Many of our trouble occur because we base our choices on unreliable authorities; culture (“everyone is doing it”), tradition (“we’ve always done it”), reason (“it seems logical”), or emotion (“it just felt right”). ~ Rick Warren The words of our elders, are words of wisdom. Continue reading The Words of Our Elders: Rick Warren
It is not a true Gospel that gives us the impression that the Christian life is easy, and that there are no problems to be faced. That is not the New Testament teaching. The New Testament is most alarming at first, indeed terrifying, as it shows us the problems by which we are confronted. But … Continue reading The Words of Our Elders: Martyn Lloyd-Jones (1899-1981)
Right from creation, the freedom to make our choices and follow through has been fundamental to our human existence. For instance, in the garden of Eden God gave Adam a choice between the tree of life, or the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. So Adam had at his disposal the information, and … Continue reading This Sunday at Healingsprings fellowship, Manufactured Consent: Did God Say?
“Thoughts lead on to purposes; purposes go forth in action; actions form habits; habits decide character; and character fixes our destiny.” ~ Tyrone Edwards The words of our elders, are words of wisdom. Continue reading The Words of Our Elders: Tyrone Edwards (1809–1894)
Wisdom is the right use of knowledge. To know is not to be wise. Many men know a great deal, and are all the greater fools for it. There is no fool so great a fool as a knowing fool. But to know how to use knowledge is to have wisdom. ~ Charles Spurgeon The … Continue reading The Words of Our Elders: Charles Spurgeon (1834-1892)
“Cautious, careful people, always casting about to preserve their reputation and social standing, never can bring about a reform. Those who are really in earnest must be willing to be anything or nothing in the world’s estimation, and publicly and privately, in season and out, avow their sympathy with despised and persecuted ideas and their … Continue reading The Words of Our Elders: Susan B Anthony
“It is the nature, and the advantage of strong people that they can bring out the crucial questions and form a clear opinion about them. The weak always have to decide between alternatives that are not their own.” ~ Dietrich Bonhoeffer The words of our elders, are words of wisdom. Continue reading The Words Of Our Elders: Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-1945)