Archive for January, 2003

Henry M. Morris Quotes

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  • “The only way we can determine the true age of the earth is for God to tell us what it is. And since he has told us, very plainly, in the Holy Scriptures that it is several thousand years of age, and no more, that ought to settle all basic questions of terrestrial chronology.” (The Remarkable Birth of Planet Earth, Bethany House Pub 1972, p. 94)

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  • “Many …believe in evolution for the simple reason that they think science has proven it to be a `fact’ and, therefore, it must be accepted… In recent years, a great many people…having finally been persuaded to make a real examination of the problem of evolution, have become convinced of its fallacy and are now convinced anti-evolutionists.”
  • “In all their polemics, the anti-creationists invariably avoid discussing the actual scientific evidence for macro-evolution. If there were any such evidence, they could easily settle the whole conflict, merely by presenting the evidence! Instead they seem compelled to resort to bombast ridicule, defamation, intimidation, and distortion. Surely that great body of working scientists, largely uninvolved so far in the creation/evolution conflict will soon begin to see that a two-model approach to all scientific study is salutary and will persuade their more emotional brethren to open their minds to potential truth wherever it might be found.”
  • “No geological difficulties, real or imagined, can be allowed to take precedence over the clear statements and necessary inferences of Scripture.”
  • “When science and the Bible differ, science has obviously misinterpreted its data.”
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    Phillip E. Johnson Quotes

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    Intelligent design

  • “This (the intelligent design movement) isn’t really, and never has been, a debate about science, it’s about religion and philosophy.”
    o World Magazine, 30 November 1996

  • “If we understand our own times, we will know that we should affirm the reality of God by challenging the domination of materialism and naturalism in the world of the mind. With the assistance of many friends I have developed a strategy for doing this….We call our strategy the ‘wedge.’”
    o Defeating Darwinism by Opening Minds, 1997, pp. 91-92

  • “The Intelligent Design movement starts with the recognition that “In the beginning was the Word,” and “In the beginning God created.” Establishing that point isn’t enough, but it is absolutely essential to the rest of the gospel message.”
    o Forward to Creation, Evolution, & Modern Science, 2000

  • “We are removing the most important cultural roadblock to accepting the role of God as creator.”
    o Los Angeles Times, 25 March 2001.

  • “So the question is: “How to win?” That’s when I began to develop what you now see full-fledged in the “wedge” strategy: “Stick with the most important thing”—the mechanism and the building up of information. Get the Bible and the Book of Genesis out of the debate because you do not want to raise the so-called Bible-science dichotomy. Phrase the argument in such a way that you can get it heard in the secular academy and in a way that tends to unify the religious dissenters. That means concentrating on, “Do you need a Creator to do the creating, or can nature do it on its own?” and refusing to get sidetracked onto other issues, which people are always trying to do.”
    o Touchstone Magazine interview, June 2002

  • “Our strategy has been to change the subject a bit so that we can get the issue of intelligent design, which really means the reality of God, before the academic world and into the schools.”
    o American Family Radio, January 10, 2003

  • “The subject is not just the theory of evolution, the subject is the reality of God.”
    o Hank Hanegraaf’s “Bible Answer Man” radio program, 19 December 2001

  • “We’re not trying to prove the character of God through science. That’s a bad idea. What I’m trying to do is clear away the misunderstandings, the debris that prevent people from accepting that God who wants to accept them.”
    o Hank Hanegraaf’s “Bible Answer Man” radio program, 19 December 2001

    Evolution

  • “The objective (of the Wedge strategy) is to convince people that Darwinism is inherently atheistic, thus shifting the debate from creationism vs. evolution to the existence of God vs. the non-existence of God. From there people are introduced to ‘the truth’ of the Bible and then ‘the question of sin’ and finally ‘introduced to Jesus.’”
    o Church and State Magazine, April 1999

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    Kent Hovind Quotes

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    ACLU

  • “The ACLU (The American Communist Lawyers Association, no, I’m sorry, it’s the Anti Christian Lawyers Association)”
    o “Unmasking the False Religion of Evolution Chapter 6″, 1996, (a transcript of Kent Hovind’s early sermons)

    Anti-Semitism

  • “There was a book written called The Protocols of Zion [sic]. Now, it was written by the rich guys, but they said, “If this book ever gets found we want to blame it on the Jews.” So they called it Protocols of Zion [sic]. But it’s actually the plan of how to control the world. It’s about seventy some pages, you can, I don’t think you can print it off my website but you can get it in a lot of places. And some people saying, “Hovind, Hovind mentions The Protocols of Zion [sic]. That means he is anti Jewish.” No, I’m not anti Jewish, okay. I love the Jews. But The Protocols of Zion [sic] was written to explain how to control the world, I mean, it lays it all out. But it’s really carefully done so that if it is ever discovered the Jews take the blame for it. Interesting. Well, read the book and see what you think.
    o http://media.drdino.com/sem/audio/mp3/danger2.mp3 @ 16:10 March 2003

    Ancient history

  • “The top of the Great Pyramid [.....] there’s no capstone on the pyramid. Till the year 2000 celebrations when George Bush [Snr.] and some of these guys put a phony one up there. See, they think they are going to have a new world order, and they probably are.”
    o “Evolution: the Foundation for Communism, Nazism, Socialism, and the New World Order Video – Part 5″, 1:30:20, June 2003.

    Civil War

  • “…and the federal government is supposed to be the servant to the state government, states are supposed to be supreme, states’ rights. Which goes into a long story of the wrong side winning the civil war, right? What was the civil war, it was Abe Lincoln’s war, it wasn’t the civil war…”
    o “Redeeming the Straw Man”, Christian Science Evangelism tape

    Communism

  • “American capitalism has helped finance the communist take over of the world. Somebody is going to answer to God for this.”
    o “Unmasking the False Religion of Evolution Chapter 4″, 1996, (a transcript of Kent Hovind’s early sermons)

  • “Evolution was Vladimir Ilich Lenin’s problem. Lenin lead the Bolshevik Revolution in 1917 and took over Russia. He killed the Zar [sic] and his family in cold blood. There would not be communism in Russia today if had not been for Charles Darwin’s book on evolution.”
    o “Unmasking the False Religion of Evolution Chapter 4″, 1996, (a transcript of Kent Hovind’s early sermons)

  • “The Earth is billions of years old. The geologic column is the way to interpret it, and Charles Darwin’s evolution is right.” That is what they teach in order to be a good communist. Did you know that Russian teachers come to America to study education because the American educational system is considered the best in the world for teaching students these three principals. This prepares them to be good communists and to doubt the word of God.”
    o “Unmasking the False Religion of Evolution Chapter 4″, 1996, (a transcript of Kent Hovind’s early sermons)

    Dinosaurs and brain surgery in the 1500s

  • In 2005 Hovind claimed, “Spanish conquistadors” in 1571 found drawings of dinosaurs on stones, and “on them you will see people doing brain and heart surgery as well as every known dinosaur clearly depicted. Several hundred of them show humans and dinosaurs together.”
    o [1]

    David Koresh

  • “GUN CONTROL! That is what the Branch Davidian compound attack was all about. David Koresh was a gun collector and a tax evader. Boy, they didn’t like him, and one of the purposes for that raid was to scare the American people into submission. You better register your firearms. Make sure they know. They might come for you as they did for Koresh.”
    o “Unmasking the False Religion of Evolution Chapter 4″, 1996, (a transcript of Kent Hovind’s early sermons)

    Diseases

  • “What do HIV, West Nile Fever, Gulf war syndrome, chronic fatigue syndrome, multiple sclerosis, Wegener’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, Crohn’s colitis, Type I diabetes, and collagen-vascular diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and Alzheimer’s have in common? These plagues were all developed as a joint effort by the money masters and governments of the world under the guise of biowarfare research.”
    o http://www.drdino.com/cse.asp?pg=articles&specific=53 May 2003

    Evolution and science

  • “[Evolution Theory] is the motivating factor for guys like Hitler and Stalin and George Bush, by the way, who is a Satan worshipper, like we don’t know that.”
    o “Truth Radio” 3 April 2006 @ 19:20 (Tape 1)

  • “Of course the Devil is laughing at folks for believing it [Big Bang etc.]. But hey, it works, it sends ‘em to Hell, so he’ll use it.”
    o [Source: http://www.khouse.org/misslerreport/biblestudy/20001113-189.html 13 Nov. 2000]

  • “Could it be that people accept evolution because [....] They know that evolution is the only philosophy that can be used to justify their political agenda of: i. Communism, ii. Racism, iii. Abortion, iv. Nazism, v. Socialism, vi. Gay rights, vii. Women’s liberation, viii. Extreme environmentalism, ix. Euthanasia, x. Pornography, xi. Humanism, xii. New Age Movement
    o “Unmasking the False Religion of Evolution Chapter 6″, 1996, (a transcript of Kent Hovind’s early sermons)

  • “Evolutionism is a religious world view that is not supported by science, Scripture, popular opinion, or common sense. The exclusive teaching of this dangerous, mind-altering philosophy in tax supported schools, parks, museums, etc. is a clear violation of the First Amendment.”
    o “Seminar Notebook” Text on the back.

    Evolution conspiracy

  • “There is definitely a conspiracy, but I don’t think that it is a human conspiracy. I don’t believe there is a smoke filled room where a group of men get together and decide to teach evolution in all the schools. I believe that it is at a much higher level. I believe that it is a Satanic conspiracy. The reason these different people come to the same conclusion is not because they all met together; it is because they all work for the devil. He is their leader and they don’t even know it.”
    o “Unmasking the False Religion of Evolution,” 1996

    Enviromentalism

  • “The purpose of the environmental movement is to establish control over the people.”
    o Online Seminar 5B II Db, 1999.

  • “They banned DDT, not because it was necessarily bad, but because it was a great way to help the population control [banning DDT permits more human deaths from insect-born diseases, like malaria].”
    o Online Seminar 5B II Db, 1999.

  • “[.....] most of the environmental hype [regarding global warming] is really to help bring about Karl Marx’s dream (nightmare) of a Communist world.” [by reduction, and ultimately elimination of private property rights]
    o http://www.drdino.com/cse.asp?pg=faq&specific=34

    Fossil evidence

  • Hovind disregards all fossil evidence, claiming “no fossils can count as evidence for evolution,” because “all we know about that animal is that it died,” and we do not know that it “had any kids”.
    o http://exchristian.net/exchristian/2006/02/mike-shermerkent-hovind.html
  • He added “you sure dont know they had different kids”
    o http://drdino.plaingospel.com/seminar4_300k.wmv

  • During a debate with Farrell Till, Hovind made the following claim about Donald Johanson: “[He] found the leg bones of Lucy a mile and a half away from the head bones. The leg bones were 200 feet deeper in a deeper layer of strata. I would like to know how fast the train was going that hit that chimpanzee.”
    o http://www.reall.org/newsletter/v02/n03/
    + However, the claim itself is false and, while Hovind has been informed of this, he continues to make it. [2].

    Grand Canyon

  • “As for the flood carving Grand Canyon, why don’t they explain to us why the top of the Canyon is 4,000ft higher than where the river (Colorado River) enters the canyon? Why don’t they explain to us how rivers miraculously flowed up-hill for millions of years to finally cut the groove deep enough so they could flow downhill?”
    o “Scientific American, Giving Up?”[3]

    Medicine and health

  • “B17 is becoming more difficult to get because the FDA is cracking down on people dealing with B17 because, after all, doctors don’t get any money off of this – it’s a vitamin. And they [doctors] make a lot of money when you’re sick, they don’t make any money when you are well. The Bible says the love of money is the root of all evil.”
    o “Truth Radio”, 27 June 2003, 8:55

  • “I suspect SARS is one of the many, many, many man-made pathogens to purposely lower the human population. That’s just what I would suspect. I love my country, I fear my government, okay. There have been all kinds of things produced in the last 50 years in various laboratories – and things like that – that are designed to kill people. Bottom line. I think SARS is probably one of those man-made pathogens, like probably AIDS is the same thing.”
    o “Truth Radio”, 7 August 2003, 42:30

  • “The whiter the bread, the quicker you’re dead” because white bread lacks vitamin E and lecithin.
    o “Hovind Seminar at Calvary Chapel of Philadelphia”, May 1999

  • “Satan is seeing to it that well meaning parents are destroying their children’s immune system by putting over 22 viruses into their system before they are two.”
    o http://www.cbbc.net/RS/ 6 Jan 2002 Session #3 @ 18:00

    Moon landing

  • “My take on what happened with the moon landing was [......] they suspect [sic] that on impact that the cameras would be damaged because back in 1969 cameras weren’t, you know, like they are today, as good. So they had a studio set up at CBS to mimic the moon landing. And sure enough the cameras broke and so they flipped, you know, the CBS studio on. And what you saw of the footage of the ’69 moon landing was actually at CBS studio.”
    o “Creation Evolution and Dinosaurs session #5 Q&A”, 1:55, January 2002

    New World Order

  • “I’m going to be real surprised if we go two more years. We are so close [to the New World Order]. All we need is one good disaster – which will be manufactured – they create their own disasters. Like the Twin Towers – they blew it up themselves – and they do that so they can bring in their solution. And what they want – if you look at what they want – they want a one world government – a New World Order – with Satan in charge. Period. That’s the goal.”
    o “Truth Radio”, 1 May 2006.

  • “They [the New World Order] want to reduce the population [to 500 million] and their target date is May 5th of 2000. […..] The demons who call themselves spirit guides have told them. “You know, you have to reduce the population by May 5th.” Because May 5th is Karl Marx’s birthday, you know, enter the Age of Aquarius. […..] I suspect they may use Y2K as an excuse to create some little problems here, we shall have to wait and see.”
    o http://media.drdino.com/sem/video/rm/ces1.rm @ 1:08:40 March 2003

  • “Here are the folks that are involved in this New World Order: The United Nations [….] the World Council of Churches […..] the Council of Foreign Relations, the Trilateral Commission, the Bilderbergers […..] the International Monetary Fund […..] the Club of Rome, the communists, the socialists, the National Education Association […..] the NOW organisation, the ACLU, the Masonic Lodge.”
    o http://media.drdino.com/sem/audio/mp3/danger2.mp3 @ 18:30 March 2003

  • “New World Order, coming to a city near you. They are starting next month in South America, putting microchips in people. That’s the plan. America is slated for this fall. Put microchips in the palm of the right hand.”
    o http://www.cbbc.net/RS/ 6 Jan 2002 Session #3 @ 24:00

  • “[.....] this New World Order has plans to reduce the population by May 5 of the year 2000 [.....] down to one half billion very soon.”
    o Online Seminar 5B II Db, 1999.

  • “Is the NAFTA a stepping stone toward the New World Order? Absolutely!”
    o “Unmasking the False Religion of Evolution Chapter 6″, 1996, (a transcript of Kent Hovind’s early sermons)

  • “Maybe the purpose of the space program [NASA] is to prepare the world for Big Brother – the New World Order.”
    o Q&A Session II @ 30:50 http://www.drdino.com/cse.asp?pg=mp3%5D

    Politics

  • “When the Twin Towers collapsed do you know what was in the basement? [...] Lots of gold. Do you know where it is? [...] Nobody does. It disappeared. Did those buildings drop down to cover a great crime being committed? Somebody is taking all this gold out of the Twin Tower basement. Makes you wonder.”
    o “Truth Radio” 3 April 2006 @ 15:15 (Tape 2)

  • “With Pearl Harbour I think our people know full well it was coming. They always have a cover story, of course. [.....] They knew full well Pearl Harbour was going to be bombed. [....] They wanted that to bring us into the war. So I think people wanted very much something like 9-11. Whether those specific buildings or not, I don’t know. A lot of shady stuff, like the buildings, I understand, were sold or something or insurance policies taken out, you know, just a few weeks before that. Buildings that hold 50,000 people only had, you know, 3000 killed. Lot of folks were told not to come to work. Somebody knew what was going on.”
    o “Truth Radio”, 5 August 2004 @ 37:25

  • “Oklahoma City bombing was done on purpose. Did you know the Federal Government blew up their own building to blame it on the militias and to get rid of some people that weren’t cooperating with the system?”
    o “Evolution: the Foundation for Communism, Nazism, Socialism, and the New World Order Video – Part 5″ @1:36:10, June 2003

  • “The bad guys who would like to have a one world government have learned a simple technique – you create a crisis and then the people will call for you to come solve the crisis. That’s why the Oklahoma City Bombing took place. They wanted to get the anti-terrorist bill passed through Congress. […..] Whenever there is a crisis like the Twin Towers getting blown up, you had just better look behind the scenes to see what is really happening. Why is this going on? There’s a reason for it, okay, it’s all part of a plan. […..] [American] Civil War was intentionally done, World War Two, the Great Depression, all these things are planned ahead of time and they are orchestrated to […..] cause a particular response amongst the people.”
    o http://media.drdino.com/sem/audio/mp3/danger2.mp3 @ 14:50 March 2003

  • “Did you know that the black suited organization that attacked the Koresh cult was a United Nations task force?”
    o “Unmasking the False Religion of Evolution Chapter 6″, 1996, (a transcript of Kent Hovind’s early sermons)

    Tax evasion

  • In a court document the Hovinds referred to the United States Government as “the ‘bankrupt’ corporate government” and said they were revoking their United States citizenship and social security numbers to become “a natural citizen of ‘America’ and a natural sojourner.”
    o http://205.152.130.14/or_1b.asp?uinstr=1998483189 invalid link

  • In reference to a federal 58 count indictment Hovind wanted to plead, “subornation of false muster,” but the Judge did not accept the plea. When the Judge pushed for a plea “Hovind said he was entering a not guilty plea ‘under duress’.”
    o Pensacola News Journal, July 17, 2006.[4]

  • When asked by the Judge were he lives, Hovind replied “I live in the church of Jesus Christ, which is located all over the world. I have no residence.”
    o Pensacola News Journal, July 17, 2006.[5]

    UFOs

  • Listener’s letter: “[.....] Do you think it feasible UFO sightings could be demons? This could be an explanation for the Rapture. Ergo, it would be easy for them to deceive the public.”
  • Hovind: “Yes, Kay, I think you are right on target. I think that may be one of the reasons why there’s so much hype about UFO’s. It’s psychological conditioning for when the Rapture takes place.” hbjhbl
    o “Truth Radio”, 11 November 2003 @ 32:34

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    Duane Gish Quotes

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  • “God used processes which are not now operating anywhere in the natural universe. This is why we refer to divine creation as special creation. We cannot discover by scientific investigation anything about the creative processes used by God.” (Evolution: The Fossils Say No, page 42)
  • “Neither evolution nor creation qualifies as a scientific theory.” (Creation, Evolution, and Public Education)
  • “Intelligent Design is Creationism” April 20th, 2007, at Grace Bible Church in Bozeman, MT.
  • “If we look at certain proteins, yes, man then — it can be assumed that man is more closely related to a chimpanzee than other things. But on the other hand, if you look at other certain proteins, you’ll find that man is more closely related to a bullfrog than he is a chimpanzee. If you focus your attention on other proteins, you’ll find that man is more closely related to a chicken than he is to a chimpanzee.” (Gish has repeatedly been challenged to support this claim, but has failed to do so: Source)

    About

  • Dr. Gish has always been fond of quoting Isaac Asimov as his authority on the Second Law. In our journal, Creation/Evolution, Issue VI, Dr. Asimov responded. He described Gish’s treatment of the Second Law as being, and I quote, “on a kindergarten level.”
    o Dr. Kenneth S. Saladin, in a 1998 debate with Gish

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    Ellen G. White Quotes

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    Many are to believe on Christ through the communication of truth by His servants.

  • True Christian love cherished in the heart and exemplified in the life, would teach us to put the best possible construction upon the course of our brethren. We should be as jealous of their reputation as of our own. If we are forever suspecting evil, this very fact will so shape their course of action as to produce the very evil which we have allowed ourselves to suspect. In this way, a great many difficulties are manufactured that otherwise would never have had birth, and brethren are often wronged by our being suspicious, free to judge their motives, and express our opinion to others in regard to their actions. That which one may be ready to construe into grave wrongs, may be no more than we ourselves are chargeable with every day.
    o The Review and Herald (15 April 1880); also in Mind, Character, and Personality (1977), Vol. 2, p. 789

  • There are many whose religion consists in criticising habits of dress and manners. They want to bring every one to their own measure. They desire to lengthen out those who seem too short for their standard, and to cut down others who seem too long. They have lost the love of God out of their hearts; but they think they have a spirit of discernment. They think it is their prerogative to criticise, and pronounce judgment; but they should repent of their error, and turn away from their sins… Let us love one another. Let us have harmony and union throughout our ranks. Let us have our hearts sanctified to God. Let us look upon the light that abides for us in Jesus. Let us remember how forbearing and patient He was with the erring children of men. We should be in a wretched state if the God of heaven were like one of us, and treated us as we are inclined to treat one another.
    o The Review and Herald (27 August 1889), p. 530.

    God has set up a high standard of righteousness. He has made plain a distinction between human and divine wisdom. All who work on Christ’s side must work to save, not to destroy.
    God has set up a high standard of righteousness. He has made plain a distinction between human and divine wisdom. All who work on Christ’s side must work to save, not to destroy.

  • Prayer is the opening of the heart to God as to a friend. Not that it is necessary in order to make known to God what we are, but in order to enable us to receive Him. Prayer does not bring God down to us, but brings us up to Him.
    o Steps to Christ (1892), p. 93

  • Why should the sons and daughters of God be reluctant to pray, when prayer is the key in the hand of faith to unlock heaven’s storehouse, where are treasured the boundless resources of Omnipotence.
    o Steps to Christ(1892), p. 94

  • It is not earthly rank, nor birth, nor nationality, nor religious privilege, which proves that we are members of the family of God; it is love, a love that embraces all humanity.
    o Thoughts From The Mount Of Blessing (1896) Ch. 3, “The Spirituality of the Law”, p. 75

    You need clear, energetic minds, in order to appreciate the exalted character of the truth, to value the atonement, and to place the right estimate upon eternal things.
    You need clear, energetic minds, in order to appreciate the exalted character of the truth, to value the atonement, and to place the right estimate upon eternal things.

  • In the prayer of faith there is a divine science; it is a science that everyone who would make his lifework a success must understand.
    o Education (1903), Ch. 30, Faith and Prayer, p. 257

  • Many are to believe on Christ through the communication of truth by His servants. As they see the beauty of the Word of God, and as they see Jesus revealed in the lives of His children, they will praise Him with heart and soul and voice.
    o The Signs of the Times (9 December 1903], paragraph 10

  • Early in my public labors I was bidden by the Lord, “Write, write the things that are revealed to you.” At the time this message came to me, I could not hold my hand steady. My physical condition made it impossible for me to write. But again came the word, “Write the things that are revealed to you.” I obeyed; and as the result it was not long before I could write page after page with comparative ease. Who told me what to write? Who steadied my right hand, and made it possible for me to use a pen? — It was the Lord.
    o The Review and Herald (14 June 1906), p. 8

  • When will the church do her appointed work? She is represented as an angel of light, flying through heaven with the everlasting gospel to be proclaimed to the world. This represents the speed and directness with which the church is to prosecute her work.
    o Medical Ministry (1932), p. 131

  • God has set up a high standard of righteousness. He has made plain a distinction between human and divine wisdom. All who work on Christ’s side must work to save, not to destroy.
    o Medical Ministry (1932), p. 133

  • You need clear, energetic minds, in order to appreciate the exalted character of the truth, to value the atonement, and to place the right estimate upon eternal things.
    o Counsels On Diet and Foods (1938), Section 2, p. 47

  • Heaven is all health.
    o Mind, Character, and Personality (1977), Vol. 2, p. 411

    Testimonies for the Church (1855 – 1868)
    If the life we live in this world is wholly for Christ, it is a life of daily surrender.
    If the life we live in this world is wholly for Christ, it is a life of daily surrender.

  • Perfect health depends upon perfect circulation.
    o Vol. 2, p. 531

  • Let Daniel speak, let the Revelation speak, and tell what is truth. But whatever phase of the subject is presented, uplift Jesus as the center of all hope…
    o Vol. 6, p. 62

  • If the life we live in this world is wholly for Christ, it is a life of daily surrender.
    o Vol. 6, p. 116

  • We do not mark out any precise line to be followed in diet; but we do say that in countries where there are fruits, grains, and nuts in abundance, flesh food is not the right food for God’s people.
    o Vol. 9, p. 159

    Christ’s Object Lessons (1900)
    The Sabbath bids us behold in His created works the glory of the Creator.
    The Sabbath bids us behold in His created works the glory of the Creator.

  • In Christ’s parable teaching the same principle is seen as in His own mission to the world. That we might become acquainted with His divine character and life, Christ took our nature and dwelt among us. Divinity was revealed in humanity; the invisible glory in the visible human form. Men could learn of the unknown through the known; heavenly things were revealed through the earthly; God was made manifest in the likeness of men. So it was in Christ’s teaching: the unknown was illustrated by the known; divine truths by earthly things with which the people were most familiar.
    o Ch. 1, p. 17

    So wide was Christ’s view of truth, so extended His teaching, that every phase of nature was employed in illustrating truth.
    So wide was Christ’s view of truth, so extended His teaching, that every phase of nature was employed in illustrating truth.

  • Not only the things of nature, but the sacrificial service and the Scriptures themselves — all given to reveal God — were so perverted that they became the means of concealing Him.
    Christ sought to remove that which obscured the truth. The veil that sin has cast over the face of nature, He came to draw aside, bringing to view the spiritual glory that all things were created to reflect. His words placed the teachings of nature as well as of the Bible in a new aspect, and made them a new revelation.
    o Ch. 1, p. 19

  • Christ interpreted the message which He Himself had given to the lilies and the grass of the field. He desires us to read it in every lily and every spire of grass. His words are full of assurance, and tend to confirm trust in God.
    So wide was Christ’s view of truth, so extended His teaching, that every phase of nature was employed in illustrating truth. The scenes upon which the eye daily rests were all connected with some spiritual truth, so that nature is clothed with the parables of the Master.
    o Ch. 1, p. 19

    Christ had truths to present which the people were unprepared to accept or even to understand. For this reason also He taught them in parables.
    Christ had truths to present which the people were unprepared to accept or even to understand. For this reason also He taught them in parables.

  • Jesus desired to awaken inquiry. He sought to arouse the careless, and impress truth upon the heart. Parable teaching was popular, and commanded the respect and attention, not only of the Jews, but of the people of other nations. No more effective method of instruction could He have employed.
    o Ch. 1, p. 20

    He said nothing to gratify curiosity, or to satisfy man’s ambition by opening doors to worldly greatness. In all His teaching, Christ brought the mind of man in contact with the Infinite Mind.
    He said nothing to gratify curiosity, or to satisfy man’s ambition by opening doors to worldly greatness. In all His teaching, Christ brought the mind of man in contact with the Infinite Mind.

  • Christ had truths to present which the people were unprepared to accept or even to understand. For this reason also He taught them in parables. By connecting His teaching with the scenes of life, experience, or nature, He secured their attention and impressed their hearts. Afterward, as they looked upon the objects that illustrated His lessons, they recalled the words of the divine Teacher. To minds that were open to the Holy Spirit, the significance of the Saviour’s teaching unfolded more and more. Mysteries grew clear, and that which had been hard to grasp became evident.
    Jesus sought an avenue to every heart. By using a variety of illustrations, He not only presented truth in its different phases, but appealed to the different hearers. Their interest was aroused by figures drawn from the surroundings of their daily life. None who listened to the Saviour could feel that they were neglected or forgotten. The humblest, the most sinful, heard in His teaching a voice that spoke to them in sympathy and tenderness.
    And He had another reason for teaching in parables. Among the multitudes that gathered about Him, there were priests and rabbis, scribes and elders, Herodians and rulers, world-loving, bigoted, ambitious men, who desired above all things to find some accusation against Him. Their spies followed His steps day after day, to catch from His lips something that would cause His condemnation, and forever silence the One who seemed to draw the world after Him. The Saviour understood the character of these men, and He presented truth in such a way that they could find nothing by which to bring His case before the Sanhedrim. In parables He rebuked the hypocrisy and wicked works of those who occupied high positions, and in figurative language clothed truth of so cutting a character that had it been spoken in direct denunciation, they would not have listened to His words, and would speedily have put an end to His ministry. But while He evaded the spies, He made truth so clear that error was manifested, and the honest in heart were profited by His lessons.
    o Ch. 1, p. 22

    In these lessons direct from nature, there is a simplicity and purity that makes them of the highest value.
    In these lessons direct from nature, there is a simplicity and purity that makes them of the highest value.

  • He said nothing to gratify curiosity, or to satisfy man’s ambition by opening doors to worldly greatness. In all His teaching, Christ brought the mind of man in contact with the Infinite Mind. He did not direct the people to study men’s theories about God, His word, or His works. He taught them to behold Him as manifested in His works, in His word, and by His providences.
    Christ did not deal in abstract theories, but in that which is essential to the development of character, that which will enlarge man’s capacity for knowing God, and increase his efficiency to do good. He spoke to men of those truths that relate to the conduct of life, and that take hold upon eternity.
    o Ch. 1, p. 23

  • Through the creation we are to become acquainted with the Creator. The book of nature is a great lesson book, which in connection with the Scriptures we are to use in teaching others of His character, and guiding lost sheep back to the fold of God. As the works of God are studied, the Holy Spirit flashes conviction into the mind. It is not the conviction that logical reasoning produces; but unless the mind has become too dark to know God, the eye too dim to see Him, the ear too dull to hear His voice, a deeper meaning is grasped, and the sublime, spiritual truths of the written word are impressed on the heart.
    In these lessons direct from nature, there is a simplicity and purity that makes them of the highest value. All need the teaching to be derived from this source. In itself the beauty of nature leads the soul away from sin and worldly attractions, and toward purity, peace, and God.

    Nature utters her voice in lessons of heavenly wisdom and eternal truth.
    Nature utters her voice in lessons of heavenly wisdom and eternal truth.

  • The Sabbath bids us behold in His created works the glory of the Creator. And it was because He desired us to do this that Jesus bound up His precious lessons with the beauty of natural things. On the holy rest day, above all other days, we should study the messages that God has written for us in nature. We should study the Saviour’s parables where He spoke them, in the fields and groves, under the open sky, among the grass and flowers. As we come close to the heart of nature, Christ makes His presence real to us, and speaks to our hearts of His peace and love.
    o Ch. 1, p. 25 – 26

    We need the enlightenment of the Holy Spirit in order to discern the truths in God’s word.
    We need the enlightenment of the Holy Spirit in order to discern the truths in God’s word.

  • Nature utters her voice in lessons of heavenly wisdom and eternal truth.
    o Ch. 8, p. 107

  • The Bible is God’s great lesson book…
    o Ch. 8, p. 107

  • We need the enlightenment of the Holy Spirit in order to discern the truths in God’s word. The lovely things of the natural world are not seen until the sun, dispelling the darkness, floods them with its light. So the treasures in the word of God are not appreciated until they are revealed by the bright beams of the Sun of Righteousness.
    The Holy Spirit, sent from heaven by the benevolence of infinite love, takes the things of God and reveals them to every soul that has an implicit faith in Christ. By His power the vital truths upon which the salvation of the soul depends are impressed upon the mind, and the way of life is made so plain that none need err therein. As we study the Scriptures, we should pray for the light of God’s Holy Spirit to shine upon the word, that we may see and appreciate its treasures.
    o Ch. 8, p. 113

  • Let none think that there is no more knowledge for them to gain. The depth of human intellect may be measured; the works of human authors may be mastered; but the highest, deepest, broadest flight of the imagination cannot find out God. There is infinity beyond all that we can comprehend. We have seen only the glimmering of divine glory and of the infinitude of knowledge and wisdom; we have, as it were, been working on the surface of the mine, when rich golden ore is beneath the surface, to reward the one who will dig for it.
    o Ch. 8, p. 114

    Conflict of the Ages series
    Look up, look up, and let your faith continually increase.
    Look up, look up, and let your faith continually increase.

  • The existing confusion of conflicting creeds and sects is fitly represented by the term “Babylon,” which prophecy (Revelation 14:8) applies to the world-loving churches of the last days.
    o Patriarchs and Prophets, Ch. 10, p. 124

  • Singing is as much an act of worship as is prayer.
    o Patriarchs and Prophets, Ch. 58, p. 594

    The spirit of Christ is a missionary spirit.
    The spirit of Christ is a missionary spirit.

  • Look up, look up, and let your faith continually increase. Let this faith guide you along the narrow path that leads through the gates of the city into the great beyond, the wide, unbounded future of glory that is for the redeemed.
    o Prophets and Kings, Ch. 60, p. 732

  • The seed buried in the ground produces fruit, and in turn this is planted. Thus the harvest is multiplied. So the death of Christ on the cross of Calvary will bear fruit unto eternal life. The contemplation of this sacrifice will be the glory of those who, as the fruit of it, will live through the eternal ages.
    o The Desire of Ages, Ch. 68, p. 623

  • The spirit of Christ is a missionary spirit.
    o The Great Controversy (1864; 1911) Ch. 4, p. 70

    Selected Messages (1958 – 1980)

  • The people are hungry for the bread of life. Do not offer them a stone.
    o Book II, Ch. 1, p. 24

  • Gather every promise. This is Jesus, the life of every grace, the life of every promise, the life of every ordinance, the life of every blessing.
    o Book II, Ch. 25, p. 244

  • Pure air and water, cleanliness, a proper diet, purity of life, and a firm trust in God are remedies for the want of which thousands are dying; yet these remedies are going out of date because their skillful use requires work that the people do not appreciate.
    o Book II, Ch. 29, p. 287

  • The banner of the third angel has inscribed upon it, “The commandments of God and the faith of Jesus.”
    o Book II, Ch. 49, p. 384

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    Christ (Christianity) Quotes

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  • “The best of men that ever wore earth about him was a sufferer, a soft, meek, patient, humble, tranquil spirit; the first true gentleman that ever breathed.”
    o Decker

  • “All the glory and beauty of Christ are manifested within, and there He delights to dwell; His visits there are frequent, His condescension amazing, His conversation sweet, His comforts refreshing; and the peace that He brings passeth all understanding.”
    o Thomas à Kempis

  • “From first to last Jesus is the same; always the same, majestic and simple, infinitely severe and infinitely gentle.”
    o Napoleon I

  • “He, the Holiest among the mighty, and the Mightiest among the holy, has lifted with His pierced hands empires off their hinges, has turned the stream of centuries out of its channel, and still governs the ages.”
    o Richter

  • “In His death He is a sacrifice, satisfying for our sins; in the resurrection, a conqueror; in the ascension, a king; in the intercession, a high priest.”
    o Luther

  • “Jesus Christ was more than man.”
    o Napoleon I

  • “The sages and heroes of history are receding from us, and history contracts the record of their deeds into a narrower and narrower page. But time has no power over the name and deeds and words of Jesus Christ.”
    o Channing

  • “Alexander, Cæsar, Charlemagne and I myself have founded empires; but upon what do these creations of our genius depend? Upon force. Jesus alone founded His empire upon love; and to this very day millions would die for Him.”
    o Napoleon I

  • “If the life and death of Socrates were those of a sage, the life and death of Jesus were those of a God.”
    o Rousseau

  • “Those who have minutely studied the character of the Saviour will find it difficult to determine whether there is most to admire or to imitate in it—there is so much of both.”
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    Women Airforce Service Pilots Quotes

    Quotes

    “This is not a time when women should be patient. We are in a war and we need to fight it with all our ability and every weapon possible. Women pilots, in this particular case, are a weapon waiting to be used.”
    –Eleanor Roosevelt, 1942

    “You don’t need legislation to prove something…you can be whatever you set your heart and head to be, and don’t let anybody tell you can’t be, because 1078 women pilots did it in World War II.”
    -Annelle Henderson Bulechek, WASP

    “If the nation ever again needs them, American women will respond. Never again will they have to prove they can do any flying job the military has. Not as an experiment. Not to fill in for men. They will fly as commissioned officers in the future Air Force of the United States with equal pay – hospitalization – insurance – veterans’ benefits. The WASP have earned it for these women of the future.”
    -Byrd Howell Granger

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    B-17 Flying Fortress Quotes

    Quotes

    “Without the B-17, we might have lost the war.”

    General Carl Spaatz, Commander, US Strategic Air Forces in Europe, 1944

    “She was a Stradivarius of an airplane…”

    Colonel Robert Morgan, pilot of the Memphis Belle

    “The plane can be cut and slashed almost to pieces by enemy fire and bring its crew home.”

    Wally Hoffman, B-17 Pilot, 8th Air Force[1]

    “This B-17 met a head-on attack by three Focke Wulf Fw 190 fighters. The gunners exploded two of them, and the top turret poured a stream of shells into the cockpit of the third. With a dead man at the controls, the fighter screamed in, and at a closing speed of 550 miles per hour smashed head-on into the number-three engine.

    The tremendous impact of the crash tore off the propeller. It knocked the heavy bomber completely out of formation as though a giant hand has swatted a fly. The fighter cartwheeled crazily over the B-17.

    It cut halfway through the wing, and then sliced a third of the way through the horizontal stabilizer. The top and ball turrets immediately jammed, the radio equipment was smashed to wreckage, and all the instruments “went crazy.” Pieces of metal from the exploding, disintegrating Focke Wulf tore through the fuselage, and a German gun barrel buried itself in the wall between the radio room and the bomb bay.

    Crews of nearby bombers watched the collision. They saw a tremendous explosion, and the bomber hurtling helplessly out of control, tumbling as she fell. They reported when they returned to base that the Flying Fortress had blown up, and that the crew must be considered dead.

    The old Queen hadn’t blown up, and the crew was far from dead. The pilots struggled wildly in the cockpit, and somehow between them, managed to bring their careening bomber back under control. The gunners shot down a fourth fighter that had closed in to watch the proceedings.

    And then they brought her all the way back to England, and scraped her down for a belly landing on the runway.

    Postscript: not a man was injured.

    Martin Caidin, in his book Black Thursday[2]

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    Writing Quotes

    Quotes about Writing.

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  • After being Turned Down by numerous Publishers, he had decided to write for Posterity.
    o George Ade, “Fables in Slang”, 1899

  • The tendinous part of the mind, so to speak, is more developed in winter; the fleshy, in summer. I should say winter had given the bone and sinew to literature, summer the tissues and the blood.
    o John Burroughs, The Snow-Walkers

  • Many books require no thought from those who read them, and for a very simple reason; they made no such demand upon those who wrote them.
    o Charles Caleb Colton, Lacon, 1820

  • Please write again soon. Though my own life is filled with activity, letters encourage momentary escape into others lives and I come back to my own with greater contentment.
    o Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey, ‘A Woman of Independent Means’

  • You get ideas from daydreaming. You get ideas from being bored. You get ideas all the time. The only difference between writers and other people is we notice when we’re doing it.
    o Neil Gaiman. Where do you get your ideas? Essay. (1997).

  • Tomorrow may be hell, but today was a good writing day, and on the good writing days nothing else matters.
    o Neil Gaiman. somewhat less sinister ducks Blog entry. (23 April 2004).

  • Well personally I like bad writing. I know this because no matter what I like, someone tells me that [it's] badly written. I like bad acting too.
    o David Johnston, Usenet article (2006)

  • You can approach the act of writing with nervousness, excitement, hopefulness, or even despair–the sense that you can never completely put on the page what’s in your mind and heart. You can come to the act with your fists clenched and your eyes narrowed, ready to kick ass and take down names. You can come to it because you want a girl to marry you or because you want to change the world. Come to it any way but lightly. Let me say it again: you must not come lightly to the blank page.
    o Stephen King “On Writing” 2000

  • I have made this [letter] longer, because I have not had the time to make it shorter.
    o Blaise Pascal, “Lettres provinciales”, letter 16, 1657

  • Thus, in a real sense, I am constantly writing autobiography, but I have to turn it into fiction in order to give it credibility.
    o Katherine Paterson, The Spying Heart, 1989

  • Any writer, I suppose, feels that the world into which he was born is nothing less than a conspiracy against the cultivation of his talent
    o James Baldwin “Autobiographical Notes” (1952); republished in Notes of a Native Son (1955)

  • I am a galley slave to pen and ink.
    o Honore de Balzac letter to Madame Zulma Carraud, 2 July 1832

  • The free-lance writer is a man who is paid per piece or per word or perhaps.
    o Robert Benchley, quoted by James Thurber in The Bermudian (November 1950).

  • It took me fifteen years to discover that I had no talent for writing, but I couldn’t give it up because by that time I was too famous.
    o Robert Benchley, quoted in Nathaniel Benchley Robert Benchley, ch. 1 (1955).

  • When something can be read without effort, great effort has gone into its writing.
    o Enrique Jardiel Poncela (Guillemets, Terri. The Quote Garden. Retrieved on 2003-01-07.)

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  • Learn as much by writing as by reading.
    o Lord Acton

  • But it takes an awful long time to not write a book!
    o Douglas Adams

  • Science fiction is no more written for scientists than ghost stories are written for ghosts.
    o Brian Aldiss

  • You must keep sending work out; you must never let a manuscript do nothing but eat its head off in a drawer. You send that work out again and again, while you’re working on another one. If you have talent, you will receive some measure of success – but only if you persist.
    o Isaac Asimov

  • Great literature must spring from an upheaval in the author’s soul. If that upheaval is not present then it must come from the works of any other author which happens to be handy and easily adapted.
    o Robert Benchley

  • Inspiration is wonderful when it happens, but the writer must develop an approach for the rest of the time… The wait is simply too long.
    o Leonard Bernstein

  • About the most originality that any writer can hope to achieve honestly is to steal with good judgment.
    o Josh Billings

  • I take the view, and always have, that if you cannot say what you are going to say in twenty minutes you ought to go away and write a book about it.
    o Lord Brabazon

  • That so many writers have been prepared to accept a kind of martyrdom is the best tribute that flesh can pay to the living spirit of man as expressed in his literature. One cannot doubt that the martyrdom will continue to be gladly embraced. To some of us, the wresting of beauty out of language is the only thing in the world that matters.
    o Anthony Burgess

  • No one ever committed suicide while reading a good book, but many have tried while trying to write one.
    o Robert Byrne

  • I’ve only written a tenth of what I know– and they’re already screaming.
    o Albert Camus

  • It is not a bad idea to get in the habit of writing down one’s thoughts. It saves one having to bother anyone else with them.
    o Isabel Colegate

  • Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self.
    o Cyril Connolly

  • The cure for writer’s cramp is writer’s block.
    o Inigo DeLeon

  • I write entirely to find out what I’m thinking, what I’m looking at, what I see and what it means. What I want and what I fear.
    o Joan Didion

  • The best way to become acquainted with a subject is to write a book about it.
    o Benjamin Disraeli

  • Learn to write well, or not to write at all.
    o John Dryden

  • Some editors are failed writers, but so are most writers.
    o T. S. Eliot

  • All good writing is swimming under water and holding your breath.
    o F. Scott Fitzgerald

  • Getting even is one reason for writing.
    o William Gass

  • I write because I hate. A lot. Hard.
    o William Gass

  • The natural state of all writing is mediocrity.
    o Ira Glass

  • If any man wish to write in a clear style, let him be first clear in his thoughts; and if any would write in a noble style, let him first possess a noble soul.
    o Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  • The first draft of anything is always shit.
    o Ernest Hemingway

  • The way you define yourself as a writer is that you write every time you have a free minute. If you didn’t behave that way you would never do anything.
    o John Irving

  • Writing is as much a work in progress as the writing itself.
    o Alexander Keyes

  • All of us learn to write in the second grade. Most of us go on to greater things.
    o Bobby Knight

  • Writing is no trouble, you just jot down ideas as they occur to you. The jotting is simplicity enough – it is the occurring which is difficult.
    o Stephen Leacock

  • Your life story would not make a good book. Don’t even try.
    o Fran Lebowitz

  • Being a real writer means being able to do the work on a bad day.
    o Norman Mailer

  • A writer is someone for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people.
    o Thomas Mann

  • Writers should be read, but neither seen nor heard.
    o Daphne du Maurier

  • If you steal from one author, it’s plagiarism; if you steal from many, it’s research.
    o Wilson Mizner

  • An author is a fool who, not content with boring those he lives with, insists on boring future generations.
    o Charles de Montesquieu

  • You ask me why I do not write something….I think one’s feelings waste themselves in words, they ought all to be distilled into actions and into actions which bring results.
    o Florence Nightingale, in Cecil Woodham-Smith, 1951

  • When a man is tired of pens, he is tired of life.
    o Stephen Overbury

  • True ease in writing comes from art, not chance. As those move easiest who have learn’d to dance.
    o Alexander Pope

  • Words are like leaves; and where they most abound, much fruit of sense beneath is rarely found.
    o Alexander Pope

  • Don’t write until you’re 25. Don’t write for the high school yearbook. Don’t write for the college literary magazine. Don’t write for any of that stuff; you never had any experiences, you don’t know anything. Just shut up.
    o Joe Queenan

  • Writers are made, not born.
    o Ayn Rand

  • Beneath the rule of men entirely great, The pen is mightier than the sword.
    o Edward Bulwer-Lytton, Richelieu

  • And lo, though I travel through the valley of the archetypes, I shall fear no evil, for I know that the author can’t kill me off for at least another 150 pages, no matter how stupid or trite I become, or he ruins the book.
    o Chuq Von Rospach, 1992

  • The only reason for being a professional writer is that you can’t help it.
    o Leo Rosten

  • Say all you have to say in the fewest possible words, or your reader will be sure to skip them; and in the plainest possible words or he will certainly misunderstand them.
    o John Ruskin

  • The skill of writing is to create a context in which other people can think.
    o Edwin Schlossberg

  • Every writer is a frustrated actor who recites his lines in the hidden auditorium of his skull.
    o Rod Serling

  • Write something to suit yourself and many people will like it; write something to suit everybody and scarcely anyone will care for it.
    o Jesse Stuart

  • Writing is easy – until you become a professional.
    o Leonid S. Sukhorukov

  • How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.
    o Henry David Thoreau

  • The purpose of writing is to inflate weak ideas, obscure pure reasoning, and inhibit clarity. With a little practice, writing can be an intimidating and impenetrable fog!
    o Bill Watterson, Calvin and Hobbes

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  • Words are like eye glasses, blurring everything that they do not make clear.
    o Unknown

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    Screenwriting Quotes

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  • [Screenwriting] is no more complicated than old French torture chambers, I think. It’s about as simple as that.
    o Writer/Director James L. Brooks in the documentary Dreams on Spec

  • It seems to me it’s the hardest thing ’cause you’re starting from nothing and creating something. Everybody else is interpreting what you’ve written. Everybody else is an interpretive artist. Even the best of them. Stanley Kubrick was an interpretive artist. The best actors in the world are interpreting what’s on the page, and they use it as a springboard to something else, but if it’s not there, there’s nothing to spring from. So the writer is the only person who’s taking absolutely nothing, and 120 pages of it, and dirtying it up in such a way that it’s gonna gross hundreds of millions of dollars and make a lot of people happy.
    o Screenwriter Paul Guay in the documentary Dreams on Spec

  • Well, Jack Warner may have been celebrated for calling writers “Schmucks with Underwoods,” but 20 years earlier Irving Thalberg … said, “The most important person in the motion picture process is the writer, and we must do everything in our power to prevent them from ever realizing it.”
    o Screenwriter Steven de Souza in the documentary Dreams on Spec

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