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Pour not on the comforts you want, but upon the mercies you have. Look rather at God's ending in afflicting, than to the measure and degree of your affliction.
- Christopher Love

    Topics: Affliction

Sanctified afflictions are like so many artificers working on a pious man's crown to make it more bright and massive.
- Ralph Cudworth

    Topics: Affliction, Sanctification, Piety

The empyrean heaven saved not the angels who in that heaven committed sin. The terrestrial Paradise saved not Adam, who in that paradise committed sin. And dost thou presume to hope in the Church for impunity of those evils which in the Church you perpetrate?
- Paolo Segneri

    Topics: Angels, Sin

The meek are not those who are never at all angry, for such are insensible; but those who, feeling anger, control it, and are angry only when they ought to be. Meekness excludes revenge, irritability, morbid sensitiveness, but not self-defence, or a quiet and steady maintenance of right.
- Theophylact

    Topics: Anger, Revenge, Meekness

How little chance the Holy Ghost has nowadays. The churches and missionary societies have so bound Him in red tape that they practically ask Him to sit in a corner while they do the work themselves.
- C.T. Studd

    Topics: Apathy, Missions, Holy Spirit

Our clerics neither evangelize like the apostles, nor go to war like the secular lords, nor toil like laborers.
- John Wycliffe

    Topics: Apathy

If I were asked today to formulate as concisely as possible that main cause of the ruinous revolution that swallowed up some 60 million of our people, I could not put it more accurately than to repeat: 'Men had forgotten God; that is why all this has happened.'
- Alexander Solzhenitsyn

    Topics: Atheism

By night an atheist half-believes in God.
- Edward Young

    Topics: Atheism

To be an atheist requires an infinitely greater measure of faith than to receive all the great truths which atheism would deny.
- Joseph Addison

    Topics: Atheism

Monkeys are superior to men in this: When a monkey looks into a mirror, he sees a monkey.
- Malcolm de Chazal

    Topics: Atheism, Men

The cross is a one time, visual representation of God's grief over sin.
- Dean H. Harvey

    Topics: Atonement, The Cross, Grief

Our peace and confidence are to be found not in our empirical holiness, not in our progress toward perfection, but in the alien righteousness of Jesus Christ that covers our sinfulness and alone makes us acceptable before a holy God.
- Donald Bloesch

    Topics: Atonement, Righteousness

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