A Collection of Some Favorite Quotes
‘For me, the life of Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace, whose birth we celebrate today, is an inspiration and an anchor in my life. A role‐model of reconciliation and forgiveness, He stretched out His hands in love, acceptance and healing. Christ’s example has taught me to seek to respect and value all people of whatever faith or none.’ Queen Elizabeth 2014.
‘God sent His only Son “to serve, not to be served.” He restored love and service to the centre of our lives in the person of Jesus Christ’. Queen Elizabeth 2012.
‘God sent into the world a unique person – neither a philosopher nor a general (important though they are) – but a Saviour, with the power to forgive. Forgiveness lies at the heart of the Christian faith. It can heal broken families, it can restore friendships and it can reconcile divided communities. It is in forgiveness that we feel the power of God’s love.’ Queen Elizabeth 2011.
‘For me the teachings of Christ and my own personal accountability before God provide a framework in which I try to lead my life. God sent His only Son “to serve, not to be served”. I, like so many of you, have drawn great comfort in difficult times from Christ’s words and example.’ Queen Elizabeth 2000.
"We have grown in numbers, wealth and power as no other nation has ever grown. But we have forgotten God," Abraham Lincoln
"Let it not be said I was silent when they needed me." William Wilberforce. (We can easily say this of the children today as Wilberforce said it of the slaves in his day).
“Trump started with [CNN chief] Jeff Zucker and said ‘I hate your network, everyone at CNN is a liar and you should be ashamed,’ ” “Trump kept saying, ‘We’re in a room of liars, the deceitful dishonest media.’ He addressed everyone in the room calling the media dishonest, deceitful liars." Donald Trump at a meeting with dozens of the most powerful, (and self-righteous, arrogant, dishonest) media executives on the planet. 21-11-16
"I'm confident that it's not someone's past that matters; it's their future that matters." Former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott
"I am not what I ought to be; I am not what I wish to be; I am not what I hope to be. But blessed be God, I am not what I used to be, and by the grace of God I am what I am." John Newton.
Alexander Solzhenitsyn, not only argued against the worldview which had enslaved his own country through Communism, but he prophetically assessed a major flaw and deception in the prevailing worldview being embraced by the West. He said that a “destructive and irresponsible freedom had been granted boundless space.”
“Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid.” Former President of the United States of America Ronald Reagan.
"Compromise where you can, but where you cant, don't. Even if everyone is telling you that something wrong is something right. Even if the whole world is telling you to move. It is your duty to plant yourself like a tree, look them in the eye and say, NO, you move." (Founder of Shield, Peggy Carter in Captain America-Civil War)
"This world is an uncertain realm filled with danger, where honour is undermined by the pursuit of power; freedom is sacrificed; the weak are oppressed by the strong. But there are those who oppose these powerful forces, who dedicate their lives to truth, honour and freedom." - The Three Musketeers.
“The world has changed. I can feel it in the water. I feel it in the earth. I smell it in the air. Much that once was is lost; for none now live who remember it.” Tolkien in The Lord of the Rings.
"When people's concerns are dismissed as just the sorts of worries of a bunch of deplorables you can understand why they get very, very unhappy." Tony Abbott on the Trump victory. 11-11-16. (We should add the other names to deplorables such as bigot, hater, homophobe, islamophobe, rabid, dinosaur etc.)
"The health of the democracy can partly be measured by the health of its media and I don't think the health of our government, of our democracy, is great right now… I don't think our politics is in a great state and I don't think our media is in a great state." Veteran journalist Kerry O’Brien
“The fool says in his heart, ‘There is no God.’" Psalm 14:1
“With the world so set on tearing itself apart, it don’t seem like such a bad thing to me to put a little bit of it back together.” Desmond Dodd
"It is absurd for the Evolutionist to complain that it is unthinkable for an admittedly unthinkable God to make everything out of nothing, and then pretend that it is more thinkable that nothing should turn itself into everything." G.K. Chesterton.
"Students cannot possibly receive a well-rounded education without understanding Christianity’s impact on Western Civilization. There would be no Western civilization without the Bible or Christianity." John Stonestreet
“During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.” George Orwell
“The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those that speak it.” George Orwell
"If a society can fall for the notion that a man can 'marry' another man, it is pretty well all over for that society. They will fall for anything."
“When the whole world is running towards a cliff, he who is running in the opposite direction appears to have lost his mind.” C.S. Lewis
“When all is said and done, reality always has the last word. The truth will always out. Standing up to falsehood, lies, and crazy ideas is never an easy task.” Os Guinness
“Freedom is lost gradually from an uninterested, uninformed, and uninvolved people.” Thomas Jefferson.
"We are called to be the people of the truth, even when the truth is not popular and even when the truth is denied by the culture around us. Christians have found themselves in this position before, and we will again. God’s truth has not changed. The Holy Scriptures have not changed. The gospel of Jesus Christ has not changed. The church’s mission has not changed." Al Mohler
"Liberty cannot be established without morality, nor morality without faith." Alexis de Tocqueville
“All God’s giants have been weak men, who did great things for God because they believed that God would be with them.” Hudson Taylor
"In the name of Jesus, 'Stop'." Telemachus (to the Roman gladiators, before being killed, but succeeding in stopping the practice.)
"A society that puts equality before freedom will get neither. A society that puts freedom before equality will get a higher degree of both." - Milton Friedman.
“Even a dog barks when his master is attacked. I would be a coward if I saw that God's truth is attacked and yet would remain silent.” John Calvin
“In Germany they came first for the Communists, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Communist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Jew. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a trade unionist. Then they came for the Catholics, and I didn’t speak up because I was a Protestant. Then they came for me, and by that time no one was left to speak up." Martin Niemoller
“God’s grace is not infinite. God is infinite, and God is gracious. We experience the grace of an infinite God, but grace is not infinite. God sets limits to his patience and forbearance. He warns us over and over again that someday the ax will fall and His judgment will be poured out.” R. C. Sproul
“The ultimate test of a moral society is the kind of world that it leaves to its children.” Dietrich Bonhoeffer
“No man is entitled to the blessings of freedom unless he be vigilant in its preservation.” General Douglas Macarthur
"Self-aggrandizement is at the foundation of so much of the misery of the world. It is the reason the powerful and the rich are indifferent to the plight of the poor. It is the reason for most of the violence, crime, and warfare in the world. It is at the heart of most cases of family disintegration.” Timothy Keller
“If you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end; if you look for comfort you will not get either comfort or truth only soft soap and wishful thinking to begin, and in the end, despair.” C. S. Lewis
“Because the elementary school doesn't teach theology (the knowledge of God), it must be excused when it doesn't teach anything. The bias of the modern world is so enormous that it will allow a thing to be inefficient as long as it is also irreligious.” - G.K. Chesterton
"The price of freedom is high. It always has been. It's a price I'm willing to pay, and if I'm the only one so be it. But, I'm willing to bet I'm not." Captain America ("The Winter Soldier")
"Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil." - C. S. Lewis
"Some freedoms are not absolute, and that in a secular society religious freedom must sometimes give way to the law." - Greens candidate Martine Delaney.
“Ideologies do not normally stop at the halfway mark.”- Paul Kelly
“A very good way of testing any view that you may hold is to ask, ‘Is this view humbling to me and glorifying to God?’ If it is, it is probably right. You will not go far wrong if whatever you are holding is glorifying God and humbling man. But if your view seems to glorify you and to query God, there is no need to argue or to go into details – it is wrong.” - Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones
“Do we delight to talk about free grace and free gift? Pharisees never do so because they realize that these terms make them out to be paupers as all others. They like to feel that they have earned salvation or at least that they have made a contribution towards it.” Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones
“If we go back and read the great story of the Christian church in every period of revival and reawakening, we will find that this note of repentance has always been central and it has always been primary.” Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones
“If you are only a moralist and not a Christian, you will not be ‘abhorring’ evil. There is only one thing that can ever make you ‘abhor that which is evil’, and that is a positive love for God. You will never understand the nature of evil until you understand something of the doctrine of the holiness of God, for evil is the opposite of that.” Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones
“They parade their sin like Sodom. They do not hide it. Woe to their soul! For they have brought disaster upon themselves.” Isaiah 3:9
“Your lack of faith – disturbs me!” Darth Vader
On the homosexual war on God, religion, marriage, family, children, fathers and freedom:
"There is nothing homophobic about supporting traditional marriage." - Former Australian Prime Minister John Howard.
“You will never build a society on it. You will not build a nation on it.” - Former Prime Minister Paul Keating on same-sex marriage.
“Intact and fully functional families constitute the least costly social welfare system yet devised by mankind.” - John Howard.
It is "an affront to the Aboriginal People of Australia to suggest another definition of marriage." - Statement form 70 Aboriginal leaders opposing same-sex "marriage.'
“Life has a natural flow, there are things that should not be changed… You are born to a mother and a father… The family is not a fad.” – Dolce & Gabbana (homosexual fashion designers).
“Faithful defence of marriage and gender is an act of Christian witness – indeed one of the boldest acts of Christian witness in this secular age.” Albert Mohler, Jr.
“Destroy the family, destroy the nation.” - Vladimir Lenin (Marxist).
"No one is born gay. The idea is ridiculous... Homosexuality is not an inborn trait." Dr. Camille Paglia (Homosexual).
"A private faith that does not act in the face of oppression is no faith at all." William Wilberforce.
"Once you make the extreme normal, you open the door to even worse." Hillary Clinton
"I don't think that if you go and pass a piece of legislation that says a diamond is a square makes diamonds squares, they're two different things." - Barnaby Joyce
"The two most successful movements engulfing the world today are successful because they successfully silence all opposition. Islam and the gay rights movement."
"So, gays say they are born that way, yet they also say your gender is fluid. Either way they are destroying our children with their agenda of confusion."
'Career politicians stand for nothing but re-election. If you want to defend marriage, family and children you will have to do it yourself."
"Liberty cannot be established without morality." Alexis de Tocqueville
"Parents are primarily responsible for their children's moral education." International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.
"Only restraint of harmful behavior creates a good society. Encouraging the masses to embrace bad behavior destroys good society. One of the legitimate roles of government is to restrain behavior which will be harmful to a society. We suddenly find ourselves in Australia with a situation where such behavior is not only not being restrained but it is being fully encouraged and even taught to our nation's school children under the deception called "Safe Schools Coalition" funded by our government."
"The gender confusing same-sex socialist assault on marriage, family and children in Australia will destroy the young and free nation our forefathers fought and died for. The division will lead to violence, fear, mob rule, increases in crime rates, drug abuse, and mental illness, as well as rampant epidemics of sexually transmitted diseases."
"We have a complicit media joining in the mob like rampage imposing sexual immorality on everyone, and we have weak politicians who seem to be surrendering to the juggernaut out of fear."
"I would never align myself to a community as intolerant and self-absorbed as the LGBT community, a community that demands tolerance with fervor and passion, yet does not give it in return. In fact, this community attacks anyone who does not agree with them, no matter how lovingly any difference of opinion is expressed." - Brandi Walton (Raised in a home by two lesbians).
“Fighting for gay marriage generally involves lying about what we’re going to do with marriage when we get there.” “It’s a no-brainer that the institution of marriage should not exist.” - Masha Gessen (Homosexual activist).
“The gay movement, whether we acknowledge it or not, is not a civil rights movement, not even a sexual liberation movement, but a moral revolution aimed at changing people's view of homosexuality." - Paul Varnell (Homosexual activist).
Talking about the drug soaked culture of homosexuals, Monty Moncrieff, project co-ordinator at Antidote, a drugs service for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people SAYS, "there is a lot of cocaine, ecstasy, ketamine and GHB around. It is a hedonistic culture and often the lifestyle and recreational drug use go hand in hand.'" (Great culture to bring children up in!!!)
“Are we just swimming around in a sewer which we are sort of saying is normal?” “…the gay lifestyle is incompatible with happiness and fidelity in human relations.” British broadcast journalist Simon Fanschawe (Homosexual).
"Homosexuality is not normal. On the contrary it is a challenge to the norm...Nature exists whether academics like it or not. And in nature, procreation is the single relentless rule. That is the norm. Our sexual bodies were designed for reproduction." Dr. Camille Paglia (Homosexual).
'The 'Born This Way' slogan is by far one of the most powerfully reckless, destructive, poisonous deceptions ever spread over our world. It may well achieve what Lenin, Stalin, Hitler and Mao could only dream about."
"With so many facts available in the public domain detailing the health dangers associated with homosexual sex acts, it would be the height of recklessness for the Australian government to grant same-sex sex acts equal status with heterosexual sex acts. There is ZERO equality between heterosexual sex and homosexual sex. The purpose of a vagina is for a penis; the purpose of an anus is to excrete human waste."
"Like the Romans did with their Imperial Eagle, so the homosexual movement are attempting to impose their Imperial Rainbow on everyone."
"Simply voice in public an opinion that differs in the slightest from the reigning gaystapo orthodoxy, and you will be investigated for a “hate crime”. We find this Orwellian clampdown on freedoms all over the Western world. Simply pass some pro-homosexual law, and every other person in the land who dares to differ may be guilty of “hate speech”. Welcome to the Brave New World of homosexual totalitarianism." - Bill Muehlenberg
"We live in an age when it is considered tolerant to demand silence from nonconformists." - Chris Uhlmann
"Governments ban homosexuals from giving blood but want to change the marriage laws to basically teach children that homosexual sex acts are ok! Anyone else getting worried yet?"
"Jesus made it clear what marriage is: “Haven’t you read,” he replied, “that at the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female,’ and said, ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh’? So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.” (Matthew 19:4-6).
"Destroying the meaning of marriage to please homosexuals will not be the end of it. Emboldened, they will continue their social engineering agenda and seek to destroy other good things in our society with their tactics of deception. They will next seek to drape their multi-colored victory banners all over govt. schools, then private Christian schools, kindergartens, child-care centres and church buildings."
"It's sort of like a new group of mathematicians that come along, and they say 2+2=5. And the traditionalists say, 'No, it's 4, it's always been 4, it always will be 4.' And the new ones say, 'No, we insist that it's 5.' So, the traditionalists say, 'I'll tell you what, for you it can be five; we're keeping it as 4.' And then, the new ones say, 'No, no, it has to be 5 for you, and if it's not, then you're a mathosaur or a mathophobe. And basically, that's the situation we find ourselves in (with the marriage attack)" Dr. Ben Carson- Neuro Surgeon.
"This attack on freedom of speech in Tasmania is one of the main reasons why Same-sex "marriage" needs to be defeated. Imagine what will happen if it is law? Same-sex "marriage" will abolish freedom of speech, religion and conscientious objection. This is one of the biggest threats to our freedom in Australia since WWII." Source.
"What happens when they take marriage and family? Why do you think such an intolerant political ideology would tolerate any political dissent if it allows no religious or moral or conscientious objection? Why? Having taken care of all opposition from non-religious, religious and moral Australians why would they stop there?"
Same-sex "marriages" are nothing like marriage, they are really just "expressions of an anarchic freedom that wrongly passes for true freedom of man...from here it becomes all the more clear how contrary it is to human love." Pope Benedict XVI
There is "no basis for any comparison, however remote, between homosexual unions and God's design for marriage and the family." Pope Benedict XVI
"It was unacceptable for pressure to be put upon local churches over their attitude towards same-sex unions, or for international organisations to make financial help contingent on poor countries introducing laws to "allow or institutionalise" marriage between people of the same sex." Roman Catholic Synod decree in Oct 2015.
"We have seen the weaponisation of homosexuality, the transformation of it by sections of the political and media classes into the focal point for the expression of hostility" - Brendan O'Neill. And you could add: "against everything our forefathers fought and died for in two world wars.
"As a society, we shouldn’t normalize a family structure that requires children to lose one or both parents to be in that household."- Katy Faust.
"And adults – the onus needs to be on adults to conform to the rights of children rather than children fitting into an adult’s lifestyle." -Katy Faust.
"The truth is, the homosexual lobby is ever on the prowl, seeking to attack, vilify, entrap or take to court anyone who dares to resist its agenda. They want the whole world to bow down to their perverted view of things, and they will go after anyone who takes a contrary point of view." - Bill Muehlenberg.
"Conscientious objection was a "human right". It is a right. And if a person does not allow others to be a conscientious objector, he denies a right," - Pope Francis
“Haven’t you read,” he replied, “that at the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female,’ and said, ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh’? So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.” -Jesus Christ.
“This is not about being “against” something, it is about being “for” marriage and family as it is and always has been. These are good things, some of the only good things in this life come from them, and they are worth defending.”
“The media have locked out the voice for family and marriage. They refuse to run very civilized adverts. They are actively trying to silence free speech in Australia. The only way Australians will hear the case to defend and preserve marriage and family is if YOU speak up and act.”
“Laws teach. They influence patterns of thought and behavior. They shape the life of society. It will basically teach that it is okay for a man to do that to another man and a woman to a woman. Worse, it encourages children to do it to each other or to let adults do it to them.”
“By legalizing same-sex “marriage,” the State becomes its official and active promoter. The State will call on public officials to officiate at the new civil ceremony, will order public schools to teach the acceptability of homosexual behavior to children, and will punish any state employee who resists.”
The homosexual agenda does not stop at same-sex "marriage." "What next? Dis-establish marriage. Abolish the legal category" of marriage. -Tamara Metz (Homosexual activist).
"This isn’t just about being against same-sex marriage. It’s about being for marriage as it always has been and always and only ever can be: between one man and one woman. The same-sex thing is simply not marriage, therefore what we are seeing here is actually an attack on marriage and family."
"My parents’ divorce has been the most traumatic event in my thirty-eight years of life. While I did love my mother’s partner and her friends, I would have traded every one of them to have my mom and my dad loving me under the same roof.” - Katy Faust.
“If the marriage law is to change, then in combination with anti-discrimination laws, it will be a very powerful weapon to silence dissenters and punish good citizens for being ‘bigots’ and ‘haters’.”- Lyle Shelton
"You could spend $5m trying to indoctrinate children to believe that 1+1=8, but the truth will always remain 2. You could change the law to say that 1+1=8 and fine, jail, blacklist or crucify dissenters who maintain that the answer is as it always has been: 2. Yet truth will always still be truth. Truth=Truth and always will, no matter what Goebbels said or his modern followers pretend to be otherwise. Man complements woman. That is marriage. Anything else is simply just not marriage."