Saturday, April 2, 2011


Welcome to "Quaint Words!”

These posts will contain thoughts, poems, and prayers from old books that I have found at antique stores, flea markets, and garage sales (with an occasional treasure from a bookstore).

I love the rhythm and sound of the older English language, and am blessed by other believers who have gone before me!

(A listing of books and authors, and also dates of individual postings from those books, will be found on my "QUAINT WORDS" page)

"'The god of this world' is his awful title - a title Divinely conceded to the Evil One, not because the Supreme has delegated His sovereignty, but because the world accords him its homage...

The lie of which he is the father is the denial of the Christ of God, the Christ of Calvary, the only mediator between God and men, the propitiation for the world's sins - the 'mercy seat' where an outcast sinner can meet a holy God and find pardon and peace...

But 'the lie' has other phases...Eternal judgment and a hell for the impenitent, redemption by blood, and the need of salvation through the death of the great Sin-bearer - these and kindred doctrines are rejected as survivals of a dark and credulous age: it is for man to work out his own destiny, and to raise himself to the Divine ideal...

A new gospel some men call this: it is the oldest gospel known. In every point it reminds us of the old, old words:

'Hath God said?'"

(From "The Silence of God" by Sir Robert Anderson, c. 1897)

BLOG = "Blessedly Leaning On God!"


  1. The "father of lies" has so many lies it would be impossible to count them. Thank you for sharing these with us.

  2. Whoa Nelly. That one is awesome. I love what Charlotte said above about the father of lies having so many lies it would be impossible to count them.

    We stand on the Word and through the power of the Almight God we turn deaf ears in his direction.

  3. Don't you just love old books? Such inspiring thoughts from "The Silence of God." Thank you, I'll have to look for this one.

    With joy,

  4. I also love old books, especially by Christian authors. I enjoyed this excerpt you shared. A favorite classic of mine is Pilgrim's Progress by Paul Bunyan.

  5. Charlotte - Yes, indeed. You're so right. The enemy has lies in abundance, and he uses them all too well. Don't go out against him unarmed!!

    Debbie - It is only by standing on the Word that we have any chance. I have to remind myself of what Jesus did to fight that old devil. "IT IS WRITTEN..."

    Pamela - Yes, I do love old books. And I am so blessed by believers that have preceded me in this battle called life.

    Patti - You know, I would have thought that at some point in my English career, I would have read Pilgrim's Progress. I'm going to have to check that one out.

    GOD BLESS, friends! Don't believe the lies!!


"So [I] have been greatly encouraged in the midst of [my] troubles and suffering, dear brothers and sisters, because you have remained strong in your faith. It gives [me] new life to know that you are standing firm in the Lord. How [I] thank God for you!" (1 Thessalonians 3:7-9)

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