Dear God, save us from The Church!
In that smooth fortress of glass, I caught a glimpse of my corruption gripping steel, which before I had thought of as my salvation, but now represented my obliteration.
Keep me heaven my soul has holes, leaking good morals, I once had control over dark matters of the world, give me courage and strength for my Lord, and sew the holes that hold you...
You have one business on earth – to save souls.
Whenever a day comes when I can stand and preach God’s Word without an agony of anxiety lest the people will not accept Christ; whenever a day comes when I can see men and women...
His reading suggested a man swimming in the sea among the wreckage of his ship, and trying to save his life by greedily clutching first at one spar and then at another.
Justification has so dominated the landscape of Christian thought that adoption has been marginalized. We don’t hear much about our adoption at all. We hear a lot about forgiveness, but very little about the staggering...
When we first come to faith in Christ, we often think it was simply of our own choosing. Only later do we realize we would have never taken that step of faith apart from His...
The road that leads to heaven is risky, lonely, and costly in this world, and few are willing to pay the price. Following Jesus involves losing your life-and finding new life in him. Follow Me,...
Remember Jesus of Nazareth, staggering on broken feet out of the tomb toward the Resurrection, bearing on his body the proud insignia of the defeat which is victory, the magnificent defeat of the human soul...
Let not him who accepts light in an instant despise him who gropes months in shadows.
Reality (i.e., the truth) is that there is a God in heaven. Reality is that He made us and we are accountable to Him. Reality is that this God has spoken and what He says...
comfort,” so in my reply I addressed that first. I said that I didn’t think it was comfort I was seeking, or comfort that I’d found. Look, I said to her, as a rush of...
What God did for Jesus in standing up for Him, standing behind Him in life and in death, and in standing in communion and solidarity with Him, the Father also does for us, here and...
I may be fucked up, I may be a mess, but you are my salvation.
Human salvation demands the divine disclosure of truths surpassing reason.
Every man must find out for himself in what particular fashion he can be saved.
Salvation in its true and full meaning is synonymous with exaltation or eternal life and consists in gaining an inheritance in the highest of the three heavens within the celestial kingdom. With few exceptions this...
No one and nothing outside of you can give you salvation, or free you from the misery. You have to light your own lamp. You have to know the miniature universe that you yourself are.
Besides, I can’t get to where I want to go by conscious or unconscious suicide. I’ve got my strange little life to lead. Leading it the best I can – that’s how I buy the...
Let us all choose to become citizens of humanity rather than citizens of hate; perhaps collectively we can achieve the salvation of the human race from its own evil….
To know God, you must appreciate the salvaging will of His son. Through Christ, we become true leaders worthy of rewards!
I am always hearing. . . the sound of a far off song. I do not exactly know where it is, or what it means; and I don’t hear much of it, only the odour...
If wealth is a blessing from God, then salvation was designed for the wealthy. Money can never please your soul.
Follow me.” He asked men and women for their personal allegiance. He invited them to learn from him, to obey his words and to identify themselves with his cause … Now there can be no...
—John R.W. Stott
A true Christian is made by faith and love toward Christ. Our sins do not in the least hinder our Christianity, according to the word of the Savior Himself. He deigned to say: not the...
The Amida Buddha delivers those who recognize their own weakness and cowardice… Those who admit their own faults and above all, those who believe… A wholehearted trust in Amida Buddha gives peace of mind to...
Life comes at you hard and fast, it doesn’t slow for anybody. It weathers you, destroys you. It breaks down your mind, body, and soul until there’s nothing left. Then what?
Salvation is for sinners
Every story of conversion is a story of blessed defeat.
Marriage is not comfortable and harmonious. Rather it is a place of individuation where a person rubs up against oneself and against the partner, bumps up against the person in love and in rejection, and...
No Condemnation now I dread,Jesus, and all in Him, is mineAlive in Him, my Living Head,And clothed in Righteousness Divine,Bold I approach th’ eternal Throne,And claim the Crown, through Christ my own
There is nothing new under the sun but that of the Son. Man’s rebellion against God has always been because he would rather fall in pride than rise in humility.
The best ever spiritual coach you can ever have is Jesus Christ; our model of true leadership! You can do all things through Christ your and my spiritual coach!
To explain the matter I will employ a simile, which yet, I confess is very dissimilar; but its dissimilitude is greatly in favour of my sentiments. A rich man bestows, on a poor and famishing...
[W]hen someone finds himself quite unjustly attacked and hated on all sides, there is no need for such a person to feel dismayed by misfortune. See how Fortune, who has harmed many a one, is...
By the grace of God we will never pluck unripe fruit. We will never press people to decision, because we’ll lead them to damnation and not salvation.
This is the love of God, an alchemy that can turn enemies into children.
Satan has control now. No matter where you look, he is in control, even in our own land. He is guiding the governments as far as the Lord will permit him. That is why there...
Teenagers read millions of books every year. They read for entertainment and for education. They read because of school assignments and pop culture fads. And there are millions of teens who read because they are...
I want to do what little I can to make my country truly free, to broaden the intellectual horizon of our people, to destroy the prejudices born of ignorance and fear, to do away with...
O young girl, throw yourself again into the water so that I might have a second time the chance to save the two of us!” A second time, eh, what imprudence! Suppose, dear sir, someone...
Art will save the world. But who will save Art?
Jesus can you show meJust how far the east is from the west,Cause I can’t bear to see the man I’ve beenRising up in me again.In the arms of your mercy I find restCause you...
Tears only dry up as a result of hardness of the heart, and the hearts only harden as a result of frequent sinning.
God loves atheists. The former ones make the most compelling theists because they’re so empirically familiar with how atheists think.
Conquerors fight their own battles. You are more than a conqueror, that’s why the battle was fought on your behalf by Christ. However, it does not mean you should stay idle… Dress up and go...
We obtained literature by our own efforts, it is a product of our own life, and that is why we love it so much and hold it so dear, why we pin our hopes on...
All salvation is temporary, . . . I bought them a minute. Maybe that’s the minute that buys them an hour, which is the hour that buys them a year. No one’s gonna buy them...
Sin is the handle by which I get Christ,…
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