Merrill J. Bateman quotes

  • Just as the lame man at the pool of Bethesda needed someone stronger than himself to be healed (see John5:1-9), so we are dependent on the miracles of Christ's atonement if our souls are to be made whole from grief, sorrow, and sin
    -- Merrill J. Bateman

    #Grief #Men #Miracle

  • Through service to others, we develop a Christlike love and we experience joy. Service teaches patience and long-suffering as well as gentleness, goodness, and faith.
    -- Merrill J. Bateman

    #Long #Joy #Suffering

  • The Savior's atonement...is intimate as well as infinite.
    -- Merrill J. Bateman

    #Atonement #Infinite #Intimate

  • The atonement was an intimate, personal experience in which Jesus came to know how to help each of us.
    -- Merrill J. Bateman

    #Jesus #Helping #Atonement

  • The Saviors atonement in the garden and on the cross is intimate as well as infinite. Infinite in that it spans the eternities. Intimate in that the Savior felt each persons pains, sufferings, and sicknesses. Consequently, he knows how to carry our sorrows and relieve our burdens that we might be healed from within, made whole persons, and receive everlasting joy in his kingdom. May our faith in the Father and the Son help each of us to become whole.
    -- Merrill J. Bateman

    #Pain #Father #Son

  • In becoming a whole person, the grateful leper was healed inside as well as on the outside. That day nine lepers were healed skin deep, but only one had the faith to be made whole. The tenth leper [was] changed eternally by [his] faith in the Savior and the healing power of his atonement.
    -- Merrill J. Bateman

    #Grateful #Healing #Skins

  • All my life I've been aware of the Second World War humming in the background. I was born 10 years after it was finished, and without ever seeing it. It formed my generation and the world we lived in. I played Hurricanes and Spitfires in the playground, and war films still form the basis of all my moral philosophy. All the men I've ever got to my feet for or called sir had been in the war.

  • Is it a particularly British trait to so utterly adore truly appalling men, from Tony Hancock through to Steptoe and Alf Garnett, Captain Mainwaring, Rigsby, Del Boy, Victor Meldrew and on to David Brent from The Office. The most deeply adored characters are all simply vile.

  • Ambition often puts Men upon doing the meanest offices; so climbing is performed in the same position with creeping.

  • Life, to be sure, is nothing much to lose, But young men think it is, and we were young.

  • Therefore, since the world has still Much good, but much less good than ill, And while the sun and moon endure Luck's a chance, but trouble's sure, I'd face it as a wise man would, And train for ill and not for good.

  • Sometimes miracles occur only when you jump in.

  • As barbaric is we are, it's a miracle we haven't blown ourselves off the face of the earth so far.

  • As one studies these preconditions, one becomes saddened by the ease with which human potentiality can be destroyed or repressed, so that a fully-human person can seem like a miracle, so improbable a happening as to be awe-inspiring. And simultaneously one is heartened by the fact that self-actualizing persons do in fact exist, that they are therefore possible, that the gauntlet of dangers can be run, that the finish line can be crossed.

  • The point of my work is to make it clear that all youth can make 'big miracles' happen.

  • Do you believe in miracles?