More bite-sized quotations for your upbuilding:
“Religion hates Grace because Grace puts ALL people on the SAME level”
– Cindy DeGroot
“The quickest route to a mediocre life is that of constantly concerning yourself with the opinions of others”.
– Jeff Turner
…and related: “what other people think of me is none of my business.”
“Some are so busy desperately seeking their purpose, that their purpose is having a hard time catching them”.
– Jim Potts
“I don’t care how much you screw up. Where sin abounds (whatever your definition of sin) grace abounds all the more! God isn’t running out of patience, love, grace, faith etc. For you. God believes in you and loves you and there ain’t nothing you can do about that”.
– Phil Drysdale
[Said of a Pharisee troll who had got really annoyed with a group of us on Facebook and then disappeared like they always do] “It’s his pets I’m worried about. I do so hope he won’t kick his dog or his cat around the house because of his being in a radge with us…”
“You are the Crowley to my Aziraphale”
“There are some people who will always find the angry verses in the Bible to confirm their obsession with anger and exclusion”
– Steve Chalke
“To me, the very fact that we can trot out a verse that says one thing, then someone else can come along and counter that with a verse that says the exact opposite, shows me that, despite Evangelical claims to the contrary, the Bible does in fact contradict itself. So, for all those who believe that the Bible is infallible and does not contradict itself, you might want to think twice before contradicting one Scripture passage with another. Otherwise, Foot. Yourself. Shooting. You’re. The. In. Rearrange to find a well-known phrase or expression”.
“The Old Testament contains an awful lot of violent killing bracketed by “God told me to”. Then along comes Jesus and says, “Love your enemies; pray for those who persecute you”. How you deal with this apparent dichotomy goes to the heart of your theology of God”.
– Rob Grayson
“Christianity is an innocence trip, not a guilt trip”.
– Jeff Turner
“Always remain teachable. But let the Holy Spirit lead you as to who should be allowed to teach you”. – Derrick Day
“There seems to be a presumption amongst Fundamentalists that if someone else is happy or, worse, laughing, then there must be some kind of ‘sin’ involved somewhere along the line 😉 ”
“People who come pre-loaded with an argument rather than interest aren’t ready”
– Dave Carringer
“A Community of believers that actually takes Jesus seriously will never force a person to choose between being honest and being accepted”.
– Jeff Turner
“The Religious of Jesus’ day complained that He was a glutton and a drunkard. Sounds like He was enjoying life pretty much to the full, while at the same time preaching how much God loved people. To me, what they found offensive was that someone could take life so lightly while at the same time taking God so seriously. Religion can’t cope with that”.
“I’m arriving at a peaceful place that allows another to believe [a doctrine], and graciously not allow them to tell me I must”.
– Matt Merry
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, that whosoever believes in Hell shall not perish…
“Except that that’s not what it says.
“Belief in Jesus is the core of being a Christian, not belief in Hell”.
“Let’s be clear. When the Bible speaks for example of the word of God that is quick and powerful (Heb 4:12) or the word of God that builds faith (Rom 10:17) it’s not speaking of the book. It is telling us of the word that God speaks to you. What He says to you can change your life in an instant”.
– Don Keathley
“If we think the Love of God must be balanced out by the Holiness of God, then we understand neither one”
– Jeff Doles
Yes, I realise that ‘From the Menu’ means the same as ‘À la carte’, the title I used for my last item of short and edible quotes 😉