ᐅ143+ Christian Quotes To Inspire Life, Love and Faith

"The gospel is only good news if it gets there in time." ~ Carl F. H. Henry

"The more we search for ourselves, the less likely we are to find ourselves; and the more we search for God, and to serve our fellow-men, the more profoundly will we become acquainted with ourselves, and the more inwardly assured. This is one of the great spiritual laws of life." ~ Shoghi Effendi

“Tradition is the living faith of the dead. Traditionalism is the dead faith of the living.”

"Tradition is the living faith of the dead. Traditionalism is the dead faith of the living." ~ Jaroslav Pelikan

"We should let God be the One to praise us and not praise ourselves. For God detests those who commend themselves. Let others applaud our good deeds." ~ Pope Clement I

"Father of mercy and God of all consolation, graciously look upon me and impart to me the blessing which flows from this holy Sacrament. Overshadow me with Your loving kindness, and let this divine Mystery bear fruit in me." ~ Saint Blaise

"This life is the only hell believers will ever know. But for those who die in their sins, this is their only heaven." ~ Ray Comfort

"Convictions are not merely beliefs we hold; they are those beliefs that hold us in their grip." ~ Albert Mohler

"The bottom line is pray. If you’re tired, sick, emotionally overwhelmed—pray. If you’re on cloud nine and life seems perfect—pray. If you lack direction—pray. If you doubt that prayer makes any difference—pray. If the circumstances of your life are out of your control—pray. If the circumstances of your life seem well within you’re your control—pray even harder. Whatever you do—pray." ~ Tony Evans

"A wolf is no less a wolf because he's dressed in sheepskin and the devil is no less the devil because he's dressed as an angel." ~ LeCrae

"Prayer is the opening of the heart to God as to a friend. Not that it is necessary in order to make known to God what we are, but in order to enable us to receive Him. Prayer does not bring God down to us, but brings us up to Him." ~ Ellen G. White

"Prayer-though it is often draining, even an agony-is in the long term the greatest source of power that is possible." ~ Timothy Keller

"How powerful prayer is! May we never lose the courage to say: Lord, give us your peace." ~ Pope Francis

"If I had my way, I would declare a moratorium on public preaching of 'the plan of salvation' in America for one to two years. Then I would call on everyone who has use of the airways and the pulpits to preach the holiness of God, therighteousness of God and the law of God, until sinners would cry out, 'What must we do to be saved?' Then I would take them off in a corner and whisper the gospel to them. Such drastic action is needed because we have gospel-hardened a generation of sinners by telling them how to be saved before they have any understanding why they need to be saved." ~ Paris Reidhead

"I have talked with people that have no assurance of sins forgiven. They want to feel saved before they're willing to commit themselves to Christ. But I believe that the only ones whom God actually witnesses by His Spirit are born of Him, are the people whether they say it or not, that come to Jesus Christ and say something like this: 'Lord Jesus, I'm gonna obey You and love You and serve You and do what You want me to do as long as I live even if I go to hell at the end of the road simply because You are worthy to be loved, obeyed and served. And I'm not trying to make a deal with You.'" ~ Paris Reidhead

"Holiness doesn't mean doing extraordinary things, but doing ordinary things with love and faith." ~ Pope Francis

"Liberal Catholics are the worst enemies of the Church." ~ Pope Pius IX

"Let us never give in to pessimism, to that bitterness that the devil offers us every day. Do not give in to pessimism and discouragement. We have the firm certainty that the Holy Spirit gives the Church with His mighty breath, the courage to persevere and also to seek new methods of evangelization, to bring the Gospel to the ends of the earth." ~ Pope Francis

"In this Year of Faith, we pray to the Lord that the Church may always be a true family that brings God’s love to everyone." ~ Pope Francis

"We all have in our hearts some areas of unbelief. Let us say to the Lord: I believe! Help my unbelief." ~ Pope Francis

"The presence of the Holy Spirit isthe keystone of all our hopes." ~ John Nelson Darby

"One of the greatest snares is the number of good things we might do. Jesus Christ never did the good things He might have done, He did everything He ought to do because He had His eye fixed on His Father's will and He sacrificed Himself for His Father." ~ Oswald Chambers

"Sin and grace, absence and presence, tragedy and comedy, they divide the world between them and where they meet head on, the Gospel happens." ~ Frederick Buechner

“He who has God and everything else has no more than he who has God only.”

"He who has God and everything else has no more than he who has God only." ~ C. S. Lewis

"If God were small enough to be understood, He would not be big enough to be worshipped." ~ Evelyn Underhill

"The spirit of Christ is the spirit of missions. The nearer we get to Him, the more intensely missionary we become." ~ Henry Martyn

"Truly, we have much to thank God for, but if we would be thankful, we must set our hearts to do it with a will. We grumble and complain without thought, but we must think to give thanks." ~ Samuel Logan Brengle

"Anyone, then, who desires to live chastely in Christ Jesus, must flee not only the mouse of lust, but even from its very scent." ~ Anthony of Padua

"Fellowship with God means warfare with the world." ~ Charles E. Fuller

"The Christian needs to walk in peace, so no matter what happens they will be able to bear witness to a watching world." ~ Henry Blackaby

"The Christian life does not just evolve. It also requires specific decisions and public commitments to deepen our faith and obedience." ~ Mark Galli

"Heaven goes by favor. If it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in." ~ Mark Twain

"If you judge people, you have no time to love them." ~ Mother Teresa

"For he that diligently seeketh shall find; and the mysteries of God shall be unfolded unto them, by the power of the Holy Ghost, as well in these times as in times of old as in times to come; wherefore, the course of the Lord is one eternal round" - 1 Nephi 10:19" ~ Joseph Smith, Jr.

"What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family." ~ Mother Teresa

"The greatest honor we can give Almighty God is to live gladly because of the knowledge of his love." ~ Julian of Norwich

"My argument against God was that the universe seemed so cruel and unjust. But how had I got this idea of just and unjust? A man does not call a line crooked unless he has some idea of a straight line. What was I comparing this universe with when I called it unjust?" ~ C. S. Lewis

"Yet the ivory gods, And the ebony gods, And the gods of diamond-jade, Are only silly puppet gods That people themselves Have made.-" ~ Langston Hughes

"If you are not royalty, He is not King." ~ Beth Moore

"My faith in Christ is central to my life. My conversion from a pessimistic atheist lost in a world I didn't understand, to an optimistic believer in a universe created and sustained by a loving God is crucial to me. But following Christ does not mean following His followers. Christ is infinitely more important than Christianity and always will be, no matter what Christianity is, has been, or might become." ~ Anne Rice

"Let your cares drive you to God. I shall not mind if you have many of them if each one leads you to prayer. If every fret makes you lean more on the Beloved, it will be a benefit." ~ Charles Spurgeon

"When you acknowledge God, He will go before you and make the crooked places straight." ~ Joel Osteen

"Strive to make every person feel special. After all, every person you meet is made in the image of God." ~ Joel Osteen

"You matter because you are you, and you matter to the end of your life. We will do all we can not only to help you die peacefully, but also to live until you die." ~ Cicely Saunders

"When God gets ready to shake America, He may not take the Ph.D. and the D.D. God may choose a country boy ... God may choose the man that no one knows, a little nobody, to shake America for Jesus Christ in this day, and I pray that He would!" ~ Billy Graham

"The saints must be honored as friends of Christ and children and heirs of God. Let us carefully observe the manner of life of all the apostles, martyrs, ascetics, and just men who announced the coming of the Lord. And let us emulate their faith, charity, hope, zeal, life, patience under suffering, and perseverance unto death so that we may also share their crowns of glory." ~ John of Damascus

"The crowning evidence that he lives is not a vacant grave, but a spirit-filled fellowship. Not a rolled-away stone, but a carried-away church." ~ Clarence Jordan

"Open your heart and invite God into every circumstance because when God enters the scene, miracles happen." ~ Victoria Osteen

"From the Cross, Christ teaches us to love even those who do not love us." ~ Pope Francis

"As believers, you don't need to pray for a new heart, you need to pray for a new head." ~ Andrew Wommack

"The Lord's appearing, His coming back, is a warning, an encouragement, and an incentive to us; we should love His appearing and look forward to it with earnest expectation and joy." ~ Witness Lee

"Did Christ finish His work for us? Then there can be no doubt but He will also finish His work in us." ~ John Flavel

"Service is not something we endure on this earth so we can earn the right to live in the celestial kingdom. Service is the very fiber of which an exalted life in the celestial kingdom is made." ~ Marion G. Romney

"The more I considered Christianity, the more I found that while it had established a rule and order, the chief aim of that order was to give room for good things to run wild." ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton

"There is a marvelous story of a man who once stood before God, his heart breaking from the pain and injustice in the world. "Dear God." he cried out, "look at all the suffering, the anguish and distress in your world. Why don't you send help?" God responded,"I did send help. I sent you." When we tell our children that story, we must tell them that each one of them was sent to help repair the broken world-and that it is not the task of an instant or of a year, but of a lifetime." ~ David Wolpe

"If we repeatedly read the Bible without the help of the Holy Spirit, it tends to reinforce our own prejudices and rock-hard doctrinal positions. We end up merely finding ammunition for what we already believe. We become so spiritually proud, so convinced of our own positions, that the Spirit is hindered in helping us to grow in the things of God." ~ Jim Cymbala

"Our children do not need a makeover, they just need to be understood. If you understand their emotional needs now, you can save them a lifetime of searching for what they never had as a child." ~ Florence Littauer

"It's so funny being a Christian musician. It always scares me when people think so highly of Christian music, Contemporary Christian music especially. Because I kinda go, I know a lot of us, and we don't know jack about anything. Not that I don't want you to buy our records and come to our concerts. I sure do. But you should come for entertainment. If you really want spiritual nourishment, you should go to church... you should read the Scriptures." ~ Rich Mullins

"We are debtors to every man to give him the gospel in the same measure in which we have received it." ~ Phineas F. Bresee

"Within the Scripture there is a balm for every wound, a salve for every sore." ~ Charles Spurgeon

"Treat everyone you meet as if they have infinite value because in God’s eyes they do" ~ Joyce Meyer

"We must pray without tiring, for the salvation of mankind does not depend upon material success . . . but on Jesus alone." ~ Frances Xavier Cabrini

"Sin is not wrong doing, it is wrong BEING, deliberate and emphatic independence of God." ~ Oswald Chambers

"If my ruling disposition is self-interest, I perceive that everything that happens to me is always for or against my self-interest; if, on the other hand, my ruling disposition is obedience to God, I perceive Him to be at work for my perfecting in everything that happens to me." ~ Oswald Chambers

"The persons you long for, who have gone to heaven before you, will be waiting for you when you die. They will be ready to comfort you and escort you to heaven." ~ Howard Storm

"The mark of a life governed by the Holy Spirit is that such a life is continually and ever more and more occupied with Christ, that Christ becomes greater and greater as time goes on." ~ Theodore Austin-Sparks

"Holiness is not some lofty experience, unattainable except to those who can leap the stars, but it is rather a lowly experience, which lowly people in the lowly walks of life can share with Jesus, by letting His mind be in them." ~ Samuel Logan Brengle

"Of course you'll encounter trouble. But behold a God of power who can take any evil and turn it into a door of hope." ~ Catherine Marshall

"For too long, we’ve called unbelievers to “invite Jesus into your life.” Jesus doesn’t want to be in your life. Your life is a wreck. Jesus calls you into his life. And his life isn’t boring or purposeless or static. It’s wild and exhilarating and unpredictable." ~ Russell D. Moore

"The world has no idea how much it owes to the presence of righteous men in it." ~ F. F. Bruce

"A revival almost always begins among the laity. The ecclesiastical leaders seldom welcome reformation. History repeats itself. The present leaders are too comfortably situated as a rule to desire innovation that might require sacrifice on their part. And God's fire only falls on sacrifice. An empty altar receives no fire!" ~ Frank Bartleman

"The evidence for the resurrection is better than for claimed miracles in any other religion. It's outstandingly different in quality and quantity." ~ Antony Flew

"As a Christian, you ought to be less concerned about where God is bringing you out from, rather, focus on where He's taking you to." ~ Chris Oyakhilome

"It is only by a total death to self we can be lost in God." ~ Jeanne Marie Bouvier de la Motte Guyon

"Too many Christians live their Christian lives inside their heads; it never gets out through hands and feet and lips." ~ Vance Havner

"One is sometimes glad not to be a great theologian; one might easily mistake it for being a good Christian." ~ C. S. Lewis

"The man who can get believers to praying would, under God, usher in the greatest revival that the world has ever known." ~ Leonard Ravenhill

"God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers." ~ Rudyard Kipling

"I remember my mother's prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life." ~ Abraham Lincoln

"When I pray for another person, I am praying for God to open my eyes so that I can see that person as God does, and then enter into the stream of love that God already directs toward that person." ~ Philip Yancey

"We don't get to decide who God is." ~ Francis Chan

"When it's hard and you are doubtful, give more." ~ Francis Chan

"God is not a celestial prison warden jangling the keys on a bunch of lifers--he's a shepherd seeking for sheep, a woman searching for coins, a father waiting for his son." ~ Clarence Jordan

"True love blooms when we care more about another person than we care about ourselves. That is Christ's great atoning example for us, and it ought to be more evident in the kindness we show, the respect we give, and the selflessness and courtesy we employ in our personal relationships." ~ Jeffrey R. Holland

"Encourage everyone you meet with a smile or compliment. Make them feel better when you leave their presence and they will always be glad to see you coming." ~ Joyce Meyer

"We are not responsible to God for the soul that are saved, but we are responsible for the Gospel that is preached, and for the way in which we preach it" ~ Charles Spurgeon

"The wizard [of Oz] says look inside yourself and find self. God says look inside yourself and find [the Holy Spirit]. The first will get you to Kansas. The latter will get you to heaven. Take your pick." ~ Max Lucado

"God is the one who satisfies the passion for justice, the longing for spirituality, the hunger for relationship, the yearning for beauty. And God, the true God, is the God we see in Jesus of Nazareth, Israel's Messiah, the world's true Lord." ~ N. T. Wright

"Remember: He WANTS your fellowship, and He has done everything possible to make it a reality. He has forgiven your sins, at the cost of His own dear Son. He has given you His Word, and the priceless privilege of prayer and worship." ~ Billy Graham

"For the essence of sin is man substituting himself for God [Gen. 3:1-7], while the essence of salvation is God substituting himself for man [2 Cor. 5:21]. Man asserts himself against God and puts himself where only God deserves to be; God sacrifices himself for man and puts himself where only man deserves to be." ~ John Stott

"Confession heals, confession justifies, confession grants pardon of sin, all hope consists in confession; in confession there is a chance for mercy." ~ Isidore of Seville

"Christ is to be answerable for all those that are given to Him, at the last day, and therefore we need not doubt but that He will certainly employ all the power of His Godhead to secure and save all those that He must be accountable for. Christ's charge and care of these that are given to Him, extends even to the very day of their resurrection, that He may not so much as lose their dust, but gather it together again, and raise it up in glory to be a proof of His fidelity; for, saith He, "I shall lose nothing, but raise it up again at the last day."" ~ Thomas Brooks

"So I'll cherish the old rugged cross, Till my trophies at last I lay down; I will cling to the old rugged cross, And exchange it some day for a crown." ~ George Bennard

"Peace is not automatic. It is a gift of the grace of God. It comes when hearts are exposed to the love of Christ. But this always costs something. For the love of Christ was demonstrated through suffering and those who experience that love can never put it into practice without some cost." ~ Festo Kivengere

"Live for today, but hold your hands open to tomorrow. Anticipate the future and its changes with joy. There is a seed of God's love in every event, every unpleasant situation in which you may find yourself." ~ Barbara Johnson

"Don't ever hesitate to take to [God] whatever is on your heart. He already knows it anyway, but He doesn't want you to bear its pain or celebrate its joy alone." ~ Billy Graham

"The concept of substitution lies at the heart of both sin and salvation. For the essence of sin is man substituting himself for God, while the essence of salvation is God substituting himself for man." ~ John Stott

"Every child who, rather than being born, is condemned unjustly to being aborted, bears the face of Jesus Christ, bears the face of the Lord, who even before he was born, and then just after birth, experienced the world’s rejection. And every elderly person…even if he is ill or at the end of his days, bears the face of Christ. They cannot be discarded, as the ‘culture of waste’ suggests!" ~ Pope Francis

“Let us pray for peace: peace in the world and in each of our hearts.

"Let us pray for peace: peace in the world and in each of our hearts." ~ Pope Francis

"Dear young people, don't be afraid to marry. A faithful and fruitful marriage will bring you happiness." ~ Pope Francis

"The gospel comprises indeed, and unfolds, the whole mystery of mans redemption, as far forth as it is necessary to be known for our salvation." ~ Robert Boyle

"I urge our people everywhere, with all of the persuasiveness of which I am capable, to live worthy to hold a temple recommend, to secure one and regard it as a precious asset, and to make a greater effort to go to the House of the Lord and partake of the spirit and the blessings to be had therein." ~ Gordon B. Hinckley

“The Church exists by mission, just as a fire exists by burning. Where there

"The Church exists by mission, just as a fire exists by burning. Where there is no mission there is no Church; and where there is neither Church nor mission, there is no faith." ~ Emil Brunner

"I went to a psychologist friend and said if 500 people claimed to see Jesus after he died, it was just a hallucination. He said hallucinations are an individual event. If 500 people have the same hallucination, that's a bigger miracle than the resurrection." ~ Lee Strobel

"We [should not] make the mistake of thinking that marriage will provide the ultimate satisfaction for which we all hunger. To assume so would be to be guilty of blasphemy. Only God satisfies the hungry heart. Marriage is but one of the channels He uses to enable us to taste how deeply satisfying His thirst-quenching grace can be." ~ Sinclair B. Ferguson

"How often God takes away our consolations, that we may only love Him for Himself; and reveals our sinfulness, that we may better appreciate the completeness of his salvation!" ~ F.B. Meyer

"The chief danger of the Church today is that it is trying to get on the same side as the world, instead of turning the world upside down. Our Master expects us to accomplish results, even if they bring opposition and conflict. Anything is better than compromise, apathy, and paralysis.  God give to us an intense cry for the old-time power of the Gospel and the Holy Ghost!" ~ A. B. Simpson

"There is no more lovely, friendly and charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage." ~ Martin Luther

"Anytime we step out boldly to make changes, we take a chance that we might fail. But the only way to get better is to try." ~ Joyce Meyer

"I talk to God but the sky is empty." ~ Sylvia Plath

"If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one." ~ Mother Teresa

"The anointing of the Holy Spirit is given to illuminate His Word, to open the Scriptures, and to place the spiritual man in direct communication with the mind of God." ~ Charles Fox Parham

"To err is human, to forgive is divine." ~ Helen Prejean

"When someone steals another's clothes, we call them a thief. Should we not give the same name to one who could clothe the naked and does not? The bread in your cupboard belongs to the hungry; the coat unused in your closet belongs to the one who needs it; the shoes rotting in your closet belong to the one who has no shoes; the money which you hoard up belongs to the poor." ~ Saint Basil

"I have not been able to find a single useful institution which has not been founded either by an intensely religious man or by the son of a praying father or a praying mother. I have made the statement before the chambers of commerce of all the largest cities of the country and have asked them to bring forward a case that is an exception to this rule. Thus far, I have not heard of a single one." ~ Roger Babson

"You cannot go outside of A and Z in the realm of literature; likewise Christ Jesus is First and Last of God's new creation, and all that is in between; you cannot get outside of that." ~ Theodore Austin-Sparks

"Hang that question up in your houses, "What would Jesus do?" and then think of another, "How would Jesus do it?" for what he would do, and how he would do it, may always stand as the best guide to us." ~ Charles Spurgeon

“Our praying, to be strong, must be buttressed by holy living. The life of faith perfects the

"Our praying, to be strong, must be buttressed by holy living. The life of faith perfects the prayer of faith." ~ Edward McKendree Bounds

"Give us, O God, the vision which can see Your love in the world in spite of human failure. Give us the faith to trust Your goodness in spite of our ignorance and weakness. Give us the knowledge that we may continue to pray with understanding hearts. And show us what each one of us can do to set forward the coming of the day of universal peace." ~ Frank Borman

"I do not believe that one can earnestly seek and find the priceless treasure of God's call without a devout prayer life. That is where God speaks. The purpose of prayer and of God's call in your life is not to make you number one in the world's eyes, but to make him number one in your life. We must be willing to be outshone while shining for God. We hear very little about being smaller in our own self-estimate." ~ Ravi Zacharias

"The cross stands as a mystery because it is foreign to everything we exalt- self over principle, power over meekness, the quick fix over the long haul, cover-up over confession, escapism over confrontation, conform over sacrifice, feeling over commitment, legality over justice, the body over the spirit, anger over forgiveness, man over God." ~ Ravi Zacharias

"If heaven were by merit, it would never be heaven to me, for if I were in it I should say, "I am sure I am here by mistake; I am sure this is not my place; I have no claim to it." But if it be of grace and not of works, then we may walk into heaven with boldness." ~ Charles Spurgeon

"When once men recognize, both in private and in public life, that Christ is King, society will at last receive the great blessings of real liberty, well-ordered discipline, peace and harmony." ~ Pope Pius XI

"What does this word holiness really mean? Is it a negative kind of piety from which so many people have shied away? No, of course not! Holiness in the Bible means moral wholeness-- a positive quality which actually includes kindness, mercy, purity, moral blamelessness and godliness. It is always to be thought of in a positive, white intensity of degree." ~ Aiden Wilson Tozer

"The Holy Bible is like a mirror before our mind's eye. In it we see our inner face. From the Scriptures we can learn our spiritual deformities and beauties. And there too we discover the progress we are making and how far we are from perfection." ~ Pope Gregory I

"If you face a challenging task from God today, ask yourself, "How would Jesus handle this?" Then go and do the same." ~ David Jeremiah

"Your job isn't to judge. - Your job isn't to figure out if someone deserves something or decide who is right or wrong. - Your job is to lift the fallen, restore the broken, and heal the hurting." ~ Joel Osteen

"God knows best. We can trust Him with our lives as well as our eternal souls. He does not take something from us without filling that spot with something just as good--- and because it's from Him, even much better" ~ Janette Oke

"We have a dangerous trend beginning to take place in our education. We're starting to put more and more textbooks into our schools. We've become accustomed of late of putting little books into the hands of children, containing fables and moral lessons. We're spending less time in the classroom on the Bible, which should be the principal text in our schools. The Bible states these great moral lessons better than any other man-made book." ~ Fisher Ames

"Behold in faith the sinless, spotless Lamb of God as having already borne that weight, as having suffered for those sins, as having died for those transgressions, and accept the precious truth that it was God's eternal love that laid them all on Jesus, and that nothing is left for you to do but to believe in Jesus, that He saves to the uttermost all that come unto God by Him." ~ Octavius Winslow

"Unbroken companionship helps us hear His instruction so then we can see His direction. We must not seek direction before obeying His instruction." ~ Lysa TerKeurst

"Everything I do and say tells a story of who I am serving. If I am acting out of anger and spite, I am serving the father of darkness and spreading his darkness. If I am honoring to the Lord with my actions, I am serving to further the name of Jesus and spreading His light." ~ Lysa TerKeurst

"If you desire to please God with the decision you make and afterward it proves to be a mistake, it’s an error not an end." ~ Lysa TerKeurst

"The Bible is worth all the other books which have ever been printed." ~ Patrick Henry

"The universe is wired with the electricity of God, & each of us is a lamp. It doesn't matter the size or shape of the lamp; it only matters that the lamp is plugged in. With every prayer, every thought of forgiveness, every meditation, every act of love, we plug in. The more of us who plug in, to more the darkness of the world will be cast from our midst. Today, let's all increase love's wattage!" ~ Marianne Williamson

"Earth is so thick with divine possibility that it is a wonder we can walk anywhere without cracking our shins on altars." ~ Barbara Brown Taylor

"The main characteristic which is the proof of the indwelling Spirit is an amazing tenderness in personal dealing, and a blazing truthfulness with regard to God's Word." ~ Oswald Chambers

"Where our work is, there let our joy be." ~ Tertullian

"Do not entertain the notion that you ought to advance in your prayer. If you do, you will only find you have put on the brake instead of the acceleration. All real progress in spiritual things comes gently, imperceptibly, and is the work of God. Our crude efforts spoil it. Know yourself for the childish, limited and dependent soul you are. Remember that the only growth which matters happens without our knowledge and that trying to stretch ourselves is both dangerous and silly. Think of the Infinite Goodness, never of your own state." ~ Evelyn Underhill

"Dear lost sinner, if you are a wicked sinner, yet you do not have to die and go to Hell forever. If you are a criminal or a harlot, a blasphemer, a drunkard, a convict, or a dope fiend, God does not want you to go to Hell. People do not go to Hell simply because they are sinners. Rather they go because they will not repent of their sins! If you today will confess your sins to God, and in your poor, helpless heart, will, as far as you know how, turn away from your sin, God will have mercy and will forgive and save." ~ John R. Rice

"Although the sovereignty of God is universal and absolute, it is not the sovereignty of blind power. It is coupled with infinite wisdom, holiness and love. And this doctrine, when properly understood, is a most comforting and reassuring one. Who would not prefer to have his affairs in the hands of a God of infinite power, wisdom, holiness and love, rather than to have them left to fate, or chance, or irrevocable natural law, or to short-sighted and perverted self? Those who reject God's sovereignty should consider what alternatives they have left." ~ Loraine Boettner

"We see that it is not the task of Christianity to provide easy answers to every question, but to make us progressively aware of a mystery. God is not so much the object of our knowledge as the cause of our wonder." ~ Kallistos Ware

"God is bigger than time, dates, and appointments. He wants you to move through this day with a quiet heart, an inward assurance that He is in control, a peaceful certainty that your life is in His hands, a deep trust in His plan and purposes, and a thankful disposition, toward all that He allows. He wants you to put your faith in Him, not in a timetable. He wants you to wait on Him and wait for Him. In His perfect way He will put everything together, see to every detail... arrange every circumstance... and order every step to bring to pass what He has for you." ~ Roy Lessin

"While travelling near Tampa, Florida I passed the "Jehovah's Witness Assembly Hall" and was struck by the fact that that must be where they make them." ~ Gene Spafford

"If God is for us, who can be against us?" ~ Paul the Apostle

"I have faith that the Constitution will be saved as prophesied by Joseph Smith. It will be saved by the righteous citizens of this nation who love and cherish freedom. It will be saved by enlightened members of this Church-among others-men and women who understand and abide the principles of the Constitution....I testify that the God of heaven sent some of His choicest spirits to lay the foundation of this government, and He has now sent other choice spirits to help preserve it." ~ Ezra Taft Benson

"The Jews are a nervous people. Nineteen centuries of Christian love have taken a toll." ~ Benjamin Disraeli

"Christians should be the boldest people in the world-not cocky and sure of ourselves, but sure of Him." ~ Aiden Wilson Tozer

"You will never be saved against your will; God drags nobody to heaven by the ears." ~ Charles Spurgeon

"A Christian isn't necessarily any nicer than anybody else, just better informed." ~ Frederick Buechner

"There is a principle which is pure, placed in the human mind, which in different places and ages hath had different names. It is, however, pure and proceeds from God. It is deep and inward, confined to no forms of religion nor excluded from any, where the heart stands in perfect sincerity. In whomsoever this takes root and grows, of what nation soever, they become brethren in the best sense of the expression." ~ John Woolman

"When Satan cannot get a great sin in he will let a little one in, like the thief who goes and finds shutters all coated with iron and bolted inside. At last he sees a little window in a chamber. He cannot get in, so he puts a little boy in, that he may go round and open the back door. So the devil has always his little sins to carry about with him to go and open back doors for him, and we let one in and say, 'O, it is only a little one.' Yes, but how that little one becomes the ruin of the entire man!" ~ Charles Spurgeon

"Let this be to you the mark of true gospel preaching - where Christ is everything, and the creature is nothing; where it is salvation all of grace, through the work of the Holy Spirit applying to the soul the precious blood of Jesus." ~ Charles Spurgeon

"Our central job is not to solve the world’s problems. Our job is to draw our entire life from Christ and manifest that life to others. Nothing could be simpler—and nothing could be more challenging." ~ Gregory A. Boyd

"At this very moment, God’s working behind the scenes in your life, arranging things in your favor. Stay in faith!" ~ Joel Osteen

"When we were little, we kept close to our mother in a dark alley or if dogs barked at us. Now, when we feel temptations of the flesh, we should run to the side of our Mother in Heaven, by realizing how she is to us, and by means of aspirations. She will defend us and lead us to the light." ~ Josemaria Escriva

"God doesn’t care what you’re not. He cares who you are. You are His, you come from the Master, and when He adds His extra to your ordinary and His super to your natural, nothing is impossible for you." ~ Joel Osteen

"Ask God to give you the strength to endure, and rest assured, He will take care of you." ~ Joel Osteen

"On the last day, Jesus will look us over not for medals, diplomas, or honors, but for scars." ~ Brennan Manning

"I heard a loud noise in the heavens, and the Spirit instantly appeared to me and said the Serpent was loosened, and Christ had laid down the yoke he had borne for the sins of men, and that I should take it on and fight against the Serpent, for the time was fast approaching when the first should be last and the last should be first." ~ Nat Turner

"Christianity is realistic because it says that if there is no truth, there is also no hope; and there can be no truth if there is no adequate base. It is prepared to face the consequences of being proved false and say with Paul: If you find the body of Christ, the discussion is finished, let us eat and drink for tomorrow we die. It leaves absolutely no room for a romantic answer." ~ Francis Schaeffer

"A man rejects God neither because of intellectual demands nor because of the scarcity of evidence. A man rejects God because of a moral resistance that refuses to admit his need for God." ~ Ravi Zacharias

"Like a child who suddenly stops sobbing when he is clasped in the arms of his mother, such will be the grip of heaven upon our souls." ~ Ravi Zacharias

"I've come to view Jesus much the way I view Elvis. I love the guy but the fan clubs really freak me out." ~ John Fugelsang

"Give me an army saying the Rosary and I will conquer the world." ~ Pope Pius IX

"Whoever uncouples the religious and the social life has not understood Jesus. Whoever sets any bounds for the reconstructive power of the religious life over the social relations and institutions of men, to that extent denies the faith of the Master." ~ Walter Rauschenbusch

"I read in a book that a man called Christ went about doing good. It is very disconcerting to me that I am so easily satisfied with just going about." ~ Toyohiko Kagawa

"We declare, assert, define and pronounce to be subject to the Roman Pontiff is to every creature altogether necessary for salvation… I have the authority of the King of Kings. I am all in all, and above all, so that God Himself and I, the Vicar of Christ, have but one consistory, and I am able to do almost all that God can do. What therefore, can you make of me but God?" ~ Pope Boniface VIII

"Do you wish to be free? Then above all things, love God, love your neighbor, love one another, love the common weal; then you will have true liberty." ~ Girolamo Savonarola

"Sometimes we make the mistake of thinking God uses only 'special' people the strong, the intelligent, the beautiful. We don't think He has a place for the rest of us. We are so wrong!" ~ Chuck Smith

"Confusion is a gift from God. Those times when you feel most desperate for a solution, sit. Wait. The information will become clear. The confusion is there to guide you. Seek detachment and become the producer of your life." ~ RZA

"I believe passionately that Christianity is a way of life, not a theological system with which one must be in intellectual agreement. I feel that Christ would admit into discipleship anyone who sincerely desired to follow him, and allow that disciple to make his creed out of his experience; to listen, to consider, to pray, to follow, and ultimately to believe only those convictions about which the experience of fellowship made him sure." ~ Leslie Weatherhead

"The infallible test of spiritual integrity, Jesus says, is your private prayer life." ~ Timothy Keller

"Do not be discouraged on account of the greatness of the work; only be humble and faithful. . . . He who scattered Israel has promised to gather them; therefore inasmuch as you are to be instrumental in this great work, He will endow you with power, wisdom, might, and intelligence, and every qualification necessary." ~ Joseph Smith, Jr.

"For one pain endured with joy, we shall love the good God more forever." ~ Therese of Lisieux

"Forgiveness involves pardon. Basically, that is like erasing their offenses toward us from a marking board. We immediately wash their offenses away like a wave washing away a message in the sand. Second, forgiveness involves caring for the offending person because most people who offend us have something in their own heart that needs healing. When we forgive others, they are released from our anger and we are healed by God." ~ Gary Smalley

"Heaven is populated entirely by forgiven sinners" ~ Robert Farrar Capon

"All these people, all these things came into my life, and they're all blessings from God. And now that I look back, I realize that these are His fingerprints all over my story." ~ Jeremy Lin

"Lord, may I think what you want me to think. May I desire what you want me to desire. May I speak as you want me to speak. May I work as you want me to work." ~ Pedro Poveda Castroverde

"Jesus Christ is the most famous Jew of all time, but is today remembered as a Christian. Surprisingly, the Jewish community has accepted this distortion of history, and tends to regard Jesus as an apostate. How odd that the Jews would accept a Christian version of one of their brethren rather than seeking to discover the man entombed beneath the myth." ~ Shmuley Boteach

"What gives the Word of God authority is simply the fact that it is the word of God!" ~ Vance Havner

"When we share Christ, the Truth behind our transformation, we are offering people an opportunity to be transformed." ~ David Jeremiah

"Missions is not the ultimate goal of the church. Worship is. Missions exists because worship doesn't." ~ John Piper

"God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks to us in our conscience, but shouts in our pains." ~ C. S. Lewis

"Jesus didn't come to make us Christian. Jesus came to make us fully human." ~ Hans Rookmaaker

"The true Christian loves his Savior with his whole heart and wants nothing to do with the sin that nailed his Redeemer to the cross." ~ Kirk Cameron

"I believe in Islam. I am a Muslim and there is nothing wrong with being a Muslim, nothing wrong with the religion of Islam. It just teaches us to believe in Allah as the God. Those of you who are Christian probably believe in the same God, because I think you believe in the God Who created the universe. That's the One we believe in, the One Who created universe - the only difference being you call Him God and we call Him Allah. The Jews call Him Jehovah. If you could understand Hebrew, you would probably call Him Jehovah too. If you could understand Arabic, you would probably call Him Allah." ~ Malcolm X

"If sound doctrine is given up, the real Gospel of redemption by the blood of the Son of God is denied, worldliness follows." ~ Arno C. Gaebelein

"Release your problem to God with a prayer that the answer will come in its own good time and place. Hold the attitude of faith and expectancy, knowing that God has all the answers, that His knowledge is limitless and can never be exhausted." ~ Wilferd Peterson

"To the Christian death is the exchanging of a tent for a building." ~ Billy Graham

"Don't ever come to church without coming as though it were the first time, as though it could be the best time, and as though it could be the last time." ~ Vance Havner

"Most people would not want to live where there are no churches but many people live as though there were no churches." ~ Vance Havner

"It is not our business to make the message acceptable, but to make it available. We are not to see that they like it, but that they get it." ~ Vance Havner

“If you see a Bible that is falling apart, it probably belongs to someone who isn’t!”

"If you see a Bible that is falling apart, it probably belongs to someone who isn't!" ~ Vance Havner

"When the Lord's white sheep become dirty gray, all black sheep feel more comfortable." ~ Vance Havner

"No life is great that does not point to Christ." ~ Vance Havner

"Before we can strengthen believers or win the lost, we must be converted from the self-life to the Christ-life. . . "Not I, but Christ."" ~ Vance Havner

"I began to see my life and each breath I am given as a living prayer to God and a way to pray for others for our world." ~ Mary C. Neal

"Jesus set us free to live the abundant life by being all that He has created us to be and accomplishing all that He has planned for us to do." ~ Sharon Jaynes

"A revival is the church falling in love with Jesus Christ all over again." ~ Vance Havner

"Too many Christians want to change the world not because they love the world but because they hate the world" ~ Leonard Sweet

"Do we accustom ourselves to see all things in the light of faith? Do we correct all our judgments by it? Alas! The greater part of Christians think and act like mere heathens; if we judge (as we justly may) of their faith by their practice, we must conclude they have no faith at all." ~ Francois Fenelon

"We know that prayer in and of itself cannot save us, but carrying it out before God can. For when the Lord's eyes are upon us He sanctifies us, as the sun warms everything upon which it shines." ~ Gregory Palamas

"The Church is the dwelling place of God in the Person of the Holy Ghost. Where the Church thrives, people are blessed and progress is evident. Where there is no Church, people feed their babies to crocodiles and roam naked in the jungles." ~ Oliver B. Greene

"God created us with an overwhelming desire to soar. Our desire to develop and use every ounce of potential He's placed in us is not egotistical. He designed us to be tremendously productive and "to mount up with wings like eagles," realistically dreaming of what He can do with our potential." ~ Carol Kent

"The practical effect of Christianity is happiness, therefore let it be spread abroad everywhere!" ~ Charles Spurgeon

“God is no further from you on your worst day than He is on your best day.

"God is no further from you on your worst day than He is on your best day. Just open your heart to receive Him and His love." ~ David Jeremiah

"Yes, I believe you can be right with God and still not like the way some people behave. Our admonition is to love them in a larger and more comprehensive way because we are all one in Christ Jesus. This kind of love is indeed a Christian virtue!" ~ Aiden Wilson Tozer

"Prayer is as mighty as God, because He has committed Himself to answer it." ~ Leonard Ravenhill

"Total surrender to the will of God actually is sacrificing oneself as a burnt offering to God. The proof of this state is dying to oneself, - to one's own opinions, wishes and feelings or tastes, in order to live by Divine intellect, in conformity with the Divine will and in partaking of God. In the forefront of this endeavor is our Lord and Savior. He surrendered the whole of Himself to God the Father, and us in Himself, 'For we are members of His body, of His flesh, and of His bones' (Eph. 5:30). So let us hasten in His footsteps?" ~ Lorenzo Scupoli

"If you feel besieged by life today, lean on the God of peace - the God of hope and the future. The same God who has a plan for Israel has a plan for you. Trust that He will direct your path." ~ David Jeremiah

“The worst kind of sin is not to acknowledge that you are sinful.”

"The worst kind of sin is not to acknowledge that you are sinful." ~ Caesarius of Arles

"What seems over your head is always under His feet." ~ Johnny Hunt

"Pride takes many forms, but spiritual pride is the most grievous. To become proud of spiritual gifts or leadership position is to forget that all we have is from God, all the position we occupy is God's appointment." ~ J. Oswald Sanders

"When we work, we work. When we pray, God works." ~ Hudson Taylor

"In this age of space flight, when we use the modern tools of science to advance into new regions of human activity, the Bible... remains in every way an up-to-date book. Our knowledge and use of the laws of nature that enable us to fly to the Moon also enable us to destroy our home planet with the atom bomb. Science itself does not address the question whether we should use the power at our disposal for good or for evil. The guidelines of what we ought to do are furnished in the moral law of God." ~ Wernher von Braun

"Christian witness is concrete: words without actions are empty." ~ Pope Francis

"Pure love ... knows that only one thing is needed to please God: to do even the smallest things out of great love - love, and always love." ~ Mary Faustina Kowalska

"It is a fraud of the Christian system to call the sciences human invention; it is only the application of them that is human." ~ Thomas Paine

"The Christian life is the life of the Lord Jesus Christ lived two thousand years ago, lived now by Him in you!" ~ W. Ian Thomas

"Christianity teaches that when man sinned, God opted for forgiveness rather than fairness. He opted for grace and mercy rather than justice." ~ Andy Stanley

"The Christian life that is joyless is a discredit to God and a disgrace to itself." ~ Maltbie Davenport Babcock

"Christians and camels receive their burdens kneeling." ~ Ambrose Bierce

"A Christian is one who rejoices in the superiority of a rival." ~ Edwin Booth

"God's deepest secrets often miss the wise and prudent and are revealed unto babes. We say, "Children, be like your parents." Jesus said, "Parents, be like your children."" ~ Vance Havner

"Cherish your family connections. They are one of God's greatest ways of demonstrating his love and fellowship." ~ Norman Vincent Peale

"To know and experience what God can do, we must first realize and acknowledge what we cannot do. We must get our eyes off of ourselves and our limited ability, and totally onto Him and His infinite power." ~ Joyce Meyer

"The man who will present Christ to others must be occupied with Christ for Himself." ~ Charles Henry Mackintosh

"What we have in Christ Jesus-Redemption through His blood is the beginning and foundation of everything." ~ Charles Henry Mackintosh

"How to Stay Christian in Seminary should be placed in the hands of every first-year seminarian. It provides a much-needed balance as they navigate the beautiful but treacherous waters of a seminary education. I plan to use this powerful little book with great profit for my students in the years ahead." ~ Daniel L. Akin

"Methinks sometimes I have no more wit than a Christian." ~ William Shakespeare

"No reasonable man, much less a Christian, can or should take part in the efforts of Communists and Socialists" ~ C. F. W. Walther

"The early Christians' opponents all accepted that Jesus existed, taught, had disciples, worked miracles, and was put to death on a Roman cross. As in our day, debate and disagreement centred largely not on the story but on the significance of Jesus. Today nearly all historians, whether Christians or not, accept that Jesus existed and that the gospels contain plenty of valuable evidence which has to be weighed and assessed critically." ~ Graham Stanton

"Becoming mature Christians will require the sovereign work of God. Only God can save and sanctify. Still, God uses men and means. Certainly we as parents must seek to bring our children to Jesus Christ for salvation. But salvation is not the end of the journey. It is only the beginning. The destination toward which we are headed with our children is nothing less than maturity in Christ." ~ Wayne Mack

"If the words of God are uttered merely as verbal expressions, and their message is not rooted in the virtuous way of life of those who utter them, they will not be heard. But if they are uttered through the practice of the commandments, their sound has such power that they dissolve the demons and dispose men eagerly to build their hearts into temples of God through making progress in works of righteousness." ~ Maximus the Confessor

"Just as the light of the sun attracts a healthy eye, so through love knowledge of God naturally draws to itself a pure intellect." ~ Maximus the Confessor

"When a church is truly convinced that prayer is where the action is, that church will so construct its corporate activities that the prayer program will have the highest priority." ~ Paul Billheimer

"If we don't discipline ourselves, God will make certain we are disciplined by others." ~ Jamie Buckingham

"A heartless Christian must be a terrible grief to our Lord." ~ Oswald Chambers

"When contrasted with the much longer time that life has been present, the course of Christianity thus far is but a brief moment." ~ Kenneth Scott Latourette

"Christianity affects your whole life. I feel I'm more competitive, a better player, but off the field is where there is always a battle." ~ Barry Sanders

"The certain mark by which a Christian community can be recognized is the preaching of the gospel in its purity." ~ Martin Luther

"Prayer does not change God, it changes us. It deepens insight, increases intuitive perception, expands consciousness. It transforms personality." ~ Wilferd Peterson

"I myself am a Buddhist, not a Christian. But I cannot help but think that if Christ ran a public establishment, it would be open to all, and He would be the last to refuse service to anyone. It is, simply put, the most un-Christian of notions." ~ George Takei

"The Christian who desires to follow Jesus carrying his cross must bear in mind that the name "Christian" means "learner or imitator of Christ" and that if he wishes to bear that noble title worthily he must above all do as Christ charges us in the Gospel: We must oppose or deny ourselves, take up the cross, and follow him." ~ Anthony Mary Claret

"I'm a Christian. But Muslims are misunderstood. Intentionally misunderstood. We should all be more like them." ~ Bill Cosby

"In our laws...by the oath which they prescribe, we appeal to the Supreme Being so to deal with us hereafter as we observe the obligation of our oaths. The Pagan world...are without the mighty influence of this principle which is proclaimed in the Christian system." ~ Rufus King

"Where will you find any code of laws among civilized men in which the commands and prohibitions are not founded on Christian principles? I need not specify the prohibition of murder, robbery, theft, trespass." ~ Noah Webster

"I went to an all-girls' Christian convent school run by nuns. It was fun, but when I was 15, I said, 'Mum, that's it - I need to go where there are some boys.'" ~ Freida Pinto

"Well, I am a Christian who believes that there are certainly many more paths to God other than Christianity." ~ Oprah Winfrey

"I love all religions. ... If people become better Hindus, better Muslims, better Buddhists by our acts of love, then there is something else growing there." She upheld that there are many ways to God': "All is God - Buddists, Hindus, Christians, etc., all have access to the same God."" ~ Mother Teresa

"The real issue relating to exclusiveness is whether or not the Christian actually has a relationship with God, a presence of God, which non-Christians do not have. Apart from Christian spiritual formation as described here, I believe there is little value in claiming exclusiveness for the Christian way." ~ Dallas Willard

"What Paul is clearly saying is that if anyone is worthy of being saved, they will be saved. At that point many Christians get very anxious, saying that absolutely no one is worthy of being saved. The implication of that is that a person can be almost totally good, but miss the message about Jesus, and be sent to hell. What kind of a God would do that? I am not going to stand in the way of anyone whom God wants to save. I am not going to say 'he can't save them.' I am happy for God to save anyone he wants in any way he can. It is possible for someone who does not know Jesus to be saved." ~ Dallas Willard

"Today we need whatever methods or help we can receive to allow the Christian message to take us to a deeper level of transformation." ~ Richard Rohr

"It has taken countless hours of prayer, study, conversation and emotional turmoil to bring me to the place where I am finally ready to call for the full acceptance of Christian gay couples into the Church." ~ Tony Campolo

"I don't know what to make of the Muslim mystics, especially those who have come to be known as the Sufis. What do they experience in their mystic experiences? Could they have encountered the same God we do in our Christian mysticism?" ~ Tony Campolo

"We don't have to give up trying to convert each other. What we have to do is show respect to one another. And to speak to each other with a sense that even if people don't convert, they are God's people, God loves them, and we do not make the judgment of who is going to heaven and who is going to hell. I think that what we all have to do is leave judgment up to God. The Muslim community is very evangelistic, however what Muslims will not do is condemn Jews and Christians to Hell if in fact they do not accept Islam." ~ Tony Campolo

"The gospel is not about... pie-in-the-sky when they die. ... It is imperative that the up and coming generation recognize that the biblical Jesus was committed to the realization of a new social order in this world.... Becoming a Christian, therefore, is a call to social action." ~ Tony Campolo

"At the center of the Christian tradition since the first church have been a number who insist that history is not tragic, hell is not forever, and love, in the end, wins and all will be reconciled to God." ~ Rob Bell

"... the Christian is a person who remembers: ... He continually says to the Lord: 'Yes, I want the commandments, I want your will, I will follow you'. He is a man of the covenant, and we celebrate the covenant, every day " in the Mass: thus a Christian is "a woman, a man of the Eucharist"." ~ Pope Francis

"Our relationship with the followers of Islam has taken on great importance, since they are now significantly present in many traditionally Christian countries, where they can freely worship and become fully a part of society. We must never forget that they "profess to hold the faith of Abraham, and together with us they adore the one, merciful God, who will judge humanity on the last day"." ~ Pope Francis

"Only if I could be known for being one of the world's greatest and most sincere Christian Evangelists." ~ Gloria Gaynor

"Christians are viewed as being "judgmental, homophobic, moralists" who think they are the only ones going to heaven and who "secretly relish the fact that everyone else is going to hell." ~ Andy Stanley

"... certain people, such as shamans, witch doctors, practitioners of Eastern religions, New Age gurus or professors of the occult on university faculties are examples of the kind of people who may have much more extensive knowledge of the spirit world than most Christians have." ~ C. Wagner

"To be Christian means to find the decisive revelation of God in Jesus. To be Muslim means to find the decisive revelation of God in the Koran. To be Jewish means to find the decisive revelation of God in the Torah, and so forth." ~ Marcus Borg

"I affirm, along with many others, that the major enduring religions of the world are all valid and legitimate. I see them as the responses to the experience of God in the various cultures in which each originated. To be Christian means to find the decisive revelation of God in Jesus. To be Muslim means to find the decisive revelation of God in the Koran." ~ Marcus Borg

"Seminary also introduced me to the historical study of Jesus and Christian origins. I learned from my professors and the readings they assigned that Jesus almost certainly was not born of a virgin, did not think of himself as the Son of God, and did not see his purpose as dying for the sins of the world. .. I also found the claim that Jesus and Christianity were the only way of salvation to be troublesome." ~ Marcus Borg

"I would argue that the truth of Easter does not depend on whether there was an empty tomb, or whether anything happened to the body of Jesus. ... I do not see the Christian tradition as exclusively true, or the Bible as the unique and infallible revelation of God. ... It makes no historical sense to say, 'Jesus was killed for the sins of the world.' ... I am one of those Christians who does not believe in the virgin birth, nor in the star of Bethlehem, nor in the journeys of the wisemen, nor in the shepherds coming to the manger, as facts of history." ~ Marcus Borg

"Through its appropriation of "texts of terror" and especially through the application of those texts to the Jews, the Christian religion created the conditions for the oppression of Palestinians." ~ Brian D. McLaren

"Because we are rooted in a generous Christian heritage, we are eager to collaborate with people of other faiths, and those seeking the common good. Our networks of dialogue and action thus extend beyond Christian communities to persons of all faiths, as well as to communities that are not themselves faith-based. We welcome allies and allegiances wherever we find common cause." ~ Brian D. McLaren

"The Christian faith, I am proposing, should become (in the name of Jesus Christ) a welcome friend to other religions of the world, not a threat" ~ Brian D. McLaren

"Sometimes God does something dramatic to get our attention. That's what happened to me in 1975. My family and I were enjoying the peace and quiet of a borrowed cabin in the Colorado Rockies. I was stretched out on a lounge chair in the midday warmth, praying and thinking. I was considering how we Christians - not just the mission I was part of, but all of us - could turn the world around for Jesus." ~ Loren Cunningham

"Because we worship our way into sin, ultimately we need to worship our way out. When Christians commit sin, they do not cease worshiping. Rather, their worship is directed away from the Creator and toward created things. Repentance is the act of turning from sin and returning to God by trusting in Jesus Christ who is the perfect worshiper." ~ Mark Driscoll

"The Christian faith grew through story - not text. Only later did the stories become Scripture. While the Scripture must be held in the highest regard, we must not neglect the power of story." ~ Erwin McManus

"In autumn 2012 I conducted a dedication and blessing service following the Civil Partnership of two wonderful gay Christians. Why? Not to challenge the traditional understanding of marriage - far from it - but to extend to these people what I would do to others: the love and support of our local church." ~ Steve Chalke

"In The Lost Message of Jesus I claim that penal substitution is tantamount to 'child abuse - a vengeful Father punishing his Son for an offence he has not even committed.' Though the sheer bluntness of this imagery (not original to me of course) might shock some, in truth, it is only a stark 'unmasking' of the violent, pre-Christian thinking behind such a theology." ~ Steve Chalke

"I always thought that the way to believe more deeply was to surround myself with other Christians. After all, isn't that the traditional tool for religious socialization?" ~ Philip Clayton

"There is something new in the air. There is, there is a - a hunger for an open, non-dogmatic, form of Christian faith and practice, which adapts itself to a rapidly changing world; and speaks to that world the message of Jesus Christ. And a freedom to rediscover some of the language of the tradition now that's it's not handed down to us, you know, with a strict framework of doctrinal, fixed structures." ~ Philip Clayton

"...the aim was to mobilize Christians to proclaim the name of Jesus and to pronounce the defeat of the spiritual forces entrenched in the capital." ~ Gerald Coates

"Christians are called to redeem entire cultures, not just individuals." ~ Charles Colson

"And so, when two Christians who are both members of the Body of Christ decide to engage into sexual activity then what you are really doing is you are having sex with Jesus. "If you have done it unto the least of these my brethren then you have done it unto me." That's gross you are having sex with Jesus." ~ Creflo A. Dollar

"It is such an innocent, intuitively discerning mind that helps make the Eastern guru and the Desert Abba "master". Where intimate Source radiates among non-Christians then surely we must be dealing with the "other sheep" manifesting the cosmic Christ." ~ Tilden Edwards

"Rapture teaching is one of the most faith deadening teachings ever preached. It has the most neutralizing affect on a Christian's aggressive growth process. We have a lot to do in this Earth and there is going to be a lot of stuff that we need to do in eternity. If you don't have a big comprehensive vision, both restorationally and eternally, then what motivation is there to do much except try to win a few souls to get a big reward in heaven?" ~ Bill Hamon

"As fanatical as it may sound to fundamental evangelical Christians, the Church is destined to subdue all things and put all things under Christ's feet before He actually literally returns from heaven. Father God said to Jesus, "Sit thou at my right hand until I make all your enemies your footstool."." ~ Bill Hamon

"The whole world will be affected when the apostles and prophets are fully restored. Their supernatural prophetic and apostolic words will signal the rise and fall of many nations and people. They will be instrumental in determining goat and sheep nations so that when Jesus Christ comes He can put the sheep nations on His right and the goat nations on His left. It will not be long until Christians realize the tremendous ways the restoration of prophets and apostles will affect them and the corporate Church." ~ Bill Hamon

"At that time the sons of God will be fully manifested on the earth. Widespread spiritual warfare will result with the Sons of God doing battle with Satan and company, the non-Christian nations of this world will also be defeated. Once the earth has been subdued. Jesus will come back to earth and be given the Kingdom that has been won for Him by this manchild company." ~ Bill Hamon

"Christian literature makes reference to many episodes that parallel the experiences of those going a yogic way. Saint Anthony, one of the first desert mystics, frequently encountered strange and sometimes terrifying psychophysical forces while at prayer." ~ Willigis Jager

"We are coming to the times when passive Christianity and passive Christians will cease to exist. There is a maturity, a discipline and a divine militancy coming upon the people of God. Those who have succumbed to humanistic and idealistic theologies may have a hard time with this, but we must understand that God is a military God. The title that he uses ten times more than any other is "the Lord of Hosts", or "Lord of armies". There is a martial aspect to his character that we must understand and embrace for the times and the job to which we are now coming." ~ Rick Joyner

"The sky was black with vultures, named Depression. They would land on the shoulders of a prisoner and vomit on him... Even worse than the vomit from the vultures was a repulsive slime that these demons were urinating and defecating upon the Christians which they rode... However, this slime made the Christians feel so much better... they easily believed that the demons were messengers of God, and they actually thought this slime was the anointing of the Holy Spirit." ~ Rick Joyner

"Christians are guilty of the notion that there was a time when people were required to live by the mosaic law, I just don't know that ever was the case." ~ John Middendorf

"This can come as a shock to those Christians who are so used to hearing that Jesus is the solution to sin that they assume that the remedy started with the death of Jesus." ~ Doug Pagitt

"During a recent life development forum we offered a session on Christian practices. In one of the four weeks we introduced the practice of making the sign of the cross on ourselves. This gesture has become a very powerful experience for me. It is rich with meaning and history and is such a simple way to proclaim and pray my faith with my body." ~ Doug Pagitt

"I believe in the importance of unity among those who know Christ, who profess to be "Christians." . . . I believe there is an important spiritual awakening beginning in the hearts of those truly committed to Christ in the Protestant and Catholic communities. Is it possible that Pope Francis may prove to be an answer not only to the prayers of Catholics, but also those known as Protestants?" ~ James Robison

"What if one of the core elements of a radical Christianity lay in a demand that we betray it, while the ultimate act of affirming God required the forsaking of God? And what if fidelity to the Judeo-Christian scriptures demanded their renunciation? In short, what if the only way of finding faith involved betraying it with a kiss?" ~ Peter Rollins

"The emerging church movement has come to believe that the ultimate context of the spiritual aspirations of a follower of Jesus Christ is not Christianity but rather the kingdom of God. ... to believe that God is limited to it would be an attempt to manage God. If one holds that Christ is confined to Christianity, one has chosen a god that is not sovereign. Soren Kierkegaard argued that the moment one decides to become a Christian, one is liable to idolatry." ~ Samir Selmanovic

"I think there are a lot of people that lead worship don't really understand the weight of what they do. But I think it is all about leadership. It's how you lead people into understanding what this is about. But also the wind of God, the fresh Spirit of God has been amazing, and that is what has caused people to turn their hearts towards it. Worship music is the most popular thing in Christian music." ~ Chris Tomlin

"I always wanted to sing, I always loved to sing. As a child I was singing all the time, and my parents were singing all the time, but not the traditional songs because they were very Christian; the Christian Sámis learnt from the missionaries and the priests that the traditional songs were from the Devil, so they didn't teach them to their children, but they were singing the Christian hymns all the time. So I think I got my musical education in this way. And of course the traditional songs were always under the hymns, because it doesn't just disappear, the traditional way of singing." ~ Mari Boine

"Well, I never made a record to be in the Christian market. So when I made my record it was to exist in all of the markets. I grew up not really listening to tons of Christian music and if I did it was in the context of all the other music I listened to. So when I made the record I definitely had plans and visions and dreams." ~ Mat Kearney

"Sometimes the messages I put out are somewhat of that [street] nature, but the thing is, that's not the person, it's just like an actor or something. It's just like when Wesley Snipes is not [the character he played in] 'New Jack City,' but a lot of people get it twisted. They think, 'That's that guy. That's that dude. That's how he roll.' But man, that's definitely not how I roll. I believe in God. I'm a Christian... People always trying to stereotype people because of their job." ~ Project Pat

"I'm a Christian. Years ago, I went broke, so I decided to run every part of my life according to the Bible. It sounds hokey, but it works. You run your marriage that way, and it works. It will work with business, too, and finances. Treat people like you want to be treated." ~ Dave Ramsey

"Agrarian Anabaptists, Christian Scientists, and Samurai are among the rare examples of renunciation stemming from an unwillingness to sacrifice the spiritual qualities of community life. Evidently there is no separate salvation." ~ Stephanie Mills

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