Let it be observed, that slovenliness is no part of religion; that neither this, nor any text of Scripture, condemns neatness of apparel. Certainly this is a duty, not a sin. Cleanliness is indeed next to godliness.
It grounds secular law upon Scripture, especially upon the principle of mercy . Alfred thus located his law code in a biblical lineage. His historical anthology of legal texts explains that the nature of Christian law is a system of justice in which mercy subsists.Michael Treschow, on Alfred's Prologue to his Doom Book in "The Prologue to Alfred’s Law Code: Instruction in the Spirit of Mercy", in Florilegium 13, (1994) p. 82
We knew the world would not be the same. A few people laughed, a few people cried, most people were silent. I remembered the line from the Hindu Scripture, the Bhagavad-Gita; Vishnu is trying to persuade the Prince that he should do his duty and, to impress him, takes on his multi-armed form and says, "Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds." I suppose we all thought that, one way or another.j. robert oppenheimer
Dearly beloved brethren, the Scripture moveth us in sundry places to acknowledge and confess our manifold sins and wickedness.Morning Prayer, Sentences of the Scriptures.
Holy Scripture containeth all things necessary to salvation.Articles of Religion, VI Of the Sufficiency of the holy Scriptures for Salvation.
M. Tyndall hearing thys, ful of godly zeale, and not bearing that blasphemous saying, replied againe & sayde: I defie the Pope and all his lawes: and further added, that if God spared hym life, ere many yeares he would cause a boy that driueth the plough to know more of the Scripture, then he did.john foxe
During Christ’s millennial reign nothing contrary to righteousness will exist. You will find no liquor shops, night clubs, gambling casinos …ad infinitum on the streets of the kingdom. Logic, and more importantly, Scripture indicates that all immorality will be removed at the inauguration of Christ’s earthly kingdom.paul enns
For it is not the bare Words, but the Scope of the writer that giveth true light, by which any writing is to bee interpreted; and they that insist upon single Texts, without considering the main Designe, can derive no thing from them clearly; but rather by casting atomes of Scripture, as dust before mens eyes, make everything more obscure than it is; an ordinary artifice of those who seek not the truth, but their own advantage.thomas hobbes
To preach practical sermons as they are called, that is, sermons upon virtues and vices, without inculcating those great Scripture truths of redemption, grace, etc., which alone can incite and enable us to forsake sin and follow after righteousness, what is it but to put. together the wheels, and set the hands of a watch, forgetting the spring, which is to make them all go?Bishop Horne, p. 480. (Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895))
'The Christian Sabbath' is not in the Scripture, and was not by the primitive church called the Sabbath.Timothy Dwight IV, Theology, sermon 107 (1818 ed.), Vol. IV, p. 49 Note.
One would think that a system loaded with such gross and vulgar absurdities as Scripture religion is could never have obtained credit ; yet we have seen what priest craft and fanaticism can do, and credulity believe.Thomas Paine in: C. Dennis McKinsey Biblical errancy: a reference guide, Prometheus Books, 1 July 2000, p.695
God calls you alike by Scripture, by your reason, by your conscience, by the events of His providence, by heavenly influences to consecrate all you have to His service and the good of man; Heaven appeals to you, and the world appeals to you, not to live in vain.Albert Barnes, p. 342. (Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895))
I cannot forbid a person to marry several wives, for it does not contradict Scripture.Martin Luther, letter to Chancellor Gregory Brück (An Den Kanzler Brück), 1524-01-13, in Dr. Martin Luther's Briefe, Sendschreiben und Bedenken: volständig aus den verschiedenen Ausgaben seiner Werke und Briefe, aus andern Büchern und noch unbenutzten Handschriten gesammelt. From the Wilhelm Martin Leberecht De Wette Collection of Luther's Letters (Berlin: Georg reimer, 1826) Volume 2, p. 459 (Letter DLXXII; Latin text).
No geological difficulties, real or imagined, can be allowed to take precedence over the clear statements and necessary inferences of Scripture.Henry M. Morris, Biblical Cosmology and Modern Science, p. 33 (1982)
I remembered the line from the Hindu Scripture, the Bhagavad Gita? 'I am become death, the destroyer of worlds.'On the detonationof the first atomicbomb,16 Jul1945. Quoted in Len Giovanitti and Fred Freed The Decision to Drop the Bomb (1965).
Christianity in our country is a lot like what the Ducksters profess. No longer doctrinaire or demanding, the mishmash of pop-religion practiced in churches across America is an extension of the therapeutic culture: festooned with feelings, mostly misdirected. Untempered by intelligent interpretation of Scripture… American pop-theology: light on doctrine, heavy on hellfire and damnation.ilana mercer
The Puranas are authoritative scriptures of the Hindu dharma. Like the “ Sruti ” (the audible word), the “ Smriti ” (the divine word remembered) is an authoritative Scripture though not of the same order.Sri Aurobindo, in Sri Aurobindo Writings in Bengali Translated into English
Lent is a time to listen God ’s word in Bible , also called sacred Scripture. We read the Bible at home. We listen carefully when it is proclaimed during Mass .p.3 (A Pictionary of Lent: Facts and Activities from A to Z (2005))
Christianity in our country is a lot like what the Ducksters profess. No longer doctrinaire or demanding, the mishmash of pop-religion practiced in churches across America is an extension of the therapeutic culture: festooned with feelings, mostly misdirected. Untempered by intelligent interpretation of Scripture… American pop-theology: light on doctrine, heavy on hellfire and damnation."Duck Dynasty: A Decoy For Dummies", American Daily Herald, December 27, 2013.