ᐅ143+ Christian Quotes To Inspire Life, Love and Faith

"The one concern of the devil is to keep Christians from praying. He fears nothing from prayerless studies, prayerless work, and prayer-less religion. He laughs at our toil, mocks at our wisdom, but trembles when we pray." ~ Samuel Chadwick

"Our goal must be simple. We must have a Christian nation built on God's law, on the ten Commandments. No apologies." ~ Randall Terry

"You know, it's one thing to say you believe. It's another thing to have your faith tested severely and come out on the other side of it still believing God." ~ Joyce Meyer

"Complaining proves nothing but that you can hear the voice of the Devil" ~ Bill Johnson

"The law sends us to Christ to be justified, and Christ sends us to the law to be regulated." ~ John Flavel

“Don’t plan with what is in your pocket; plan with what is in God’s pocket

"Don't plan with what is in your pocket; plan with what is in God's pocket" ~ Reinhard Bonnke

"The best use of life is love. The best expression of love is time. The best time to love is now." ~ Rick Warren

"See that you are not suddenly saddened by the adversities of this world, for you do not know the good they bring, being ordained in the judgments of God for the everlasting joy of the elect." ~ John of the Cross

"They gave our Master a crown of thorns, why do we hope for a crown of roses?" ~ Martin Luther

"The word 'Christianity' is already a misunderstanding - in reality there has been only one Christian, and he died on the Cross." ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

"You can pray until you faint, but unless you get up and try to do something, God is not going to put it in your lap." ~ Fannie Lou Hamer

"Christian life consists of faith and charity" ~ Martin Luther

"We may speak about a place where there are no tears, no death, no fear, no night; but those are just the benefits of heaven. The beauty of heaven is seeing God." ~ Max Lucado

"People who are obsessed with Jesus aren't consumed with their personal safety and comfort above all else. Obsessed people care more about God's kingdom coming to this earth than their own lives being shielded from pain or distress." ~ Francis Chan

"It is a lesson we all need - to let alone the things that do not concern us. He has other ways for others to follow Him; all do not go by the same path. It is for each of us to learn the path by which He requires us to follow Him, and to follow Him in that path." ~ Katharine Drexel

“You will never glory in God till first of all God has killed your glorying in yourself.”

"You will never glory in God till first of all God has killed your glorying in yourself." ~ Charles Spurgeon

"Scripture suggests that meditating on the Word of God can have an always-on effect of peace and strength in difficult times." ~ David Jeremiah

"Prayer is thinking and thanking. It is thinking of our many blessings and accepting them with a thankful spirit." ~ Wilferd Peterson

"Should we not press it home upon our consciences that the sole object of our conversion was not the salvation of our own souls, but that we might become co-workers with our Lord and Master in the conversion of the world?" ~ Lottie Moon

"Leading with integrity is embracing honesty! We should always use our weaknesses to point others to Christ's strength." ~ Perry Noble

"How often we expect big things from God without preparing for big things from him" ~ Beth Moore

"All national institutions of churches, whether Jewish, Christian or Turkish, appear to me no other than human inventions, set up to terrify and enslave mankind, and monopolize power and profit." ~ Thomas Paine

"Most of all, God has blessed us by giving us the privilege of knowing Him and walking with Him every day. He did this by sending His Son into the world to die for our sins." ~ Billy Graham

"Today, the greatest challenge facing American evangelicals is not persecution from the world, but seduction by the world." ~ C. J. Mahaney

"If we truly think of Christ as our source of holiness, we shall refrain from anything wicked or impure in thought or act and thus show ourselves to be worthy bearers of his name. For the quality of holiness is shown not by what we say but by what we do in life." ~ Gregory of Nyssa

"Men may spurn our appeals, reject our message, oppose our arguments, despise our persons, but they are helpless against our prayers." ~ J. Sidlow Baxter

"Though it may seem overdue, righteousness is always rewarded. Don't be impatient with God. He'll never forget to reward your efforts for Him." ~ David Jeremiah

"Determine to pray more words over your marriage than you speak about your marriage." ~ Lysa TerKeurst

"Outside of Christ, I am only a sinner, but in Christ, I am saved. Outside of Christ, I am empty; in Christ, I am full. Outside of Christ, I am weak; in Christ, I am strong. Outside of Christ, I cannot; in Christ, I am more than able. Outside of Christ, I have been defeated; in Christ, I am already victorious. How meaningful are the words, "in Christ."" ~ Watchman Nee

"The incarnation began with Jesus and it has never stopped . . . God takes on flesh so that every home becomes a church, every child becomes the Christ-child, and all food and drink become a sacrament. God's many faces are now everywhere, in flesh, tempered and turned down, so that our human eyes can see him." ~ Ronald Rolheiser

"We must be faithful to the present moment or we will frustrate the plan of God for our lives." ~ Solanus Casey

"Nothing is more practical than finding God, that is, than falling in love in a quite absolute, final way......What you are in love with, what seizes your imagination, will affect everything....Fall in love, stay in love, and it will decide everything." ~ Pedro Arrupe

"The continual looking forward to the eternal world is not a form of escapism or wishful thinking, but one of the things a Christian is meant to do." ~ C. S. Lewis

"Everyone worships something. The only choice you get is what to worship." ~ Timothy Keller

"Sin does not leap upon us fully armed. It steals in through a look, a swift, silent suggestion or imagination, but love and loyalty to Jesus will make you watchful and swift to rise up and cast out the subtle enemy. Do this and you shall live, and live victoriously." ~ Samuel Logan Brengle

"...the wise providence of God orders our affairs in many different ways and lovingly bestows on each one of us what is appropriate and profitable both for virtuous deeds and the mysteries of faith." ~ Gregory Palamas

"If you're praying, you're not worrying, and if you're worrying, you're not praying!" ~ Ruffin McNeill

"Jesus’ words are inseparable from his person. He himself is the message he proclaims." ~ George Eldon Ladd

"Church was never intended to be a place where we serve God to the exclusion of meeting with Him." ~ James MacDonald

"We suffer much agony because we try to get from people what only God can give us, which is a sense of worth and value. Look to God for what you need, not to people." ~ Joyce Meyer

"The people of God are not merely to mark time, waiting for God to step in and set right all that is wrong. Rather, they are to model the new heaven and new earth, and by so doing awaken longings for what God will someday bring to pass." ~ Philip Yancey

"When we put God first, all other things fall into their proper place or drop out of our lives. Our love of the Lord will govern the claims for our affection, the demands on our time, the interests we pursue, and the order of our priorities." ~ Ezra Taft Benson

"There, poor sinner, take my garment, and put it on; you shall stand before God as if you were Christ, and I will stand before God as if I had been the sinner; I will suffer in the sinner's stead, and you shall be rewarded for works that you did not do, but which I did for you." ~ Charles Spurgeon

"To secure one's freedom the Christian must experience God's light which is God's truth." ~ Watchman Nee

"Worry is an old man with bended head, carrying a load of feathers which he thinks are lead." ~ Corrie Ten Boom

"Any honours that come our way are only stolen from him to whom alone they really belong, the Lord who sent us." ~ Dietrich Bonhoeffer

"When you forgive, you must cancel the debt. Do not spend your life paying and collecting debts." ~ Joyce Meyer

"Worship is our response to the overtures of love from the heart of the Father." ~ Richard J. Foster

"Grace is not something for which I must look in my heart. It is in the heart of God." ~ C. F. W. Walther

"If we were to remove the Bible from public schools we would be wasting so much time punishing crimes and taking so little pains to prevent them." ~ Benjamin Rush

"No people can be bound to acknowledge the invisible hand which conducts the affairs of men more than the people of the united States. Every step by which they have advanced to the character of an independent nation seems to have been distinguished by some token of providential agency" ~ George Washington

"Persecution, in short, is like the goldsmith's stamp on real silver and gold - it is one of the marks of a converted man." ~ J. C. Ryle

"Faith is a leap into the light, not a step into the darkness." ~ Reinhard Bonnke

"Jesus understands our weaknesses and sins; and he forgives us if we allow ourselves to be forgiven." ~ Pope Francis

"Ah, Lord Jesus! I never knew Your love till I understood the meaning of Your death." ~ Charles Spurgeon

"If Christ were here now there is one thing he would not be — a Christian." ~ Mark Twain

"The inward area is the first place of loss of true Christian life, of true spirituality, and the outward sinful act is the result." ~ Francis Schaeffer

"You cannot acquire the gift of peace if by your anger you destroy the peace of the Lord." ~ Pope Gregory I

"I am a Christian, therefore I am a communist." ~ Gianni Vattimo

"Harboring unforgiveness is like drinking poison and hoping your enemy will die." ~ Joyce Meyer

"In the end, worship can never be a performance, something you're pretending or putting on. It's got to be an overflow of your heart...Worship is about getting personal with God, drawing close to God." ~ Matt Redman

"Can you worship a God who isn't obligated to explain His actions to you? Could it be your arrogance that makes you think God owes you an explanation?" ~ Francis Chan

"I believed that there was a God because I was told it by my grandmother and later by other adults. But when I found that I knew not only that there was God but that I was a child of God, when I understood that, when I comprehended that, more than that, when I internalized that, ingested that, I became courageous." ~ Maya Angelou

"Know that you are a spark of God and can exist fully only within the realization of that profound truth. As such, you are a light and inspiration to others." ~ Harold Klemp

"Christ leads us to go out from ourselves more and more, to give ourselves and to serve others." ~ Pope Francis

"When you release your faith in uncommon ways, youll see God do uncommon things." ~ Joel Osteen

"God is not just saving individuals and preparing them for heaven; rather, He is creating a people among whom He can live and who in their life together will reproduce God’s life and character." ~ Gordon Fee

"There is no evil that the father’s love cannot pardon and cover, there is no sin that is a match for his grace." ~ Timothy Keller

"If weak in prayer we are weak everywhere." ~ Leonard Ravenhill

"The man who would truly know God must give time to Him." ~ Aiden Wilson Tozer

"One of the signs that you may not grasp the unique, radical nature of the gospel is that you are certain that you do." ~ Timothy Keller

"When I see Jesus Christ I simply want to be what He wants me to be." ~ Oswald Chambers

"They lose nothing who gain Christ." ~ Samuel Rutherford

"Our wish, our object, our chief preoccupation must be to form Jesus in ourselves, to make his spirit, his devotion, his affections, his desire, and his disposition live and reign there." ~ John Eudes

"To be a Christian is to be a theologian-a student of God and his will. The contemporary disdain for theological content and emphasis on self-image and emotions were not shared by the apostolic church." ~ R. C. Sproul

"Peace has in it trust in the Lord, that He governs all things, provides all things, and leads to a good end." ~ Emanuel Swedenborg

"If we wish to serve God and love our neighbor well, we must manifest our joy in the service we render to Him and them. Let us open wide our hearts. It is joy which invites us. Press forward and fear nothing." ~ Katharine Drexel

"[God] arranged that the boy Samuel should be chosen but instead of teaching him directly He had him turn once or twice to an old man. This youngster, to whom He had granted a direct encounter with Himself, had nevertheless to go for instruction to someone who had offended God, and all because that person was an old man. He decided that Samuel was most worthy of a high calling and yet He made him submit to the guidance of an old man so that once summoned to a divine ministry he might learn humility and might himself become for all the young a model of deference." ~ John Cassian

“God will not pour fresh, creative ideas and blessing into old attitudes.”

"God will not pour fresh, creative ideas and blessing into old attitudes." ~ Joel Osteen

"Let us look upon a crucified Christ, the remedy of all our miseries. His cross hath procured a crown, his passion hath expiated our transgression. His death hath disarmed the law, his blood hath washed a believer's soul. This death is the destruction of our enemies, the spring of our happiness, and the eternal testimony of divine love." ~ Stephen Charnock

"Whenever you find a preacher who takes the Bible allegorically and figuratively...that preacher is preaching an allegorical gospel which is no gospel. I thank God for a literal Christ, for a literal salvation. There is literal sorrow, literal death, literal Hell, and, thank God, there is a literal Heaven." ~ J. Frank Norris

"A great many people are trying to make peace, but that has already been done. God has not left it for us to do; all we have to do is to enter into it." ~ Dwight L. Moody

"Every individual needs revolution, inner division, overthrow of the existing order, and renewal, but not by forcing them upon his neighbors under the hypocritical cloak of Christian love or the sense of social responsibility or any of the other beautiful euphemisms for unconscious urges to personal power." ~ Carl Jung

"You are a mirror of the Almighty...this is the reason you were created...your purpose." ~ Aiden Wilson Tozer

"As soon as a man has found Christ, he begins to find others." ~ Charles Spurgeon

"Prayer can never be in excess." ~ Charles Spurgeon

"In the West many Christians have an abundance of material possessions, yet they live in a backslidden state." ~ Brother Yun

"God may allow us at times to hit rock bottom, to show us He's the rock-at the bottom." ~ Kirk Franklin

"Jesus taught that your highest priority must be your relationship with Him. If anything detracts you from that relationship, that activity is not from God. God will not ask you to do something that hinders your relationship with Christ." ~ Henry Blackaby

"The only way to build a church, if you have a Bible church, is to preach out of the Bible, teach out of the Bible, read out of the Bible." ~ Lester Roloff

"Only Christianity and its teachings can explain the purpose and meaning of this world- and also gives the basis for right and wrong, good and evil, etc." ~ Ken Ham

"There is hope in forgiveness" ~ John Piper

"God does not reveal himself in strength or power, but in the weakness and fragility of a newborn babe." ~ Pope Francis

"As I make goals for this year... Jesus, let your thoughts become my thoughts and bend my will to Your will." ~ Lysa TerKeurst

"Program your mind with what God says about you and a transformation will take place." ~ Joel Osteen

"The Bible says that the devil is like a roaring lion (1 Peter 5:8). He comes in the darkness, and tries to frighten the children of God with his mighty roar. But when you switch on the light of the Word of God, you discover that there is no lion. There is only a mouse with a microphone! The devil is an imposter. Got it?" ~ Reinhard Bonnke

"Behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!" ~ John the Baptist

"The heart of God loves a persevering worshipper who, though overwhelmed by many troubles, is overwhelmed even more by the beauty of God." ~ Matt Redman

"Accept the risen Jesus into your life. Even if you have been far away, take a small step towards Him. He awaits you with open arms." ~ Pope Francis

"Our God is abundant in love and steadfast in mercy. He saves us, not because we trust in a symbol, but because we trust in a Savior." ~ Max Lucado

“If your goal is purity of heart, be prepared to be thought very odd.”

"If your goal is purity of heart, be prepared to be thought very odd." ~ Elisabeth Elliot

"God's part is to put forth power; our part is to put forth faith." ~ Andrew Bonar

"The measure of a Christian is not in the height of his grasp but in the depth of his love" ~ Clarence Jordan

"In truth,there was only one christian and he died on the cross." ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

"In my view, the Christian religion is the most important and one of the first things in which all children, under a free government ought to be instructed." ~ Noah Webster

"If you are a Christian, you are not a citizen of this world trying to get to heaven; you are a citizen of heaven making your way through this world." ~ Vance Havner

"When you have a spirit of excellence, you do the right thing not because somebody is watching or making you do it; you do it because it's the right thing to do." ~ Joel Osteen

"There is no such thing as low-cost Christianity. Following Jesus means swimming against the tide, renouncing evil and selfishness" ~ Pope Francis

"Before you judge someone else, stop and think about all that God has forgiven you for." ~ Joyce Meyer

"God made me the way I am and I accept myself. I am who I am and I'm proud of myself." ~ Caster Semenya

"The same yesterday, today, and forever." ~ John Bunyan

"Christ has made my soul beautiful with the jewels of grace and virtue. I belong to Him Whom the Angels serve." ~ Agnes of Rome

"A grateful heart is like a sponge that soaks up God's goodness." ~ Joel Osteen

"The Holy Spirit is a healing spirit. When the Holy Spirit is present, anything is possible." ~ Reinhard Bonnke

"Whatever God is urging you to clear away cannot begin to be compared to what He ultimately wants to bring you." ~ Beth Moore

"The less Holy Spirit we have, the more cake and coffee we need to keep the church going." ~ Reinhard Bonnke

"Walk more closely with God. Get nearer to Christ. Seek to exchange hope for assurance. Seek to feel the witness of the Spirit more closely and distinctly every year. Lay aside every weight, and the sin that so easily threatens you. Press towards the mark more earnestly. Fight a better fight, and war a better warfare every year you live. Pray more. Read more. Subdue self more. Love the brethren more. Oh that you may endeavor to grow in grace every year, that the end of your Christian course may be better than the beginning!" ~ J. C. Ryle

"The moment God put a dream in your heart, the moment the promise took root, God not only started it, but He set a completion date." ~ Joel Osteen

"We can embrace change by knowing we serve an unchanging God." ~ David Jeremiah

"It is time that we as Christians recognize that it is our beliefs and our values and our way of life that are under attack." ~ David R. Mains

"I have no right to say I believe in God unless I order my life as under His all-seeing Eye." ~ Oswald Chambers

"The Gospel is open to all; the most respectable sinner has no more claim on it than the worst." ~ Martyn Lloyd-Jones

"Food is not evil, but gluttony is. Childbearing is not evil, but fornication is. Money is not evil, but avarice is. Glory is not evil, but vainglory is. Indeed, there is no evil in existing things, but only in their misuse." ~ Maximus the Confessor

"We tend to set up success in Christian work as our purpose, but our purpose should be to display the glory of God in human life, to live a life "hidden with Christ in God" in our everyday human conditions." ~ Oswald Chambers

"To be a holy person means that the elements of our natural life experience the very presence of God as they are providentially broken in His service. We have to be placed into God and brought into agreement with Him before we can be broken bread in His hands. Stay right with God and let Him do as He likes, and you will find that He is producing the kind of bread and wine that will benefit His other children." ~ Oswald Chambers

"Apart from the cross, there is no other ladder by which we may get to heaven." ~ Rose of Lima

"I'm working at trying to be a Christian, and that's serious business. It's like trying to be a good Jew, a good Muslim, a good Buddhist, a good Shintoist, a good Zoroastrian, a good friend, a good lover, a good mother, a good buddy: it's serious business." ~ Maya Angelou

"What the world requires of the Christians is that they should continue to be Christians." ~ Albert Camus

"It is my desire, in the office of a Christian minister, to do nothing which I cannot do with my whole heart. Having said this, I have said all." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

"I was baptized alongside my mother when I was 8 years old. Since then, I have tried to walk a Christian life... And now that I'm getting older, I realized that I'm walking even closer with my God." ~ Andy Griffith

"The great gift of Easter is hope - Christian hope which makes us have that confidence in God, in his ultimate triumph, and in his goodness and love, which nothing can shake." ~ Basil Hume

"Death is not more certainly a separation of our souls from our bodies than the Christian life is a separation of our souls from worldly tempers, vain indulgences, and unnecessary cares." ~ William Law

"As with the Christian religion, the worst advertisement for Socialism is its adherents." ~ George Orwell

"Christianity provides a unified answer for the whole of life." ~ Francis Schaeffer

"This is a Christian nation." ~ Harry S. Truman

"What harm would it do, if a man told a good strong lie for the sake of the good and for the Christian church ... a lie out of necessity, a useful lie, a helpful lie, such lies would not be against God, he would accept them." ~ Martin Luther

"I want you to just let a wave of intolerance wash over you. I want you to let a wave of hatred wash over you. Yes, hate is good - Our goal is a Christian nation. We have a Biblical duty. We are called by God to conquer this country. We don't want equal time. We don't want pluralism." ~ Randall Terry

"I don't think Christians should use birth control. You consummate your marriage as often as you like - and if you have babies, you have babies." ~ Randall Terry

"The command has been to "go," but we have stayed - in body, gifts, prayer and influence. He has asked us to be witnesses unto the uttermost parts of the earth... but 99% of Christians have kept puttering around in the homeland." ~ Robbie Savage

"Today Christians spend more money on dog food then missions" ~ Leonard Ravenhill

"I hope to see the day when, as in the early days of our country, we don't have public schools. The churches will have taken them over again and Christians will be running them." ~ Jerry Falwell

"This is God's world, not Satan's. Christians are the lawful heirs, not non-Christians." ~ Gary North

"God felt, God tasted and enjoyed is indeed God, but God with those gifts which flatter the soul, God in darkness, in privation, in forsakenness, in sensibility, is so much God, that he is so to speak God bare and alone. Shall we fear this death, which is to produce in us the true divine life of grace?" ~ Francois Fenelon

"Through Christ's satisfaction for sin, the very nature of afflictions changed with regard to believers. As death, which was, at first, the wages of sin, is now become a bed of rest (Is. 57:2); so afflictions are not the rod of God's anger, but the gentle medicine of a tender father." ~ Tobias Crisp

"As Christians, I challenge you. Have a great aim - have a high standard - make Jesus your ideal...make Him an ideal not merely to be admired but also to be followed." ~ Eric Liddell

"Just as the winds whip up the sea, so does anger stir confusion in the mind." ~ John Climacus

"Civilized people - Muslims, Christians and Jews - all understand that the source of freedom and human dignity is the Creator." ~ John Ashcroft

"Satan, the Hinderer, may build a barrier about us, but he can never roof us in, so that we cannot look up." ~ Hudson Taylor

"...we know that God arranges the opportunities for salvation in different ways. Our situation is that we respond eagerly or in a laggardly manner to these opportunities made available by God to us. God made the call come out of your homeland; Abraham by coming out was exercising obedience. There was the instruction come into the land; it was done, and that was the work of obedience. But the addition which I shall show you has to do with the grace of God, who gave a command - and a promise." ~ John Cassian

"The seed of God is in us. If the seed had a good, wise and industrious cultivator, it would thrive all the more and grow up to God whose seed it is, and the fruit would be equal to the nature of God. Now the seed of a pear tree grows into a pear tree, a hazel seed into a hazel tree, and the seed of God into God." ~ Meister Eckhart

"Christianity, above all, consoles; but there are naturally happy souls who do not need consolation. Consequently Christianity begins by making such souls unhappy, for otherwise it would have no power over them." ~ Andre Gide

"Resistance to tyranny becomes the Christian and social duty of each individual… Continue steadfast and, with a proper sense of your dependence on God, nobly defend those rights which heaven gave, and no man ought to take from us." ~ John Hancock

"God has never, in the history of mankind, allowed His name to go long offended." ~ David Wilkerson

"A kingdom man understands that God never said a godly life would be easy; He just said it would be worth it." ~ Tony Evans

"Be patient with yourself. Perfection comes not in this life, but in the next life. Don't demand things that are unreasonable, but demand of yourself improvement. As you let the Lord help you through that, He will make the difference." ~ Russell M. Nelson

"Jesus was not tempted to see if He would fall. He was tempted to show that He could not fall." ~ J. Vernon McGee

"The Bible in the memory is better than the Bible in the book case." ~ Charles Spurgeon

"Faith is having a positive attitude about what you can do and not worrying at all about what you can't do." ~ Joyce Meyer

"Nothing can happen, nothing can occur in your life which is not a precisely perfect opportunity for you to heal something, create something, or experience something that you wish to heal, create, or experience in order to be who you really are." ~ Neale Donald Walsch

"God cares about you and your needs. Bring them to Him in a spirit of worship and thanksgiving, knowing that He is mindful of your place in His creation." ~ David Jeremiah

"Each time, before you intercede, be quiet first, and worship God in His glory. Think of what He can do, and how He delights to hear the prayers of His redeemed people. Think of your place and privilege in Christ, and expect great things!" ~ Andrew Murray

"Miracles happen. But prayer is needed! Prayer that is courageous, struggling and persevering, not prayer that is a mere formality." ~ Pope Francis

"Seeing is never believing: we interpret what we see in the light of what we believe. Faith is confidence in God before you see God emerging, therefore the nature of faith is that it must be tried." ~ Oswald Chambers

"Your accumulated offences do not surpass the multitude of God's mercies: your wounds do not surpass the great Physician's skill." ~ Cyril of Jerusalem

"The strongest person is not the one who is able to do something, but the one who is able not to do what he has the power to do. This self-denial is the unique way to usher in God's kingdom and to realize the kingdom life." ~ Witness Lee

"The worst forms of depression are cured when Holy Scripture is believed." ~ Charles Spurgeon

"Be BLESSED-spirit, soul, body and financially." ~ Kenneth Copeland

"The Holy Spirit upon my left leads my feet without ceasing into the camp of the righteous and into the tents of the free." ~ Maya Angelou

"The Kingdom of God is not a matter of getting individuals to heaven, but of transforming the life on earth into the harmony of heaven." ~ Walter Rauschenbusch

"All that I am I owe to Jesus Christ, revealed to me in His divine Book." ~ David Livingstone

"Prayer is a strong wall and fortress of the church; it is a goodly Christian weapon." ~ Martin Luther

"As the government of the United States of America is not in any sense founded on the Christian Religion, - as it has in itself no character of enmity against the laws, religion or tranquility of Musselmen, - and as the said States never have entered into any war or act of hostility against any Mehomitan nation, it is declared by the parties that no pretext arising from religious opinions shall ever produce an interruption of the harmony existing between the two countries." ~ John Adams

"God's wounds cure, sin's kisses kill." ~ William Gurnall

"Obedience to the call of Christ nearly always costs everything to two people- the one who is called, and the one who loves that one." ~ Oswald Chambers

"The Christian resolution to find the world ugly and bad has made the world ugly and bad." ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

"If you're not a born-again Christian, you're a failure as a human being." ~ Jerry Falwell

"Just like what Nazi Germany did to the Jews, so liberal America is now doing to the evangelical Christians. It's no different... More terrible than anything suffered by any minority in history!" ~ Pat Robertson

"The Christian community has a golden opportunity to train an army of dedicated teachers who can invade the public school classrooms and use them to influence the nation for Christ." ~ D. James Kennedy

"When we believe that we should be satisfied rather than God glorified in our worship, then we put God below ourselves as though He had been made for us rather than that we had been made for Him." ~ Stephen Charnock

"The long-term goal of Christians in politics should be to gain exclusive control over the franchise. Those who refuse to submit publicly to the eternal sanctions of God by submitting to His Church's public marks of the covenant-baptism and holy communion-must be denied citizenship." ~ Gary North

"We don't ask any people to throw away any good they have got; we only ask them to come and get more. What if all the world should embrace this Gospel? They would then see eye to eye, and the blessings of God would be poured out upon the people, which is the desire of my whole soul." ~ Joseph Smith, Jr.

"Let us learn from Christ how to pray, to forgive, to sow peace, and to be near those in need." ~ Pope Francis

"Hold your eyes on God and leave the doing to him. That is all the doing you have to worry about." ~ Jane Frances de Chantal

"Every ordinary thing in your life is a word of God's love: your home, your work, the clothes you wear, the air you breathe, the food you eat.... the flowers under your feet are the courtesy of God's heart flung down on You! All these things say one thing only: "See how I love you."" ~ Caryll Houselander

"We don’t need self-confidence we need God-confidence" ~ Joyce Meyer

"The most powerful weapon to conquer the devil is humility. For, as he does not know at all how to employ it, neither does he know how to defend himself from it." ~ Vincent de Paul

"Faith is not limited to affirming the existence of God. No, faith tells us that God loves us and demands a loving response. This response is given through love for human beings, and that is what we mean by a commitment to God and to our neighbor." ~ Gustavo Gutiérrez

"To lift Him up, to preach His name, and to invite souls to love Him and to follow Him is the highest, heavenliest privilege of human life." ~ W. A. Criswell

“The voice you believe will determine the future you experience”

"The voice you believe will determine the future you experience" ~ Steven Furtick

"Being in Christ, it is safe to forget the past; it is possible to be sure of the future; it is possible to be diligent in the present." ~ Alexander MacLaren

"It is not the strength of your faith that saves you, but the strength of Him upon whom you rely! Christ is able to save you if you come to Him-be your faith weak or be it strong." ~ Charles Spurgeon

"Someday, after mastering the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love, and then, for a second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire." ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

"The church is like manure. Pile it up, and it stinks up the neighborhood. Spread it out, and it enriches the world." ~ Luis Palau

"Keep your life in its constant contact with God that his surprising power may break out on the right hand and on the left.  Always be in a state of expectancy, and see that you leave room for God to come in as he likes." ~ Oswald Chambers

"We are to love God for Himself, because of a twofold reason; nothing is more reasonable, nothing more profitable." ~ Bernard of Clairvaux

"If you lack knowledge, go to school. If you lack wisdom, get on your knees." ~ Vance Havner

"Prayer that is born of meditation upon the Word of God is the prayer that soars upward most easily to God's listening ears." ~ R. A. Torrey

"We are not alone.  Even now there are thousands of beings in heaven watching what is going on down here—a ‘great cloud of witnesses,’ the Scripture says.  It reminds me that there is so much more to our existence than what we can see.  What we do reverberates through the heavens and into eternity." ~ Francis Chan

"In the poor and outcast we see Christ’s face; by loving and helping the poor, we love and serve Christ." ~ Pope Francis

"There is a ripple effect to the gospel that’s inevitable. There’s a ripple effect to true grace. It doesn’t lead us to only sit and contemplate what hap- pened to us. It leads us to proclaim what’s happened to us—and what can happen to anybody and everybody on the planet." ~ Louie Giglio

"Prayer is essentially a partnership of the redeemed child of God working hand in hand with God toward the realization of His redemptive purposes on earth." ~ Jack W. Hayford

"The Bible is very easy to understand. But we Christians are a bunch of scheming swindlers. We pretend to be unable to understand it because we know very well that the minute we understand, we are obliged to act accordingly." ~ Soren Kierkegaard

"Fellow-Christians, do let us study the Bible portrait of the humble man. And let us ask our brethren, and ask the world, whether they recognize in us the likeness to the original." ~ Andrew Murray

"We conclude, therefore, that a Christian lives not in himself, but in Christ and in his neighbor. Otherwise he is not a Christian. He lives in Christ through faith, in his neighbor through love. By faith he is caught up beyond himself into God. By love he descends beneath himself into his neighbor." ~ Martin Luther

"For a Christian to be a Christian, he must first be a sinner. Being a sinner is a prerequisite for being a church member. The Christian church is one of the few organizations in the world that requires a public acknowledgement of sin as a condition for membership." ~ R. C. Sproul

“Anxiety is the natural result when our hopes are centered in anything short of God and His

"Anxiety is the natural result when our hopes are centered in anything short of God and His will." ~ Billy Graham

"The grace of God means something like: Here is your life. You might never have been, but you are because the party wouldn't have been complete without you." ~ Frederick Buechner

"Sometimes new opportunity means new opposition. Not everything God asks us to do will be comfortable." ~ Joyce Meyer

"Listen, my friend! Your helplessness is your best prayer. It calls from your heart to the heart of God with greater effect than all your uttered pleas. He hears it from the very moment that you are seized with helplessness, and He becomes actively engaged at once in hearing and answering the prayer of your helplessness." ~ Ole Hallesby

"He who desires anything but God deceives himself, and he who loves anything but God errs miserably." ~ Philip Neri

"Worship is an act that develops feelings for God, not a feeling for God that is expressed in an act of worship." ~ Eugene H. Peterson

"Many Christians and Christian leaders have been neutralized by the love of money and materialism. The homage paid to affluence becomes a burden that saps our energy as well as our love for God and other people...Like Jesus and Paul, we can learn to be content with what we have, living modestly in order that we may give liberally to the work of the kingdom and to meet the needs of others." ~ John Wimber

"A man who is eating or lying with his wife or preparing to go to sleep in humility, thankfulness and temperance, is, by Christian standards, in an infinitely higher state than one who is listening to Bach or reading Plato in a state of pride." ~ C. S. Lewis

"Faith is reacting positively to a negative situation." ~ Robert H. Schuller

"If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough." ~ Meister Eckhart

"Even the best of Christians are troubled by the question, "Why does an almighty God send, or at least allow, suffering?" When you are nagged by thoughts like this, say to yourself, "I am still in elementary school. When I graduate from the university of Christian life, I will understand His ways better and doubts will cease." ~ Richard Wurmbrand

"Christ be with me, Christ within me, Christ behind me, Christ before me, Christ beside me, Christ to win me, Christ to comfort me and restore me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me, Christ in quiet, Christ in danger, Christ in hearts of all that love me, Christ in mouth of friend and stranger." ~ Saint Patrick

"When your will is God's will, you will have your will." ~ Charles Spurgeon

"The first thing I ask is that people should not make use of my name, and should not call themselves Lutherans but Christians. What is Luther? The teaching is not mine. Nor was I crucified for anyone...How did I, poor stinking bag of maggots that I am, come to the point where people call the children of Christ by my evil name?" ~ Martin Luther

"This is the good and happy news, that Christ has paid for our sin, and through His suffering has redeemed us from eternal death. It is His kingdom and His ministry, to preach the Gospel to the poor; that is His purpose. For to the great and holy He cannot come. They do not wish to be counted sinners, and therefore do not need His Gospel." ~ Martin Luther

"God helps those who help themselves." ~ Benjamin Franklin

"No one ever converted to Christianity because they lost the argument." ~ Philip Yancey

"True faith always produces real conformity to Christ." ~ R. C. Sproul

"Jesus doesn't give an explanation for the pain and sorrow of the world. He comes where the pain is most acute and takes it upon himself. Jesus doesn't explain why there is suffering, illness, and death in the world. He brings healing and hope. He doesn't allow the problem of evil to be the subject of a seminar. He allows evil to do its worst to him. He exhausts it, drains its power, and emerges with new life." ~ N. T. Wright

"Jesus Christ does not save the worthy, but the unworthy. Your plea must not be righteousness but guilt" ~ Charles Spurgeon

"The Christian should never worry about tomorrow or give sparingly because of a possible future need. Only the present moment is ours to serve the Lord, and tomorrow may never come...Life is worth as much as it is spent for the Lord's service." ~ George Muller

"Christian living does not mean to be good but to become good; not to be well, but to get well; not being but becoming; nor rest but training. We are not yet, but we shall be. It has not yet happened, but it is the way. Not everything shines and sparkles as yet, but everything is getting better." ~ Martin Luther

"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

"Maintaining peace with God is more important than keeping pace with someone else." ~ Andy Stanley

"Too often we argue about Christianity instead of marveling at Jesus." ~ John Ortberg

"God hates the LUKEWARM GOSPEL OF HALF-TRUTHS that is now spreading over the Globe. This gospel says, 'Just believe in Jesus and you'll be Saved. There's nothing more to it.' It ignores the Whole Counsel of God, which speaks of Repenting from former Sins, of Taking up your Cross, of being conformed to the Image of Christ by the refining work of the Holy Spirit. It is totally silent about the Reality of Hell and an After-Death Judgment." ~ David Wilkerson

"The next time you find yourself alone in a dark alley facing the undeniables of life, don't cover them with a blanket, or ignore them with a nervous grin. Don't turn up the TV and pretend they aren't there. Instead, stand still, whisper his name, and listen. He is nearer than you think." ~ Max Lucado

"Prayer is dedicating our thought, feeling and action to the expression of goodness. It is to become like a window through which the light of God shines." ~ Wilferd Peterson

"It is not he who begins well who is perfect. It is he who ends well who is approved in God's sight." ~ Saint Basil

"Whenever a nation turns its back on God or beings to live as if He does not exist, it begins to show up in its citizens' disregard for human life." ~ Tim LaHaye

"Nothing in the Christian life is more important than forgiveness-our forgiveness of others and God's forgiveness of us." ~ John F. MacArthur

"None of us can come to the highest maturity without enduring the summer heat of trials." ~ Charles Spurgeon

"God gave me emotions so I could experience life, not destroy it" ~ Lysa TerKeurst

"We have a right to believe whatever we want, but not everything we believe is right." ~ Ravi Zacharias

"This is how God works. He puts people in positions where they are desperate for his power, and then he shows his provision in ways that display his greatness" ~ David Platt

"Unless I understand the Cross, I cannot understand why my commitment to what is right must be precedence over what I prefer." ~ Ravi Zacharias

"As Elisabeth Elliot points out, not even dying a martyr’s death is classified as extraordinary obedience when you are following a Savior who died on a cross. Suddenly a martyr’s death seems like normal obedience." ~ David Platt

"You can tell how popular a church is by who comes on Sunday morning.  You can tell how popular the pastor or evangelist is by who comes on Sunday night.  But you can tell how popular Jesus is by who comes to the prayer meeting." ~ Jim Cymbala

"A Christian in his surroundings should encourage everyone to be better, instead of being the one who stoops to be like everyone else." ~ Max Lucado

"God sees the secret springs of human action, and knows the hearts of all living." ~ Joseph Smith, Jr.

"The world's favorite verb is 'get'. The verb of the Christian is 'give'" ~ Billy Graham

"When may a revival be expected? When the wickedness of the wicked grieves and distresses the Christian." ~ Billy Sunday

"The Book of Proverbs deals very hard blows against sluggards, and Christian ministers do well frequently to denounce the great sin of idleness, which is the mother of a huge family of sins." ~ Charles Spurgeon

"Any faith that must be supported by the evidence of the senses is not real faith." ~ Aiden Wilson Tozer

"When the Lord opens a door, walk through it. If He doesn’t, just trust." ~ Kari Jobe

"In spite of calamity, He still has a plan for me, And it's working for my good, And it's building my testimony." ~ Marvin Sapp

"The knowledge of Christ is profound and large. All other sciences are but shadows; this is a boundless, bottomless ocean. Though something of Christ be unfolded in one age, and something in another, yet eternity itself cannot full unfold him." ~ John Flavel

"All you may know of heaven or hell is within your own self." ~ Edgar Cayce

"Faith in the biblical sense is substantive, based on the knowledge that the One in whom that faith is placed has proven that He is worthy of that trust. In its essence, faith is a confidence in the person of Jesus Christ and in His power, so that even when His power does not serve my end, my confidence in Him remains because of who He is." ~ Ravi Zacharias

“You know my God. My God is called love”

"You know my God. My God is called love." ~ Mother Teresa

"God is not a 'being' removed from creation, ruling it from outside in the manner of a patriarchal ruler; God is the source of being that underlies creation and grounds its nature and future potential for continual transformative renewal in biophilic mutuality." ~ Rosemary Radford Ruether

"There is a danger in the word someday when what it means is “not this day.”...The scriptures make the danger of delay clear. It is that we may discover that we have run out of time. The God who gives us each day as a treasure will require an accounting. We will weep, and He will weep, if we have intended to repent and to serve Him in tomorrows which never came or have dreamt of yesterdays where the opportunity to act was past. This day is a precious gift of God. The thought “Someday I will” can be a thief of the opportunities of time and the blessings of eternity." ~ Henry B. Eyring

"Weak Christians are afraid of the shadow of the cross." ~ Thomas Brooks

"The best evidence of the Bible's being the word of God is to be found between its covers. It proves itself." ~ Charles Hodge

"God is present in the moment of choice, not in order to watch but in order to be chosen. Therefore, each person must choose. Terrible is the battle, in a person's innermost being, between God and the world. The crowning risk involved lies in the possession of choice." ~ Soren Kierkegaard

"I feel it is far better to begin with God, to see His face first, to get my soul near Him before it is near another. In general it is best to have at least one hour alone with God before engaging in anything else." ~ Edward McKendree Bounds

"Meditate on the horrors of Hell, which will last for eternity because of one easily-committed mortal sin. Try hard to be among the few who are chosen. Think of the eternal flames of Hell, and how few there are that are saved." ~ Benedict Joseph Labre

"You've got to be centered on Christ. It's a work of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit forms Jesus within us. No cross? No crown. No pain? No gain. No way around it - if there was a shortcut, I'd know it and I'd tell ya." ~ John Corapi

"Tonight, no matter what you're going through... backtrack and remember all the places where God has been so faithful before in your life. And know. Know with assurance. And boldness. And confidence. He is the same faithful God." ~ Lysa TerKeurst

"To be a Christian, you can’t go with the flow. You have to go by the Word of God." ~ Jim Cymbala

"He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose." ~ Jim Elliot

"Church is not an organization you join; it is a family where you belong, a home where you are loved and a hospital where you find healing." ~ Nicky Gumbel

"Let us therefore give ourselves to God with a great desire to begin to live thus, and beg Him to destroy in us the life of the world of sin, and to establish His life within us." ~ John Eudes

"Nothing puts life into men like a dying Savior." ~ Charles Spurgeon

"God makes appointments with us in our disappointments. To see the pattern we must take three steps involving the heart, the mind, and the cross" ~ Ravi Zacharias

"Revival occurs as a group of people who, on the whole, think they already know the gospel discover they do not really or fully know it, and by embracing the gospel they cross over into living faith." ~ Timothy Keller

"All self-effort is but sinking sand. Christ alone is the Rock of our salvation." ~ Henry Allen Ironside

"Upon a life I did not live, upon a death I did not die; another's life, another's death, I stake my whole eternity." ~ Horatius Bonar

"All great soul-winners have been men of much and mighty prayer, and all great revivals have been preceded and carried out by persevering, prevailing knee-work in the closet." ~ Samuel Logan Brengle

"There is no sinner in the world, however much at enmity with God, who cannot recover God's grace by recourse to Mary, and by asking her assistance." ~ Bridget of Sweden

"At the time of your examination(of sins) beware of the devil that ties your tongue." ~ Josemaria Escriva

"If ministry is not about compassion and passion, let it die." ~ Heidi Baker

"It's not complicated. Just love the one in front of you." ~ Heidi Baker

"There are days when we can bring before God...laughter of joy and gratitude. There will be other days when we can only muster a bitter, angry complaint. Be confident that God will accept whatever we lift up before him, and he will make it serve his purpose and our good." ~ Gardner C. Taylor

"If you have to be reasoned into Christianity, some wise fellow can reason you out of it! If you come to Christ by a flash of the Holy Spirit so that by intuition you know that you are God's child, you know it by the text but you also know it by the inner light, the inner illumination of the Spirit, and no one can ever reason you out of it." ~ Aiden Wilson Tozer

"We must carry Jesus in our hearts to wherever He wants to go, and there are many places to which He may never go unless we take Him to them. None of us knows when the loveliest hour of our life is striking. It may be when we take Christ for the first time to that grey office in the city where we work, to the wretched lodging of that poor man who is an outcast, to the nursery of that pampered child, to that battleship, airfield, or camp" ~ Caryll Houselander

"Pain insists upon being attended to. God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our consciences, but shouts in our pains. It is his megaphone to rouse a deaf world." ~ C. S. Lewis

"It is in struggle and service with our brothers and sisters, individually and collectively, that we find the meaning of life." ~ Jesse Jackson

"Nobody ever got anything from God on the grounds that he deserved it. Haven fallen, man deserves only punishment and death. So if God answers prayer it's because God is good. From His goodness, His lovingkindness, His good-natured benevolence, God does it! That's the source of everything." ~ Aiden Wilson Tozer

"Christmas celebrations are often full of sound. It would be good for us to make room for silence, to hear the voice of Love." ~ Pope Francis

"It may look impossible, but God can do the impossible. Just because you don’t see anything happening doesn’t mean God is not working" ~ Joel Osteen

"Prayer is my chief work, and it is by means of it that I carry on the rest." ~ Thomas Hooker

"The Bible diagnoses the cancer of all cancers and prescribes the cure of all cures." ~ Ray Comfort

"Don't waste another moment crying over what went wrong! If it wasn't a blessing - it was a lesson." ~ Paula White

"I owe everything to the gift of Pentecost. For fifty days the facts of the Gospel were complete, but no conversions were recorded. Pentecost registered three thousand souls. It is by fire that a holy passion is kindled in the soul whereby we live the life of God. The soul's safety is in its heat. Truth without enthusiasm, morality without emotion, ritual without soul, make for a Church without power." ~ Samuel Chadwick

"Our prayer cannot be reduced to an hour on Sundays. It is important to have a daily relationship with the Lord." ~ Pope Francis

"There are two kinds of beauty; there is a beauty which God gives at birth, and which withers as a flower. And there is a beauty which God grants when by His grace men are born again. That kind of beauty never vanishes but blooms eternally." ~ Abraham Kuyper

"God's reckless grace is our greatest hope." ~ Timothy Keller

"Let me remind you that this is God's universe, and He is doing things His way. You may think you have a better way, but you don't have a universe to rule." ~ J. Vernon McGee

"How we use our money is the clearest outside indicator of what we really believe. ... If someone is a true disciple of Jesus Christ, the evidence will be found in that person's everyday life - including his or her use of money." ~ Larry Burkett

"Change can be accomplished most of all through the power of prayer, because with God all things are possible." ~ Wilferd Peterson

"We are too busy to pray, and so we are too busy to have power. We have a great deal of activity, but we accomplish little; many services but few conversions; much machinery but few results." ~ R. A. Torrey

"The gospel must be preached afresh and told in new ways to each generation, since every generation has its own unique questions. The gospel must constantly be forwarded to a new address, because the recipient is repeatedly changing his place of address." ~ Helmut Thielicke

“Remember who you are and whose you are.”

"Remember who you are and whose you are." ~ Thea Bowman

"Heaven is a wonderful place and the benefits for the believer are out of this world!" ~ Billy Graham