Should one point out that from ancient times a decline in courage has been considered the beginning of the end?

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (1918–2008)

No man can be a good pastor who cannot preach, any more than a man can be a good Shepherd and still failed to feed his flock. A part of shepherding is feeding and an indispensable part.

Charles E. Jefferson

When a church receives an unbaptized person, something more is done than merely to tolerate his error.

John L. Dagg (1794-1884)

The main thing a Christian should look after is sanctification. This is the unum necessarium, the one thing needful.

Thomas Watson (1620-1686)

The saints, even in this world, are compared to a tree that does not wither, Ps. 1:3; to the cedars which flourish on Mount Lebanon, Ps. 92:12; to Mount Zion which cannot be moved, but which abideth for ever, Ps. 125:1; and to a house built on a rock, Matt. 7:24. The Lord is with them in their old age, Is. 46:4, and is there guide even unto death, Ps. 48:14, so that they cannot be totally and finally lost.

Loraine Boettner (1901-1990)

The believer, like a man on shipboard, may fall again and again on the deck, but he will never fall overboard.

C. H. Spurgeon (1834-1892)

The 20th century saw far more Christians die for their faith than was known in the early centuries. In Armenia, Russia, China and the southern Sudan, millions in the modern age have died for their loyalty to Jesus Christ.

Kenneth E. Bailey

Childhood comes but once with its opportunities. Whatever is done to stamp it with beauty must be done quickly.

J. R. Miller (1840-1912)

Christianity . . . does not fear to speak the stern word of condemnation against error, nor to raise its voice against surrounding evils, under the pretext it is not of this world; it does not shrink from giving honest reproof, lest it come under the charge of displaying an unchristian spirit. It calls sin sin, on whomsoever it is found, and would rather risk the accusation of being actuated by a bad spirit than not discharge an explicit duty. . . . The religion of both the old and new Testaments is marked by fervent outspoken testimonies against evil. To speak smooth things in such a case may be sentimentalism, but it is not Christianity.

Horatius Bonar (1808-1889)

Are you a Pedobaptist? To be consistent you must also be a Papist. The same same law that requires infant baptism requires a pope, an established religion, and their adjuncts.

R. B. C. Howell (1801-1868)

A despot doesn't fear eloquent writers preaching freedom - he fears a drunken poet who may crack a joke that will take hold.

E. B. White

And I will give them an heart to know me.

Jeremiah 24.7

Hear ye, and give ear; be not proud: for the LORD hath spoken.

Jeremiah 13.15

The word 'predestinated' is never used in connection with those who suffer eternal punishment, so God cannot be accused by the stupid of predestining anyone to perdition.

John S. Waldrip

Michael Sattler was burned at the stake for writing and publishing the Schleitheim Confession with its declaration of believers baptism his wife was drowned a few days later.

Ched Spellman

Conrad Grebel died of the plague on the run from the city government for his stand on believers baptism and speaking against infant baptism.

Ched Spellman

George Blaurock was burned at the stake by the Austrian government for preaching about believer's baptism and speaking against infant baptism.

Thieleman J. van Braught

Felix Manz was drowned through a decree of the City Council in Zurich in the river Limmat for preaching the baptism of believers and baptizing people in order to stop the practice.

Henry Bullinger

Humans are cerebral misers; namely they are too intellectually lazy to collect the relevant information on a given issue and instead prefer to form opinions while expending as little mental effort as possible.

Gad Saad, Ph.D., "The Parasitic Mind: How Infectious Ideas Are Killing Common Sense," page 141.

When we speak of someone as "well-read," we should have this ideal in mind. Too often, we use that phrase to mean the quantity rather than the quality of reading. A person who has read widely but not well deserves to be pitied rather than praised. As Thomas Hobbes said, "If I read as many books as most men do, I would be as dull-witted as they are."

Mortimer J. Adler and Charles Van Doren, "How To Read A Book: The Classic Guide To Intelligent Reading," Simon & Schuster, page 164.

Those who say they are part of the universal, invisible church at salvation are sleeping at the front door of the real church, not realizing how they are depriving themselves of spiritual growth. Church membership should be the next logical step after they come to Christ for salvation.

Dr. Dan R. Nelson, "Baptist Revival 2.0: Baptist Faith and Practice Analyzed and Explained Scripturally and Historically."

It is the duty of every theologian to subordinate his theories to the Bible, and teach not what seems to him to be true or reasonable, but simply what the Bible teaches.

Charles Hodge (1797-1878)

Collective Munchausen: Sufferers of Collective Munchausen seek attention, sympathy, and empathy by advertising their suppose and victimhood heard status (or piggybacking on the victimhood of others, Collective Munchausen by Proxy).

Gad Saad, Ph.D.

Most people think that winning the argument is what matters, not learning the truth.

Mortimer J. Adler and Charles Van Doren, "How To Read A Book: The Classic Guide To Intelligent Reading," Simon & Schuster, page 145.

A proper understanding of the church is crucial today. The church is not universal, it is not all believers, it is not a denomination, and it is not authorized and maintained by the civil government.

Dr. Dan R. Nelson

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