Friday, May 19, 2006

CQOD: 05/18/06 -- Bell: human depravity

Christian Quotation of the Day

May 18, 2006
    You were bought with a price; do not become slaves of men. So, brothers, in whatever condition each was called, there let him remain with God.
    -- 1 Corinthians 7:23-24 (ESV)

    Whenever man decides that he is competent to do as he pleases he is soon enjoying Hell on earth, partly because much of what he pleases, except he know he must obey God, is low-down disgusting and partly because, even when he pleases to do something decent, he is mostly too weak-willed and too addle-pated to bring the same to good effect. Man must be redeemed by a power outside himself. I do not regard the over-determined “optimists” as silly; they seem to me only the victims of a wishful thinking.
    ... Bernard Iddings Bell (1886-1958), God is Not Dead [1945]

See Believer's Desktop Companion 2004

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