The Lord Quotes

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Henry David Thoreau
“I was once reproved by a minister who was driving a poor beast to some meeting-house horse-sheds among the hills of New Hampshire, because I was bending my steps to a mountain-top on the Sabbath, instead of a church, when I would have gone farther than he to hear a true word spoken on that or any day. He declared that I was 'breaking the Lord's fourth commandment,' and proceeded to enumerate, in a sepulchral tone, the disasters which had befallen him whenever he had done any ordinary work on the Sabbath. He really thought that a god was on the watch to trip up those men who followed any secular work on this day, and did not see that it was the evil conscience of the workers that did it. The country is full of this superstition, so that when one enters a village, the church, not only really but from association, is the ugliest looking building in it, because it is the one in which human nature stoops the lowest and is most disgraced. Certainly, such temples as these shall erelong cease to deform the landscape. There are few things more disheartening and disgusting than when you are walking the streets of a strange village on the Sabbath, to hear a preacher shouting like a boatswain in a gale of wind, and thus harshly profaning the quiet atmosphere of the day.”
Henry David Thoreau, A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers

Thomas Paine
“The character of Moses, as stated in the Bible, is the most horrid that can be imagined. If those accounts be true, he was the wretch that first began and carried on wars on the score or on the pretence of religion; and under that mask, or that infatuation, committed the most unexampled atrocities that are to be found in the history of any nation. Of which I will state only one instance:

When the Jewish army returned from one of their plundering and murdering excursions, the account goes on as follows (Numbers xxxi. 13): 'And Moses, and Eleazar the priest, and all the princes of the congregation, went forth to meet them without the camp; and Moses was wroth with the officers of the host, with the captains over thousands, and captains over hundreds, which came from the battle; and Moses said unto them, 'Have ye saved all the women alive?' behold, these caused the children of Israel, through the counsel of Balaam, to commit trespass against the Lord in the matter of Peor, and there was a plague among the congregation of the Lord. Now therefore, 'kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman that hath known a man by lying with him; but all the women- children that have not known a man by lying with him, keep alive for Yourselves.'

Among the detestable villains that in any period of the world have disgraced the name of man, it is impossible to find a greater than Moses, if this account be true. Here is an order to butcher the boys, to massacre the mothers, and debauch the daughters.

Let any mother put herself in the situation of those mothers, one child murdered, another destined to violation, and herself in the hands of an executioner: let any daughter put herself in the situation of those daughters, destined as a prey to the murderers of a mother and a brother, and what will be their feelings?

In short, the matters contained in this chapter, as well as in many other parts of the Bible, are too horrid for humanity to read, or for decency to hear.”
Thomas Paine, The Age of Reason

Robert G. Ingersoll
“Can we believe that the real God, if there is one, ever ordered a man to be killed simply for making hair oil, or ointment? We are told in the thirtieth chapter of Exodus, that the Lord commanded Moses to take myrrh, cinnamon, sweet calamus, cassia, and olive oil, and make a holy ointment for the purpose of anointing the tabernacle, tables, candlesticks and other utensils, as well as Aaron and his sons; saying, at the same time, that whosoever compounded any like it, or whoever put any of it on a stranger, should be put to death. In the same chapter, the Lord furnishes Moses with a recipe for making a perfume, saying, that whoever should make any which smelled like it, should be cut off from his people. This, to me, sounds so unreasonable that I cannot believe it. Why should an infinite God care whether mankind made ointments and perfumes like his or not? Why should the Creator of all things threaten to kill a priest who approached his altar without having washed his hands and feet? These commandments and these penalties would disgrace the vainest tyrant that ever sat, by chance, upon a throne.”
Robert G. Ingersoll, Some Mistakes of Moses

“Our houses are protected by the good Lord and a gun, and you might meet 'em both if you show up here not welcome, son.”
Josh Thompson

“The Lord said unto me, 'I will take my rest and I will consider in my dwelling place like a clear heat upon herbs.”
Anonymous, The Holy Bible: King James Version

Richard J. Foster
“Human beings seem to have a perpetual tendency to have somebody else talk to God for them. We are content to have the message second-hand. One of Israel's fatal mistakes was their insistence on having a human king rather than resting on the theocratic rule of God over them. We can detect a note of sadness in the word of the Lord, 'they have rejected me from being king over them' (1 Sam. 8:7). The history of religion is the story of an almost desperate scramble to have a king, a mediator, a priest, a pastor, a go-between. In this way we do not need to go to God ourselves. Such an approach saves us from the need to change, for to be in the presence of God is to change.”
Richard J. Foster, Celebration of Discipline: The Path to Spiritual Growth

Cassandra Clare
“Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.
Nor was it wise to tempt angels, even of the fallen sort.”
Cassandra Clare, The Bane Chronicles

Israelmore Ayivor
“The Lord is your shepherd; don’t ever say “I am lost”. He leads you to green pastures; don’t ever say “I am broke”. Let the weak shout; “ I am very very very strong”!”
Israelmore Ayivor, Daily Drive 365

Shirley Corder
“Sometimes the Lord allows us to go through tough times so we learn to rely upon Him.”
Shirley Corder, Strength Renewed: Meditations for Your Journey through Breast Cancer

Rachel Autumn Deering
“He started to wonder if maybe they had been raptured while he was in school. He always worried the Lord would show up when he wasn't around. Or when he was on the toilet, taking care of a number two.”
Rachel Autumn Deering, Husk

Gift Gugu Mona
“Keep on seeking God every moment. Keep on praising Him every day. Glory to the Lord, Jehovah King of Kings.”
Gift Gugu Mona, Daily Quotes about God: 365 Days of Heavenly Inspiration

Dada Bhagwan
“The Lord states, ‘What can one do to go to moksha? He can go if he attains the right belief of the Self; or if he attains the grace of the Gnani Purush’.”
Dada Bhagwan

Kathleen Y'Barbo
“He is beyond our reach. We must give him to the Lord and pray the Lord gives him back to us again.”
Kathleen Y'Barbo, The Pirate Bride

Gift Gugu Mona
“God will take you from warfare to welfare. For He is the Lord of victory and provision.”
Gift Gugu Mona, Daily Quotes about God: 365 Days of Heavenly Inspiration

Gift Gugu Mona
“Dear Superwoman, in times of sorrow, do not drown your sorrows. It will make your life, a life of sorrow. Find a better way to handle sorrow. Draw strength from the Lord. He will heal that broken heart, without a doubt.”
Gift Gugu Mona, Woman of Virtue: Power-Filled Quotes for a Powerful Woman

“The Lord is a defender.
The Lord is a healer.
The Lord is provider.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

“The Lord is a provider.
The Lord is a defender.
The Lord is a healer.
The Lord is a banner.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Gift Gugu Mona
“Any deliberate effort aimed at bringing a powerful woman down ends up building her up, when she has the Lord on by her side.”
Gift Gugu Mona, Woman of Virtue: Power-Filled Quotes for a Powerful Woman