Robert W. Funk quotes

  • Jesus did not ask us to believe that his death was a blood sacrifice, that he was going to die for our sins.
    -- Robert W. Funk

    #Jesus #Believe #Sacrifice

  • Jesus did not ask us to believe that he would be raised from the dead.
    -- Robert W. Funk

    #Jesus #Believe #Would Be

  • Jesus did not ask us to believe that he was the messiah. He certainly never suggested that he was the second person of the trinity. In fact, he rarely referred to himself at all.
    -- Robert W. Funk

    #Jesus #Believe #Facts

  • If the evidence supports the historical accuracy of the gospels, where is the need for faith? And if the historical reliability of the gospels is so obvious, why have so many scholars failed to appreciate the incontestable nature of the evidence?
    -- Robert W. Funk

    #Appreciate #Support #Historical

  • Jesus did not call upon people to repent, or fast, or observe the sabbath. He did not threaten with hell or promise heaven.
    -- Robert W. Funk

    #Jesus #People #Heaven

  • Difficulties and obstacles are God's challenges to faith. When hindrances confront us in the path of duty, we are to recognize them as vessels for faith to fill with the fullness and all-sufficiency of Jesus.

  • God never can use any man very much till he has grace enough to forget himself entirely while doing God's work; for He will not give His glory to another nor share with the most valued instrument the praise that belongs to Jesus Christ alone.

  • To multitudes of sufferers on beds of pain and languishing, Jesus has been the great physician to-day; in many a weeping circle around precious dust, He has been the Divine comforter, and the tears have almost ceased to flow as this Jesus has touched the bier. Dying lips have whispered His name, and the valley of the shadow has been illumined as with the glory from the celestial shores.

  • I used to believe in forever, but forever's too good to be true

  • The gods have fled, I know. My sense is the gods have always been essentially absent. I do not believe human beings have played games or sports from the beginning merely to summon or to please or to appease the gods. If anthropologists and historians believe that, it is because they believe whatever they have been able to recover about what humankind told the gods humankind was doing. I believe we have played games, and watched games, to imitate the gods, to become godlike in our worship of eachother and, through those moments of transmutation, to know for an instant what the gods know.

  • Hope lies to mortals And most believe her, But man's deceiver Was never mine.

  • Psychoanalysts believe that the only "normal" people are those who cause not trouble to either themselves or anyone else.

  • My beautiful soul,"he murmured and caressed my cheek."When you have the ultimate selfless sacrifice it paid my wrong.You proved to be worthy of my devotion.Of Death's...love.

  • The demon of intemperance ever seems to have delighted in sucking the blood of genius and of generosity. What one of us but can call to mind some relative more promising in youth than all his fellows, who has fallen a sacrifice to his rapacity?

  • We communicate happiness to others not often by great acts of devotion and self-sacrifice, but by the absence of fault-finding and censure, by being ready to sympathize with their notions and feelings, instead of forcing them to sympathize with ours.