1. You will never be successful attempting to please everyone. ~Victor T. Stephens
2. Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity. ~Martin Luther King, Jr.
3. Where was God on September 11, 2001? Exactly where you left Him on the 10th. ~Unknown
4. Like a gold ring in a pig's snout is a beautiful woman who shows no discretion. ~Proverbs 11:22
5. The true and only God is not the God of all faiths and religions. The true and only God is the God of those
    who have accepted His Son, Jesus Christ. ~Victor T. Stephens
6. There are many things in my life for which I am ashamed, but Jesus Christ is not one of them. ~Unknown
7. It is often said that blood is thicker than water; but I say that honor and respect is thicker than blood.  
    ~Victor T. Stephens
8. Was it a mistake and were you sorry before or after you were caught? ~Unknown
9. True teachers of God's Word do not ensnare His people with unknown revelations or esoteric insights of 
    scripture, and then label "immature' those who would question such teachings. ~Unknown
10. There are some people that if they don't know, you can't tell them. ~Louis Armstrong
11. Once truth is replaced by tradition, nothing short of death is ever likely to remove it. ~Victor T. Stephens
12. A righteous man is cautious in friendship, but the way of the wicked leads them astray. ~Proverbs 12:26
13. He who walks with the wise grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm. ~Proverbs 13:20
14. When the devil cannot stay us from a good work, then he laboureth by all means to make us proud of it. ~Henry Smith
15. How many of us, who are engaged in the Lord's holy service, are secretly cherishing some proud purpose
     of excelling other men, of making a name, of securing money and applause. ~F.B. Meyer
16. The anointed don't like to talk about painful trade-offs. They like to talk about happy "solutions" that
     get rid of the whole problem --- at least in their imagination. ~Thomas Sowell
17. I have more trouble with D.L. Moody than with any man I ever met. ~D.L. Moody
18. Emotionalism and zeal in the absence of discernment and truth leads to self-imposed blindness. ~Victor T. Stephens
19. Jesus prescribes a doctrinal test for false prophets because a behavioral test is unreliable. ~John W. Robbins
20. There is in true beauty something which vulgar souls cannot admire. ~William Congreve
21. Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself. ~Leo Tolstoy
22. Common sense is not so common. ~Voltaire
23. Common sense is so rare these days, it should be classified as a superpower. ~Unknown
24. It is proof of a base and low mind for one to wish to think with the masses or majority, merely because
     the majority is the majority. Truth does not change because it is, or is not, believed by a majority of the
     people. ~Giordano Bruno
25. Now godliness with contentment is great gain. ~1 Timothy 6:6
26. Controversy is only dreaded by the advocates of error. ~Benjamin Rush
27. Hatred is the coward's revenge for being intimidated. ~George Bernard Shaw
28. It is difficult to conceive a more dangerous way of making vital decisions than by entrusting those
     decisions in the hands of those who, by decision, are morally corrupt or marginally intelligent.~Victor T. Stephens
29. Demagogue: one who preaches doctrines he knows to be untrue to men he knows to be idiots. ~H.L. Mencken
30. My enemy is not the man who wrongs me, but the man who means to wrong me. ~Democritus
31. The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for the good men to do nothing. ~Edmund Burke
32. To discuss evil in a manner implying neutrality, is to sanction it. ~Ayn Rand
33. Beware the fury of a patient man. ~John Dryden
34. He who has never failed somewhere, that man cannot be great. ~Herman Melville
35. He who does not bellow out the truth when he knows the truth makes himself the accomplice of liars  
     and forgers. ~Charles Peguy
36. I know that most men, including those at ease with problems of the greatest complexity, can seldom
     accept even the simplest and most obvious truth if it be such as would oblige them to admit the falsity
     of conclusions which they have delighted in explaining to colleagues, which they have proudly taught to
     others, and which they have woven, thread by thread, into the fabric of their lives. ~Leo Tolstoy
37. It is necessary to try to surpass oneself always; this occupation ought to last as long as life.
     ~Christina, Queen of Sweden
38. Persons of high self-esteem are not driven to make themselves superior to others; they do not seek to
     prove their value by measuring themselves against a comparative standard. Their joy is being who they
     are, not in being better than someone else. ~Nathaniel Branden
39. The class of those who have the ability to think their own thoughts is separated by an unbridgeable gulf
     from the class of those who cannot. ~Ludwig von Mises
40. The strongest man upon Earth is he who stands most alone. ~Henrik Ibsen
41. All greatness of character is dependent on individuality. The man who has no other existence than that
     which he partakes in common with all around him, will never have any other than an existence of
     mediocrity. ~James Fenimore Cooper
42. Freedom cannot be experienced when one becomes enslaved by the opinion of others. ~Victor T. Stephens
43. Integrity has no need of rules. ~Albert Camus
44. Of all the judgments we pass in life, none is more important than the judgment we pass on ourselves.
     ~Nathaniel Branden
45. No intelligent man has any respect for an unjust law. ~Robert Heinlein
46. It is the nature of slavery to render its victims so abject that at last, fearing to be free, they multiply
     their own chains. You can liberate a freeman, but you cannot liberate a slave. ~Louis J. Halle
47. Mediocre minds usually dismiss anything which reaches beyond their own understanding. ~Francois de La Rochefoucald
48. The right to be let alone is the underlying principle of the Constitution's Bill of Rights. ~Erwin N. Griswold
49. A man is likely to mind his own business when it is worth minding. When it is not, he takes his mind off
     his own meaningless affairs by minding other people's business. This minding of other people's business
     expresses itself in gossip, snooping and meddling, and also in feverish interest in communal, national
     and racial affairs. In running away from ourselves we either fall on our neighbor's shoulder or fly at his
     throat. ~Erich Fromm
50. Historically...those who told the truth about a particular regime have been exiled, jailed, or killed by
     those in power whose fury has been aroused. To be sure, the obvious explanation is that they were
     dangerous to their respective establishments, and that killing them seemed the best way to protect the
     status quo. This is true enough, but it does not explain the fact that the truth-sayers are so deeply
     hated even when they do not constitute a real threat to the established order. The reason lies, I believe,
     in that by speaking the truth they mobilize the [psychological] resistance of those who repress it. To the
     latter, the truth is dangerous not only because it can threaten their power but because it shakes their
     whole conscious system of orientation, deprives them of their rationalizations, and might even force
     them to act differently. Only those who have experienced the process of becoming aware of important
     impulses that were repressed know the earthquakelike sense of bewilderment and confusion that occurs
     as a result. Not all people are willing to risk this adventure, lest of all those people who profit, at least
     for the moment, from being blind. ~Erich Fromm
51. If you can't answer a man's argument, all is not lost; you can still call him vile names. ~Elbert Hubbard
52. Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and
     wrong which will be imposed on them. ~Frederick Douglass
53. Do not bite the bait of pleasure till you know there is no hook beneath it. ~Thomas Jefferson
54. Power-lust is a weed that grows only in the vacant lot of an empty mind. ~Ayn Rand
55. Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored. ~Aldous Huxley
56. Blaming "society" makes it awfully easy for a person of weak character to shrug off his own responsibility
     for his actions. ~Stanley Schmidt 
57. Thugism is the cowardly man's impression of strength and manhood -- luxurating as a legend in his own
     mind; a deluded soul that is incognizant of the distinction between rudeness and self-respect.~Victor T. Stephens
58. Persons of high self-esteem are not driven to make themselves superior to others; they do not seek to
     prove their value by measuring themselves against a comparative standard. Their joy is being who they
     are, not in being better than someone else. ~Nathaniel Branden
59. He who does not enjoy solitude will not love freedom. ~Arthur Schopenhauer
60. The primary sign of a well-ordered mind is a man's ability to remain in one place and linger in his own
     company. ~Seneca
61. Thinking men cannot be ruled. ~Ayn Rand
62. People who have time on their hands will inevitably waste the time of people who have work to do. ~Thomas Sowell
63. All persons ought to endeavor to follow what is right, and not what is established. ~Aristotle
64. An athiest is a man with no invisible means of support. ~John Buchan
65. To say nothing of its holiness or authority, the Bible contains more specimens of genius and taste than
     any other volume in existence. ~Walter S. Landor
66. Who bravely dares must sometimes risk a fall. ~Tobias Smollett
67. How many observe Christ's birthday! How few, His precepts! ~Benjamin Franklin
68. A person with a sharp tongue will eventually cut their own throat. ~Unknown
69. "It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding 
     it." ~Upton Sinclair
70. Some people cause happiness wherever they go. Others ... whenever they go. ~Unknown
71. The Left masks its distaste for the Bible's condemnation of homosexuality in a straw man argument that
     Bible believers are violent bigots. They are not. Citing the Bible doesn't make you a bigot against human
     beings --- it makes you a bigot against sin, which is a good thing. ~Ben Shapiro
72. Wise men speak because they have something to say. Fools because they have to say something. ~Plato
73. Be careful with your words. Once they are said, they can only be forgiven, not forgotten. ~Unknown
74. It is far better to be alone than in bad company. ~George Washington 
75. Laziness travels so slowly that Poverty soon overtakes him. ~Benjamin Franklin
76. Some people will pretend to care just so they can get a better seat to watch your struggle. Every helping
     hand isnít always there to help. ~ Unknown
77. You know you're getting old when you stoop to tie your shoelaces and wonder what else you could do
     while you're down there. ~George Burns
78. The human brain is a wonderful thing. It starts working the moment you are born, and never stops until
     you stand up to speak in public. ~George Jessel
79. Government can't give us anything without depriving us of something else. ~Henry Hazlitt
80. Adolescence is when children start trying to bring up their parents. ~Richard Armour
81. In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends. ~Martin Luther King, Jr.
82. Politics is supposed to be the second oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close
     resemblance to the first. ~Ronald Reagan

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"Fraudulent leaders in our churches seem to be as comfortable with their deceptive schemes as magicians are with their trickery.

Mesmerizing their audience with smooth talk and charismatic charm, they confidently prey upon their unsuspecting victims' lack of biblical literacy and misplaced loyalty.

Such is a disheartening state of affairs. Of course false teachers desire to be let alone. To convey correction is a great transgression against God.

Some fume threatening speech: 'Touch not the Lord's anointed' or 'Judge not'. Clearly, thieves love darkness and hate to be counter-targeted by the flaming light of truth.

Bless the forthright watchmen who possess the courage and exegetical fortitude to sound the horn on serpentine ministers who have inconspicuously slithered into the Church.

We must address the serious issue of how long those who seek God's Truth will walk in brotherhood with those who have deviated from Truth.

Division is often met with reprimand in the name of love and tolerance. Appeasement to political correctness rather than an adherence to biblical correctness is the dominate order of our day.

Godly love and truth causes division ... separating the narrow path of Truth from the wide road of error and ungodly concession.

Today, it is incumbent that believers proceed with caution so that they do not give support and sanction those who have betrayed the Lord.

Regrettably, many naive people wink at doctrinal transgressions so long as it is perpetrated by a captivating, kind, and loving 'man of God'.

Ministers of darkness cloaked as angels of light are conveniently undiscerned. Let true believers judge righteously and take heed to the words of Paul:

'For I know this, that after my departure savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock. Also from among yourselves men will rise up, speaking perverse things, to draw away the disciples after themselves. Therefore watch, and remember that for three years I did not cease to warn everyone night and day with tears.'
(Acts 20:29-31)"

~ Victor T. Stephens

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