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14+ quotes from Black: The Birth of Evil by Ted Dekker

Quotes from Black: The Birth of Evil

Ted Dekker ·  432 pages

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“Some would say the Creator is a lamb. Some would say he's a lion. Some would say both. The fact is, he is neither a lamb nor a lion. These are fiction. Metaphors. Yet the Creator is both a lamb and a lion. These are both truths.”
― Ted Dekker, quote from Black: The Birth of Evil


“Come hither, my dear. Come hither, that I mightest protectest thou!”
― Ted Dekker, quote from Black: The Birth of Evil


“This was the Great Romance. To love at any cost.”
― Ted Dekker, quote from Black: The Birth of Evil


“The point is, we were created to love beauty. We love beauty because Elyon loves beauty. We love song because Elyon loves song. We love love because Elyon loves love. And we love to be loved because Elyon loves to be loved. In all these ways we are like Elyon. In one way or another, everything we do is tied to this unfolding story of love between us and Elyon.”
― Ted Dekker, quote from Black: The Birth of Evil


Adrenaline dulls reason; panic kills it.
― Ted Dekker, quote from Black: The Birth of Evil


“How can there be love without a true choice? Would you suggest that man be stripped of the capacity to love?”
― Ted Dekker, quote from Black: The Birth of Evil


“Not evil. Not any more evil than the colored trees are good.Evil and good reside in the heart, not in trees and water.”
― Ted Dekker, quote from Black: The Birth of Evil


“Not wonderful that you've forgotten, mind you. Wonderful that you have so much to discover.”
― Ted Dekker, quote from Black: The Birth of Evil


“And to understand how love unfolds, you must understand how Elyon loves.”
― Ted Dekker, quote from Black: The Birth of Evil


“These were his people--a strange thought. Maybe not his very own people, as in father, mother, brother, sister, but people just like him. He was lost but not so lost after all.”
― Ted Dekker, quote from Black: The Birth of Evil


“The fact is not kill entire populations is able to infect entire regions of land and control the only cure.”
― Ted Dekker, quote from Black: The Birth of Evil


“Because evil provides his creation with a choice,” the child said as though the concept was very simple indeed. “And because without it, there could be no love.” “Love?” Tom stopped. The boy’s hand slipped out of his. He turned, brow raised. “Love is dependent on evil?” Tom asked. “Did I say that?” A mischievous glint filled the boy’s eyes. “How can there be love without a true choice? Would you suggest that man be stripped of the capacity to love?”
― Ted Dekker, quote from Black: The Birth of Evil


“What man would not romance a woman who had invited him? And what woman would not romance a man who had chosen her? It was the nature of the Great Romance.”
― Ted Dekker, quote from Black: The Birth of Evil


“Then maybe you can tell me something else. How is it that Elyon can allow evil to exist in the black forest? Why doesn’t he just destroy the Shataiki?” “Because evil provides his creation with a choice,” the child said as though the concept was very simple indeed. “And because without it, there could be no love.”
― Ted Dekker, quote from Black: The Birth of Evil


About the author

Ted Dekker
Born place: in Indonesia
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