"Refraining from violence, then, is not a sign of weakness in one’s faith; it is absolutely the opposite, a sign that one’s faith is unshakable."
— Hillary Clinton
This was said in response to the assaults on U.S. Embassy’s in Islamic-majority nations. These assaults are a response to a bigoted film that was posted online, sparking outcry and insulting many of the Islamic faith.
"Sin is a fundamental relationship- it is not wrong doing, but wrong being - it is a deliberate and determined independence from God. The Christian faith bases everything on the extreme, self-confident nature of sin. Other religions deal with sins - the Bible alone deals with sin… We have ignored this in our presentation of the gospel that the message of the gospel has lost its sting and its explosive power."
— Oswald Chambers (My Utmost for His Highest, The Nature of Reconciliation)
"It is not the number of books you read, nor the variety of sermons you hear, nor the amount of religious conversation in which you mix, but it is the frequency and earnestness with which you meditate on these things till the truth in them becomes your own and part of your being, that ensures your growth."
— Frederick W. Robertson