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Non-Biblical phrases and proverbs that also have wisdom

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Occasionally we come across some truths that haven't come from the Bible. My rule of thumb is not to believe any words of advice that are not from scripture or the Holy Spirit unless they:

 

A/ Don't conflict with scripture

 

B/ Complement scripture in some way, or at the very least appear to be derived from the Common Sense that God originally gave us all before we lost some of  it and became corrupted by all the sin in the World (we were all made in God's image after all).

 

There are numerous examples. I would like you all to share yours here. They may be quotes from famous people or they may have come from people whose advice you respect, such as your parents  - or maybe from other respected and well-known Christians.

And to keep in with the Worthy spirit of edifying Christ, if somebody disagrees with any of these proverbs, they should feel free to give solid criticism if necessary, especially if they feel that these proverbs may be misleading people away from the truth of God. These proverbs aren't necessary infallible. Do you feel that they are worthwhile or do they give false advice?

If you believe that a phrase disagrees with Christ then say so, explaining why.

If you feel that it edifies the word of God or complements it then by all means say so.

 

I'm going to start the ball rolling with the quote which (at the time of writing) I am using as my own personal profile feed. I believe that history is already proving this to be true. (If you want me to explain why, I can give you an explanation).

 

"The Fascists of tomorrow will call themselves anti-Fascists"

 

Winston Churchill

 

and here is an Amish proverb:

 

God puts the church in the World. Satan seeks to put the World in the church.

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True Peace is not just the absence of conflict, but the presence of Justice ~James Marshall

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It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible. - George Washington

 

In a more general sense, I thought there was a lot of interesting things in the Book of Ecclesiasticus.  It is one of my favorite Apocryphal books, but as is the case with everything, you have to measure anything in it by the canon of scripture before accepting it as truth. 

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It is not the stone you see that trips you - Confusious

That stone is Christ - me

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Don't bite off more than you can chew, is an old one I like.

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Look Before You Leap

 

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1

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Dear God, I have a problem; it's me. - unknown

I may have thought this one up and just don't remember.

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the early bird gets the worm........   but the second mouse gets the cheese.

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You can lead a horse to water- but you cant make em drink.

I keep this in mind with telling people about Christ.

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the early bird gets the worm........   but the second mouse gets the cheese.

along with that, if your the worm it pays to sleep in late ;)

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Whoso feareth the Lord, it shall go well with him at the last, and he shall find favor in the day of this death.  Ecclesiasticus 1:13

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"The worst of men is not the man who lets himself be bullied, but the man, who fearing reprisals from the bully, shouts loud against those who wish to protect him.

This is the biggest coward of them all, and what is more he cannot be trusted."

 

 

 

Think of the World today, think of Islam, and think of those who live in denial and protect it............

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"As a rule, man is a fool;

 

When it's hot, he wants it cool;

 

When it's cool he wants it hot;

 

Always wanting what it is not."    ~ My Grandfather

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I've just remembered one:

 

"The smaller the mind, the greater the Conceit"

 

Aesop

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The man convinced against his will

Is of the same opinion still

-Shakespeare

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What you learned in the light, believe in the darkness.

 

Corrie ten Boom

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Know God, Know Peace.

No God, No Peace.

 

1 cross plus three nails, equals 4giveness in Christ Jesus.

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