“An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error because nobody sees it. Truth stands, even if there be no public support. It is self sustained.”
The quote above is from Mohandas Gandhi, arguably the most profound political and spiritual figure of modern times. An admirer of Jesus Christ, Gandhi was critical of Christians and Christianity because his contact with both were colored largely by the violent acts of bigots whom he identified with Christianity. I chose this quote for the Bible Study Stuff homepage because over many years of studying scripture and trying to reconcile Christianity as practiced in the 21st century with what scripture records in the book f Acts of the Apostles and the letters written by the most prominent fathers of the Christian faith, I became disillusioned and heart broken as I found that Mr. Gandhi had a very important message for Christianity that was difficult to accept.
When I stripped away the influence of cultural Christianity from scripture, I found that the Bible made sense and grew to develop a much deeper and personal apprehension of what it meant to be a follower of Jesus Christ, who he was and how to live in a world that is hostile to the teaching of the Master. It is with this “starting point” that I have chosen to start with visitors to this website, because without taking what is read in scripture as is and without caveat, the words of God to mankind become something that bears little if any resemblance to the good news of Jesus Christ, the gospel, by which we are commanded to share with everyone we meet.
“Christianity has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and not tried.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton
“Preach the Gospel at all times and when necessary use words.”
Francis of Assisi
“To love means loving the unlovable. To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable. Faith means believing the unbelievable. Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton
“I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.”
“I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.”
C. S. Lewis
“There are many of us that are willing to do great things for the Lord, but few of us are willing to do little things.”
Dwight L. Moody
“If you board the wrong train, it is no use running along the corridor in the other direction.”