Total found: 77
Anthony T. Hincks
Dad! Jesus yelled.Yes, son, God said.That star's light just went out, Jesus told his dad.Yes, I know, God replied.But, why? Jesus asked.Sometimes, a man can become so self obsessed, that the devil seduces him with wealth, power and other worldly delights, God said.But aren't you worried that he will turn all the stars off? Jesus now asked his dad.God smiled, No, because for every star that goes out, I just put up another million or so.Jesus looked back at the night sky and sure enough, there were many more stars now. He smiled.
Arianna Huffington
Why worry about minor little details like clean air, clean water, safe ports and the safety net when Jesus is going to give the world an Extreme Makeover: Planet Edition right after he finishes putting Satan in his place once and for all?
Bangambiki Habyarimana
There is no difference between ancient and modern paganism. Christianity has five gods: three that band together against one who apparently has managed to stand his ground for millennia, and a mother of god who is worshiped at the same level as the other members of the quadrinity
Bertrand Russell
I do not pretend to be able to prove that there is no God. I equally cannot prove that Satan is a fiction. The Christian god may exist; so may the gods of Olympus, or of ancient Egypt, or of Babylon. But no one of these hypotheses is more probable than any other: they lie outside the region of even probable knowledge, and therefore there is no reason to consider any of them.
C R Lord
It is a horrible thing that those who oppose Christ oppose themselves and in their opposition to Christ they are bound by Satan and enslaved by his lies and temptations.We may rightly say; I once was blind but now I see. Now as we have been enlightened by the Holy Spirit we should be able to care enough about those who are still bound to pray that God would have the same mercy on them that he has given freely to us.C R Lord 2017
Carl R White
Belief is a wonderful way to pass the time until the facts come in.
Charles Baudelaire
The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist
Christopher Hitchens
When the late Pope John Paul II decided to place the woman so strangely known as Mother Teresa on the fast track for beatification, and thus to qualify her for eventual sainthood, the Vatican felt obliged to solicit my testimony and I thus spent several hours in a closed hearing room with a priest, a deacon, and a monsignor, no doubt making their day as I told off, as from a rosary, the frightful faults and crimes of the departed fanatic. In the course of this, I discovered that the pope during his tenure had surreptitiously abolished the famous office of Devil's Advocate, in order to fast‐track still more of his many candidates for canonization. I can thus claim to be the only living person to have represented the Devil pro bono.
Craig D. Lounsbrough
Sadly, it seems that I have the proclivity to create plenty of devils, but most of the time I don't even go looking for angels.
Craig Ferguson
Oh Satan you're a wily one.
Craig Groeschel
If you allow your enemy to steal your faith, he can destroy your life and ultimately kill your relationship with God.
Criss Jami
Considering the notion that the spiritual battlefield is infinitely greater than the physical, perhaps God is more willing to bless with a sort of divine ecstasy those who see the devil as the enemy rather than those who see other people as the enemies.
Criss Jami
To be honest, one can only feel glad that so many modern iconoclasts consider Christianity to be full of exceptionally hypocritical, religious zealots - it's biblically accurate and a prophecy fulfilled. The old smoke screen is one of Satan's favorite tricks. He conceals the authentic. He has a persistent strategy of targeting those who remind him of Christianity because he fears those who remind him of Christ.
Criss Jami
The devil's happy when the critics run you off.
Criss Jami
Any halfway clever devil would decorate the highway to Hell as beautiful as possible.
Criss Jami
Angels are good not simply because they see bad as bad, but also because they see bad as corny.
Daniel W. Blair
Man in his spiritual pride has exchanged God's method of self-denial for Satan's plan of self
E.A. Bucchianeri
Poor God, how often He is blamed for all the suffering in theworld. It's like praising Satan for allowing all the good that happens.
Ellen G. White
It is Satan's constant effort to misrepresent the character of God, the nature of sin, and the real issues at stake in the great controversy. His sophistry lessens the obligation of the divine law and gives men license to sin. At the same time he causes them to cherish false conceptions of God so that they regard Him with fear and hate rather than with love. The cruelty inherent in his own character is attributed to the Creator; it is embodied in systems of religion and expressed in modes of worship.
Enock Maregesi
Pambana na Shetani kwa upanga wa imani ambao ni ukweli kwani ukweli ndiyo utakaokuweka huru.
Enock Maregesi
Tunazaliwa, kuteseka na kufa kwa sababu ya dhambi ya asili ya wazazi wetu wa kwanza (Adamu na Hawa). Kama Hawa asingekubali kudanganywa na Shetani, tungezaliwa bila uchungu, tungeishi bila kuteseka na tusingekufa milele. Lakini haya ndiyo mawazo yangu: Mungu Ahusiki na dhambi, Ahusiki na mwili, Anahusika na roho. Hivyo, mtu anapofariki mwili unabaki duniani lakini roho inarudi kwa Mungu; kwani Yeye ndiye aliyeitengeneza na kuiweka katika moyo wa mtu. Mimi na wewe ni viumbe vyenye thamani kubwa sana mbele za Mwenyezi Mungu; mapenzi Yake kwetu hayana masharti yoyote. Hainiingii akilini (hata kidogo) kumtesa mtu unayempenda kiasi hicho milele, wakati uwezo wa kumwokoa unao.
Enock Maregesi
Kwa vile hatasamehewa, Shetani hatawasamehe wanadamu. Atahakikisha anauwa kila mtu duniani na kumpeleka kuzimu; ambako anaishi yeye, majini, malaika waovu, wana wa Mungu waliotumwa na Mungu kuja duniani kufundisha watu utukufu lakini wakaasi na Mungu akawalaani (au Wanefili) pamoja na nguva. Nguva ni uzao wa Wanefili na samaki wa baharini na malaika wauvu na wanapatikana zaidi katika Bahari ya Atlantiki, ambako mkuu wake ni Malkia wa Pwani, na katika Bahari ya Hindi ambako mkuu wake ni Malkia wa Bahari ya Hindi. Chini ya Bahari ya Hindi ndipo yalipo makao makuu ya ufalme wa giza hapa duniani.
Enock Maregesi
Inavyoonekana, kadiri mtu anavyozidi kupata elimu ndivyo anavyozidi kudharau uwepo wa Shetani na uwepo wa Mungu pia. Lakini, kwa upande mwingine, ndivyo anavyoonekana hajasoma sana na ndivyo Shetani anavyozidi kulaumiwa kwa kila dhambi inayotendeka. Kuna elimu ya kidunia na kuna elimu ya kidini. Huwezi kutawala dunia bila elimu ya kidunia, kwa sababu Shetani anajua ukiipata elimu hiyo hutajua kama yupo; na huwezi kutawala dunia bila elimu ya kidini, kwa sababu Mungu anajua ukiipata elimu hiyo utajua kama yupo. Hivyo, utamdharau Mungu ukipata elimu ya kidunia, utamheshimu Mungu ukipata elimu ya kidini.
Enock Maregesi
Kutoka nyumbani kwako hadi kazini kwako na kutoka kazini kwako hadi nyumbani kwako, umeepuka wastani wa mitego 10,000 ya Shetani! Kuwa na huruma kwa malaika anayekulinda.
Enock Maregesi
Usipoangalia kwa undani sana, mapepo wanatutawala kwa sababu hatuna uwezo wa kuwaona. Aidha, wanaweza, bila hata sisi kujua, kuwasiliana nasi kimawazo na kitabia kupitia hewa hiihii inayotusaidia katika kuishi. Watu wengi katika dunia hii hawajui kama wanadanganywa au walishadanganywa tayari. Shetani na mapepo wake hawataki tujue kama wanatudanganya au wameshatudanganya tayari, na hawataki tujue kama wako hapa kwa ajili ya kutudanganya sisi. Tunajua tu kwa sababu Neno la Mungu hudhihirisha ukweli huu kupitia Roho Mtakatifu na malaika wema, na tunauamini. Licha ya hili jambo kutokea katika maisha yetu, Shetani bado anaweza kutudanganya hadi pale tutakapoerevuka kwa kiasi cha kutosha kuhakikisha kwamba udanganyifu huo hautatokea tena.
Enock Maregesi
Damu ya Mwanakondoo ina nguvu kuliko maombi. Mungu hauwi, Anamtumia Shetani kama wakala wake wa kutoa adhabu kwa binadamu. Ukifunikwa na damu ya Mwanakondoo Shetani, ambaye ni wakala, hatakuona. Lakini Mungu atakuona. Bila kafara ya damu hakuna msamaha wa dhambi. Bila kafara ya damu hakuna mafanikio.
Enock Maregesi
Mungu ni mtakatifu na kwa maana hiyo hatendi dhambi. Hivyo, hauwi wala hatesi. Tunajiua na kujitesa wenyewe. Ametupa hiari ya kuchagua mema au mabaya. Lakini anamtumia Shetani kama wakala wake wa kutoa adhabu kwa binadamu pale tunapoenenda sawasawa na machukizo yake. Damu ina nguvu kuliko Shetani na ina nguvu kuliko kuzimu. Unapojifunika kwa damu ya Mwanakondoo, Shetani hataweza kukuona. Hivyo, hataweza kukudhuru. Lakini usipojifunika kwa damu ya Mwanakondoo, Shetani atakuona. Hivyo, atakudhuru. Atakudhuru kwa sababu Mungu atakuwa ameruhusu akudhuru, kwa sababu ya uhuru wa kuchagua mema au mabaya aliotupatia, ijapokuwa ana uwezo wa kuzuia asikudhuru. Kwa mtindo huo Mungu anakuwa ametoa adhabu kwa binadamu.
Enock Maregesi
Shetani ni mjanja sana. Anajua bila elimu hataweza kutawala dunia, baada ya mpango wa Mungu kukamilika. Anajua, mtu akipata elimu ni rahisi sana kujua kama Shetani hayupo. Hivyo Shetani atatimiza malengo yake bila watu kujua.
Enock Maregesi
Vita ya Shetani na Mungu inatuathiri zaidi sisi wanadamu
Enock Maregesi
Vita ya Shetani na Mungu inatuathiri zaidi sisi wanadamu
Enock Maregesi
Hata hivyo, Shetani anaweza kutudanganya kupitia tamaduni zetu tulizozaliwa nazo. Utamaduni, dunia tunapoishi, ndiyo chanzo cha udanganyifu huu. Yesu Kristo alikufa msalabani ili tupate uhuru kutoka kwa Shetani. Chukua hatua sasa kwa sababu Shetani anaweza kukuteka, na kukufanya mtumwa tena.
Enock Maregesi
Kama Shetani anatumia elimu kutawala dunia kama vile Mungu anavyotumia elimu kutawala dunia, nani alisema kuwa baadhi ya wasanii wa 'Bongo Movie' na 'Bongo Flava' ni wanachama wa chama cha siri cha kusaidiana cha wajenzi huru? Je, wana elimu? Jibu unalo.
Enock Maregesi
Shahidi mwaminifu na wa kweli anayajua mambo yetu yote tangu kuumbwa hadi mwisho wa dunia yetu. Kwa hiyo, ni kweli unabii lazima utimie. Mungu anataka tuwe na amani ndani ya mioyo yetu lakini anajua si jambo rahisi kwa sababu ya hila za Shetani. Shetani asingekuwepo amani ingekuwepo; watakatifu wasingekuwepo, dunia isingekuwepo. Lakini mlango wa rehema bado haujafungwa. Bado tuna uhuru wa kuchagua mema dhidi ya mabaya.
Enock Maregesi
Katika dunia ya leo ambapo mamilioni ya watu hutegemea utandawazi kupata pesa, kuwa na imani kwamba kupokea pesa kutoka kwa mtu usiyemjua au mtu mwenye nia mbaya na wewe ni kikwazo kikubwa cha maendeleo kwa sababu, karibu kila mtu unayekutana naye ni Shetani. Shetani ni mtu yoyote mwenye nia mbaya na wewe. Hivyo, kama uliwahi kuambiwa kwamba kupokea pesa kutoka kwa mtu usiyemjua ni kitu kibaya futa imani hiyo. Utaachaje kupokea pesa kutoka kwa mtu usiyemjua wakati kila siku unamwomba Mungu akusaidie, na Mungu hutenda kazi zake pale tunapojisahau? La sivyo hutapata pesa unayotamani kupata katika maisha yako, na kamwe hutawaamini watu. Zaka huondoa laana ya mapato. Toa zaka kununua pepo uliyopewa na Mungu.
Enock Maregesi
Shetani ana mbinu nyingi za kuwateka wana wa Mungu. Mwanzo sura ya tatu inaonyesha jinsi Hawa alivyoona tunda linang'aa na akazama kwenye tunda pasipokujua kuna mauti ndani yake. Shetani anaangalia kipengele unachokitumia kuchukua maamuzi magumu naye anavaa jezi kama ya kwako ili usimgundue. Roho Mtakatifu akiwa anakuongoza penye hila nafsi yako itakuongoza.
Enock Maregesi
Mungu akikubariki kipaji chako watu watasema ni laana. Maisha yako ni sawa na mto. Unakoelekea ni baharini. Lakini sasa umefika kwenye mlango wa bahari. Unahangaika upite wapi kufika baharini, ambapo utaogelea kwa kadiri utakavyoweza. Utakapofika baharini, watu, badala ya kusema umebarikiwa, watasema umelaaniwa, badala ya kukuita malaika, watakuita shetani. Mafanikio hayapimwi kwa pesa au mali kiasi gani unayo, mafanikio yanapimwa kwa amani ya moyo au maisha ya watu kiasi gani umeboresha.
Enock Maregesi
Shetani lengo lake ni kutawala dunia. Huwezi kutawala dunia bila elimu!
Fred Kaplan
As became a young sinner, Sam [Mark Twain] had a special interest in Satan. He asked his Sunday school teacher questions about Eve in the garden, wondering if he had ever heard of another woman who, being approached by a serpent, would not excuse herself and break for the nearest timber. Twain recalled, He did not answer my question, but rebuked me for inquiring into matters above my age and comprehension.
Fulton J. Sheen
Never forget that there are only two philosophies to rule your life: the one of the cross, which starts with the fast and ends with the feast. The other of Satan, which starts with the feast and ends with the headache.
Georges Bernanos
Satan is too hard a master. He would never command as did the Other with divine simplicity: 'Do likewise.' The devil will have no victims resemble him. He permits only a rough caricature, impotent, abject, which has to serve as food for eternal irony, the mordant irony of the depths.
Helen Keller
It is wonderful how much time good people spend fighting the devil. If they would only expend the same amount of energy loving their fellow men, the devil would die in his own tracks of ennui.
When we live holy we will glorify self but when we glorify God we will live holy
Biggest tragedy of life is when God ask us to glorify Him for our sakes but we choose to glorify self for satan's good.
Israelmore Ayivor
The world is a busy place filled with many busy businesses, both the Godly and the ungodly. It means before you go on to accept any activity or event that comes into the world, you must weigh its Values, examine the Virtues, listen to Views and then you give your Verdict. Satan is not wise; he is just crafty!
Israelmore Ayivor
Jesus's awake. Shame unto the storm!
Israelmore Ayivor
When you are posessed by evil spirits, it is crafty manipulations that you follow; but when you are posessed by the Holy Spirit of God, it is wise discretions you pursue!
James Lee Burke
But no one could say he hadn't gotten even. He could not count the field women whom he had sexually degraded and demoralized and in whom he had left his seed so their bastard children would be a daily visual reminder of what a plantation white man could do to a plantation black woman whenever he wanted, nor could he count the black men whom he had made fear his blackjack as they would fear Satan himself, making each of them a lifetime enemy of all white people.
James Morris Robinson
There will come a time when Satan will throw a veil over the earth...and convince us that he does not exist. Look at the extreme degradation of our politics, values and loyalty and tell me that day is not today.
James Morris Robinson
They will come a time when Satan will throw a veil over the earth...and convince us that he does not exist. Look at our politics and degradation of values and loyalty and tell me that day is not today.
Jess C. Scott
If money's the god people worship, I'd rather go worship the devil instead.
Joe Hill
The soul is an irrational, indivisible equation that perfectly expresses one thing: you. The soul would be no good to the devil if it could be destroyed. And it is not lost when placed in Satan's care, as is so often said. He always know exactly how to put his finger on it.
Joe Hill
He paused, twisting his goatee, considering the law in Deuteronomy that forbade clothes with mixed fibers. A problematic bit of Scripture. A matter that required thought. Only the devil wants man to have a wide range of lightweight and comfortable styles to choose from, he murmured at last, trying out a new proverb. Although there may be no forgiveness for polyester. On this one matter, Satan and the Lord are in agreement.
John Milton
Awake, arise or be for ever fall'n.
John Pontius
Their glee was greater glee in the fact that he was a good man, than he was any off-the-street kind of a guy who did this sort of thing without needing temptation...They delighted in the pain in the pain this would cause his wife and family..
Kamand Kojouri
They tell us the greatest love story is how water fell in love with fire. Or how satan fell in love with God. But the greatest love story to me is how I didn't notice myself falling, when I fell in love with you
Lailah Gifty Akita
It is better to be slave to righteousness of God than sin of satan.
Lailah Gifty Akita
It is better to be slave to the Saviour than satan.
Michael Bassey Johnson
There's a big difference on being wise and being crafty. The former is the attribute of God, and the latter is that of Satan.
Mike Corbett
There is a sort of mental treasonThat smothers dreams outside of reason
Mike Corbett
I am fashionably unimpressed with the material world. I am moved by the beauty of aspiration, and I hope that I can elevate myself to the standards I have imposed on others.
Mikhail Bulgakov
Everything will turn out right, the world is built on that.
Mokokoma Mokhonoana
An expensive coffin does not decrease the deceased's chances of going to hell.
R.C. Sproul
Satan's chief device of temptation is to attack the truth of God.
Robert Thier
God be with you.''Thanks, but I think, in battle, I prefer Satan's company.
Samuel Chadwick
Satan dreads nothing but prayer. His one concern is to keep the saints from praying. He fears nothing from prayerless studies, prayerless work, prayerless religion. He laughs at our toil, he mocks our wisdom, but he trembles when we pray.
Stephen Biro
God's green earth can no longer sustain itself for those who worship the golden calf. Those who have put this planet in jeopardy shall no longer live. We have been working hard for this day to come and we have help from every God-fearing being on this planet. Many will say they believe, when in their hearts, they truly worship Mammon.
Stephen Biro
You twitch as the darkness moves in and out of you. It crawls up your spine and nestles in your brain like an evil thought from out of nowhere, burying itself in your psyche like a starving leech looking for a vein.
Stephen Biro
Imagine your life is a big canvas. Picture it in your mind and think about the beginnning of your painting of life.You're fourteen yours old, and you are lucky if you have one seventh painted. Now imagine the rest of the canvas is totaly empty. Every day you live, and every month and every year, means another inch that is painted on that canvas. You're going to be painting this empty canvas with your life and when you get to the end of it, what is that painting going to look like?
Stephen Biro
The Id and the Superego are more scientific ways of considering the Devil and God, or your personal angels and demons. Science has turned the relationship between God, the Devil and you into a viewpoint for all to understand without the framework of religious belief to sidetrack the layperson into another realm of thinking.
Stephen King
Shall I tell you what sociology teaches us about the human race? I'll give it to you in a nutshell. Show me a man or woman alone and I'll show you a saint. Give me two and they'll fall in love. Give me three and they'll invent the charming thing we call society. Give me four and they'll build a pyramid. Give me five and they'll make one an outcast. Give me six and they'll reinvent prejudice. Give me seven and in seven years they'll reinvent warfare. Man may have been made in the image of God, but human society was made in the image of His opposite number, and is always trying to get back home.
Sunday Adelaja
The only area of strength for Satan's rulership is in our area of ignorance.
Suzy Kassem
God would prefer us all to be united than divided. The devil would prefer us all to be divided than united. God prefers the man who loves than the one who hates. The devil prefers the man who hates than the one who loves.
Suzy Kassem
More people have died in the name of religion than any other cause on earth. Is massacring God's creations really serving God - or the devil? And what father would want to see his children constantly divided and fighting? What God would allow a single human life to be sacrificed for monetary gain? Again, the Creator or the devil?
Teresa of Ávila
The devil frequently fills our thoughts with great schemes, so that instead of putting our hands to what work we can do to serve our Lord, we may rest satisfied with wishing to perform impossibilities.
Tom Robbins
Suppose neutral angels were able to talk, Yahweh and Lucifer
Tyler Edwards
The truth is, the Devil's job is easy.
Zeena Schreck
Zeena's first published sermon at 7 years old. From The Cloven Hoof periodical, 1970, San Francisco, CA, USA.:The question, 'What is the difference between God and Satan?,' was put to Zeena LaVey, seven-year-old daughter of the High Priest. Her answer was...'SATAN MADE THE ROSE AND GOD MADE THE THORNS.