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If professing Christians are unfaithful to the authority of their Lord in their capacity as citizens of the State, they cannot expect to be blessed by the indwelling of the Holy Ghost in their capacity as members of the Church.

    Author: A.A. Hodge
    Topics: Holy Spirit

Aggressive Christianity is the world's greatest need.

    Author: A.B. Simpson
    Topics: Christianity

The Christian that is bound by his own horizon, the church that lives simply for itself, is bound to die a spiritual death and sink into stagnancy and corruption. We never can thank God enough for giving us not only a whole Gospel to believe, but a whole world to give it to.

    Author: A.B. Simpson
    Topics: Church, The Gospel

God means every Christian to be effective, to make a difference in the actual records and results of Christian work. God put each of us here to be a power. There is not one of us but is an essential wheel of the machinery and can accomplish all that God calls us to.

    Author: A.B. Simpson
    Topics: Christians, Power

I would rather play with forked lightning, or take in my hand living wires with their fiery current, than speak a reckless word against any servant of Christ, or idly repeat the slanderous darts which thousands of Christian are hurling on others.

    Author: A.B. Simpson
    Topics: Gossip

Perils as well as privileges attend the higher Christian life. The nearer we come to God, the thicker the hosts of darkness in heavenly places.

    Author: A.B. Simpson
    Topics: Christianity

Superficial Christians are apt to be eccentric. Mature Christians are so near the Lord that they are not afraid of missing His guidance. They are not always trying to promote their loyalty to God by their independence from others.

    Author: A.B. Simpson
    Topics: Apathy

We have accounts of the deification of men in pagan mythology. But I do not remember any account of a god becoming a man, to help man. Whoever heard of Jupiter or Mars or Minerva coming down and attempting to bear the burdens of men? The gods were willing enough to receive the gifts of men, but Christianity is unique in the fact that our God became a man with human infirmity and emptied Himself of the glory of heaven, in order that He might take upon Himself the sins, diseases and weakness of our humanity.

    Author: A.C. Dixon
    Topics: God

Christ holds that prayer is a tremendous power which achieves what, without it, was a sheer impossibility. And this amazing thing you can set into operation. And the fact that you are not so using it, and simply don't believe in it and its efficiency and efficacy as our fathers did, and that so many nowadays agree with you, is certainly a major reason why the churches are so cold, and the promises seem so tardy of fulfillment.

    Author: A.J. Gossip
    Topics: Prayer, Church

Daily living by faith on Christ is what makes the difference between the sickly and the healthy Christian, between the defeated and the victorious saint.

    Author: A.W. Pink
    Topics: Faith, Victory

Every Christian will readily allow that sin is insidious, but it is one thing to recognize this in theory and quite another to be regulated by it in practice.

    Author: A.W. Pink
    Topics: Sin

The Christian life is a life that consists of following Jesus.

    Author: A.W. Pink
    Topics: Christianity

Though poor in this world's goods, though grieving the loss of loved ones, though suffering pain of body, though harassed by sin and Satan, though hated and persecuted by worldlings, whatever be the case and lot of the Christian, it is both his privilege and duty to rejoice in the Lord.

    Author: A.W. Pink
    Topics: Inspiration, Suffering

The Christian who has stopped repenting has stopped growing.

    Author: A.W. Pink
    Topics: Repentance, Growth

For a Christian to defy adversities is to "despise" chastisement. Instead of hardening himself to endure stoically, there should be a melting of the heart.

    Author: A.W. Pink
    Topics: Adversity, Chastisement

It is only in proportion as the Christian manifests the fruit of a genuine conversion that he is entitled to regard himself and be regarded by others as one of the called and elect of God. It is just in proportion as we add to our faith the other Christian graces that we have solid ground on which to rest in the assurance we belong to the family of Christ. It is not those who are governed by self-will, but "as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God" (Rom. 8:14).

    Author: A.W. Pink
    Topics: Conversion

The Word of God well understood and religiously obeyed is the shortest route to spiritual perfection. And we must not select a few favorite passages to the exclusion of others. Nothing less than a whole Bible can make a whole Christian.

    Author: A.W. Tozer
    Topics: Scripture, The Bible

Christians don't tell lies they just go to church and sing them.

    Author: A.W. Tozer
    Topics: Christians, Church

Wise leaders should have known that the human heart cannot exist in a vacuum. If Christians are forbidden to enjoy the wine of the Spirit they will turn to the wine of the flesh....Christ died for our hearts and the Holy Spirit wants to come and satisfy them.

    Author: A.W. Tozer
    Topics: Holiness, Holy Spirit, The Heart

We need a baptism of clear seeing. We desperately need seers who can see through the mist--Christian leaders with prophetic vision. Unless they come soon it will be too late for this generation. And if they do come we will no doubt crucify a few of them in the name of our worldly orthodoxy.

    Author: A.W. Tozer
    Topics: Evangelism, Religion, Vision

If I see aright, the cross of popular evangelicalism is not the cross of the New Testament. It is, rather, a new bright ornament upon the bosom of a self-assured and carnal Christianity. The old cross slew men, the new cross entertains them. The old cross condemned; the new cross amuses. The old cross destroyed confidence in the flesh; the new cross encourages it.

    Author: A.W. Tozer
    Topics: Carnality, Self-confidence

The basic trouble with the church today is her unworthy concept of God... Our religion is weak because our God is weak... Christianity at any given time is strong or weak depending on her concept of God.

    Author: A.W. Tozer
    Source: The Attributes of God: a Journey into the Father's Heart.
    Topics: Christianity

The Spirit-filled life is not a special, deluxe edition of Christianity. It is part and parcel of the total plan of God for His people.

    Author: A.W. Tozer
    Topics: Holy Spirit

What I am anxious to see in Christian believers is a beautiful paradox. I want to see in them the joy of finding God while at the same time they are blessedly pursuing Him. I want to see in them the great joy of having God yet always wanting Him.

    Author: A.W. Tozer
    Source: Men Who Met God, Christianity Today, v. 31, n. 1.
    Topics: Christians

Nothing is impossible,' said one of the seven sages of Greece, 'to industry.' Let us change the word, 'industry,' to 'persevering prayer,' and the motto will be more Christian and more worthy of universal adoption.

    Author: Adoniram Judson
    Topics: Prayer

After many painful trials, which none can know, but those who are taught to relinquish a system in which they had been educated, I settled down in the full persuasion, that the immersion of a professing believer in Christ is the only Christian baptism.

    Author: Adoniram Judson
    Topics: Baptism

Christianity is a love relationship between a child of God and his Maker through the Son Jesus Christ and in the power of the Holy Spirit.

    Author: Adrian Rogers
    Topics: Christianity

God doesn't need us to give Him our money. He owns everything. Tithing is God's way to grow Christians.

    Author: Adrian Rogers
    Topics: Money, Giving

When are Christian folks going to remember that every time you call yourself a Christian, you invoke the name of God, and that if you then walk a walk that does not reflect the presence of Christ in your life, cast a vote that does not reflect the presence of Christ in your life, then you are taking the name of the Lord your God in vain?

    Author: Alan Keyes
    Topics: Christians, Hypocrisy

The best place any Christian can ever be in is to be totally destitute and totally dependant upon God, and know it.

    Author: Alan Redpath
    Topics: Grace

Christians should be grave and serious, though cheerful and pleasant. They should feel that they have great interests at stake, and that the world has too. They are redeemed--not to make sport; purchased with precious blood--for other purposes than to make men laugh. They are soon to be in heaven--and a man who has any impressive sense of that will habitually feel he has much else to do than to make men laugh. The true course of life is midway between moroseness and levity; sourness and lightness; harshness and jesting. Be benevolent, kind, cheerful, bland, courteous--but serious. Be solemn, thoughtful, deeply impressed with the presence of God and with eternal things--but pleasant affable and benignant. Think not a smile sinful; but think not levity and jesting harmless.

    Author: Albert Barnes
    Topics: Christians

It does not require great learning to be a Christian and be convinced of the truth of the Bible. It requires only an honest heart and a willingness to obey God.

    Author: Albert Barnes
    Topics: The Bible, Obedience

The Psalms are selected by the Christian from the whole Bible, as they were by the Jew from the books in his possession - the Old Testament ... nor will there ever be in the world such an advance in religious light, experience, and knowledge, that they will lose their relative place as connected with the exercises of practical piety."

    Author: Albert Barnes
    Topics: Piety

Christianity may produce agitation, anger, tumult as at Ephesus; but the diffusion of the pure gospel of Christ, and the establishment of the institutions of honesty and virtue, at whatever cost, is a blessing to mankind.

    Author: Albert Barnes
    Topics: Christianity, The Gospel

Many a barren church owes its present sad estate to its inconsistent behaviour, and many a barren Christian has come into this mournful condition by a careless, unsanctified walk before the Lord. Let not saints who are now useful run the risk of enduring the loss of their mercies, but let them be watchful that all things may go well with them.

    Author: Albert Barnes
    Topics: Church

The apostolic church thought more about the Second Coming of Jesus Christ than about death and heaven. The early Christians were looking, not for a cleft in the ground called a grave but for a cleavage in the sky called Glory.

    Author: Alexander MacLaren
    Topics: Heaven

The apostolic church thought more about the Second Coming of Jesus Christ than about death and heaven. The early Christians were looking, not for a cleft in the ground called a grave but for a cleavage in the sky called Glory.

    Author: Alexander MacLaren
    Topics: Heaven

The risen life of Jesus is the nourishment and strengthening and blessing and life of a Christian. Our daily experience ought to be that there comes, wavelet by wavelet, that silent, gentle, and yet omnipotent influx into our empty hearts, this very life of Christ Himself.

    Author: Alexander MacLaren
    Topics: Resurrection

The sum of the whole matter is this: He who is one in will and heart with God is a Christian. He who loves God is one in will and heart with Him. He who trusts Christ loves God. That is Christianity in its ultimate purpose and result. That is Christianity in its means and working forces. That is Christianity in its starting point and foundation.

    Author: Alexander MacLaren
    Topics: Christianity

Nothing but Christian faith gives to the furthest future the solidity and definiteness which it must have if it is to be a breakwater for us against the fluctuating sea of present cares and thoughts.

    Author: Alexander MacLaren
    Topics: Faith

Resignation is the courage of Christian sorrow.

    Author: Alexandre Vinet
    Topics: Discouragement

The only true conqueror who shall be crowned in the end is he who continues until war's trumpet is blown no more.... Christian, wear your shield close to your armor and cry earnestly to God, that by His Spirit you may endure to the end.

    Author: Alistair Begg
    Topics: Endurance

Many of us are tempted to find the key in doing, but the answer is actually found in being. It is vital that we are routinely humbled by the reminder that Christian life is grounded, not in what we can do, but what has been done for us and what we need done to us.

    Author: Alistair Begg
    Topics: Humility

The Christian will be sure to make enemies. It will be one of his objects to make none; but if doing what is right and believing what is true should cause him to lose every earthly friend, he will regard it as a small loss, since his great Friend in heaven will be even more friendly and will reveal Himself to him more graciously than ever.

    Author: Alistair Begg
    Topics: Enemies

The Christian apologist should be able to present God in his full attractiveness so that his rivals in the world are eclipsed.

    Author: Alister McGrath
    Topics: Truth

Christianity offers a worldview that leads to the generation of moral values and ideals that are able to give moral meaning and dignity to our existence.

    Author: Alister McGrath
    Topics: Christianity

Faith in a prayer-hearing God will make a prayer-loving Christian.

    Author: Andrew Murray
    Topics: Prayer

Men ought to seek with their whole hearts to be filled with the Spirit of God. Without being filled with the Spirit, it is utterly impossible that an individual Christian or a church can ever live or work as God desires.

    Author: Andrew Murray
    Topics: Holy Spirit

The enemy uses all his power to lead the Christian, and above all the minister, to neglect prayer. He knows that however admirable the sermon may be, however attractive the service, however faithful the pastoral visitation, none of these things can damage him or his kingdom if prayer is neglected.

    Author: Andrew Murray
    Topics: Satan, Prayer

The man who mobilizes the Christian church to pray will make the greatest contribution to world evangelization in history.

    Author: Andrew Murray
    Topics: Prayer, Evangelism

There is need of a great revival of spiritual life, of truly fervent devotion to our Lord Jesus, of entire consecration to His service. It is only in a church in which this spirit of revival has at least begun, that there is any hope of radical change in the relation of the majority of our Christian people to mission work.

    Author: Andrew Murray
    Topics: Revival, Consecration

Here's to true 'NEW TESTAMENT' Christianity, my friends - the kind that Jesus and the apostles actually invented in the beginning.

    Author: Andrew Strom
    Topics: Christianity

Christian Youth, I need to ask why you sit in the padded pews of your fathers while all around the darkness takes your cities and your friends.

    Author: Andrew Strom
    Topics: Apathy, Youth

Christian Youth of America, can you not hear the call of God in this hour? All heaven awaits the moment when you will arise and ACT on behalf of your generation.

    Author: Andrew Strom
    Topics: Youth

As we live a life that is about as unlike Jesus as you can get, a life of comfort and coddling undreamt of by billions around the world;- a lifestyle in the top 10% of the earth today (-in debt up to our eyeballs all the while) - the fact is that we don't really CARE that we have lost original Christianity, do we? We are too busy, man. Don't bother us with that kind of talk.

    Author: Andrew Strom
    Topics: Christianity, Apathy

Christianity fuels everything I write. Being a Christian means that I am called upon to do battle against lies, injustice, cruelty, hypocrisy--you know, all the virtues in the church of liberalism. As St. Paul said, if Christ is not risen from the dead, then eat drink and be merry, for tomorrow we die.

    Author: Ann Coulter
    Topics: Christianity, Responsibility

No science is ever frightening to Christians. Religious people don't need the science to come out any particular way on IQ or AIDS or sex differences any more than they need the science to come out any particular way on evolution...If evolution is true, then God created evolution.

    Author: Ann Coulter
    Topics: Evolution

I never knew any man in my life who could not bear another's misfortunes perfectly like a Christian.
- Alexander Pope

    Author: Assorted Authors
    Topics: Christians, Service

Since much wealth too often proves a snare and an incumbrance in the Christian's race, let him lighten the weight by 'dispersing abroad and giving to the poor'; whereby he will both soften the pilgrimage of his fellow travelers, and speed his own way the faster.
- Augustus Toplady

    Author: Assorted Authors
    Topics: Charity, Wealth

He who shall introduce into public affairs the principles of primitive Christianity will change the face of the world.
- Benjamin Franklin

    Author: Assorted Authors
    Topics: Christianity, Change

We Christians too often substitute prayer for playing the game. Prayer is good; but when used as a substitute for obedience, it is nothing but a blatant hypocrisy, a despicable Pharisaism...To your knees, man! and to your Bible! Decide at once! Don't hedge! Time flies! Cease your insults to God, quit consulting flesh and blood. Stop your lame, lying, and cowardly excuses. Enlist!
- C.T. Studd

    Author: Assorted Authors
    Topics: Prayer, The Bible, Time

Whatever makes men good Christians, makes them good citizens.
- Daniel Webster

    Author: Assorted Authors
    Topics: Christians, Men

The world is equally shocked at hearing Christianity criticized and seeing it practiced.
- Elton Trueblood

    Author: Assorted Authors
    Topics: Christianity, Criticism

If every Christian is already considered a missionary, then all can stay put where they are, and nobody needs to get up and go anywhere to preach the gospel. But if our only concern is to witness where we are, how will people in unevangelized areas ever hear the gospel? The present uneven distribution of Christians and opportunities to hear the gospel of Christ will continue on unchanged.
- Gordon Olson

    Author: Assorted Authors
    Topics: Missions, The Gospel, Witnessing

The gospel alone is sufficient to rule the lives of Christians everywhere - any additional rules made to govern men's conduct added nothing to the perfection already found in the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
- John Wycliffe

    Author: Assorted Authors
    Topics: Christians, The Gospel

I have sent for you that you may see how a Christian can die.
- Joseph Addison

    Author: Assorted Authors
    Source: on his deathbed to stepson
    Topics: Death

The Christian religion made its way through Paganism, unassisted by the force of human power, and as gentle as the triumphs of light over darkness.
- Joseph Addison

    Author: Assorted Authors
    Topics: History

I have now disposed of all my property to my family. There is one thing more I wish I could give them, and that is the Christian religion.
- Patrick Henry

    Author: Assorted Authors
    Topics: Christianity

It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religions, but on the gospel of Jesus Christ! For this very reason peoples of other faiths have been afforded asylum, prosperity, and freedom of worship here.
- Patrick Henry

    Author: Assorted Authors
    Topics: Christianity, Freedom, The Gospel

Trees have their seasons at certain times of the year when they bring forth fruit; but a Christian is for all seasons.
- Ralph Brownrig

    Author: Assorted Authors
    Topics: Christians

My chief concern is to try to be an humble, earnest Christian.
- Robert E. Lee

    Author: Assorted Authors
    Topics: Humility

We have fought this fight as long, and as well as we know how. We have been defeated. For us as a Christian people, there is now but one course to pursue. We must accept the situation.
- Robert E. Lee

    Author: Assorted Authors
    Topics: War, Contentment

I do not want the walls of separation between different orders of Christians to be destroyed, but only lowered, that we may shake hands a little easier over them.
- Rowland Hill

    Author: Assorted Authors
    Topics: Christians

I feel now, that Arabia could easily be evangelized within the next thirty years if it were not for the wicked selfishness of Christians.
- Sameul M. Zwemer

    Author: Assorted Authors
    Topics: Evangelism, Selfishness

Order your soul; reduce your wants; live in charity; associate in Christian community; obey the laws; trust in Providence.

    Author: Augustine
    Topics: Theology, Providence, Community

The tendency of Christian ideas is to mental growth. The mind must expand that takes them in with cordial sympathy. The conversion of Saul of Tarsus wrought in him an intellectual as well as a moral revolution.

    Author: Austin Phelps
    Topics: Growth

Christianity is the only system of faith which combines religious beliefs with corresponding principles of morality. It builds ethics on religion.

    Author: Austin Phelps
    Topics: Christianity, Morality

Through its whole history the Christian religion has developed supreme affinities for best things.

    Author: Austin Phelps
    Topics: Christianity

Prayer is the preface to the book of Christian living; the text of the new life sermon; the girding on of the armor for battle; the pilgrim's preparation for his journey. It must be supplemented by action or it amounts to nothing.

    Author: Austin Phelps
    Topics: Prayer

When the Christian asserts his faith in the divine origin of his Bible, he does not mean to deny that it was composed and written by men or that it was given by men to the world. He believes that the marks of its human origin are ineradicably stamped on every page of the whole volume. He means to state only that it is not merely human in its origin.

    Author: B.B. Warfield
    Topics: The Bible

It takes spiritual authority to bless others. Many Christians say, "God bless you," but one clearly senses that although the words express a kind wish, they lack real spiritual authority.

    Author: Basilea Schlink
    Topics: Godliness

A real Christian is a person who can give his pet parrot to the town gossip.

    Author: Billy Graham
    Topics: Christians

Being a Christian is more than just an instantaneous conversion - it is a daily process whereby you grow to be more and more like Christ.

    Author: Billy Graham
    Topics: Christians

Only God Himself fully appreciates the influence of a Christian mother in the molding of character in her children.

    Author: Billy Graham
    Topics: Character, Mothers

The Christian life is not a constant high. I have my moments of deep discouragement. I have to go to God in prayer with tears in my eyes, and say, 'O God, forgive me,' or 'Help me.'

    Author: Billy Graham
    Topics: Christianity, Discouragement, Prayer

The highest form of worship is the worship of unselfish Christian service.

    Author: Billy Graham
    Topics: Worship, Service

Christianity means a lot more than church membership.

    Author: Billy Sunday
    Topics: Christianity, Church

God Almighty never intended that the devil should triumph over the Church. He never intended that the saloons should walk rough-shod over Christianity.

    Author: Billy Sunday
    Topics: Drunkenness, Satan

Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than going to a garage makes you an automobile.

    Author: Billy Sunday
    Topics: Church

When may a revival be expected? When the wickedness of the wicked grieves and distresses the Christian.

    Author: Billy Sunday
    Topics: Revival, Sin, Stress

If you have no joy, there's a leak in your Christianity somewhere.

    Author: Billy Sunday
    Topics: Joy

There are some so-called Christian homes today with books on the shelves of the library that have no more business there than a rattler crawling about on the floor, or a poison within the child's reach.

    Author: Billy Sunday
    Topics: Books

It won't save your soul if your wife is a Christian. You have got to be something more than a brother-in-law to the Church.

    Author: Billy Sunday
    Topics: Salvation

All great amusements are dangerous to the Christian life; but among all those which the world has invented there is none more to be feared than the theatre.

    Author: Blaise Pascal
    Source: Pensees,1660.
    Topics: Carnality

Let it not be imagined that the life of a good Christian must be a life of melancholy and gloominess; for he only resigns some pleasures to enjoy others infinitely better.

    Author: Blaise Pascal
    Topics: Christians

The Word of truth teaches in the clearest and most positive terms that all of the dead will be raised. No doctrine of the faith rests upon a more literal and emphatic body of Scripture authority than this, nor is any more vital to Christianity.

    Author: C.I. Scofield
    Topics: Doctrine, Resurrection

Romans 7 is a record of the conflict of regenerate man with his old self, and is, therefore, intensely personal. "I would," "I do not," "I would not," "I do," is the sad confession of defeat which finds an echo in so many Christian hearts.

    Author: C.I. Scofield
    Topics: Hypocrisy

God's purpose in promising to reward with heavenly and eternal honors the faithful service of His saints is to win them from the pursuit of earthly riches and pleasures, to sustain them in the fires of persecution, and to encourage them in the exercise of Christian virtues.

    Author: C.I. Scofield
    Topics: Persecution, Virtue, Rewards

Christians, let us leave the government of the world till the King comes; let us leave the civilizing of the world to be the incidental effect of the presence there of the Gospel of Christ, and let us give our time, our strength, our money, our days to the mission distinctively committed to the Church, namely, to make the Lord Jesus Christ known "to every creature"!

    Author: C.I. Scofield
    Topics: Government, Evangelism

No Christian and, indeed, no historian could accept the epigram which defines religion as 'what a man does with his solitude.'

    Author: C.S. Lewis
    Topics: Religion, History


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