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.

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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.

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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.

 

Sword Of The Lord ~ Dr. Shelton Smith, Editor ~ December 29, 2017

Amen Corner

Every sincere Christian should be governed by Bible principles, not personalities or preferences.  One’s loyalty should be to Christ and the Bible, not to individuals or institutions.  The question should not be, Who is taking this position?  The question should be, is this position scriptural?  -Curtis Hutson

An out-and-out Christian has a safeguard.  People may say, “John Rice is a fanatic;” but they will never say, “Come on, Dr. Rice, take a drink out of my bottle.”  -John R. Rice

I hope I shall always possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.  -George Washington

The best way of eradicating error is to publish and practice truth.  -W. Arnot

Sin is a poisonous weed that throws the whole nature out of order.  The inner life disintegrates; the flesh lusts after forbidden pleasures; the moral judgment is distorted so that good appears evil and evil, good; time is chosen over eternity, earth over Heaven and death over life.  -A.W. Tozer

So many of us are not big enough to become little enough to be used of God.  -Vance Havner

Lord, save me from sins which call themselves little.  -Charles Spurgeon

It is a great deal easier to do that which God gives us to do, no matter how hard it is, than to face the responsibilities of not doing it.  -J.R. Miller

Self-denial is best for one’s self, for then we oblige God to take care of us.  -D.L. Moody

Even if marriages are made in Heaven, man has to be responsible for the maintenance.  -Kroehler News

There is one thing that mars all the pleasures of my life.  I am afraid the Bible is true.  If I could know for sure that death is an eternal sleep, I should be happy; my joy would be complete.  But here is the thorn that stings me; here is the sword that pierces my very soul – if the Bible is true, I am lost forever.  -Anonymous unbeliever

 

Sword Of The Lord ~ December 1, 2017 ~ Dr. Shelton Smith, Editor

Amen Corner

When you hear this silly talk that the Bible “contains” the Word of God and is not the Word of God, you hear fool’s talk.  I don’t care if he is a doctor of divinity or a president of a university covered with medals from universities of Europe and the United States; it is fool’s talk.  There can be no inspiration of the Book without the inspiration of the words of the Book.  -B.H. Carroll

The man who succeeds does more than is necessary – and keeps on doing it.  -Curtis Hutson

Someone has said, “If you must drown, don’t drown in a mud puddle!”  If you must fail, go down in a big cause.  There are men who ought to be battling lions who spend their days swatting mosquitoes.  -Vance Havner

Beware!  Stay close to Jesus because some seed sown back yonder you will reap in the time of the greatest temptation.  -John R. Rice

Let any man turn to God in earnest, let him begin to exercise himself unto godliness, let him seek to develop his powers of spiritual receptivity by trust and obedience and humility, and the results will exceed anything he may have hoped in his leaner and weaker days.  -A.W. Tozer

One of the ancient fathers had, before his conversion, lived in an ill-advised relationship with a woman.  Sometime after, she accosted him as usual.  Knowing how likely he was to fall into sin, he ran away with all his might; and she ran after him, crying, “Wherefore runnest thou away?  It is I.”

He answered, “I run away because I am not I.  I am a new man.”  -Charles H. Spurgeon

In relation to other books the Bible occupies a peculiar and unique position.  It is independent of all others.  It imitates no other book; it copies none; it hardly alludes to any other, whether in praise or blame.  John never speaks of Plato, nor Paul of Demosthenes, nor Jesus of any writer save Moses and the prophets.  There is a certain grand unconsciousness about it, as in the Himalayan Hills, which cast the same look of still sovereignty over an India unpeopled after the deluge as over an India, the hive of sweltering nations.  -George Gilfillan    ***   This is a profound quotation and observation.  Pastor Steve   ***

The will of God – nothing more, nothing less.  -G. Campbell Morgan  (motto in his study)

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

The best prayers have often more groans than words.  -John Bunyan

No man can follow Christ and go astray.  -William H.P. Faunce

Sword Of The Lord, Dr. Shelton Smith, Editor ~ November 17, 2017

Amen Corner

There is a Bible because there is a God; and there is only one Bible because there is only one God.  -Edward Garbett

There are four things that we ought to do with the Word of God: admit it as the Word of God, commit it to our hearts and minds, submit to it, transmit it to the world.  -William Wilberforce

Unless praying men have the insight and faith to amend their whole way of life to conform to the New Testament pattern, there can be no true revival.  -A.W. Tozer

It is not your aptitude but your attitude that determines your altitude.  -Curtis Hutson

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

A long face is a poor signboard for Jesus.  -John R. Rice

The cross is the last argument of God.  -Charles H. Spurgeon

I have many books which I cannot sit down to read.  They are indeed good and sound; but like half-pennies, there goes a great quantity to a small amount.  There are silver books and a very few golden books.  But I have one Book worth them all, [it is] called the Bible.  -John Newton

Sin is Satan’s ladder; it has its top on earth and its foot in Hell.  God’s ladder is the Bible [with] its foot…on the earth and its top in Heaven.     R.B. Nichol

In every occasion in which virtue is exercised, if something is not added to happiness, something is taken away from anxiety.      -J. Bentham

The teacher or preacher who takes unction to his soul because his words are above his hearers’ heads and flatters himself that he needs a superior audience to be appreciated betrays his own weakness.  It was of John Eliot, faithful ambassador to the Indians, that it was first said that his sermons were of such character that lambs could wade in them and elephants swim in them.  To speak the truth well, make it so clear that the common people hear it gladly.  Such a One was Jesus, the greatest of the great teachers!

Sword Of The Lord ~ Dr. Shelton Smith, Editor ~ November 3, 2017

Amen Corner

When the Holy Spirit is in full control of our lives, He will expect our obedience to the written Word of God.  But it is part of our human problem that we would like to be full of the Spirit and yet go on and do as we please!  -A. W. Tozer

A minister without boldness is like a smooth file, a knife without an edge, a sentinel afraid to let off his gun.  If men will be bold in sin, ministers must be bold to reprove.  -William Gurnall

The only alternative to soul winning is disobedience to Christ.  -Curtis Hutson

The Bulwark of religious training is vital if the line is to be held against the forces of corruption, crime and disloyalty.  I believe that men imbued with spiritual values do not betray their country.  I believe that children reared in homes in which morality is taught and lived rarely become delinquents.  -J. Edgar Hoover

Some sing, “I’ll go where You want me to go, dear Lord”; but they are not willing to stay where He wants them to stay.  -Vance Havner

Brethren, if you cannot pray down fire fom Heaven, it is time you took down your sign.  -John R. Rice

Science!  Thou hast tracked the lightning, traced the path of the tornado, uncurtained the distant planet, foretold the coming of the comet and the return of the eclipse.  But thou hast never been able to gauge the depth of man’s soul or to answer the question  “What must I do to be saved?”  -J.A. Macduff

Your name, your deeds, will be as legible on the hearts you leave behind as the stars on the brow of evening.  -Thomas Chalmers

I have never known a man who habitually and on principle absented himself from the public worship of God who did not sooner or later bring sorrow upon himself or his family.  -Henry Whitney Bellows

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Noteworthy News Headlines

Every Nonprofit Benefits From FEMA Aid- Except Churches

Police Reveal What Muslim Man Said After Beheading Coworker in Oklahoma:  Alton Nolen told police that he beheaded a coworker because he felt oppressed as a Muslim.  When the police asked him if he regretted his actions, he responded, “I don’t feel regret, because you know what I’ve done….”

Michigan Permits Faith-Based Adoption Agencies; the ACLU Sues

Methodist, Catholic, Presbyterian, and United Church of Christ Groups Tell Senate to Fund Planned Parenthood

U.S. Doctors Take Official Stance Against Euthanasia

Tax Money Funding Terrorism!

Boko Haram Refugees, Horror Reports

President Trump Ends ObamaCare Abortion and Contraceptive Mandate

Muslim Fulani Herdsmen Massacre Twenty Christians

Most Church of England Members Never Read the Bible

Arkansas Law Agitates Atheists – Displaying motto “In God we trust.”

Boy Scouts Now Open to Girls

Thirty-Seven Percent of Americans Can’t Name Any of the Rights Guaranteed by First Amendment

Undercover Agent Foils Plot to “Create Next 9/11” – coordinated shootings and bombings in New York City

Forty-Five-Foot Nude Woman Statue on National Mall Sparks Opposition

Elementary School Forced to Remove Cafeteria Plaque That Thanks God for the Food

Atheist Says “Hallelujah Chorus” at Elementary School Is “Proselytizing”

Iowa State University Employees Must Pledge to Promote “Diversity and Inclusion”

Terrorist Shoots Up a Nashville Church- Kills One, Wounds Six

Leonardo DiCaprio Says Only People Who Believe in Science Should Hold Public Office

Pastor Charged With Failure to Report Child Abuse

Anti-Christian Bigotry on the Increase

Tennessee Lawmaker Won’t Attend During NFL Protest

 

Sword Of The Lord ~ October 6 & 20, 2017

Amen Corner

On any important truth, the Devil tries to get you either to stop too short or go too far.  -Curtis Hutson

In times of physical weakness, discouragement or exhaustion, it is more difficult to resist Satan.  This is the time you must watch and pray.  -John R. Rice

Surely it ill becomes us to waste a penny, an hour or an opportunity.  Let us be severely economical for the Lord our God.  -Charles H. Spurgeon

We must face the fact that many today are notoriously careless in their living.  This attitude finds its way into the church.  We have liberty; we have money; and we live in comparative luxury.  As a result, discipline practically has disappeared.  What would a violin solo sound like if the strings on the musician’s instrument were all hanging loose, not stretched tight, not “disciplined”?  -A. W. Tozer

Faith either removes mountains or tunnels through them.

If tomorrow does not bring forth death, it will bring forth a less favorable opportunity of getting right with God.  Hearts become hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.  Character crystallizes while you linger.  This is the poorest chance you have ever had, but it is the best chance you will ever have again.  -C. A. Cooper

What is needed desperately today is prophetic insight.  Scholars can interpret the past; it takes prophets to interpret the present.  -A. W. Tozer

Some of you are spiritually dead as far as any power is concerned.  The salt has lost its savor.  -John R. Rice

Christ is an amply sufficient Way.  All may get to Heaven by the same Way, and none need be excluded.  On it there is room, and plenty of room, for all that will.  -John Cumming

There is but one straight course, and that is to seek truth and pursue it steadily.  -George Washington

I would sooner be a cat on hot bricks or a toad under a harrow than let my own children be my masters.  -Charles H. Spurgeon

The measure of a man’s real character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out.  -Thomas Macaulay

The best evidence of the Bible’s being the Word of God is found between its covers.  -Charles Hodges

I think we have more machinery of government than is necessary, too many parasites living on the labor of the industrious.  -Thomas Jefferson

God can’t build a great church with spare time and pocket change.  -Curtis Hutson

Some say, “If only I could have lived in Jesus’ time.”  But plenty of people did live then, and they crucified Him.  Physical proximity and visibility did not help.  -Vance Havner

We do not admire a man of timid peace.  -Theodore Roosevelt

Works without faith are like a fish without water; it wants the element it should live in.  -Owen Feltham

It is not geographical location, but rather spiritual qualification, that makes missionaries effective.

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Headlines Across The Nation

Late Pastor’s Widow Found Murdered In Kentucky Church

ACLU To Challenge Trump’s Military Transgender Ban

New Zealand University Votes To Ban Pro-Life Club, Says Pro-Life Students Are “An Embarrassment”

Kindergarten Teacher Celebrates Transgender “Change” Of Five-Year-Old In Class

First Grader Sent To The Principal’s Office For “Misgendering”

Teacher Says To Parents: Tell Your Kids To Stop Talking About God

Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz Has Closed 338 Clinics in Twenty Years – Here’s Its Desperate Next Move

Stunning Government Jobs Report: One In Fifteen Americans Has A Government Job

Coach Prays, Ninth Circuit Says No – Blame Supreme Court Conservatives

Planned Parenthood Protests Ceremony Honoring Iowa’s First Female Governor Just Because She’s Pro-Life

Michigan Court Finds Public Officials Can Pray In Public Meetings

Growth Of “No Religion” Among Brits Ominous For U.S.

Activists Want Climate Change Skeptics Charged With Crime

College Republican Threatened After Asking Muslims To Decry Terrorism

Newsletter At University In Colorado Says Veterans Are Not Fit For A Four-Year University

Pennsylvania School District Surrenders To Transgenders

Poem Blasting God As A “Lie” Given To Middle Schoolers

“Satanist Group” Fizzles In Tacoma School

Attacks On Religious Liberty Increased In 2016

Evolutionary Scientist Admits Theory’s Major Flaws

Mother In Coma Heard Everything, Including How Doctors Shut Off Her Life Support And Said She’d Die

Climate Alarmists Admit They’ve Got It Wrong On Global Warming

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Dangerous Trends 2017

More Americans Say Polygamy Is Morally Acceptable

Pastors Told They Cannot Refuse To Marry Same-Sex Couples (Sweden)

Judge Rejects Churches On Abortion Coverage (Churches Forced To Accept Abortions On Their Health Insurance Plans)

Motel 6 Says It Will Be A “Sanctuary” Motel (They Will Not Leave The Light On For Me  ~  Pastor Steve)

A “Transwoman” Hired By Syracuse University’s Library To Promote Diversity

 

 

Sword Of The Lord ~ Dr. Shelton Smith, Editor ~ September 22, 2017

Amen Corner

I would not have a converted person wait a week before trying to do something for Jesus.  Run as soon as you find your feet.  -Charles H. Spurgeon

We preachers are in the business of handling, preaching, teaching, defending, expounding, and obeying the Word of God.  God said, “It shall accomplish that which I please” (Isaiah 55:11).  -Harold Sightier

The inside of the vessel, not the outside, determines its usefulness.  -Curtis Hutson

God’s darkest threatening is always accompanied with a revelation of the way of escape.  The ark is always along with the flood.  Zoar is pointed out when God foretells Sodom’s ruin.  The brazen serpent is ever reared where the venomous snakes bite and burn.  -Alexander Maclaren

A wise and frugal government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned.  This is the sum of good government.  -Thomas Jefferson (first inaugural address)

Some missionaries bound for Africa were laughed at by the boat captain.  “You’ll only die over there,” he said.  But a missionary replied, “Captain, we died before we started.”  -Vance Havner

Sin may open bright as the morning, but it will end dark as night.  -T. DeWitt Talmage

Life’s evening, we may rest assured, will take its character from the day which has preceded it.  -Phillip Shuttleworth

Researches into the springs of natural bodies and their motions should awaken us to admiration at the wonfrous wisdom of our Creator.  -Isaac Watt

Give not thy tongue too great a liberty, lest it take thee prisoner.  -Frances Quarles

 

Sword Of The Lord ~ September 8, 2017 ~ Dr. Shelton Smith, Editor

Amen Corner

To be right with God has often meant to be in trouble with men.  This is such a common truth that one hesitates to mention it, yet it appears to have been overlooked by the majority of Christians today.  -A.W. Tozer

If you will crucify, mortify and put to public shame that fellow inside and come out-and-out for Jesus, you will not be tempted to sin nor to deny Christ as Peter did.  It was Peter’s halfway religion that got him into trouble.  -John R. Rice

The best moment of a Christian’s life is his last one, because it is the one which is nearest Heaven; and then it is that he begins to strike the keynote of the song which he shall sing through all eternity.  Oh, what a song that will be!  -Charles H. Spurgeon

Two visions of the world remain locked in dispute:  The first believes all men are created equal by a loving God who has blessed us with freedom.  The second vision believes that religion is opium for the masses.  It believes that eternal principles like truth, liberty and democracy have no meaning beyond the whim of the state.  -Ronald Reagan

Prayer may not get us what we want, but it will teach us to want what we need.  -Vance Havner

It is astounding how soon the whole conscience begins to unravel if a single stitch is dropped.  One little sin indulged makes a hole you could put your head through.  -Charles Buxton

America is not gospel hardened; it is gospel ignorant.  -Curtis Hutson

Never yet did there exist a full faith in the Divine Word which did not expand the intellect while it purified the heart.  -Samuel Coleridge

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Noteworthy News Notes Headlines

ACLU “Stands With” Anti-Israel Sharia Advocate

SBC University Forfeits Funds Over Student Gay-Straight Alliance

New Study Names the Ten Most Post-Christian Cities in the United States

Portland, Maine

Boston, Massachusetts

Albany, New York

Providence, Rhode Island

Burlington, Vermont

Hartford, Connecticut

New York, New York

Buffalo, New York

Seattle, Washington

San Francisco, California

Vote Fraud:  Hundreds of Voters Withdraw in Colorado

Adopted 54-Year-Old Man Finds His Brother Has Been Living One Mile Away for Fifty Years

American Catholic Cardinal Believes “Infallibility of Pope” Is Idolatry

Police Say Man Held Three People Captive in Virginia Home for Two Years

Atheists Angry That White House Staff Conduct Regular Bible Studies

California Voted to Go Easy on Criminals, Dramatically Increasing Violent Crime

Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide Accounted for Five Percent of All Deaths in Netherlands in 2016

Facebook Declares Jihad on Anti-Jihad Content

Eleven California Counties Had More Registered Voters Than Eligible Voters in 2016

L. A. County Hands $1.3 Billion to Illegals for Welfare

Planned Parenthood Will Spend $3 Million Trying To Elect Pro-Abortion Candidate as Virginia’s Governor

Foundation Offers to Help Schools Resist Atheist Attack

Teacher Resigns After Death Threat for Opposing Homosexuality

College Creates Department to Promote Feminist and Social Justice Theories

Harvard Proposes Total Ban on Clubs in Order to Be More Inclusive

Archaeologists Discover Treasure Trove of 2,600-Year-Old Artifacts in Jerusalem

Study Reveals Many Americans Have Tried Marijuana

President Trump Says No “Transgenders” in the Military

Michigan Professor Claims Preschools Should Teach Homosexuality

44% of liberal Democrats believe that churches in the United States have a negative impact on society

A satanic monument is being installed on public property-a veteran’s memorial park in Belle Plaine, Minnesota- for the first time in U.S. history

 

 

Sword Of The Lord ~ Dr. Shelton Smith, Editor ~ August 25, 2017

Noteworthy News:

Class President Ignores Officials, Reads His Own Speech at Graduation. Diploma Withheld

Senior class president Marvin Wright decided to ignore officials at North Carolina’s Southwest Edgecombe High School…and read his own speech instead of the one they told him to read.  But when he went to pick up his diploma…

…On graduation day, school administrators told Wright he’d have to read a speech they prepared for him rather than his own, WRAL-TV reported….

…Wright’s mother…told WRAL, “He put God first.  He spoke about parents, his classmates, and spoke about his mom.”

The Times said that after graduation students picked up packets containing their diplomas, transcripts and report cards….

“My folder wasn’t in the stack,” he told the Times.  He was told [Principal Craig] Harris had removed it….

…”[He said] “Mom, they took my diploma; they won’t give it to me,” Jokita Wright told the station….

…The superintendent admitted to the Times that the “diploma never should have been taken from the student” and that he’s “communicated with the family to apologize on behalf of the school.”

-Dave Urbanski, theblaze.com

Headlines-

Supreme Court Takes the Cake Case

Muslims Are Boycotting Starbucks Over the Company’s Pro-LGBT Stance

United Nations Declares Biblical Site “Palestinian World Heritage Site”

Oregon Governor to Sign Bill Providing Free Abortions to All

Wisconsin Company to Implant Microchips in Its Employees

Leader of Islamic Center in California Calls for Elimination of Jews

Professor:  Euthanize “Doomed” Newborn Babies Since We Do the Same to Our “Dogs and Cats”

AP Tells Reporters Never to Use the Term “Pro-Life”

American Muslim Leader Calls for Jihad Against President

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Amen Corner

I would like to get a pitchfork and go up and down this land and make people get on one side of the fence or the other; be for God or for the devil.  -John R. Rice

Never give up on anybody; miracles happen every day.  Curtis Hutson

If you always live with those who are lame, you will yourself learn to limp.  -Latin Proverb

A man is not a sinner because he is a skeptic; he is a skeptic because he is a sinner.  -Vance Havner

If you ever allow yourself to be pleased by those who speak well of you, to that extent will you be capable of being grieved by those who speak ill of you.  -Charles H. Spurgeon

Keep one thing forever in view- the truth; and if you do this, though it may seem to lead you away from the opinion of men, it will assuredly conduct you to the throne of God.  -Horace Mann

The world is perishing for lack of the knowledge of God, and the church is famishing for want of His Presence.  -A. W. Tozer

Humility is the first lesson we learn from reflection, and self-distrust the first proof we give of having obtained a knowledge of ourselves.  -J. G. Zimmerman

Pray for a poor memory when people seem unkind.