Samuel Marinus Zwemer quotes

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

    #Christian #Years #Selfishness

  • Prayer is self-discipline. The effort to realize the presence and power of God stretches the sinews of the soul and hardens its muscles. To pray is to grow in grace. To tarry in the presence of the King leads to new loyalty and devotion on the part of the faithful subjects. Christian character grows in the secret-place of prayer.
    -- Samuel Marinus Zwemer

    #Christian #Loyalty #Kings

  • The history of missions is the history of answered prayer. From Pentecost to the Haystack meeting in New England and from the days when Robert Morrison landed in China to the martyrdom of John and Betty Stam, prayer has been the source of power and the secret of spiritual triumph.
    -- Samuel Marinus Zwemer

    #Spiritual #Prayer #Secret

  • The history of missions is the history of answered prayer.
    -- Samuel Marinus Zwemer

    #Prayer #Missionary #Motto

  • The great Pioneer Missionaries all had 'inverted homesickness' this passion to call that country their home which was most in need of the Gospel. In this passion all other passions died; before this vision all other visions faded; this call drowned all other voices. They were the pioneers of the Kingdom, the forelopers of God, eager to cross the border-marches and discover new lands or win new-empires
    -- Samuel Marinus Zwemer

    #Christian #Country #Passion

  • The printed page is a missionary that can go anywhere and do so at minimum cost. It enters closed lands and reaches all strata of society. It does not grow weary. It needs no furlough. It lives longer than any missionary. It never gets ill. It penetrates through the mind to the heart and conscience. It has and is producing results everywhere. It has often lain dormant yet retained its life and bloomed years later.
    -- Samuel Marinus Zwemer

    #Christian #Heart #Years

  • The history of missions is the history of answered prayer. It is the key to the whole mission problem. All human means are secondary.
    -- Samuel Marinus Zwemer

    #Christian #Prayer #Mean

  • Our only concern should be to keep the fight [for souls] aggressive and to win victory regardless of cost or sacrifice.
    -- Samuel Marinus Zwemer

    #Fighting #Sacrifice #Winning

  • The unoccupied fields of the world must have their Calvary before they have their Pentecost.
    -- Samuel Marinus Zwemer

    #World #Fields #Calvary

  • What is the result of our investigation of the Moslem idea of God? Is the statement of the Koran true, "Your God and our God is the same"? In as far as Moslems are monotheists and in as far as Allah has many of the attributes of Jehovah we cannot put Him with the false gods. But neither can there be any doubt that Mohammed's conception of God is inadequate, incomplete, barren and grievously distorted. It is vastly inferior to the Christian idea of the Godhead and also inferior to the Old Testament idea of God.
    -- Samuel Marinus Zwemer

    #Christian #Ideas #Doubt