People get so used to the dark that they think it is growing brighter It is possible to fraternize with unbelievers until false doctrine becomes less and less objectionable.
VH I have read of a Coast Guard crew summoned on a stormy night to rescue survivors from a sinking vessel. One member of the crew was fearful: “Captain,” he moaned, “we’ll never get back.” “We don’t have to come back,” was the reply, “we only have to go.”
VH Our Lord sent His disciples out as sheep among wolves; now the wolves are being invited into the sheepfold.
VH Vice-Admiral Rickover said: “if the Russians announced they were going to send a man to hell, there would be at least two government agencies ... asking for money on the grounds, We’ve got to get there first.”
VH Lenin said: “We will find our most fertile ground for infiltration of Marxism within the field of religion, because religious people are the most gullible and will accept almost anything if it is couched in religious terminology.”
VH Somebody asked a prominent figure of that day, “What do you think of civilization?” He replied, “I think it’s a good idea. Why doesn’t someone start it?”
VH There is a trend today that would put a new robe on the prodigal son while he is still feeding hogs. Some would put the ring on his finger while he still in the pigsty. Others would paint the pigsty and advocate bigger and better hog pens.
VH Spurgeon wrote something to the effect that it is better to be a lean bird in the woods than a fat bird in a cage.  Today's young minister is tempted to feather his nest in a comfortable parish with plenty of security.  A caged eagle is a sad sight but sadder still is a caged preacher.  Gypsy Smith used to say, "I was born in a field; don't put me in a flowerpot!"  Pepper 'n Salt page 9
VH In my meetings through the years, I have discovered that most of the members of my church do not think it important to attend a “revival.” We have the faithful in the local flock, plus visitors from other fellowships—Christians who love God and His Word. I have often looked at this mixture and reflected that here is true ecumenicity, of which the present-day effort to organize church union is the imitation. These Christians belong to different communions and only God keeps the roll of His true church. It cannot be organized, for that would be the death of it. But here is the mainstream of God’s purpose today—not in our vast institutionalized Christianity. Here is the true ecclesia—but of course we must work with things as they are in our local churches for all their faults and failings. Time and again somebody has tried to begin a new fellowship of New Testament Christians but it always ends as just an­other denomination. So we work with the setup as it is, for no church has ever been perfect. But we must hold up the stand­ard and aim at perfection and not surrender to complacent satisfaction with things as they are. If there is to be another revival, it will come in an upsurge among God’s people of every connection, born-again believers in Jesus Christ. Some of us are willing to pray for a revival in our denomination, but who would think of praying for a revival in the church across the street!

If the Lord tarries, there may yet be a grass-roots awakening that will overflow all sectarian barriers. There are a host of good people who couldn’t care less about this theologian or that, but who need to rekindle the fire of God within them and who long for a visitation from heaven in old-time power The kindling wood is scattered all around in all the churches May God help us to rake off the ashes, uncover the live coals and may He blow upon us with the breath of His Spirit!  Pepper 'n Salt pages 121-122