Reputation is what folks think you are. Personality is what you seem to be. Character is what you really are. ~ Alfred Armand Montapert
Stand Up Like Men
To employ soft words and honeyed phrases in discussing questions of everlasting importance; to deal with errors that strike at the foundations of all human hope as if they were harmless and venial mistakes; to bless where God disapproves, and to make apologies where He calls us to stand up like men and assert, though it may be the aptest method of securing popular applause in a sophistical age, is cruelty to man and treachery to Heaven. Those who on such subjects attach more importance to the rules of courtesy than they do to the measures of truth do not defend the citadel, but betray it into the hands of its enemies. Love for Christ, and for the souls for whom He died, will be the exact measure of our zeal in exposing the dangers by which men's souls are ensnared. ~ George Sayles Bishop, Sermon, June 7, 1885
Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other. ~ John Adams - 2nd U S President - 1796-1800
Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act. ~ Attributed to Dietrich Bonhoeffer.
A quote from Mr. Noah Webster
When you become entitled to exercise the right of voting for public officers, let it be impressed on your mind that God commands you to choose for rulers, just men who will rule in the fear of God. The preservation of [our] government depends on the faithful discharge of this Duty; if the citizens neglect their Duty and place unprincipled men in office, the government will soon be corrupted;laws will be made, not for the public good so much as for selfish or local purposes; corrupt or incompetent men will be appointed to execute the Laws; the public revenues will be squandered on unworthy men; and the rights of the citizen will be violated or disregarded. If [our] government fails to secure public prosperity and happiness, it must be because the citizens neglect the Divine Commands, and elect bad men to make and administer the Laws. ~ A quote from Mr. Noah Webster, the Christian man behind Webster’s Dictionary
Without the Son of God there would be no Bible, and without the Bible many would never know of the soul saving Son. I see the Bible as the culmination, holding ALL the gifts God has given to man. When you have a Bible, you have everything God ever gave. ~ JimO