Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted.
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
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 .
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
"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
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.
My mother had an intense longing to communicate before she died. “If it is necessary to Salvation," she persisted, doggedly, "I will not take it if darling Annie is to be shut out.” I would be rather lost with her than saved without her.
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.
When a man lies, he murders some part of the world. These are the pale deaths which men miscall their lives. (Poet Paul Gerhardt) All this I cannot bear to witness any longer. Cannot the Kingdom of Salvation take me home? (Burton).cliff burton
Love divine, all loves excelling, Joy of heav'n, to earth come down, Fix in us thy humble dwelling, All thy faithful mercies crown. Jesu, thou art all compassion, Pure unbounded love thou art; Visit us with thy Salvation, Enter every trembling heart.Charles Wesley
Your Salvation is His business; make His service your business and delight.richard fuller
Faith does not first ask what the bread is made of, but eats it. It does not analyze the components of the living stream, but with joy draws water from the "wells of Salvation."john rose macduff
Firmly impressed in his own mind, that it was utterly vain for a soul to hope for Salvation unless it believed in Jesus, the Virgin, the saints and holy martyrs; he brought heart and soul to his task; and the more he saw of Marie, the more painfully did he deplore her blind infatuation, and the more ardently desire, to save her from the eternal perdition which, as a Jewess, must await her.grace aguilar
I believe that the root of almost every schism and heresy from which the Christian church has ever suffered, has been the effort of men to earn, rather than to receive, their Salvation.john ruskin
And is not this a great Salvation, great in its simplicity, great in its comprehensiveness, which thus meets the every necessity of the guilty and helpless; and which, arranged for creatures whom it finds in the lowest degradation, leaves them not till elevated to the very summit of dignity?
And, again, Salvation by Jesus Christ comes to men in the same way as it always did. They have to receive it, now, by faith .
In our own times, you see, an emperor came to the city of Rome, where there’s the temple of an emperor, where there’s a fisherman’s tomb. And so that pious and Christian emperor, wishing to beg for health, for Salvation from the Lord, did not proceed to the temple of a proud emperor, but to the tomb of a fisherman, where he could imitate that fisherman in humility, so that he, being thus approached, might then obtain something from the Lord, which a haughty emperor would be quite unable to earn.