— Doug Stanhope American stand-up comedian, actor, and author 1967
No Refunds (2007)
— Jules Feiffer American cartoonist, screenwriter and playwright 1929
„Now let us gather into one bouquet, from the King's garden, these seven fragrant flowers: Jesus the Son of God; Jesus our sin-bearer; Jesus the giver of eternal life; Jesus the keeper of our undying souls; Jesus the hearer of our prayers; Jesus the chastener who can turn crosses into crowns; and Jesus the wonder-worker who changes us into eternal likeness unto Himself! These flowers will keep sweet till heaven dawns.“
— Theodore L. Cuyler American minister 1822 - 1909
Quelle: Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), P. 102.
— Russell Banks American author 1940
„The fundamental principles of our religion are the testimony of the Apostles and Prophets, concerning Jesus Christ, that He died, was buried, and rose again the third day, and ascended into heaven; and all other things which pertain to our religion are only appendages to it.“
— Joseph Smith, Jr., buch Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith
Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, 121 (8 May 1838)
„Then Jesus changed the situation. When he paid for our sins on the cross, the veil in the temple that symbolized our separation from God was split from top to bottom, indicating that direct access to God was once again available.“
— Rick Warren, The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here for?
Quelle: The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here for?
„It is hard living down the tempers we are born with. We all begin well, for in our youth there is nothing we are more intolerant of than our own sins writ large in others and we fight them fiercely in ourselves; but we grow old and we see that these our sins are of all sins the really harmless ones to own, nay that they give a charm to any character, and so our struggle with them dies away.“
— Gertrude Stein, buch The Making of Americans
The Making of Americans (1925)
— Betty Friedan American activist 1921 - 2006
The Playboy Interview (1992)
„Our sins are debts that none can pay but Christ. It is not our tears, but His blood; it is not our sighs, but His sufferings, that can testify for our sins. Christ must pay all, or we are prisoners forever.“
— Thomas Brooks English Puritan 1608 - 1680
Quelle: Quotes from secondary sources, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers, 1895, P. 81.
„If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.“
— Charles Darwin, Voyage of the Beagle
Quelle: Voyage of the Beagle
— E.E. Cummings American poet 1894 - 1962
„The theologian says that what we call evil is for our benefit—that we are placed in this world of sin and sorrow to develop character. If this is true I ask why the infant dies?“
— Robert G. Ingersoll Union United States Army officer 1833 - 1899
Why I Am an Agnostic (1896)
Kontext: The theologian says that what we call evil is for our benefit—that we are placed in this world of sin and sorrow to develop character. If this is true I ask why the infant dies? Millions and millions draw a few breaths and fade away in the arms of their mothers. They are not allowed to develop character.
„We're more concerned about our own "victory" over sin than we are about the fact that our sins grieve God's heart.“
— Jerry Bridges, The Pursuit of Holiness
Quelle: The Pursuit of Holiness
„The sin underneath all our sins is to trust the lie of the serpent that we cannot trust the love and grace of Christ and must take matters into our own hands“
— Martin Luther seminal figure in Protestant Reformation 1483 - 1546
— Pamela Anderson Canadian-American model, producer, author, former showgirl 1967
Playboy, July 1992.