Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted.
My earlier views on the unsoundness of the Christian scheme of Salvation have become clearer and stronger with advancing years.Abraham Lincoln
Winds, storms, tempests, thunders, lightnings, raging flames, dissolving elements, the archangel's trump smiting the silence of the tomb, the universal air blazing with disastrous splendors, "the tribes of the earth mourning and beating their breasts," the wicked calling on rocks and hills to fall upon them and cover them, the shouts of the saved, the howlings of the damned all, all will then utter one voice, all will pierce our very souls with their tones; all will repeat these words, "God alone is great, and God's Salvation alone deserved the cares, toils, sacrifices of an immortal spirit."Richard Fuller, reported in Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895) by Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, p. 359.
One wishes to go on. On this great river one could glide forever — and here we discover the definition of bliss, Salvation, Heaven, all the old Mediterranean dreams: a journey from wonder to wonder, drifting through eternity into ever-deeper, always changing grandeur, through beauty continually surpassing itself: the ultimate Homeric voyage.edward abbey
Christ has given us, not only the ritual of an ordinance, but the pattern for our lives, when He took the cup, and gave thanks. So common joys become sacraments, enjoyment becomes worship, and the cup which holds the bitter or the sweet skillfully mingled for our lives becomes the cup of blessing and Salvation drank in remembrance of Him.alexander maclaren
Brethren, understand that the gospel is a gospel which brings a present Salvation; and try to feel that it is not presumption, but simply out of the very fundamental principle of it, when you are not afraid to say, "I know that my Redeemer is yonder, and I know that He loves me."alexander maclaren
You are not sent to preach death and sin and judgment, but life and holiness and Salvation – not to be a witness against the people, but to be a witness for God – to preach the good news – Christ Himself.james hudson taylor
The holy Cross goes forward; it brings joy and consolation to every quarter where Christians live; and these God-fearing people, elated, stand in their doorways and greet it reverently, the strength, the Salvation of the universe, the Cross.constantine p. cavafy
A society which is clamouring for choice, which is filled with many articulate groups, each urging its own brand of Salvation, its own variety of economic philosophy, will give each new generation no peace until all have chosen or gone under, unable to bear the conditions of choice.Margaret Mead
A fanciful and flowery and heated imagination beware of; because the things of God are of deep import; and time, and experience, and careful and ponderous and solemn thoughts can only find them out. Thy mind, O man! if thou wilt lead a soul unto Salvation, must stretch as high as the utmost heavens, and search into and contemplate the darkest abyss, and the broad expanse of eternity thou must commune with God.Joseph Fielding Smith (editor), Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, p. 137
Human Salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted.Martin Luther King, Jr., in Voice of Deliverance: The Language of Martin Luther King, Jr., and Its Sources, 1998, p.107
Purity of character and Salvation depend on purity of heart . We should, by living the life according to our lights share the best with one another, thus adding to the sum total of human effort to reach God .Mahatma Gandhi, in A Critique of Gandhi on Christianity
According to one tradition, Muhammad insisted that “without the mercy of God no one can attain Salvation by virtue of his action.Quran, in "Answering Islam: The Crescent in Light of the Cross (01-Aug-2002)", p.128
There is no entering into Salvation outside the Church, just as in the time of the deluge there was none outside the ark, which denotes the Church.Thomas Aquinas, 1265–1274, Summa Theologiae.
In cruce salus, in cruce vita.
In the cross is Salvation, in the cross is life.
Faith that trusts on Jesus alone for Salvation, and not on your respectable life, and the obedience that follows Him, are the indispensable steps to Salvation. You admit that you have not taken these decisive steps. Then, however near you are, you are not in Christ.theodore l. cuyler
Faith then, in its relation to Salvation, is that confidence by which we accept it as a free gift from the Saviour, and is the only possible way in which the gift of God could be appropriated.mark hopkins
I wonder how many men, hiding their youngness, rise as I do, Saturday mornings, filled with the hope that Bugs Bunny, Yosemite Sam and Daffy Duck will be there waiting as our one true always and forever Salvation?ray bradbury
One who adheres to the five (daily) prayers diligently, they shall be a means of illumination and Salvation for him on the Day of Judgment.Kanzul `Ummal, Volume 7, Tradition 18862
To remember that once we were near the Salvation of Christ, so near that our right hand might have touched and taken it, and after all that hand was withheld; this is a memory which will enhance remorse forever.William Adams, reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), p. 165.
Individual science fiction stories may seem as trivial as ever to the blinder critics and philosophers of today - but the core of science fiction, its essence has become crucial to our Salvation if we are to be saved at all.Isaac Asimov, in Gaither's Dictionary of Scientific Quotations: A Collection of Approximately, 05-Jan-2012, p.2204
The road to Salvation is through truth .Swami Vivekananda, in in [The Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda/Volume 1/Lectures And Discourses/The Soul And God
The Bible is one of the greatest blessings bestowed by God on the children of men . It has God for its author, Salvation for its end, and truth without any mixture for its matter. It is all pure, all sincere; nothing too much; nothing wanting.John Locke, in Words of Wisdom, Too, (1 January 1998), p.218
We must remember that the Hindu religion lays down distinctly and clearly that every one who wants Salvation must pass through the stage of Rishihood [Life of a Saint], must become a Mantra -drashta , must see God . That is Salvation; that is the law laid down by our scriptures.Swami Vivekananda, in Vivekananda Vedanta Lecture - You must see God!
"Draw nigh to God, and He will draw nigh to you." Keep near to the fountain-head, and "with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of Salvation."Gardiner Spring, p. 192. (Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895))
Alternate translation: The knowledge of sin is the beginning of Salvation (translated by Richard M. Gummere).Letter XXX: On conquering the conqueror, line 3.
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