True evangelism involves no coercion, but only proclamation and love. We are to freely present the gospel to all, but we cannot manipulate anyone to accept it.

Mark Dever, pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church, Washington, D.C.

Real conversion is not only a conversion to sins forgiven by Christ, but also a conversion to obedience to Christ.

John S. Waldrip

The largest story told by evolutionary psychology is anecdotal. It has no scientific value. We might as well be honest with one another. It has no value whatsoever.

David Berlinksi, Ph.D., "The Devil's Delusion: Atheism and its Scientific Pretensions"

Did you imagine that science was a disinterested pursuit of the truth? Well, you were wrong.

David Berlinski, Ph.D.

It is not by its own conclusions, but by its methodological starting point that modern science excludes direct creation. Our methodology would not be honest if this fact were denied . . . such is the faith in the science of our time, and which we all share.

C. F. von Weizsacker

There is no use in talking as if forgiveness were easy…For we find that the work of forgiveness has to be done over and over again.

C. S. Lewis

It's not only in the liberty, but it's the duty of a minister, according as the text suits, and the condition of the hearer's answer, to aim at the sins of the persons and people to whom he speaks.

Thomas Hooker (1586-1647)

It is not sin that is the hallmark of a vain profession of Christ. Rather, it is the lack of desire for holiness while being content with the thought of mere forgiveness of sin.

David H. J. Gay

The true churches of Jesus Christ travail in birth for the salvation of men. They are the armies of the Lamb, the grand object of whose existence is to extend the Redeemer's kingdom.

Andrew Fuller (1754-1815)

Look not for peace of conscience or hope to see the government of Christ's grace set up in your souls before you come to see your sins by convicting evidence of the Holy Ghost.

Thomas Hooker (1586-1647)

I do believe we slander Christ when we think that we are to draw people by something else but the preaching of Christ crucified.

Charles H. Spurgeon

Only a Christian walking with the kind company of the Holy Spirit could find peace and joy and God's love in repentance of sin.

Rosaria Champagne Butterfield

Because much was address to believers, some have represented [John] Gill as speaking only to believers and having nothing to say to the unconverted. That is simply not the case. He preached repentance and faith to unbelievers and urged other ministers to do the same.

Tom Nettles

It is a good rule after reading a new book, never to allow yourself another new one till you have read an old one in between.

C. S. Lewis

Every person, before they are admitted Members, in such a Church so constituted, must declare to the Church (or to such with the Pastor,...) what God hath done for their Souls, or their Experiences of a Saving work of Grace upon their Hearts.

Benjamin Keach (1640-1704)

The conscience is the soul reflecting upon itself.

Richard Sibbes

"The one unmistakable lesson in American history," he warned, is that a country that allows "a large number of young men to grow up in broken families, dominated by women, never acquiring any stable relationship to male authority, never acquiring any set of rational expectations about the future - that community asks for and gets chaos. Crime, violence, unrest, disorder-most particularly the furious, unrestrained lashing out at the whole social structure - that is not only to be expected; it is very near to inevitable."

DanieL Patrick Moynihan

Light in a sermon is important, but warmth is vital.

David H. J. Gay

Repentance does not exist in isolation from faith.

David H. J. Gay

Soul liberty is not liberty to believe whatever one wishes to believe. It is liberty to believe what Scripture teaches. It is liberty to obey God.

Kevin Bauder

It is no sure argument of the truth of a man's profession, that he endures trouble for it.

Thomas Hooker (1586-1647)

If you cannot trust God for the temporal, how dare you trust him for the eternal?

Charles H. Spurgeon

It is important to note that the preaching of the Word of God is essentially a passionate, not a dispassionate, activity.

John Carrick

There are only two religions: One may be spelled, "Do"; the other, "Done."

Louis T. Talbot

The honest minister does not merely condemn sin in the mass, he singles out separate sins in his hearers; and without drawing the bow at a venture, he puts an arrow on the string, and the Holy Spirit sends it right home to the individual conscience.

Charles H. Spurgeon

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