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1Timothy115

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    1Timothy115 reacted to Alan in Quotations Anyone?   
    "Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them." The Lord Jesus; Mathew 7:20
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    "A Constitution of Government once changed from Freedom, can never be restored. Liberty, once lost, is lost forever." - John Adams
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    1Timothy115 reacted to SureWord in Quotations Anyone?   
    "So far from engaging in a war to perpetuate slavery, I am rejoiced that Slavery is abolished. I believe it will be greatly for the interest of the South. So fully am I satisfied of this that I would have cheerfully lost all that I have lost by the war, and have suffered all that I have suffered to have this object attained."
    Robert E. Lee
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    “If you get to thinking you're a person of influence, try ordering somebody else's dog around.” – Will Rogers
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    The meek man cares not at all who is greater than he, for he has long ago decided that the esteem of the world is not worth the effort. He develops toward himself a kindly sense of humor and learns to say, ’Oh, so you have been overlooked? They have placed someone else before you? They have whispered that you are pretty small stuff after all? And now you feel hurt because the world is saying about you the very things you have been saying about yourself? Only yesterday you were telling God that you were nothing, a mere worm of the dust. Where is your consistency? Come on, humble yourself, and cease to care what men think.’
    A.W. Tozer - The Pursuit of God
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    1Timothy115 reacted to SureWord in Quotations Anyone?   
    I believe Luther considered himself Catholic til the day he died. He did retain some papist dogma but regardless, he did some great things and was a beacon of light in a dark church. After 1000 years of oppression under the iron fist of the Roman Church you can't expect people to shake off all the heresies over night. He was a great man in his day but I'd be leary of some of his theology.
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    1Timothy115 got a reaction from SureWord in Mark 16:9   
    No, it also has to do with what day you worship the Lord. Go ahead and worship Jesus Christ on Saturday if that's your preference. But, I think we could agree we need to worship Jesus Christ daily. This has gone far beyond any value... see 2 Timothy 2:16.
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    It is impossible to separate works from faith, yea just as impossible as to separate burning from shining from fire.   Martin Luther
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    "How often misused words generate misleading thoughts." Herbert Spencer
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    "How often misused words generate misleading thoughts." Herbert Spencer
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    1Timothy115 reacted to SureWord in Quotations Anyone?   
    I read a quote similar to this somewhere recently but can't recall where and it's really bugging me. 😄
    "Such as it is, the press has become the greatest power within the Western World, more powerful than the legislature, the executive and judiciary. One would like to ask; by whom has it been elected and to whom is it responsible?"
    "The simple step of a courageous individual is not to take part in the lie. One word of truth outweighs the world."
    Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
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    1Timothy115 got a reaction from wretched in Scripture - what was the effect on you?   
    I thought about you too today during Pastor's message, "Eschewing Worldly Behaviors In The Last Days" from 2 Tim. 3:1-9. During the message pastor referenced 1 Tim. 6:17 Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy;
    "nor trust in uncertain riches"
    "but (trust) in the living God"
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    “If soul-winning is the most important work of the church, it naturally follows that Satan will do all he can to get us side-tracked or satisfied with something else.”
    “But Social Service is not Salvation: and Reformation is not Regeneration.”
                                                                                                                                                    Oswald J. Smith
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    1Timothy115 reacted to SureWord in Quotations Anyone?   
    "If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?" - Psalm 11:3
     
    "To destroy a people, you must first sever their roots." - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn 
         
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    "The tune of America is pitched to the dollar." - Evangelist Sam Jones
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    "We are too small to send missionaries all over the world. If we send missionaries to China and successfully convert the Chinese, they are large enough to send missionaries over the entire world."
     
    A young Korean woman said this to me on a train in China as we traveled from Xi'an to Tianjin ... about a 26 hour trip.
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    Notable Quotes
    “The great masquerade of evil has played havoc with all our ethical concepts. For evil to appear disguised as light, charity, historical necessity or social justice is quite bewildering to anyone brought up on our traditional ethical concepts, while for the Christian who bases his life on the Bible, it merely confirms the fundamental wickedness of evil.”
    – Dietrich Bonhoeffer (Letters and Papers from Prison — 1967; 1997)
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    1Timothy115 reacted to Ukulelemike in Quotations Anyone?   
    This might be a composite of quotations, but:
      "When we preach, we stand, not at a pulpit, but on a throne. We cannot play at preaching: Life, Death, Heaven and Hell all hang on the preaching and hearing of a sermon." CH Spurgeon
    This used to hang on my office when I was first a pastor, (and wen I had an office).
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    What! Get to heaven on your own strength? Why, you might as well try to climb to the moon on a rope of sand!
    George Whitfield
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    "We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience."
     Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
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    1Timothy115 reacted to SureWord in Scripture - what was the effect on you?   
    I just picked me up a prayer journal where you write down who or what you are praying for and then there's a section for when it is answered. I figured this might help me be more disciplined with it especially for praying for individuals.
     
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    1Timothy115 got a reaction from SureWord in Scripture - what was the effect on you?   
    I read it all but these two areas I could identify with most. The first quote is something I came to realize, the intimate and personal relationship with Jesus Christ and in Christ alone. The second quote I have sufficient means for all my needs. Now, this said, I'm still being sanctified. I think the Lord is working  in the hearts of His own to prepare us for His soon meeting with us. Thank you for your openness and honesty.
    I've just recently had a realization of a lack of prayer but mine is a need to pray always, especially during difficulties no matter how much I would like to 'handle' it myself. 
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    1Timothy115 got a reaction from wretched in Scripture - what was the effect on you?   
    I read it all but these two areas I could identify with most. The first quote is something I came to realize, the intimate and personal relationship with Jesus Christ and in Christ alone. The second quote I have sufficient means for all my needs. Now, this said, I'm still being sanctified. I think the Lord is working  in the hearts of His own to prepare us for His soon meeting with us. Thank you for your openness and honesty.
    I've just recently had a realization of a lack of prayer but mine is a need to pray always, especially during difficulties no matter how much I would like to 'handle' it myself. 
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    1Timothy115 reacted to wretched in Scripture - what was the effect on you?   
    Indeed, I have a story about how Scripture (unadulterated by men) changed my future and the futures of my sphere of influence. For over 30 years I was deceived by a "gospel message" that counted the costs of my belief for me.
    Everything changed eight years ago. I began an experiment based on God's Word. God tells us that faith comes by hearing the Word of God. It doesn't say by reading, it says by "hearing". I know, seems like a semantics argument but in the reality of practice it is far from it.
    At first I had to force myself to listen but it did not take long at all before I started hearing truths I had never heard before from any preacher ever. Quickly I became immersed in listening in prayer as dots started connecting and even the most widely held fundamentalist teachings were exposed by God's Word as false.
    After a short few months of listening intently in prayer several hours a day, even while commuting, the crushing weight of the Spirit's conviction and my fake profession became clearer and clearer to me. You see it was context that became crystal clear in passages unlike anything I experienced before. In addition to context, listening prayerfully cross references Scripture in your mind much more than before. This of course, prompted in depth study.
    I soon discovered that I had only been taught bits and pieces of God's Word, plucked out of context, isolated and declared "sound doctrine". I had been given a vaccine AGAINST the true Gospel of our Lord. I was brainwashed into religion in Jesus' Name, and not yet born again by the Spirit of God.
    I also realized that I was working the works of men to be seen of them more than anything else. I realized that I had merely added religion in Jesus' name to my life, made the symptoms of sin less noticeable outwardly and followed the preaching from the pulpits. Nearly every supposedly Bible-based doctrine I had been repeatedly taught by men started to unravel as fiction. Leading the pack of apostasy is the fake "gospel" of a fictional "jesus". What God's Spirit taught me through listening first and foremost is men's outrageous audacity to proclaim any other person as born again. The Spirit's stark reality hit me: Every person proclaimed saved by men ARE TARES created by tares - just like I was.
    The Spirit's witness with my spirit did not exist. Only religious brainwashing did. I kept the sword, I kept my ambitions for a better temporary life and success according to men and I kept those ambitions for my children, continuing to store treasure on earth for our futures and kept my ego alive and well away from church, in other words, all the cares of this life. Oh, but I went to "church" 3 times a week and gave my 10% as instructed, working various ministries over the years.
    The new birth cannot be witnessed by others according to God, only the affects of regeneration are noticeable to others and these affects are not what I was lead to believe by men. The new birth is intimate and personal between a believer and our Lord and cannot be dictated, reinforced, witnessed or proclaimed by others. No where in Scripture is reassurance ever given to any believer by men. Nor is any person ever declared saved by men. Only our Lord made any declaration of this sort because it is a matter of the heart, invisible to men.
    The Spirit showed me that this cheapened "gospel" of these last days in which salvation is proclaimed but disciples are never made is a counterfeit gospel not contained in contextual Scripture. Plenty of "converts" and even preachers are produced but no crucified with Christ disciples.
    Our Lord taught in His Gospels and reiterated throughout the NT that only those whose Spirit's desire is to overcome the world as HE DID are truly His. Christ's Example is the antithesis of the natural man. Not resisting evil, not rendering railing for railing, not taking up arms, turning the other cheek, giving to all who ask, meekness (the absence of ego), mercy, peacemaking, etc. This is the Spirit of Christ. If that isn't you yet, then get busy and get away from the noise of the harlots and their adulterous, convoluted teachings. Focus only on his Word while there is still time and there isn't much time left. Stop counting the costs in this soon to end world. At the very least, this will strengthen your faith in every way and with these trying times, that is exactly what everyone needs right now. 
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    1Timothy115 reacted to SureWord in Scripture - what was the effect on you?   
    I used to pray every time before reading the Bible. For some reason I've stopped though sometimes I'll pray during reading. Prayer has always been a struggle for me.
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