June 20, 2017

Edwin Louis Cole

A dream doesn’t become a goal until it is written.
Edwin Louis Cole

A fast is not a hunger strike. Fasting submits to God’s commands. A hunger strike makes God submit to our demands.
Edwin Louis Cole

Attitude determines the altitude of life.
Edwin Louis Cole

Being faithful in that which is another man’s qualifies us to receive our own.
Edwin Louis Cole

Believing in evolution is believing in the unproved, while believing in Christ is believing in the proven.
Edwin Louis Cole

Boundaries are to protect life, not to limit pleasures.
Edwin Louis Cole

By use you possess gain; by disuse you decline and lose.
Edwin Louis Cole

Character is more important than talent.
Edwin Louis Cole

Confidentiality is a virtue of the loyal, as loyalty is the virtue of faithfulness.
Edwin Louis Cole

Conscience allows us to do two things: Pass judgment on ourselves; approve or condemn our own conduct.
Edwin Louis Cole

Crying over what’s gone won’t find the present.
Edwin Louis Cole

Expectancy is the atmosphere for miracles.
Edwin Louis Cole

Faith is the ticket to the feast, not the feast.
Edwin Louis Cole

Fear attracts attack.
Edwin Louis Cole

God authors desires in your heart, then fulfills His Will by enabling you to realize those desires.
Edwin Louis Cole

God is the Creator; Satan is the counterfeiter.
Edwin Louis Cole

God never ends anything on a negative; God always ends on a positive.
Edwin Louis Cole

God will finish what He authors, but He is not obligated to finish what He has not authored.
Edwin Louis Cole

God will lead you into a deliverance where the means that delivers you will be those who would destroy you.
Edwin Louis Cole

Good is often the enemy of best.
Edwin Louis Cole

Have faith in God; God has faith in you.
Edwin Louis Cole

If you can’t take it, you won’t make it.
Edwin Louis Cole

Illusions of grandeur are not the same as visions of greatness.
Edwin Louis Cole

Inconsistencies in men are generally testimony to their immaturity.
Edwin Louis Cole

It is not enough to be delivered from sin; it is enough to be delivered to righteousness.
Edwin Louis Cole

Knowledge of God’s Word is a bulwark against deception, temptation, accusation, even persecution.
Edwin Louis Cole

Life is lived on levels and arrived at in stages.
Edwin Louis Cole

Marriage may be the closest thing to Heaven or Hell any of us will know on this earth.
Edwin Louis Cole

Mediocre men work at their best; men seeking excellence strive to do better.
Edwin Louis Cole

Men and women have strengths that complement each other.
Edwin Louis Cole

Men are limited by the knowledge of their minds, the worth of their characters and the principles upon which they are building their lives.
Edwin Louis Cole

Men cannot make Scripture conform to their lifestyle; they must make their lifestyle conform to Scripture.
Edwin Louis Cole

Men tend to feel threatened; women tend to feel guilty.
Edwin Louis Cole

Obedience is an act of faith; disobedience is the result of unbelief.
Edwin Louis Cole

Our Lord never condemned the fig tree because it brought forth so much fruit that some fell to the ground and spoiled. He only cursed it when it was barren.
Edwin Louis Cole

Peace is the umpire for doing the will of God.
Edwin Louis Cole

Prayer in private results in boldness in public.
Edwin Louis Cole

Reading is an art form, and every man can be an artist.
Edwin Louis Cole

Reasonable men adapt to the world around them; unreasonable men make the world adapt to them. The world is changed by unreasonable men.
Edwin Louis Cole

Sin is basically a denial of God’s right of possession.
Edwin Louis Cole

Sin is still sin – no matter how you spell it.
Edwin Louis Cole

Successful people recognize crisis as a time for change – from lesser to greater, smaller to bigger.
Edwin Louis Cole

The degree of loving is measured by the degree of giving.
Edwin Louis Cole

The discipline of daily devotion to God undergirds decisions.
Edwin Louis Cole

The man who seeks to please God is the man who people are pleased with. The man who seeks to please others won’t satisfy anyone.
Edwin Louis Cole

The more you build your life on principle and less on personality – yours or others – the straighter will be your course.
Edwin Louis Cole

The pattern of the prodigal is: rebellion, ruin, repentance, reconciliation, restoration.
Edwin Louis Cole

The Ten Commandments have never been replaced as the moral basis upon which society rests.
Edwin Louis Cole

The yoke you wear determines the burden you bear.
Edwin Louis Cole

There are no small churches, just small people.
Edwin Louis Cole

There is a high cost for low living.
Edwin Louis Cole

There is a price to pay for accomplishment.
Edwin Louis Cole

To him who knows to prosper and does it not, to him it is sin.
Edwin Louis Cole

Trust funds can never be a substitute for a fund of trust.
Edwin Louis Cole

Truth cannot be defeated.
Edwin Louis Cole

Truth is life’s most precious commodity.
Edwin Louis Cole

What the mind cannot retain, the body will have to endure.
Edwin Louis Cole

What you believe about God has the greatest potential for good or harm in your life.
Edwin Louis Cole

When the pressure comes, preferences give way while convictions hold firm.
Edwin Louis Cole

You are committed to what you confess.
Edwin Louis Cole

You can tell the nature of the man by the words he chooses.
Edwin Louis Cole

You cannot be responsible for salvation until first you’ve been responsible for sin.
Edwin Louis Cole

You don’t drown by falling in the water; you drown by staying there.
Edwin Louis Cole

You don’t reward reaction; you reward results.
Edwin Louis Cole

You seek the heights of manhood when you seek the depths of God.
Edwin Louis Cole

Your best friend and worst enemy are both in this room right now. It’s not your neighbor right or left – and it’s not God or the devil – it’s you.
Edwin Louis Cole

Your faithfulness makes you trustworthy to God.
Edwin Louis Cole

 

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