Christian quotes

  • 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.
    -- A. B. Simpson

    #Christian #Spiritual #Believe

  • We must surrender ourselves so utterly that we can never own ourselves again. We must hand over self and all its rights in an eternal covenant, and give God the absolute right to own us, control us and possess us forever.
    -- A. B. Simpson

    #Christian #Rights #Self

  • God is preparing his heroes; and when the opportunity comes, he can fit them into their places in a moment, and the world will wonder where they came from.
    -- A. B. Simpson

    #Christian #Hero #Opportunity

  • Prayer is the mighty engine that is to move the missionary work.
    -- A. B. Simpson

    #Christian #Prayer #Moving

  • The Christian is not obedient unless he is doing all in his power to send the Gospel to the heathen world.
    -- A. B. Simpson

    #Christian #Missionary #World

  • As long as you want anything very much, especially more than you want God, it is an idol.
    -- A. B. Simpson

    #Christian #Idols #Long

  • I would rather play with forked lightning, or take in my hand living wires with their fiery current, than to speak a reckless word against any servant of Christ, or idly repeat the slanderous darts which thousands of Christians are hurling on others, to the hurt of their own souls and bodies.
    -- A. B. Simpson

    #Christian #Hurt #Hands

  • Perils as well as privileges attend the higher Christian life. The nearer we come to God, the thicker the hosts of darkness in heavenly places. Aggressive Christianity is the world's greatest need.
    -- A. B. Simpson

    #Christian #Darkness #World

  • God wants us to speak to men so that they will feel it, so that they will never forget it. God means every Christian to be effective, to make a difference in the actual records and results of Christian work. God put each of us here to be a power. There is not one of us but is an essential wheel of the machinery and can accomplish all that God calls us to.
    -- A. B. Simpson

    #Christian #Mean #Men

  • All play aspires to the condition of paradise...through play in all its forms...we hope to achieve a state that our larger Greco-Roman, Judeo- Christian culture has always known was lost. Where it exists, we do not know, although we always have envisioned it as a garden...always as removed, as an enclosed green place...Paradise is an ancient dream...It is a dream of ourselves as better than we are, back to what we were.
    -- A. Bartlett Giamatti

    #Christian #Baseball #Dream

  • It is said about Lord Buddha sadaya-hrdaya darsita-pasu-ghatam. He saw the whole human race going to hell by this animal killing. So he appeared to teach ahimsa, nonviolence, being compassionate on the animals and human beings. In the Christian religion also, it is clearly stated, 'Thou shall not kill'. So everywhere animal killing is restricted. In no religion the unnecessary killing of animals is allowed. But nobody is caring. The killing process is increasing, and so are the reactions. Every ten years you will find a war. These are the reactions.
    -- A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

    #Christian #War #Caring

  • 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.'
    -- A. C. Dixon

    #Christian #Working Together #Kind

  • I very much dislike the intolerance and moralism of many Christians, and feel more sympathy with Honest Doubters than with them.
    -- A. N. Wilson

    #Christian #Doubters #Honest

  • When Christians start thinking about Jesus, things start breaking down, they lose their faith. It's perfectly possible to go to church every Sunday and not ask any questions, just because you like it as a way of life. They fear that if they ask questions they'll lose their Christ, the very linchpin of their religion.
    -- A. N. Wilson

    #Christian #Jesus #Sunday

  • …for a true Christian, all strangers are Jesus.
    -- A.A. Attanasio

    #Christian #Jesus #Stranger

  • Hell is the place where one has ceased to hope.
    -- A.J. Cronin

    #Christian #Christian Inspirational #Hell

  • A heathen philosopher once asked a Christian, 'Where is God'? The Christian answered, 'Let me first ask you, Where is He not?'
    -- Aaron Arrowsmith

    #Christian #Religion #Atheism

  • Matt Hock was the first person who showed me how much fun and how cool it can be to be a Christian,
    -- Aaron Rodgers

    #Christian #Fun #Firsts

  • My family background was deeply Christian.
    -- Abbe Pierre

    #Family #Christian #My Family

  • A Christian home! What a power it is to the child when he is far away in the cold, tempting world, and voices of sin are filling his ears, and his feet stand on slippery places.
    -- Abbott Eliot Kittredge

    #Christian #Children #Home

  • An outrageous instinct to love and be loved blinded your arms to lines of propriety––Women and Men, Christians and Jews, Muslims and Buddhists, white, black, red, brown. An outrageous instinct to love and be loved executed your brain every hour on the hour.
    -- Aberjhani

    #Love #Christian #Buddhist

  • A charity which knows only how to give money is not yet Christian love. You will be free of guilt only when you also give your time, your energy, and your resourcefulness to help end such abuses for good, and when you allow nothing that lies hidden in the storehouse of your Christian religion to remain unused against the cancer that is destroying the vitality of our society in such alarming ways.
    -- Abraham Kuyper

    #Christian #Cancer #Lying

  • The greatest gift a church can receive is to have a group of families who take their responsibilitie s with such Christian seriousness that they are willing to completely alter their lifestyle to raise up disciples for Jesus Christ.
    -- Abraham Kuyper

    #Christian #Jesus #Church

  • My earlier views of the unsoundness of the Christian scheme of salvation and the human origin of the scriptures have become clearer and stronger with advancing years, and I see no reason for thinking I shall ever change them.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Christian #Thinking #Views

  • The Bible is not my book and Christianity is not my religion. I could never give assent to the long complicated statements of Christian dogma.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Bible #Christian #Book

  • The leading rule for a man of every calling is diligence; never put off until tomorrow what you can do today.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Christian #Men #Today

  • There was the strangest combination of church influence against me. Baker is a Campbellite; and therefore, as I suppose with few exceptions, got all of that Church. My wife had some relations in the Presbyterian churches, and some in the Episcopal churches; and therefore, wherever it would tell, I was set down as either one or the other, while it was everywhere contended that no Christian ought to vote for me because I belonged to no Church, and was suspected of being a Deist and had talked of fighting a duel.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Christian #Fighting #Wife

  • Prayer is not designed to inform God, but to give man a sight of his misery; to humble man's heart, to excite his desire, to inflame his faith, to animate his hope, to raise his soul from earth to heaven...
    -- Adam Clarke

    #Christian #Prayer #Heart

  • Christians believe that God is everywhere and is involved in our lives at every moment, whether we publicly acknowledge God or not.
    -- Adam Hamilton

    #Christian #Believe #Moments

  • Poor David Hume is dying fast, but with more real cheerfulness and good humor and with more real resignation to the necessary course of things, than any whining Christian ever dyed with pretended resignation to the will of God.
    -- Adam Smith

    #Christian #Fake People #Real

  • The most wonderful thing of all is that the distinguished Lutheran and Calvinist theologians who belong to our order really believe that they see in it (Illuminati) the true and genuine sense of Christian Religion. Oh mortal man, is there anything you cannot be made to believe?
    -- Adam Weishaupt

    #Christian #Believe #Men

  • But I have contrived an explanation which has every advantage; is inviting to christians of every communion; gradually frees them from all religious prejudices; cultivates the social virtues; and animates them by a great, a feasable, a speedy prospect of universal happiness, in a state of liberty and moral equality, freed from the obstacles which subordination, rank, and riches, continually throw in our way. My explanation is accurate and complete, my means are effectual, and irresistable. Our secret association works in a way that nothing can withstand, and man shall soon be free and happy.
    -- Adam Weishaupt

    #Christian #Religious #Mean

  • I was not in agreement with the sharp anti-Semitic tone, but from time to time I read arguments which gave me some food for thought. At all events, these occasions slowly made me acquainted with the man and the movement, which in those days guided Vienna's destinies: Dr. Karl Lueger and the Christian Social Party.
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Christian #Party #Destiny

  • ...the unprecedented rise of the Christian Social Party... was to assume the deepest significance for me as a classical object of study.
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Christian #Party #Study

  • In boundless love as a Christian and as a man I read through the passage which tells us how the Lord at last rose in His might and seized the scourge to drive out of the Temple the brood of vipers and of adders.
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Christian #Men #Rose

  • 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.
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Christian #Attitude #Party

  • As a Christian I have no duty to allow myself to be cheated, but I have the duty to be a fighter for truth and justice.
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Christian #Cheating #Justice

  • The national Government sees in both Christian denominations the most important factor for the maintenance of our society.
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Christian #Government #Religion

  • Today Christians ... stand at the head of [this country]... I pledge that I never will tie myself to parties who want to destroy Christianity .. We want to fill our culture again with the Christian spirit ... We want to burn out all the recent immoral developments in literature, in the theater, and in the press - in short, we want to burn out the poison of immorality which has entered into our whole life and culture as a result of liberal excess during the past ... (few) years.
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Christian #Country #Party

  • I'm sure that Nero didn't set fire to Rome. It was the Christian-Bolsheviks who did that, just as the Commune set fire to Paris in 1871 and the Communists set fire to the Reichstag in 1932.
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Christian #Fire #Rome

  • I shall never come personally to terms with the Christian lie.
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Christian #Lying #Term

  • When I go out in the morning and see these men standing in their queues and look into their pinched faces, then I believe I would be no Christian, but a very devil, if I felt no pity for them, if I did not, as did our Lord two thousand years ago, turn against those by whom today this poor people are plundered and exposed.
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Christian #Religious #Morning

  • When understanding of the universe has become widespread, when the majority of men know that the stars are not sources of light but worlds, perhaps inhabited worlds like ours, then the Christian doctrine will be convicted of absurdity.
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Christian #Stars #Men

  • It would have been more to the point, more honest and more Christian, in past decades not to support those who intentionally destroyed healthy life than to rebel against those who have no other wish than to avoid disease. Moreover, a policy of laissez faire in this sphere is not only cruelty to the individual guiltless victims but also to the nation as a whole... If the Churches were to declare themselves ready to take over the treatment and care of those suffering from hereditary diseases, we should be quite ready to refrain from sterilizing them.
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Christian #Past #Support

  • It would be more in keeping with the intention of the noblest man in this world if our two Christian churches, instead of annoying Negroes with missions which they neither desire nor understand, would kindly, but in all seriousness, teach our European humanity that where parents are not healthy it is a deed pleasing to God to take pity on a poor little healthy orphan child and give him father and mother, than themselves to give birth to a sick child who will only bring unhappiness and suffering on himself and the rest of the world.
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Christian #Mother #Children

  • 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.
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Christian #Attitude #Views

  • Of course, the latter made no secret of his attitude toward the Jewish people, and when necessary he even took the whip to drive from the temple of the Lord this adversary of all humanity, who then as always saw in religion nothing but an instrument for his business existence. In return, Christ was nailed to the cross, while our present-day party Christians debase themselves to begging for Jewish votes at elections and later try to arrange political swindles with atheistic Jewish parties- and this against their own nation.
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Christian #Attitude #Party

  • If God gave light and wisdom, the religion of Jesus was soon learned; but without God, a man might study all his life long, and make no proficiency.
    -- Adoniram Judson

    #Christian #Jesus #Men

  • Nothing is impossible,' said one of the seven sages of Greece, 'to industry.' Let us change the word, 'industry,' to 'persevering prayer,' and the motto will be more Christian and more worthy of universal adoption.
    -- Adoniram Judson

    #Christian #Prayer #Adoption

  • After many painful trials, which none can know, but those who are taught to relinquish a system in which they had been educated, I settled down in the full persuasion, that the immersion of a professing believer in Christ is the only Christian baptism.
    -- Adoniram Judson

    #Christian #Baptism #Taught

  • Not simply the righteousness of our Saviour, not simply the beauty of His holiness or the graces of His character, are we to put on as a garment. The Lord Himself is our vesture. Every Christian is not only a Christ bearer, but a Christ wearer. We are so to enter into Him by communion, to be so endued with His presence, and imbued with His Spirit that men shall see Him when they behold us, as they see our garments when they look upon our bodies.
    -- Adoniram Judson Gordon

    #Christian #Character #Men

  • It is the great work of nature to transmute sunlight into life. So it is the great end of Christian living to transmute the light of truth into the fruits of holy living.
    -- Adoniram Judson Gordon

    #Christian #Light #Fruit

  • By pagans the Jews (and later Christians) were seen as perverse, almost indeed as atheists, for they denied the very existence of other gods.
    -- Adrian Goldsworthy

    #Christian #Atheist #Pagan

  • Holiness is not the way to Christ. Christ is the way to holiness.
    -- Adrian Rogers

    #Christian #Way #Holiness

  • Death is just a comma to a Christian, not a period.
    -- Adrian Rogers

    #Christian #Periods

  • You can be too big for God to use, but you can never be too small for God to use.
    -- Adrian Rogers

    #Christian #Christian Inspirational #Use

  • Indeed, your scars may be your greatest ministry. Just as the scars of Jesus convinced Thomas, perhaps your scars will convince someone today.
    -- Adrian Rogers

    #Christian #Jesus #Ministry

  • The resurrection is not merely important to the historic Christian faith; without it, there would be no Christianity. It is the singular doctrine that elevates Christianity above all other world religions.
    -- Adrian Rogers

    #Christian #Other Worlds #Important

  • My favorite designer is Christian Lacroix, not just because his clothes are amazing and I love them, but because he's so nice. When I did his fashion show, he was the first one to arrive there and he helped everyone
    -- Adriana Lima

    #Christian #Fashion #Nice

  • Christian love means two things at once: to recognize the Lord in one's neighbor and to recognize one's neighbor in the Lord.
    -- Adrienne von Speyr

    #Christian #Mean #Two

  • It is good to remember that the goal of Buddhism is to create Buddhas, not Buddhists, as the goal of Christianity is to create Christs, not Christians. In the same vein, my teachings are not meant to acquire followers or imitators, but to awaken beings to eternal truth and thus to awakened life and living.
    -- Adyashanti

    #Christian #Buddhist #Teaching

  • Good advice is always certain to be ignored, but that's no reason not to give it.
    -- Agatha Christie

    #Inspirational #Christian #Mother And Daughter

  • If you love, you will suffer, and if you do not love, you do not know the meaning of a Christian life.
    -- Agatha Christie

    #Christian #Love You #Suffering

  • He prayed on Fridays with the Muslims, on Saturdays with the Jews and on Sundays with the Christians. 'Since each religion claims that it is the only true one and that the others are invalid', the king explained, 'I have decided to hedge my bets'.
    -- Ahmad ibn Rustah

    #Christian #Friday #Kings

  • The Word of God well understood and religiously obeyed is the shortest route to spiritual perfection. And we must not select a few favorite passages to the exclusion of others. Nothing less than a whole Bible can make a whole Christian.
    -- Aiden Wilson Tozer

    #Bible #Christian #Spiritual

  • I want to be a more serious-minded Christian, more detached from this world, more ready for heaven than I have ever been in my whole life. I want an ear that is sharp to know the voice of the enemy, whether it comes from religion, politics, or philosophy ... I would rather stand and have everybody my enemy than to go along with the crowd to destruction. Do you feel that way?
    -- Aiden Wilson Tozer

    #Christian #Philosophy #Voice

  • In Him (God), history and prophecy are one and the same.
    -- Aiden Wilson Tozer

    #Christian #Christian Inspirational #Prophecy

  • When I understand that everything happening to me is to make me more Christlike, it resolves a great deal of anxiety.
    -- Aiden Wilson Tozer

    #Christian #Jesus #Anxiety

  • Much of our difficulty as seeking Christians stems from our unwillingness to take God as He is and adjust our lives accordingly. We insist upon trying to modify Him and bring Him nearer to our own image.
    -- Aiden Wilson Tozer

    #Life #Christian #Trying

  • God loves you not because you are worthy, but because He is God and you are a fixture in His mind.
    -- Aiden Wilson Tozer

    #God #Christian #Love You

  • Nothing should so occupy the mind of the Christian than discovering God each day.
    -- Aiden Wilson Tozer

    #Christian #Mind #Each Day

  • It is doubtful we can be Christian in anything unless we are Christian in everything.
    -- Aiden Wilson Tozer

    #Christian #Doubtful

  • There is no limit to what God can do through us if we are a yielded and purified people.
    -- Aiden Wilson Tozer

    #God #Christian #Religious

  • We must never edit God.
    -- Aiden Wilson Tozer

    #Bible #Christian

  • Wise leaders should have known that the human heart cannot exist in a vacuum. If Christians are forbidden to enjoy the wine of the Spirit they will turn to the wine of the flesh....Christ died for our hearts and the Holy Spirit wants to come and satisfy them.
    -- Aiden Wilson Tozer

    #Christian #Wise #Heart

  • Why do some persons 'find' God in a way that others do not? Why does God manifest His Presence to some and let multitudes of others struggle along in the half-light of imperfect Christian experience? Of course the will of God is the same for all. He has no favorites within His household. All He has ever done for any of His children He will do for all of His children. The difference lies not with God but with us.
    -- Aiden Wilson Tozer

    #Christian #Children #Lying

  • If we cooperate with Him in loving obedience, God will manifest Himself to us, and that manifestation will be the difference between a nominal Christian life and a life radiant with the light of His face.
    -- Aiden Wilson Tozer

    #Christian #Light #Differences

  • It's not my business to try and make God think like me... but to try, in prayer and penitence, to think like God.
    -- Aiden Wilson Tozer

    #Christian #Prayer #Thinking

  • The average Christian is so cold and so contented with His wretched condition that there is no vacuum of desire into which the blessed Spirit can rush in satisfying fullness.
    -- Aiden Wilson Tozer

    #Christian #Blessed #Average

  • We modern Christians are long on talk and short on conduct.
    -- Aiden Wilson Tozer

    #Christian #Long #Modern

  • I am a Bible Christian and if an archangel with a wingspread as broad as a constellation shining like the sun were to come and offer me some new truth, I'd ask him for a reference. If he could not show me where it is found in the Bible, I would bow him out and say, I'm awfully sorry, you don't bring any references with you
    -- Aiden Wilson Tozer

    #Christian #Sorry #Shining

  • The notion that the careless sinner is the smart fellow and the serious-minded Christian, though well-intentioned, is a stupid dolt altogether out of touch with life will not stand up under scrutiny. Sin is basically an act of moral folly, and the greater the folly the greater the fool.
    -- Aiden Wilson Tozer

    #Christian #Smart #Stupid

  • I say that a Christian congregation can survive and often appear to prosper in the community by the exercise of human talent and without any touch from the Holy Spirit! All that religious activity and the dear people will not know anything better until the great and terrible day when our self-employed talents are burned with fire and only that which was wrought by the Holy Ghost will stand forever!
    -- Aiden Wilson Tozer

    #Christian #Religious #Exercise

  • Many of us Christians have become extremely skillful in arranging our lives so as to admit the truth of Christianity without being embarrassed by its implications. We arrange things so that we can get on well enough without divine aid, while at the same time ostensibly seeking it. We boast in the Lord but watch carefully that we never get caught depending on Him.
    -- Aiden Wilson Tozer

    #Christian #Watches #Lord

  • Without doubt the emphasis in Christian teaching today should be on worship. There is little danger that we shall become merely worshipers and neglect the practical implications of the gospel. No one can long worship God in spirit and in truth before the obligation to holy service becomes too strong to resist. Fellowship with God leads straight to obedience and good works. That is the divine order and it can never be reversed.
    -- Aiden Wilson Tozer

    #Christian #Strong #Teaching

  • For the Christian, humility is absolutely indispensable. Without it there can be no self-knowledge, no repentance, no faith and no salvation.
    -- Aiden Wilson Tozer

    #Christian #Humility #Self

  • If the Holy Spirit was withdrawn from the church today, 95 percent of what we do would go on and no one would know the difference. If the Holy Spirit had been withdrawn from the New Testament church, 95 percent of what they did would stop, and everybody would know the difference.
    -- Aiden Wilson Tozer

    #Christian #Differences #Church

  • Most of the world's great souls have been lonely. Loneliness seems to be one price the saint must pay for his saintliness... Always remember: you cannot carry a cross in company. Though a man were surrounded by a vast crowd, his cross is his alone and his carrying of it marks him as a man apart. Society has turned against him; otherwise he would have no cross. No one is a friend to the man with a cross.
    -- Aiden Wilson Tozer

    #Christian #Lonely #Loneliness

  • While we are looking at God we do not see ourselves-blessed riddance.
    -- Aiden Wilson Tozer

    #Christian #Prayer #Blessed

  • Leadership requires vision, and whence will vision come except from hours spent in the presence of God in humble and fervent prayer?
    -- Aiden Wilson Tozer

    #Christian #Prayer #Humble

  • Christian liberty is freedom from sin, not freedom to sin.
    -- Aiden Wilson Tozer

    #Christian #Liberty #Sin

  • Most Christians are satisfied living as common Christians, without an insatiable hunger for the deeper things of God.
    -- Aiden Wilson Tozer

    #Christian #Common #Hunger

  • Breezy, self-confident Christians tell us how wonderful it is to accept Christ and then have a good time all the rest of your life; the Lord won't demand anything of you. Yes, He will, my friend! The Lord will demand everything of you. And when you give it all up to Him, He may bless it and hand it back, but on the other hand He may not....
    -- Aiden Wilson Tozer

    #Christian #Self #Hands

  • Nothing that God has ever said about Himself will be modified; nothing the inspired prophets and apostles have said about Him will be rescinded. His immutability guarantees this.
    -- Aiden Wilson Tozer

    #Christian #Guarantees #Inspired

  • God answers our prayers not because we are good, but because He is good.
    -- Aiden Wilson Tozer

    #Christian #Prayer #Answers

  • There are two classes of Christians: the proud who imagine they are humble and the humble who are afraid they are proud. There should be another class: the self-forgetful who leave the whole thing in the hands of Christ and refuse to waste any time trying to make themselves good. They will reach the goal far ahead of the rest.
    -- Aiden Wilson Tozer

    #Christian #Humble #Humility

  • Problems patiently endured will work for our spiritual perfecting.
    -- Aiden Wilson Tozer

    #Christian #Spiritual #Christian Inspirational

  • God's plan will continue on God's schedule.
    -- Aiden Wilson Tozer

    #Christian #Schedules

  • We must meet the uncertainties of this world with the certainty of the world to come.
    -- Aiden Wilson Tozer

    #Christian #World #Certainty

  • Men are free to decide their own moral choices, but they are also under the necessity to account to God for those choices.
    -- Aiden Wilson Tozer

    #Christian #Men #Choices