God, being who He is, must always be sought for Himself, never as a means toward something else....Whoever seeks God as a means toward desired ends will not find God....
The mighty God, the maker of heaven and earth...will not aid men in their selfish striving after personal gain....Yet popular Christianity has as one of its most effective talking points the idea that God exists to help people get ahead in this world.
A.W. Tozer, Man: The Dwelling Place of God, pp. 56-57
Ironically, those who seek their ultimate value in the next world are the only ones able to do much good in this one.
Herbert Schlossberg,Idols for Destruction, p. 333
Promoting or accepting the right of people to abortion on demand is accepting a utilitarian view of human life—if the fetus is not useful or convenient...then we may dispose of it. Once we accept this utilitarian outlook...that man has no inviolable right to life—then none of us can be safe from annihilation.
Dr. Paul Adreini, affiliated with the Mayo Clinic,cited in David Hocking, The Moral Catastrophe, p. 30