Why is it so many Hollywood filmmakers continue to make movies based on the stories from the Bible? The answer is simple! Films based on biblical stories are …
I’m not particularly in favor of doctrine or creed, ordination, the elevation of holy texts, the institution of church, or, for that matter, Christianity. Like most religions, it has irreconcilable shortcomings and an unforgivable history. What I do favor is the attempt to make sense of things by living within a story. The Christian story, for good or ill, is my inheritance.
— Elizabeth J. Andrew, On The Threshold: Home, Hardwood, and Holiness
Revisionist historians either introduce new discoveries and theories to challenge outdated belief systems OR they conveniently twist things to suit their own agenda. The former creates hope and progress; the latter creates fear and conflict.
— Jennifer Ritchie Payette
December 31st is only another day but the coming year can be a great blessing for you. Believe it, you’ll enter the new year in victory. – Dele Andersen
— Dele Andersen, The Healing M?ndez
If the people of Europe had known as much of astronomy and geology when the bible was introduced among them, as they do now, there never could have been one believer in the doctrine of inspiration. If the writers of the various parts of the bible had known as much about the sciences as is now known by every intelligent man, the book never could have been written. It was produced by ignorance, and has been believed and defended by its author. It has lost power in the proportion that man has gained knowledge. A few years ago, this book was appealed to in the settlement of all scientific questions; but now, even the clergy confess that in such matters, it has ceased to speak with the voice of authority. For the establishment of facts, the word of man is now considered far better than the word of God. In the world of science, Jehovah was superseded by Copernicus, Galileo, and Kepler. All that God told Moses, admitting the entire account to be true, is dust and ashes compared to the discoveries of Descartes, Laplace, and Humboldt. In matters of fact, the bible has ceased to be regarded as a standard. Science has succeeded in breaking the chains of theology. A few years ago, Science endeavored to show that it was not inconsistent with the bible. The tables have been turned, and now, Religion is endeavoring to prove that the bible is not inconsistent with Science. The standard has been changed.
— Robert G. Ingersoll, Some Mistakes of Moses
Sometimes we have to soak ourselves in the tears and fears of the past to water our future gardens.
— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem
When we are able to listen to someone else’s story with an open heart and hear their experience, which may look different than ours, we begin to close the gap between them and us.
— Terence Lester, I See You: How Love Opens Our Eyes to Invisible People