The first thing that we need to say is that God is grieving, too. Uh, a lot of people try to make it sound like 'well everything that happens is God's will.' That's nonsense. God allows everything, but God does not choose everything.

The only way you can serve God is by serving other people.

I want to change my circumstances. God wants to change me.

Most people don't realize, I really have no faith in politics. I'm not a politician. If I thought you could change human hearts by laws, I would, but I don't.

There are illegitimate parents, but I don't believe there are any illegitimate children.

Being reminded about the incredible power of God's love, and living as He intended, is the most powerful motivation to change.

When life doesn't make sense, we can still have peace.

You can like somebody without agreeing with all of their policies.

I never have been involved in politics.

That's the big difference between Christianity and other religions. The difference between Works and Grace or Do and Done.

Churches know more about poverty than any government will ever know, because we're dealing with the poor every day.

The Constitution is man-made, so it is not perfect. It's not the basis of my beliefs. My belief system is based on the Scriptures which come from God.

Most of us want to have enough... good works to get into heaven, but enough bad works to be fun.

God is looking for people to use, and if you can get usable, he will wear you out. The most dangerous prayer you can pray is this: 'Use me.'

Now God has never shouted out to me. I've never heard God speak audibly. He doesn't have to.

I'm not a policymaker, I'm not a pundit. In fact, I don't have any interest in it. It's not on my agenda.

Your time is your life. That is why the greatest gift you can give someone is your time.

What gives me the most hope every day is God's grace; knowing that his grace is going to give me the strength for whatever I face, knowing that nothing is a surprise to God.

So I would say God hates war, but God loves every soldier.

We're a nation of laws, but the good thing about America, is that laws reside in the people and people can change the laws.

You drift through life and let things happen to you, or go by design and say, 'This is what I'm intended to do.'

You're not really ready to live unless you know what you're willing to die for.

Humility isn't denying your strengths; it's being honest about your weaknesses.

It's easy to demonize from a distance.

If you're alive, there's a purpose for your life.

Well actually I don't think it's a bunch of bad things that send us to hell. I think it is rejection of God's grace.

What surprises me most about God is that the creator of the universe should want a relationship with me.

I just think the Internet has made us ruder.

The Bible tells us that Jesus Christ came to do three things. He came to have my past forgiven, you get a purpose for living and a home in Heaven.

In the Old Testament, it says that if you have the power to do something good, then you have to do it. You're not to avoid helping somebody in their time of need.

Law is downstream from culture. By the time you make a law about something, you're reacting, not acting. I'd rather shape the culture.

But dogs, which have no ability to sin nor moral conscience, do not have an ability to reject Jesus.

The death of my own son has made me more sensitive. It's made me more compassionate.

The arrogant make fun of others.The humble make fun of themselves.

If God only used perfect people, nothing would get done. God will use anybody if you're available.

You were made by God and for God, and until you understand that, life will never make sense.

God is love. He didn't need us. But he wanted us.

I serve a higher power, Jesus Christ. I make no apologies in saying that.

I never get involved in policy. Never.

I believe in the separation of church and state, but I do not believe in the separation of politics from religion.

Living in the light of eternity changes your priorities.

The role of the church and the government are fundamentally different. The church must always show compassion - always.

Well, in the first place, military service, they don't call it service for nothing. You are actually serving your country. And it is a worthy and valid vocation.

The Bible tells us that there are some things worth fighting for. In fact, the Bible says there's some things worth dying for.

Faithful servants never retire. You can retire from your career, but you will never retire from serving God.

The church must always show compassion, always.

The Bible is very clear that God has a purpose. But even if I know that purpose, I can't fulfill it if I'm out of shape.

God gave us the gift of life in heaven. Many people are given this gift, but they never open it. They never do anything with it.

And you know, when you've experienced grace and you feel like you've been forgiven, you're a lot more forgiving of other people. You're a lot more gracious to others.