Website owner: James Miller
Pearl of great price
Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it. Matt 13:45
When I think back over my life and ask myself what single event of my life was the most important in regard to shaping and influencing my life I think the answer is clear: At the young age of 8 or 9 I found a pearl of great price and bought it. That pearl of great price was the Bible. How very thankful I am that I found it! It has had a pervasive, permeating effect on my entire life. It is responsible for essentially everything I am and believe in. It has been the foundation for my life. It underlies those things I love. It underlies those things I detest. There is nothing else you can compare it with. I think my case is unusual. Especially in today’s America. I think most people have no strong spiritual foundation and pervasive force in their life.
The average Joe today. How does he think? What kinds of outlooks, attitudes and values characterize him? I can only speculate. But if you take away any knowledge of the Bible or influence by any religion, how would I expect his mind to work? I would expect him to just follow the crowd, drift with the current, do the things everyone else does: swear, use bad language, try this, try that, drink, try drugs, party, follow impulse and base appetite. Without any strong convictions or principles I would expect him to be easily influenced by all of the many godless outlooks, attitudes, and values impinging on all of us. I would expect him to be a simple product of the godless culture; moving from one intellectual error to another, one moral error to another, messing up his life.
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?