Ignatius, A.D. 110Do not let those who seem worthy of credit, but teach strange doctrines, fill you with apprehension. Stand firm, like an anvil which is beaten. It is the part of the noble athlete to be wounded and yet to conquer. (Letter to Polycarp 3)
Ratifier of the U.S. Constitution:
"It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religions, but on the gospel of Jesus Christ. For this very reason peoples of other faiths have been afforded asylum, prosperity, and freedom of worship here."
--The Trumpet Voice of Freedom: Patrick Henry of Virginia, p. iii.
"The believer in God must explain one thing, the existence of sufferings; the nonbeliever, however, must explain the existence of everything else." –Dennis Prager
John Adams 2nd President of the United States “Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people.
It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” - You can fill in the rest of the story.
"People don't care how much you know, until they know how much you care." unknown
"ANYONE WHO CLAIMS THAT THEY ARE NOT RELIGIOUS AND THEN MAKES JUDGMENTS ABOUT RELIGIOUS TOPICS . . . HAS MADE A RELIGIOUS STATEMENT. " unknown
"A man's real belief is that which he lives by. What a man believes is the thing he does, not the thing he thinks."
"If men will not be governed by the Ten Commandments, they shall be governed by the ten thousand commandments."
G. K. Chesterton
"Extreme open-mindedness is merely empty-mindedness."
The problem and hurdle with Christian apologetics is that to change one's beliefs about God, one must also change one's beliefs about one's self. A compelling argument must be presented with a compelling gospel. Editor
"Entertainment is the devil's substitute for joy" Leonard Ravenhill
We'd like to be humble...but what if no one notices? - John Ortberg
Jesus, protect me from your followers!