More GREAT QUOTES -Mostly Sermonindex.net "God loves you just the way you are, but He refuses to leave you that way." - Max Lucado "Adversity doesn't build character; it reveals it." - Anonymous "I am not permitted to let my love be so merciful as to tolerate and endure false doctrine. When faith and doctrine are concerned and endangered, neither love nor patience are in order.... when these are concerned, neither toleration nor mercy are in order, but only anger, dispute, and destruction -- to be sure, only with the Word of God as our weapon." - Martin Luther. "To remain divided is sinful! Did not our Lord pray, that they may be one, even as we are one"? (John 17:22). A chorus of ecumenical voices keep harping the unity tune. What they are saying is, "Christians of all doctrinal shades and beliefs must come together in one visible organization, regardless... Unite, unite!" Such teaching is false, reckless and dangerous. Truth alone must determine our alignments. Truth comes before unity. Unity without truth is hazardous. Our Lord's prayer in John 17 must be read in its full context. Look at verse 17: "Sanctify them through thy truth; thy word is truth." Only those sanctified through the Word can be one in Christ. To teach otherwise is to betray the Gospel." -Charles H. Spurgeon. "It is our solemn conviction that where there can be no real spiritual communion there should be no pretence of fellowship. Fellowship with known and vital error is participation in sin." -Charles Spurgeon. "Showing mercy to the wolf is showing cruelty to the sheep." - Puritan. "Knowing God without knowing our wretchedness leads to pride. Knowing our wretchedness without knowing God leads to despair. Knowing Christ gives the balance." - Blaise Pascal "Christ always identified Himself with the least, the last, and the lost." - Unknown "Let us think often that our only business in this life is to please God. Perhaps all besides is but folly and vanity." - Brother Lawrence "The greatest need we have is not to do things, but to believe things." - Oswald Chambers "When preachers do not call sin, sin, the people begin to wink at sin!" - Dr. Micheal Useph "The secret of Christianity is not asking Jesus into your heart; it is Jesus' asking us into His." - Unknown "Growth is not more knowledge or increase of years; it is simply more of Him and less of me. He increases as I decrease. This is what it means to be a disciple." - Chip Brogden "Worldliness is what any particular culture does to make sin look normal and righteousness look strange." - David Wells "Some say that faith is the gift of God. So is the air, but you have to breathe it; so is bread, but you have to eat it. Some are wanting some miraculous kind of feeling. That is not faith. 'Faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the Word of God' (Rom 10:17). That is whence faith comes. It is not for me to sit down and wait for faith to come stealing over me with a strong sensation, but is for me to take God at His Word." - D. L. Moody "Our Faith must be tested. God builds no ships but what He sends to sea." - D.L. Moody Mr. Spurgeon leaning over the platform of a church where a work of grace was going on, heard a penitent below in great distress pray earnestly, 'Lord, make a good job of me! Lord, make a good job of me!' "It doesn't take an extraordinary person - just devotion to our extraordinary God - to live an extraordinary life." - Unknown.