**Deep is the pit of ignorance and few who climb out--knowing not that they are in it.
--R. K. Stewart
**There is no crisis worse than the crisis of which people are unaware.
**Not till the loom is silent and the shuttles cease to fly, shall God unroll the canvas and explain the reason why the dark threads are as needful in the weaver's hands as the threads of gold and silver in the pattern He has planned.
**My principal business is to charge men's consciences with the evil of their sin and show them how much evil there is in sin.
--Jeremiah Burroughs, 1599-1646
**I never fret, never worry, never think disagreeable thoughts, nor find fault with any one nor anything. If in the whole world you can find a happier mortal than I am, bring him to me, I want to shake his hand.
--Fanny Crosby, 1924,
**[On suffrage]: It is not women's sphere, not one bit. When a woman is married all her devotion and energy are needed for her home and children. A woman in politics cannot attend to her family and for an unmarried woman to become active in politics makes her stern and masculine. I have seen examples of it.
--Fanny Crosby, 1924
**When a certain shameless fellow mockingly asked a pious old man what God had done before the creation of the world, the latter aptly countered that he had been building hell for the curious.
**The theologian's task is not to divert the ears with chatter, but to strengthen consciences by teaching things true, sure, and profitable.
**The heart has so many crannies where vanity hides, so many holes where falsehood lurks, is so decked out with deceiving hypocrisy, that it often dupes itself.
**The Bible is our only sure link with apostolic Christianity, and the only sure means whereby God's word comes to us today. It is the handiwork, gift, and textbook of the Holy Spirit, and the instrument of our Lord's royal authority.
--J. I. Packer
**We shall have all eternity in which to celebrate our victories, but we have only one short hour in which to win them.
**The vice of religion is words without deeds.
--A. W. Tozer
**After years and years in the Christian ministry, and meeting with many people throughout the Western world, I believe the greatest need in the Christian Church today is a baptism of downright holiness unto God.
--Wilbur M. Smith
**We are the salt of the earth, mind you, not the sugar, and our ministry is truly to cleanse and not just to change the taste.
**The temple of truth has never suffered so much from wood-peckers on the outside as from termites within.
**Never mind whether or not the mission will be a success. Isaiah was told that his hearers would not receive his message. We are not called to succeed, we are called to go. And when we go He goes along!
**You can't preach it like it is if you don't believe it like it was.
**If you see a Bible that is falling apart, it probably belongs to someone who isn't.
**The popular mind has grown so confused that it is no longer able to receive any statement of fact except as an expression of personal feeling.
--Dorothy L. Sayers, 1941
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