Website owner: James Miller
The problem is the tendency of people to trust authority
The problem is this: the tendency of people to trust authority. They trust the psychologist and the psychiatrist. That is a terrible mistake. They trust their church, the minister, the preacher. That is a terrible mistake. They trust their teacher or professor. That is a terrible mistake. They trust the politician. That is a terrible mistake. They trust the government official. That is a terrible mistake. They trust the journalist. That is a terrible mistake. Why all this trusting? Well, man is a natural-born follower. He prefers following. He doesn’t like to lead. He wants others to tell him what is true and where to go. He has no confidence in his own powers for ascertaining the truth. He will believe another person before he will believe his own mind, his own sense, his own intuition. In addition, he is lazy. He doesn’t like to think. It is too much work, too much trouble. He was given a mind and the necessary resources for finding the truth but he prefers to let others do the work of thinking. He always looks to others for truth instead of going to his own resources. Man is a creature of impulse, not of reason. Impulse is the easy way. Thought and reason is the hard way. Man has a strong preference for the easy way. And, besides, Truth is not that important to him. He is not willing to invest a lot of effort into finding it. And so he lives in a world of lie, falsehood, and deception.
Jesus said, “I am the good shepherd.” Instead of following Jesus, mankind has a strong tendency to follow false shepherds, bad shepherds. Instead of God’s way, they prefer Satan’s way.
Everywhere Europe goes, America is sure to follow. There is some lag, but America is sure to follow. It is the same phenomenon. People following people. American intellectual and political leaders following European intellectual and political leaders. The blind following the blind. People don’t think for themselves. They follow others.
The Way of Truth and Life
God's message to the world
Jesus Christ and His Teachings
Words of Wisdom
Way of enlightenment, wisdom, and understanding
Way of true Christianity
America, a corrupt, depraved, shameless country
On integrity and the lack of it
The test of a person's Christianity is what he is
Who will go to heaven?
The superior person
On faith and works
Ninety five percent of the problems that most people have come from personal foolishness
Liberalism, socialism and the modern welfare state
The desire to harm, a motivation for conduct
The teaching is:
On modern intellectualism
On Self-sufficient Country Living, Homesteading
Principles for Living Life
Topically Arranged Proverbs, Precepts, Quotations. Common Sayings. Poor Richard's Almanac.
America has lost her way
The really big sins
Theory on the Formation of Character
You are what you eat
People are like radio tuners --- they pick out and listen to one wavelength and ignore the rest
Cause of Character Traits --- According to Aristotle
These things go together
We are what we eat --- living under the discipline of a diet
Avoiding problems and trouble in life
Role of habit in formation of character
The True Christian
What is true Christianity?
Personal attributes of the true Christian
What determines a person's character?
Love of God and love of virtue are closely united
Walking a solitary road
Intellectual disparities among people and the power in good habits
Tools of Satan. Tactics and Tricks used by the Devil.
On responding to wrongs
Real Christian Faith
The Natural Way -- The Unnatural Way
Wisdom, Reason and Virtue are closely related
Knowledge is one thing, wisdom is another
My views on Christianity in America
The most important thing in life is understanding
Sizing up people
We are all examples --- for good or for bad
Television --- spiritual poison
The Prime Mover that decides "What We Are"
Where do our outlooks, attitudes and values come from?
Sin is serious business. The punishment for it is real. Hell is real.
Self-imposed discipline and regimentation
Achieving happiness in life --- a matter of the right strategies
Self-control, self-restraint, self-discipline basic to so much in life
We are our habits
What creates moral character?