โ€œSo, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.โ€ 1 Corinthians 10:31 (ESV)

Gary North on Spoon-Feeding Miracles

When God’s people seek continual miracles from God, rather than victory by means of labor under God’s revealed law-order, they are admitting defeat.

— Gary North. Unconditional Surrender: God’s Program for Victory. Tyler, TX: Institute for Christian Economics, 1988. 359. Print.

D.A. Horton on Integrity

The reputation of Christ and the beauty of the Gospel is far more glorious and worth fighting for than those momentary things that the enemy wants to leverage to disqualify those that God is leveraging for leadership within the body of Christ.

— D.A. Horton

Gary North on Rejecting the Worship of God

By rejecting the worship of God, man inevitably accepts the worship of Satan, even when man thinks he is worshipping himself, or idols, or the messianic State.

— Gary North. Unconditional Surrender: God’s Program for Victory. Tyler, TX: Institute for Christian Economics, 1988. 47. Print.

Gary North on the Fear of the State

Since the State is the most visibly powerful human institution, atheism removes a concept of some higher court of appeal beyond the State. The State becomes “divine” by default – the highest court of appeal, the highest moral authority. Not every atheist is a statist. But where atheism predominates, the State steadily encroaches on men’s freedom, for they are left with no higher authority to appeal to or to provide them with the moral justification for resistance to tyranny. Where the fear of God is absent, the fear of the State is a convenient and universal substitute.

— Gary North. Unconditional Surrender: God’s Program for Victory. Tyler, TX: Institute for Christian Economics, 1988. 21. Print.

Richard Baxter on Sin

“Treat sin as it will treat you; spare it not for it will not spare you; it is your murderer, and the murderer of the world; treat it therefore as a murderer should be treated. Kill it before it kills you.”

— Richard Baxter

Oswald Chambers on Prayer

“We tend to use prayer as a last resort, but God wants it to be our first line of defense. We pray when there’s nothing else we can do, but God wants us to pray before we do anything at all.”

— Oswald Chambers

C.S. Lewis on The Cruel Universe

“My argument against God was that the universe seemed so cruel and unjust. But how had I got this idea of just and unjust? A man does not call a line crooked unless he has some idea of a straight line. What was I comparing this universe with when I called it unjust?”

C.S. Lewis

John Locke on Virtue in Education

“It is virtue, then, direct virtue, which is the hard and valuable part to be aimed at in education. If virtue is not settled in the student, to the exclusion of all vicious habits, all the education in the world will do nothing but make the student worse or more dangerous.”

John Locke
quoted by R. L. Dabney in On Secular Education