Daar word op die oomblik in die kerk meer gepraat oor self-ontplooiing as oor self-opoffering.-Anon.......As ‘n kerk haar woorde begin devalueer, dan word die kerk ‘n ramp vir die volk. - K Schilder


Wise words from a very intelligent man....


Henrietta said...

Keep and live out the entire commandment that I’m commanding you today so that you’ll live and prosper and enter and own the land that GOD promised to your ancestors. Remember every road that GOD led you on for those forty years in the wilderness, pushing you to your limits, testing you so that he would know what you were made of, whether you would keep his commandments or not. He put you through hard times. He made you go hungry. Then he fed you with manna, something neither you nor your parents knew anything about, so you would learn that men and women don’t live by bread only; we live by every word that comes from GOD’s mouth. Your clothes didn’t wear out and your feet didn’t blister those forty years. You learned deep in your heart that GOD disciplines you in the same ways a father disciplines his child.( Deutr 8:1-5)

Liza-Nel said...

“All that is required for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing.” ~ Edmund Burke (1774-1794)

Edmund Burke was 'n Christen. Daar is verskillende menings of Einstein wel 'n Christen was. Wat sal die waarde/impak van die quote wees indien Einstein nie 'n Christen was nie...??

Einstein: "The word god is for me nothing more than the expression and product of human weaknesses, the Bible a collection of honourable, but still primitive legends which are nevertheless pretty childish. No interpretation no matter how subtle can (for me) change this."

Letter to philosopher Eric Gutkind, January 3, 1954

Henrietta said...

Liza, ek dink dit het ten diepste te doen met verskillende sienings oor die Woord van die Here en die ewigheid...

'n Christen sal dit doen uit gehoorsaamheid aan die Woord, en die nie-Christen bloot om die wêreld 'n beter plek te maak.

Liza-Nel said...

Ek dink hier aan spirituele wysheid: Die een spreek uit wysheid wat van die Here kom en die ander buikspreek woorde wat al voorheen gespreek is. Martin Luther het ook iets in dier voege gese.

[...]and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels; a man of a spiritual understanding arrives to the knowledge of the wise counsels of God; the doctrines of the Gospel, which are the "whole counsel" of God; are recondite wisdom, the hidden wisdom of God, which no wisdom of man is comparable to. It is the wisest scheme that was ever formed, and which the wit of man could never have devised, even salvation by Jesus Christ; and which was laid in God's "counsels of old", which are "faithfulness" and "truth"; the knowledge of which is attained unto by one that is spiritually wise.
-Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

In 'n ieder geval....alhoewel daar mense is wat twyfel of Einstein wel die outeur van die genoemde gesegde is het iemand op internet die volgende moontlike verklaring gegee van die omstandighede waartydens Einstein dit sou gesê het: “What is known is that Einstein visited the United States in 1936. While he was gone, the Gestapo went thru his home in Germany looking for a major cache of weaponry.
They found nothing more dangerous than a bread knife. Not surprisingly, the world feigned its disgust w/ the Gestapo’s unreasonable, anti-semitic inspired, jackbooted assault on Einstein’s property. Yet only a month later the same “disgusted” world met in Berlin for the 1936 Olympics. Hardly anybody seemed concerned about the Einstein incident by then.
Except Einstein. He was sailing back to Homburg when the attack occurred. When he landed, he went to the American consulate in Hamburg, obtained an entry permit to the US, and got back on the next boat out of Hamburg to the US.
It would take Einstein’s new homeland another 5 years to assume its responsibility as a major economic player on the world stage. And the responsibility that goes with this: that it had to fight the forces of darkness while there was still barely enough time to do it.”

As hy vandag nog geleef het sou hy dit beslis van 2013 ook kon gesê het.

Henrietta said...

Soos die sogenaamde goue reël van "doen aan ander soos jy wil hê hulle moet aan jou doen" - net effens anders in die Bybel gestel. Die ateïste kleim dit nou as 'n "universele beginsel" wat wys dat daar goedheid in alle mense is ( hulle wil niks weet van die sondeval nie)