“A single seed of religious instruction, planted by mother or father into the heart of a child, produces a bigger harvest than a bag-full of seeds planted by clerics and priests.” Elias the Teacher (The Angel of Antioch)
“War is one of the greatest plagues that can afflict humanity; it destroys religion, it destroys states, it destroys families. Any scourge, in fact, is preferable to it. Famine and pestilence become as nothing in comparison with it. Pestilence becomes as nothing in comparison with it. Pestilence is the least evil of the three, and this therefore is why (King) David chose it, willing rather to fall into the hands of God than into those of pitiless man.” Martin Luther
“Those who raise hand against mate, children or elderly parents are devils incarnate. Have nothing to do with one such as this. Leave them alone in the dark dungeon they have constructed with their own two hands.” Elias the Teacher (The Angel of Antioch)
“My sons and daughters, there is no greater curse than a spouse who constantly criticizes and complains about their mate. Continuous torture in prison produces less suffering than a spouse such as this.” Elias the Teacher (The Angel of Antioch)
In light of the nine Christians killed during Bible Study at Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC, it brings to mind Rev. Martin Luther King’s last speech, given the night before his assassination, at Mason Temple (Church of God in Christ Headquarters).
“Like anybody, I would like to live a long life. Longevity has its place. But I’m not concerned about that now. I just want to do God’s will. And He’s allowed me to go up to the mountain. And I’ve looked over. And I’ve seen the Promised Land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight, that we, as a people, will get to the promised land!
And so I’m happy, tonight.
I’m not worried about anything.
I’m not fearing any man!
Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord!”