the quote: “...faith isn't the absence of doubt. It's believing and acting alongside your doubts... ...faith wouldn't even exist if doubt were not also present, because the essence of faith was the leap taken in the face of uncertainty. Faith wasn't a set of beliefs, or an ability to hold onto those beliefs without wavering. … Continue reading #IreadthereforeIquote: Jason Boyett ~ faith isn’t the absence of doubt.
the quote: “I don’t know that Lucifer’s sin was rebellion in the full sense of the word. He did not seek to replace God or overthrow God. He simply sought to act independent of God… the root sin of all sins is this desire to act independent of God.” (emphasis added) from True Freedom: What … Continue reading #IreadthereforeIquote: Steve Fry ~ the desire to act independent of God
the quote: “That when he had failed in his duty, he only confessed his fault, saying to GOD, I shall never do otherwise, if You leave me to myself; it is You who must hinder my falling, and mend what is amiss. That after this, he gave himself no further uneasiness about it. from The … Continue reading #IreadthereforeIquote: Brother Lawrence ~ on forgetting God
the quote: “One bold message in the Book of Job is that you can say anything to God. Throw at him your grief, your anger, your doubt, your bitterness, your betrayal, your disappointment He can absorb them all. As often as not, spiritual giants of the Bible are shown contending with God. They prefer to … Continue reading #IreadthereforeIquote: Philip Yancey ~ We can say anything to God.
"One bold message in the Book of Job is that you can say anything to God. Throw at him your grief, your anger, your doubt, your bitterness, your betrayal, your disappointment— he can absorb them all. As often as not, spiritual giants of the Bible are shown contending with God. They prefer to go away … Continue reading lessons from the book of Job: you can say anything to God
“C.S. Lewis (on reading another author): "He brought me violently face to face with..." from Yours, Jack by C.S. Lewis YES! I LOVE it when that happens! It's why I read dead guys and footnotes when I don't have to. I love it when a writer makes me think. I love it when my beliefs … Continue reading therefore I quote: “violently face to face”
I read, therefore I quote: “It is hard, when difficulties arise to know whether one is meant to overcome them or whether they are signs that one is on the wrong tract. I suppose the deeper one’s own life of prayer and sacraments the more trustworthy one’s judgment will be.” Yours, Jack by C.S. Lewis … Continue reading therefore I quote: overcome? or on the wrong tract?
"Can we believe that God ever really modiﬁes His action in response to the suggestions of men? For inﬁnite wisdom does not need telling what is best, and inﬁnite goodness needs no urging to do it. But neither does God need any of those things that are done by ﬁnite agents, whether living or inanimate. … Continue reading the efficacy of prayer.
"If you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved." Romans 10:9 "God does not ask us to work to achieve salvation. All he asks us to do is believe. There is not one verse in the Bible that says … Continue reading grace is FREE.