KQ 1. There is no indication in the holy Scriptures that Paul or any of the apostles spent any time in “fellowship” with the lost pagans. It was strictly evangelism. What is shown in the Word of God is the wrathful anger and retaliation by the pagans for their gospel message! 2 Corinthians 6:17 …COME OUT FROM THEIR MIDST AND BE SEPARATE
KQ 2. The prophet is a troublesome … voice, hated by the church’s leaders and out of favor with the church’s members. Like a wild, ragged, unkempt coyote scenting from afar the smell of carrion, like a raven always croaking out the same cry, like a … wolf howling on the mountain top, the prophet travels throughout the church … followed by suspicion and hatred …
He is … a man who sees with a troubled heart – but with clear eyes – the compromises the church is making with the world today, and the consequences that will accrue to it tomorrow … as a result. Like all truthtellers who disturb the slumbering majority and who unsettle the peace of the church’s leadership, he is avoided like a leper, persecuted like an enemy and those with a reputation in the church for ‘being somebody’ detest him.
The prophet is an accuser, but today’s Christians do not want to admit their guilt. He is an intercessor, but Christians do not want to be shown their error … He is an announcer, but Christians do not want to hear… Giovanni Papine; Matthew 10:22 “You will be hated by all because of My name…”
KQ 3. In the gospel tradition the word “love” is not prominent by any statistical standard. It is clear that the religious vocabulary employed by Jesus was not characterized by sticky sentimentality. He did not ask people to become emotionally attached to Himself. He demanded sacrificial obedience to the cause of which He was devoted. To love Him was not merely to “like” Him but to live for the things for which Jesus Himself had lived and died….
He preferred to speak of God as the object of man’s faith and trust. Man is not to approach God with sentimental emotion, but with obedient trust…. Christian love is not a sentimental emotion, but an ethical imperative….
We must also develop three particular aspects of love which are stressed in Biblical teaching: (1) Love is the fulfillment of the law; (2) Love is the bond of perfectness; (3) Love is the foundation of brotherhood. Clarence Tucker Craig; John 14:15 “If you love Me, (then) you will keep My commandments…”
KQ 4. Weakness in the NT Scriptures is not sin. Never. Ever. It is a weakness in circumstance of suffering and persecution which allows our great God to act in might and valor on our behalf so that we then are “strong.” The modern western self-congratulatory church is fond of the heresy that fools people into thinking it’s just fine with God to practice any and all sins.
KQ 5. When your desire for freedom is more important than your desire for holiness, you’re already deceived and in no-man’s-land drifting away from Jesus Christ and the faith.
KQ 6. The reaction to the true gospel is either scorn, seeking, or surrender.
KQ 7. If you are going to take this line (of going on with Jesus outside the camp) you are going to repudiate organized Christianity, going to repudiate Christendom as a traditional system, going to repudiate that order of things which is made, and going, therefore, to suffer reproach and be outside of the camp suffering His reproach.
In other words, we are immediately going to come up against that force of antagonism to stop what has come in through the death and resurrection and exaltation of the Lord Jesus, the heavenly thing… T. Austin-Sparks
KQ 8. Trying to be happy by accumulating possessions is like trying to satisfy hunger by taping sandwiches all over your body. George Carlin
KQ 9. Satan is not the least bit worried about us making converts and then discipling them in the American gospel of the baby manger Jesus. As a matter of fact, he goes overboard in helping us to produce these mediocre believers that very well may walk away from the faith and become the tares that Jesus sternly warns us of His word.
KQ 10. Accustom yourself to unreasonableness and injustice. Abide in peace in the presence of God, who sees all these evils more clearly than you do, and who permits them. Be content with doing with calmness the little that depends upon yourself, and let all else be to you as if it were not. St. Francis de Sales
KQ 11. The more popular, the less truth.
KQ 12. Before you can have great peace, you must have great love for God’s Law. The measured amount of love you have for God’s law, will be the same proportion of peace you possess. JB Sims – Psalm 119.165
KQ 13. Persistent worldly fear is a persistent lack of trust in God. Persistent rebellion is a persistent lack of obedience to God. They are not necessarily related. Both are demonic, and illustrate unbelief. Either one sends a human being to the lake of fire for eternity.
KQ 14. To me the essence of being a radical is being willing to subject one’s inherited traditions and conventions to biblical scrutiny… A lot of our personal security is found in our convictions; we develop a personal stance and find our security in it, and then when anybody disagrees we feel threatened. John Stott
KQ 15. The systems of men do not achieve the righteousness of God.
KQ 16. It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it. Upton Sinclair
KQ 17. Persistent worldly fear is a persistent lack of trust in God. Persistent rebellion is a persistent lack of obedience to God. They are not necessarily related. Both are demonic, and illustrate unbelief. Either one sends a human being to the lake of fire for eternity.
KQ 18. A far higher motive than the pleasing of his hearers must actuate and regulate ministerial service. Faithful preaching will render the minister unpopular, and will empty churches–not fill them! AW Pink
KQ 19. Every detail of your life is worship to the Lord God. How you brush your teeth, and how you proclaim the wrath of God abiding upon sinners are both worship. His worth-ship. Musical worship is only one small aspect of this marvelous gift you give back to your Creator and Life. Romans 11:36-12:2
KQ 20. Great industrial concerns have in their employ men who are needed only when there is a breakdown somewhere…They are specialists concerned with trouble and how to find and correct it. In the kingdom of God things are not too different. God has always had His specialists whose chief concern has been the moral breakdown, the decline in the spiritual health of the nation or the church. Such men…appeared at critical moments in history to reprove, rebuke and exhort in the name of God and righteousness…
Such a man was likely to be drastic, radical, possibly at times violent, and the curious crowd that gathered to watch him work soon branded him as extreme, fanatical, negative. And in a sense they were right. He was single-minded, severe, fearless, and these were the qualities the circumstances demanded. He shocked some, frightened others and alienated not a few, but he knew Who had called him and what he was sent to do. ..
To such men as this the church owes a debt too heavy to pay. The curious thing is that she seldom tries to pay him while he lives, but the next generation builds his sepulcher and writes his biography, as if instinctively and awkwardly to discharge an obligation the previous generation to a large extent ignored… AW Tozer
KQ 21. God commands, and rightly demands, complete loyalty. Does He provide anything different to us?
KQ 22. There is no safe investment (in this world). To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly be broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact, you must give your heart to no one, not even to an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements; lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket – safe, dark, motionless, airless – it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. The alternative to tragedy, or at least to the risk of tragedy, is damnation. The only place outside Heaven where you can be perfectly safe from all the dangers and perturbations of love is Hell. C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves
KQ 23. A quiet and gentle spirit precious to God in a wife doesn’t mean just a voice but also the motive and resulting actions of her heart.
KQ 24. As in New Testament times, false truth, partial truth, and no truth are the only choices if the true truth is unknown and suppressed by the false teachers and false prophets of the day.
KQ 25. All roads lead to the Judgment Seat. Keith Green
KQ 26. It’s a scheme of our enemy (2 Cor. 2.11), Satan, to teach doctrines of demons (1 Tim 4.1) to the body of Christ so that believers apostate from the faith. one such scheme is the prominent error that “we can agree to disagree.” But what says our brother Paul to the Corinthians who acted much like western Christians:
1 Corinthians 1:10 Now I exhort you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all agree and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be made complete in the same mind and in the same judgment.
When we are (Ephesians 4:3) “being diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace” then God is free to unite us in everything (Ephesians 4:13) “until we all attain to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a mature man, to the measure of the stature which belongs to the fullness of Christ.”
KQ 27. Sexual celebration in heterosexual marriage is the most important way for a husband to be respected.
KQ 28. We are to be calling people up the mountain to Christ, not pandering to their willful arrogant ignorance in the valley.
KQ 29 Deny yourselves every pleasure which does not prepare you for taking pleasure in God, and willingly embrace every means of drawing near to God, though it be a cross, though it be grievous to flesh and blood. John Wesley
KQ 30 As in New Testament times, false truth, partial truth, and no truth are the only choices if the true truth is unknown and suppressed by the false teachers and false prophets of the day.
KQ 31. We are to be calling people up the mountain to Christ, not pandering to their willful arrogant ignorance in the valley of carnality.
KQ 32. We hear a lot about “biblical faith” in western Christian circles. Yet we seldom find that faith defined by the 15 radical commands of Jesus Christ in Matthew 5-7.
KQ 33. A man really believes not what he recites in his creed, but only the things he is willing to die for. Richard Wurmbrand, Voice of the Martyrs
KQ 34. Most pagans and even professing but lost “Christians” in the west do not see the Lord as very benevolent to the average wretched sinner like themselves…that is due to the fact they never see God as a God of extreme wrath to the unrepentant and also the disobedient So, His actual gracious benevolence is cheapened…even ignored.
Hebrews 10:26-31 For if we go on sinning willfully after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a terrifying expectation of judgment and THE FURY OF A FIRE WHICH WILL CONSUME THE ADVERSARIES. Anyone who has set aside the Law of Moses dies without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses.
How much severer punishment do you think he will deserve who has trampled under foot the Son of God, and has regarded as unclean the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified, and has insulted the Spirit of grace?
For we know Him who said, “VENGEANCE IS MINE, I WILL REPAY.” And again, “THE LORD WILL JUDGE HIS PEOPLE.”
It is a terrifying thing to fall into the hands of the living God.
KQ 35. Human beings, especially church people, operating in the carnal flesh have an unlimited capacity for self-delusion and self-rationalization.
KQ 36. It’s up to us to make the fruitful effort. It’s up to God Almighty to use it for His kingdom should He choose to do so!
KQ 37. Only when you die in Christ are you free to live. John Michael Talbot, Christian Musician
KQ 38. Marriage is never about compromise – it’s about strict obedience to our clearly defined Biblical roles. This fact will greatly upset the incalculable number of Christian feminists in the world.
KQ 39. Truth is not hate…it is love.
KQ 40. God’s purposes are so vast and glorious, beyond all guessing now, that when they are achieved and consummated, all our sufferings and sorrows of today, even the agonies that nearly break our faith, the disasters that well nigh overwhelm us, shall, seen from that fair country where God’s age long dreams come true, bulk as little as bulk now the pieces of a broken toy upon a nursery floor, over which, thinking that all our little world was in ruins, we cried ourselves to sleep. Leslie Weatherhead
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