WILLIAM WORDSWORTH IN A FINE PASSAGE states his belief that there are many more poets in the world than we suppose, ". . .men endowed with highest gifts, The vision and the faculty divine," but who are unknown because they lacked or failed to cultivate the gift of versification. Then he sums up his belief in a sentence that suggests truth far beyond any that he had in
WE ALL know how painful it is to be forced to listen to a confirmed boaster sound off on his favorite topic - himself. To be the captive of such a man even for a short time tries our patience to the utmost and puts a heavy strain upon our Christian charity. Boasting is particularly offensive when it is heard among the children of God, the one place above all others where it should never be found. Yet it is quite common among Christians, though disguised somewhat by the use of the stock expression, "I say this to the glory of God."
THAT MANY PERSONS FIND THE BIBLE HARD to understand will not be denied by those acquainted with the facts. Testimony to the difficulties encountered in Bible reading is too full and too widespread to be dismissed lightly. In human experience there is usually a complex of causes rather than but one cause for everything, and so it is with the difficulty we run into with the Bible. To the question, Why is the Bible hard to understand? no snap answer can be given; the pert answer is sure to be the wrong one. The problem is multiple instead of singular, and for this reason the
WILL ROGERS ONCE OPINED that a sure way to prevent war would be to abolish peace conferences. Of course Will, as usual, had his tongue in his cheek; he meant only to poke fun at the weak habit of substituting talk for action. Still there is more than a little uncomfortable truth in his remark. This above all others is the age of
MOST OF THE WORLD'S GREAT SOULS have been lonely. Loneliness seems to be one price the saint must pay for his saintliness. In the morning of the world (or should we say, in that strange darkness that came soon after the dawn of man's creation) that pious soul, Enoch, walked with God and was not, for God took him; and while it is not stated in so many words, a fair inference is that Enoch walked a path quite apart from his contemporaries.
".... so what do you think about 1 John 5:7-8? This verse is not found in any manuscripts dating before the 15th century and appears to be added later?" - Matt Zucker. I replied: This is NOT true and I will cite from some other writers to make my case. This is one of those citations that Islamic apologists jump upon to say "We said it, that the Bible is corrupted!". It was the Princeton Theological Seminary Greek scholar, B. M. Metzger, who stated that a manuscript of the entire New Testament dating from the late fifteenth or early sixteenth century…
Is it not a fallacy that after a sinner has been pardoned by the Gentle Saviour and had been given the gift of salvation, he gets indoctrinated that his troubles with the world is over – once saved, you’re forever saved, you can’t lose your salvation? Then they put a verse or two in his hands and send him on his way that he could live his life the way he likes and all will be well. Let me take some quotes from these preachers: