November 19, 2017

Be Wary of What Humans Do in God’s Name

Faith is not the belief that God will do what you want.
It is the belief that God will do what is right.
– Max Lucado

What does it profit, my brethren,
if someone says he has faith but does not have works?
Can faith save him?
– James 2:14

A person who is fanatic in matters of religion,
and clings to certain ideas about the nature of God and the universe,
becomes a person who has no faith at all.
– Alan Watts

The faith that stands on authority is not faith.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

I don’t doubt God. I have firm faith absolutely in God.
It’s religion I’m doubting.
– Bono

(Bono is deeply influenced by the Northern Ireland “Troubles,” the 1968-1998 civil war
between Protestant Christians and Catholic Christians in which thousands were killed.)

To know a person’s religion
we need not listen to his profession of faith
but must find his brand of intolerance.
– Eric Hoffer

Nothing is so firmly believed as what is least known.
– Michel de Montaigne

Trust in God’s goodness.
Be wary of what humans do in God’s name.
– Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Further reading: Know that You have been Blessed

Where there is Great Love

Thank You Prayer

Heaven on Earth
    

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