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Favorite Quotes

I wanted to share a quote that I just read (and I'm sure that I'll have more later). I figured this might be a good place for us all to share favorite quotes, in case you guys have any as well. :)

Arthur Schopenhauer

"Man can do what he wills but he cannot will what he wills"

I haven't studied Arthur Schopenhauer at all, but I saw this quote, and really liked it. Smile.png

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Oh, and BTW, the quote comes from his book "Crazy Love" which I would highly recommend. I don't remember which chapter the quote was in, but I'm fairly certain it was one of the chapters near the end.

Nxtstep101 wrote:

Drew1200 wrote: I guess I am just a bit confused by it. Christians are supposed to be spread out, in a certain sense, yet we're also supposed to be kept in one big pile at church. TS

Sorry I should have given the context that sentence was said in.

He was talking about individual Christians, not Christians as a group. He was saying that if we allow God to spread us out (e.g., go outside our comfort zone), it will benefit us much more than it does if we take no risks in life. He used the analogy of what it'd be like if you just left manure in one big pile; pretty much unproductive and stinky. :P

I hope that makes sense, I probably did a terrible job at explaining it. TS

So I'm sorta right. TS

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That makes a lot more sense, Nxt. TS

Here's one:

"The only way to overcome a desire for sin is to overwhelm it with a greater desire for righteousness"

-David W. Hegg

In a book called "The Obedience Option".

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“Here again you confuse and mix everything up in your usual way.”

-Martin Luther, in response to the Diatribe of Erasmus

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Drew1200 wrote:
:“Here again you confuse and mix everything up in your usual way.”

-Martin Luther, in response to the Diatribe of Erasmus

TS

Epic. TS

"Fairy tales do not tell children that dragons exist; they tell children that the dragons can be slain."

~~G.K. Chesterton

Just pure epicness. ^_^

And this site does not accept my quote-embedding tagger thingies... dang it. -_-

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I haven't posted here in awhile. Well, nobody's posted here in awhile. TS

"He who does injustice to this freedom [of the creature] does injustice to the Word of God, which already in paradise places man at a crossroad and gives him the choice of which road he will take. But in the light of Scripture, it is decisive that this creaturely freedom poses no threat or limitation to the sovereign and almighty Divine enterprise... We are forced to direct ourselves to the Divine revelation which reveals to us the almighty activity of God and, at the same time, teaches human responsibility... And anyone who does not take both this Divine ruling and human responsibility seriously can never rightly understand history."

- Professor Berkouwer on Free Will

Drew1200 wrote:
I haven't posted here in awhile. Well, nobody's posted here in awhile. TS:"He who does injustice to this freedom [of the creature] does injustice to the Word of God, which already in paradise places man at a crossroad and gives him the choice of which road he will take. But in the light of Scripture, it is decisive that this creaturely freedom poses no threat or limitation to the sovereign and almighty Divine enterprise... We are forced to direct ourselves to the Divine revelation which reveals to us the almighty activity of God and, at the same time, teaches human responsibility... And anyone who does not take both this Divine ruling and human responsibility seriously can never rightly understand history."

- Professor Berkouwer on Free Will

Interesting way of putting it, I have to say.  TS

Here are a couple qoutes from Thomas Watson in his book called: 

The Great Gain of Godliness

"Love is as the sails to make swift the soul's motion, and fear is the ballast to keep it steady in religion: love will be apt to grow wanton unless it be poised with fear"

"He whose heart is ballested with God's fear flies from that which looks like sin"

"One can no more act as a Christian without fear, then he can act as a man without reason. This holy fear is not the fixed temper and complexion of the soul; this fear is not servile, but filial.  There is a difference from fearing God, and and being afraid of God; the godly fear God as a child does his father, the wicked are afraid of God as the prisoner is of the judge. "

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