Are you wise or just wisecracking?

On making a decision to become Christian Wise man

Therefore, when a person refuses to come to Christ it is never just because of lack of evidence or because of intellectual difficulties: at root, he refuses to come because he willingly ignores and rejects the drawing of God’s Spirit on his heart. No one in the final analysis really fails to become a Christian because of lack of arguments; he fails to become a Christian because he loves darkness rather than light and wants nothing to do with God. – William Lane Craig

We are far too easily pleased

If there lurks in most modern minds the notion that to desire our good and earnestly to hope for the enjoyment of it is a bad thing, I submit that this notion has crept in from Kant and the Stoics and is no part of the Christian faith. Indeed, if we consider the unblushing promises of reward and the staggering nature of the rewards promised in the Gospels, it would seem that Our Lord finds our desires not too strong, but too weak. We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea. We are far too easily pleased. – C.S. Lewis

Has God planed us and this world?

I am convinced that He (God) does not play dice. – Albert Einstein

On what really matters

Only one life, ’twill soon be past, Only what’s done for Christ will last. – Author Unknown

God on Atheists

The fool has said in his heart, “There is no God.” – Psalm 14:1

On what we known intellectually and by hearts

The heart has its reasons of which reason knows nothing: we know this in countless ways.    – Blaise Pascal

On creating things and taking credit

If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe. – Carl Sagan

Opposing views on Christianity can’t both be true

I think we must attack wherever we meet it the nonsensical idea that mutually exclusive propositions about God can both be true. – C.S. Lewis

That hole in your hearth

There is a god-shaped vacuum in the heart of every man [and woman] that cannot be filled by any created thing but only by the Creator made known through Jesus Christ. – Blaise Pascal

Does God believe in Atheist?

A man can no more diminish God’s glory by refusing to worship Him, than can a lunatic put out the sun by scrawling the word “darkness” on the walls of his cell. – C.S. Lewis

What matters to you?

He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose. – Jim Elliot

Christianity check it out

Christianity has not been tried and found wanting. It has been found difficult and left untried. – G.K. Chesterton

Effects of your education

The question to be asked at the end of an educational step is not “What has the student learned?” but “What has the student become?” – James Monroe

Open or closed eyes?

The difference between an educated and uneducated man is the same difference as between being alive and being dead. – Aristotle

On Communication

Shutting ones mouth without though only revels ones stupidity, even ignorant but quite man can be mistaken for a thoughtful person. – Defend the Word

On giving the right answers

Thought trough and measured response is always just the right size – Defend the Word

Art of listening

Confirming your understanding does not make you stupid it makes you interested – Defend the Word

On enlightenment

Idiot stops being idiot the moment he realizes that he is an idiot – Dostoevsky

Purpose to our lives

Man’s chief end is to glorify God and to enjoy him forever. – Westminster Shorter Catechism

On dos and don’t

If God does not exist, then everything is permitted. – Ivan Fyodorovich

Two view points on Christianity

Christianity, if false, is of no importance, and, if true, of infinite importance. The one thing it cannot be is moderately important. – C.S. Lewis

Intelligence or depth of understanding

Superficiality is the curse of our age. The doctrine of instant satisfaction is a primary spiritual problem. The desperate need today is not for a greater number of intelligent people, or gifted people, but for deep people. – Richard J. Foster

Are you scared?

Ridicule is the weapon of the scared and lost who have run out of all reasoning ammunition and personal attack leads not to the discovery of truth but covers up of the personal inadequacies. Little man that ridicules another little man does not enlarge his personality and will find it hard to deflect from his own shortfalls. – Little man

Bible on wisdom

1Corintians 1:17 – 31

For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gospel, not in cleverness of speech, so that the cross of Christ would not be made void. 18 For the word of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.

19 For it is written, “I WILL DESTROY THE WISDOM OF THE WISE, AND THE CLEVERNESS OF THE CLEVER I WILL SET ASIDE.”

Are you the wise guy?

20 Where is the wise man? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? 21 For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not come to know God, God was well-pleased through the foolishness of the message preached to save those who believe.

Worldly wisdom

22 For indeed Jews ask for signs and Greeks search for wisdom; 23 but we preach Christ crucified, to Jews a stumbling block and to Gentiles foolishness, 24 but to those who are the called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.

On Wisdom of God

25 Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men. 26 For consider your calling, brethren, that there were not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble;

Gods choice of wisdom – and our pride

27 but God has chosen the foolish things of the world to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to shame the things which are strong, 28 and the base things of the world and the despised God has chosen, the things that are not, so that He may nullify the things that are, 29 so that no man may boast before God. 30 But by His doing you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification, and redemption, 31 so that, just as it is written, “LET HIM WHO BOASTS, BOAST IN THE LORD.”

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