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Augustine– His Best 26 Quotes

St. Augustine of Hippo is depicted in a stained-glass window in Crosier House in Phoenix. The fifth-century doctor of the church, perhaps known best for "Confessions," an autobiographical account of his conversion to Christianity, now has a MySpace page, www.myspace.com/saintaugustineofhippo. (CNS photo/Crosiers) (June 12, 2007) See MYSPACE-SAINT June 12, 2007.

It was pride that changed angels into devils; it is humility that makes men as angels.

Faith is to believe what we do not see, and the reward of this faith is to see what we believe.

Seek not to understand that you may believe, but believe that you may understand.

The sufficiency of my merit is to know that my merit is not sufficient.

Wicked men obey from fear; good men, from love.

What then is time? If no one asks me, I know what it is. If I wish to explain it to him who asks, I do not know.

The words printed here are concepts. You must go through the experiences.

Is it any merit to abstain from wine if one is intoxicated with anger?

God chooses us, not because we believe, but that we may believe.

Thou didst seek us when we sought Thee not; didst seek us indeed that we might seek Thee.

The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.

To be assured of our salvation is no arrogant stoutness. It is faith. It is devotion. It is not presumption. It is God’s promise.

Passion is the evil in adultery. If a man has no opportunity of living with another man’s wife, but if it is obvious for some reason that he would like to do so, and would do so if he could, he is no less guilty than if he was caught in the act.

Lord, make me chaste – but not yet. Give me chastity and continence, but not yet. O Lord, help me to be pure, but not yet.

We want to reach the kingdom of God, but we don’t want to travel by way of death. And yet there stands Necessity saying: ‘This way, please.’ Do not hesitate, man, to go this way, when this is the way that God came to you.

Drunkenness is a flattering devil, a sweet poison, a pleasant sin; whosoever has it, has not himself.

Miracles are not contrary to nature, but only contrary to what we know about nature.

He who created us without our help will not save us without our consent.

No eulogy is due to him who simply does his duty and nothing more.

Should you ask me what is the first thing in religion; I should reply that the first, second, and third thing therein is humility.

Do you wish to rise? Begin by descending. You plan a tower that will pierce the clouds? Lay first the foundation of humility.

God had one son on earth without sin, but never one without suffering.

God is always trying to give good things to us, but our hands are too full to receive them.

How sweet all at once it was for me to be rid of those fruitless joys which I had once feared to lose!… You drove them from me, You who are the true, the sovereign joy. You drove them from me and took their place, You who are sweeter than all pleasure.

Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you.

O Lord, grant that I may do Thy will as if it were my will, so that Thou mayest do my will as if it were Thy will.

Do what you can and pray for what you cannot yet do.

I have read in Plato and Cicero sayings that are wise and very beautiful; but I have never read in either of them: Come unto me all ye that labor and are heavy laden.

Ravi Zacharias– His Finest Quotes

What I believe in my heart must make sense in my mind.

We have a right to believe whatever we want, but not everything we believe is right.

Beginning well is a momentary thing; finishing well is a lifelong thing.

Yes, if truth is not under girded by love, it makes the possessor of that truth obnoxious and the truth repulsive.

I remember the time an older man asked me when I was young, “Do you know what you are doing now?” I thought it was some kind of trick question. Tell me,” I said. You are building your memories,” he replied, “so make them good ones.”

The four absolutes we all have in our minds: love, justice, evil, and forgiveness.

Truth by definition excludes.

Only when holiness and worship meet can evil be conquered. For that, only the Christian message has the answer.

The primary purpose of a home is to reflect and to distribute the love of Christ. Anything that usurps that is idolatrous.

Where the eye is focused, there the imagination finds its raw material. The right focus must be won at immense cost and discipline. Train the eye to see the good, and the imagination will follow suit.

Time is the brush of God, as he paints his masterpiece on the heart of humanity.

One of the most staggering truths of the Scriptures is to understand that we do not earn our way to heaven. …works have a place–but as a demonstration of having received God’s forgiveness, not as a badge of merit of having earned it.

To sustain the belief that there is no God, atheism has to demonstrate infinite knowledge, which is tantamount to saying, “I have infinite knowledge that there is no being in existence with infinite knowledge.

A man rejects God neither because of intellectual demands nor because of the scarcity of evidence. A man rejects God because of a moral resistance that refuses to admit his need for God.

Capturing the beauty of the conversion of the water into wine, the poet Alexander Pope said, “The conscious water saw its Master and blushed.” That sublime description could be reworked to explain each one of these miracles. Was it any different in principle for a broken body to mend at the command of its Maker? Was it far-fetched for the Creator of the universe, who fashioned matter out of nothing, to multiply bread for the crowd? Was it not within the power of the One who called all the molecules into existence to interlock them that they might bear His footsteps?

I am absolutely convinced that meaninglessness does not come form being weary of pain; meaninglessness comes from being weary of pleasure.

We are his temple. We do not turn in a certain direction to pray. We are not bound by having to go into a building so that we can commune with God. There are no unique postures and times and limitations that restrict our access to God. My relationship with God is intimate and personal. The Christian does not go to the temple to worship. The Christian takes the temple with him or her. Jesus lifts us beyond the building and pays the human body the highest compliment by making it His dwelling place, the place where He meets with us. Even today He would overturn the tables of those who make it a marketplace for their own lust, greed, and wealth.

His life spells living. Your life or my life, apart from Him, spells death.

Our intellect is not intended to be an end in itself, but only a means to the very mind of God.

 

 

John Hagee- Top of the Top Quotes

405px-JCH_at_PodiumA pure heart won’t get us out of conflict and controversy. It may well be the very thing that gets us into it.

Since my money is God’s money, every spending decision I make is a spiritual decision.

Meekness enables us to be led by the Spirit of God.

A church can be unified in one of two ways. You can freeze together, as the Church of the Frozen Chosen; or you can melt together with the fire of the Holy Spirit.

Do you ever wonder what it would be like to visit a New Testament church service? I imagine it would be a far cry from our stately sanctuaries with their crystal chandeliers and misty-mauve carpets.

The vital Christian arouses opposition because he is a standing rebuke to the selfishness and sin of those around him.

When your thoughts and opinions become intellectual gods in rebellion against the Word of God, you are in idolatry.

In the heart of every man lurks a sense of inner wrongness and a conscience that will not be silenced.

We are indeed the light of the world–but only if our switch is turned on.

Mercy requires that we learn to love others, to value their welfare more than our own!

Some people seem to be at peace–but in fact they’re just resting up between fights.

Paul never developed a negative attitude. He picked his bloody body up out of the dirt and went back into the city where he had almost been stoned to death, and he said, “Hey, about that sermon I didn’t finish preaching–here it is!

Truth is not what I say it is, and not what you think it is. Truth is what God’s word says it is.

Tithing is God’s financial plan for world evangelism and your personal success. Tithing is what he church did before bingo.

When you get up in the morning have something that’s on God’s agenda, and do that.

The measure of a men’s greatness is not the number of servants he has, but the number of people he serves.

Happy are those whose self-centered lives have been crushed and reshaped by the Master’s hand to be full of mercy.

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