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    It’s not comparing yourself with others who call themselves Christians. Compare yourself to the Scripture.

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

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    I will cause a boy who drives a plow to know more of the scriptures than the pope.

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    Jesus Christ never died for our good works. They were not worth dying for. But he gave himself for our sins, according to the Scriptures.

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    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.

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    Let the man who would hear God speak, read Holy Scriptures.

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    Knowledge about God is of two kinds, direct and indirect. Indirectly we can read scriptures, listen to sermons, consult authorities, and from these sources build a reasonable case that God exists. But such a God transmits no love to Earth. Therefore nothing substitutes for gyana, which is direct knowledge of the divine. Instead of having thoughts about God, you share God's own thoughts. Her thoughts can only be about Herself.

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    Let us therefore yield ourselves and bow to the authority of the Holy Scriptures, which can neither err nor deceive.

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    Like most things of great worth, knowledge which is of eternal value comes only through personal prayer and pondering. These, joined with fasting and scripture study, will invite impressions and revelations and the whisperings of the Holy Spirit. This provides us with instruction from on high as we learn precept upon precept.

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    Let it be observed, that slovenliness is no part of religion; that neither this, nor any text of Scripture, condemns neatness of apparel. Certainly this is a duty, not a sin. Cleanliness is indeed next to godliness.

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    Majoring in religion, listening to TV evangelists interpret the scriptures and dictate my offerings-I found my God inside myself-in every moment and piece of matter. Everything is animate.

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    Loud speech, profusion of words, and possessing skillfulness in expounding scriptures are merely for the enjoyment of the learned. They do not lead to liberation.

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    Love thy enemies, it says in the scriptures. My foster mother always added, "At the very least, you will be polite to them.

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    Misquotation is quotology’s swamp. Amateur quoters mix and mangle Shakespeare and Scripture. Professors gaffe and printers bungle. It’s a mess we must wade into.

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    Most Christians are not convinced of their own faith. I would say 90 percent of Christians do not have a worldview, in other words a view of the world, based on the Scripture and a relationship with God. And so they cannot discern between the truth and falsehood.

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    Many who are convinced that God is non-violent simply dismiss the Old Testament accounts of God commanding or engaging in violence. I don't consider this to be a viable option, for Jesus treats the whole Old Testament as the inspired Word of God. My cross-centered interpretation of these violent portraits allows believers to affirm that God is non-violent while also affirming that all Scripture is "God-breathed.".

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    My hermeneutics is when I see verses in Scripture that are "apparent" contradictions - I don't believe they are contradictions - I believe them both. I believe them both. I believe take up your cross and deny yourself and follow me, and I believe come unto me all you who are weary and heavy laden and I will give you rest. They are different sides of the same thing.

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    Men cannot make Scripture conform to their lifestyle; they must make their lifestyle conform to Scripture.

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    My job [as a teacher] is to love the Scriptures in public. And then sit down.

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    Not all Scripture is propositional, some of it is asking questions, some of it's rhetorical, but where Scripture is stating something, asserting something, making a truth claim, uttering a proposition that is claiming to be true, it is the truth.

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    My respectful study of other religions has not abated my reverence for or my faith in the Hindu scriptures.

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    My conservative brothers and sisters seem to argue that God revealed everything to us in scripture. Ever since, it has simply been our difficult but straightforward task to conform ourselves to God's will revealed there and to repent when we are unable or unwilling to do so. For me, there is something static and lifeless in such a view of God. Could it be that even the Bible is too small a box in which to enclose God?

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    My counsel is, that we draw water from the true source and fountain, that is, that we diligently search the Scriptures. He who wholly possesses the text of the Bible, is a consummate divine.

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

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    Nowhere in Scripture do we find doctrine studied for its own sake or in isolation from life.

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    Of all the commentaries on the Scriptures, good examples are the best.

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    No verse of Scripture yields its meaning to lazy people.

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    Original sin, therefore, appears to be a hereditary, depravity and corruption of our nature, diffused through all the parts of the soul, rendering us obnoxious to the divine wrath and producing in us those works which the scripture calls 'works of.

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    Not only the words (vocabula) which the Holy Spirit and Scripture use are divine, but also the phrasing

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    On consideration.. .of the reason wherefore men have so far gone astray, or that many - alas! - should follow diverse ways of belief concerning the Son of God, the marvel seems to be, not at all that human knowledge has been baffled in dealing with superhuman things, but that it has not submitted to the authority of the Scriptures

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    One of those blocks (that prevent the 'Middle East from entering the mainstream of modernity') is the orthodox tenet that the Koran and the scriptures contain all the knowledge required to deal with the problems of contemporary society.

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    Our prayers should arise out of immersion in the Scripture. [We] speak only to the degree we are spoken to.

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    Refusing to teach a passage of Scripture is just as wrong as abusing it

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    Our conscience illuminated by the Holy Spirit as we search the Scriptures will show us in every circumstance the right way.

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    Our duty is found in the revealed will of God in the Scriptures. Our trust must be in the sovereign will of God as He works in the ordinary circumstances of our daily lives for our good and His glory.

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    Our object should not be to have scripture on our side but to be on the side of scripture; and however dear any sentiment may have become by being long entertained, so soon as it is seen to be contrary to the Bible, we must be prepared to abandon it without hesitation.

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    People tell me judge not lest ye be judged. I always tell them, twist not scripture lest ye be like satan

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    Remove Christ from the Scriptures and there is nothing left.

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    Revealed religion first informed thy sight, and reason saw not till faith sprung to light.

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    Scripture brought me to the Gate of Paradise, and the mind stood in wonder as it entered.

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    Scripture doesn't promise that God will remove temptation, only that you'll be given strength to withstand it.

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    Scripture is a book about going to Heaven. It's not a book about how the heavens go.

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    Scripture is like a lion. Who ever heard of defending a lion? Just turn it loose; it will defend itself.

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    Scripture is our norming norm and tradition is our normed norm and that in a doctrinal controversy Scripture alone has absolute veto power while The Great Tradition (orthodox doctrine) has a vote but not a veto.

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    Scripture is the manger in which we find the Christ child.

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    Scripture is not inerrant; believers are called to interpret biblical texts in light of tradition and reason.

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

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    Scripture tells us that we shall not oppress a stranger, for we know the heart of a stranger. We were strangers once, too.

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    Scriptures were written, not to satisfy our curiosity and make us astronomers, but to lead us to God, and make us saints.

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    Rejoice at the death and cry at the birth: New Orleans sticks close to the Scriptures.