The Sword Of The Lord ~ Dr. Shelton Smith, Editor ~ February 22, 2019

Judges 7:20 King James Version (KJV)
And the three companies blew the trumpets, and brake the pitchers, and held the lamps in their left hands, and the trumpets in their right hands to blow withal: and they cried, The sword of the Lord, and of Gideon.

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Amen Corner

If you ever reach the point where you stop hating the deeds of darkness, the next step, though not immediate, will be to embrace the doctrines of darkness.  -Joseph Harris

One of the wonderful things about the love and grace of God is that His arms of compassion are enough to take in the whole world.  -John R. Rice

The balances of God never lose their adjustment.  With them, a pound is a pound, right is right, wrong is wrong, a soul is a soul, and eternity is eternity.  -T. DeWitt Talmage

I pray Heaven to bestow the best of blessing on this house and on all that shall hereafter inhabit it.  May none but honest and wise men ever rule under this roof!  (To his wife at the close of the last year of his term as president.)  -John Adams

I am glad that Jesus did not say, “Up in Heaven there is room for you.”  He speaks of mansions there.  Heaven is built on the home plan, thank God.  -Paul Rader

[On the world’s attitude toward the church]: Doctrines will be readily believed, if they involve in them no precepts; and the church may be tolerated by the world, if she will only give up her discipline.  -George Horne

Oh, for closest communion with God, till soul and body, head, face, and heart shine with divine brilliancy!  But oh!  for a holy ignorance of our shining!  -Robert M. M’Cheyne

Any temptation will prove too strong for the man who thinks himself too strong for any temptation.  -Charles Spurgeon

I pronounce it as certain that there was never yet a truly great man that was not at the same time truly virtuous.  -Benjamin Franklin

It is a high Christian privilege to pray for one another within each local church body and then for other believers throughout the world.  As a Christian minister, I have no right to preach to people for whom I have not prayed.  That is my strong conviction.  -A. W. Tozer

The monument I want after I am dead is a monument with two legs going around the world – a saved sinner telling about the salvation of Jesus Christ.  -D. L. Moody

If you have no joy in your religion, there’s a leak in your Christianity somewhere.  -Billy Sunday

 

The Sword Of The Lord ~ Dr. Shelton Smith, Editor ~ February 8, 2019

Judges 7:20 King James Version (KJV)
And the three companies blew the trumpets, and brake the pitchers, and held the lamps in their left hands, and the trumpets in their right hands to blow withal: and they cried, The sword of the Lord, and of Gideon.

An Independent Christian Publication, Standing for the Verbal Inspiration of the Bible, the Deity of Christ, His Blood Atonement, Salvation by Faith, New Testament Soul Winning and the Premillennial Return of Christ; Opposing Modernism (Liberalism), Worldliness and Formalism.

The Amen Corner

Every word of God’s Word is packed full of truth.  Every sentence is double-barreled.  Every paragraph is like an old banyan tree with a hundred roots and a hundred branches….  There has never been a pearl diver who could gather up one half of the treasures in any verse.  -T. DeWitt Talmage

The head may be well stocked with Scripture; yet unless the heart, the seat of emotions and the director of wills, be also the habitation of God, the feet may stray.  -W. B. Riley

It is true that our Lord said, “Where two or three are gathered together, there I’ll be in the midst”; but this does not necessarily mean that our Lord would not like to have a large crowd.  -Bob Jones, Sr.

Trust in yourself, and you are doomed to disappointment; trust in your friends, and they will die and leave you; trust in money, and you may have it taken from you; trust in reputation, and some slanderous tongue may blast it; but trust in God, and you will never be confounded in time or eternity.  -D. L. Moody

One great power of sin is that it blinds men so that they do not recognize its true character.  -Andrew Murray

The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.  -Abraham Lincoln

God has appointed a day of judgment (Acts 17:30, 31), and Jesus will be the Judge.  No one will escape; “every one of us shall give account of himself to God” (Romans 14:12).  God is keeping an accurate record, and He knows the names of both the saved and the lost.  -Tom Malone

I go to my everlasting rest.  My sun has risen, has shone and is setting – nay, it is about to rise and shine forever!  I have not lived in vain.  And though I could live to preach Christ a thousand years, I die to be with Him, which is far better.  -George Whitefield

God does not want formality in His own children’s approach; rather, He wants a loving and believing heart to come to Him as a child to his father.  -John R. Rice

Many people are born crying, live complaining and die disappointed.  -Charles Spurgeon

You don’t have to look like you just fell out of the back end of a hearse to be a Christian.  -Billy Sunday

Our Lord told His disciples that love and obedience were organically united.  The final test of love is obedience.  -A. W. Tozer

The Sword Of The Lord ~ Dr. Shelton Smith Editor ~ January 25, 2019

Judges 7:20 King James Version (KJV)
And the three companies blew the trumpets, and brake the pitchers, and held the lamps in their left hands, and the trumpets in their right hands to blow withal: and they cried, The sword of the Lord, and of Gideon.

An Independent Christian Publication, Standing for the Verbal Inspiration of the Bible, the Deity of Christ, His Blood Atonement, Salvation by Faith, New Testament Soul Winning and the Premillennial Return of Christ; Opposing Modernism (Liberalism), Worldliness and Formalism.

Amen Corner

It is difficult to see why any intelligent person would want to stay one of the devil’s children.  He is a poor provider; you cannot depend on his word, he is not to be trusted.  His poison is sugarcoated, and all his pleasures are just “for a season.”  He cannot comfort a broken heart.  He has never dried a tear nor lifted a heavy burden.  He offers no hope in death, no hope for the life to come.  -Tom Malone

I am not the author of the plan of salvation, but I am responsible for the way I preach it.  -Billy Sunday

If I were asked what is the ground of the average preacher’s weakness, I should answer in the words, “Lack of strength, particularly at the point of conviction, used as a synonym for courage.”  -W. B. Riley

Better clear out all our audiences from pulpit to storm door – until no one is left but the sexton, and he staying merely to lock up – than to have the pulpit afraid of the pew.  -T. DeWitt Talmage

Because ye must be born again (when asked why he preached so often on “Ye Must Be Born Again”).  -George Whitefield

Don’t ask God to give you a lighter burden; ask Him to give you stronger shoulders to carry a heavier burden.  -Bob Jones, Sr.

Many times I have found that when the sermon, and even the text, has been forgotten, some story has fastened itself in a hearer’s mind and has borne fruit, illustrations are like windows to let light in upon a subject.  -D. L. Moody

The more of Heaven there is in our lives, the less of earth we shall covet.  -C. H. Spurgeon

The thing God is interested in is keeping people out of Hell.  That is what Jesus died for.  -John R. Rice

God is content to wait, because He reigneth; man must be content to wait, because he believeth.  -Alfred Edersheim

If there’s anything necessary to your eternal happiness but God, you’re not the kind of Christian that you ought to be, for only God is the true rest.  A. W. Tozer

We are always making an offering.  If we do not give to God, we give to the Devil.  It is a continuous process going on all the time.  -Vance Havner

Beware in your prayers, above everything else, of limiting God, and not only by unbelief, but by fancying that you know what He can do.  Expect unexpected things, “above all that we ask or think.”  Each time, before you intercede, be quiet first and worship God in His glory.  Think of what He can do and how He delights to hear the prayers of His redeemed people.  Think of your place and privilege in Christ and expect great things!  -Andrew Murray

 

The Sword Of The Lord ~ Dr. Shelton Smith, Editor ~ January 11, 2019

Judges 7:20 King James Version (KJV)
And the three companies blew the trumpets, and brake the pitchers, and held the lamps in their left hands, and the trumpets in their right hands to blow withal: and they cried, The sword of the Lord, and of Gideon.

An Independent Christian Publication, Standing for the Verbal Inspiration of the Bible, the Deity of Christ, His Blood Atonement, Salvation by Faith, New Testament Soul Winning and the Premillennial Return of Christ; Opposing Modernism (Liberalism), Worldliness and Formalism.

Amen Corner

I have felt like working three times as hard since I came to understand that my Lord is coming again.  -D. L. Moody

One’s friends in sin cannot help one when sin’s ruin comes.  -John R. Rice

Promptness in pulpit arrival is a virtue.  Only unexpected and uncontrollable circumstances should ever be offered as an excuse for starting a service fifteen minutes, yes, two minutes, after the time appointed for its beginning.  W. B. Riley

I have heard of Joshua, who made the sun and the moon stand still, but I rank the blind beggar above Joshua, for he caused the “Sun of righteousness” to stand still!  Yes, He who created both sun and moon stood still, and the Lord listened to the voice of a man.  -Charles Spurgeon

Just as sometimes a child is so sick that it cannot any longer lie in the cradle and the mother has to take it up, so sometimes God’s children are so troubled that they cannot lie easy anywhere but in God’s lap.  -T. DeWitt Talmage

I always go to the right source for advice.  I would not ask a man on Broadway in New York who says “opossum” how to catch “possums.”  I would ask a fellow from the country who owns a cur dog and who says “possum.”  -Bob Jones, Sr.

Take care of your life; the Lord will take care of your death.   -George Whitefield

Pilate was a stand-pat, free-lunch, pie-counter, pliable, plastic, lickspittle [parasite], rathole, tinhorn, weasel-eyed, ward-heeling, grafting politician of his day, pure and simple.  Old Pilate was a direct product of the political system of Rome.  He was a typical machine politician.  And there is no more low-down scoundrel in earth than a mere typical machine politician.  -Billy Sunday

A right conception of God is basic not only to systematic theology but to practical Christian living as well.  -A. W. Tozer

I have never heard anything about the resolutions of the apostles but a great deal about the acts of the apostles.  -Horace Mann

January 2 is when most people find out it’s easier to break a resolution than a habit.

 

The Sword Of The Lord ~ Dr. Shelton Smith, Editor ~ December 28, 2018

Judges 7:20 King James Version (KJV)
And the three companies blew the trumpets, and brake the pitchers, and held the lamps in their left hands, and the trumpets in their right hands to blow withal: and they cried, The sword of the Lord, and of Gideon.

An Independent Christian Publication, Standing for the Verbal Inspiration of the Bible, the Deity of Christ, His Blood Atonement, Salvation by Faith, New Testament Soul Winning and the Premillennial Return of Christ; Opposing Modernism (Liberalism), Worldliness and Formalism.

Amen Corner

The ministry of many a man today is lifeless and dead because the Lord has departed from him, though he, like Samson, may not know it.  And the Gospel we preach too often has a barren womb…; sons and daughters are not brought forth into the kingdom of God and the starving saints are not fed!  Oh, for fire from Heaven!  -John R. Rice

Families must continue to be the foundation of our nation.  Families – not government programs – are the best way to make sure our children are properly nurtured, our elderly cared for, our cultural and spiritual heritages perpetuated, our laws observed and our values preserved.  Thus it is imperative that our government’s programs, actions, officials and social welfare institutions never be allowed to jeopardize the family.  -Ronald Reagan

Jesus!  ‘Tis a pearl dissolved; ’tis a sonnet rolled into a word; ’tis a great oratorio in five letters; ’tis the essence of music condensed into two syllables.  -Charles Spurgeon

Morality without religion is a tree without roots, a stream without any spring to feed it, a house built on the sand, a pleasant place to live in till the heavens grow dark and the storm begins to beat.  -James Boylan Shaw

The wise of the world who have not learned to worship are but demimen, unformed and rudimentary.  Their further development awaits the life-giving touch of Christ to wake them to spiritual birth and life eternal.  -A. W. Tozer

People with a short memory commit the same offense twice.  Everything is new to people who do not pay attention to history.  -Wil Rice

The most important thought I ever had was that of my individual responsibility to God.  -Daniel Webster

Resolved: when I feel pain, to think of the pains of martyrdom and of Hell.  -Jonathan Edwards

Let every student be plainly instructed and earnestly pressed to consider well, the main end of his life and studies is to know God and Jesus Christ, which is eternal life (John 17:3), and therefore to lay Christ in the bottom as the only foundation of all sound knowledge and learning.  And seeing the Lord only giveth wisdom, let every one seriously set himself by prayer in secret to seek it of Him (Proverbs 2:3).   -Standards for Harvard University (1642)

A financially astute Christian understands that if his outgo continually exceeds his income, then his upkeep will quickly become his downfall.

 

Resolved

I have found that I have no unusual endowments of intellect, but I this day resolved that I would be an uncommon Christian.  -David Livingstone, from his diary

The Sword Of The Lord ~ Dr. Shelton Smith, Editor ~ December 14, 2018

Judges 7:20 King James Version (KJV)
And the three companies blew the trumpets, and brake the pitchers, and held the lamps in their left hands, and the trumpets in their right hands to blow withal: and they cried, The sword of the Lord, and of Gideon.

An Independent Christian Publication, Standing for the Verbal Inspiration of the Bible, the Deity of Christ, His Blood Atonement, Salvation by Faith, New Testament Soul Winning and the Premillennial Return of Christ; Opposing Modernism (Liberalism), Worldliness and Formalism.

Amen Corner

The man who is for the Bible must be against the enemies of the Bible.  The man who loves corn is going to be against weeds.  The man who is for getting people to Heaven must be against Hell.  If you love sheep, you will be against wolves.  -John R. Rice

The more we are humbled by grace, the more we shall be exalted in glory.  -Charles Spurgeon

The true church has never sounded out public expectations before launching her mission.  Her leaders heard from God; they knew their Lord’s will and did it.  Their people followed them – sometimes to triumph, oftener to insults and public persecution – and their sufficient reward was the satisfaction of being right in a wrong world!  -A. W. Tozer

Liberty must at all hazards be supported.  We have a right to it, derived from our Maker.  But if we had not, our fathers have earned and bought it for us at the expense of their ease, their estates, their pleasure and their blood.  -John Adams

The great need of the world is the spiritual power necessary for the overthrow of evil, for the establishment of righteousness and for the ushering in of the era of perpetual peace; and that spiritual power begins in the surrender of the individual to God.  It commences with obedience to the First Commandment. -William Jennings Bryan

All that I have ever taught of art, everything that I have written, whatever greatness there has been in any thought of mine, whatever I have done in my life has simply been due to the fact that when I was a child, my mother daily read me a part of the Bible and daily made me learn a part of it by heart.  -John Ruskin

For more than a thousand years, the Bible, collectively taken, has gone hand in hand with civilization, science, law – in short, with the moral and intellectual cultivation of the species – always supporting and often leading the way. -Samuel T. Coleridge

Don’t let us think that we need to be “stars” in order to shine.  It was by the ministry of a candle that the woman recovered her lost piece of silver.  -John Henry Jowett

Everything I meet with seems to carry this voice with it:  “Go thou and preach the Gospel; be a pilgrim on earth; have no particular or certain dwelling!”  My heart echoes back, “Lord Jesus, help me do Thy will!  When Thou seest me in danger of nesting, then in pity, in tender pity, put a thorn in my nest to prevent me from it.”  -George Whitfield

Christ may wait long, but He will not wait forever.

 

 

The Sword Of The Lord ~ Dr. Shelton Smith, Editor ~ November 30, 2018

Judges 7:20 King James Version (KJV)
And the three companies blew the trumpets, and brake the pitchers, and held the lamps in their left hands, and the trumpets in their right hands to blow withal: and they cried, The sword of the Lord, and of Gideon.

An Independent Christian Publication, Standing for the Verbal Inspiration of the Bible, the Deity of Christ, His Blood Atonement, Salvation by Faith, New Testament Soul Winning and the Premillennial Return of Christ; Opposing Modernism (Liberalism), Worldliness and Formalism.

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Amen Corner

The preacher with fire in his bones does not only await an opportunity; he makes one.  He must preach!  -John R. Rice

The whole idea of separation is to please God and to create a climate in which He can bless and use us.  -Curtis Hutson

Jesus Christ is willing to receive the Devil’s castaways.  -George Whitfield

I have always said, I always say, that the studious perusal of the Sacred Volume will make better citizens, better fathers and better husbands.  -Thomas Jefferson

Education without religion is like the solar system without the sun.  -Charles Spurgeon

The spiritual climate into which many modern Christians are born does not make for vigorous spiritual growth.  Indeed, the whole evangelical world is to a large extent unfavorable to healthy Christianity.  And I am not thinking of modernism either.  I mean rather the Bible-believing crowd that bears the name of orthodoxy.  -A.W. Tozer

The humblest citizen of all the land, when clad in the armor of a righteous cause, is stronger than all the hosts of error.  -William Jennings Bryan

I quite often think of the old sailor who had just returned from a whaling voyage and was taken by a friend to hear an eloquent preacher.

When they came out of church, the friend said, “Jack, wasn’t that a fine sermon?”

“Yes, it was shipshape: the water lines were graceful, the masts rigged just high enough; the sails were all right – but I didn’t see any harpoons.”  -W.B. Riley

Every Baptist preacher ought to die with unfulfilled dreams.  I still have dreams for Tabernacle, and they are varied.  I won’t ever live to see all of them fulfilled, but thank God for those that have been fulfilled,  I’m blessed by what He has already done, so I’m moving on and being faithful.  -Harold Sightler

That religion which God requires and will accept does not consist in weak, dull, lifeless wishes, raising us but a little above a state of indifference.  God in His Word greatly insists upon it, that we be in good earnest, fervent in spirit, and our hearts vigorously engaged in mercies.  -Jonathan Edwards

If you’re bothered by traffic congestion, get off the broad way and onto the narrow way.  It’s not nearly so crowded, and the destination is infinitely more enjoyable.  (Matt. 7:13-14).

 

The Sword Of The Lord ~ Dr. Shelton Smith, Editor ~ November 16, 2018

Judges 7:20 King James Version (KJV)
And the three companies blew the trumpets, and brake the pitchers, and held the lamps in their left hands, and the trumpets in their right hands to blow withal: and they cried, The sword of the Lord, and of Gideon.

An Independent Christian Publication, Standing for the Verbal Inspiration of the Bible, the Deity of Christ, His Blood Atonement, Salvation by Faith, New Testament Soul Winning and the Premillennial Return of Christ; Opposing Modernism (Liberalism), Worldliness and Formalism.

Noteworthy News

Administration Resets Legal Definition of “Gender”

The Trump administration has reportedly proposed redefining gender/sex as an immutable condition that cannot be altered by whim.

In a memo obtained by the New York Times, the Department of Health and Human Services argues that federal agencies should adopt a definition of gender that’s based “on a biological basis that is clear, grounded in science, objective and administrable.”

Though biological science makes it clear that only two distinct genders exist, the administration of former President Barack Hussein Obama muddied the definition of gender for political purposes….

“A series of decisions by the Obama administration loosened the legal concept of sex in federal programs , including in education and healthcare, recognizing sex largely as an individual’s choice – and prompting fights over bathrooms, dormitories, single- sex programs and other arenas where gender was once seen as a simple concept,” the Times notes.

-Vivek Saxena bizpacreview.com

Justice Department Opens Probe Into Pennsylvania Catholic Church Abuse

California Court Rules in Favor of Pro-Life Pregnancy Centers

Pressure Builds to Overrule Roe v. Wade

Al-Shabaab Executes Two Christians After Forcing Bus Passengers to Recite Islamic Statement of Faith

Minnesota Teacher Resigns Over Kavanaugh Assassination Tweet

Parents Win: Colorado Schools End Sex Ed Program That Exposed Children to Porn

Teacher Fired for Refusing to Abide by “No Zeroes” Grading Policy

Christian University Warned About Caving to the LGBT Agenda

Dallas District Proposes Closing or Consolidating Twenty-Two Schools

New Study on Transgender Teens and Suicide

Almost a Third of “Millennials” Identify as Socialists

Library Hosts Drag Queens Reading to Children

President Secures Release of Pastor From Turkish Prison

Inmate Admits Sexual Assaults at Women’s Prison, “She” Used To Be Steve

Individuals Leaving LGBTQ Lifestyle Schedule Freedom March

Pastors’ Housing Allowance Defended in Appeals Court

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Amen Corner

What a pity that so many preachers do not “turn the world upside down.”  They go in an orderly routine.  They offend few and they help few.  -John R. Rice

[A wise man] is one who, in his whole being, lives and thinks and acts in right relationship to the all-wise God.  His wisdom commences emotionally in the fear of God, is manifested intellectually in his acquaintance with the manifestations of the divine nature in Word and work, is active volitionally in obedience to the will of God as revealed in Word and work.  -B.H. Carroll

On every question of construction carry yourselves back to the time when the Constitution was adopted, recollect the spirit manifested in the debates, and instead of trying what meaning may be squeezed out of the text or invented against it, conform to the probable one in which it was passed.  -Thomas Jefferson

A necessary key to the successful, spiritual Christian life is taking the correction you are due.  -Mike Allison

When your dog loves you because it is dinnertime, you are not sure of him; but when somebody else tempts him with a bone and he will not leave you, then you feel that he is truly attracted to you.  We may learn from the dogs that true affection is not dependent upon what it is just now receiving.  -Charles Spurgeon

The underlying problem for the West is not Islamic fundamentalism.  It is Islam, a different civilization whose people are convinced of the superiority of their culture and are obsessed with the inferiority of their power.  -Samuel P. Huntington

Men love everything but righteousness and fear everything but God.  -Vance Havner

Someday you will read in the papers, that D.L. Moody of East Northfield is dead.  Don’t you believe a word of it!  At that moment I shall be more alive than I am now.  I shall have gone up higher, that is all; out of this old clay tenement into a house that is immortal – a body that death cannot touch, that sin cannot taint; a body fashioned into His glorious body.  I was born of the flesh in 1837.  I was born of the Spirit in 1856.  That which is born of the flesh may die.  That which is born of the Spirit will live forever.  -D.L. Moody

Victory will never be found by taking the path of least resistance.   -Winston Churchill

The scriptures declare “Abram fell on his face” as the Lord talked with him (Genesis 17:3).  Abraham was reverent and submissive.  Probably there is no better picture anywhere in the Bible of the right place for mankind and the right place for God.  God was on His throne speaking, and Abraham was on his face listening!  -A.W. Tozer


 

The Sword Of The Lord ~ Dr. Shelton Smith, Editor ~ November 2, 2018

Judges 7:20 King James Version (KJV)
And the three companies blew the trumpets, and brake the pitchers, and held the lamps in their left hands, and the trumpets in their right hands to blow withal: and they cried, The sword of the Lord, and of Gideon.

An Independent Christian Publication, Standing for the Verbal Inspiration of the Bible, the Deity of Christ, His Blood Atonement, Salvation by Faith, New Testament Soul Winning and the Premillennial Return of Christ; Opposing Modernism (Liberalism), Worldliness and Formalism.

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Amen Corner

It’s a great day when you preach the Word of God.  Don’t you dare doubt it; don’t you dare complain at whatever God may or may not do.  You determine, “Lord, You called me to preach the Word, and I’m going to stay at it till I die.”  God will make the myrtle and fir trees come up, and He will get rid of the briers and thorns and give you so much joy that the trees will clap their hands and you will have a “hallelujah time.”   -Harold Sightier

Too many preachers can preach or not preach, just as is convenient.  They are like the “moderate drinker” who boasts of his liquor that he “can take it or leave it alone.”  -John R. Rice

The Devil will let a preacher prepare a sermon if it will keep him from preparing himself.   -Vance Havner

The highest glory of the American Revolution, said John Quincy Adams, was this: it connected, in one indissoluble bond, the principles of civil government with the principles of Christianity.  -John W. Thornton

Prayer pulls the rope below, and the great bell rings above in the ears of God.  Some scarcely stir the bell, for they pray so languidly; others give an occasional pluck at the rope; but he who wins with Heaven grabs the rope boldly and pulls continuously with all his might.  -Charles Spurgeon

Some object to the preaching of the truth on Hell on the grounds that children shouldn’t hear it.  It shocks them, according to some.

I was shocked by it when I was seven – so shocked to learn that I was a sinner and on my way to Hell that I ran straight into the arms of Christ.

 God knows better than men what to put in His Word, and all that is in the Word should be preached to all ages.  -Fred Brown

If I speak what is false, I must answer for it; if truth, it will answer for me.  -Thomas Fuller

You are as young today as you are ever going to be.  -Mike Allison

To know God’s will is man’s greatest treasure; to do His will is life’s greatest privilege.

There are no victories without conflicts, no rainbow without a cloud and a storm.

Many believe that admitting a fault means they no longer have to correct it.

The Sword Of The Lord ~ Dr. Shelton Smith, Editor ~ October 19, 2018

Judges 7:20 King James Version (KJV)
And the three companies blew the trumpets, and brake the pitchers, and held the lamps in their left hands, and the trumpets in their right hands to blow withal: and they cried, The sword of the Lord, and of Gideon.

An Independent Christian Publication, Standing for the Verbal Inspiration of the Bible, the Deity of Christ, His Blood Atonement, Salvation by Faith, New Testament Soul Winning and the Premillennial Return of Christ; Opposing Modernism (Liberalism), Worldliness and Formalism.

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Amen Corner

There may be something about the Bible you cannot explain, but your ignorance is a sorry excuse for criticizing the blessed Word of God.  -John R. Rice

“Commit thy works unto the Lord” (Prov. 16:3) – that is to say, do not be too sure that you are right because you do not think you are wrong.  We should be very distrustful of our own judgments of ourselves, especially when that judgment permits us to do certain things.  -Alexander MacLaren

Should you make your abode in Hell, you will see the burning faces, the glazed eyes, the tortured hands of fellow prisoners of condemnation.  You will recognize, God forbid, husband, wife, father, mother, brother, sister, son, daughter, friend, neighbor, whom you could as easily have taken to Heaven as dragged down to Hell.

Oh, that awful mass of weeping, wailing humanity that inhabit Hell!  They too cry one Heaven-searching cry to God; but, alas, too late.  All cry that endless refrain:  “Forever!  Forever!  Forever!”

Beyond God forever!  Beyond Christ forever!  Beyond the Spirit forever!

-Hyman Appelman

I have sometimes wished that I had nothing else to do but to dwell with God in prayer, praise and preaching.  Alas!  One has to come down from the Mount of Transfiguration and meet the lunatic child and the quarrelsome scribes at the bottom of the hill.  -Charles Spurgeon

No people will tamely surrender their liberties, nor can any be easily subdued, when knowledge is diffused and virtue is preserved.  On the contrary, when people are universally ignorant and debauched in their manners, they will sink under their own weight without the aid of foreign invaders.  -Samuel Adams

There are no reasons for being a cynic.  There are excuses, but an excuse is only the skin of a reason stuffed with a lie.  -Vance Havner

The meek man is not a human mouse afflicted with a sense of his own inferiority….He knows well that the world will never see him as God sees him, and he has stopped caring.  -A.W. Tozer

After the initial act of surrender, the secret of strong, winsome Christian life is in spending time daily alone with God over His Word.  -S.D. Gordon

I have lived in many houses, but I have had only one home.  A house is built with hands, but a home is built with a heart.  A house is where you live, but a home is where you love.  A house has moments, but a home has memories.  -Ted Camp

Faith is a principle by which to live, not a problem to be solved.