Note: this is a re-post, since the first post was deleted for some reason, along with a couple others.
The following are all various quotes I like. They range from my siblings funny sayings to things I have found and like in various books I’ve read. Some are serious, some are anything but, some are old and some are recent. If you are a facebook friend then some of them will be familiar, but not all of them. Enjoy!
Abigail, while playing with Joe: “You drive, and drive, and then look right, but turn left.”
“….there will never be another global Flood—next time the global judgment will be by fire, according to 2 Peter 3 (now that is the global warming that is coming that we can all be sure about).”
Joe: “Hannah, lets play Bendeego!”
Me: “Do you mean Stratego?”
Joe: “Yeah. That. Bendeego.” (after winning) “Whoo-hooo! Yeah! I kidnapped yo’ flag!”
Abbie: (After the UPS truck leaves) “Is that an ambulance?”
Martin Luther: ”If I profess with the loudest voice and clearest exposition every portion of the truth of God except precisely that little point which the world and the devil are at that moment attacking, I am not confessing Christ, however boldly I may be professing Christ. Where the battle rages, there the loyalty of the soldier is proved and to be steady on all the battlefield besides is mere flight and disgrace if he flinches at that one point.”
Joe: “You have squishy brains. Really. You do.”
Mom: What do you want the most for your birthday?
Gary DeMar (in God and Government Volume 1, pg 33): “The Bible is opposed to centralism; whether it be political (United Nations) or religious (World Council of Churches). The tower of Babel and God’s scattering of those who were involved n its design were judged because of the potential corruption that s inherent in religious and political centralism…The symbolic purpose of the tower was an attempt by fallen man to unify all creation under a centralized governmental and religious system. ’Let’s make a name for ourselves’ (Genesis 4:8) was ‘the first public declaration of humanism’ (Francis Schaeffer, Genesis in Space and Time). Corruption and tyranny would be centralized, along with power and authority. This was the danger.”
“Hannah, I can’t believe that you are going to be 17 soon…..you’ll be so ancient and cranky then!” ~Esther Ruth (!?!)
“You can brush my hair, but watch out for the snores in it.” ~Abbie
R. J. Rushdoony (in Law and Liberty pg 59): ”The word government meant, first of all, the self-government of the Christian man, the basic government in all history. Second, and very closely and almost inseparably linked with this, government meant the family. Every family is a government; it is the man’s first church and first school, and also his first state. The government of the family by God’s appointed head, the man, is basic to society. Third, the church is a government, with laws and discipline, Fourth, the school is an important government in the life of a child [an extension of family government]. Fifth, business or vocations are an important area of government. Our work clearly governs us and we govern our work. Sixth, private associations, friendships, organization, and the like act as a government over us, in that we submit to these social standards and we govern others by our social expectations. Seventh, the state is a form of government, and, originally, it was always called civil government.
“But, tragically, today when we say government we meant the state, the federal government, or some other form of civil government. And, more tragically, civil government today claims to be the government over man, not one government among many, but one over-all government. Civil government claims jurisdiction over our private associations, our work or business, our schools and churches, our families, and ourselves. The word government no longer means self-government primarily and essentially; it means the state.”
“Hummer. Nall. Bang! Wood. Peez?” ~Caleb
“Its so beautiful I could scream my head off!” ~Esther Ruth
“Covenant theology is inescapably dominion theology”
~Gary North (The Dominion Covenant: Genesis)
Esther: “What?!? Some people actually think that Lincoln was a good guy?!”
Me: “I used to think that.”
E: “What! Hannah, how could you?”
M: “That is what Mom first taught me, since that is was what her teachers and all the textbooks taught her.”
E: “Poor thing.”
Gary DeMar (God and Government Volume 1, pg 51): ”In the area of civil government; it is crucial to understand the question of the source and function of governmental authority. The authority of any system of thought is the god of that system. If a national government establishes the will of the people, and elected elite, a law court, or an individual as the ultimate authority, that is the nation’s god.”
(After watching a movie which included a plane crash)
Caleb: “Plane broke. Stephen fix it.”
(While watching me make cinnamon rolls) Abbie: “What are you baking? Waffles or guitars?”
Gary DeMar (God and Government volume 1, pg 81) : “To deny that there is a biblical system of civil government is to say that God has no standard of righteousness and justice in the crucial area. If men and nation can pick and choose the system of civil government they desire, man becomes ultimate and God becomes subordinate to mans desires.”
“Hannah, when you turn 17 you will be like, old. Really old. But then when you turn 18 you’ll be like a kid again.” -Liz