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Men cannot make Scripture conform to their lifestyle;
they must make their lifestyle conform to Scripture.
- Edwin Louis Cole

Compare Scripture with Scripture.
False doctrines, like false witnesses,
agree not among themselves.
- William Gurnall

But, when Scripture makes a clear distinction between
the act of creation and the process of preservation,
we cannot accept the idea of a progressive creation process.
- Walter Lang

Scripture makes it clear to me that there is an obligation
to speak out on behalf of those being persecuted.
- Frank R. Wolf

 

No man can in any measure resemble the scripture saints.
- Charles Simeon

There have been no sects in the Christian world,
however absurd, which have not endeavoured to support
their opinions by arguments drawn from Scripture.
- Laurence Sterne

If it squares with the Scripture, then let's go.
If it's in conflict with the Scripture,
then it's heresy.
- Randall Terry

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Arguments about Scripture achieve nothing but a stomachache and a headache.
- Tertullian

No doubt one may quote history to support any cause,
as the devil quotes scripture.
- Learned Hand

I perceived how that it was impossible to establish
the lay people in any truth except the Scripture were
plainly laid before their eyes in their mother tongue.
- William Tyndale

He'd believe anything provided it's not in Holy Scripture.
- Douglas Feaver

A dream is a scripture, and many scriptures are nothing but dreams.
- Umberto Eco

The lines of poetry, the period of prose,
and even the texts of Scripture most frequently recollected and quoted,
are those which are felt to be preeminently musical.
- William Shenstone

Scripture suggests that the elements in space were
created for the benefit of earth,
while evolution suggests that earth is an insignificant speck in vast space.
- Walter Lang

I suppose what's unique about our presentation is the
amount of Scripture that kids get.
- Willie Aames

What Jerry has done, in a masterful way,
is go through and select portions of the Scripture
and put words in Jesus' mouth that are legitimate because
they already appear in the Bible.
- Tim LaHaye

I see no room in holy Scripture for any sexual activity outside of matrimony.
- George Carey

More people are troubled by what is plain in Scripture than by what is obscure.
- Roy L. Smith

The reason why I buy into the Democratic Party more
than the Republican Party is because there are over
2,000 verses of Scripture that deal with responding
to the needs of the poor.
- Tony Campolo

For you see this scripture fulfilled this day and therefore
I desire you as you tender the Lord and the church
and commonwealth to consider and look what you do.
- Anne Hutchinson

However, I am willing to hear what you can produce
from Scripture in favor of any kind of slavery.
- Samuel Hopkins

To substitute Scripture for the self-revealing Spirit
is to put the dead letter in the place of the living Word.
- Sebastian Franck

Each of our children during their high school years
went to 'early morning seminary' -
scripture study classes that met in the home of a church
member every school day morning from 6:30 until 7:15.
- Clayton Christensen

This truth of the gathering together of God's children
is in Scripture seen realised in various localities,
and in each central locality the Christians resident
therein composed but one body:
Scripture is perfectly clear on that head.
- John Nelson Darby

The Lord knows that I could not open scripture;
he must by his prophetical office open it unto me.
So after that being unsatisfied in the thing,
the Lord was pleased to bring this scripture out of the Hebrews.
- Anne Hutchinson

All anger is not sinful, because some degree of it,
and on some occasions, is inevitable.
But it becomes sinful and contradicts the rule of Scripture
when it is conceived upon slight and inadequate provocation,
and when it continues long.
- Wilson Mizner

The Resistance is a moral certainty,
not a poetic one.
The true poet never uses words in order to punish someone.
His judgment belongs to a creative order;
it is not formulated as a prophetic scripture.
- Salvatore Quasimodo

Sanctification is not to be understood here as a separation
from ordinary use or consecration to some special use,
although this meaning is often present in Scripture,
sometimes referring to outward and sometimes to inward or effectual separation.
- William Ames

After a long, impartial enquiry of the truth,
and after much and earnest calling upon God,
to give unto me the spirit and revelation in the knowledge of Him,
I find myself obliged, both by the principles of reason and Scripture,
to embrace the opinion I now hold forth.
- John Biddle

Many things there be in the scripture,
which have a carnal fulfilling, even there where they be spoken or done;
and yet have another spiritual signification,
to be fulfilled long after in Christ and his kingdom,
and yet never known till the thing be done.
- William Tyndale

A true servant of God will never teach a false doctrine.
He will never deny new revelation.
He never will tell you that the canon of scripture is full,
or that the New Testament is the last revelation ever
intended to be given to man.
- Orson Pratt

Therefore we examine with considerable diligence the consensus of the true,
learned, and purer antiquity, and we love and praise
the testimonies of the fathers which agree with the Scripture.
- Martin Chemnitz

But every great scripture, whether Hebrew,
Indian, Persian, or Chinese, apart from its religious
value will be found to have some rare and special beauty of its own;
and in this respect the original Bible stands very
high as a monument of sublime poetry and of artistic prose.
- Lafcadio Hearn

For we can affirm with a good conscience that we have,
after reading the Holy Scripture, applied ourselves
and yet daily apply ourselves to the extent that the
grace of the Lord permits to inquiry into and investigation
of the consensus of the true and purer antiquity.
- Martin Chemnitz

Well, of course it was a very trying time for me,
and fortunately I had a lot of people who were supportive.
A lot of people who were writing and calling and saying
they were praying for me.
Some people sent me Scripture, and that helped.
- Anita Hill

We must be both more conservative and more liberal
than most students of Christian worship:
conservative in holding exclusively to God's commands
in Scripture as our rule of worship,
and liberal in defending the liberty of those who apply those.
- John Frame

Any human being who is becoming independent of conditionings,
of religions, scriptures, prophets and messiahs, has arrived home.
He has found the treasure which was hidden in his own being.
- Osho

The Spirit is described in the Holy Scriptures
as much more anarchic than any established religion credits.
- Bono

You have to be an original individual;
you have to find your innermost core on your own,
with no guide, no guiding scriptures.
It is a dark night, but with the intense fire of inquiry
you are bound to come to the sunrise.
Everybody who has burned with intense inquiry
has found the sunrise.
Others only believe.
Those who believe are not religious,
they are simply avoiding the great adventure
of religion by believing.
- Osho

Remain in wonder if you want the mysteries to open up for you.
Mysteries never open up for those who go on questioning.
Questioners sooner or later end up in a library.
Questioners sooner or later end up with scriptures,
because scriptures are full of answers.
And answers are dangerous, they kill your wonder.
- Osho

A Christianity that is in conflict with the Scriptures
isn't Christianity at all.
- Randall Terry

Now Heaven and Earth are older than the temples,
and older than the Scriptures.
- Eden Ahbez

In the divine Scriptures, there are shallows and there are deeps;
shallows where the lamb may wade,
and deeps where the elephant may swim.
- John Owen

It's the generally accepted privilege of theologians to stretch the heavens,
that is the Scriptures, like tanners with a hide.
- Desiderius Erasmus

The sovereignty of scriptures of all religions must
come to an end if we want to have a united integrated modern India.
- B. R. Ambedkar

Judaism has always been a strong interest of mine.
My two sons speak Hebrew and are familiar with the
scriptures and with rabbinic literature.
This is the way we live.
- Herman Wouk

I think that in the discussion of natural problems
we ought to begin not with the Scriptures,
but with experiments, and demonstrations.
- Galileo Galilei

Public utility pleads most forcibly for the general
distribution of the Holy Scriptures.
- James McHenry

In early church polemics, Jews are deemed no longer
worthy of their own Scriptures because they have failed
to accept Christ as the Messiah.
- Jack Schwartz

Some extremists take elements of the sacred scriptures out of context.
- Cat Stevens

The Scriptures were written, not to make us astronomers,
but to make us saints.
- Matthew Henry

Scriptures and creeds may come to seem incredible,
but faith will still go dancing on.
- Sydney Carter

I am afraid that the schools will prove the very gates of hell,
unless they diligently labor in explaining the Holy
Scriptures and engraving them in the heart of the youth.
- Martin Luther

By reading the scriptures I am so renewed that all
nature seems renewed around me and with me.
The sky seems to be a pure, a cooler blue,
the trees a deeper green.
The whole world is charged with the glory of God and
I feel fire and music under my feet.
- Thomas Merton

Deeply consider that it is your duty and interest to
read the Holy Scriptures.
- Adam Clarke

Christians take Scriptures out of context to try to
justify or to vindicate retreat and cowardice.
- Randall Terry

It vexes me when they would constrain science by the
authority of the Scriptures,
and yet do not consider themselves bound to answer reason and experiment.
- Galileo Galilei

During my solitude, conflicting thoughts increased;
but much exercise of soul had the effect of causing
the scriptures to gain complete ascendancy over me.
- John Nelson Darby

But the more we search the Scriptures,
the more we perceive, in this doctrine,
the fundamental truth of the gospel -
that truth which gives to redemption its character,
and to all other truths their real power.
- John Nelson Darby

The last great delusion is soon to open before us.
Antichrist is to perform his marvelous works in our
sight So closely will the counterfeit resemble the
true that it will be impossible to distinguish between
them except by the Holy Scriptures.
- Ellen G. White

In reading the scriptures of truth, we often put wrong constructions upon them,
and apply them improperly; and I apprehend it has often
been the case in relation to this portion,
particularly that part in relation to man's seeking out many inventions.
- Elias Hicks

I have devoted my energies to the study of the scriptures,
observing monastic discipline, and singing the daily services in church;
study,
teaching, and writing have always been my delight.
- Venerable Bede

The Scriptures of the Old and New Testament,
said an eminent scholar, have God for their Author,
the Salvation of mankind for their end,
and Truth without any mixture of error for their matter.
- Adam Clarke

That I feel a desire, my friends, that we in this latter day of the world,
in which light is fast spreading, that we should be
willing to attend to those portions of the Scriptures
of truth that direct us home to the foundation.
- Elias Hicks

They who are not induced to believe and live as they
ought by those discoveries which God hath made in Scriptures
would stand out against any evidence whatever,
even that of a messenger sent express from the other world.
- Francis Atterbury

It is a common temptation of Satan to make us give
up the reading of the Word and prayer when our enjoyment is gone;
as if it were of no use to read the Scriptures when we do not enjoy them,
and as if it were no use to pray when we have no spirit of prayer.
- George Muller

In a word, if any kind of slavery can be vindicated by the Holy Scriptures,
we are already sure our making and holding the Negroes our slaves,
as we do, cannot be vindicated by any thing we can find there,
but is condemned by the whole of divine revelation.
- Samuel Hopkins

The inspired Scriptures make the clear distinction
between false and true riches and make plain the reason
why happiness is gained and fully enjoyed only by those who find true riches.
- Joseph Franklin Rutherford

This doctrine of Christ and of the apostles,
from which the true faith of the primitive church was received,
the apostles at first delivered orally,
without writing, but later, not by any human counsel but by the will of God,
they handed it on in the Scriptures.
- Martin Chemnitz

The ordinary ministry is that which receives all of
its direction from the will of God revealed in the
Scriptures and from those means which God has appointed
in the church for its continual edification.
- William Ames

These Scriptures, therefore, are infinitely far from
justifying the slavery under consideration;
for it cannot be made to appear that one in a thousand
of these slaves has done any thing to forfeit his own liberty.
- Samuel Hopkins


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