Systems and Governments...

Religious and Secular, For Grace and Faux Grace

2/21/2014

“Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.” (C.S. Lewis)

“Any manipulation of the Scriptures to make them speak peace to the natural man is evil and can only lead to ruin.” (A. W. Tozer)

“At any point in all of Eternity, we can say, ‘This is just the beginning.’ How wonderful for those who are with Christ. How unimaginably dreadful for those who are not.” (Leonard Ravenhill)

“People take salvation today in such a cold, formal, matter-of-fact, business-like sort of way, that it appears as though they are doing God an honor in condescending to receive His offer of Redemption. Their eyes are dry, their sense of sin absent; nor is there any sign of penitence and contrition... But oh, if there were conviction! if they came with hearts bowed down, yea! broken and contrite, came with the cry of the guilt-laden soul: ‘God be merciful to me a sinner!’--came trembling with the burning life and death question of the Philippian jailor: ‘What must I do to be saved?’--what converts they would be!” (Oswald J. Smith)

“The Word of God is a looking glass, to show us our spots; and the blood of Christ is a fountain to wash them away.” (Thomas Watson)

“Let us not glide through this world and then slip quietly out of it without having blown the trumpet loud and long for our Blessed Redeemer. At the very least, let us see to it that when the Devil gets news of our departure from the battlefield, he throws a thanksgiving party in hell.” (C.T. Studd)

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