Humility is so shy. If you begin talking about it, it leaves.

Tim Keller

If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world.

C. S. Lewis

Ministers are but the pole; it is to the brazen serpent you are to look.

Robert Murray McCheyne

Christianity is like no other faith on earth, and those who try to assimilate it to the rest of the religions, speaking of them as if they reflect or foreshadow it or of it as reflecting or foreshadowing them, are flying in the face of the facts.

James I. Packer

Christianity does not profess to convince the perverse and headstrong, to bring irresistible evidence to the daring and profane, to vanquish the proud scorner, and afford evidences from which the careless and perverse cannot possibly escape. This might go to destroy man's responsibility. All that Christianity professes, is to propose such evidences as may satisfy the meek, the tractable, the candid, the serious inquirer.

Thomas Wilson

God has taught us by afflictions, what we would not learn by mercies.

Ann H. Judson, first wife of Adoniram Judson, Baptist missionary to Burma

… search for truth, hear truth, learn truth, love truth, speak the truth, hold the truth, defend the truth till death.

Jan Hus

We are all missionaries. Wherever we go, we either bring people nearer to Christ, or we repel them from Christ.

Eric Liddell, missionary to China

God has in this past year introduced me to the preparation of the ministry, - I bless Him for that. He has helped me to give up much of my shame to name His name, and to be on His side, especially before particular friends, - I bless Him for that. He has taken conclusively away friends that might have been a snare, - must hae been a stumbling-block, - I bless Him for that. He has introduced me to one Christian friend, and sealed more and more my amity with another, - I bless Him for that.

Robert Murray McCheyne

Silence in religion is a loud sin!

Thomas Watson

A man may think himself into Hell. What were the apostate angels damned for, was it for any more than proud thoughts?

Thomas Watson, Puritan

The exquisite order displayed by our scientific understanding of the physical world calls for the divine.

Vera Kistiakowski, professor of physics emerita at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and former president of the Association of Women in Science

The more outrageous others are in sin, the more courageous we should be for truth.

Thomas Watson

Though only Christ's blood saves, yet the blood of martyrs may strengthen.

Thomas Watson

The heart of the Puritan movement was the reading of the Bible--not just on ecclesiastical occasions but constantly, lingeringly, and intensively, not primarily alone but in the company of others, and not only for absorption but for discussion. Though not above entertaining suspicion, the Puritans had contempt for ignorance; and an ignorant believer to them was no believer at all. Puritanism was a peculiarly social movement in an intellectual sense, for it made exposition and discussion an integral part of religious experience; and knowledge and understanding of the Bible were as important as acceptance of it.

Arthur Bernon Tourtellot

Life begins with conception, because we contend that the soul begins at conception. Life begins when the soul begins.

Tertullian

Whatever keeps me from the Bible is my enemy, however harmless it may appear to be.

A. W. Tozer

Impress the young convert from the very beginning with the conviction that God has called him into His kingdom to struggle with the corruptions of his heart.

William B. Sprague

We Christians must simplify our lives or lose untold treasures on earth and in eternity. Modern civilization is so complex as to make the devotional life all but impossible.

A. W. Tozer

Faith never means gullibility.

A. W. Tozer

Most men, indeed, play at religion as they play at games, religion itself being of all games the one most universally played.

A. W. Tozer

The sin against the Holy Ghost [Matthew 12:31,32] seems evidently to include in it a willful, deliberate, and contemptuous rejection of Christ in opposition to the clearest convictions of our own minds; and there is every reason to believe that this sin has often been committed.

Charles Simeon (1759-1836)

The man that believes will obey.

A. W. Tozer

For centuries the Church stood solidly against every form of worldly entertainment, recognizing it for what it was - a device for wasting time, a refuge from the disturbing voice of conscience. But of late she appears to have decided that if she cannot conquer the great god Entertainment she may as well join forces with him and make what use she can of his power.

A. W. Tozer

Within the last quarter of a century we have actually seen a major shift in the beliefs and practices of the evangelical wing of the church so radical as to amount to a complete sellout; and all this behind the cloak of fervent orthodoxy. With Bibles under their arms and bundles of tracts in their pockets, religious persons now meet to carry on ‘services’ so carnal, so pagan, that they can hardly be distinguished from the old vaudeville shows of earlier days. For a preacher or writer to challenge this heresy is to invite ridicule and abuse from every quarter. Our only hope is that renewed spiritual pressure will be exerted increasingly by self-effacing and courageous men who desire nothing but the glory of God and the purity of the church.

A. W. Tozer

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