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
Therefore let God-inspired Scripture decide between us; and on whichever side be found doctrines in harmony with the word of God, in favor of that side will be cast the vote of truth. --Basil of Caesarea
Once you learn to discern, there's no going back. You will begin to spot the lie everywhere it appears.

I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has strengthened me, because He considered me faithful, putting me into service. 1 Timothy 1:12

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Did They Really Say That?

“God cannot take to heaven the slave who has been kept in ignorance and degradation, knowing nothing of God or the Bible, fearing nothing but his master’s lash, and holding a lower position than the brutes.  But He does the best thing for him that a compassionate God can do.  He permits him to be as if he had not been.”
Ellen G. White, Early Writings, p. 276.
According to E.G. White, God couldn’t take the slaves to heaven, and so annihilated them.  And how did she know that slaves knew nothing of God and the Bible?

1 comment:

A Watchman on the Wall said...

Ah yes, Many have created a God of their own understanding.

"One of the mistakes human beings make is believing there is only one way to live.

- There are many paths to what you call God.

- There are millions and millions of ways to God; there could not possibly be just one.

- God is a feeling experience not a believing experience.

- If God for you is still about a belief, then it is not truly God

- God is in all things

- "There is no difference between your will and God's."

- "Do not make the pathetic error of 'clinging to the old rugged cross.'"

- "My salvation comes from me."