Scriptures Quotes

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Anatole France
“We have never heard the devil's side of the story, God wrote all the book.”
Anatole France

Ambrose Bierce
Scriptures, n. The sacred books of our holy religion, as distinguished from the false and profane writings on which all other faiths are based.”
Ambrose Bierce, The Unabridged Devil's Dictionary

Satchidananda
“. . . I feel we don’t really need scriptures. The entire life is an open book, a scripture. Read it. Learn while digging a pit or chopping some wood or cooking some food. If you can’t learn from your daily activities, how are you going to understand the scriptures? (233)”
Sri S. Satchidananda, The Yoga Sutras

Shannon L. Alder
“Spiritual pain is when you can’t stand another moment not knowing the real truth, and when you finally do know you can’t let go.”
Shannon l. Alder

Howard W. Hunter
“When we . . . read and study the scriptures, benefits and blessings of many kinds come to us. This is the most profitable of all study in which we could engage.”
Howard W. Hunter

Alan Sokal
“Each religion makes scores of purportedly factual assertions about everything from the creation of the universe to the afterlife. But on what grounds can believers presume to know that these assertions are true? The reasons they give are various, but the ultimate justification for most religious people’s beliefs is a simple one: we believe what we believe because our holy scriptures say so. But how, then, do we know that our holy scriptures are factually accurate? Because the scriptures themselves say so. Theologians specialize in weaving elaborate webs of verbiage to avoid saying anything quite so bluntly, but this gem of circular reasoning really is the epistemological bottom line on which all 'faith' is grounded. In the words of Pope John Paul II: 'By the authority of his absolute transcendence, God who makes himself known is also the source of the credibility of what he reveals.' It goes without saying that this begs the question of whether the texts at issue really were authored or inspired by God, and on what grounds one knows this. 'Faith' is not in fact a rejection of reason, but simply a lazy acceptance of bad reasons. 'Faith' is the pseudo-justification that some people trot out when they want to make claims without the necessary evidence.

But of course we never apply these lax standards of evidence to the claims made in the other fellow’s holy scriptures: when it comes to religions other than one’s own, religious people are as rational as everyone else. Only our own religion, whatever it may be, seems to merit some special dispensation from the general standards of evidence.

And here, it seems to me, is the crux of the conflict between religion and science. Not the religious rejection of specific scientific theories (be it heliocentrism in the 17th century or evolutionary biology today); over time most religions do find some way to make peace with well-established science. Rather, the scientific worldview and the religious worldview come into conflict over a far more fundamental question: namely, what constitutes evidence.

Science relies on publicly reproducible sense experience (that is, experiments and observations) combined with rational reflection on those empirical observations. Religious people acknowledge the validity of that method, but then claim to be in the possession of additional methods for obtaining reliable knowledge of factual matters — methods that go beyond the mere assessment of empirical evidence — such as intuition, revelation, or the reliance on sacred texts. But the trouble is this: What good reason do we have to believe that such methods work, in the sense of steering us systematically (even if not invariably) towards true beliefs rather than towards false ones? At least in the domains where we have been able to test these methods — astronomy, geology and history, for instance — they have not proven terribly reliable. Why should we expect them to work any better when we apply them to problems that are even more difficult, such as the fundamental nature of the universe?

Last but not least, these non-empirical methods suffer from an insuperable logical problem: What should we do when different people’s intuitions or revelations conflict? How can we know which of the many purportedly sacred texts — whose assertions frequently contradict one another — are in fact sacred?”
Alan Sokal

Satchidananda
“We don’t exhaust the Bible even after reading it hundreds of times. Each time we read it we see it in a new light. That is the greatness of the holy scriptures. They are that way because they were created by holy prophets who experienced the truth. Each time we read these works we elevate ourselves to see a little more. (81)”
Sri S. Satchidananda, The Yoga Sutras

Bruce R. McConkie
“People who study the scriptures get a dimension to their life that nobody else gets and that can't be gained in any way except by studying the scriptures. There's an increase in faith and a desire to do what's right and a feeling of inspiration and understanding that comes to people who study the gospel - and who ponder the principles, that can't come in any other way.”
Bruce R. McConkie

Lailah Gifty Akita
“The Scriptures provides wise counsel for every situation.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Lailah Gifty Akita
“If ignore the study of Scriptures, you will stumble in sin.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Reid A. Ashbaucher
“From within the Scriptures, we see not only the character behind God's words but the power of God's words, showing us that what God speaks is equivalent to our reality. This is true of both the natural and the spiritual worlds in which we live. (p. 99)”
Reid A. Ashbaucher, Introduction to Bible Doctrine: Ten Foundational Truths behind Christianity

“He has risen.
May God resurrect everything that died in you, that is important into your life.
May he resurrect your hope, dreams, life, marriage, relationship, love, faith, courage, strength, job, career, skill and talent, passion, humanity and peace. May he rise them, as he is also risen.

Luke 24:6-7”
De philosopher DJ Kyos

Shunya
“Like all paths, spiritual or religious path is also spiral. You may be going downwards or upwards. Many spiritual/religious people pick up more and more dark crap every day (ideas, theories, systems, crazy groups etc.) and sink under its weight. You are going upwards only if you're letting go of things and getting lighter each day. At one point, you have to let go of gods and scriptures too.”
Shunya

“God, the Holy spirit and the bible is there to change people lives, but people who are inexorable, conservative , stagnant and stubborn to change. People who don’t want to change.
Now want to change the bible and to change God.

2 Timothy 3:16
Revelation 1:3”
De philosopher DJ Kyos

“Add to total surrender consecration and add to consecration brokenness. The bread didn't multiply when the boy gave it, or when Jesus gave thanks for it, it multiplied when He broke it.”
Kingsley Opuwari Manuel

Lailah Gifty Akita
“I rely on sure hope, the Holy Scriptures.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Nothing satisfy the soul like meditation on the holy Scriptures.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Meditate on holy scriptures if you desire to grow strong in spirit.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

“God I am a sinner. 
I have done so many wrongs, in my life. 
I have wronged many people, unaware.
I have hurt so many people, it wasn’t my intention. 
I have made so many mistakes , without thinking.
I am no saint, and I am not perfect.
I have fallen into temptation many times.
Father forgive me.
Take away the pain, I have caused to others.
Give me the pure heart to love and forgive everyone and may your love be found in me.
Please help me with the sins, that I am battling to overcome.
Give me strength to fight my demons and dark pleasures.
Guide me to path of righteousness.
Let me not be judgmental towards others.
Let me not curse or speak foul of anyone.
There is no person who should shed a tear, because of me.
There is no person who should be heart broken , because of me.
In Jesus name
Amen. 

Matthew 26:41 | 1 John 5:16 | 2 Chronicles 7:14-15”
De philosopher DJ Kyos

“Esau sold his birth right, because he wanted a plate of meal. Today, When I look in the news, social media and on the street. I see people doing the same. They are selling their loyalty, trust, love, human rights, freedom, bodies, lives for a plate of meal. They will do or say anything for money , food or alcohol. Free people are selling themselves as slaves, for a plate of meal. They are getting paid to do dirty, bad , evil things. People are paid, to destroy their own future. Never sell yourself shot, if you want peace or a future.

Genesis 25:30-34”
De philosopher DJ Kyos

Mwanandeke Kindembo
“Since there is no mention of an English prophet in the scriptures, the name "God" is just a title that refers to an entity.”
Mwanandeke Kindembo

“We need to embody the word so the scriptures are read through our lives.”
Dr. Lucas D. Shallua

“The reason why some people can’t go far in life. It is because of the weight on their shoulder. They have a heavy burden on them. This burden consist of screenshots, messages , conversation and secrets. That can destroy families or someone's life. It consists of grudges, hate, anger, revenge, jealousy, gossip, lies and envy. Their hearts is overloaded. They are holding on to others past and mistakes.
Well Jesus says is you want to be far in life. Cast your burden unto him. Come to him, all of you who are tired from carrying heavy loads, and he will give you rest.

Matthew 11:28-30”
De philosopher DJ Kyos

Lailah Gifty Akita
“The supremacy of the scriptures is the Spirit of God himself speaking to humankind.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Lailah Gifty Akita
“God speaks to us through the Holy Scriptures.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Lailah Gifty Akita
“The spiritual food is meditation on the holy scriptures.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Mwanandeke Kindembo
“As long as we have God and the devil in the scriptures, competitions will never cease to exist.”
Mwanandeke Kindembo

“God’s plan is so perfect. That he made every person to be dependent on nature. To be dependent on other people . To be dependent on him to live and to survive. Next time think twice when you want to take nature, people or God our of your life. Think twice when you want to destroy nature and other people , because you might be destroying yourself. No matter how perfect, rich or good you are. You always need others to survive.

Philippians 2:3-4 | Philippians 2:3 | 1 Peter 4:10”
De philosopher DJ Kyos

Lailah Gifty Akita
“There is no assurance like the word of God.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

“We all lost hope. Lost hope in the system and in government, but unfortunately the only way to get our hope back again, is for you to vote for someone you believe in . For you to be able to vote , you must first register. It is not only politicians , those who are in politics or interest in politics, who should vote, but it is every individual who wants change. It is time for you to have a say and speak the language government understand, and that is to vote.

Exodus 4:10-12”
De philosopher DJ Kyos

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