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The neglected heart will soon be a heart overrun with worldly thoughts; the neglected life will soon become a moral chaos.

    Topics: Morality, Life, The Heart

Don't come down here to cry about it, go home and live it!

    Topics: Obedience

Our Lord told His disciples that love and obedience were organically united. The final test of love is obedience.

    Topics: Obedience

Salvation apart from obedience is unknown in the sacred Scriptures... Apart from obedience there can be no salvation, for salvation without obedience is a self-contradictory impossibility.

    Topics: Obedience

The man with a cross no longer controls his destiny; he lost control when he picked up his cross. That cross immediately became to him an all-absorbing interest, an overwhelming interference. No matter what he may desire to do, there is but one thing he can do; that is, move on toward the place of crucifixion.

    Topics: Obedience

The true Church has never sounded out public expectations before launching her mission. Her leaders heard from God, they knew their Lord's will and did it. Their people followed them - sometimes to triumph, oftener to insults and public persecution - and their sufficient reward was the satisfaction of being right in a wrong world!

    Topics: Obedience, Rewards

Selfishness is never so exquisitely selfish as when it is on its knees. ... Self turns what would otherwise be a pure and powerful prayer into a weak and ineffective one.

    Topics: Prayer, Selfishness

Most men, indeed, play at religion as they play at games, religion itself being of all games the one most universally played.

    Topics: Religion
    Source: The Divine Conquest.

Religion today is not transforming the people - it is being transformed by the people. It is not raising the moral level of society - it is descending to society's own level and congratulating itself that it has scored a victory because society is smiling accepting its surrender.

    Topics: Religion

We understand and acknowledge that the Resurrection has placed a glorious crown upon all of Christ's sufferings!

    Topics: Resurrection
    Source: Renewed Day by Day, Christianity Today, v. 40, n. 4.

Have you noticed how much praying for revival has been going on of late - and how little revival has resulted? I believe the problem is that we have been trying to substitute praying for obeying, and it simply will not work.

    Topics: Revival, Obedience

Salvation is from our side a choice, from the divine side it is a seizing upon, an apprehending, a conquest by the Most High God. Our "accepting" and "willing" are reactions rather than actions. The right of determination must always remain with God.

    Topics: Salvation, Choices

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