Arthur Tappan Pierson quotes

  • Every step in the progress of missions is directly traceable to prayer.
    -- Arthur Tappan Pierson

    #Prayer #Progress #Missionary

  • Closet communion needs time for the revelation of God's presence. It is vain to say, "I have too much work to do to find time." You must find time or forfeit blessing. God knows how to save for you the time you sacredly keep for communion with Him.
    -- Arthur Tappan Pierson

    #Time #Blessing #Needs

  • By faith we are taken into Christ, made at once safe from holy wrath against sin, and kept safe from all perils and penalties. He, our divine Redeemer, becomes to us the new sphere of harmony and unity with God and His law, with His life and His holiness.
    -- Arthur Tappan Pierson

    #Faith #Taken #Wrath

  • There has never been a spiritual awakening in any country or locality that did not begin in united prayer.
    -- Arthur Tappan Pierson

    #Spiritual #Country #Prayer

  • God has no greater controversy with His people today than this, that with boundless promises to believing prayer, there are so few who actually give themselves unto intercession.
    -- Arthur Tappan Pierson

    #Prayer #Believe #People

  • A marble cutter, with chisel and hammer, was changing a stone into a statue. A preacher looking on said: "I wish I could deal such changing blows on stony hearts." The workman answered: "Maybe you could, if you worked like me, upon your knees."
    -- Arthur Tappan Pierson

    #Prayer #Heart #Blow

  • If missions languish, it is because the whole life of godliness is feeble. The command to go everywhere and preach to everybody is not obeyed until the will is lost by self-surrender in the will of God. Living, praying, giving and going will always be found together.
    -- Arthur Tappan Pierson

    #Self #Giving #Together

  • From all human oracles, however self-confident, we turn at last to the inspired Word, where instead of ambiguous and untrustworthy utterances, we find teachings distinct and definite, authoritative and infallible.
    -- Arthur Tappan Pierson

    #Bible #Christian #Teaching

  • Let the Spirit be lacking, and there may be wisdom of words, but not the wisdom of God; the powers of oratory, but not the power of God; the demonstration of argument and the logic of the schools, but not the demonstration of the Holy Spirit, the all-convincing logic of His lightning flash, such as convinced Saul before the Damascus gate. When the Spirit was outpoured the disciples were all filled with power from on high, the most unlettered tongue could silence gainsayers, and with its new fire burn its way through obstacles as flames fanned by mighty winds sweep through forests.
    -- Arthur Tappan Pierson

    #School #Fire #Flames

  • The supreme test of service is this: For whom am I doing this? Much that we call service to Christ is not such at all....If we are doing this for Christ, we shall not care for human reward or even recognition.
    -- Arthur Tappan Pierson

    #Care #Tests #Rewards

  • Jesus stands absolutely alone in history; in teaching, in example, in character, an exception, a marvel, and He is Himself the evidence of Christianity.
    -- Arthur Tappan Pierson

    #Jesus #Teaching #Character

  • We may compare the Bible to the Old Testament Tabernacle in the wilderness with its three courts. The outer court is the letter of the Scriptures; the inner court, or holy place, is the truth of the Scriptures; the holiest place of all is the person of Jesus Christ; and only when we pass the inmost veil do we come to Him.
    -- Arthur Tappan Pierson

    #Jesus #Three #Veils

  • The Word of God represents all the possibilities of God as at the disposal of true prayer.
    -- Arthur Tappan Pierson

    #Prayer #Revival #Possibility

  • Partial examination will result in partial views of truth, which are necessarily imperfect; only careful comparisons will show the complete mind of God.
    -- Arthur Tappan Pierson

    #Views #Mind #Examination