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"And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions: And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit." Joel 2:28-29
The Bible Says It! Or Does It?
Many sayings and proverbs in common use are taken from the Bible. Can you tell them from those derived from the writings of Shakespeare, Plato, or a famous motto? Choose the quotations you believe to be from the Bible:
1. The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool. Answer
2. Open rebuke is better than secret love. Answer
3. A fool and his money are soon parted. Answer
4. Every day is a messenger of God. Answer
5. No man can serve two masters. Answer
6. A merry heart doeth good like a medicine. Answer
7. Cast thy bread upon the waters for thou shalt find it after many days. Answer
8. It is a wise father that knows his own child. Answer
9. The way to a man's heart is through his stomach. Answer
10. Fair weather cometh out of the north. Answer
11. Can two walk together, except they be agreed? Answer
12. Not life, but a good life, is to be chiefly valued. Answer
13. There's a divinity that shapes our ends, roughhewn them how we will. Answer
14. I am escaped with the skin of my teeth. Answer
15. Let us eat and drink; for to morrow we shall die. Answer
16. A continual dropping in a very rainy day and a contentious woman are alike. Answer
17. Make haste slowly. Answer
18. We have left undone those things which we ought to have done; and we have done those things which we ought not to have done. Answer
19. Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning. Answer
20. Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of. Answer
21. Cowards die many times before their death. Answer
22. Wealth maketh many friends. Answer
23. Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God. Answer
24. The race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong. Answer
25. The fathers have eaten a sour grape, and the children's teeth are set on edge. Answer
26. There is no new thing under the sun. Answer
27. Character is much easier kept than recovered. Answer
28. Man is born unto trouble, as the sparks fly upward. Answer
29. Lost time is never found again. Answer
30. The sleep of a labouring man is sweet. Answer
31. Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other. Answer
32. A word to the wise is sufficient. Answer
33. No prophet is accepted in his own country. Answer
34. Be not righteous over much. Answer
35. If wishes were horses, beggars might ride. Answer
36. Better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof. Answer
37. God helps those that help themselves. Answer
38. Pride goeth before destruction. Answer
39. One picture is worth more than a thousand words. Answer
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The Bible Says It! Or Does It? Answers
1. Shakespeare. As You Like It.
2. Proverbs 27:5.
3. Current since 16th century.
4. Russian proverb.
5. Matthew 6:24.
6. Proverbs 17:22
7. Ecclesiastics 11:1
8. Shakespeare, Merchant of Venice
9. Current since 19th century.
10. Job 37:22.
11. Amos 3:3.
13. Shakespeare, Hamlet.
14. Job 19:20.
15. Isaiah 22:13.
16. Proverbs 27:15.
17. From the Latin.
18. Book of Common Prayer.
19. Psalms 30:5.
20. Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard's Almanac.
21. Shakespeare, Julius Caesar.
22. Proverbs 19:4.
23. Motto on Thomas Jefferson's seal.
24. Ecclesiastics 9:11.
25. Jeremiah 31:29 and Ezekiel 18:2.
26. Ecclesiastics 1:9.
27. Thomas Paine.
28. Job 5:7.
29. Benjamin Franklin.
30. Ecclesiastics 5:12.
31. Benjamin Franklin.
32. Terence (Roman dramatist, 150 B.C.)
33. Luke 4:24.
34. Ecclesiastics 7:16.
35. John Ray's, English Proverbs, 1670.
36. Ecclesiastics 7:8.
37. Benjamin Franklin.
38. Proverbs 16:18.
39. Chinese proverb
A Holiness Revival!
By Andrew Murray
A holiness revival! What was the great evangelistic revival in England through Whitefield and Wesley but this? They had together at Oxford been members of the "Holy Club". With their whole heart they had sought deliverance from the guilt of sin, but also from the power of sin. When their eyes were opened to see how faith can claim the whole Christ in all fullness, they found the key to the preaching which was so mightily effectual for the salvation of men.
What John Wesley did for the Methodism, General Booth, and his disciple, did for the Salvation Army. Looking at the material on which he had to work, it was amazing how, with his teaching of the clean heart and full salvation, he was able to inspire tens of thousands with a true devotion to Christ and the lost.
There may be great differences of doctrine, but no one can be blind to the seal God has set upon the intense desire to preach a full salvation and an entire consecration.