**If the Divine call does not make us better, it will make us very much worse. Of all bad men religious bad men are the worst. Of all created beings the wickedest is one who originally stood in the immediate prescence of God.
-- C.S. Lewis
**Actually no one knows enough to contradict the statements of Scripture, whether they refer to the creation of the world or the creation of man or whether they extend to some detail in narrative. Properly understood, the Bible stands as the monument of God's own veracity and truth and can be trusted in the same way as if God Himself were speaking directly to the individual reading Scripture. Although every attempt has been made to undermine and destroy the Bible, to those seeking truth about God it continues to be the only authoritative and inerrant source of divine revelation.
-- Lewis Sperry Chafer
**False masters now abound, who songs indite; Beware of them, and learn to judge them right: Where God builds up his Church and Word, hard by Satan is found with murder and lie.
-- Martin Luther, 1543
**Theological seminaries determine the destinies of churches. As goes the seminary so goes the church. No one can deny that the present tension in the major denominations over modernism, conservatism, and neo-orthodoxy is organically related to theological education. If any one factor is responsible for the decline of true religion in the past forty years it has been the decadence of the theological seminary.
-- Harold Lindsell, 1951
**It is not only to the poets therefore that we must issue orders requiring them to portray good character in their poems or not to write at all; we must issue similar orders to all artists and craftsmen, and prevent them portraying bad character, ill-discipline, meanness, or ugliness in...any work of art, and if they are unable to comply they must be forbidden to practice their art among us.
**In doubtful questions, liberty; In essentials, unity; In all things, charity.
--Rupertus Meldenius, 1627
**He who has delivered us in six troubles will deliver us in seven.
--W. Robertson Nicoll, 1905
**Those who have the least to say may be the readiest to speak. The spiritually insolvent may rise and talk like spiritual millionaries. The bloom of a delicate reserve may be destroyed, and flippant witnessing may become a substitute for deep experience.
**The devil is the author of all false religions, and the adulterator of every religion.
--T.T. Shields, 1929
**The church is looking for better methods; God is looking for better men.
**Many a man's knowledge is a torch to light him to hell. You who have knowledge of God's will, but don't do it, in what way do you excel a hypocrite?
**Sin goes in disguise, and thence is welcome; like Judas, it kisses and kills; like Joab, it salutes and slays.
**We will have to deal with Christianity in a tougher way than hitherto. We must settle accounts with this Christianity, this greatest of plagues that could have happened to us in our history, which has weakened us in every conflict. If our generation does not do it then it would I think drag on for a long time. We must overcome it within ourselves.
--Heinrich Himmler, 1942
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