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“When Divine and human laws are opposed, these must always yield to those; and 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.”–Jeremy Taylor; 1835

“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

“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

“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

“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.” —John Wesley

“Tears shed for self are tears of weakness, but tears shed for others are a sign of strength.”—Rev. Billy Graham

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

“Change marriage and you change the world. Convince people that government, not God, lays down the rules for marriage, and they will believe more strongly that they determine right and wrong, that not even the world’s rulers are subject to a higher authority” —R. C. Sproul

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

“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

“The nation that kills its unborn has lost its soul.” —Mother Theresa

”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

“I refuse to support any organization that does not believe in Jesus Christ.”—Mayor Craig Fletcher, Vero Beach, Fla

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

“If we hold up God’s standards, we are accused of being intolerant.”—Franklin Graham

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

“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.”—DT; 2012

“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”—DT; 2012

“You can’t UN Christianize an organization…or a country, without first Demoralizing it.”—DT; 2012

“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

“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

“The essence of all pantheism, evolutionism, and modern cosmic religion is really in this proposition: that Nature is our mother.”—G.K. Chesterson (1874-1936) —>”Mother Nature” is an idol (a pagan goddess symbol) and should never be recognized,  or  associated with being in control of God’s creation. The reader can research this topic here, using search words such as pagan, idols, false gods, worshipping creation etc. to confirm this.

“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

“It’s beyond belief that as I type this, the Supreme Court of the United States is debating same-sex marriage and the Defense of Marriage Act.  It’s called DOMA which was passed during the Clinton Administration for fear—a day would come in America when the sacred foundations of civilization, a man marrying a woman, would be challenged.  That day has arrived. Who would have ever believed that a University student attending Florida Atlantic University would be told by his professor to write the name of Jesus on a piece of paper, drop it on the ground and stomp on it. That happened this week!  I am reminded of Bible verses that warn America we are on the wrong road.  “All nations that forget God are turned into hell.”  “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord!”—Pastor John Hagee; 3-27-2013

The Truest 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.”—DT; 2012

“For what is our hope? – I can have no prospects from earth; I have forsaken all for the Gospel; and esteem every thing it can afford as dross and dung, that I may gain Christ.”–Adam Clarke; A Commentary on 1 Thessalonians 2: 19

“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

“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

Christian Faith; “It is 24/7. It must be practiced in the home, the business, the government, and yes, the law.”— Michael Youssef

“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; 1912

1859: “Those who think, must think their pride down, if God is with them in their thinking.”—Rev. C.H. Spurgeon; 1834-1892

“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

“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

“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

“Taking so much medicine isn’t that bad —it helps me to remember what day it is.”  (Other uses for the daily pill-box) DT; 2012