My favorite quotes fall into two categories: faith and government and that pretty much explains how my brain operates. I think a lot about God and His laws, and then I think about man and his laws, how the two converge and how far away they can be from each other. Here are some of my favorite quotes of all time and why they are favorites:
“To be right with God has often meant to be in trouble with men” — A.W. Tozer
Jesus forewarned his followers that the world would hate them because they hated Him. I like the Tozer quote because I’ve experienced this firsthand. I was growing closer to my Lord, I was practicing obedience to His word, and it got me into trouble with men, or more specifically, women in this case. Looking back, it was so worth the trouble it caused me at the time. Being right with God is far better.
“The shocking possibility that dumb people don’t exist in sufficient numbers to warrant the millions of careers devoted to tending them will seem incredible to you.” – John Taylor Gatto, in The Underground History of American Education
Thus begins Gatto in his book. This book has opened up my eyes to the Progressive movement more so than any other resource I have come across since. I read this long before the current Progressive Obama administration came into power and everything that Obama and the new Marxist generation have proposed was thoroughly treated in Gatto’s history of the public school system. The public school system has long been the launching platform for the Progressive movement.
“If we continue to send our children to Caesar for their education we need to stop being surprised when they come home as Romans.” – Voddie Baucham
Voddie must have read Gatto’s book too. I’m kidding! No, Voddie simply reads God’s word and believes what it says about child rearing.
“We don’t need no thought control.” Pink Floyd, in Another Brick in the Wall part II
The song that kept playing in my mind as I read Gatto’s book.
“A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have.” -Thomas Jefferson
That is an apt definition of the U.S. government which is growing larger and more overbearing toward its citizens every day.
“Multitudes desire to be saved from hell (the natural instinct of self-preservation) who are quite unwilling to be saved from sin.” – A.W. Pink
Sadly, this could aptly describe a multitude of people attending churches across America today.
And so there they are, some of my favorite quotes of all time.