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Friday, 22 June 2018

HB Independence Day 23 Jun 2016

The common law will remain the basis of our legal system, and our Courts will continue to operate as they do at present..- British Government White paper 1971 on the effects of the proposed entry into the European Common Market,, quoted in Margaret Thatcher, The Path to Power, Harper Collins,1995, p210

We've been invaded without a shot being fired. It's been an absolute waste of time going to war in 1914 and 1939. Millions of people died who didn't want a federal Europe and now Tony Blair's surrendering it. If you live in South Africa and you're a patriot, they give you the Nobel Prize, If you live in England and you're a patriot, they call you a bigot. Nobody represents us. ----Tom Bromley, Daily Telegraph (UK), November 8, 2000

We are with Europe, but not of it. We are linked but not comprised. We are associated but not absorbed. And should European statesmen address us and say, 'Shall we speak for thee?', we should reply, 'Nay Sir, for we dwell among our own people'. --Winston Churchill - 1953

European integration was a noble idea, born of the desire that France and Germany should not go to war again. - Boris Johnson, Lend Me Your Ears p296

Quotes 23 Jun

All events are governed by God’s secret plan.- John Calvin@JohnCalvinDaily

We know not what we are born to in our second birth;
for, as a man is born to trouble by his first birth,
when he is born a second time, he is born to a
double share of trouble.
Then, he was born to physical and mental trouble;
but now that he is born again, he is born to
spiritual trouble; and as he shall have new joys,
so shall he also have a long list of new sorrows.
--Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834-1892)
_Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit_, Volume 48 [1902]

It is part of the gospel that the Holy Spirit indwells you and me. That's part of the good news!- Michael Horton@MichaelHorton_
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Among the many reasons for not arguing with a fool is that we unintentionally advertise their position. Most of them have a very small audience if left alone.- Rodney Autry

Fasting means crucifying what I refer to as "King
Stomach."  And in case you don't know who King
Stomach is, just move this book out of the way, look
down, and introduce yourself.  You've probably
already heard him rumble in disagreement a time
or two since you began reading this book!
     --Jentezen Franklin (1962-    )
      _Fasting_ [2008], "Dethroning King Stomach"

Thursday, 21 June 2018

Quotes 22 Jun

Many men owe the grandeur of their lives to theirtremendous difficulties.--C. H. Spurgeon (1834-1892) (In Craig Larson's_1001 Quotations That Connect_ [2009], #936)

No door is closed to God. If the front door closes another will open. - Mildred Cable

Charismania is pietism gone to seed. - Dick Lucas

Sermonettes make Christianettes. - John Stott

Berkoff writes to give ideas about God but Calvin writes to give knowledge of God -JI Packer

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Quotes 21 Jun

Caesar gets his share of submission, but only once God’s universal Law is respected! As every law has to be constitutional, every claim of submission to authority has to be seen in light of our submission to God’s character and Law, to reason, and in consideration of the facts. Otherwise, it is not submission, but an enslavement by the authority, and an abrogation of responsibility by the citizen.- On Law and Authority, Udo W. Middelmann

The readiness of the English to apologise for something they haven't done is remarkable and it is matched by an unwillingness to apologise for what they have done. - Henry Hitchings,  Sorry! The English and their manners, p 7

The  French were  women at the toilet, heroes in the field, contemptible in private life, in public formidable. The English adapted only half of this which threatened to be their ruin. -, John Brown Estimate of the manners and principles of the times, 1757 ,

I have studied the manners of the French nation, and have found them volatile even to a degree of childishness.  To all rules there are doubtless, exceptions, but a Frenchman is in general an ignorant prejudiced fop. - George Edward Ayscough 1779

the only difference between the English and then brother savages in Africa is that among the latter the fair sex meet with some consideration . - Robert Martin Leisure, Les Savauges de l'Europe

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Quotes 20 Jun

The concept that God has chosen Pol Pot, Erdogan, Mussolini, Hitler or any president to have the authority to create binding laws dismantles the Scriptures’ concepts. The Scriptural emphasis is that God’s Law stands in judgement over men’s laws. We therefore have the obligation to judge the laws of any country, of which we are citizens, in light of the Law to love “your neighbour as yourself” (Remember the Egyptian midwives). On this, as Christ says, hang ALL the Law and the prophets.” The whole thrust of the Scripture, in multiple reminders and instructions, is on bringing life and order, love and compassion to the stranger, the poor, the widow, and the orphan. - On Law and Authority, Udo W. Middelmann

I come to win the Muslims not as the people oft do with arms, but with words, not by force but by reason, not in hatred but in love. - Petrus Venerabilis d.1157

The conquest of the holy land aught not to be attempted except in the way in which Thou and Thine apostles acquired it, namely by love and prayers and the pouring out of tears and blood. - Raymond Lull 1235 - 1315

Comparative religion makes you are comparatively religious

God is only rightfully served when his law is obeyed. -  Calvin on Ps 1:2. 

Monday, 18 June 2018

Quotes 19 Jun

“As a survivor of the Communist Holocaust I am horrified to witness how my beloved America, my adopted country, is gradually being transformed into a secularist and atheistic utopia, where communist ideals are glorified and promoted, while Judeo-Christian values and morality are ridiculed and increasingly eradicated from the public and social consciousness of our nation. Under the decades-long assault and militant radicalism of many so-called “liberal” and “progressive” elites, God has been progressively erased from our public and educational institutions, to be replaced with all manner of delusion, perversion, corruption, violence, decadence, and insanity.” – Alexandr Solzhenitsyn, (1983)

If we disregard the warnings
And the writing on the wall,
We can make believe delusion
Doesn’t come before The Fall.

We can keep right on pretending
This is “progress”, like, ya know?
We can keep right on believing
This perversion’s apropos.

Let’s just keep on deca-dancing,
In our pompous, proud parades…
Marx ‘n’ Lennon…Just Imagine!
Welcome to The Dark Charade. - Tom Graffagnino

You don't need a private revelation, or a revival experience, we have Christ, the Scripture, the Spirit and the Church what more do you want? - @japipes

The pious mind does not devise for itself any kind of God, but looks alone to the one true God; nor does it feign for him any character it pleases, but is contented to have him in the character in which he manifests himself.- John Calvin ~ Institutes 1.2.2.

A typical MSM modus operandi of murdering a story is selective reporting. Stories are not just omitted; they are smothered to death with a pillow. The MSM has done this with the persecution of Christians in Muslim countries. ‘There is no question that these deaths constitute evidence of destruction for purposes of the Genocide Convention,’ a research paper in the Case Western Reserve Journal of International Law, one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious international law journals, emphatically states. The truth that no one wants to know is that the persecution facing Christians is the largest ‘human rights’ violation issue in today’s world and the MSM have killed the story.- Mainstream media and the 'murder' of Tommy Robinson,June 17, 2018, Niall McCrae and Jules Gomes, https://www.julesgomes.com/single-post/Mainstream-media-and-the-murder-of-Tommy-Robinson

Sunday, 17 June 2018

Quotes 18 Jun

Bodily pain should help us understand the cross, but mental depression should make us apt scholars at Gethsemane.—Charles Spurgeon

"The two great graces essential to a saint in this life are faith and repentance. These are the two wings by which he flies to heaven." ~ Thomas Watson (1620-1686)

“Christianity ... provides a unified answer to the whole of life” - Schaeffer,(Escape from Reason).

“To ask that man should have been made so that he was not able to revolt is to ask that God’s creation should have ceased after He created plants and animals. It is to ask that man should be reduced to machine programming. It is to ask that man as man should not exist.” Schaeffer,(The God who is there).

For your encouragement, know, that he who calleth you to come, knows your burden, what your sins have been and troubles are, yet he calls you.  JFlavel @FlavelJohn