburgh, used to say to his students: “Gentlemen, reckon your ministry a failure unless souls are converted to Christ.”—Rev. J.W. Kemp 1856-1914.
“The Doctrine of Christ cannot be merged with another religion, or revised in any way.”—N27WC.
“To stand on some mount of freedom and see that God is love and see that Christ is the manifestation of that love— how transforming the vision!”—Rev. Sam Jones; 1847–1906
“The bravest and best men with whom I came in contact during two great conflicts were Christian men, and I believe the better Christian a man is, the braver, truer and nobler he is in private and public life. I do not see how a man can be brave or useful unless he is a Christian.”—General James Longstreet (1821-1904).
“The blame game in the Middle East drama always has their villains out of sync— They’re usually Jews and evangelical Christians.“—Jan Markell.
Christian Faith; “It is 24/7. It must be practiced in the home, the business, the government, and yes, the law.”—Michael Youssef.
“A family without prayer is like a house without a roof; exposed to every wind that blows, and every storm that rages.”—Rev. William Jay (1769-1853).
“Jesus is my role model” “Everybody wants to go along—to get along “—Quotes from Dr. Benjamin Solomon Carson, Jr., M.D., Neurosurgeon; United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.
“Jesus is coming soon—Look busy!”—Hal Lindsey.
“The world owes a man nothing that he does not earn.”—Russell Herman Conwell 1843-1925.
BEWARE Of Slanderers: “They carry the Devil’s mail-bag. They hear as well as they tell. While they report to you the faults of others, they are simply changing the mail, and will lug off your faults, and peddle them as well.”—Horace Lorenzo Hastings.
“The devil is rarely seen in his movements and methods. He has rare tact in getting others to do his work and execute his plans.”—Pastor Edward McKendree Bounds.
“A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same.”–-Elbert Hubbard.
Goal Planning —”We do not deserve to be called anything but fools, if our planning does not include eternity.”—Rev. J.C. McClintock, D.D., 1893.
“Whatever makes men good Christians, makes them good citizens.”—Daniel Webster; 1782-1852.
“Taking so much medicine isn’t that bad —it helps me to remember what day it is.” (Other uses for the daily pill-box)–N27WC.