We cannot escape our destiny, nor should we try to do so. The leadership of the free world was thrust upon us two centuries ago in that little hall of Philadelphia. In the days following World War II, when the economic strength and power of America was all that stood between the world and the return to the dark ages, Pope Pius XII said, "The American people have a great genius for splendid and unselfish actions. Into the hands of America God has placed the destinies of an afflicted mankind." We are indeed, and we are today, the last best hope of man on earth. Conclusion from Ronald Reagan's 1974 CPAC Speech
"The practice of morality being necessary for the well being of society, He [God] has taken care to impress its precepts so indelibly on our hearts that they shall not be effaced by the subtleties of our brain. We all
agree in the obligation of the moral precepts of Jesus and nowhere will they be found delivered in greater purity than in his discourses."
The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, Albert Ellery Bergh,editor (Washington, D.C.: The Thomas Jefferson Memorial Association, 1904), Vol.
XII, p.315, to James Fishback, September 27, 1809.
Tolerance is putting up with behavior one finds objectionable. Society defines tolerance as acceptance and affirmation. Dan Taylor, 1999.
Given that everyone agrees that some things should not be tolerated, the real issue should not be whether one is tollerant or intolerant, but what's oncluded on one's list...One is not tolernat of something unless one objects to it...A challenge for those who prize tolerance as one of the highest public goods is to distinguish between healthy tolerance and a diseased moral passivity or indifference...Tooo much of what passes as tolerance in America is not the result of principled judgment but is simple moral indifference. Dan Taylor, CT 1999
He who gives thanks for little will always find he has enough.
Perform one act per day that defies “success” as you once defined it. Choose not to impress someone; refuse to invest in an image; compliment someone you once judged. By all means, let your heart be at peace. Chris Tiegreen - The One Year Walk with God
The Enemy can't steal your salvation but he can steal all its pleasure--your joy and your peace. Chris Tiegreen - The One Year Walk with God
We have seen a concerted effort in recent years to change the meaning of tolerance from "putting up with the objectionable" to "affirming the diverse." Dan Taylor
He who provides for this life, but takes no care for eternity, is wise for a moment, but a fool forever. John Tillotson
The road to moral impurity and spiritual corruption is the result of incremental compromise through a slow erosion of standards, a growing carelessness about details, a gradual blurring of distinctives, and poor moral discipline. Isa 1:22; Eph 4:17-24 Greg Bourgond
You don't feel your way into good behavior, you behave your way into good feelings. Neil T. Anderson
Courage is not the absence of fear, it is the absence of self. Erwin McManus
We need a firm grip on God's Word before we will experience much success at practical Christianity. We need to understand who we are as a result of who God is and what He has done. A productive Christian behavior system is the byproduct of a solid Christian belief system, not the other way around. Neil Anderson
Spiritual formation for the Christian basically refers to the Spirit-driven process of forming the inner world of the human self in such a way that it becomes like the inner being of Christ Himself ... Christian formation is focused entirely on Jesus. Its goal is an obedience or conformity to Christ that arises out of an inner transformation accomplished through puposive interaction with the grace of God in Christ. Galatians 4:19 Dallas Willard - Renovation of the Heart
Gen. Omar Bradley, a hero of World War II, delivered a speech in Boston in 1948 that is remarkably appropriate for the violent and chaotic world of today. "The world has acheived brillance without wisdom, power without conscience. Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical midgets. We know more about war than we know of peace, more about killing than we know about living." Bob Herbert, Star Tribune, Feb. 4, 2003.
We need a firm grip on God's Word before we will experience much success at practical Christianity. We need to understand who we are as a result of who God is and what He has done. A productive Christian behavior system is the byproduct of a solid Christian belief system, not the other way around. Neil Anderson April 30, 2006
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