Did Chesterton Write This? "A man who won't believe in God will believe in anything." or "When a Man stops believing in God he doesn't then believe in nothing, he believes anything." For the facts, check the Challenge the Quotemeister link at The American Chesteron Society.
Study Hint: Learning Where to Find Your Worms. A preacher friend who works with saints in Vietnam from time to time reported listening to one of the local brethren teaching his audience about "the importance of learning the book, chapter, and verse in which specific material is found." He asked the native to tell him the illustration he had used. "What illustration? he replied." "It sounded like you were talking about a fat chicken," I said. "Oh, I just told them that the chicken that scratches the ground everywhere everyday never grows fat. The fat one is the one that can remember where he found his worms in the past." Thanks for passing along this tip, Allen. 05-31-03
Spurgeon. The following quotation is attributed to the English preacher, C. H. Spurgeon (1834-1892), in Gems From Spurgeon (1859), 74.
"If you want truth to go round the world you must hire an express train to pull it; but if you want a lie to go round the world, it will fly: it is as light as a feather, and a breath will carry it. It is well said in the old proverb, 'a lie will go round the world while truth is pulling its boots on'."
This is sad, but true. The electronic world has even allowed lies (and doctrinal error) to move faster.
carefully at the following verse from a well known hymn.
"Take my silver
and my gold;
Not a mite would I withhold.
Take my intellect, and use
Every power as Thou shalt choose" (F. Havergal).
original verse from "When I Survey the Wondrous Cross" is omitted from most
"His dying crimson,
like a robe,
Spreads o'er His body on the Tree;
Then am I dead to all the globe,
And all the globe is dead to me" (Isaac Watts, 1707).
Other Interesting Quotes.
"Sweet are the uses of adversity; Which, like the toad, ugly and venomous, Wears yet a precious jewel in his head; And thus our life, exempt from public haunt, Finds tongues in trees, books in running brooks Sermons in stones, and good in everything" (Shakespeare).
wholly to the text.
Apply the text wholly to thyself" (Bengel).
"The basic trouble
of ancient life was that it was not going anywhere" (William Barclay at 1
One fine day,
a student came to the rabbi and said, "In the olden days there were men who
saw the face of God. Why don't they any more?" The rabbi replied, "Because
nowadays no one can stoop so low"
(Anonymous, via John Wineland).