Website owner: James Miller
Stand off from something --- get a distance away from it --- and you start seeing it with perspective. Very often one can benefit a great deal by getting away from something for a while; by getting it out of your mind, forgetting about it. Then suddenly you see it with perspective. How long do you need to be away from it? How much time is necessary? In my experience you have to be away from it for several years (maybe 2 or 3 years). But after several years you start seeing it with perspective, understanding and insight. You start seeing it as a whole, its salient features, general tendencies, general inclinations, errors, weaknesses, problems that it causes, etc.. What are some examples from my own experiences? What things have I stood away from and then started seeing with much greater perspective and clarity? - conservative Baptistism - Pentecostalism - Evangelicalism in general - the teachings of the Bible (I discontinued my habit of daily Bible reading. It had become a thing of rote, motions, just reading words. I wasn't reading it with perspective, appreciating it, understanding it. By discontinuing reading it, by backing off from it, I have been able to see it with better perspective. Now when I read it, it is with freshness and better understanding.) - my complexes and emotional problems of the past (by getting away from problems you see them with better perspective) - Mathematics and technical subjects (by getting away from them one gets a better perspective on their true importance and value; one sees them in their proper place, as compared with other things) Oct 1977
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?