The Sword Of The Lord ~ Dr. Shelton Smith, Editor ~ June 1, 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 best friends you have in the world are the ones who tell you what you need to hear and not what you want to hear, those who want to teach you what you are not seeing and to be a help to you.  -Dr. Jerry Ross

It may be that not all who are called to preach can preach to large and enthusiastic audiences with the acclaim of men, but there are enough dying men to hear the message of every preacher who will tell the story of Christ and redemption.  -John R. Rice

Neither the wisest constitution nor the wisest laws will secure the liberty and happiness of a people whose manners are universally corrupt.  -Samuel Adams

Men who have been used of God in any generation from Calvary down to this hour have not invented and preached new truths.  They have simply had the anointed vision to discover truths that had been obscured by the overemphasis of certain other truths.  -A. W. Tozer

The Bible has a lot to say about our mouths, our lips and our tongues, for our speech betrays us.  What is down in the well will come up in the bucket.  -Vance Havner

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

Wisdom in government is not a one-way street that always runs downhill.  More often, the higher up the ladder of government you go, the less common sense you find.  -Ronald Reagan

Faith in the living God is not an unreasonable attitude of the mind; it is the highest act to which reason can attain.  Every reasonable person will acknowledge his need of faith in God.  Faith makes the unseen real and what lies in the future as if it were present.  Faith gives substance to the invisible things of God; it becomes the eyes of our souls.  -Bill McSpadden

The men who have moved the world have been men whom the world could not move.

We cannot break the promises of God by leaning on them.

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The Sword Of The Lord ~ Dr. Shelton Smith, Editor ~ May 18, 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.

The Amen Corner

Sometimes preachers are ashamed to weep; more often our hearts are too cold to weep over sinners.  Not so with Paul, who said,  “I ceased not to warn every one night and day with tears”  (Acts 20:31).  He put the “go” in soul winning; but best of all, he went with tears.  -John R. Rice

Something about us religious humans makes us want to add to the Gospel.  We want to help God with our salvation.  If we can’t help Him save us, we want to help keep ourselves saved.   -Curtis Hutson

I saw beside a copy of Who’s Who a new volume :Who Was Who!  How quickly we pass from hero to zero!  “For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass”  (I Peter 1:24).  -Vance Havner

There is a rank due to the United States among nations which will be withheld, if not absolutely lost, by the reputation of weakness.  If we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to repel it; if we desire to secure peace, one of the most powerful instruments of our rising prosperity, it must be known that we are at all times ready for war.   -George Washington

It is far better to prepare for what lies before us than to congratulate ourselves upon that which is already accomplished.  Great as have been the blessings with which Almighty God has favored us, we are longing and looking for larger displays of His goodness.   -Charles Spurgeon

It is scarcely possible in most places to get anyone to attend a meeting where the only attraction is God.  A. W. Tozer

All of us will die.  I don’t relish the idea, but I cannot reverse the fact.  But when I die and by body is planted in the City of the Dead, I have assurance that one day I will come forth out of that grave.  -Harold Sightler

Few people need voice lessons to sing their own praise.  -E. C. McKenzie

In the days of Christ, men learned first to believe in His Person and then in His Word; [now] we learn first to believe in His Word and then in His Person.  -Alfred Eldersheim

An atheist is a man who looks through a telescope and tries to explain what he can’t see.  -O. A. Battista

“I’d give the world to be as happy as you are,” said one to a Christian.  The reply:  “That’s what it cost me.”

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Sunshine for Seniors

Love Is (From the Children’s Perspective)

When my grandmother got arthritis, she couldn’t bend over and paint her toenails anymore, so my grandfather does it for her all the time, even when his hands got arthritis too.  That’s love.  -Rebecca, age eight

Love is when you go out to eat and give somebody most of your French fries without making them give you any of theirs.  -Chrissy, age six

Love is when my mommy makes coffee for my daddy and she takes a sip before giving it to him to make sure the taste is okay.  -Danny, age seven

If you want to learn to love better, you should start with a friend whom you hate.  -Nikka, age six

When you tell someone something bad about yourself and you’re scared they won’t love you anymore but then you get surprised because not only do they still love you, but they love you even more.  -Matthew, age seven

There are two kinds of love: our love [and] God’s love.  But God makes both kinds of them.  -Jenny, age four

During my piano recital I was on a stage and scared.  I looked at all the people watching me and saw my daddy waving and smiling.  He was the only one doing that.  I wasn’t scared anymore.  -Cindy, age eight

Love is when Mommy gives Daddy the best piece of chicken.  -Elaine, age five

I know my older sister loves me because she gives me all her old clothes and has to go out and buy new ones.        -Lauren

I let my big sister pick on me because my mom says she only picks on me because she loves me.  So I pick on my baby sister because I love her.  -Bethany, age four

You really shouldn’t say “I love you” unless you mean it.  But if you mean it, you should say it a lot.  People forget.  -Jessica, age eight

Editor’s Comments:  These kids had to learn this good stuff somewhere.  Oh, that’s right; they have parents and grandparents who “love” them.  Amen!

 

Sword Of The Lord ~ Dr. Shelton Smith, Editor ~ April 20, 2018

Judges 7:20 King James Version (KJV)
20 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

Those who win souls go when it is convenient and when it is not convenient.  “Blessed are ye that sow beside all waters” (Isa. 32:20) is just another way of saying, “Blessed is the soul winner who tries to reach every sinner.”  -John R. Rice

The highest type of heroism is not the courage and nerve of the warrior facing the foe but the courage to face the daily issues of life, opposing wrong, and upholding right.  -Roswell Long

Pastors must all contend with the urge to get away from where they are to the next pasture where the grass looks greener.  This is a day of two-year preachers who cannot stay anywhere long enough to build an enduring edifice.  The work is too hard, the wife is unhappy, the weather is bad, so whether the reason be the church, the companion or the climate, away they go!  -Vance Havner

It must be felt that there is no national security but in the nation’s humble, acknowledged dependence upon God and His overruling providence.  -Franklin Pierce

A man had better be shut up with a bear robbed of her whelps than live with an accusing conscience.  No racks or fires can equal the misery of being consciously guilty and seeing no way of escape from the sin.  -Charles Spurgeon

Being humble involves the willingness to be reckoned a failure in everyone’s sight but God’s.  -Roy Pearson

Modernists and false religions have perverted the Word as to remove the fact of Hell.  Many sinners scoff at the preaching of Hell.  They turn aside any warning of judgment.  They think the idea of Hell has passed away with the last generation.  Sixty seconds after death, they shall find out the truth of the Word, there is fire in Hell.  -Harold Sightler

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

I wonder how so many present-day Christians can consider an hour of worship Sunday morning as adequate adoration of the holy God who created them and then redeemed them back to Himself.  -A. W. Tozer

We should not separate from a Christian brother over an isolated incident or some mistake he has made.  It is wise to wait until one is able to identify a trend or a pattern that is unscriptural.  However, when it becomes apparent that a Christian brother has taken an unwise and unscriptural position and has no intention of changing, then we are justified in separating from him.  -Curtis Hutson

The Sword Of The Lord ~ Dr. Shelton Smith, Editor ~ April 6, 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

A cruel book will produce cruelty.  An unclean book will produce uncleanness.  Out of all Christendom and out of all the ages, fetch me a victim whose heart has been hardened to cruelty or whose life has been made impure by the Bible.  Show me one.  -T. DeWitt Talmage

Those who teach Lordship salvation say that it is not enough to trust Jesus Christ; you must also make Him Lord of your life in order to be saved.  This kind of teaching frustrates the grace of God and is called in the Bible “another gospel” (Gal. 1:6).  -Curtis Hutson

I suppose, indeed, that in public life a man whose political principles have any decided character and who has energy enough to give them effect must always expect to encounter political hostility from those of adverse principles.  -Thomas Jefferson

It is the profound conviction that we are wholly unworthy of future blessedness, that we are indeed by nature fitted only for destruction, that leads to true repentance.  The man who inwardly believes that he is too good to perish will certainly perish unless he experiences a radical change of heart about himself.  -A.W. Tozer

Our Lord lost many a prospect because He would not mark down the price of utter devotion.  -Vance Havner

I was one day walking along a street in Springfield holding the hands of my two boys who were crying lustily.  “What’s the matter with the boys, Abe?”  asked a neighbor.

I replied, “The matter with them is the matter with the world: one has a nut, and the other one wants it.”  -Abraham Lincoln

I am sometimes startled at the power of a feeble prayer to win a speedy answer.  -Charles Spurgeon

I certainly stand in awe and marvel when it comes to the matter of Hell.  It is such an awful fact.  I pray it may dawn upon you that there is a Hell to which sinners go.

I am not merely concerned with impressing the fact of Hell upon the hearts and minds of the unsaved; but Christians need to be constantly reminded that Hell is no myth, no fable.  Hell is an awful reality, as taught in the entire Word of God.  -Tom Malone

If God loved you as much as you love Him, where would you be?

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The Sword Of The Lord ~ Dr. Shelton Smith, Editor ~ March 23, 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

Nothing will take the place of tears.  Tears touch the heart of God.  He said to Hezekiah, “I have heard thy prayer, I have seen thy tears; behold, I will add unto thy days fifteen years”  (Isaiah 38:5).  If tears touch the heart of God, they somehow make a way into the hardest hearts.

A stoning, a shipwreck, a life-and-death fight with lions in the Colosseum, a Philippian jail at midnight, a bleeding back, and shackled feet could not quench Paul’s tears for lost men or distract his compassionate heart until they were saved.  -John R. Rice

The tragedy of the times is that we are not getting to the bottom of our troubles.  We dust off sin with a feather and spread cold cream on cancer.  We calm ourselves chemically with tranquilizers.  False prophets do not know what time it is, and reformers treat symptoms instead of the disease.  -Vance Havner

Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation, for ’tis better to be alone than in bad company.  -George Washington

God grants liberty only to those who love it and are always ready to guard and defend it.  -Daniel Webster

God has been very merciful to some of us in never letting money come rolling in upon us, for most men are carried off their legs if they meet with a great wave of fortune.  Many of us would have been bigger sinners had we been  trusted with larger purses.   -Charles Spurgeon

We must pray for one another….Instead of minimizing one another’s virtues and magnifying one another’s faults, we must pray for one another’s faults and praise one another’s virtues.  -Hyman Appelman

Parents wonder why the streams are bitter, when they themselves have poisoned the fountain.  -John Locke

There is no difference between being saved and being “really saved.”  There is no such thing as degrees of salvation.  No one is more saved than another.  Those who are trusting Jesus Christ are saved, and they have everlasting life.  And those who are not trusting Him are not saved, but the wrath of God abideth on them (John 3:36).  -Curtis Hutson

The Sword Of The Lord ~ Dr. Shelton Smith, Editor ~ March 9, 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

Some of us mean well, but a false discretion overtakes us.  We are like that soldier who was always discovered, in the shock of battle, betaking himself, without orders, to safe places.  The captain at last accused him of having a cowardly heart.  “Oh,” said the soldier, “my heart is as brave as can be; but I have a cowardly pair of legs that run off with the brave heart.”  Many of us are like that.  Our convictions are right when confession is not needed, but in the shock of battle we fail.  -John McNeill

If a school required no study of its pupils and passed the students regardless of performance, it would soon be held in contempt.  A church that holds no standards of doctrine and experiences no discipline soon loses the respect of even the ungodly.  -Vance Havner

I’ve noticed that everybody who is for abortion has already been born.  -Ronald Reagan

I do not believe there is any false religion in the world that men are not proud of.  The only religion in the world which I have ever heard of that men were ashamed of is the religion of Jesus Christ….  How many, many times I have found men ashamed of the religion of Jesus Christ, the only religion that gives men the power over their affections and lusts and sins!  -D.L. Moody

Any saint who does not love and seek sinners is without excuse.  He is untrue to his Saviour, ungrateful for his own salvation and disobedient to the Great Commission.  -John R. Rice

There is no time in life when books do not influence a man.  -Walter Bezant

The most critical need of the church at this moment is men, bold men, free men.  The church must seek, in prayer and much humility, the coming again of men made of the stuff of which prophets and martyrs are made.  -A.W. Tozer

Lordship salvation confuses believers and makes them doubt their salvation.  The Bible is very plain: the only way to be saved is by trusting Jesus Christ.  Jesus divides the whole world into two groups:  “He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God”  (John 3:18).  -Curtis Hutson

To be popular at home is a great achievement.  The man who is loved by the house cat, the dog, the neighbor’s children, and by his own wife is a great man even if he never had his name in Who’s Who.  -Thomas Dreier

Man’s pride may carry him far if he is a great fool; but let him not suffer his pride to carry him into Hell, for it certainly will never carry him out again.  -Charles Spurgeon

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The Sword Of The Lord ~ Dr. Shelton Smith, Editor ~ February 23, 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

Dr. John R. Rice often said, “The best way to get rid of snakes is to stop feeding them.”  And the best way to get rid of liberals and modernists is to stop supporting them.  -Curtis Hutson

God has never had on His side a majority of men and women.  He does not need a majority to work wonders in history, but He does need a minority fully committed to Him.  In the world today, Christian stewardship is a necessity.  -Ernest Tittle

A profession of skepticism is often nothing more than the whistling of the boy as he goes through the churchyard and is afraid of ghosts and therefore “whistles hard to keep his courage up.”  They try to get rid of the thought of God because of that ghost of conscience which makes cowards of them all.  -Charles Spurgeon

A soul winner needs a broken heart.  The cold and callous sinner may be able to answer all your arguments and withstand all your pleas, but he has no argument against tears.  Tears are a magnet that must tug at the heart of the coldest and hardest of unbelievers.  -John R. Rice

A pastor met one of his delinquent members on the street.  “I haven’t seen you at church lately,” he reminded him.

“No,” was the reply, “we’ve had sickness, and then the weather has been so bad.  You know, it has rained and rained and rained.”

“But it’s always dry at church.”

“Yes,” came the answer, “and that’s another reason why I’ve not been coming!”

No church service should be dry, dull and lifeless.  Church was never meant to be entertaining, but it should be alive and vivid with the presence of God.             -Vance Havner

I’m always in haste but never in a hurry.  -John Wesley

Yet for all God’s good will toward us, He is unable to grant us our heart’s desires till all our desires have been reduced to one.  When we have dealt with our carnal ambitions; when we have trodden upon the lion and adder of the flesh, have trampled the dragon of self-love under our feet, and have truly reckoned ourselves to have died unto sin, then and only then can God raise us to newness of life and fill us with His blessed Holy Spirit.  -A.W. Tozer

Search thy friend for his virtues, thyself for thy faults.  -William Gurnall

I have had more trouble with myself than with any other man.  -D.L. Moody

All along the Christian course, there must be set up altars to God on which you sacrifice yourself; or you will never advance a step.  -Alexander Maclaren

When you sing your own praise, you always pitch the tune too high.

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The Sword Of The Lord ~ Dr. Shelton Smith, Editor ~ February 9, 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 Christian need not expect to escape opposition.  As long as Satan stands to resist the sons of God, as long as the world and the flesh remain, the believing man will meet opposition.  -A.W. Tozer

Being a Christian is not a thing that goes by families but by individuals.  You are an American because your father is an American, but you are not a Christian because your father is a Christian.  -John R. Rice

The strength of a country is the strength of its religious convictions.  -Calvin Coolidge

Notwithstanding all that thou hast learned of Him, remember thou hast but read the child’s first primer; thou art as yet on one of the lower forms.  -Charles Spurgeon

One gem from this ocean [the Bible] is worth all the pebbles from earthly streams.  -Robert M. M’Cheyne

We cannot diminish the value of one category of human life – the unborn – without diminishing the value of all human life.  -Ronald Reagan

All that I know about salvation, I learned from the Bible: the way to Heaven, that I’m saved and assured of it, the promises of God’s Word, assurance that I will never be separated from the love of God in Christ Jesus, that I am going to be resurrected out of the grave one day – these are “a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path”  (Psalms 119:105).  -Harold Sightler

When you have to make a choice and don’t make it, that is in itself a choice.  -William James

You can run from God; but you cannot run away from God, for He is everywhere.  Jonah made that discovery!  -Vance Havner

You don’t get better to get saved; you get saved to get better.  You can’t get better until you get saved, for you have nothing to get better with.  -Curtis Hutson

God accepts obedience without emotion, but He cannot accept emotion without obedience.  -Maltbie D. Babcock

This Book will keep you from sin, or sin will keep you from this Book.

 

Noteworthy News

Police Officer Rescues Eight-Year-Old From Icy Pond On Christmas Day

An eight-year old Utah boy is alive today because of the heroic actions of one Washington County Sheriff’s Office sergeant who heroically punched his way through an icy pond to save the boy who had fallen through.

The Christmas incident occurred after the young boy chased a dog who ran onto the water.  Another child who was with boy ran for help after the other boy had gone under the ice.

KSTU-TV reported…Sergeant Aaron Thompson, who was one of the first responders to arrive at the scene, entered the pond without any equipment and began punching through the ice in an attempt to save the boy….

I had to jump up on top of the ice, putting my weight on it, and then pound on it to get it to break,” [Thompson] said during a news conference.

Thompson said that when he was finally submerged in the pond, the level reached his neck, and he found the boy beneath the surface of the ice shortly thereafter….

Both the child and Thompson were taken to the hospital and treated.

-Sarah Taylor, theblaze.com

Editor’s Comments:  When you see a police officer, a fireman, an EMT, or other first responders, thank them for what they do every day.  If you happen to have a “fallen through the ice” event in your life, they will race with sirens blaring to get to you at whatever hour of the day or night it is.  A “thank you” isn’t all that much, but it does say a lot.

60,069,971 Abortions in America Since Roe v. Wade in 1973

The United States marks 45 years of legalized abortion in all fifty states at any time for any reason throughout pregnancy on January 22nd, the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision.  Since that time, there have been an estimated 60,069,971 abortions that have destroyed the lives of unborn children….

/the number means there are more than 3,657 abortions daily and 152 abortions per hour every hour in the United States.  -lifenews.com

Editor’s Comments:  There were 1,608,600 abortions in 1990, the peak year.  Today the number of abortions is approximately half that number.  Even one such barbaric butchering of a helpless infant would be tragic, but when you consider over 60 million!  No words can describe how absolutely insane it is!

Sword Of The Lord ~ Dr. Shelton Smith, Editor ~ January 26, 2018

Judges 7:20 King James Version (KJV)
20 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 vision must be followed by the venture.  It is not enough to stare up the steps – we must step up the stairs.  -Vance Havner

If we abide by the principles taught in the Bible, our country will go on prospering and to prosper; but if we and our posterity neglect its instructions and counsel, there is no telling how great a catastrophe shall come upon us and bury our glory in profound obscurity.  -Daniel Webster

Somebody is in Hell now perhaps who would have been saved had you lived so your prayers could have been answered, had you lived so that God could have sent a revival, had you lived so the Spirit of God could have come in power.  Souls go to Hell because we are not right in our lives.  -John R. Rice

No man who knows the depths of his own weakness would dare to appear before the ineffable Presence with nothing to recommend him but his own character; nor would any Christian, wise after the discipline of failures and imperfections, want his acceptance with God to depend upon any degree of holiness to which he might have attained through the operation of inward grace.  -A.W. Tozer

The art of saying appropriate words in a kindly way is one that never goes out of fashion, never ceases to please, and is within the reach of the humblest.  F.W. Faber

For weak, poor, helpless, unworthy though we be in ourselves, in Him, our Lord, our Redeemer, we are complete in the fullest, broadest and most varied sense of that mighty word.  -Charles Spurgeon

This book is the minister’s “brief”; and he must not travel out of the record, because it alone contains the sum and substance of all he has to say.  -Dean Close

Some vices are hoary with age, but they show no signs of decrepitude; in fact, they seem to enjoy perpetual youth.  -F.J. Mallett

Whatever place allotted to us by Almighty God, that for us is the post of duty and honor.  God estimates us not by the position we are in, but by the way in which we fill it.  -T. Edwards

It’s more important to know where you’re going than to see how fast you can get there.

Sword Of The Lord ~ Dr. Shelton Smith, Editor ~ January 12, 2018

Amen Corner

Any religion that cannot work miracles in my heart and give me what the world cannot give, I do not want.  -John R. Rice

Without the Word of God, we are open prey to the Devil and to the enemy; but with the Word of God, we are more than conquerors through Him who loves us.  -Harold Sightler

The men who succeed best in public life are those who take the risk of standing by their convictions.  -James Garfield

Some Christians would make good martyrs; they are so dry they would burn well.  -Charles Spurgeon

In the light of Christ’s inflexible, infallible, impartial standards that we are to judge a tree by its fruits; in the light of the undeniable, irrefutable and inevitable fruits of liquor drinking – by the sip, by the drink, by the glass, by the bottle, by the gallon, by the case, or by the barrel – it is a sin.  -Sam Morris

An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile hoping it will eat him last.  -Winston Churchill

The burden borne by mankind is  heavy and a crushing thing.  The word Jesus used (Matthew 11:28) means “a load carried or toil borne to the point of exhaustion.”  Rest is simply release from that burden.  It is not something we do; it is what comes to us when we cease to do.  -A.W. Tozer

One cannot always be a hero, but one can always be a man.  -Goethe

Come!  See a book that told me all that ever I did!  Is not this the Book of God?  -Thomas Halyburton

One serious malady of the church is infantile paralysis – too many babes who never grow.  -Vance Havner

Worry affects circulation, the heart, the glands, and the whole nervous system.  I have never known a man who died from overwork, but many who died from doubt.  -Charles Mayo from the Mayo Clinic

The burden of proof should not be on the back of the accused but on the back of the accuser.  Until a man is proven guilty, he should be assumed innocent.  -Curtis Hutson

Prayer is the stop that keeps you going.