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    Bill Johnson
    “If you don't live by the praise of men you won't die by their criticism.”
    Bill Johnson

  • #2
    Bill Johnson
    “Complaining proves nothing but that you can hear the voice of the Devil”
    Bill Johnson

  • #3
    Bill Johnson
    “People often come to me and ask me to pray for them, that they would discover God’s will for their life. I already know God’s will for their life – heal the sick, raise the dead, cast out devils, cleanse lepers. They say, ‘Yes, but I need to know if I should be a schoolteacher or a missionary.’ I say, ‘Well, just pick one, and then heal the sick, raise the dead, cast out devils, cleanse lepers.’ Or they will say, ‘I just don’t know whether I should be married or should be single.’ I reply, ‘What do you want to be?’ ‘I really want to be married.’ ‘Then get married... and heal the sick, raise the dead, cast out devils, cleanse lepers.”
    Bill Johnson, Manifesto for a Normal Christian Life

  • #4
    Bill Johnson
    “We have been given the privilege to host this presence. The Holy Spirit is in me for my sake but he is upon me for yours.”
    Bill Johnson, Manifesto for a Normal Christian Life

  • #5
    Bill Johnson
    “That depth at which he goes in me determines how far he goes out of me. It’s a personal encounter. It’s not our commitment to healing. It’s not our commitment to evangelism. It’s not our commitment to any of these things. It’s our commitment to the person, to live faithfully with a person.”
    Bill Johnson, Manifesto for a Normal Christian Life

  • #6
    Bill Johnson
    “God himself is the greatest gift.”
    Bill Johnson, Manifesto for a Normal Christian Life

  • #7
    J.K. Rowling
    “If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.”
    J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

  • #8
    Martin Luther King Jr.
    “Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”
    Martin Luther King Jr., A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches

  • #9
    Mark Twain
    “The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read.”
    Mark Twain

  • #10
    William Shakespeare
    “Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.”
    William Shakespeare, All's Well That Ends Well

  • #11
    George Eliot
    “It is never too late to be what you might have been.”
    George Eliot

  • #12
    Mother Teresa
    “If you judge people, you have no time to love them.”
    Mother Teresa

  • #13
    Garrison Keillor
    “Anyone who thinks sitting in church can make you a Christian must also think that sitting in a garage can make you a car.”
    Garrison Keillor

  • #14
    Anaïs Nin
    “We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are.”
    Anaïs Nin

  • #15
    Haruki Murakami
    “If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.”
    Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood

  • #16
    Mother Teresa
    “Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.”
    Mother Teresa

  • #17
    “What do think about abortion?”
    “I could feel the tension growing in the plane. I dropped my head, acknowledging that we had very different value systems for our lives. Then I thought of a way to respond to his question.
    “You’re Jewish, right?” I asked.
    “Yes,” he said defensively. “I told you I was!”
    “Do you know how Hitler persuaded the German people to destroy more than six million of your Jewish ancestors?” The man looked at me expectantly, so I continued. ”He convinced them that Jews were not human and then exterminated your people like rats.”
    I could see that I had his attention, so I went on. “Do you understand how Americans enslaved, tortured, and killed millions of Africans? We dehumanized them so our constitution didn’t apply to them, and then we treated them worse than animals.”
    “How about the Native Americans?” I pressed. “Do you have any idea how we managed to hunt Indians like wild animals, drive them out of their own land, burn their villages, rape their women, and slaughter their children? Do you have any clue how everyday people turned into cruel murderers?”
    My Jewish friend was silent, and his eyes were filling with tears as I made my point. “We made people believe that the Native Americans were wild savages, not real human beings, and then we brutalized them without any conviction of wrongdoing! Now do you understand how we have persuaded mothers to kill their own babies? We took the word fetus, which is the Latin word for ‘offspring,’ and redefined it to dehumanize the unborn. We told mothers, ‘That is not really a baby you are carrying in your belly; it is a fetus, tissue that suddenly forms into a human being just seconds before it exits the womb.’ In doing so, we were able to assert that, in the issue of abortion, there is only one person’s human rights to consider, and then we convinced mothers that disposing of fetal tissue (terminating the life of their babies) was a woman’s right. Our constitution no longer protects the unborn because they are not real people. They are just lifeless blobs of tissue.”
    By now, tears were flowing down his cheeks. I looked right into his eyes and said, “Your people, the Native Americans, and the African Americans should be the greatest defenders of the unborn on the planet. After all, you know what it’s like for society to redefine you so that they can destroy your races. But ironically, your races have the highest abortion rates in this country! Somebody is still trying to exterminate your people, and you don’t even realize it. The names have changed, but the plot remains the same!”
    Finally he couldn’t handle it anymore. He blurted out, “I have never heard anything like this before. I am hanging out with the wrong people. I have been deceived!”
    Kris Vallotton



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