Category Archives: Quotes

Sincere, but Wrong

“When living in an egotistical age, it is hard to convince people that what they give to God sincerely may not be acceptable to Him. Narcissism imagines that God must simply melt at the sight His child’s scribble-drawing, knowing how … Continue reading

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The Value of Memory

“The great ancient rhetoricians considered a strong memory indispensable for their craft. Medieval and Renaissance thinkers turned out books and treatises on the art, containing elaborate systems to train the memory to store copious amounts of material and access it … Continue reading

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The Friendly Enemy or The Dangerous Friend

There are two cultures, they are in fierce opposition to each other, and it is necessary for a great debate to ensue about the matter… First, technology is a friend. It makes life easier, cleaner, and longer. Can anyone ask … Continue reading

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Why Read History?

History maketh a young man to be old, without either wrinkles or gray hairs; privileging him with the experience of age, without either the infirmities or inconveniences thereof. Without history a man’s soul is purblind, seeing only the things which … Continue reading

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Master the Arts for the Sake of the Church

At very least, Christians have to know music, poetry, rhetoric, and architecture. Music because we’re told to sing; poetry because we’re told to sing hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs; rhetoric because somebody’s got to preach; and architecture because we’ve got … Continue reading

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From Whence the Baptists?

We believe that the Baptists are the original Christians. We did not commence our existence at the Reformation, we were Reformers before Luther and Calvin were born; we never came out of the Church of Rome, for we were never … Continue reading

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The Similarity Between Hitler and Roosevelt

We may be sure that the characteristic blindness of the twentieth century–the blindness about which posterity will ask, “But how could they have thought that?”–lies where we have never suspected it, and concerns something about which there is untroubled agreement … Continue reading

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Betrayed by a “Legalist”

When I googled “every square inch” I came up with about 17 million hits. Many of them were Christian websites launching off of Abraham Kuyper’s famous quote about conquering every square inch for Christ. That well-phrased line of his reflects … Continue reading

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Martyn Lloyd-Jones on Preaching

What is preaching? Logic on fire! And again: What is the chief end of preaching? It is to give men and women a sense of God and His presence. … I can forgive the preacher almost anything if he gives … Continue reading

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Mandela’s View of the Problem

We must face the matter squarely that where there is something wrong in how we govern ourselves, it must be said that the fault is not in our stars but in ourselves that we are ill-governed. Nelson Mandela, quoted in … Continue reading

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