Category: Quotes

Quotes on God’s existence

God’s existence not only cannot be proved, it should not be attempted. (Os Guiness)

God is not for proof but proclamation; not for argument but acceptance.  (Robert Horn)

One of the great needs of today is a profound conviction that God is. (W. Holloway Main)

At bottom God is nothing more than an exalted father.  (Sigmund Freud)

If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him.  (Voltaire)

The evidence for God lies primarily in inner personal experience. …

Quotes on justice

‘I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just.’ (Thomas Jefferson)

‘Truth is justice’s handmaid; freedom is its child, peace is its companion; safety walks in its steps; victory follows in its train; it is the brightest emanation from the gospel; it is an attribute of God.’ (Sydney Smith)

Injustice, suave, erect, and unconfined, Sweeps the wide earth, and tramples o’er mankind, While prayers to heal her wrongs move slow behind. Homer

‘By largely ignoring the central biblical teaching that God is on the side of the poor, our theology has been profoundly unorthodox.…

Quotes on Excuses

A farmer asked his neighbour if he might borrow a rope. “Sorry,” said the neighbour.  “I’m using my rope to tie up my milk.” “Rope can’t tie milk.” “I know,” replied the neighbour.  “but when a man doesn’t want to do something, one reason is as good as another.” (Illustrations for Biblical Preaching)

A school teacher who is consistently late insists that she is a victim of compulsive lateness syndrome.

FBI agent who embezzled 2000 dollars from the government and gambled it away and he’s suing to get his job back because his compulsive gambling is a handicap and therefore protected by federal law.…

Quotes on Suffering

For philosophers, pain is a problem of metaphysics; for stoics, it is an exercise; for mystics, it is an ecstasy; for the religious, a travail meekly to be borne; for clinicians a symptom to be understood and an ill to be relieved.  (Charles F. W. Illingworth)

God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pains: it is his megaphone to rouse a deaf world.  (C. S. Lewis)

Mercy hath a heaven, and justice a hell, to display itself to eternity, but long-suffering hath only a short-lived earth.  …

Quotes on Providence

God moves in a mysterious way
His wonders to perform;
He plants his footsteps in the sea,
And rides upon the storm.
(William Cowper)

The longer I live, the more faith I have in providence, and the less faith in my interpretation of providence.  (Jeremiah Day)

God’s providences often seem to contradict his purposes, even when they are serving them.  (Matthew Henry)

Everything that happens to me can help me along in my Christian life.  (E.…

Puritans on Providence

What is Providence?

There are three things in providence: God’s foreknowing, Gods determining, and God’s directing all things to their periods and events.  (Thomas Watson)

Providence is the perpetuity and continuance of creation. (Richard Sibbes)

Tell me, if God had never a creature to look to in all the world but thee, wouldst thou believe that He would regard thy heart. and words, and ways, or not? If He would, why not now as well as then!

Quotes on the Cross

There is not a word in the Bible which is extra crucem, which can be understood without reference to the cross.  (Martin Luther)

This one event of the cross of Christ is a final revelation both of the character and consequence of human sin and of the wonder and sacrifice of divine love.  (Alan Stibbs)

Calvary shows how far men will go in sin, and how far God will go for man’s salvation.  (H.C. Trumbull)

In the cross, sin is cursed and cancelled. …

Quotes on Evangelism

“I care not where I go, or how I live, or what I endure, so that I may save souls. When I sleep I dream of them; when I awake they are first in my thoughts…No amount of scholastic attainment, of able and profound exposition, of brilliant and stirring eloquence can atone for the absence of a deep, impassioned sympathetic love for human souls.” (David Brainerd)

“We are content to be the keepers of the aquarium, rather than be fishers of men.” (Unknown)

‘Ministers knock at the door of men’s hearts, the Spirit comes with a key and opens the door.’ (Thomas Watson)

One of the saddest statistics of our day is that 95% of all church members have never led anyone to Christ.…