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Christian Quotation Of The Day

Discussion in 'Friendship Court' started by FineLinen, Feb 8, 2005.

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    "Whenever there is a shrinking from the cross, a dodging of Calvary, a refusal of the pathway of pain and suffering, an unwillingness to pay the price and to suffer pain and loss, then there will be poverty, death and shallowness, an emptiness that can give out, nothing with which to minister to God's people. Let death never cease to work in me that life may never cease to flow out to others." -Watchman Nee-
     
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    “This much is certain, that we have no theological right to set any sort of limits to the loving-kindness of God which has appeared in Jesus Christ. Our theological duty is to see and understand it as being still greater than we had seen before.” -Karl Barth-

    "Faith is not an art. Faith is not an achievement. Faith is not a good work of which some may boast while others can excuse themselves with a shrug of the shoulders for not being capable of it. It is a decisive insight of faith itself that all of us are incapable of faith in ourselves, whether we think of its preparation, beginning, continuation, or completion." -Karl Barth-
     
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    "I believe in Christ's descent to hell. He came back and declared: 'I have the keys to death and hell!' What does He do with these keys? He opens them up of course! When you think of hell, you should never think about it in the context of the question whether you yourself or someone else is going there, but always look to Christ. In His wounds, death and hell have been overcome. Which is, by the way, also the counsel Johann of Staupitz gave to his pupil Martin Luther." -Jürgen Moltmann-
     
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    "How could the Bible possibly speak of the perfect victory of God our Creator who loves righteousness and cannot bear evil, if that victory really means that He cannot bring His own creatures at last to hate evil as He hates it, but must confirm multitudes, indeed the majority of them, in their choice of evil for ever and ever?... What sort of victory is it to be able only to subdue evil and prevent it harming any but those who choose it, and to be unable to bring human souls to abominate it and desire to forsake it, so that the evil itself ceases to exist?..." -Hannah Hurnard-
     
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    "Only in love can I find you, my God. In love the gates of my soul spring open, allowing me to breathe a new air of freedom and forget my own petty self. In love my whole being streams forth out of the rigid confines of narrowness and anxious self-assertion, which make me a prisoner of my own poverty emptiness. In love all the powers of my soul flow out toward you, wanting never more to return, but to lose themselves completely in you, since by your love you are the inmost center of my heart, closer to me than I am to myself." -Karl Rahner-

    "The chief thing that separates us from God is the thought that we are separated from God. If we get rid of that thought, our troubles will be greatly reduced. We fail to believe that we are always with God and that God is part of every reality. The present moment, every object we see, our inmost nature, is rooted in God. But we hesitate to believe this until personal experience gives us the confidence to believe it. This involves the gradual development of intimacy with God. God speaks to us through each other as well as from within. The interior experience of God's presence activates our capacity to perceive God in everything else--in people, in events, in nature." ~ Thomas Keating
     
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    “We have not an impotent Father, or a disappointed Christ, or a defeated Holy Ghost, as is so commonly preached; but an omnipotent Father, an all-victorious Christ, and an almighty Holy Spirit, able to break the hardest heart and subdue the stoutest will.” -E.W. Bullinger-

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    "Life is not a test, so God can discover what we would do.

    Life is a test, so we would discover what God does do." -Peter Hiett-
     
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    "Everything we see in nature is manifested truth; only we are not able to recognize it unless truth is manifest within ourselves." -Jakob Bohme-
     
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    “People think of faith as being something that you don't really believe, a device in helping you believe simply it. Of course that is quite wrong. As Pascal says, faith is a gift of God. It is different from the proof of it. It is the kind of faith God himself places in the heart, of which the proof is often the instrument...He says of it, too, that it is the heart which is aware of God, and not -reason. That is what faith is: God perceived by the heart, not be reason.” - Malcolm Muggeridge-
     
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    "The initial experience of justification by faith is not the process of being made the righteousness of God in Him." -D.E.L. Johnson-
     
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    “Every happening, great and small, is a parable whereby God speaks to us, and the art of life is to get the message.” - Malcolm Muggeridge-

    “People do not believe lies because they have to, but because they want to." - Malcolm Muggeridge-

    “All new news is old news happening to new people” - Malcolm Muggeridge-
     
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    "Thunder in the desert!
    Prepare God’s arrival!
    Make the road smooth and straight!
    Every ditch will be filled in,
    Every bump smoothed out,
    The detours straightened out,
    All the ruts paved over.
    Everyone will be there to see
    The parade of God’s salvation.” -Eugene H. Peterson-
     
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    “The deeper we grow in the Spirit of Jesus Christ, the poorer we become - the more we realize that everything in life is a gift. The tenor of our lives becomes one of humble and joyful thanksgiving. Awareness of our poverty and ineptitude causes us to rejoice in the gift of being called out of darkness into wondrous light and translated into the kingdom of God's beloved Son.” -Brennan Manning-
     
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