Revelations Quotes by David W Augsburger, Ezra Taft Benson, Mortimer Adler, Robert Gottlieb, Steve Lawson, Tennessee Williams and many others.
Ontologically, chocolate raises profoundly disturbing questions: Does not chocolate offer natural revelation of the goodness of the Creator just as chilies disclose a divine sense of humor? Is the human born with an innate longing for chocolate? Does the notion of chocolate preclude the concept of free will?
Truth is never determined by majority opinion, but by divine revelation.
Basically, for me the psychedelic experience was the path to revelation. It actually worked on somebody who thought nothing would work.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
I do think that something of the effect I have on people is to put everything on an edge where they’re both infatuated with a kind of charmingness happening in the person or in the writing, and also flatly terrified by a revelation or acceptance of revelation that’s almost happening, never quite totally happening.
The renaissance of Christian philosophy has been accompanied by a resurgence of interest in natural theology, that branch of theology that seeks to prove God’s existence apart from divine revelation.
When our priorities are out of order, we lose power. It takes personal revelation every day to help us prioritize and keep at bay the influences of the world that would draw us from what we are to do.
There are a lot of things that I really question – the legality of the drone strikes, these NSA revelations. Jimmy Carter came out and said we donвЂ™t live in a democracy. ThatвЂ™s a little intense when an ex-president says that. So you know, heвЂ™s got some explaining to do, particularly for a constitutional law professor.
A good photograph was never what I was looking for. I like to have a point. I had to have a point or I didn’t have a picture. This is what I’ve always found so fascinating about paparazzi pictures. They catch something unintended, on the wing… they get that thing. It’s the revelation of personality.
The universe is the primary revelation of the divine, the primary scripture, the primary locus of divine-human communication.
If you start the day not really expecting substantial change, but anticipating some small new revelation or some small alteration, then over time you’re able to find them in more places.
President Wilford Woodruff is a man of wisdom and experience, and we respect and venerate him, but we do not believe his personal views or utterances are revelations from God; and when Thus saith the Lord, comes from him, the saints investigate it: they do not shut their eyes and take it down like a pill.
No man can come to God but by an extraordinary revelation of the Spirit.
Being disguised under the disfigurement of an ugly crucifixion and death, the Christ upon the cross is paradoxically the clearest revelation of who God is.
If children understand that beliefs should be substantiated with evidence, as opposed to tradition, authority, revelation or faith, they will automatically work out for themselves that they are atheists.
If God did not want us to understand the book of Revelation, He would not have given it to us at all.
The Book of Mormon is the “keystone” of our religion, and the Doctrine and Covenants is the capstone, with continuing latter-day revelation.
Because personal revelation is a constantly renewable source of strength, it is possible to feel bathed in help even during turbulent times.
Children accept many things adults will not accept, since the world of a child is a constant revelation without any need for knowledge of cause and effect.
In a symbol there is concealment and yet revelation: here therefore, by Silence and by Speech acting together, comes a double significance.
In a movie, you need good actors, whereas in a book, you don’t, unless you have a really bad imagination. In a book, your imagination will do the acting for you. Also, the process of revelation is often different. Tension is achieved in a different way.
It’s strange that the newspapers don’t see a connection between their false revelations about my private life and my need for seclusion and security.
Believe in God, in His providence, in a future life, in the recompense of the good; in the punishment of the wicked; in the sublimity and truth of the doctrines of Christ, in a revelation of this doctrine by a special divine inspiration for the salvation of the human race.
One of the consistent themes you’ll find throughout the Bible is that God will always provide the necessary information about Jesus Christ to someone who sincerely desires to receive that revelation.
Not everything has a name. Some things lead us into a realm beyond wordsвЂ¦By means of art were are sometimes sent – dimly, briefly – revelations unattainable by reason.
As Muslims the way we show respect to the creator is by respecting creation and this is why we have to reconcile ourselves with the objectives of the Revelation and the objective is really to honor nature as part of Creation.
I’ve had all kinds of experiences with God in terms of revelation through a still, small voice or dreams or coincidences.
She had the revelation one Sunday that while the other instruments played for everyone the violen played for her alone .
What is offered to man’s apprehension in any specific revelation of Christ is the living God himself.
I am not responsible for what other people think. I am responsible only for what I myself think, and I know what that is. No idea I’ve ever come up with has ever struck me as a divine revelation. Nothing I have ever observed leads me to think there is a God watching over me.
Since the revelations, we have seen a massive sea change in the technological basis and makeup of the Internet.
All men are capable of reason. That is the fundamental principle of democracy Because everybody‘s mind is capable of true knowledge, you don’t have to have a special authority, or a special revelation telling you that this is the way things should be.
Human speculation is no match for divine revelation.
The Fanaticism which discards the Scripture, under the pretense of resorting to immediate revelations is subversive of every principle of Christianity. For when they boast extravagantly of the Spirit, the tendency is always to bury the Word of God so they may make room for their own falsehoods.
Apostles receive revelations from God, and consequently they are able to say ‘This is what the Spirit is saying to the churches right now.’ Making such a statement with credibility carries with it tremendous authority.
The purpose of human life is the dissolution of the soul and the revelation of the Spirit.
When philosophic reason is clear and certain by intuition or necessary induction, no subsequent revelation supported by prophecies or miracles can supersede it.
I didn’t come up through the ranks of the conservative movement… I came to these revelations about my own personal politics in a realm in which those books, those ideas, the canon of conservatism, is nonexistent.
One of the things Satan fears the most is that you would get the revelation of what you can do through prayer.
One of the most beautiful verses in the Bible about Heaven is in the 21st chapter of Revelation, the fourth verse. John says, And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
All faiths constitute a revelation of Truth, but all are imperfect and liable to error.
The only real source of historical information about pre-Islamic Mecca and the circumstances of the Koran‘s revelation is the classical Islamic story about the religion’s foundation.
From the standpoint of food production, storage, handling, and the Lord’s counsel, wheat should have high priority. Water, of course, is essential. Other basics could include honey or sugar, legumes, milk products or substitutes, and salt or its equivalent.
What we need today are not more laws to govern believers. What we need is a greater revelation and appreciation of Jesus and everything that He has done for us!
Revelations are conveyed in a variety of ways, including, for example, dreams, visions, conversations with heavenly messengers, and inspiration. Some revelations are received immediately and intensely; some are recognized gradually and subtly.
When you become a parent, you look at your parents differently. You look at being a child differently. It’s an awakening, a revelation that you have.
God’s glory is the created brightness that surrounds GodвЂ™s revelation of himself.
There are three stages in the revelation of truth. The first is to be ridiculed, the second is to be resisted and the third is to be considered self-evident.
When I did ‘E.T.,’ it sort of solidified the only family I know are these film crews. These gypsies. These filmmakers. That was the solidification and the clicking revelations of ‘This is what I want to do with my life and this is where I’m going to survive.’
I’ve been running my whole life. Running into bars, running around the world. But when you have a child, you can’t run. That was a revelation.
Authentic love must be founded on reciprocal recognition of two freedoms. For each of them, love would be the revelation of the self through the gift of the self and the enrichment of the universe.
God has given a new revelation of himself in modern times and we are the custodians of the message.
Either the human being must suffer and struggle as the price of a more searching vision, or his gaze must be shallow and without intellectual revelation.
The beauty of science and the nature of scientific revelations constitute part of the modern theologian‘s perspective and toolbox.
The New Testament is a commentary on the Old Testament, in the light of the new revelation given by Christ and the Holy Spirit.
Revelation is beyond doctrines and belief systems. It is beyond everything imaginable. It is beyond because it is so close. Revelation is more direct than every word, for it arises out of the truth of who you are. This truth is all you have ever longed for, all you have ever needed.
Take away the Book of Mormon and the revelations, and where is our religion? We have none.
The Bible is God’s declaratory revelation to man containing the great truths about God, about man, about history, about salvation, and about prophecy that God wanted us to know. The Bible could be trusted just as much as if God had taken the pen and written the words Himself.
Listen to the whisperings of the Spirit, the gift of revelation to which you are entitled.
Sometimes the writing leads to the revelations, not the other way around.
I did not come here to repeat what you already know. I have come to reveal something new. I want to share with you a new revelation from God.
I wanted the light to be the revelation. It has to do with what we value. I want people to treasure light.
Biblical Theology…is that part of Exegetical Theology which deals with the revelation of God in its historic continuity…Biblical Theology, rightly defined, is nothing else than the exhibition of the organic progress of supernatural revelation in its historic continuity and multiformity.
In a word, what characterizes the spiritist revelation is that while divine in its origin and of the initiative of the Spirits, its elaboration is fruit of manвЂ™s work.
Today is the great day of one of the revelations of this world. The interrelationships of these individual realms were illumined as by a flash of lightning; they burst unexpected, frightening, and joyous out of the darkness. Never were they so strongly tied together and never so sharply divided.
If the bishops are saying that it is divine revelation that seven percent of unemployment is morally unacceptable and that that is a teaching which must as a matter of faith be accepted by all Catholics, I respectfully dissent.
The Bible is a revelation of the mind and will of God to men. Therein we may learn, what God is.
Wisdom is the aristic craving for extraordinary insights, for incandescent revelations that have the power to burst through banausic and doulic ordinariness: wisdom is the lust to be transfigured, transvaluated.
We are willing to stand by the revelations of God.
The unfolding of our friendship with the Father will be a never-ending revelation strretching on into eternity
If man wishes to know anything about Creation (the time of Creation, the duration of Creation, the order of Creation, the methods of Creation, or anything else) his sole source of true information is that of divine revelation.
When I look at a body it gives me choice of what to put in a painting, what will suit me and what won’t. There is a distinction between fact and truth. Truth has an element of revelation about it. If something is true, it does more than strike one as merely being so.
From Genesis to Revelation, here’s the central message: God Almighty, the Lord Jesus Christ, the Spirit of God, the Triune God is in control of all things, period.
Reveal art; conceal the artist.
Information may inform the mind, but revelation sets a heart on fire.
People know I’ll be sensational, not scandalous. There’s a fine-line difference. Sensational means titillating the viewer. Scandalous means being condemned by the viewer for making unfair, uncouth revelations.
Minor things can become moments of great revelation when encountered for the first time.
Most scientific revelations happened after the pursuit of knowledge quit being secret and hermetic.
When revelation comes write it down.
Prayer is the atmosphere of revelation, in the strict and central sense of that word. It is the climate in which God’s manifestation bursts open into inspiration.
It is precisely because Biblical revelation is absolutely authoritative and perspicuous that the scientific facts, rightly interpreted, will give the same testimony as that of Scripture. There is not the slightest possibility that the facts of science can contradict the Bible.
All worship is an intelligent and loving response to the revelation of God, because it is the adoration of His name.
Marci Geller was a revelation! She’s wonderful!
To understand a Bible text it takes an act of the Holy Spirit equal to the act that inspired the text in the first place. A revelation of the Holy Spirit in one glorious flash of inward illumination would teach you more of Jesus than five years in a theological seminary.
In a way then, the Divine Principle, this new revelation, is the documentary of my life. It is my own life experience. The Divine Principle is in me, and I am in the Divine Principle.
Thus hath it been sent down from the heaven of the Will of your Lord, the Lord of Revelation.
All art is a vision penetrating the illusions of reality, and photography is one form of this vision and revelation.
There’s still a lot of misogynist pop music out there, and I think that hearing something that’s so explicitly feminist and so angry – when we’re still growing up in a culture where girls and women are not supposed to be angry – is a real revelation for young women.
The acquisition of knowledge always involves the revelation of ignorance-almost is the revelation of ignorance.
The Catholic tradition maintains that the objective norms governing right action are accessible to reason, prescinding from the content of revelation.
When literature is discovered,
a revelation occurs: the joyful,
exultant knowledge that
anything can happen.
a revelation occurs: the joyful,
exultant knowledge that
anything can happen.
Go not to the object; let the object come to you.
No totalitarian authority nor authoritarian state can tolerate those who have an absolute by which to judge that state and its actions. The Christians had that absolute in God’s revelation.
Trees are extraordinary revelations of the spirit in nature. And, given the multitude of ways that trees and their products benefit and enrich human culture, they are an especially appropriate symbol of the interdependence of spirit and nature.
Friendship, trust, honor, respect, admiration, this whole experience has been such a revelation.
The Bible is a book of faith, and a book of doctrine, and a book of religion, of special revelation from God; but it is also a book which teaches man his own individual responsibility, his own dignity, and his equality with his fellow – man.
There is no such thing as a self-cleaning oven.
Friendship is an order of nobility; from its revelations we come more worthily into nature.
All writing is that structure of revelation. There’s something you want to find out. If you know everything up front in the beginning, you really don’t need to read further if there’s nothing else to find out.
All spiritual practice must be directed to the removal of the husk and the revelation of the kernel.
Music can set an atmosphere of worship which invites [the] spirit of revelation, of testimony.
Poetry is at least an elegance and at most a revelation.
Where do the really best laughs come from? Terrific connections made intellectually, or terrific revelations made emotionally.
In my experience poetry speaks to you either at first sight or not at all. A flash of revelation and a flash of response. Like lightning. Like falling in love.
I always think it’s interesting to dig a little bit deeper every time you go to someplace that seems like a revelation or a strong connection to an emotional truth.
Landscape is the creation of the one God – his sensuous image and revelation, through the investigation of which, by science or its representation by art, men’s hearts are lifted toward him.
I don’t think I would have been a writer if I hadn’t been a mother. I wanted to construct something that contained some of these feelings that I had, some of these discoveries or revelations.
Love is the revelation of the other person’s freedom.
The Revelation of God is not a book or a doctrine, but a living Person.
Providence is a greater mystery than revelation.
We must each prepare ourselves for every good work that might come to us and then accept the principle that revelation, not aspiration, is the basis for our respective callings.
I remember the revelation it was to me when I realized I’d rather be smart in the way Elvis Presley was than in the way, say, Ludwig Wittgenstein was. The thing was, you could imagine you could be smart like Wittgenstein by just thinking hard enough, but Elvis just had it. It was almost spiritual. A kind of grace.
It’s a big theme in my life, learning about myself and being a better person. I’m a work in progress; I have revelations every day.
an artist is always seeking revelation.
The knowledge and spiritual conviction we receive from the Holy Ghost are the result of revelation.
One of the most important revelations about a period comes in its theory of language, for that informs us whether language is viewed as a bridge to the noumenal or as a body of fictions convenient for grappling with transitory phenomena.
A symbol is indeed the only possible expression of some invisible essence, a transparent lamp about a spiritual flame; while allegory is one of many possible representations of an embodied thing, or familiar principle, and belongs to fancy and not to imagination: the one is a revelation, the other an amusement.
And the revelation was a little like what saints receive on mountains – a further chapter in the history of the mystery.
As reason and revelation both tell us that this state of being is but a preparation for another of a still higher and more spiritual order, all the interests of life are of comparatively little importance, when put in the balance against the future.
I just think that, at the end of the day, you needed the catharsis of revelation.
What use is revelation or religion if it doesnt change anything?
The Bible is a book of faith, and a book of doctrine, and a book of morals, and a book of religion, of especial revelation from God.
Mere mental assimilation of these truths cannot withstand temptation, however. The revelation of God is positively essential. The Spirit of God must reveal how we are in Christ and how we are united with Him in one.
It is here, in the thing that happened at the first Christmas, that the most profound unfathomable depths of the Christian revelation lie. God became man; Nothing in fiction is so fantastic as this truth of the incarnation.
Bible revelations are not against reason but above reason, for the uses of faith, man’s highest faculty.
Some photographers take reality… and impose the domination of their own thought and spirit. Others come before reality more tenderly and a photograph to them is an instrument of love and revelation.
Deep thinking is attainable only by a man of deep feeling, and all truth is a species of revelation
Some of the most striking revelations in the aftermath of the January 6th insurrection here in the Capitol, were reports that some members of the Capitol Police were sympathetic to the insurrectionists.
Like an apparently strict musical form it breaks the five minute whole into its structural parts – a descriptive preamble, the action of taking the cards, the development of the cards’ manipulation and the revelation of what has been achieved.
And let me die suddenly, to be born again in the revelation of beauty….And the revelation of beauty is the wisdom of the ancestors.
What occurs after revelation and paralysis?
The temple endowment was given by revelation. Thus, it is best understood by revelation, prayerfully sought with a sincere heart.
From the accounts of those who have had glimpses of Heaven in visions and revelations, it seems that we do mature somewhat in Heaven. Those who arrive in their youth grow to maturity, while older people appear more middle-aged, in the prime of life.
What pride to discover that nothing belongs to you – what a revelation.
Resistance to revelation, resistance to becoming conscious of all that dwells within us – high and low, light and dark – is the anti-change factor. It is also the mainspring of all our psychological fears.
The Christian marginality of women has its roots in the patriarchal beginnings of the church and in the androcentrism of Christian revelation.
An idea, to be suggestive, must come to the individual with the force of revelation.
I really don’t feel that any of the pieces I wrote were confessions; there are no revelations about secrets in my life, and actually I have nothing to confess and I certainly do not ask for redemption and there is no reward for confessing that I expect.
A saving knowledge of Christ crucified and risen is not the mere result of right reasoning about historical facts. It is the result of spiritual illumination to see those facts for what they really are: a revelation of the truth and glory of God in the face of Christ-who is the same yesterday today and forever.
If you’re really mind-full, and if you underline that aspect of fullness, wholeness, or wholeheartedness, it reveals the gift character of everything.
The Book of Revelation is a description of one path to the New Jerusalem, but this scenario is not inevitable.
I think that the authority of Scripture must be accepted by Catholics and Protestants, and that if our doctrinal judgments are not measured by Scripture, then we’ll be found lacking, since Scripture communicates divine revelation to us.
As the telescope is not a substitute for, but an aid to, our sight, so revelation is not designed to supersede the use of reason, but to supply its deficiencies.
Every noble life becomes a revelation of the spirit which the love and joy of mankind cannot let perish from remembrance.
When man thinks in self-conscious submission to the voluntary revelation of the self-sufficient God, he has therewith the only possible ground of certainty for his knowledge.
There is a book of Revelation in every one’s life, as there is in the Bible.
What I dislike is conventional realism – a system of gestures, descriptions, psychological revelations that was once a vital way of representing the world but has become hackneyed through endless repetition. I’d argue that a conventional realist isn’t a realist at all, but a falsifier of the real.
It is a grievous sin in the sight of God for any man to presume to baptize, unless God has authorized him by new revelation to baptize in his name
The secret of literature, which conventional people don’t guess, is that writers are forever looking for the surprising revelation – not for reinforcement of collective wisdom.
Revelation: a famous book in which St. John the Divine concealed all that he knew. The revealing is done by the commentators, who know nothing.
What is nobler than to tread under foot the gods of the nations, to exorcise evil spirits, to perform cures, to seek divine revelations, and to live to God? These are the pleasures – these are the spectacles – that befit Christian men.
The Holy Spirit accompanies God’s Word to bring revelation of Christ, resulting in transformation.
It is curious how an age of public self-revelation, and of the use of psychological jargon, should also be an age when self-examination is rarely practised.
The power of Christianity lies in its revelation in act, of that which Plato divined in theory.
I have wanted everything as a writer and a woman, but most of all a world changed utterly by my revelations.
We normally know Jesus as a humble, loving servant, which He is. But Revelations gives us the bigger picture of who Jesus is, in His glory.
Since it is the Other within us who is old, it is natural that the revelation of our age should come to us from outside –from others. We do not accept it willingly.
As we have seen, WikiLeaks is a robust organization. During my time in solitary confinement in the basement of a Victorian prison, we continue to release, our media partners continued to write stories. The important revelations from this material continue to come out. We have approximately 2,000 cables into 250,000.
Contrary to popular misconception, Islam does not mean peace but rather means submission to the commands of Allah alone. Therefore, Muslims do not believe in the concept of freedom of expression, as their speech and actions are determined by divine revelation and not based on people’s desires.
Achievements of life are momentary, but realizations are longer lasting.
History is the revelation of Providence.
The Book of Life begins with a man and a woman in a garden. It ends with Revelations.
Going forward with our service and work is an important way room qualify for revelation. In my study of the scriptures I have noted that most revelation to the children of God comes when they are on the move, not when they are sitting back in their habitations waiting for the Lord to tell them the first step to take.
If my revelation of having bipolar II has encouraged one person to seek help, then it is worth it. There is no need to suffer silently and there is no shame in seeking help.
Logical thinking will not be enough to get answers to the questions that matter most in life. We need revelation from God.
Something about the possession of a book – an object that can contain infinite fables, words of wisdom, chronicles of times gone by, humorous anecdotes and divine revelation – endows the reader with the power of creating a story, and the listener with a sense of being present at the moment of creation.
My own mind is the direct revelation which I have from God and far least liable to mistake in telling his will of any revelation.
One of the most amazing revelations of God comes to us when we learn that it is in the everyday things of life that we realize the magnificent deity of Jesus Christ.
You know, it is not God’s desire to conceal but to reveal. The word revelation means “unveiling.”
Chance… in the accommodation peculiar to sensorimotor intelligence, plays the same role as in scientific discovery. It is only useful to the genius and its revelations remain meaningless to the unskilled.
It is between fifty and sixty years since I read it (i.e. the Book of Revelations), and I then considered it merely the ravings of a maniac, no more worthy nor capable of explanation than the incoherence of our own nightly dreams.
I needed to sit down. I’d heard other people talk about having to sit down when shocked by an event or revelation and I had dismissed the notion as pure exaggeration. Little did I realize the actual physical weakness. It felt as if my bones had dissolved and my muscles could no longer support my weight.
Live life as a series of revelations
We don’t have faith in reason; we use reason because, unlike revelation, it produces results and understanding. Even discussing why we should use reason employs reason!
Impression is not enough. Design, style, technique – these, too, are not enough. Art must reach further than impression or self-revelation .
The story of mankind began in a garden and ended in revelations.
They come into being not through demonstration but through revelation, through the medium of powerful personalities.
Art cannot, perhaps, impose order on lifeвЂ”but it teaches us to admire even the unruliest of revelations.
Science, already oppressive with its shocking revelations, will perhaps be the ultimate exterminator of our human species – if separate species we be – for its reserve of unguessed horrors could never be borne by mortal brains if loossed upon the world.
Every illness is an opportunity for compassionate revelations.
The compelling truth of the Restoration is that the heavens are open. This Church is a Church of revelation. Our challenge is not one in getting the Lord to speak to us. Our challenge is learning to hear what He has to say.
When the drama attains a characterization which makes the play a revelation of human conduct and a dialogue which characterizes yet pleases for itself, we reach dramatic literature.
Gods revelation has always been in deeds. Gods interventions in history have always been in deeds, in actions. Then there are those who interpret the actions, and then there are those who write down the interpretations of the actions.
We believe that all men are the spirit children of God, created in his image. This concept is supported by the Holy Bible from Genesis to Revelation.