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We must learn to live on the heavenly side and look at things from above. To contemplate all things as God sees them, as Christ beholds them, overcomes sin, defies Satan, dissolves perplexities, lifts us above trials, separates us from the world and conquers fear of death.

    Author: A.B. Simpson
    Topics: Heaven, Trials, Overcoming

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

The Incarnation through the death of Christ makes it possible for God to be "just, and the justifier of him that believeth in Jesus." If God should be merciful without the satisfaction of justice, He would cease to be a God of justice and would thus forfeit His throne of righteousness. In a word, He would cease to be God.

    Author: A.C. Dixon
    Topics: Justice

Through the death of Christ on the cross making atonement for sin, we get a perfect standing before God. That is justification, and it puts us, in God's sight, back in Eden before sin entered. God looks upon us and treats us as if we had never sinned.

    Author: A.C. Dixon
    Topics: Justification

Gospellers have much to say about what Christ's death accomplished for those who believe in Him, but very little is said about what that Death accomplished Godwards. The fact is that the death of Christ glorified God if never a single sinner had been saved by virtue of it.

    Author: A.W. Pink
    Topics: The Cross

For not only does sound reason direct us to refuse the guidance of those who do or teach anything wrong, but it is by all means vital for the lover of truth, regardless of the threat of death, to choose to do and say what is right even before saving his own life.

    Author: A.W. Tozer
    Topics: Truth

...I have now to ask whether you can consent to part with your daughter early next spring, to see her no more in this world? Whether you can consent to see her departure to a heathen land, and her subjection to the hardships and sufferings of a missionary life? Whether you can consent to her exposure to the dangers of the ocean; to the fatal influence of the southern climate of India; to every kind of want and distress; to degradation, insult, persecution, and perhaps a violent death? Can you consent to all this, for the sake of perishing immortal souls; for the sake of Zion and the glory of God? Can you consent to all this, in hope of soon meeting your daughter in the world of glory, with a crown of righteousness brightened by the acclamations of praise which shall redound to her Saviour from heathens saved, through her means, from eternal woe and despair?

    Author: Adoniram Judson
    Source: a letter written by Adoniram Judson to Ann Hasseltine's father, in which he asked permission to marr
    Topics: Romance, Missions

The greatest harm that can be suffered in the fight against perceived evil and injustice is not physical death or "occupation." It is the death of the conscience and spirit cut off from the nourishment of moral law.

    Author: Alan Keyes
    Topics: Morality

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

If life has not made you by God's grace, through faith, holy--think you, will death without faith do it? The cold waters of that narrow stream are no purifying bath in which you may wash and be clean. No! no! as you go down into them, you will come up from them.

    Author: Alexander MacLaren
    Topics: Death, Faith

If you love your 'Truths' more than you love people, then you are an out-and-out Pharisee. Nothing less. And you will create condemnation and death in people, rather than 'conviction' and LIFE.

    Author: Andrew Strom
    Topics: Love, Life

There is no surer proof of Christ's divinity than that he is still so hated some two thousand years after his death.

    Author: Ann Coulter
    Topics: Christianity

Faith is a bridge across the gulf of death.
- Edward Young

    Author: Assorted Authors
    Topics: Faith

He hideth our unrighteousness with His righteousness, He covereth our disobedience with his obedience, He shadoweth our death with His death, that the wrath of God cannot find us.
- Henry Smith

    Author: Assorted Authors
    Topics: Atonement, Righteousness

Death comes equally to us all, and makes us all equal when it comes.
- John Donne

    Author: Assorted Authors
    Topics: Death

Live in Christ, live in Christ, and the flesh need not fear death.
- John Knox

    Author: Assorted Authors
    Topics: Christ, Death

The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.
- Mark Twain

    Author: Assorted Authors
    Topics: Death

Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!
- Patrick Henry

    Author: Assorted Authors
    Topics: Perseverance, Liberty

When men sought to make Him a king He fled; now that they seek to put Him to death He goes out to meet them.
- Rudolph Stier

    Author: Assorted Authors
    Topics: Jesus, Courage

Everything science has taught me - and continues to teach me - strengthens my belief in the continuity of our spiritual existence after death. Nothing disappears without a trace.
- Wernher Von Braun

    Author: Assorted Authors
    Topics: Heaven

Death stung himself to death when he stung Christ.
- William Romaine

    Author: Assorted Authors
    Topics: Death

We want to reach the kingdom of God, but we don't want to travel by way of death. And yet there stands Necessity saying: 'This way, please.' Do not hesitate, man, to go this way, when this is the way that God came to you.

    Author: Augustine
    Topics: Death

They, then, who are destined to die, need not be careful to inquire what death they are to die, but into what place death will usher them.

    Author: Augustine
    Topics: Death, Eternity

The Jews looked upon a serpent to be freed from serpents; and we look upon the death of Christ to be delivered from death.

    Author: Augustine
    Topics: Christ, Death, Salvation

As men are not able to fight against death, misery, ignorance, they have taken it into their heads, in order to be happy, not to think of them at all.

    Author: Blaise Pascal
    Topics: Apathy

Our nature consists in motion; complete rest is death.

    Author: Blaise Pascal
    Topics: Death, Rest

The charm of fame is so great that we like every object to which it is attached, even death.

    Author: Blaise Pascal
    Topics: Pride

The point of the death of Christ is that Christ took on the sins of the world, so that what we put out did not come back to us, and that our sinful nature does not reap the obvious death. That's the point. It should keep us humbled... It's not our own good works that get us through the gates of Heaven.

    Author: Bono
    Topics: The Cross, Humility

Only He who really lived a human life (and I presume that only one did) can fully taste the horror of death.

    Author: C.S. Lewis
    Source: Letters (c. September 1940)
    Topics: Death, Life

'When a willing victim who had committed no treachery was killed in a traitor's stead, the table would crack and Death itself would start working backwards.'

    Author: C.S. Lewis
    Source: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
    Topics: Death

Nothing, not even what is lowest and most bestial, will not be raised again if it submits to death.

    Author: C.S. Lewis
    Source: The Great Divorce
    Topics: Death

It is hard to have patience with people who say "There is no death" or "Death doesn't matter." There is death. And whatever is matters. And whatever happens has consequences, and it and they are irrevocable and irreversible. You might as well say that birth doesn't matter.

    Author: C.S. Lewis
    Topics: Death, Atheism

Does loving your enemy mean not punishing him? No, for loving myself does not mean that I ought not subject myself to punishment-even to death. If you had committed a murder, the right Christian thing to do would be to give yourself up to the police and be hanged.

    Author: C.S. Lewis
    Topics: Murder, Enemies

You never know how much you really believe anything until its truth or falsehood becomes a matter of life and death to you.

    Author: C.S. Lewis
    Source: A Grief Observed
    Topics: Believing

Be good, sweet maid, and let who will be clever; do noble things, not dream them all day long; and so make life, death, and that vast forever one grand, sweet song.

    Author: Charles Kingsley
    Topics: Character

When the time comes for you to die, you need not be afraid, because death cannot separate you from God's love.

    Author: Charles Spurgeon
    Topics: Death, Time

You never hear Jesus say in Pilate's judgement hall one word that would let you imagine that He was sorry that He had undertaken so costly a sacrifice for us. When His hands are pierced, when He is parched with fever, His tongue dried up like a shard of pottery, when His whole body is dissolved into the dust of death, you never hear a groan or a shriek that looks like Jesus is going back on His commitment.

    Author: Charles Spurgeon
    Topics: Atonement, Commitment

Go forth today, by the help of God's Spirit, vowing and declaring that in life - come poverty, come wealth, in death - come pain or come what may, you are and ever must be the Lord's. For this is written on your heart, 'We love Him because He first loved us.'

    Author: Charles Spurgeon
    Topics: Holy Spirit, Perseverance

A sight of His death - if it is a true sight - is the death of all love of sin.

    Author: Charles Spurgeon
    Topics: Death

Doubt discovers difficulties which it never solves; it creates hesitancy, despondency, despair. Its progress is the decay of comfort, the death of peace. "Believe!" is the word which speaks life into a man, but doubt nails down his coffin.

    Author: Charles Spurgeon
    Source: Sermons, 35.455.
    Topics: Doubt

He had, when in health, wickedly refused Christ, yet in his death-agony, he had superstitiously sent for me. Too late, he sighed for the ministry of reconciliation, and sought to enter in at the closed door, but he was not able. There was no space left him then for repentance, for he had wasted the opportunities which God had long granted to him.

    Author: Charles Spurgeon
    Source: Autobiography, The Early Years, 1962, p. 274
    Topics: Rebellion

I know of nothing which I would choose to have as the subject of my ambition for life than to be kept faithful to my God till death, still to be a soul winner, still to be a true herald of the cross, and testify the name of Jesus to the last hour. It is only such who in the ministry shall be saved.

    Author: Charles Spurgeon
    Topics: Faithful

If you will not have death unto sin, you shall have sin unto death. There is no alternative. If you do not die to sin, you shall die for sin. If you do not slay sin, sin will slay you.

    Author: Charles Spurgeon
    Source: Sermons, 15.419.
    Topics: Sin

Keep your eye simply on Him; let His death, His sufferings, His merits, His glories, His intercession, be fresh upon thy mind; when you wake in the morning look to Him; when thou lie down at night look to Him. Oh! let not your hopes or fears come between thee and Jesus; follow hard after Him, and He will never fail you.

    Author: Charles Spurgeon
    Source: Evening by Evening, March 3.
    Topics: Perseverance

That only is worth my having which I can have forever. That only is worth my grasping which death cannot tear out of my hand.

    Author: Charles Spurgeon
    Source: Sermons 29.509.
    Topics: Prosperity

We say that Christ so died that He infallibly secured the salvation of a multitude that no man can number, who through Christ's death not only may be saved, but are saved, must be saved, and cannot by any possibility run the hazard of being anything but saved.

    Author: Charles Spurgeon
    Topics: Salvation

We see his smile of love even when others see nothing but the black hand of Death smiting our best beloved.

    Author: Charles Spurgeon
    Topics: Death

There is an essential difference between the decease of the godly and the death of the ungodly. Death comes to the ungodly man as a penal infliction, but to the righteous as a summons to his Father's palace. To the sinner it is an execution, to the saint an undressing from his sins and infirmities. Death to the wicked is the King of terrors. Death to the saint is the end of terrors, the commencement of glory.

    Author: Charles Spurgeon
    Topics: Death

In vain I have searched the Bible, looking for examples of early believers whose lives were marked by rigidity, predictability, inhibition, dullness, and caution. Fortunately, grim, frowning, joyless saints in Scriptures are conspicuous by their absence. Instead, the examples I find are of adventurous, risk-taking, enthusiastic, and authentic believers whose joy was contagious even in times of full trial. Their vision was broad even when death drew near. Rules were few and changes were welcome. The contrast between then and now is staggering.

    Author: Chuck Swindoll
    Topics: The Bible, Faith, Obedience

I am so glad God will never allow a man to go comfortably and peacefully to eternal death. He never allows any man to be lost until He has done His best to save him.

    Author: Clovis G. Chappell
    Topics: Death

Jesus is hungry but feeds others; He grows weary but offers others rest; He is the King Messiah but pays tribute; He is called the devil but casts out demons; He dies the death of a sinner but comes to save His people from their sins; He is sold for thirty pieces of silver but gives His life a ransom for many; He will not turn stones to bread for Himself but gives His own body as bread for people.

    Author: D.A. Carson
    Topics: Jesus, Examples

Death may be the King of terrors... but Jesus is the King of kings!

    Author: D.L. Moody
    Topics: Death, Jesus

Some day you will read in the papers that D.L. Moody of East Northfield, is dead. Don't you believe a word of it! At that moment I shall be more alive than I am now; I shall have gone up higher, that is all, out of this old clay tenement into a house that is immortal- a body that death cannot touch, that sin cannot taint; a body fashioned like unto His glorious body.

    Author: D.L. Moody
    Topics: Heaven, Death

I find that many Christians are in trouble about the future; they think they will not have grace enough to die by. It is much more important that we should have grace enough to live by. It seems to me that death is of very little importance in the meantime. When the dying hour comes, there will be dying grace; but you do not require dying grace to live by.

    Author: D.L. Moody
    Topics: The Future, Death

Earth recedes, heaven opens. I've been through the gates! Don't call me back ... if this is death, it's sweet. Dwight! Irene! I see the children's faces. [Dwight and Irene were his dead grandchildren.]

    Author: D.L. Moody
    Topics: Death

Take your stand on the Rock of Ages. Let death, let the judgment come: the victory is Christ's and yours through Him.

    Author: D.L. Moody
    Topics: Victory

If you are under the power of evil, and you want to get under the power of God, cry to Him to bring you over to His service; cry to Him to take you into His army. He will hear you; He will come to you, and, if need be, He will send a legion of angels to help you to fight your way up to heaven. God will take you by the right hand and lead you through this wilderness, over death, and take you right into His kingdom.

    Author: D.L. Moody
    Topics: Repentance

Heaven has no place for the erroneous belief that Christ died because we are worth it. Christ's death in our place had nothing to do with our worth but with the depths of our sin, the demands made by God's justice, and His eternal glory.

    Author: Dave Hunt
    Topics: Self-esteem

God's love is his holiness reaching out to sinners; grace is but the price that his love pays to his holiness; the cross is but its victory over sin and death; and faith is but the way in which we bring our worship to him who is holy.

    Author: David F. Wells
    Topics: Grace, The Cross, Faith

At the place of execution, he again said a short prayer and then climbed the steps to the gallows, brave and composed. His death ensued after a few seconds. In almost fifty years that I worked as a doctor, I have hardly ever seen a man die so entirely submissive to the will of God.

    Author: Dietrich Bonhoeffer
    Source: Prison doctor witness to Bonhoeffer's death
    Topics: Death

God shapes the world by prayer. Prayers are deathless. The lips that uttered them may be closed to death, the heart that felt them may have ceased to beat, but the prayers live before God, and God's heart is set on them and prayers outlive the lives of those who uttered them; they outlive a generation, outlive an age, outlive a world.

    Author: E.M. Bounds
    Topics: Prayer, Life, The Heart

All God's plans have the mark of the cross on them, and all His plans have death to self in them.... But men's plans ignore the offence of the cross or despise it. Men's plans have no profound, stern or self-immolating denial in them. Their gain is of the world.

    Author: E.M. Bounds
    Topics: Greed, The Cross

The church is not a democracy in which we have chosen God, but a theocracy in which He has chosen us. The church is the only society in the world that never loses any of its members, even by death. The church upon its knees would bring heaven upon the earth.

    Author: E.M. Bounds
    Topics: Unity

George Macdonald said, 'If you knew what God knows about death you would clap your listless hands', but instead I find old people in North America just buying this whole youth obsession. I think growing older is a wonderful privilege. I want to learn to glorify God in every stage of my life.

    Author: Elisabeth Elliot
    Topics: Service, Youth, America

We want to avoid suffering, death, sin, ashes. But we live in a world crushed and broken and torn, a world God Himself visited to redeem. We receive his poured-out life, and being allowed the high privilege of suffering with Him, may then pour ourselves out for others.

    Author: Elisabeth Elliot
    Topics: Suffering, Brokenness, Redemption

Self-pity is a death that has no resurrection, a sinkhole from which no rescuing hand can drag you because you have chosen to sink.

    Author: Elisabeth Elliot
    Topics: Life, Self-pity

At death we cross from one territory to another, but we'll have no trouble with visas. Our representative is already there, preparing for our arrival. As citizens of heaven, our entrance is incontestable.

    Author: Erwin Lutzer
    Topics: Death, Heaven

The world is put back by the death of every one who has to sacrifice the development of his or her peculiar gifts to conventionality.

    Author: Florence Nightingale
    Topics: Death, Gifts, Sacrifice

A human being does not cease to exist at death. It is change, not destruction, which takes place.

    Author: Florence Nightingale
    Topics: Death, Change

Jesus defeated satan in Gethsemane on the cross, not by directly confronting the devil, but by fulfilling the destiny to which He had been called. The greatest battle that was ever won was accomplished by the apparent death of the victor, without even a word of rebuke to His adversary!

    Author: Francis Frangipane
    Topics: The Cross, Satan

Our piety must be weak and imperfect if it do not conquer the fear of death.

    Author: Francois Fenelon
    Topics: Death, Piety

Pay mind to your own life, your own health, and wholeness. A bleeding heart is of no help to anyone if it bleeds to death.

    Author: Frederick Buechner
    Topics: Life

To journey for the sake of saving our own lives is little by little to cease to live in any sense that really matters, even to ourselves, because it is only by journeying for the world's sake - even when the world bores and sickens and scares you half to death - that little by little we start to come alive.

    Author: Frederick Buechner
    Topics: Life

Sacrifice alone, bare and unrelieved, is ghastly, unnatural, and dead; but self-sacrifice, illuminated by love, is warmth and life; it is the death of Christ, the life of God, and the blessedness and only proper life of man.

    Author: Frederick W. Robertson
    Topics: Character, Sacrifice

Men do not accept their prophets and slay them, but they love their martyrs and worship those whom they have tortured to death.

    Author: Fyodor Dostoevsky
    Topics: Preaching

The people of God may have to taste a little of the waters of death's dark river, but Christ went to the very bottom of it, and rose again, and is alive for evermore.

    Author: G.V. Wigram
    Topics: Christians, Death

How strange this fear of death is! We are never frightened at a sunset.

    Author: George Macdonald
    Topics: Death, Fear

By the all-powerful dispensations of Providence I have been protected beyond all human probability or expectation; for I had four bullets through my coat, and two horses shot under me yet escaped unhurt, although death was leveling my companions on every side of me!

    Author: George Washington
    Topics: Providence

Take care of your life and the Lord will take care of your death.

    Author: George Whitefield
    Topics: Life, Death

Adulation is the death of virtue. Who flatters, is, of all mankind, the lowest, save he who courts the flattery.

    Author: Hannah More
    Topics: Virtue

There is one single fact which we may oppose to all the wit and argument of infidelity, namely, that no man ever repented of being a Christian on his death-bed.

    Author: Hannah More
    Topics: Christians, Death

If the will of God is our will, and if He always has His way, then we always have our way also, and we reign in a perpetual kingdom. He who sides with God cannot fail to win in every encounter; and, whether the result shall be joy or sorrow, failure or success, death or life, we may, under all circumstances, join in the Apostle's shout of victory, "Thanks be unto God which always causeth us to triumph in Christ!"

    Author: Hannah Whitall Smith
    Topics: Obedience, Victory

Jesus Christ is not a problem, He is the solution to every problem for life, for death, and for eternity.

    Author: Harry Ironside
    Topics: Jesus

Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But there's a difference for me, you know. Because in that other room I shall be able to see.

    Author: Helen Keller
    Topics: Death

It is a distinct fact by itself, which we can hold and examine separately, that on purely natural principles the soul that is left to itself unwatched, uncultivated, unredeemed, must fall away into death by its own nature.

    Author: Henry Drummond
    Source: Natural Law, Degeneration, p. 104.
    Topics: Rebellion

Each man, in the silence of his own soul, must work out this salvation for himself with fear and trembling--with fear, realizing the momentous issues of his task; with trembling, lest, before the tardy work be done, the voice of Death should summon him to stop.

    Author: Henry Drummond
    Source: Natural Law, Degeneration, p. 118.
    Topics: Salvation

The nescience of the Agnostic philosophy is the proof from experience that to be carnally minded is Death.

    Author: Henry Drummond
    Source: Natural Law, p. 161.
    Topics: Philosophy

The absence of the true Light means moral Death. The darkness of the natural world to the intellect is not all. What history testifies to is, first the partial, and then the total eclipse of virtue that always follows the abandonment of belief in a personal God.

    Author: Henry Drummond
    Source: Natural Law, Death, p. 167.
    Topics: Morality

If sin is estrangement from God, this very estrangement is Death. It is a want of correspondence. If sin is selfishness, it is conducted at the expense of life. Its wages are Death--"he that loveth his life," said Christ, "shall lose it."

    Author: Henry Drummond
    Source: Natural Law, Death, p. 170.
    Topics: Sin

The spiritual man having passed from Death unto Life, the natural man must next proceed to pass from Life unto Death. Having opened the new set of correspondences, he must deliberately close up the old. Regeneration in short must be accompanied by Degeneration.

    Author: Henry Drummond
    Source: Natural Law, Mortification, p. 181.
    Topics: Renewal

The peculiar feature of Death by Suicide is that it is not only self-inflicted but sudden. And there are many sins which must either be dealt with suddenly or not at all.

    Author: Henry Drummond
    Source: Natural Law, Mortification, p. 183.
    Topics: Sin

To concentrate upon a few great correspondences, to oppose to the death the perpetual petty larceny of our life by trifles--these are the conditions for the highest and happiest life... The penalty of evading self-denial also is just that we get the lesser instead of the larger good. The punishment of sin is inseparably bound up with itself.

    Author: Henry Drummond
    Source: Natural Law, Mortification, p. 196.
    Topics: Worldliness

Before we reach an Eternal Life we must pass beyond that point at which all ordinary correspondences inevitably cease. We must find an organism so high and complex, that at some point in its development it shall have added a correspondence which organic death is powerless to arrest.

    Author: Henry Drummond
    Source: Natural Law, Eternal Life, p. 213.
    Topics: Eternal Life

"Perfect correspondence," according to Mr. Herbert Spencer, would be "perfect Life." To abolish Death, therefore, all that would be necessary would be to abolish Imperfection. But it is the claim of Christianity that it can abolish Death. And it is significant to notice that it does so by meeting this very demand of Science--it abolishes Imperfection.

    Author: Henry Drummond
    Source: Natural Law, Eternal Life, p. 249.
    Topics: Death

If a man could make himself humble to order, it might simplify matters, but we do not find that this happens. Hence we must all go through the mill. Hence death, death to the lower self, is the nearest gate and the quickest road to life.

    Author: Henry Drummond
    Source: Pax Vobiscum, p. 35.
    Topics: Self-denial

The Image of Christ that is forming within us--that is life's one charge. Let every project stand aside for that. "Till Christ be formed," no man's work is finished, no religion crowned, no life has fulfilled its end. Is the infinite task begun? When, how, are we to be different? Time cannot change men. Death cannot change men. Christ can. Wherefore PUT ON CHRIST.

    Author: Henry Drummond
    Source: The Changed Life, p. 62.
    Topics: Holiness

Of all escape mechanisms, death is the most efficient.

    Author: Henry Ward Beecher
    Topics: Death

Upon a life I did not live, upon a death I did not die; anothers life, anothers death, I stake my whole eternity.

    Author: Horatius Bonar
    Topics: Christ, Eternity

Death to the Christian is the funeral of all his sorrows and evils, and the resurrection, of all his joys.

    Author: James H. Aughey
    Topics: Death

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Deathbed repentance is burning the candle of life in the service of the devil, and then blowing the smoke into the face of God.

    Author: Billy Sunday
    Topics: Death

The worst evils of life are those which do not exist except in our imagination. If we had no troubles but real troubles, we should not have a tenth part of our present sorrows. We feel a thousand deaths in fearing one, but the (the Christian) cured of the disease of fearing.

    Author: Charles Spurgeon
    Source: Treasury of David, Psalm 23.
    Topics: Fear

God shapes the world by prayer. Prayers are deathless. They outlive the lives of those who uttered them.

    Author: E.M. Bounds
    Topics: Prayer

Other duties become pressing and absorbing and crowd our prayer. "Choked to death" would be the coroner's verdict in many cases of dead praying if an inquest could be secured on this dire, spiritual calamity.

    Author: E.M. Bounds
    Topics: Prayer, Apathy

The greatest of all crosses is self. If we die in part every day, we shall have but little to do on the last. These little daily deaths will destroy the power of the final dying.

    Author: Francois Fenelon
    Topics: Holiness, The Cross

The final preparation ... for the inheriting of Eternal Life must consist in the abandonment of the non-eternal elements. These must be unloosed and dissociated from the higher elements, And this is effected by a closing catastrophe--Death.

    Author: Henry Drummond
    Source: Natural Law, Eternal Life, p. 248.
    Topics: Eternal Life

In the use of the tongue God hath distinguished us from beasts, and by the well cr ill using it we are distinguished from one another; and therefore, though silence be innocent at death, yet it is rather the state of death than life.

    Author: Jeremy Taylor
    Topics: Gossip

Christ's death to sin and His satisfaction of God's justice opened the way for the reign of grace in our lives.

    Author: Jerry Bridges
    Topics: Justice, Grace

Our entire confidence in our acceptance before God is based solely upon the fact that Jesus was our legal representative in His sinless life and obedient death.

    Author: Jerry Bridges
    Topics: Atonement

Adversity is hard to endure, and can even be harder to understand. If God were really in control, why would He allow the tragic auto accident or crucial job loss? How could He permit cancer in a loved one or the death of a child? Grappling with His concern for us we ask, "Why is God allowing this?" or "What have I done wrong?

    Author: Jerry Bridges
    Topics: Adversity, Suffering

We visit prisoners on death row, and some of them are saved, but we believe their sentences should be carried out because they have a debt to society.

    Author: Jerry Falwell
    Topics: Justice

To go back is nothing but death: to go forward is fear of death, and life everlasting beyond it. I will yet go forward."

    Author: John Bunyan
    Topics: Death

[Faith] doth not, as doth unbelief and ignorance, show us all things out of order; putting darkness for light, and bitter for sweet; but will set every thing in its proper place before our eyes; God and Christ shall be with it, the chiefest good, the most lovely and amiable; a heavenly life shall be of greater esteem, and more desirable, than all the treasures of Egypt! Righteousness and sanctification will be the thing after which it will most vehemently press; because it seeth not only death and damnation as the fruits of sin, but sin also in itself, distinct from the punishment belonging to it, a detestable, horrible, and odious thing.

    Author: John Bunyan
    Topics: Faith, Righteousness, Sanctification

Do not even such things as are most bitter to the flesh, tend to awaken Christians to faith and prayer, to a sight of the emptiness of this world, and the fadingness of the best it yield? Doth not God by these things (ofttimes) call our sins to remembrance, and provoke us to amendment of life? How then can we be offended at things by which we reap so much good?.... Therefore if mine enemy hunger, let me feed him; if he thirst, let me give him drink. Now in order to do this, (1) We must see good in that, in which other men can see none. (2) We must pass by those injuries that other men would revenge. (3) We must show we have grace, and that we are made to bear what other men are not acquainted with. (4) Many of our graces are kept alive, by those very things that are the death of other men's souls.... The devil, (they say) is good when he is pleased; but Christ and His saints, when displeased.

    Author: John Bunyan
    Topics: Bitterness

Let us consider this settled, that no one has made progress in the school of Christ who does not joyfully await the day of death and final resurrection.

    Author: John Calvin
    Source: Institutes, 3.10.5.
    Topics: Resurrection

What else would lust ask but the death of chastity?

    Author: John Chrysostom
    Topics: Lust

The potency of prayer hath subdued the strength of fire; it hath bridled the rage of lions, hushed anarchy to rest, extinguished wars, appeased the elements, expelled demons, burst the chains of death, expanded the gates of heaven, assuaged diseases, repelled frauds, rescued cities from destruction, stayed the sun in its course, and arrested the progress of the thunderbolt.

    Author: John Chrysostom
    Topics: Prayer

The work of redemption was accomplished by Christ in His death on the cross and has in view the payment of the price demanded by a holy God for the deliverance of the believer from the bondage and burden of sin. In redemption the sinner is set free from his condemnation and slavery to sin.

    Author: John F. Walvoord
    Topics: Redemption

His great act of condescension in becoming man and His willingness to be completely humiliated in the death on the cross is set before us here as the supreme example of what our attitude should be. If Jesus Christ the Lord of glory was willing to be obedient unto death, how much more should sinners saved by grace who owe everything to God give back to the God who saved them the life which He has redeemed.

    Author: John F. Walvoord
    Topics: Attitude

No one else has ever come from infinite heights of glory to such a shameful death. If there had been a better way or another way by which the sin of the whole world could have been taken away, surely God would not have required His beloved Son to submit to such a death.

    Author: John F. Walvoord
    Topics: Redemption

From the death of the old the new proceeds, and the life of truth from the death of creeds.

    Author: John Greenleaf Whittier
    Topics: Truth

Paul never developed a negative attitude. He picked his bloody body up out of the dirt and went back into the city where he had almost been stoned to death, and he said, "Hey, about that sermon I didn't finish preaching--here it is!

    Author: John Hagee
    Topics: Evangelism, Preaching, Attitude

God often takes a course for accomplishing His purposes directly contrary to what our narrow views would prescribe. He brings a death upon our feelings, wishes, and prospects when He is about to give us the desire of our hearts.

    Author: John Newton
    Topics: Blessings, Feelings

Our righteousness is in Him, and our hope depends, not upon the exercise of grace in us, but upon the fullness of grace and love in Him, and upon His obedience unto death.

    Author: John Newton
    Topics: Grace, Righteousness

With death all will be taken from us, all earthly goods, riches, beauty of body and raiment, spacious dwellings, etc., but the virtue of the soul, that incorruptible raiment, shall remain with us eternally.

    Author: John of Kronstadt
    Topics: Death

Let no man think to kill sin with few, easy, or gentle strokes. He who hath once smitten a serpent, if he follow not on his blow until it be slain, may repent that ever he began the quarrel. And so he who undertakes to deal with sin, and pursues it not constantly to the death.

    Author: John Owen
    Topics: Sin, Gentleness, Quarreling

The choicest believers, who are assuredly freed from the condemning power of sin, ought yet to make it their business all their days to [put to death] the indwelling power of sin.

    Author: John Owen
    Source: Temptation and Sin.
    Topics: Perseverance, Sin

There is no death of sin without the death of Christ.

    Author: John Owen
    Source: A Puritan Golden Treasury
    Topics: Sin, The Cross

We cannot enjoy peace in this world unless we are ready to yield to the will of God in respect of death. Our times are in His hand, at His sovereign disposal. We must accept that as best.

    Author: John Owen
    Source: Meditation on the Glory of Christ, 1684, Preface.
    Topics: Peace, Death

It is a precious thing beyond all words - especially in the hour of death - that we have a God whose nature is such that what pleases Him is not our work for Him but our need for Him.

    Author: John Piper
    Topics: Death

I don't so much pray that my death will be without pain, but that it will be without doubt.

    Author: John Piper
    Topics: Death, Pain, Doubt

Preachers must have a passion to produce people whose satisfaction in God is so solid, so deep, and so unshakable that suffering and death - losing everything this world can give - will not make people murmur or curse God, but rest in the promise, "In His presence is fullness of joy, at His right hand are pleasures forevermore" (Psm. 16:11).

    Author: John Piper
    Topics: Preaching

We scarce conceive how easy it is to rob God of his due, in our friendship with the most virtuous persons, until they are torn from us by death. But if this loss produce lasting sorrow, that is a clear proof that we had before two treasures, between which we divided our heart.

    Author: John Wesley
    Topics: Death

Death did not first strike Adam, the first sinful man, nor Cain, the first hypocrite, but Abel, the innocent and righteous. The first soul that met death overcame death; the first soul parted from earth went to heaven. Death argues not displeasure, because he whom God loved best dies first, and the murderer is punished with living.

    Author: Joseph Hall
    Topics: Death, Murder

There is no enemy can hurt us but by our own hands. Satan could not hurt us, if our own corruption betrayed us not. Afflictions cannot hurt us without our own impatience. Temptations cannot hurt us, without our own yieldance. Death could not hurt us, without the sting of our own sins. Sins could not hurt us, without our own impenitence.

    Author: Joseph Hall
    Topics: Sin, Impatience, Hurt

I account this body nothing but a close prison to my soul; and the earth a larger prison to my body. I may not break prison, till I be loosed by death; but I will leave it, not unwillingly, when I am loosed.

    Author: Joseph Hall
    Source: A Puritan Golden Treasury
    Topics: Death

As a reward for their efforts, however, those early Christians were beaten, stoned to death, thrown to the lions, tortured and crucified. Every conceivable method was used to stop them from talking.

    Author: Josh McDowell
    Topics: Persecution

If you had the cure to cancer wouldn't you share it? ... You have the cure to death ... get out there and share it.

    Author: Kirk Cameron
    Topics: Evangelism

Believing the right things about Jesus isn't enough. You're not adopted as God's child until you confess and turn away from your wrongdoing and receive the freely offered gift of forgiveness and eternal life that Jesus purchased with his death on the cross. Until you do that, you'll always be on the outside looking in.

    Author: Lee Strobel
    Topics: Confession, The Cross, Eternal Life

Everyone recognizes that Stephen was Spirit-filled when he was performing wonders. Yet, he was just as Spirit-filled when he was being stoned to death.

    Author: Leonard Ravenhill
    Topics: Holy Spirit

It is only by the death of self that the soul can enter into Divine Truth, and understand in part what is the light that shineth in darkness.

    Author: Madame Guyon
    Topics: Humility

God is infinitely more honored by the sacrifices of death than by those of life; by the latter we honor Him as a great Sovereign, but by the former, as God, losing all things for his glory.

    Author: Madame Guyon
    Topics: Life, Death, Sacrifice

The moment you are redeemed through the atoning death of Christ upon the cross, you receive the Holy Spirit within your human spirit.

    Author: Major Ian Thomas
    Topics: Holy Spirit, Atonement, The Cross

Faith is a living and unshakable confidence, a belief in the grace of God so assured that a man would die a thousand deaths for its sake.

    Author: Martin Luther
    Topics: Faith, Believing

In the bonds of Death He lay Who for our offense was slain; But the Lord is risen today, Christ hath brought us life again, Wherefore let us all rejoice, Singing loud, with cheerful voice, Hallelujah!

    Author: Martin Luther
    Topics: Praise

In his life, Christ is an example, showing us how to live; in his death, he is a sacrifice, satisfying for our sins; in his resurrection, a conqueror; in his ascension, a king; in his intercession, a high priest.

    Author: Martin Luther
    Topics: Christ, Resurrection

A nation or civilization that continues to produce soft-minded men purchases its own spiritual death on the installment plan.

    Author: Martin Luther King, Jr.
    Topics: Character

If physical death is the price that I must pay to free my white brothers and sisters from a permanent death of the spirit, then nothing can be more redemptive.

    Author: Martin Luther King, Jr.
    Topics: Perseverance

The most vital question to ask about all who claim to be Christian is this: Have they a soul thirst for God? Do they long for this? Is there something about them that tells you that they are always waiting for His next manifestation of Himself? Is their life centred on Him? Can they say with Paul that they forget everything in the past? Do they press forward more and more that they might know Him and that the knowledge might increase, until eventually beyond death and the grave they may bask eternally in 'the sunshine of His face?' That I might know him!

    Author: Martyn Lloyd-Jones
    Topics: Christians

It is grace at the beginning, and grace at the end. So that when you and I come to lie upon our death beds, the one thing that should comfort and help and strengthen us there is the thing that helped us in the beginning. Not what we have been, not what we have done, but the Grace of God in Jesus Christ our Lord. The Christian life starts with grace, it must continue with grace, it ends with grace. Grace wondrous grace. By the grace of God I am what I am. Yet not I, but the Grace of God which was with me.

    Author: Martyn Lloyd-Jones
    Topics: Grace, Death

Come, and see the victories of the cross. Christ's wounds are thy healings, His agonies thy repose, His conflicts thy conquests, His groans thy songs, His pains thine ease, His shame thy glory, His death thy life, His sufferings thy salvation.

    Author: Matthew Henry
    Topics: The Cross

Some wonder how a person so pro-life as me could accept the law of a death penalty. But a death sentence is a result of a lengthy and thorough judicial process applied to a person deemed guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. That's far different from one person singularly deciding to end the life of a totally innocent and helpless unborn child. In that case, there is no process of justice, no evidence of guilt presented, no defense for the condemned child, and no appeal.

    Author: Mike Huckabee
    Topics: Life, Death, Abortion

He who always waits upon God, is ready whensoever he calls. He is a happy man who so lives that death at all times may find him at leisure to die.

    Author: Owen Feltham
    Topics: Obedience

Use sin as it will use you; spare it not, for it will not spare you; it is your murderer, and the murderer of the world: use it, therefore, as a murderer should be used. Kill it before it kills you. You love not death; love not the cause of death.

    Author: Richard Baxter
    Topics: Sin, Murder

Spend your time in nothing which you know must be repented of; in nothing on which you might not pray for the blessing of God; in nothing which you could not review with a quiet conscience on your dying bed; in nothing which you might not safely and properly be found doing if death should surprise you in the act.

    Author: Richard Baxter
    Topics: Sin, Death

Death is only a grim porter to let us into a stately palace.

    Author: Richard Sibbes
    Topics: Death

The greatest tragedy is not death, but life without purpose.

    Author: Rick Warren
    Topics: Life

Life is but a moment, death also is but another.

    Author: Robert H. Schuller
    Topics: Death

Affliction shows the power of Christ's blood, when it gives peace in an hour of trouble, when it can make happy in sickness, poverty, persecution and death. Do not be surprised if you suffer, but glorify God.

    Author: Robert Murray McCheyne
    Source: Comfort in Sorrow
    Topics: Affliction, Peace, Happiness

We do not know the value of Christ, if we will not cleave to Him unto death!

    Author: Robert Murray McCheyne
    Source: Comfort in Sorrow
    Topics: Death

There is always death at the end of your plan and life at the end of God's plan.

    Author: Rod Parsley
    Topics: Eternity

It is not necessary that every single member of the body should become useless and weak before death occurs. A weakness of, or a blow upon, the heart or the brain will suffice to bring an end to life, however strong and healthy other parts of the body may be. Thus one sin by its poisonous effect on the mind and heart is sufficient to ruin the spiritual life not of one only, but of a whole family or nation, even of the whole race. Such was the sin of Adam.

    Author: Sadhu Sundar Singh
    Topics: Sin

Those who determine not to put self to death will never see the will of God fulfilled in their lives. Those who ought to become the light of the world must necessarily burn and become less and less. By dening self, we are able to win others.

    Author: Sadhu Sundar Singh
    Topics: Light, Self-denial

Hurry is the death of prayer.

    Author: Samuel Chadwick
    Topics: Prayer

When attempts are made by Christians to combine psychology with the teachings of Scripture, it is, wittingly or unwittingly, the addition of "a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death" (Proverbs 14:12) and a variation of the "Yea, hath God said...?" dialogue, resulting in the corruption of God's Word.

    Author: T.A. McMahon
    Topics: Heresy, Scripture, Psychology

He who loveth God with all his heart feareth not death, nor punishment, nor judgment, nor hell, because perfect love giveth sure access to God. But he who still delighteth in sin, no marvel if he is afraid of death and judgment.

    Author: Thomas a Kempis
    Topics: God, Love

Death is as near to the young as to the old; here is all the difference: death stands behind the young man's back, before the old man's face.

    Author: Thomas Adams
    Topics: Death, Youth

The Word of life may be so distorted from the life of the Word till it becomes the food of death.

    Author: Thomas Adams
    Source: A Puritan Golden Treasury
    Topics: Scripture

We spend our years with sighing; it is a valley of tears; but death is the funeral of all our sorrows.

    Author: Thomas Adams
    Source: A Puritan Golden Treasury
    Topics: Death

If forgers and malefactors are put to death by the secular power, there is much more reason for excommunicating and even putting to death one convicted of heresy.

    Author: Thomas Aquinas
    Topics: Heresy

Where truth goes, I will go, and where truth is I will be, and nothing but death shall divide me and the truth.

    Author: Thomas Brooks
    Topics: Truth

No man who is fit to live need fear to die. To us here, death is the most terrible thing we know. But when we have tasted its reality it will mean to us birth, deliverance, a new creation of ourselves. It will be what health is to the sick man; what home is to the exile; what the loved one given back is to the bereaved. As we draw near to it a solemn gladness should fill our hearts. It is God's great morning lighting up the sky. Our fears are the terror of children in the night. The night with its terrors, its darkness, its feverish dreams, is passing away; and when we awake it will be into the sunlight of God.

    Author: Thomas Fuller
    Topics: Death

A good life fears not life, nor death.

    Author: Thomas Fuller
    Topics: Life

Sin has the devil for its father, shame for its companion, and death for its wages.

    Author: Thomas Watson
    Topics: Sin, Satan

Death is the last and best physician, which cures all diseases and sins - the aching head and the unbelieving heart. Sin was the midwife which brought death into the world; and death shall be the grave to bury sin! O the privilege of a believer!

    Author: Thomas Watson
    Source: The Christian's Charter.
    Topics: Death

Let them fear death who do not fear sin.

    Author: Thomas Watson
    Source: A Puritan Golden Treasury
    Topics: Death, Sin

There is a great deal of difference between falling into a temptation, and running into a temptation. The falling into a temptation shall work for good, not the running into it. He that falls into a river is capable of help and pity, but he that desperately turns into it is guilty of his own death.

    Author: Thomas Watson
    Source: A Puritan Golden Treasury
    Topics: Temptation

The New Covenant is the bond between God and man, established by the sacrificial death of Jesus Christ, under which all who have been effectively called to God in all ages have been formed into the one body of Christ in NT times, in order to come under His law during this age and to remain under His authority forever.

    Author: Tom Wells
    Source: New Covenant Theology, page 75-76
    Topics: Christianity, The Cross

You haven't lost anything when you know were it is. Death can hide but not divide.

    Author: Vance Havner
    Topics: Death

Bearing a cross is an elaboration of Christ's demand for self-denial. Bearing a cross is every Christian's daily, conscious selection of those options which will please Christ, pain self, and aim at putting self to death.

    Author: Walter J. Chantry
    Source: The Shadow of the Cross - Studies in Self-Denial
    Topics: Self-denial

It is a fact that the Lord Jesus has already died for you. It is also a fact that you have already died with the Lord Jesus. If you do not believe in your death with Christ, you will not be able to receive the effectiveness of death with Him - freedom from sin.

    Author: Watchman Nee
    Topics: Sin, Freedom, Salvation

By accepting His death as our death we enter into this union with the Lord.

    Author: Watchman Nee
    Topics: Atonement

On at least four separate occasions and recorded in the four Gospels the Lord Jesus called His disciples to deny their soul life, deliver it to death, and then to follow Him.

    Author: Watchman Nee
    Topics: Obedience

In saving the world, therefore, He does not try to alter man's flesh; He instead gives man a new life in order to help put it to death. The flesh must die. This is salvation.

    Author: Watchman Nee
    Topics: Salvation

It is imperative that man receive God's life. The way of salvation cannot be in human reform, for "death" is irreparable. Sin must be judged before there can be rescue out of death. Exactly this is what has been provided by the salvation of the Lord Jesus.

    Author: Watchman Nee
    Topics: Salvation

Death of the spirit is the cessation of its communication with God. Death of the body is the cutting off of communication between spirit and body.

    Author: Watchman Nee
    Topics: Death

If one believes in the death of the Lord Jesus as his substitute he already has been united with the Lord Jesus in His death. For me to believe that in the substitutionary work of the Lord Jesus is to believe that I already have been punished in the Lord Jesus. The penalty of my sin is death; yet the Lord Jesus suffered death for me; therefore I have died in Him.

    Author: Watchman Nee
    Topics: Salvation

Though he may not yet fully experience the meaning of the death of the Lord Jesus, God nevertheless has made him alive together with Christ and he has obtained a new life in the resurrection power of the Lord Jesus. This is new birth.

    Author: Watchman Nee
    Topics: Conversion, Resurrection

With regard to the question of sin, man is not required to do anything. He need only consider this an accomplished fact and he will reap the effectiveness of the death of Jesus in being wholly delivered from the power of sin.

    Author: Watchman Nee
    Topics: Atonement

The believer needs to acknowledge that his flesh deserves nothing else than the curse of death. Let us pray that we may know what the flesh exactly is and how it must be crucified. What is lacking today is not a better living but a better dying!

    Author: Watchman Nee
    Topics: Obedience

God's people must not love their soul life even to the point of death. Unless self-love or self-pity is committed to the cross they shall surely be defeated by the adversary.

    Author: Watchman Nee
    Topics: Self-pity, The Cross, Self-love

If he but casts one longing glance it is sufficient to disclose to us that he does not truly recognize where the world stands in relation to the cross. Only after one is actually willing to offer his soul life to death will he be fit to follow the "Sermon on the Mount" without flinching.

    Author: Watchman Nee
    Topics: Holiness, The Cross

The attitude of saints toward their possessions most assuredly signifies whether they continue to preserve their self life or whether they have consigned it to death.

    Author: Watchman Nee
    Topics: Holiness, Attitude

The reason for our hurt feelings lies in the fact that we are not amenable to being treated as our Lord was and are loathe to submit ourselves to the will and ordering of God. Were we to deliver our natural energies to death and capitulate entirely to the Lord, our soul, though so nervously sensitive, would rest in the Lord and not misunderstand Him.

    Author: Watchman Nee
    Topics: Submission, Feelings, Rest

The flesh is condemned forever before God and by God is sentenced to death. Are we not attempting the impossible if we desire not its death but rather seek to adorn the flesh with the Holy Spirit that it may be more powerful in service? What is our intention after all? Personal attraction? Fame? Popularity? The admiration of spiritual believers? Success? Being pleasing to man? Self-edification? People with mixed motives, those of double mind, shall not be able to receive the baptism in the Holy Spirit.

    Author: Watchman Nee
    Topics: Holy Spirit, Service

His spirit shall remain forever dead unless he confesses that everything pertaining to man is useless and unless he stands in the place of death with the Lord Jesus and accepts His life.

    Author: Watchman Nee
    Topics: Conversion

We should be just as concerned about women's safety as we are about their rights. I've been stunned by the comments that some women have to pay the price of death so that women can have abortions.

    Author: Wendy Wright
    Topics: Abortion, Health, Women

Let your hope of heaven master your fear of death.

    Author: William Gurnall
    Topics: Heaven, Death

Feasts and business and pleasure and enjoyments seem great things to us, whilst we think of nothing else; but as soon as we add death to them they all sink into an equal littleness.

    Author: William Law
    Topics: Death, Business

Death is not more certainly a separation of our souls from our bodies than the Christian life is a separation of our souls from worldly tempers, vain indulgences, and unnecessary cares.

    Author: William Law
    Topics: Death, Worldliness


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