It’s Tuesday Night & Time for Quotes. . .
“The ‘fear of the Lord” is a thing that makes it possible for us never to be afraid of him.” (Edith Schaeffer, What Is A Family)
“The mission of amusement produces no converts. The need of the hour for today’s ministry is believing scholarship joined with earnest spirituality, the one springing from the other as fruit from the root. The need is biblical doctrine, so understood and felt, that it sets men on fire.” (Charles Spurgeon)
“Dear reader, you may not agree with me on this. And I don’t desire to be right in my fears. But it seems to me and others (many who are younger than myself) that this issue of egalitarianism and complementarianism is increasingly acting as the watershed distinguishing those who will accomodate Scripture to culture, and those who will attempt to shape culture by Scripture.” ( Mark Dever)
“Billy in one of his nice new sashes, Fell in the fire and was burned to ashes; Now although the room grows chilly, I haven’t the heart to poke poor Billy.” (From the 1899 book Ruthless Rhymes For Heartless Homes , written by Harry Graham. This books main character, Billy/Willy, was the source of our expression “getting the willies.”)
[Regarding a woman’s biological clock] “Sure, I understand that basically we’re all on Genetic Standard Time: the body’s DNA program precisely how long we remain fertile and indeed, barring accident, sets the hour of our bucket kicking. . . But how come we never hear anything about the other interior chronometers that are just as important as the Big Ben of babymaking and the Rolex of rhythms? What about for example, THE BOTANICAL CLOCK: Perhaps regulated by the pituitary, the Botanical Clock fixes the precise point in a relationship at which a man stops sending flowers. It is closely related to the ASTROPHYSICAL CLOCK, which controls the length of time a loving couple will have stars in their eyes. THE TAUTOLOGICAL CLOCK influences redundancy, repetition, and redundancy. It is also responsible for making an otherwise pleasant friend or mate say things like, “Well, listen, you’ll either get the job or you won’t.” (Judith Stone in Light Elements )
“The fact of the matter is that there is a bitter intellectual battle going on, and it is about real issues. However, the conflict is not between religion and science, it is between religion and materialism. Materialsim is a philosophical opinion that is closely connected with science. It grew up alongside of science, and many people have a hard time distinguishing if from science. But it is not science. It is merely a philosophical opinion. And not all scientists share it by any means. In fact, there seem to be more scientists who are religious than who are materialists. Nevertheless, there are many, including very many scientists, who think that materialism is the scientific philosophy. The basic tenet of so-called “scientific materialism” is that nothing exists except matter, and that everything in the world must therefore be the result of strict mathematical laws of physics and blind chance.” (Stephen Barr in Modern Physics and Ancient Faith )