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God's relationship with man does not work in a way in which man stumbles and then God has to drop what he is doing in order to lift him up; rather, man stumbles so that God can lift him up. Hence it is utterly impossible to truly diminish his glory.


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Learning isn't acquiring knowledge so much as it is trimming information that has already been acqui...
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Everyone claims to be okay with freedom of religion, but the moment you mention God there is a stran...
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But what good is the popular opinion, if the lot of us just process like minions?
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In the age of technology there is constant access to vast amounts of information. The basket overflo...
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Everyone pretends to be 'free thinkers', but few individuals pass the line into expressive territori...
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If you're waiting until you feel talented enough to make it, you'll never make it.
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Love tames the benumbed beast. A man is put to use regarding a woman's physical safety, but a woman ...
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The hated man is the result of his hater's pride rather than his hater's conscience.
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...There are also those who inadvertently grant power to another man's words by continuously trying ...
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Everything at some point has been declared the root of all evil.
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I'm often painted as the bad guy, and the artistic part of me wants to hand out the brush.
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Never take advice about never taking advice. That is an old vice of men - to dish it out without bei...
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Seeing the glass as half empty is more positive than seeing it as half full. Through such a lens the...
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When your only regret is if anyone thinks you regret anything - that is the definition of conviction...
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The barrier during self-improvement is not so much that we hate learning, rather we hate being taugh...
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The actual confident man, the man truly sure of himself, is not he who esteems himself higher than o...
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Lingering, bottled-up anger never reveals the 'true colors' of an individual. It, on the contrary, b...
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It turns out that the men who ultimately, who unpretentiously value peace are willing to sacrifice t...
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After awhile you realize that putting your actions where your mouth is makes you less likely to have...
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I think that I am too warm to negatively judge individuals, yet I am cold enough to negatively judge...
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In the land where excellence is commended, not envied, where weakness is aided, not mocked, there is...
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The best ideas will eat at you for days, maybe even weeks, until something, some incident, some impu...
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Some things are so silly they have a certain brilliance to them. Other things, set as standards for ...
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When a man has a gift in speaking the truth, brute aggression is no longer his security blanket for ...
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We must not allow our pride to be the motivation behind our apologetics; rather, philoverity, the lo...
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Everybody knows basically what is right and what is wrong. Everybody knows better than to hate other...
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No man voluntarily expresses his opinion without some intent to make a difference, and even if he do...
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People think that fun in Christ is non-existent, but there is fun wherever your heart lives.
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It is a healthy approach not to expect persons to turn out precisely how you would have wished.
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As for the majority, it is not so much race as it is political affiliation that really divides it to...
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Initially, the God of the Old Testament might seem overwhelming and domineering to you, or tyrannica...
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Every new generation believes its own period to be absolutely superior intellectually - greater than...
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Easily mistaken, it is not about a love for adversity, it is about knowing a strength and a faith so...
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When everyone believes they are the life coaches, who are the players?
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The common man prays, 'I want a cookie right now!' And God responds, 'If you'd listen to what I say,...
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The man who sins but wants to purify it is no more a sinner than the man who doesn't sin but wants t...
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Our poor world aspires simply to point out where Christians have gone wrong, and that is pretty much...
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Beware: open-mindedness will often say, 'Everything is permissible except a sharp opinion.'
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Chance is your god
Though you're falling free you will land hard
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A fruitless year, take a fearless heart
One that blooms late will flourish in the dark
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Divinity for the sake of the simple-minded is beautiful. Those theological assertions you write, say...
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God is not a God of confusion, although at times one's judgment, for a period, may become clouded in...
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Men seek a great deal, but fatally close, albeit very different, is one's pride in proving oneself r...
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Humility is, in a sense, admitting how egotistical you are.
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I am not here to merely argue about the perplexities regarding theism or philosophy, but to be a lig...
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Deceit for personal gain is one of history's most recurring crimes. Man's first step towards change ...
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You can receive all the compliments in the world, but that won't do a thing unless you believe it yo...
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The funny thing about the heart is a soft heart is a strong heart, and a hard heart is a weak heart.
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Silver bullets and a stake in the heart
But the cross still awakens my heart
I'm the freak...
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The humble sinner will sometimes be interpreted as one of the filthiest in the eyes of man yet immer...
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God loves each person, I believe; although, just like we do in our private homes, He reserves His ki...
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