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He who created us without our help will not save us without our consent.

    Topics: Salvation

Salvation is God's way of making us real people.

    Topics: Salvation

The Holy Scriptures are our letters from home.

    Topics: Scripture, Home

If thou sin, the word of God is thy adversary. It is the adversary of thy will till it become the author of thy salvation.

    Topics: Scripture, Salvation

I have read in Plato and Cicero sayings that are wise and very beautiful; but I have never read in either of them: Come unto me all ye that labor and are heavy laden.

    Topics: Scripture, Reading

If you believe what you like in the gospels, and reject what you don't like, it is not the gospel you believe, but yourself.

    Topics: Scripture, The Gospel, Selfishness

Sin is believing the lie that you are self-created, self-dependent and self-sustained.

    Topics: Self-esteem

God is not greater if you reverence Him, but you are greater if you serve Him.

    Topics: Service

We do good deeds, but God works in us in the doing of them.

    Topics: Service

Nothing so clearly discovers a spiritual man as his treatment of an erring brother.

    Topics: Sin, Character

The confession of evil works is the first beginning of good works.

    Topics: Sin, Good and Evil, Confession

I inquired what iniquity was, and found it to be no substance, but the perversion of the will, turned aside from Thee, O God, the Supreme, towards these lower things.

    Topics: Sin

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