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“Forgiveness is giving up all hope for a better past.” —unknown

“Forgiveness is first a decision to obey God.  Forgiveness then multiplies many decisions to let go of all the expectations of broken and unfulfilled promises and violations and release them all into God’s expectation for something better in His timing, even if it means in the next life.” —Stephen Black

“Forgiveness: A decision you make to obey God by faith and to walk out the obedience as a new lifestyle, in a higher realm by not allowing someone else’s action or attitude to dictate your actions or attitudes.  Forgiveness does NOT demand an emotional payment!”  —Stephen Black

“Forgiveness is a crisis of your will.” —Unknown

“Freedom is not the absence of struggle but the ability, by God’s grace, to rise above life challenges to walk in truth and righteousness; never again to be defined by a fallen identity. ” —Stephen Black

“If you have not repented more since coming to intimately ‘know’ the Lord Jesus Christ as Savior, then you most likely do not really ‘know’ the Lord Jesus Christ.” —Stephen Black  Matthew 7:13-28.

“The essence of evil is to question the knowledge and the character of God.” —Stephen Black

“Silence in the face of evil is itself evil; God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak, not to act is to act.” —Dietrich Bonhoeffer

“He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it.  He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it (evil).” —Martin Luther King, Jr.

“In the END, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” —Martin Luther King, Jr.

“We who preach the gospel must not think of ourselves as public relations agents sent to establish good will between Christ and the world. We must not imagine ourselves commissioned to make Christ acceptable to big business, the press, the world of sports or modern education. We are not diplomats but prophets, and our message is not a compromise but an ultimatum.” —A.W. Tozer

“A dog barks when his master is attacked. I would be a coward if I saw the truth of God attacked and yet would remain silent.”  —John Calvin

“The chief danger of the Church today is that it is trying to get on the same side as the world, instead of turning the world upside down. Our Master expects us to accomplish results, even if they bring opposition and conflict. Anything is better than compromise, apathy, and paralysis. God give to us an intense cry for the old-time power of the Gospel and the Holy Ghost!” —A. B. Simpson

“The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing.”  —Albert Einstein

“The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything.”  —Albert Einstein

“Within us there is a propensity to evil, evil is sleeping in us; if you do not know this about yourself, then you do not know yourself.  However the righteous man will not awaken evil, it keeps it in chains, or kills it, and the man of integrity does not awaken evil in its companions.”  —Stephen Black

“Preach the Gospel all day long and if necessary use words.” —St. Augustine

“All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.” —Edmund Burke

“It is better to be divided by truth than to be united in error. It is better to speak the truth that hurts and then heals, than falsehood that comforts and then kills. It is better to be hated for telling the truth than to be loved for telling a lie. It is better to stand alone with the truth, than to be wrong with a multitude. There is only one Gospel.”  —Adrian Rogers (1931-2005)

“Our measure of humility is not by how humble we are before God, but is actually measured by our humility before man.” —Andrew Murray

“Nobody ever outgrows scripture; the Book widens and deepens with our years” —Charles Spurgeon

“Many men owe the grandeur of their lives to the tremendous difficulties”  —Charles Spurgeon

“God resists the proud but gives grace to the humble.” James 4:6

“Pride goes before destruction, And a haughty spirit before a fall.” Proverbs 16:18

“For every time you see your sin, you must look to the Savior ten times.” —Robert Murray M’Cheyme

“The remarkable thing about fearing God is that when you fear God you fear nothing else, whereas if you do not fear God you fear everything else.” —Oswald Chambers

“The dearest friend on earth is a mere shadow compared to Jesus Christ.” —Oswald Chambers

“Faith is the substance of things hope for the evidence of things not seen.” Hebrews 11:1

“For without faith it is impossible to please God, for He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. Hebrews 11:6

“I want to know God’s thoughts… the rest are details.” —Albert Einstein

” There are two ways to live, one is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is.” —Albert Einstein

“The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched they must be felt with the heart.”  —Helen Keller

“This is the lesson: never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never — in nothing, great or small, large or petty — never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.”  —Winston Churchill

“If you will not fight for the right when you can easily win without bloodshed, you may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves.” – Winston Churchill

“There’s only one proof of the Holy Ghost in your life and that’s a holy life.”  —Leonard Ravenhill

“God-sent ministry, heeded and bowed to, leads to enlargement and blessing; but the Spirit’s testimony rejected increases the guilt of him who hardens himself against it, and makes his condition far worse than before. It is ever the case that light refused makes the darkness all the deeper. Hence the need of a tender conscience, quick to respond to every word from God.” —H. A. Ironside

“There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.”  —Aristotle

Quotes on Culture

“TRANSSEXUALITY:  Sanctioned mutilation by perverse liberal psychological elite immoral thinkers of pseudoscience that enables mental illness, societal chaos and demonic activity, and then calling transsexuality good as they destroy lives and families.” —Stephen Black

ISLAM: Islam is as dangerous in a man as rabies in a dog. —Sir Winston Churchill

Quotes on Heaven

“No one has yet believed in God and the kingdom of God, no one has yet heard about the realm of the resurrected, and not been homesick from that hour, waiting and looking forward joyfully to being released from bodily existence.”  — Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Founding Forefather Quotes – Quotes to Stand BY:

“ It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and Bible.” —George Washington, First President of the United States of America

“”The principles of all genuine liberty, and of wise laws and administrations are to be drawn from the Bible and sustained by its authority. The man, therefore, who weakens or destroys the divine authority of that BOOK may be accessory to all the public disorders which society is doomed to suffer.”   —Noah Webster – Forefather and Founder of Education in the USA

[W]e have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion (Christianity). . . . Our constitution was made only for a moral and (Christian) religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other. —John Adams (second President, signer of the Declaration of Independence)

“The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government — lest it come to dominate our lives and interests.” —Patrick Henry

“I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.” —Thomas Jefferson

“When governments fear the people there is liberty.  When the people fear the government there is tyranny.”  —Thomas Jefferson

“Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both.” —Benjamin Franklin

“A government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take everything you have.” —Thomas Jefferson & Gerald Ford

John Adams, 2nd President of the United States of America, Vice-President to 1st President George Washington for 8 Years, and first president to live in the White House. John Adams was a signer of the Declaration of Independence, and a member of the Continental Congress. He also authored the classic three-volume work titled, A Defense of the Constitutions of the Government of the United States. It was Adams who urged Thomas Jefferson to draft the Declaration of Independence. It was Adams who recommended that Congress appoint George Washington to be Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army. And it was Adams who negotiated the final treaty with Great Britain ending the Revolutionary War. If anyone doubts that John Adams and our founders were solid believers in God and His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, they have not studied history.  Take note of these following quotes of John Adams.

In his diary entry dated February 22, 1756, John Adams wrote:

“Suppose a nation in some distant region should take the Bible for their only law book, and every member should regulate his conduct by the precepts there exhibited! Every member would be obliged in conscience, to temperance, frugality, and industry; to justice, kindness, and charity towards his fellow men; and to piety, love and reverence toward Almighty God…What a Utopia, what a Paradise would this region be.”

On July 1, 1776, John Adams declared before the Continental Congress, as the 13 colonies were getting ready to sever ties from Great Britain:

“Before God, I believe the hour has come. My judgment approves this measure, and my whole heart is in it. All that I have, and all that I am, and all that I hope in this life, I am now ready here to stake upon it. And I leave off as I began, that live or die, survive or perish, I am for the Declaration. It is my living sentiment, and by the blessing of God it shall be my dying sentiment. Independence now, and Independence for ever!”

On July 3, 1776, John Adams made this statement, regarding America’s decision the previous day to declare independence from Great Britain:

“The second day of July, 1776, will be the most memorable epoch in the history of America, to be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival, commemorated as the day of deliverance by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty from one end of the Continent to the other, from this time forward forevermore.”

“[I]t is religion (Christianity) and morality alone which can establish the principles upon which freedom can securely stand. The only foundation of a free constitution is pure virtue.” —John Adams

“The doctrines of Jesus are simple, and tend all to the happiness of mankind.” —Thomas Jefferson

“Men, in a word, must necessarily be controlled either by a power within them or by a power without them; either by the Word of God or by the strong arm of man; either by the Bible or by the bayonet.” —Robert Winthrop, Former Speaker of the US House of Representatives in 1847

“You can’t make a weak man strong, by making a strong man weak.” —Abraham Lincoln

“Sir, my concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God’s side, for God is always right” –Abraham Lincoln

“The people of the United States are the rightful masters of both Congress and the Courts, not to overthrow the Constitution, but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.” –Abraham Lincoln

“If there is anything that links the human to the divine, it is the courage to stand by a principle when everybody else rejects it.”― Abraham Lincoln

“The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.” —Thomas Jefferson

“There are no easy answers’ but there are simple answers. We must have the courage to do what we know is morally right.” —Ronald Reagan

“My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.” —Thomas Jefferson

“The BIBLE is the rock on which our Republic rests” —Andrew Jackson