When principles that run against your deepest convictions begin to win the day, then battle is your calling, and peace has become sin; you must, at the price of dearest peace, lay your convictions bare before friend and enemy, with all the fire of your faith.
~ Abraham Kuyper
For 35 years, I’ve been trying to defend the unborn child. And 19 years ago, in 1988, I came to Washington, and there were 400,000 people at the Washington Monument. And I stood up there on that day where I said, “I pledge hereby never for the rest of my life to vote for anyone who would kill innocent babies.” That’s been my life. That’s been my belief…I can’t now abandon that because we’ve got two bad choices here [in regards to the potential nominees of the 2008 Presidential Elections].
~ James Dobson in an interview on October 8, 2007.
Be to the world a sign that while we as Christians do not have all the answers, we do know and care about the questions.
~ Billy Graham
Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.
~ John Adams
There is not a significant example in history, before our time, of a society successfully maintain a moral life without the aid of religion.
~ Will Durant
Every step towards Christ kills a doubt. Every thought, word, and deed for Him carries you away from discouragement.
~ T.L. Cuyler
I preach deliverance to others, I tell them there is freedom, while I hear my own chains clang.
~ John Bunyan
Certainly, in taking revenge a man is but even with his enemy; but in passing it over, he is superior; for it is a prince’s part to pardon.
~ Francis Bacon
Nowadays men lead lives of noisy desperation.
~ James Thurber
It is a mistake often made by educated persons who happen to have but little knowledge of historical theology to suppose that fundamentalism is a new and strange form of thought. It is nothing of the kind; it is the partial and uneducated survival of a theology which was once universally held by all Christians. How many were there, for instance, in Christian churches in the eighteenth century who doubted the infallible inspiration of all Scripture? A few, perhaps, but very few. No, the fundamentalist may be wrong; I think that he is. But it is we who have departed from tradition, not he; and I am sorry for anyone who tries to argue with a fundamentalist on the basis of authority. The Bible and the corpus theologicum of the Church are on the fundamentalist side.
~ Kirsopp Lake, in The Religion of Yesterday and Tomorrow (Boston: Houghton, 1926), page 61
No one knows with any certainty whether any act of friendship or love is real or simply a calculated ploy to get something from someone else.
~ David Dorsey, in The Force
We should ever conduct ourselves towards our enemy as if he were one day to be our friend.
~ John Henry Newman