Richard Baxter

“Oh if you have the hearts of Christians or of men in you, let them yearn toward your poor ignorant, ungodly neighbors. Alas, there is but a step betwixt them and death and hell; many hundred diseases are waiting ready to seize on them, and if they die unregenerate, they are lost forever. Have you hearts of rock, that cannot pity men in such a case as this? If you believe not the Word of God, and the danger of sinners, why are you Christians yourselves? If you do believe it, why do you not bestir yourself to the helping of others? Do you not care who is damned, so you be saved? If so, you have sufficient cause to pity yourselves, for it is a frame of spirit utterly inconsistent with grace. . . . Dost thou live close by them, or meet them in the streets, or labour with them, or travel with them, or sit and talk with them, and say nothing to them of their souls or life to come? If their houses were on fire, thou wouldst run and help them; and wilt thou not help them when their souls are almost at the fire of hell?"
- Richard Baxter

Timothy Keller

"Sometimes people approach me and say, “I really struggle with this aspect of Christian teaching. I like this part of Christian belief, but I don’t think I can accept that part.” I usually respond: “If Jesus rose from the dead, then you have to accept all he said; if he didn’t rise from the dead, then why worry about any of what he said? The issue on which everything hangs is not whether or not you like his teaching but whether or not he rose from the dead.” […] we can’t live our lives any way we want. It also meant we don’t have to be afraid of anything, not Roman swords, not cancer, nothing. If Jesus rose from the dead, it changes everything."
- Timothy Keller

Keith Green

I believe with all my heart that Jesus would be ashamed of most of the "gospel" messages and sermons that are being preached today, mainly because they lack almost every major point He Himself preached on. (Mark 8:38; Rom. 1:16; II Tim. 1:8) How dare we try to change the Gospel. We remove most of its vital parts, and replace them with artificial limbs of our own. (Gal. 1:6-7)
- Keith Green

Robert Murry M'Cheyne

"I am concerned for the poor but more for you. I know not what Christ will say to you in the great day... I fear there are many hearing me who may know well that they are not Christians because they do not love to give. To give largely and liberally, not grudgingly at all, requires a new heart; an old heart would rather part with its life-blood than its money. Oh my friends! Enjoy your money: make the most of it; give none away; enjoy it quickly for I can tell you, you will be beggars throughout eternity"
- Robert Murry M'Cheyne, as quoted in John Piper, Don't Waste Your Life (Wheaton, Il: Crossway, 2003) p105.

Arthur W. Pink

The nature of Christ's salvation is woefully misrepresented by the present-day "evangelist." He announces a Savior from hell rather than a Savior from sin. And that is why so many are fatally deceived, for there are multitudes who wish to escape the Lake of fire who have no desire to be delivered from their carnality and worldliness. The very first thing said of Him in the New Testament is, "Thou shalt call His name Jesus, for He shall save His people (not "from the wrath to come," but) from their sins." (Matt. 1:21) Christ is a Savior for those realizing something of the exceeding sinfulness of sin, who feel the awful burden of it on their conscience, who loathe themselves for it, who long to be freed from its terrible dominion; and a Savior for no others. Were He to "save from hell" those still in love with sin, He would be a Minister of sin, condoning their wickedness and siding with them against God. What an unspeakably horrible and blasphemous thing with which to charge the Holy One!
- Arthur W. Pink

Timothy Keller

"I always say to my skeptical, secular friends that, even if they can’t believe in the resurrection, they should want it to be true.

Most of them care deeply about justice for the poor , alleviating hunger and disease, and caring for the environment. Yet many of them believe that the material world was caused by accident and that the world and everything in it will eventually simply burn up in the death of the sun. They find it discouraging that so few people care about justice without realizing that their own worldview undermines any motivation to make the world a better place. Why sacrifice for the needs of others if in the end nothing we do will make any difference?

If the resurrection of Jesus happened, however, that means there’s infinite hope and reason to pour ourselves out for the needs of the world."
- Timothy Keller

David Platt

"It’s not possible to become a Christian, deny yourself, pick up your cross and follow Him and your life look the same as your affluent atheistic neighbor."
- David Platt

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to go to the forest to gather wood, saw it, and nail the planks together. Instead, teach them the desire for the sea,”
- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Darren Alexander

One thing I’ve come to understand, if salvation was as easy as asking Jesus to come into my heart and then just continue with my life, the Bible would not be a book, it would be a pamphlet.
- Darren Alexander, Michigan truck driver, 2012

Talmudic Law

The Prophecy of Daniel for the coming of Christ in the 70 week prophecy is so accurate, it’s illegal for Jews to read (according to the Talmud Law; which is a Jewish law book) because it specifically points to Christ.
“May the bones of the hands and the bones of the fingers decay and decompose, of him who turns the pages of the book of Daniel, to find out the time of Daniel 9:24-27, and may his memory rot from off the face of the earth forever”
- Talmudic Law, p978, Section 2, Line 28

Dr. Francis Schaeffer

"We need a young generation and others who will be willing to stand in loving confrontation, but real confrontation, in contrast to the mentality of constant accommodation with the current forms of the world spirit as they surround us today."
- Dr. Francis Schaeffer

David Platt

"Over 2,300 verses on money in the Bible. God's Word talks more about money than faith and prayer, more than Heaven and hell. Not one of us is going to be able to stand before God one day and give account for how we used the wealth He entrusted to us and say, 'Well you really didn't give me much in Your Word'. Maybe the problem isn't that the Word is not clear enough; maybe the problem is that it's too clear"
- David Platt

C.J. Mahaney

"Today, the greatest challenge facing American evangelicals is not persecution from the world, but seduction by the world."
- C. J. Mahaney

A.W. Tozer

"We need to remember that it is possible to have some kind of external religious experience that immunizes you to the new birth, and puts you where you will never be born again, because you think you are already born again."
- AW Tozer, The Tozer Pulpit, Vol I

John Piper

"What a person values the most is the thing that drives their joy"
- John Piper

Dr. Francis Schaeffer

"If we look at many of our evangelical leaders and at much of our evangelical literature we find the same destructive views on divorce, extreme feminism, and even homosexuality as we find in the world... Evangelicalism is deeply infiltrated with the world spirit of our age when it comes to marriage and sexual morality... There are those who call themselves evangelicals [Bible- believing Christians] and who are among evangelical leadership who completely deny the biblical pattern for male and female relationships in the home and church. "
- Dr Francis Schaeffer

Tim Kizziar

"Our greatest fear as individuals and as a church should not be of failure but of succeeding at things in life that don't really matter"
- Tim Kizziar

R.C. Sproul

"Men are never duly touched and impressed with a conviction of their insignificance, until they have contrasted themselves with the majesty of God"
- R.C. Sproul

A.W. Tozer

"In that great and terrible day, there will be those white with shock when they find that they have depended upon a mental assent to Christianity instead of upon the miracle of the new birth."
- AW Tozer, The Tozer Pulpit, Vol I

James H. Thom

"If you try to improve one person by being a good example, you're improving two. If you try to improve someone without being a good example, you won't improve anybody."
- James H. Thom - Edythe Draper

Croft M. Pentz

"There is no paradox more tragic than a high mentality and a low morality."
- Croft M. Pentz

Francis Bacon

“People usually think according to their inclinations, speak according to their learning and ingrained opinions, but generally act according to custom.”
- Francis Bacon

J. Gresham Machen

"In view of the lamentable defects of modern life, a type of religion certainly should not be commended simply because it is modern or condemned simply because it is old. On the contrary, the condition of mankind is such that one may well ask what it is that made the men of past generations so great and the men of the present generations so small."
- J. Gresham Machen ( Christianity and Liberalism , p. 15)

Huss

“I write this letter in prison, and with my fettered hand, expecting my sentence of death tomorrow.... When, with the assistance of Jesus Christ, we shall meet again in the delicious peace of the future life, you will learn how merciful God has shown himself toward me—how effectually he has supported me in the midst of my temptations and trials.”
- Huss writes a letter to a friend.

A.W. Tozer

"The greater your contentment with your daily circumstances in this world, the greater your defection from the ranks of God's pilgrims en route to a city whose architect and builder is God Himself!"
- AW Tozer, Jesus, Author Of Our Faith

John Seiden

Though I have been laborious in my literary inquiries, and have possessed myself of a great number of valuable books and manuscripts upon all ancient subjects, yet I can rest the happiness of my soul on none of them except the Holy Scriptures.
- John Selden

Richard Sibbes

The tenets of [the Christian life] seem paradoxes to carnal men; as first, that a Christian is the only freeman, and other men are slaves; that he is the only rich man, though never so poor in the world; that he is the only beautiful man, though outwardly never so deformed; that he is the only happy man in the midst of all his miseries.
- Richard Sibbes

Reformers

...seeing that Christ died for us all, which were dead when as we lived to ourselves (that is, while we were yet given to these earthly affections) we in like sort should consecrate our whole life which we have received of Him, to Him being endued with the holy Ghost to this end and purpose, that we should meditate upon nothing but that which is heavenly.
- Translators of the Bible on 2 Corinthians 5:14

C.S. Lewis

"If there lurks in most modern minds the notion that to desire our own good and earnestly to hope for the enjoyment of it is a bad thing, I submit that this notion has crept in from Kant and the Stoics and is no part of the Christian faith. Indeed, if we consider the unblushing promises of reward and the staggering nature of the rewards promised in the Gospels, it would seem that Our Lord finds our desires not too strong, but too weak. We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by an offer of a holiday at the sea. We are far too easily pleased."
- C.S. Lewis

A.W. Tozer

"The only person who is incurably sick is the one who thinks he or she is well."
- AW Tozer, Jesus, Author Of Our Faith

Tim Keller

"The true God of your heart is what your thoughts effortlessly go to when nothing else is demanding your attention."
- Tim Keller

Billy Sunday

“You can't measure manhood with a tape line around his biceps.”
- Billy Sunday

A.W. Tozer

"The Holy Spirit did not come upon the disciples to unite them. The Holy Spirit came upon the disciples because they were already united."
- AW Tozer, Sermon, God's Great Promise To The Church

Charles Spurgeon

“I believe that one reason why the church of God at this present moment has so little influence over the world is because the world has so much influence over the church.”
- Charles H. Spurgeon (1834 - 1892)

A.W. Tozer

"When leaders and members of a church do not have the genuine gifts of the Spirit, the true anointing of the Spirit, they are thrown back to depend upon human and natural capabilities. In that case, natural talents must come to the fore... in this realm of religious activity, talent runs the church. The gifts of the Spirit are not recognized and used as God intended... Part of the successful operation of that church depends upon men with business talents and part of it depends upon men with natural gifts as salesmen and politicians... Much of the religious activity we see in the churches is not the eternal working of the Eternal Spirit, but the mortal working of man's mortal mind, and that is raw tragedy."
- AW Tozer, The Tozer Pulpit, Vol II

A.W. Tozer

"In many churches Christianity has been watered down until the solution is so weak that if it were poison it would not hurt anyone, and if it were medicine it would not cure anyone."
- AW Tozer, The Tozer Pulpit, Vol I

A.W. Tozer

"The tree that is blown down in the storm is rotten in its heart or it wouldn't be blown down. And the church that falls because of persecution is a church that was dead before it fell."
- AW Tozer, The Tozer Pulpit, Vol I

A.W. Tozer

"Evangelical Christianity, at least in the United States, is now tragically below the New Testament standard. Worldliness is an accepted part of our way of life."
- AW Tozer, The Warfare Of The Spirit

A.W. Tozer

"The popular notion that the first obligation of the church is to spread the gospel to the uttermost parts of the earth is false. Her first obligation is to be spiritually worthy to spread it... To spread an effete, degenerate brand of Christianity to pagan lands is not to fulfill the commandment of Christ or to discharge our obligation to the heathen."
- AW Tozer, The Warfare Of The Spirit

A.W. Tozer

"There isn't anything quite so chilling, quite so disheartening as a man without the Holy Spirit preaching about the Holy Spirit."
- AW Tozer, The Tozer Pulpit, Vol I

Billy Sunday

“Whenever a day comes when I can stand and preach God's Word without an agony of anxiety lest the people will not accept Christ; whenever a day comes when I can see men and women coming down the aisles without joy in my heart, I'll quit preaching.”
- Billy Sunday

A.W. Tozer

"The church and the world have become so mixed up that it is hard to tell one from the other."
- AW Tozer, The Tozer Pulpit, Vol I

John MacArthur

There’s a serious defect in a so-called minister content to be proud of assembling non-believers and calling them a church. Something deeply wrong there. Modern evangelicalism seems to exhaust every imaginable and unimaginable means to attract and collect non-Christians into a building and then call it a church and call it church growth. Maybe there’s a better way to identify these places, let’s just call them non-churches.
- John MacArthur

A.W. Tozer

"What the combined forces of hell can't do, the church can do. Love of money, love of the world, unconfessed iniquity, private sins that no one dreams we have -- these are destroying the Church of Christ."
- AW Tozer, The Tozer Pulpit, Vol I

Charles Spurgeon

The Holy Ghost will only bless in conformity with His own set purpose. Our Lord explains what that purpose is: ‘He shall glorify Me.’ He has come forth for this grand end, and He will not put up with anything short of it. If then, we do not preach Christ, what is the Holy Ghost to do with our preaching? If we do not make the Lord Jesus glorious; if we do not lift Him high in the esteem of men, if we do not labour to make Him King of kings, and Lord of lords; we shall not have the Holy Spirit with us. Vain will be rhetoric, music, architecture, energy, and social status: if our own design be not to magnify the Lord Jesus, we shall work alone and in vain
- Charles Spurgeon The Greatest Fight in the World, 77-78

A.W. Tozer

"To great sections of the Church the art of worship has been lost entirely, and in its place has come that strange and foreign thing called the `program.' This word has been borrowed from the stage and applied with sad wisdom to the type of public service which now passes for worship among us... Sound Bible exposition is an imperative must in the Church of the living God. Without it no church can be a New Testament church in any strict meaning of that term. But exposition may be carried on in such way as to leave the hearers devoid of any true spiritual nourishment whatever. For it is not mere words that nourish the soul, but God Himself...."
- The Pursuit of God; Preface, 1948; A.W. Tower

C.T. Stud

"When indeed shall we see a real Church Militant here upon the earth? Christs call is to feed the hungry, not the full; to save the lost, not the stiff-necked; not to call the scoffers, but sinners to repentance; not to build and furnish comfortable chapels, churches, and cathedrals at home in which to rock Christian professors to sleep by means of clever essays, stereotyped prayers and artistic musical performances, but to raise living churches of souls among the destitute, to capture men from the devils clutches and snatch them from the very jaws of hell, to enlist and train them for Jesus, and make them into an Almighty Army of God. But this can only be accomplished by a red-hot, unconventional, unfettered Holy Ghost religion, where neither Church nor State, neither man nor traditions are worshipped or preached, but only Christ and Him crucified. Not to confess Christ by fancy collars, church steeples or rich embroidered altar-cloths, but by reckless sacrifice and heroism in the foremost trenches…”
- CT Studd

A.W. Tozer

"It can be fairly said that the institutional church is largely known in the world as an organization and not as a living organism. The institutional church offers many good things to its members, but it does not necessarily recognize the true glory of Christ's life within. It lives and thrives on sociability, amusements, group activities -- things that may be innocent and pleasant and nice but which lack the glories of the church of the living God."
- AW Tozer, Jesus, Author Of Our Faith

Martin Luther

"A religion that gives nothing, cost nothin, and suffers nothing, is worth nothing"
- Martin Luther

Soren Kierkegaard

“The human race in the course of time has taken the liberty of softening and softening Christianity until at last we have contrived to make it exactly the opposite of what it is in the New Testament…”
- Soren Kierkegaard

A.W. Tozerc

"No one can know truth except those who obey truth."
- AW Tozer, The Tozer Pulpit, Vol I

B.J. Miller

It is a great deal easier to do that which God gives us to do, no matter how hard it is, than to face the responsibilities of not doing it.
- B J Miller

Henry Blackaby

God's commands are designed to guide you to life's very best. You will not obey Him, if you do not believe Him and trust Him. You cannot believe Him if you do not love Him. You cannot love Him unless you know Him.
- Henry Blackaby

A.W. Tozer

"A Christian is no Christian until he is all Christian, until he has reached the point of no return."
- AW Tozer, The Tozer Pulpit, Vol I

Catherine Marshall

One can believe in the divinity of Jesus Christ and feel no personal loyalty to Him at all - indeed, pay no attention whatever to His commandments and His will for one's life. One can believe intellectually in the efficacy of prayer and never do any praying.
- Catherine Marshall

A.W. Tozer

"I believe in Christian charity, but I don't believe in Christian tolerance... When we become so tolerate that we lead people into mental fog and spiritual darkness, we are not acting like Christians; we are acting like cowards!"
- AW Tozer, The Tozer Pulpit, Vol I

A.W. Tozer

"Jesus will never qualify or compromise anything he has said."
- AW Tozer, The Tozer Pulpit, Vol I

A.W. Tozer

"I think the difference is in the emphasis of the major miracle which we ought to expect in genuine Christian conversion. Those old-timers would not have believed if a major miracle had not taken place. They would never have been willing to accept a pale and apologetic kind of believing on the Son of God. They insisted on a miracle taking place within the human breast. They knew what Peter meant when he said that the Lord God has begotten us unto a living hope."
- AW Tozer, The Tozer Pulpit, Vol II

A.W. Tozer

"Let me solemnly tell you that the Holy Ghost never works with mere talent... much that passes for the gospel in our day is very little more than a mild case of orthodox religion grafted onto a heart that is sold out to the world in its pleasures and tastes and ambitions."
- AW Tozer, The Tozer Pulpit, Vol II

A.W. Tozer

"strength to resist evil is best gained by aggressive service"
- AW Tozer, The Acts of the Apostles

A.W. Tozer

"I hear people testify that they give their tithe because God makes their nine-tenths go farther than the ten-tenths. That is not spirituality; that is just plain business. I insist that it is a dangerous thing to associate the working of God with our prosperity and success down here."
- AW Tozer, I Talk Back To The Devil

A.W. Tozer

"The man that believes will obey; failure to obey is convincing proof that there is no true faith present. To attempt the impossible God must give faith or there will be none, and He gives faith to the obedient heart only."
- A. W. Tozer

Leighton Ford

"God loves us the way we are, but he loves us too much to leave us that way."
- Leighton Ford

Lisa Barry

It's easy to follow when we want to go where the leader is taking us, but what about when He takes a turn we're not in favour of?
- Lisa Barry

A.W. Tozer

"The Bible has very few kind things to say about money and earthly possessions and it is most frank in its expressions against the heaping up of treasures."
- AW Tozer, The Tozer Pulpit, Vol II

Henry Heintz

"During his 1960 presidential campaign, John F. Kennedy often closed his speeches with the story of Colonel Davenport, the Speaker of the Connecticut House of Representatives. One day in 1789, the sky of Hartford darkened ominously, and some of the representatives, glancing out the windows, feared the end was at hand. Quelling a clamor for immediate adjournment, Davenport rose and said, "The Day of Judgement is either approaching or it is not. If it is not, there is no cause for adjournment. If it is, I choose to be found doing my duty. Therefore, I wish that candles be brought." Rather than fearing what is to come, we are to be faithful till Christ returns. Instead of fearing the dark, we're to be lights as we watch and wait."
- Henry Heintz

A.W. Tozer

"If the blood of Jesus Christ cannot cure a man of dishonesty, it cannot guarantee his entrance into the kingdom of heaven."
- AW Tozer, The Tozer Pulpit, Vol I

Croft M. Pentz

"Trim your lamp often so that it will give more light and less smoke."
- Croft M. Pentz

A.W. Tozer

"Some people in reading the Bible say they cannot understand why Elijah and other men had such active power with the living God. It is quite simple. God heard Elijah because Elijah had heard God. God did according the word of Elijah because Elijah had done according to the word of God. You cannot separate the two."
- AW Tozer, The Tozer Pulpit, Vol I

Billy Graham

"A compass is narrow-minded-it always points to the magnetic north. It seems that is a very narrow view, but a compass is not broad-minded. If it were, all the ships at sea and all the planes in the air would be in danger. We must discipline ourselves, personally, to fight any deviation from the course Jesus set for us. We cannot be tolerant of any other course. To deviate is to sin."
- Billy Graham

A.W. Tozer

"If you are going to heaven, you had better begin to live like it now, and if you are going to die like a Christian, you had better live like a Christian now."
- AW Tozer, The Tozer Pulpit, Vol I

Maltbie Davenport Babcock

Christianity is not a voice in the wilderness, but a life in the world. It is not an idea in the air but feet on the ground going God's way. It is not an exotic to be kept under glass, but a hardy plant to bear twelve months of fruits in all kinds of weather. Fidelity to duty is its root and branch. Nothing we can say to the Lord, no calling Him by great or dear names, can take the place of the plain doing of His will. We may cry out about the beauty of eating bread with Him in His kingdom, but it is wasted breath and a rootless hope unless we plow and plant in His kingdom here and now. To remember Him at His table and to forget Him at ours, is to have invested in bad securities. There is no substitute for plain, every-day goodness.
- Maltbie Davenport (Mattie D) Babcock

John Bevere

No mortal man or devil can supersede the will of God for your life. If you lay hold of this truth, it will set you free. But there is only one person who can get you out of the will of God and that person is you.
- John Bevere

A.W. Tozer

"All of the Christians I meet who are amounting to anything for God are Christians who are very much out of key with their age - very, very much out of tune with their generation... If you can fit into it too comfortably, I am forced to wonder whether the miracle has ever been wrought in your life."
- AW Tozer, The Tozer Pulpit, Vol I

Robert Murry M'Cheyne

"I am concerned for the poor but more for you. I know not what Christ will say to you in the great day... I fear there are many hearing me who may know well that they are not Christians because they do not love to give. To give largely and liberally, not grudgingly at all, requires a new heart; an old heart would rather part with its life-blood than its money. Oh my friends! Enjoy your money: make the most of it; give none away; enjoy it quickly for I can tell you, you will be beggars throughout eternity"
- Robert Murry M'Cheyne, as quoted in John Piper, Don't Waste Your Life (Wheaton, Il: Crossway, 2003) p105.

Billy Sunday

"If you have no joy in your religion, there’s a leak in your Christianity."
- Billy Sunday

C.J. Mahaney

Today, the greatest challenge facing American evangelicals is not persecution from the world, but seduction by the world.
- C. J. Mahaney

A.W. Tozer

"No oriental monarch ever ruled his cowering subjects with any more cruel tyranny than things, visible things, audible things, tangible things, rule mankind... It seems incredible that we who were made for many worlds should accept this one world as our ultimate home."
- AW Tozer, The Tozer Pulpit, Vol I

Richard Baxter

“Oh if you have the hearts of Christians or of men in you, let them yearn toward your poor ignorant, ungodly neighbors. Alas, there is but a step betwixt them and death and hell; many hundred diseases are waiting ready to seize on them, and if they die unregenerate, they are lost forever. Have you hearts of rock, that cannot pity men in such a case as this? If you believe not the Word of God, and the danger of sinners, why are you Christians yourselves? If you do believe it, why do you not bestir yourself to the helping of others? Do you not care who is damned, so you be saved? If so, you have sufficient cause to pity yourselves, for it is a frame of spirit utterly inconsistent with grace. . . . Dost thou live close by them, or meet them in the streets, or labour with them, or travel with them, or sit and talk with them, and say nothing to them of their souls or life to come? If their houses were on fire, thou wouldst run and help them; and wilt thou not help them when their souls are almost at the fire of hell?"
- Richard Baxter

Paul Tripp

If Christ does not reign over the mundane events in our lives, He does not reign at all.
- Paul Tripp

Jim Elliot

Rest in this-it is His business to lead, command, impel, send, call, or whatever you want to call it. It is your business to obey, follow, move, respond, or what have you... The sound of "gentle stillness" after all the thunder and wind have passed will be the ultimate Word from God.
- Jim Elliot

A.W. Tozerc

"The Bible links faith to expression and faith that never gets expression is not a Bible faith... You say, 'Well, I worship God in my heart.' I wonder if you do. I wonder if you are simply just excusing the fact that you haven't generated enough spiritual heat to get your mouth open."
- AW Tozer, The Tozer Pulpit, Vol I

Frederic D. Huntington

"It is not scientific doubt, not atheism, not pantheism, not agnosticism, that in our day and in this land is likely to quench the light of the Gospel. It is a proud, sensuous, selfish, luxurious, church-going, hollow-hearted, prosperity"
- Frederic D. Huntington, Forum magazine, 1890

Billy Sunday

“The backslider likes the preaching that wouldn't hit the side of a house, while the real disciple is delighted when the truth brings him to his knees.”
- Billy Sunday

A.W. Tozer

"Faith in God is to be demonstrated, not defined."
- AW Tozer, Jesus, Author Of Our Faith

Elizabeth Eliot

I really don't think ... you are in a bargaining position with God. He is the Master. He is the Commanding Officer. It is not for you to have input. It is simply for you to accept the orders as the orders are given.
- Elisabeth Elliot

Tom Marshall

If we want the Word of God to have authority in our life, there is only one way - obey it. If we want the Holy Spirit to have authority in our life, there is only one way - Obey Him. If we always obey impulses of fear or doubt or resentment, what will have authority over our minds? Fear, and doubt and resentment.
- Tom Marshall

A.W. Tozer

"We have religion without guilt, and religion without guilt just tries to make God a big pal of man. But religion without guilt is a religion that cannot escape hell for it deceives and finally destroys all who are a part of it."
- AW Tozer, The Tozer Pulpit, Vol II

Martin Luther

"For as soon as God's Word becomes known through you, the devil will afflict you will make a real doctor of you, and will teach you by his temptations to seek and to love God's Word. For I myself ... owe my papists many thanks for so beating, pressing, and frightening me through the devil's raging that they have turned me into a fairly good theologian, driving me to a goal I should never have reached"
- Martin Luther

C.S. Lewis

"If you read history, you will find that the Christians who did most for the present world were precisely those who thought most of the next. It is since Christians have largely ceased to think of they other world that they ahve become so ineffective in this"
- C.S. Lewis

Billy Sunday

“Going to church doesn’t make you a Christian any more than going to a garage makes you an automobile.”
- Billy Sunday

A.W. Tozer

"There is so little filling of our vessels these days because there is so very little of emptying."
- AW Tozer, The Tozer Pulpit, Vol I

David Platt

"It’s not possible to become a Christian, deny yourself, pick up your cross and follow Him and your life look the same as your affluent atheistic neighbor."
- David Platt

Hannah Whitall Smith

If the Lord sets you to guard a lonely post in perfect stillness from all active work, you ought to be just as content as to be in the midst of the active warfare. It is no virtue to love the Master's work better than the Master's will.
- Hannah Whitall Smith

Charles Spurgeon

"When we are tender of heart and careful in thought, lip, and life to honor our Lord Jesus, then we receive tokens of His love without number. If we desire to perpetuate such bliss we must perpetuate holiness."
- Charles Spurgeon

A.W. Tozer

"If those who call themselves the people of God would give up their carnality and worldly-mindedness, if they would live with the reality that Jesus is victor at the heavenly controls, they could be the kind of New Testament church that makes glad the heart of God. There would be such an overflow of the Holy Spirit's gifts and graces that their spirituality would be effective in every contact and activity, just as it was in New Testament times."
- AW Tozer, Jesus, Author Of Our Faith

David Platt

"Over 2,300 verses on money in the Bible. God's Word talks more about money than faith and prayer, more than Heaven and hell. Not one of us is going to be able to stand before God one day and give account for how we used the wealth He entrusted to us and say, 'Well you really didn't give me much in Your Word'. Maybe the problem isn't that the Word is not clear enough; maybe the problem is that it's too clear"
- David Platt

Francis Bacon

“It is not what men eat but what they digest that makes them strong; not what we gain but what we save that makes us rich; not what we read but what we remember that makes us learned; not what we preach but what we practice that makes us Christians.”
- Francis Bacon

A.W. Tozer

The true follower of Christ will not ask, "If I embrace this truth, what will it cost me?" Rather he will say, "This is truth. God help me to walk in it, let come what may!"
- A. W. Tozer

Billy Sunday

“The only way to keep a broken vessel full is to keep it always under the tap.”
- Billy Sunday

George Mueller

"Nine-tenths of the difficulty is overcome when our hearts are ready to do the Lord's will, whatever it may be. The difficulty arises when we ask God to reveal His will before we are ready to do it unreservedly"
- George Mueller

Ian Thomas

“Beware lest even as a Christian, you fall into Satan’s trap! You may have found and come to know God in the Lord Jesus Christ, receiving Him sincerely as your Redeemer, yet if you do not enter into the mystery of godliness and allow God to be in you the origin of His own image, you will seek to be godly by submitting yourself to external rules and regulations and by conforming to behavior patterns imposed upon you by the particular Christian society that you have chosen and in which you hope to be found ‘acceptable.’ You will in this way perpetuate the pagan habit of practicing religion in the energy of the flesh, and in the very pursuit of righteousness commit idolatry in honoring ‘Christianity’ more than Christ!”
- Ian Thomas

Craig Blomberg

“The New Testament carried forward the major principles of the Old Testament with one conspicuous omission. Never, in the New Testament, never was material wealth promised as a guaranteed reward for spiritual obedience.” Material reward for piety or for obedience never reappears in Jesus’ teachings. And in fact, it is explicitly contradicted throughout.”
- Craig Blomberg / Neither Poverty nor Riches: A Biblical Theology of Possessions

A.W. Tozer

"I wouldn't believe an archangel if he came to me with a wingspread of twelve feet, shining like an atomic bomb just at the moment of its explosion, if he couldn't give me chapter and verse... The Holy Spirit who inspired the Scriptures will expect obedience to the Scriptures... The Holy Spirit will expect obedience to the Word of God."
- AW Tozer, The Tozer Pulpit, Vol II

Dwight L. Moody

"The Bible will keep you from sin, or sin will keep you from the Bible."
- Dwight L. Moody

A.W, Tozer

"To understand a Bible text it takes an act of the Holy Spirit equal to the act that inspired the text in the first place. A revelation of the Holy Spirit in one glorious flash of inward illumination would teach you more of Jesus than five years in a theological seminary."
- AW, Tozer, The Tozer Pulpit, Vol II

Francis Bacon

“Some books are to be tasted; others swallowed; and some to be chewed and digested.”
- Francis Bacon

Woodrow Wilson

“I’m sorry for men who do not read the Bible every day. I wonder why they deprive themselves of the strength and the pleasure”
- Woodrow Wilson

John Bunyan

"Read the Bible and read it again. Do not despair of help to understand something of the will and the mind of God as if they are fast locked up from you. Neither trouble yourself though you may not have commentaries and expositions. Pray and read and read and pray, for a little from God is better than a great deal from man"
- John Bunyan, author of Pilgrim’s Progress

Rick Warren

God's Will is in God's Word. Stop listening for a voice. Start looking for a verse.
- Rick Warren

Billy Sunday

“The reason you don't like the Bible, you old sinner, is because it knows all about you.”
- Billy Sunday

R.C. Sproul

"By studying or meditating on the law of God , we attend the school of righteousness. - we learn what pleases God and what offends Him. The moral law that God reveals in Scripture is always binding upon us . Our redemption is from the curse of God's law , NOT from our duty to obey it. We are justified, not because of our obedience to the law, but in order that we may become obedient to God's law. To love Christ is to keep His commandments. To love God is to obey His law."
From the Reformation Study Bible by RC Sproul

Billy Sunday

“The law tells me how crooked I am. Grace comes along and straightens me out.”
- Billy Sunday

Joe Crews

"It's probably safe to say, that the majority of the christians today are resigned to falling short of the moral law. In fact they are quite satisfied that God doesn't even expect them to obey in the flesh or the spirit.
- Joe Crews

A.W. Tozer

"I must be frank in my feeling that a notable heresy has come into being throughout our evangelical Christian circles -- the widely accepted concept that we humans can choose to accept Christ only because we need Him as Saviour and that we have the right to postpone our obedience to Him as Lord as long as we want to... The truth is that salvation apart from obedience is unknown in the sacred scripture... Apart from obedience, there can be no salvation, for salvation without obedience is a self-contradictory impossibility."
- AW Tozer, The Tozer Pulpit, Vol II

Henry Blackaby

God's commands are designed to guide you to life's very best. You will not obey Him, if you do not believe Him and trust Him. You cannot believe Him if you do not love Him. You cannot love Him unless you know Him.
- Henry Blackaby

A.W. Tozer

"When a Christian ignores the commandment of Christ, he is guilty of sin doubly compounded. He violates holy vows, is guilty of rebellion against God and commits the grotesque sin of calling Jesus Lord with his words and denying His Lordship with his deeds."
- AW Tozer, The Warfare Of The Spirit

Leighton Ford

"God loves us the way we are, but he loves us too much to leave us that way."
- Leighton Ford

Charles Spurgeon

He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. (1 John 2:4)
"We must keep our Lord's command if we would bask in His love. If we live in sin we cannot live in the love of Christ. Without the holiness which pleases God we cannot please Jesus. He who cares nothing for holiness knows nothing of the love of Jesus."
- Charles Spurgeon

John Piper

WHAT IS SIN?
Sin is the Glory of God not honored
Sin is the Holiness of God not Reverenced
Sin is the Greatness of God not admired
Sin is the Power of God not praised
Sin is the Truth of God not sought
Sin is the Wisdom of God not esteemed
Sin is the Beauty of God not treasured
Sin is the Goodness of God not savored
Sin is the Faithfulness of God not trusted
Sin is the Promises of God not believed
Sin is the Commandments of God not obeyed
Sin is the Justice of God not respected
Sin is the Wrath of God not feared
Sin is the Grace of God not cherished
Sin is the Presence of God not prized
Sin is the Person of God not loved.
- John Piper

A.W. Tozer

"The idea that this world is a playground instead of a battleground has now been accepted in practice by the vast majority of Christians. They are facing Christ and the world.... The ‘worship’ growing out of such a view of life is as far off center as the view itself - a sort of sanctified nightclub without the champagne and the dressed-up drunks."
- This World: Playground or Battleground? by A.W. Tozer, pp. 5-6.

Kevin DeYoung

"This is not about the culture out there. It's about those of us here - about what we as Christians are doing, what we are seeing, and what we may not know we are doing and seeing. I'm afraid we (including I) don't have the eyes to see how much the world has squeezed us into its mold."
- Kevin DeYoung

C.S. Lewis

“The monstrosity of sexual intercourse outside of marriage is that those who indulge in it are trying to isolate one union (sexual) from all other kinds of union, which are meant to go along with it and make up the total union. The Christian attitude doesn’t mean that there is anything wrong about sexual pleasure any more than about the pleasure of eating. It means that you mustn’t isolate that pleasure and try to get it by itself, anymore than you ought to try to get the pleasure of taste without swallowing and digesting, by chewing things and spitting them out again”
- CS Lewis

A.W. Tozer

"...is not strange since almost everything the Church is doing these days has been suggested to her by the world. I observe with pained amusement how many water boys of the pulpit in their effort to be prophets are standing up straight and tall and speaking out boldly in favor of ideas that have been previously fed into their minds by the psychiatrists, the sociologists, the novelists, the scientists and the secular educators."
- A.W. Tozer

Daniel Heimbach

“Some wonder, of course, how sex can be truly satisfying or enjoyable without focusing on yourself. The idea of enjoying selfless sex seems contradictory. Does not getting the most out of sex require putting your own desires ahead of everything else? The surprising answer is no, both on Biblical terms and based on human experience as well. God has imbedded a paradox in how sexual pleasure works that helps to restrain natural human selfishness. The more a couple focuses on pleasing the other, the more enjoyment each receives in return; and the more a person focuses on demanding his or her own satisfaction, the less satisfaction is possible. Self-centeredness always destroys sexual satisfaction, while unselfishness always makes it better”
- Daniel Heimbach

Billy Sunday

“The Bible will always be full of things you cannot understand, as long as you will not live according to those you can understand.”
- Billy Sunday

A.W. Tozer

"The teaching of forgiveness without any turning from sin is a great error and it has filled the churches with deceived members and helped to fill hell with deceived souls."
- AW Tozer, The Tozer Pulpit, Vol II

John Piper

"What a person values the most is the thing that drives their joy"
- John Piper

Billy Sunday

“Listen, I'm against sin. I'll kick it as long as I've got a foot, I'll fight it as long as I've got a fist, I'll butt it as long as I've got a head, and I'll bite it as long as I've got a tooth. And when I'm old, fistless, footless, and toothless, I'll gum it till I go home to glory and it goes home to perdition.”
- Billy Sunday

C.S. Lewis

"If there lurks in most modern minds the notion that to desire our own good and earnestly to hope for the enjoyment of it is a bad thing, I submit that this notion has crept in from Kant and the Stoics and is no part of the Christian faith. Indeed, if we consider the unblushing promises of reward and the staggering nature of the rewards promised in the Gospels, it would seem that Our Lord finds our desires not too strong, but too weak. We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by an offer of a holiday at the sea. We are far too easily pleased."
- C.S. Lewis

Kevin DeYoung

"This is not about the culture out there. It's about those of us here - about what we as Christians are doing, what we are seeing, and what we may not know we are doing and seeing. I'm afraid we (including I) don't have the eyes to see how much the world has squeezed us into its mold."
- Kevin DeYoung

Mark Dever

“The most important revolution of the twentieth century [was] the sexual revolution . . . Contraception replaced conception. Pleasure was separated from responsibility. It was as if a license was given out, legitimizing the bending of every part of our lives around serving ourselves. Since that time, divorce, remarriage, abortion, premarital sex, and extramarital sex, as well as homosexuality have been accepted by increasing percentages of the public. Pornography is huge business. [And] this is not just a problem with society out there. Many churches have found their members plagued by failed marriages and illicit affairs, by so-called private sins that turn into public disgraces, some of which are known, some of which are not yet known.”
- Mark Dever

Unknown

"How many Scriptures are we willing to erase so that we can free ourselves up to do what we want to do?"
- Unknown

Charles Spurgeon

If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love. (John 15:10)
"Sin makes the cloud which darkens our Sun: if we will be watchfully obedient and completely consecrated we may walk in the light, as God is in the light, and have as sure an abiding in the love of Jesus as Jesus has in the love of the Father. Here is a sweet promise with a solemn "if," Lord, let me have this "if" in my hand; for as a key it opens this casket. "
- Charles Spurgeon

Augustine

“Sin is believing the lie that you are self-created, self-dependent, or self-sustained.”
- Augustine

Billy Sunday

“One reason sin flourishes is that it is treated like a cream puff instead of a rattlesnake.”
- Billy Sunday

A.W. Tozer

In my opinion, the great single need of the moment is that light-hearted superficial religionists be struck down with a vision of God high and lifted up, with His train filling the temple. The holy art of worship seems to have passed away like the Shekinah glory from the tabernacle. As a result, we are left to our own devices and forced to make up the lack of spontaneous worship by bringing in countless cheap and tawdry activities to hold the attention of the church people.
- A.W. Tozer, Keys To The Deeper Life, 87 & 88

Craig Blomberg

“The New Testament carried forward the major principles of the Old Testament with one conspicuous omission. Never, in the New Testament, never was material wealth promised as a guaranteed reward for spiritual obedience.” Material reward for piety or for obedience never reappears in Jesus’ teachings. And in fact, it is explicitly contradicted throughout.”
- Craig Blomberg / Neither Poverty nor Riches: A Biblical Theology of Possessions

David Platt

"There are all kinds of ways that we have come up with to try and overcome guilt. We convince ourselves, "We have just placed unrealistic expectations on ourselves. Of course we fail and do wrong; but we are only human, and it's unreasonable to expect anything less than that". We lower our expectations so we can lower our level of guilt"
- David Platt

Soren Kierkegaard

“The human race in the course of time has taken the liberty of softening and softening Christianity until at last we have contrived to make it exactly the opposite of what it is in the New Testament…”
- Soren Kierkegaard