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“Abundance isn't God's provision for me to live in luxury. It's his provision for me to help others live. God entrusts me with his money not to build my kingdom on earth, but to build his kingdom in heaven.”
Randy Alcorn, Money, Possessions and Eternity
“Giving jump starts our relationship with God. It opens our fists so we can receive what God has for us. ”
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“Don't forget that the most effective form of child abuse is giving a child everything they want.”
Randy Alcorn, Lord Foulgrin's Letters
“Am I getting braver, or just getting accustomed to being terrified?”
Randy Alcorn, Deadline
“Real gold fears no fire.”
Randy Alcorn, Safely Home
“God comes right out and tells us why he gives us more money than we need. It's not so we can find more ways to spend it. It's not so we can indulge ourselves and spoil our children. It's not so we can insulate ourselves from needing God's provision. It's so we can give and give generously (2 Corinthians 8:14; 9:11)”
Randy Alcorn, Money, Possessions and Eternity
“Many [Western Christians] habitually think and act as if there is no eternity. . . . We major in the momentary and minor in the momentous.”
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“Too often we assume that God has increased our income to increase our standard of living, when his stated purpose is to increase our standard of giving. (Look again at 2 Corinthians 8:14 and 9:11).”
Randy Alcorn, Money, Possessions and Eternity
“Tolstoy said, 'The antagonism between life and conscience may be removed either by a change of life or by a change of conscience.' Many of us have elected to adjust our consciences rather than our lives. Our powers of rationalization are unlimited. They allow us to live in luxury and indifference while others, whom we could help if we chose to, starve and go to hell.”
Randy Alcorn, Money, Possessions and Eternity
“The most tragic strain in human existence lies in the fact that the pleasure which we find in the things of this life, however good that pleasure may be in itself, is always taken away from us. The things for which men strive hardly ever turn out to be as satisfying as they expected, and in the rare cases in which they do, sooner or later they are snatched away.... For the Christians, all those partial, broken and fleeting perfections which he glimpses in the world around him, which wither in his grasp and he snatches away from him even while the wither, are found again, perfect, complete and lasting in the absolute beauty of God.”
Randy Alcorn, Heaven
“Are we truly obeying the command to love our neighbor as ourselves if we're storing up money for potential future needs when our neighbor is laboring today under actual present needs?”
Randy Alcorn, Money, Possessions and Eternity
“Messin with me, is like wearing cheese underwear down rat alley.
Ollie Chandler in Deception”
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“When I save, I lay something aside for future need. If I sense God's leading, I will give it away to meet greater needs. When I hoard, I'm unwilling to part with what I've saved to meet others' needs, because my possible future needs outweigh their actual present needs. I fail to love my neighbor as myself.”
Randy Alcorn, Money, Possessions and Eternity
“Nothing is more often misdiagnosed than our homesickness for Heaven. We think that what we want is sex, drugs, alcohol, a new job, a raise, a doctorate, a spouse, a large-screen television, a new car, a cabin in the woods, a condo in Hawaii. What we really want is the person we were made for, Jesus, and the place we were made for, Heaven. Nothing less can satisfy us.”
Randy Alcorn, Heaven
“The vermin explain their sin with sanctimonious language like, "We've prayed about it and sought counsel, and we feel it's the right thing to do." Don't let it down on them that to the Enemy what they feel is inconsequential. His moral laws don't give a rip about how any of them feel. The sludgebags have no more power to vote them in and out of existence than they have power to revoke the law of gravity.”
Randy Alcorn, Lord Foulgrin's Letters
tags: faith
“For the Christian, death is not the end of adventure but a doorway from a wold where dreams and adventures shrink, to a world where dreams and adventures forever expand.”
Randy Alcorn, Heaven
“The best of life on Earth is a glimpse of Heaven; the worst of life is a glimpse of Hell. For Christians, this present life is the closest they will come to Hell. For unbelievers, it is the closest they will come to Heaven.”
Randy Alcorn, Heaven
“In the truest sense, Christian pilgrims have the best of both worlds. We have joy whenever this world reminds us of the next, and we take solace whenever it does not. C. S. Lewis”
Randy Alcorn, Heaven
“If we were to gain God's perspective, even for a moment, and were to look at the way we go through life accumulating and hoarding and displaying our things, we would have the same feelings of horror and pity that any sane person has when he views people in an asylum endlessly beating their heads against the wall.”
Randy Alcorn, Money, Possessions and Eternity
“God prospers me not to raise my standard of living, but to raise my standard of giving.”
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“Worry is momentary atheism crying out for correction by trust in a good, sovereign God. Suffering breaks self-reliance.”
Randy Alcorn
tags: worry
“The conflicting missions of the two armies seemed to have no fog, no gray, only black-and-white clarity. I had lived my life in terms of compromise, rule-bending, trade-offs, concessions, bargaining, striking deals, finding middle ground. In these two great armies, there was no such thing. Good was good, and evil was evil, and they shared no common ground.”
Randy Alcorn, Edge of Eternity
tags: faith
“..tithing isn't something I do to clear my conscience so I can do whatever I want with the 90 percent--it also belongs to God! I must seek his direction and permission for whatever I do with the full amount. I may discover that God has different ideas than I do.”
Randy Alcorn, Money, Possessions and Eternity
“Parents who spoil their children out of 'love' should realize that they are performing acts of child abuse. Although there are no laws against such abuse--no man-made laws anyway--this spiritual mistreatment may result in as much long-term personal and social damage as the worst physical abuse.”
Randy Alcorn, Money, Possessions and Eternity
“...if I try to make only enough money for my family' immediate needs, it may violate Scripture. ...Even though earning just enough to meet the needs of my family may seem nonmaterialistic, it's actually selfish when I could earn enough to care for others as well.”
Randy Alcorn, Money, Possessions and Eternity
“What you do with your resources in this life is your autobiography.”
Randy Alcorn, Money, Possessions and Eternity
“I could feel the baby being torn from my insides. It was really painful....Three-quarters of the way through the operation I sat up....In the cylinder I saw the bits and pieces of my little child floating in a pool of blood. I screamed and jumped up off the table....I just couldn't stop throwing up....”
Randy Alcorn, Why Pro-Life?: Caring for the Unborn and Their Mothers
“A disciple does not ask, "How much can I keep?" but, "How much more can I give?" Whenever we start to get comfortable with our level of giving, it's time to raise it again.”
Randy Alcorn, Money, Possessions and Eternity
“Heaven isn't an extrapolation of earthly thinking; Earth is an extension of Heaven, made by the Creator King.”
Randy Alcorn, Heaven
“What we love about this life are the things that resonate with the life we were made for. The things we love are not merely the best this life has to offer—they are previews of the greater life to come.”
Randy Alcorn, Heaven

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