Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted.
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
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
"We will not, on the altar of money, mortgage our conscience, mortgage our faith, mortgage our Salvation."peter jasper (archbishop) akinola
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
My earlier views on the unsoundness of the Christian scheme of Salvation have become clearer and stronger with advancing years.Abraham Lincoln
What need of expensive sacrifices , Or of difficult penances ? Worship Ganga, asking for happiness and good fortune , and she will bring you heaven and Salvation .
As one of India ’s largest and most sacred pilgrimage centers, Benares (Varanasi) has been revered for centuries by Hindus , Muslims , Buddhists , and Jains , millions of whom come to visit its innumerable temples and shrines and come to bathe along a three-mile stretch of steps leading to the Holy Ganga (Ganges) River. Whether coming for Salvation, prosperity, or healing, most of these pilgrims have sought some form of ritual purification – a means of unloading their troubles and sins upon stars and holy men, the river Ganga, and the many sacred tanks fed by her springs and tributaries.
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.
Human Salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted.
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 .
What need of expensive sacrifices , Or of difficult penances ? Worship Ganga , asking for happiness and good fortune , and she will bring you heaven and Salvation.
According to one tradition, Muhammad insisted that “without the mercy of God no one can attain Salvation by virtue of his action.
The age in which true history appeared in India was one of great intellectual and spiritual ferment. Mystics and sophists of all kinds roamed through the Ganga Valley, all advocating some form of mental discipline and asceticism as a means to Salvation; but the age of the Buddha , when many of the best minds were abandoning their homes and professions for a life of asceticism, was also a time of advance in commerce and politics. It produced not only philosophers and ascetics, but also merchant princes and men of action.
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.
According to Eshin's "Essentials of Salvation," the Ten Pleasures are but a drop in the ocean when compared to the joys of the Pure Land.yukio mishima
If I were to live to the world's end, and do all the good that man can do, I must still cry, " Mercy!" Why then should I be unwilling or afraid to die this moment, with a sense of God's pardoning love, when I can have no other claim to Salvation if I were to live forever?thomas adam
New Orleans is a city of paradox. Sin, Salvation, sex, sanctification, so intertwined yet so separate.connick, harry, jr.
Surely Scripture is right when it makes the sin of sins that unbelief, which is at bottom nothing else than a refusal to take the cup of Salvation. Surely no sharper grief can be inflicted upon the Spirit of God than when we leave His gifts neglected and unappropriated.alexander maclaren
From that hour Siddhartha ceased to fight against his destiny . There shone in his face the serenity of knowledge , of one who is no longer confronted with conflict of desires, who has found Salvation, who is in harmony with the stream of events, with the stream of life , full of sympathy and compassion, surrendering himself to the stream, belonging to the unity of all things.hermann hesse
Are we disposed to be the number of those who, having eyes, see not, and having ears, hear not, the things which so nearly concern their temporal Salvation? For my part, I consider it as nothing less than a question of freedom or slavery; and in proportion to the magnitude of the subject ought to be the freedom of the debate. It is only in this way that we can hope to arrive at truth , and fulfill the great responsibility which we hold to God and our country .
The Salvation of this country depends upon the discipline of the fleet; without discipline they would be a rabble, dangerous only to their friends, and harmless to the enemy.
This book [Bible] reveals the mind of God , the original state of man, the way of Salvation, the doom of sinners .
The Buddha said 'Salvation doesn't come from the sight of me. It demands strenuous effort and practise. So work hard and seek your own Salvation constantly.'