Christian Quotes by T.L. Osborn, Maya Angelou, William Murray, 1st Earl of Mansfield, Jill Briscoe, Corrie Ten Boom, Francis Schaeffer and many others.
Christians need never be sick, any more than they need to be sinful. It is always God’s desire to heal you.
I believed that there was a God because I was told it by my grandmother and later by other adults. But when I found that I knew not only that there was God but that I was a child of God, when I understood that, when I comprehended that, more than that, when I internalized that, ingested that, I became courageous.
The expenses of the paperwork and court fees involved in pursuing the appeal through the courts were not too high. In fact, as I recall, removing prayer from U.S. public schools cost less than $20,000… no Christian organization filed a brief in support of our opponents.
Be encouraged to be an encourager. It’s a spiritual art that everyone can learn. And mostly you learn by practicing it.
Does being born into a Christian family make one a Christian? No! God has no grandchildren.
The ordinary Christian with the Bible in his hand can say that the majority is wrong.
One thing I have learned about Christians, having organized them for years – when they lose, they quit. And when they win they quit. We are just quitters.
We can’t help being thirsty, moving toward the voice of water. Milk drinkers draw close to the mother. Muslims, Christians, Jews, Buddhists, Hindus, shamans, everyone hears the intelligent sound and moves with thirst to meet it.
Our problem in America is not with atheists or the pagans who are consistent with their unbelief, but with believers who are inconsistent with their belief.
Where will you find any code of laws among civilized men in which the commands and prohibitions are not founded on Christian principles? I need not specify the prohibition of murder, robbery, theft, trespass.
Hell will be filled with people who were avidly committed to Christian values.
Jesus was God and man in one person, that God and man might be happy together again.
Stephen L. Carter coined the phrase ‘the culture of disbelief’ to describe the prevailing hostility in Western culture toward public expressions of faith.
To believe in Jesus, is to believe that the historic person who lived on this earth more than 2000 years ago was the image of the invisible God. That’s a huge leap of faith, but it is my leap of faith, it’s the act of faith of the Christian community.
Indifference towards those in need is not acceptable for a Christian.
Without worship, we go about miserable.
As a born-again Christian, I believe God actively and directly influences me to action.
As I make goals for this year… Jesus, let your thoughts become my thoughts and bend my will to Your will.
Our Father refreshes us on the journey with some pleasant inns, but will not encourage us to mistake them for home.
The Christian life doesn’t get easier as one gets older.
If it were true that Christianity and science were incompatible, there would be no Christians who were respected scientists. If fact, about forty percent of professional natural scientists are practicing Christians, and many others are theists of other kinds. Fewer than thirty percent are atheists.
I don’t care if you’re Christian, you’re Muslim, you’re gay, you’re straight – I am here to fight for your equality. Because I believe that we are all born equal, but we are not treated equally, and that is why we must fight.
The appetite for adventure and risk is not exclusive to young Christians. In face, it seems to be a fundamental yearning, knitted into the fabric of the human soul.
A City University of New York study done in 1991 revealed that nearly 90% of the American people identify themselves religiously as Christians or Jews, while only 7.5 percent claim no religion.
The first time someone tried to share the Gospel with me, I naively explained that I was Jewish and born in Israel, thank you… This was a big mistake. In certain parts of Christian America, admitting I was an Israeli-born Jew turned me into walking catnip.
[T]he Rev. R. Taylor, A.M., the Deist, now in gaol, infamously persecuted by the Whigs for his religious opinions, in his learned defense of Deism called the Diegesis, has clearly proved all the heirarchical institutions of the Christians to be a close copy of those of the Essenians of Egypt.
My only wish isto transform friends of God into friends of man, believers into thinkers, devotees of prayer into devotees of work, candidates for the hereafter into students of the world, Christians who, by their own procession and admission, are half animal, half angel into persons, into whole persons.
It’s beginning to feel like there is no room in America for anyone who is not a fundamentalist Christian.
I look on all the world as my parish; thus far I mean, that, in whatever part of it I am, I judge it meet, right, and my bounden duty, to declare unto all that are willing to hear, the glad tidings of salvation.
The more we enjoy of God, the more we are ravished with delight.
My next project will be a Christian album, another one. I wrote the songs for the ones you’re referring to, but I want to do some of my old gospel favorites. That’s what my next album’s going to be.
If you and I are to be used in our sphere as D.L. Moody was used in his, we must put all that we have and all that we are in the hands of God, for Him to use as He will.
When you read that our heavenly home is similar to a bride, tell me, doesn’t it make you want to go home.
Jesus is the hope of the world and the local church is the vehicle of expressing that hope to the world.
The Gateway to Christianity is not through an intricate labyrinth of dogma, but by a simple belief in the person of Christ.
True Christianity, which will last forever, comes from the gospel words of Christ not from the epistles of Paul. The writings of Paul have been a danger and a hidden rock, the causes of the principal defects of Christian theology.
Never will anyone who says his Rosary every day become a formal heretic or be led astray by the devil.
Some believe strongly that each Christian may have his own guardian angel assigned to watch over him or her.
If when I am able to discover something which has baffled others, I forget Him who revealeth the deep and secret things, and knoweth what is in the darkness and showeth it to us; if I forget that it was He who granted that ray of light to His most unworthy servant, then I know nothing of Calvary love.
Good Christian people who wouldn’t dream of misbehaving will not catch AIDS.
A compassionate open home is part of Christian responsibility, and should be practiced up to the level of capacity.
One of the reasons why it needs no special education to be a Christian is that Christianity is an education itself.
[It is] essentially wholesome and necessary, for a Christian to know, whether or not the will does any thing in those things which pertain unto Salvation. Nay, let me tell you, this is the very hinge upon which our discussion turns. It is the very heart of the subject
The greatest Christians in history seem to say that their sufferings ended up bringing them the closest to God – so this is the best thing that could happen, not the worst.
A Christian will say… “I believe God created me in one day” Yeah, looks liked He rushed it.
Chanting Hare Krishna can make a person a better Christian.
Clean hearts and healthful food, exercise, early sleep and fresh air, wholesome recreation and meditation combined with optimism that comes from fighting for the right and knowing you’ll eventually win for keeps – this is the tonic every true Christian patriot needs and deserves.
There is a difference between people who are educated and people who are smart.
Christians often want to hide behind the walls of the church, where we are comfortable, but sometimes we have to come out of the box.
I’ve got news for you: There are going to be people other than Christians in the hereafter. What are you going to do about it? Are you not going to go?
Nobody ever outgrows Scripture; the book widens and deepens with our years.
We may see how miraculously God defends our people, and makes us hope that, in spite of the malice of our enemies, He will bring our cause to a good and happy end, to the advancement of His glory and the deliverance of so many Christians from unjust oppression.
Although I am a Christian, I am not even close to perfect.
Heavenly citizenship and heavenly homesickness are in prayer. Prayer is an appeal from the lowness, from the emptiness, from the need of earth, to the highness, the fullness and to the all-sufficiency of heaven.
There is a line from the Marina Tsvetaeva poem I’m so fond of: “In this most Christian of worlds/ All poets are Jews.” What she means is that writers and artists are outside the normal flow of daily life, the normal flow of society in general.
A man who loves his wife will love her letters and her photographs because they speak to him of her. So if we love the Lord Jesus, we shall love the Bible because it speaks to us of him.
The great paralysis of our heart is unbelief.
A good decision is our will to do everything we can within our power. It means to serve God with all we’ve got, be it little or much. Every person can do that.
We have such a law: If you forgive, it means that God has forgiven you; but if you do not forgive your brother, it means that your sin remains with you.
Though He did what he could to help the multitudes, He had to devote Himself primarily to a few men, rather than the masses, so that the masses could at last be saved. This was the genius of his strategy.
This pious practice, by which the Blessed Virgin Mary is honored and the Christian people enriched with spiritual gifts, gladdens and consoles us. Mary remains ever the path that leads to Christ. Every encounter with her can only result in an encounter with Christ himself
Christianity is a religion which concerns us as we are here and now, creatures of body and soul. We do not “follow the footsteps of his most holy life” by the exercise of a trained religious imagination, but by treading the firm, rough earth, up hill and down dale.
My father was a great example of a strong and good man and Christian man, and my mother taught all my six sisters how to be young ladies and mothers and how to take care of your family. And so I think they were – they still are – great examples for all of us to their kids and to the world, too.
It is impossible to call yourself a Christian and defend homosexuality. There is no justification or acceptance of homosexuality… Homosexuality means the death of society because homosexuals can recruit, but they cannot reproduce.
I was brought up a strict Christian. My father was a lay preacher, my mother a church warden. The rhythm and ritual of the Anglican Church was part of our lives.
Bach almost persuades me to be a Christian.
I believe in the eternal security of the believer and in the insecurity of the make-believer.
Christians have been the most intolerant of all men.
There are powers that can counterfeit almost everything in the Christian life.
Faith is part of who I am, yes. I was raised Christian Scientist. The most important thing I saw every single week on the wall at Sunday school was the Golden Rule.
When we reduce the notion of вЂњcallingвЂќ to work inside the church, we fail to equip our people to apply their Christian faith to everything they do, everywhere they are.
Leaders who want to show sensitivity should listen often and long and talk short and seldom. Many so-called leaders are too busy to listen. True leaders know that time spent listening is well invested.
I have found Christian dogma unintelligible.
I have a Christian worldview and so it shapes the way that I view issues. I don’t apologize for that, and I don’t think people of faith ought to shrink away from being in the public arena.
ItвЂ™s much easier to act like a Christian than it is to react like one!
… when we are talking about ‘Christians’ and ‘Moslems’ we must first make sure that we are talking about people who have an idea, which should be more or less correct, as to what the other is supposed to believe and what he is expected to do as a consequence of that belief.
Anything that dims my vision for Christ, or takes away my taste for Bible study, or cramps me in my prayer life, or makes Christian work difficult, is wrong for me; and I must, as a Christian turn away from it.
Our efficiency without God’s sufficiency is only a deficiency.
If weak in prayer we are weak everywhere.
The main rule to me is to honor God with your life. To live a life of integrity. Not be selfish. You know, help others. But that’s really the essence of the Christian faith.
Before we can strengthen believers or win the lost, we must be converted from the self-life to the Christ-life. . . “Not I, but Christ.”
My mom was a practicing Hindu, and my dad was a Catholic who practiced yoga meditation and karma yoga. My earliest memories are of the bright colors, beautiful sounds, and fragrant aromas of both Christian and Hindu celebrations.
It is absolutely essential to have a living visible example of what a Christian ought to be.
Your life is not your own: it belongs to God. To “be yourself” is to be and do what God wants you to be and do, knowing that God created you for a mission and knows you and your mission better than you do.
A true Christian is a man who never for a moment forgets what God has done for him in Christ and whose whole comportment and whose activity have their root in the sentiment of gratitude.
Christians and Muslims can still get along. On issues such as global warming and helping the poor.
Christian obedience, by its very nature, has a heroic character.
No vital Christianity is possible unless at least three aspects of it are developed. These are the inner life of devotion, the outer life of service, and the intellectual life of rationality.
I never saw a useful Christian who was not a student of the Bible. If a man neglects his Bible, he may pray and ask God to use him in His work; but God cannot make much use of him, for there is not much for the Holy Ghost to work upon.
The first thing a man must do if he desires to be used in the Lord’s work, is to make an unconditional surrender of himself to God.
There is no doubt that a parallel exists between the big bang as an event and the Christian notion of creation from nothing.
The Christian religion is, above all the religions that ever prevailed or existed in ancient or modern times, the religion of wisdom, virtue, equity and humanity.
Personally, I think the ‘Christian family’ should be called a Christian fantasy.
The Holy Scriptures are that divine instrument by which we are taught what to believe, concerning God, ourselves, and all things, and how to please God unto eternal life.
I’m a Christian, and those beliefs occasionally come out in the books.
A lot of people, especially Christians, want to put you in this box of being a Christian actor, and I don’t believe in it. You do yourself and everyone else a big disservice when you start thinking about it as ‘Christian art.’ That’s why most Christian art is bad. They don’t put a premium on the ‘art.’
Lord, I ascribe it to thy grace,And not to chance as others do,That I was born of Christian race,And not a Heathen, or a Jew.
You are Christians; find out what is true and false in Christianity – and you will then find out what is true. Find out what is true and false in your environment with all its oppressions and cruelties, and then you will find out what is true. Why do you want philosophies?
The Christian faith grew through story – not text. Only later did the stories become Scripture. While the Scripture must be held in the highest regard, we must not neglect the power of story.
So let’s set the record straight. Faith is not the opposite of reason. The opposite of faith is unbelief. And reason is not the opposite of faith. The opposite of reason is irrationality. Do some Christians have irrational faith? Sure. Do some skeptics have unreasonable unbelief? You bet. It works both ways.
When you’re a beautiful person on the inside, there is nothing in the world that can change that about you.
The great test of faith is to wait on God. . . not expecting to push a button and get whatever we want now.
It makes me furious to hear haters of all skin colors – especially Christian, Jewish, and Muslim fundamentalists – deride other people because of their different beliefs and lifestyles.
All Christians should be able to articulate reasons why they believe what they believe – not just for the sake of our spiritually confused friends, but also so that we ourselves will have a deeper and more confident faith.
I am convinced that Christian fundamentalism is a far greater threat to this country than Muslim terrorists could ever be.
True faith always produces real conformity to Christ.
It’s secret that evangelical Christians are critical players in Republican primaries.
The First Amendment was not intended to withdraw the Christian religion as a whole from the protection of Congress.
It is not that I want merely to be called a Christian, but actually to be one. Yes, if I prove to be one, then I can have the name.
Move with the movers.
All places are places of worship to a Christian. Wherever he is, he ought to be in a worshiping frame of mind.
It would be catastrophic if one day these fundamentalists Christians gain enough political power to enforce their literal understanding of Mosaic Law.
No time is so well spent in every day as that which we spend upon our knees.
Have you ever studied Jesus’s approach to talking with people? He didn’t always fill the space with answers for them. Let’s learn to do that with our fellow learners. Let’s give them room to think and answer for themselves.
In Christ, it’s never too late, you’re never too old… it’s never “too anything” for Him to work positive change in your life.
We need to take down our “Do not disturb” signs… snap out of our stupor and come out of our coma and awake from our apathy.
Marianne’s mouth was open in surprise, but Poppy looked murderous. She clutched her reticule as though it contained a weapon. Realizing that it probably held some very sharp knitting needles, Christian reflected that it did.
A true Christian is one who has not only peace of conscience, but war within. He may be known by his warfare as well as by his peace.
When to give grace? I’d rather stand before God knowing I loved others too much rather than regretting that I judged too harshly.
The man who would truly know God must give time to Him.
What is this generation of students worth? It’s worth everything.
You cannot be a conscious Christian without St. Paul. He translated the teachings of Christ into a doctrinal structure that, even with the additions of a vast number of thinkers, theologians and pastors, has resisted and still exists after two thousand years.
It is important to not be hostile to what a greater part of society has embraced, whether as Christians, Hindus or Muslims. It is important to respect that because whether you believe or not in the existence of a superior being, humanity does believe in that.
That such a perspective of the Declaration’s ‘Creator God’ should sound so foreign and controversial to people today is a tragic and striking sign of how far we are removed from the thinking of our colonial fathers.
The ACLU sues no matter what public property a religious symbol is placed on.
One compliment can keep me going for a whole month.
Unfortunately, many of our churches calibrate their life to these nominal Christians. The predictable result is that you get fake, hypocritical churches that confuse the message of the gospel and make it hard for others who are trying to do genuine evangelism.
Christians pretty much live like everybody else, they just sprinkle a little Jesus in along the way.
We worry so much about what people think of us and so we often don’t stand up for what we believe in. And some people literally give their life for what they believe in. As a Christian, that is something I really admire. I want to be a part of spreading that message.
There is no kind of experience in which a Christian has a right to refuse to
praise God, for ‘all things work together for good to them that love God.’
praise God, for ‘all things work together for good to them that love God.’
Prayer is the preface to the book of Christian living; the text of the new life sermon; the girding on of the armor for battle; the pilgrim’s preparation for his journey. It must be supplemented by action or it amounts to nothing.
I’m a Christian first. I’m a family guy second. As much as I like coaching, as much as I like basketball, it’s third, fourth, or fifth down the line.
A year after One Thousand Gifts had released, Kathie Lee Gifford of the Today Show, named it one of her favorite things – the gift that will radically change your life. She shared the title with PEOPLE magazine as one of favorite books – quite astonishing for an evangelical Christian book.
There is no limit to what God can do through us if we are a yielded and purified people.
The worst forms of depression are cured when Holy Scripture is believed.
Loving one another with the charity of Christ, let the love you have in your hearts be shown outwardly in your deeds so that compelled by such an example, the sisters may also grow in the love of God and charity for one another.
To know that God knows everything about me and yet loves me is indeed my ultimate consolation.
Did you never run for shelter in a storm, and find fruit which you expected not? Did you never go to God for safeguard, driven by outward storms, and there find unexpected fruit?
The Christian is the most contented man in the world, but he is the least contented with the world. He is like a traveler in an inn, perfectly satisfied with the inn and its accommodation, considering it as an inn, but putting quite out of all consideration the idea of making it his home.
We never become truly spiritual by sitting down and wishing to become so. You must undertake something so great that you cannot accomplish it unaided.
Europe sees itself as a liberal-minded society. It has no desire to be, nor can it be, a “Christian club.
I went to a Christian all-boys’ college one time to pick up my buddies so we could go play baseball, and I just remember walking through the halls, and there’s all these crucified Jesuses. It’s scary.
The misfortunes hardest to bear are these which never came.
… where Solomon says that ‘Wisdom has built herself a house’ (Prov. 9:1), he refers darkly in these words to the preparation of the flesh of the Lord: for the true Wisdom did not dwell in another’s building, but built for Itself that dwelling-place from the body of the Virgin.
Prayer is the answer to every problem there is.
Peace comes not from the absence of trouble, but from the presence of God.
The Christian religion teaches me two points-that there is a God whom men can know, and that their nature is so corrupt that they are unworthy of Him.
The first principle of child-rearing is to choose a good mother.
Do not think me mad. It is not to make money that I believe a Christian should live. The noblest thing a man can do is, just humbly to receive, and then go amongst others and give.
Excellence requires us to prepare in advance.
The world’s favorite verb is ‘get’. The verb of the Christian is ‘give’
Before we can begin to see the cross as something done for us, we have to see it as something done by us.
The time for universal praise is sure to come some day. Let us begin to do our part now.
The incarnation began with Jesus and it has never stopped . . . God takes on flesh so that every home becomes a church, every child becomes the Christ-child, and all food and drink become a sacrament. God’s many faces are now everywhere, in flesh, tempered and turned down, so that our human eyes can see him.
We can do no great things-only small things with great love.
I was driven from my position as Interior Secretary, not because of my environmental record, but because of my Christian beliefs. That’s the real struggle.
There is not a place to which the Christian can withdraw from the world, whether it be outwardly or in the sphere of the inner life. Any attempt to escape from the world must sooner or later be paid for with a sinful surrender to the world.
How is it that many who profess and call themselves Christians, do so little for the Savior whose name they bear?
We are so utterly ordinary, so commonplace, while we profess to know a Power the Twentieth Century does not reckon with…. Oh that God would make us dangerous!
I’m so grateful forВ Living the Questions.В These progressive voices offer less rigid and more expansive approaches to Christian faith, and make room for people who practice critical thinking and question the gatekeepers. They help us see that questioning the gatekeepers is exactly what Jesus was all about.
Obsessed people are more concerned with obeying God than doing what is expected or fulfilling the status quo. A person who is obsessed with Jesus will do things that don’t always make sense in terms of success or wealth on this earth.
There is nothing destroyed by sanctification but that which would destroy us.
A Christian has a union with Jesus Christ more noble, more intimate and more perfect than the members of a human body have with their head.
Should thoughts of self-praise, of self-satisfaction, occur to you, say: ‘I myself am nothing; all that is good in me is accomplished by the grace of God.’ What hast thou that thou didst not receive?’ (I Cor. 4:7). ‘Without Me ye can do nothing’ (John 15:5).
Dawkins considers that all faith is blind faith, and that Christian and Muslim children are brought up to believe unquestioningly. Not even the dim-witted clerics who knocked me about at grammar school thought that.
My father was the superintendent of the churches in the state of Montana. He was content in his beliefs. He befit the term ‘true Christian.’ He would turn the other cheek. He was truly a man of peace.
The Book of Proverbs deals very hard blows against sluggards, and Christian ministers do well frequently to denounce the great sin of idleness, which is the mother of a huge family of sins.
Only a loving and covenant-making personal God can provide humans with unique dignity, worth, and rights. Blind nature cannot do that. So, for the Christian, “secular humanism” is an oxymoron.
Most of us have a “Do Not Disturb” sign around our necks.
An annoyed and joyless Christian is the devil’s greatest billboard.
What we have seen in recent years in the United States is the church’s rights to express itself, and to conduct its own affairs, being insidiously eroded.
Of course we’re Christian. The very name of the church declares that.
There is no sin or transgression, pain or sorrow, which is outside of the healing power of His Atonement.
King George III may have been a greedy вЂcontrol freak,вЂ™ but at least he was a Christian. The United States is being run by a Muslim bent on furthering an Islamic caliphate who seeks to destroy our spirituality and the body politic of our Judeo-Christian roots.
If you want to be respected for your actions, then your behavior must be above reproach. If our lives demonstrate that we are peaceful, humble, and trusted, this is recognized by others.
Outside Christ, I am empty; in Christ, I am full.
How many of my basic principles were upset by this change in my attitude toward the Christian Social movement! My views with regard to anti-Semitism thus succumbed to the passage of time, and this was my greatest transformation of all.
If we continue to believe God and place our trust in Him, bad things ultimately give way to better things.
Instead of complaining at his lot, a contented man is thankful that his condition and circumstances are no worse than they are. Instead of greedily desiring something more than the supply of his present need, he rejoices that God still cares for him. Such an one is “content” with such as he has (Heb. 13:5).
Your life as a Christian should make non believers question their disbelief in God.
Our greatest value is to reproduce ourselves in the lives of others. When you leave behind a vibrant Christian who knows his calling and his commission, you can be buried, but you will live on through all those in whom you have been reproduced.
When we grow careless of keeping our souls, then God recovers our taste of good things again by sharp crosses.
The great gift of Easter is hope – Christian hope which makes us have that confidence in God, in his ultimate triumph, and in his goodness and love, which nothing can shake.
As a Christian I take it for granted that human history will some day end; and I am offering Omniscience no advice as to the best date for that consummation.
I went to a Christian school, and as a kid, we weren’t allowed to really watch anything violent, even ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.’
The world can do nothing to a Christian who has no fear of man.
My favorite book is ‘Redeeming Love.’ It was my first as a born-again Christian, my statement of faith, and the most exciting year I’ve spent writing anything.
I … am endeavoring … to attend to my own duty only as a Christian. … let us take care that our Christianity, though put to the test … be not shaken, and that our love for things really good wax not cold.
All these fine Christian-type people that seem to think they know what God wants for all of us, that’s certainly more of a sin then anything they would claim about us. To judge people is one of the greatest sins.
An atheist is just somebody who feels about Yahweh the way any decent Christian feels about Thor or Baal or the golden calf. We are all atheists about most of the gods that humanity has ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further.
The missionary experience is part of Christian formation and it is important for adolescents and young people to be able to live it personally.
Fear is strong, but faith is stronger yet.
Growth takes time. God knows that. I know that. And to my surprise, His abundance is mine in the process – not as a prize at the end.
Praise is the highest occupation of any being
Heaven goes by favor. If it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in.
Certain I am, that Christian Religion does no where allow Rebellion.
I’m a Christian. But Muslims are misunderstood. Intentionally misunderstood. We should all be more like them.
We cannot say this or that trouble shall not befall, yet we may, by help of the Spirit, say, nothing that doth befall shall make me do that which is unworthy of a Christian.
I am a Jew: Hath not a Jew eyes? hath not a Jew hands, organs, dimensions, senses, affections, passions? fed with die same food, hurt with the same weapons, subject to the same diseases, healed by the same means, warmed and cooled by the same winter and summer, as a Christian is?
My order of priorities reflects the level of my commitment to Christ. Whoever or whatever is in first place, if it isn’t the Lord Jesus, is in the wrong place.
Everything I do and say tells a story of who I am serving. If I am acting out of anger and spite, I am serving the father of darkness and spreading his darkness. If I am honoring to the Lord with my actions, I am serving to further the name of Jesus and spreading His light.
Do not make judgments, and you will travel no quicker road to the forgiveness of your sins. ‘Judge not, so that you may not be judged’ (Lk. 6:37).
In-N-Out Burger has a well-known and long standing reputation as a corporation that is operated with a Christian message and philosophy.
When Nehemiah’s heart was broken he paid attention to his broken heart.
The book to read is not the one which thinks for you, but the one which makes you think. No book in the world equals the Bible for that.
The knowledge of Christ is profound and large. All other sciences are but shadows; this is a boundless, bottomless ocean. Though something of Christ be unfolded in one age, and something in another, yet eternity itself cannot full unfold him.
Christianity means community through Jesus Christ and in Jesus Christ. No Christian community is more or less than this.
To desire revival…and at the same time to neglect(personal) prayer and devotion is to wish one way and walk another.
My only prayer for my time with you is, “God I just want these men and women to long for you.”
What makes you a Christian is whether or not you really are in accord with biblical theology and whether you know Jesus Christ as your Saviour.
He would have us like children who believe what their father tells them.
The goal of the pastor is not to get people to show up but to get people to grow up.
The square is to us what the cross was to the early Christians.
I honestly believe that in my lifetime we will see a country once again governed by Christians…and Christian values. What Christians have got to do is take back this country, one precinct at a time, one neighborhood at a time, and one state at a time.
When we believe that we should be satisfied rather than God glorified in our worship, then we put God below ourselves as though He had been made for us rather than that we had been made for Him.
Children are much more understanding of the suddenness and arbitrariness of death than we are. The old fairy tales contain a lot of that, and we’ve stolen from them, just as they stole from Greek myth, which has that same mixture of pre-Christian chaos.
No matter what the circumstances, we Christians should keep our heads. God has not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, of love and of a sound mind. It is a dismal thing to see a son of heaven cringe in terror before the sons of earth.
Of course we’re Christian. The very name of the church declares that. The more people see us and come to know us, the more I believe they will come to realize that we are trying to exemplify in our lives and in our living the great ideals which (Jesus Christ) taught.
My moms is strictly Christian but once I got knowledge of self and started reading she used to love when I would sit there and tell her some of the things that I learned. It gave her an open mind to where she started believing in the most high.
The loss of transcendence has left in its wake the flotsam of distrustful, cynical Christians, angry at a capricious God, and the jetsam of smug bibilolatrists who claim to know precisely what God is thinking and exactly what he plans to do.
Norman Lear considers almost any Christian who speaks up for and acts on his or her faith to be ‘dangerous.’
Not only men, but also women, the weaker sex, in going by the narrow path of Christ have received for themselves the Kingdom of Heaven. For there is neither male nor female, but everyone receives his own reward according to his own labor.
“Peggotty!” repeated Miss Betsey, with some indignation. “Do you mean to say, child, that any human being has gone into a Christian church, and got herself named Peggotty?”
If you are truly merciful, then when what is yours is unjustly taken, don’t be sad inside, and do not tell of our loss to your neighbor. Let a better loss, inflicted by those who insult you, be absorbed by your mercy.
The Christian church [in its true identity] does not persecute; any more than a lily scratches the thorns, or a lamb pursues and tears the wolves, or a turtledove hunts the hawks and eagles, or a chaste and modest virgin fights and scratches like whores and harlots.
Are we Christians in this country really changing our hearts, or do we just believe in a change of heart…?
I go out to preach with two propositions in mind. First, every person ought to give his life to Christ. Second, whether or not anyone else gives him his life, I will give him mine.
The only right a Christian has is the right to give up his rights.
To have a pure heart, we must submit all thoughts to the authority of Christ. If we are willing to do that, he will change us to be like him.
I will not pray clarity for you. Clarity is the crutch of the Christian. But I will pray trust for you, that your trust will increase.
It’s high time that Christians made up their minds to do something . . . What are we going to show in the way of resistance-as compared to the Communists, for instance-when all this terror is over? We will be standing empty-handed. We will have no answer when we are asked: What did you do about it?
When your vision is a biblical vision, the people arguing with it are not arguing with you. They are arguing with God.
Listen to no man who has not listened to God.
Peace has in it trust in the Lord, that He governs all things, provides all things, and leads to a good end.
The Holy Apostle John the Theologian says that the commandments of God are not difficult, but easy (I John, 5:3). But they are only easy because of love, while they are all difficult if there is no love.
You will be able to check envy if you rejoice with the man whom you envy whenever he rejoices, and grieve whenever he grieves.
To me, as a visual artist, I don’t want to get into the theory of Buddhism. There are many Buddhism theories and they fight each other, like Christians as well.
When the day of misfortune comes and (comes it must sooner or later to all )we may be prepared with Christian fortitude to endure the shock.
The worlds of folklore and religion were so mingled in early twentieth venture German culture that even families who didn’t go to church were often deeply Christian.
I find the concept of intelligent design rather dishonest. One should openly stand up for the existence of Allah, should sincerely stand up for religion, for Islam. Or, if one is a Christian, one should honestly stand up for Christianity.
The Logos came down out of love for us. Let us not keep Him down permanently, but let us go up with Him to the Father, leaving the earth and earthly things behind, lest He say to us what He said to the Jews because of their stubbornness: ‘I go where you cannot come (Jn. 8:21).
Although Christianity has never been the guarantee of a democratic state anywhere in the world, no democracy has ever thrived successfully for any period of time outside of Christian influence.
I think it’s very hard for us, for Christians, to understand that it’s okay to read a book, for instance, on how to manage your time. There’s nothing wrong with that.
As Christians, though there may be reasons to be troubled, there are greater reasons not to be.
It has been the scheme of the Christian Church, and of all the other invented systems of religion, to hold man in ignorance of the Creator, as it is of Government to hold man in ignorance of his rights. The systems of the one are as false as those of the other, and are calculated for mutual support.
True love blooms when we care more about another person than we care about ourselves. That is Christ’s great atoning example for us, and it ought to be more evident in the kindness we show, the respect we give, and the selflessness and courtesy we employ in our personal relationships.
Assuming that he believes at all, the everyday Christian is a pitiful figure, a man who really cannot count up to three, and who besides, precisely because of his mental incompetence, would not deserve such a punishment as Christianity promises him.
In many cases students are never exposed to competing ideas within their families, churches, or Christian schools, and as a result they go out into the world unprepared for the intellectual battles they are about to encounter, especially on secular college campuses.
It takes a whole Bible to make a whole Christian.
If an unexpected temptation comes, don’t blame the one through whom it came, but seek out the reason. Thus you will find correction for your soul.
For Christians this present life is the closest they will come to Hell. For unbelievers, it is the closest they will come to Heaven.
The person who fears God seeks to live all of life to the glory of God… All the activities of life should be pursued with the aim of glorifying God.
I’m noticing an exciting trend around the country: a resurgence of interest in Christian apologetics (the defense of the faith). This is a reaction to the current attacks on the essentials of Christianity that are coming from militant atheists, radical professors, and Internet gadflies.
We can think of Lent as a time to eradicate evil or cultivate virtue, a time to pull up weeds or to plant good seeds. Which is better is clear, for the Christian ideal is always positive rather than negative.
Liberal humanists now seem to dominate the fields of art, journalism, and communication, which are powerful and uniquely able to spread anti-Christian thought.
No one believes more strongly than I do that every Christian should be a theologian. In that sense, we all need to work it out. I want all Christians who can read, to read their Bibles and to read beyond the Bible – to read the history and theology.
Indeed, your scars may be your greatest ministry. Just as the scars of Jesus convinced Thomas, perhaps your scars will convince someone today.
The fundamental issue, when it comes to Europe’s future, will be whether and how we manage to transfer the ideals that once made Europe great – especially its Christian roots – into today’s changed world. No one wants to return to the Middle Ages.
The music of the Gospel leads us home.
Communion is as necessary for us to sustain our Christian vitality, as the vision of God is necessary to the angels, to maintain their life of glory.
If a man cannot be a Christian in the place where he is, he cannot be a Christian anywhere.
I am a Christian which means that I believe in the deity of Christ, like Tycho de Brahe, Copernicus, Descartes, Newton, Leibnitz, PascalвЂ¦ like all great astronomers mathematicians of the past.
True Christian love is not derived from things without, but floweth from the heart, as from a spring.
Oh, it is sad for a poor Christian to stand at the door of the promise, in the dark night of affliction, afraid to draw the latch, whereas he should then come boldly for shelter as a child into his father’s house.
Be thankful, but be careful that you don’t become so enamored of God’s good gifts that you fail to worship the giver.
The grace of God comes swiftly to the soul when endurance is no longer possible.
Society is composed of slow Christians and wide-awake sinners.
No totalitarian authority nor authoritarian state can tolerate those who have an absolute by which to judge that state and its actions. The Christians had that absolute in God’s revelation.
The healthy Christian is not necessarily the extrovert, ebullient Christian, but the Christian who has a sense of God’s presence stamped deep on his soul, who trembles at God’s word, who lets it dwell in him richly by constant meditation upon it, and who tests and reforms his life daily in response to it.
Men build our churches but do not enter them, print our Bibles but do not read them, talk about God but do not believe Him, speak of Christ but do not trust Him for salvation, sing our hymns and then forget them.
The Christian needs to walk in peace, so no matter what happens they will be able to bear witness to a watching world.
During the first 13 centuries after the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem, no one thought of setting up a creche to celebrate Christmas. The pre-eminent Christian holiday was Easter, not Christmas.
Let me encourage you to continue to wait with faith. God may not perform a miracle, but he is trustworthy to touch you and make you whole where there used to be a hole
Keep the Feast of the Resurrection. Be a Peter or a John; hasten to the Sepulchre, running together, running against one another, vying in the noble race (cf. Jn. 20:3-4). And even if you be beaten in speed, win the victory of zeal; not looking into the tomb, but going in.
Any honours that come our way are only stolen from him to whom alone they really belong, the Lord who sent us.
Set yourself earnestly to discover what you are made to do, and then give yourself passionately to the doing of it.
Faith is like the hand of the beggar that takes the gift while adding nothing to it.
No Buddhist, no Christian, no Hindu. Deeply religious people have no religion. They belong to no seat, theirs is the religion of the heart!
Quite apart from the Church’s financial self-interest in getting me out of the way, Baltimore is an overwhelmingly Catholic city and like most good Christians, they felt we ought to be punished for our unorthodox views.
We’re just helping out the Christians by bringing about the apocalypse. They can all go to heaven
We can often do more by doing less. God is not particularly interested in quantity production. That is an American standard, not a Bible standard.
Our Christian witness is authentic when it is faithful and unconditional.
If you don’t want your tax dollars to help the poor, then stop saying that you want a country based on Christian values. Because you don’t!
The main rule to me is to honor God with your life. To life a life of integrity. Not be selfish. You know, help others. But that’s really the essence of the Christian faith.
When the Mass is being celebrated, the sanctuary is filled with countless angels, who adore the Divine Victim immolated on the altar.
Tolerance once meant that we could use our reason to discern good and evil in open debate. Today tolerance has been used to call good evil and evil good.
Of all devotions, that of adoring Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament is the greatest after the sacraments, the one dearest to God and the one most helpful to us.
I grew up Catholic, so the more non-denominational Christian experience was a new experience for me.
Love, in the words of the Master, is the shining commandment: LOVE ONE ANOTHER.
The modern concept of separation is an argument for a total separation of religion from the state. The consequence of the acceptance of the doctrine leads to the removal of religion as an influence in civil government.
You can be sure that your deepest desires reveal important truths about your spiritual condition.
We simply cannot call ourselves Christian and continue to judge one another – or ourselves – so harshly.
The awful mysteries of the Christian faith and worship were concealed from the eyes of strangers, and even of catechumens, with an affected secrecy, which served to excite their wonder and curiosity.
The theories of men changed from day to day. Much that is taught new will tomorrow be in the discard, but the word of the Lord will endure forever.
Certain new theologians dispute original sin, which is the only part of Christian theology which can really be proved.
But if Christians donвЂ™t get Jesus right, what chance is there that other people will bother much with him?
I’ve auctioned off many scripts and will continue to do so for good causes.
Our Christian life began not with our decision to follow Christ but with God’s call to us to do so.
The highway of Christian living is strewn with has-beens.
Beware the fury of a patient man.
Prayer honors God, acknowledges His being, exalts His power, adores His providence, secures His aid.
The Nazi regime intended eventually to destroy Christianity in Germany, if it could, and substitute the old paganism of the early Germanic gods and the new paganism of the Nazi extremists.
A true and faithful Christian does not make holy living an accidental thing. It is his great concern. As the business of the soldier is to fight, so the business of the Christian is to be like Christ.
I’m not perfect. I’m never going to be. And that’s the great thing about living the Christian life and trying to live by faith, is you’re trying to get better every day. You’re trying to improve.
The history of our nation is intertwined with a certain religious tradition, and that the First Amendment was not intended to result in the complete exclusion of religious beliefs from our public classrooms.
The custom of speaking to God Almighty as freely as with a slave – caring nothing whether the words are suitable or not, but simply saying the first thing that comes to mind from being learnt by rote by frequent repetition – cannot be called prayer: God grant that no Christian may address Him in this manner.
. . . the Christian Mind has succumbed to the secular drift with a degree of weakness unmatched in Christian History.
Christian endeavor is notoriously hard on female pulchritude.
[The Dalai Lama ] says Western traditions can teach Tibetans a lot about social action, and he thinks some Christians are very good at that.
He who busies himself with the sins of others, or judges his brother on suspicion, has not yet even begun to repent or to examine himself so as to discover his own sins.
Every Christian must be fully Christian by bringing God into his whole life, not merely into some spiritual realm.
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.
Christian Bale has a kind of genetically engineered handsomeness that’s perfect for [John Preston]. He’s also a better actor than he ever gets credit for being.
There is one single fact that one may oppose to all the wit and argument of infidelity; namely, that no man ever repented of being a Christian on his death-bed.
I’m convinced that a large percentage of people that we call worldly Christians are perhaps not Christian to begin with and that may be the trouble.
It is of interest to note that most secular humanists continue to belabor the horrors of the Inquisition in order to establish the moral depravity of Christianity.
When Christians are caught in sin, they do not need isolation or amputation; they need restoration. The proper thing to do is to help them confess their sins and find forgiveness in Christ, and then welcome them back into the fellowship of the church.
Hell is not filled with people who are deeply sorry for their sins. It is filled with people who for all eternity still shake their puny fist in the face of God Almighty.
The low level which commercial morality has reached in America is deplorable. We have humble God fearing Christian men among us who will stoop to do things for a million dollars that they ought not to be willing to do for less than 2 millions.
There is no circumstance, no trouble, no testing, that can ever touch me until, first of all, it has gone past God and past Christ, right through to me. If it has come that far, it has come with great purpose.
Wherefore, though the Christian, as a Christian, is the only man at liberty, as called thereunto of God; yet his liberty is limited to things that are good: he is not licensed thereby to indulge the flesh.
One of the most frequent responses I get from non-Christian readers is: ‘I’m not sure I agree with all this, but I must say this is the first book I’ve read by a Christian that didn’t treat me like I was an idiot.’
Whether considered as a doctrine, or as an historical fact, or as a movemement, socialism, if it really remains socialism, cannotbe brought into harmony with the dogmas of the Catholic church…. Religious socialism, Christian socialism, are expressions implying a contradiction in terms.
If repentance is neglected for an instant, one can lose the power of the Resurrection as he lives with the weakness of tepidity and the potential of his fall.
In regard of God, patience is a submission to His sovereignty. To endure a trial, simply because we cannot avoid or resist it, is not Christian patience. But to humbly submit because it is the will of God to inflict the trial, to be silent because the sovereignty of God orders it – is true godly patience.
Christianity has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and not tried.
Religion has become the blind spot of American journalism.
The revolution in Nicaragua was the first of its kind to be accomplished with the mass support of Christians, a fact that cannot fail to influence the further development of revolutionary movements in the whole of Latin America, whose inhabitants are predominantly Christian.
In spite of our high-tech world and efficient procedures, people remain the essential ingredient of life.
There’s no such thing as an unsent Christian. You have already been SENT.
The secret of every discord in Christian homes and communities and churches is that we seek our own way and our own glory.
Christ is a substitute for everything, but nothing is a substitute for Christ.
The religion of Freemasonry is not Christian
Often the difference between a successful man and a failure is not one’s better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on his ideas, to take a calculated risk вЂ” and to act.
Until you have given up yourself to Him, you will not have a real self.
I will forever stick up for Catholics and Christians in general. With a small number of very horrible exceptions, they do play by the rules.
Peace is the proper result of the Christian temper. It is the great kindness which our religion doth us, that it brings us to a settledness of mind, and a consistency within ourselves.
The Old (Testament) is in the New (Testament) revealed, the New is in the Old concealed.
A prophet weeps while others are laughing.
Creating fear and loathing of gay and lesbian Americans has proven, year after year, to be the most effective say for Dobson and the other fundamentalist Christian leaders to raise millions of dollars and recruit millions of volunteers to support their long-range campaign to take back America.
We live in an age in which only one prejudice is tolerated – anti-Christian bigotry… Today, the only group you can hold up to public mockery is Christians. Attacks on the Church and Christianity are common.
As you read the Word of God today, read it with expectancy and anticipation for the changes it will make in you.
I consider myself a Christian. I attend church. My faith has sustained me in very difficult times.
And though I am a committed Christian, I believe everyone has the right to their own religion – be you Hindu, Jewish, or Muslim, I believe there are infinite paths to accepting Jesus Christ as your personal savior.
We must never edit God.
If the Lord is coming soon, is this not a very practical motive for greater missionary effort? I know of no other motive that has been so stimulating to myself.
Islam, the third in historical sequence of the ethical monotheistic religions of the Near East, was very successful in establishing its monotheism, but had only very moderate success in spreading its version of Jewish and Christian ethics to the Arabs.
Would ministers preach for eternity! They would then act the part of true Christian orators, and not only calmly and cooly inform the understanding, but, by persuasive, pathetic address, endeavour to move the affections and warm the heart.
The worlds greatest need is the personal holiness of Christian people.
If a preacher tells you how God says you are, I don’t see how you can say that’s bad preaching.
My own heart has to be under constant check by Jesus.
We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus, and nonbelievers.
Now if you will stop here and ask yourself why you are not as pious as the primitive Christians were, your own heart will tell you that it is neither through ignorance nor inability, but purely because you never thoroughly intended it.
At the heart of Christian faith is the story of Jesus death and resurrection.
Christians were regarded as separated from society and therefore destructive of the Greco-Roman way of life.
I very much dislike the intolerance and moralism of many Christians, and feel more sympathy with Honest Doubters than with them.
Men call their sons Paul and their dogs Nero today.
I hope the doctrine that Christians ought to be gloomy will soon be driven out of the universe. There are no people in the world who have such a right to be happy, nor have such cause to be joyful as the saints of the living God.
The only true order is founded on Biblical Law. All law is religious in nature, and every non-Biblical law-order represents an anti-Christian religion.
In the midst of a generation screaming for answers, Christians are stuttering.
The Christian life is a life that consists of following Jesus.
Before we return to Heaven, our real home, we have an incredible opportunity on Earth to face challenges that will help us learn, grow and to become more Christ-like in the fruits of our spirit.
We tend to set up success in Christian work as our purpose, but our purpose should be to display the glory of God in human life, to live a life “hidden with Christ in God” in our everyday human conditions.
There are too many over-fed, under-motivated Christians hiding behind the excuse that God has not spoken to them. They are waiting to hear voices or see dreams – all the while living to make money, to provide for their future, to dress well and have fun.
I remember at one point being in fellowship, and everyone used to wear the fish symbol; it said you were a Christian. So I asked my father, ‘Dad, why don’t you wear that at work?’ And he said, ‘Your religion should be in your actions.’ He set a great, great example.
We can be in our day what the heroes of faith were in their day – but remember at the time they didn’t know they were heroes.
It is more than a book, it is an institution which rules the Christian world.
It is delightfully easy to thank God for the grace we ourselves have received, but it requires great grace to thank God always for the grace given to others.
The greatest miracle Christianity has achieved in America is that the Black man in white Christian hands has not grown violent. It is a miracle that twenty-two million Black people have not risen up against their oppressors in which they would have been justified by all moral criteria and even by the democratic traditions.
If I were a capitalist I would not give my employees health insurance with no deductible, which I do, including dental, and paid pregnancy leave. That’s not called capitalism, that’s called being a Christian and someone who believes in democracy, so that everyone should get a fair slice of the pie.
No education can be of true advantage to young women but that which trains them up in humble industry, in great plainness of living, in exact modesty of dress.
No man ever repented of being a Christian on his death bed.
Belief in Some One’s right to punish you is the fate of all children in Judaic-Christian culture. But nowhere else, perhaps, have the rich seed-beds of Western homes found such a growing climate for guilt as is produced in the South by the combination of a warm moist evangelism and racial segregation.
You do not have to be in a church to be saved, but to continue in the things of God, you must be in some type of fellowship with other Christian people.
My family background was deeply Christian.
Dozens of members of Congress will be retiring next month, and some should be missed. But there is only one Tom Coburn, the Oklahoma senator the Christian Science Monitor has dubbed ‘a rabble-rousing statesman.’
Sometimes we are looked upon as people who speak only of prohibitions. Nothing could be further from the truth! Authentic Christian discipleship is marked by a sense of wonder. We stand before the God we know and love as a friend, the vastness of his creation, and the beauty of our Christian faith.
I discovered an astonishing truth: God is attracted to weakness. He cannot resist those who humbly and honestly admit how desperately they need him.
To be mistaken in believing that the Christian religion is true is no great loss to anyone; but how dreadful to be mistaken in believing it to be false!
Without God, we cannot. Without us, God will not.
After the Christian majority takes control, pluralism will be seen as immoral and evil and the state will not permit anybody to practice it.
I am no disbeliever in spiritual purpose and no vague believer. I see from the standpoint of Christian orthodoxy. This means that for me the meaning of life is centered in our Redemption by Christ and what I see in the world I see in relation to that.
From Genesis to Revelation, here’s the central message: God Almighty, the Lord Jesus Christ, the Spirit of God, the Triune God is in control of all things, period.
The fruit of wisdom is Christlikeness, peace, humility and love. And, the root of it is faith in Christ as the manifested wisdom of God
The sincere Christian knows that what died in Auschwitz was not the Jewish people but Christianity.
Take this to heart and doubt not that you are the one who killed Christ. Your sins certainly did, and when you see the nails driven through his hands, be sure that you are pondering, and when the thorns pierce his brow, know that they are your evil thoughts.
The Bible talks plentifully about joy, but it nowhere talks about a ‘happy Christian.’ Happiness depends on what happens; joy does not. Remember, Jesus Christ had joy, and He prayed ‘that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves.’
People want to be part of something bigger than they are.
In trying to imagine this world, I kept coming back to Michel Aflaq. He’s a Christian Arab, a Syrian, who ends up finding his home in Iraq and is buried there – I was stunned to see his tomb is right smack down in the Green Zone.
Only God can move mountains, but faith and prayer can move God
My heart I give you, Lord, eagerly and entirely.
Nothing spoils human nature more than false zeal. The good nature of a heathen is more God-like than the furious zeal of a Christian.
Offend a Christian and he is obliged to pray for your salvation. Offend a Muslim and he is obliged to murder you.
The United States is not a Christian nation any more than it is a Jewish or a Mohammedan nation.
There are only two kinds of people in the modern world who know what they are after. One, quite frankly, is the Communist. The other, equally frankly, is the convinced Christian. The rest of the world are amiable nonentities.
God answers our prayers not because we are good, but because He is good.
Don’t plan with what is in your pocket; plan with what is in God’s pocket
My kids think you are always supposed to be in a small group and lead one.
One of the greatest foes of the Christian is religious complacency.. Orthodox Christianity has fallen to its present low estate from lack of spiritual desire. Among the many who profess the Christian faith, scarcely one in a thousand reveals any passionate thirst for God.
The life of faith is a daily exploration of the constant and countless ways in which Gods grace and love are expereinced
CHRISTIAN LIVING MOVES from what God has freely done for us in Christ to what we should freely do for others.
The more the Gospel progresses and the closer we come to the end of the age, the more aggressive the enemy becomes. Sadly, many Christians are unaware that a battle is raging all around them, and they have not reported for duty.
Should we not press it home upon our consciences that the sole object of our conversion was not the salvation of our own souls, but that we might become co-workers with our Lord and Master in the conversion of the world?
What I love to say when people ask me about being a Christian, I always say, ‘Christians aren’t perfect.’ They’re probably some of the worst people on the planet. They just know that they need Jesus. That’s the only difference.
You will notice that in all disputes between Christians since the birth of the Church, Rome has always favored the doctrine which most completely subjugated the human mind and annihilated reason.
In nearly all the matters in which the Pan-German movement was wanting, the attitude of the Christian Social Party was correct and well-planned.
God takes that which is nothing and makes something out of it. When you become a Christian, you cannot patch your Christianity onto your old life. You are to start over. Accept God’s call as a promotion. Burn the old bridges and fix it so you cannot go back ; then serve God with all your heart.
It’s a shame that so many people are so intimidated and bothered by Tim Tebow’s stance as a Christian. He’s not bothering anybody. He’s simply being who He is and giving all glory to His Lord.
We live in an age where… Christian bashing is a popular indoor sport; and films mocking Jesus Christ are considered avant-garde.
Liberal Christianity, of course, has enemies, but they are everyone’s enemies – sexism, racism, homophobia. But liberal versions of Christianity, which can be both theologically and politically conservative, assume that what it means to be Christian qua Christian is to have no enemies peculiar to being Christian.
A vision is something worth living for, and it is something worth dying for. In fact, if it is not worth dying for, it is not worth living for. Brave, godly martyrs throughout history have proven time and again that what we as Christians live for is worth dying for.
The Christian life is the life of the Lord Jesus Christ lived two thousand years ago, lived now by Him in you!
People define Christianity differently. I think a large portion of our population are Christians, they’re not all growing in their faith, they’re not all active, but I believe that a lot of people believe in Jesus and believe that he is their Lord and Savior.
The word of God teaches that Christians suffer in order that they might glorify God in their lives.
What blame did Jesus have when He took the full blame for your sin?
I’m amazed sometimes by the Christians who don’t really believe that God wants to help them and bless them.
He who desires anything but God deceives himself, and he who loves anything but God errs miserably.
Everyone wanted to be the best. Best student. Best servant. Best Christian. They got caught up in it, pressing and pushing until they forgot whom it was they were trying to please.
God wants to see human beings, not ghosts who shun the world. . . . Our marriage must be a ‘yes’ to God’s earth. It must strengthen our resolve to do and accomplish something on earth. I fear that Christians who venture to stand on earth on only one leg will stand in heaven on only one leg too.
Freedom is a double-edged ideal, because true freedom comes without the protection of laws that also enslave us by defining us–female, male; Christian, Islamic; good, evil. All at the whim of a frail minority.
On a personal level, as a Christian, it will not be Barbra Streisand I’m standing in front of when I have to make an accounting of my life.
I tell people that I’m a Christian, but I don’t think it’s giving an insight into who I am or what I’m about.
Evangelical faith without Christian ethics is a travesty on the gospel.
My Christian faith is my backbone
The Lord’s Prayer reminds us that God longs for His people to communicate with Him, not just in church on Sunday, but wherever we are and whatever our need.
I have rightfully no other business each day but to do God’s work as a servant, constantly regarding His pleasure. May I have grace to live above every human motive, simply with God and to God.
The reason I am a Christian is not that it is nice, but that it is true.
I am not a Jew for Jesus but I am definitely a Jew for Christmas. Christmas is one of the best things you Christians have given us, along with mac and cheese, Bono, croquet and politeness.
The church’s or Christian group’s methods are as important as its message.
The fear of hell is the basis for the Christian faith.