Here’s some quotes from the book, The Thing Is by Tony Payne published by Matthias Media. If you like these quotes, consider supporting the author by purchasing the book by clicking this link.
“It’s not only that God as our creator should define who we are and what our lives are for; it’s that on our own we are completely incapable of doing so.”
“God not only has the right to say who we are and to determine the purpose of our lives; but he alone is able to do so, because he alone knows what the world and our lives are really for.”
“Death is the one terrible fate that awaits all creatures. And it pricks the bubble of human pride and self-importance.”
“In Genesis we see it all in outline. We see the basic problem: humanity’s stupid rebellion against our creator and God. We also see the basic consequences: death and decay, suffering and pain, conflict and hardship.”
“It was essentially a migration program. God was rescuing people from one realm or domain or country and transferring them to another—from a domain shrouded in darkness to one bathed in light.”
“Everywhere the gospel message has gone, it has been the means of God transferring rebels out of the domain of darkness and into the kingdom of his Son.”
“As citizens of this domain we all have one thing in common: we oppose God. Some of us oppose him in a passive-aggressive sort of way, others in a more defiantly rebellious way.”
“God is the creator and master of all—the great Potter who fashions and forms us, who decides what we are for and how he will use us. He is the one who determines what his creatures are for, and what they should do. The thing is: we don’t get to decide who we really are and what our lives are for—our creator does.”
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