“There are two things on which all interpretation of Scripture depends: the mode of ascertaining the proper meaning, and the mode of making known the meaning when it is ascertained.”
— Saint Augustine, On Christian Teaching
“We learn wisdom primarily by dwelling in a community that worships the source of all wisdom and studies his Word and world” (Quentin Schultze, An Essential Guide to Public Speaking, 54).
“How primitive man comes upon a conception of God in a world where God does not exists is a conundrum to the mind of the evolutionary naturalist. . . . These religious conceptions demand an explanation, and Darwin pulls an answer out of a hat. He opts for psychological explanation, attempting to attribute man’s spiritual nature to another animal trait. According to Darwin, all notions about the cruder religions and the “more advanced” monotheistic religions (such as Christianity) come from “the same high mental faculties,” and God does not reveal Himself to man. Instead, the evolutionist must view man as alone in the universe, and therefore he will have to figure things out for himself. Darwin concludes that man is becoming more self-aware, more intelligent, more advanced, not because he submits to God’s revelation but because he is evolving into a higher creature. For Darwin, religion is just a phase as the human species evolves into a higher form” (Kevin Swanson, Apostate: The Men Who Destroyed the Christian West, 130-131).
“For the Christian, exegesis and theology should provide the basis of expectation for the future, not current events” (Kenneth L. Gentry, Jr., He Shall Have Dominion: A Postmillennial Eschatology, xxvii-xxviii).
“[P]ersonal discipline is the indispensable key for accomplishing anything in this life” (R. Kent Hughes, Disciplines of a Godly Man, 11).