Dan Hilton - Helpful Sayings and Thoughts

Most of the following "Helpful Sayings and Thoughts" were left with us (San Diego area brethen) from Dan Hilton's gospel meeting in the early 1960s.  We trust these thoughts will be as rewarding and helpful to you as they were to us.

1)         "Deep Down Truths"
2)         "Clear as Crystal"
3)         "Bedrock Foundation"
4)         "Sufficient for That"
5)         "You Dear Folk"
6)         "Get Down to the Bedrock Truth"
7)         "A Heaven-on-Earth Home Life"
8)         "Don't Quote Me; Learn the Word of God"
9)         "In the Backwaters of the Rivers of Ungodliness"
10)       "Be Careful, Be Careful, Be Careful"

11)  I'll be happy to answer any questions you might have, but it will not be what "Dan thinks or says," it will be from the Bible and "what Jesus says." 
Folks, memorize these verses.  I Timonthy 6:3-4, "If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ and to the doctrine which is according to godliness, he is proud and knowing nothing."
12)       Don't slide down the banister of compromise. 
13)       Six keys to a successful marriage: 
1. Appreciation        3. Appreciation        5. Appreciation
2. Appreciation        4. Appreciation        6. Appreciation
14)       It is better for the courtship to continue in the marriage than the marriage to finish in the court. 
15)       Wedlock is padlocked and throw away the key; for God's people, it is double-padlocked and throw away both keys
16)       Dare to be different, when different is right. 
17)       When something is perfect, why change it
18)       A young brother worker went to Dan with a concern about doctrine.  Dan's response was, "I am very backward about being forward regarding those things that are not in the black and white."
19)       Another brother went to Dan with a concern about doctrine; his response was, "Stay away from 'I think,' 'I feel,' 'I believe.'"
20)       A young girl asked Dan, "Would it be okay to change something just a little?  It would not change my salvation."  Dan's answer, "The danger is this:  maybe it would not change anything now, but if others come along - say change again just a little, say 10 times, then we would not have truth."
21)       Excuse:  The skin of a reason stuffed with a lie.
22)       Plan for the worst; hope for the best. 
23)       Are you an armour-plated battle tank for righteousness or a bulldozer of compromise for Satan
24)       A godly-pillared home is where the man is the head of the home and the woman is the heart of the home
25)       The best bread is baked in the death oven of self-denial, deep in the basement of our heart.
26)       Are you spending your time on the trash pile of compromise or deep in treasure mountain
27)       We can faint with a teacup of discouragement when there is a whole river of the water of life passing by.
28)       When the sweet grapes of human affection are crushed in the winepress of the greater love, here flows the rich, sweet wine of sacrifice that feeds the guests at the table
29)       Life is like a coin:  you can spend it anyway you want, but only once
30)       All our lives lie out before us like a field of drifted snow; let us be careful how we tread it, for every step will show.
31)       Bedrock truth and rock bottom honesty is a sure winner every time
32)       A teenager told Dan, "Someone is saying untrue things about me."  Dan's reply, "Just live so that no one will believe it."
33)       A wall is only as strong as a soldier who defends it
34)       Spiritual compass will always point to "Hear ye Him."
35)       We are going to suffer one way the other (I Peter 3:17); why not suffer for the right things rather than the wrong?
36)       Beloved brethren, it takes all the ministers all of the time to meet all needs of God's people.  
37)       You can fool some of the people some of the time, but not all the people all of the time.

38)       When talking to someone at work, or anyone, about truth, be sure your answers are from the Bible, and if you don't remember where it's found, tell them you will look it up and get back to them
39)       Unmoveable: Those that are most moved by God are least moved by evil and error
40)       Every move Jesus made had a meaning
41)       Christ is one percent worthy; our nature is zero percent worthy
42)       The soldier's pack will always be lighter than the prisoner's chain
43)       The grave of love is dug with a lot of little digs
44)       Children are your gold mine and you don't have much time to work
45)       When we do the wrong things, we're going down a dead-end road.

46)       It's not more than Jesus we need, it's more of Jesus we need.
47)       Christian: the shortest and more complete definition - remove the "a."  What do you have now?  Christ-in.
48)       Count your blessings "ton by ton" and you will see what the Lord has done
49)       Unadulterated truth: that which was and is from the beginning (I John 1:1)
50)       My friends, when you and I are too (t-o-o) busy, then you and I are too (t-o-o) busy.  (End of subject.)
51)       Keep your children in the backwaters of the ungodliness; find the quiet eddies and coves
52)       When a current experience seems a little hard, in ten years we won't know the difference
53)       Remember, effective good discipline is necessay for good character and a good future for your children
54)       Parents, I hope the light of Christ is burning before your children. 
55)       Jesus is God's Heaven-sent answering service on earth.  Jesus has all the answers
56)       Know our place, keep our place, and fill our place. 
57)       Kindness: Husbands, be kind!  Wives, be kind!  (I Corinthians 13:4)  A double layer of kindness cake:  human kindness and divine kindness
58)       Don't make any major decisions when you are in a valley.  You'll be glad 50 times over that you did hang on when the cloud is past.
59)       Steadfast means hold your ground against the enemy
60)       False way has a great big show and nothing behind it. 
61)       Truth has no pomp and show but the depth behind it
62)       Seek that ye may excel to the edifying of the church
63)       Psalm 145:7, "They shall abundantly speak of the memory of the great goodness."  What a marvelous century we live in.  Because of Revelations 7:9, all tongues = languages.  I have started a search of the languages in which the true gospel of Christ is preached.  So far, I have sixty-one and there will be more as I continue to search.
64)       The word "kept" or "keep" in I Peter 1:5 is translated from the Greek word "phroureo" which means "a military guard to guard against a hostile invasion."  As then, so now; many influences are like hostile invasion attempts but a strong faith in the true God, a strong faith in the true Son of God, a strong faith in the Word of God, a strong faith in the precious blood of Christ, a strong resurrection faith, a strong faith in our mediator can be our armory, a military guard to guard against a hostile invasion, such as Acts 28:22, the unsaved and curious Jews in Tome said to Paul, "For as concerning this sect, we know that everywhere it is spoken against."
65)       The original writing of Matthew 6:10 and Luke 11:2, "Let they kingdom continue to come."  The ending on the end of the verb "come" meant the continuing of an action already in progress; maybe about like an endless belt in the natural where the treasures are continually placed in one's lap.  So in the spiritual; in God's Kingdom, treasures keep pouring into our lives.  They keep coming and keep coming.  Indeed, we are a rich and blessed people. 
66)       It is wonderful when all experiences are used to grow in the Lord, II Peter 3:18.
67)       Mark 13:3-6, it is amazing after all those four servants had seen and heard, that God's Son told them, "Take heed that no man deceive you."  This meeting on Mount Olivet was only a day or two before the crucifixion.  A few months ago, I looked up the word, "sleight" in Ephesians 4:14.  It means "the quality of being skillful in manipulation."  That says a lot for Satan's work.  God's people are being plagued with this kind of a thing all over the world these times.  To be deceived is to believe a lie is the truth.  I John 4:4, "Greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world."  We are thankful for this God-given protection.  Matthew 7:24-27 = The "Do" Rock = safe.  The "Do Not" sand = disaster.  Those three chapters = bedrock basics! 
68)       We experience so many little milestones in God's Kingdom
69)       The old must die, the young may die. 
70)       A dying ministry produces a living church

71)       The word "Anti-Christ" means "opposed to" or "different than."