“The first doctrine to be denied, according to the Bible, is the doctrine of judgment [Genesis 3:4, “You will not certainly die.”]. In many disputes about God and religion, this pattern often repeats itself, because if you can get rid of that one teaching, then rebellion has no adverse consequences, and so you are free to do anything.” -D.A. Carson
“At this point we ought to note that, however much they struggle against their own senses, and wish not only to drive God thence but also to destroy him in heaven, their stupidity [!!] never increases to the point where God does not at times bring them back to his judgment seat.” -John Calvin
BTW NOTE: I quote this from Calvin, simply because it reminded me of Charles Taylor’s comment that the secular world is haunted by transcendence. In this quote, we see that Calvin was saying that long before Taylor.
The Roman Emperor Caligula “despised the gods but was so terrified when it thundered that he would leap from his bed and hide under it.” -John T. McNeill
“What fools are they who for a drop of pleasure, drink a sea of wrath.” -Thomas Watson
“Sin wouldn’t be so attractive if the wages were paid immediately.” -Anonymous
“However the day will come when our greater Joshua will lead us into this land. Christ will return as the commander of the Lord’s armies, and with his sword he will devote to destruction all the evil that has invaded his land. We will finally take full possession of our inheritance in the true land of milk and honey. This will be the land we’ve always longed for, the land that Canaan was always pointing toward, the land where we will finally be at home.” -Nancy Guthrie, The Son of David