Good Christian Quotes, Part 2
By Famous and Not so famous Preachers and Expositors
"The Bible is the Only Book That Can Make Us Wise unto Salvation. The
Bible is not a book to be studied as we study geology and astronomy, merely
to find out about the earth's formation and the structure of the universe;
but it
is a book revealing truth
, designed to bring us into living union with God."
~George F. Pentecost

"It is well for the evangelist to bear in mind, on every fresh occasion of rising
to preach,
that his unconverted hearers are totally ignorant of the gospel,
and hence he should preach as though it were
the first time they had ever
heard the message, and the first time he had ever delivered it...
It is the
presentation of the atoning death and glorious resurrection of the Son of
--and all this in the present energy, glow, and freshness of the Holy Ghost,
from the exhaustless mine of Holy Scripture. Moreover,
the one absorbing
object of the preacher is to win souls for Christ
, to the glory of God...Let it
never be forgotten, the preacher's object is to bring the Savior and the sinner
together-- to win souls for Christ.�
~ C.H. Mackintosh

Every revival worthy of the name begins in the restoration of  the Word of
God to the pulpit
, and its fearless proclamation by those anointed of God to
preach the Gospel. The revival under Josiah took place when 'Hilkiah found
the Book of the Law of the Lord'."
~ Wilbur M. Smith.

Satan is not fighting churches; he is joining them. He does more harm by
sowing tares than by pulling up wheat.
He accomplishes more by imitation
than by outright opposition.
~Vance Havner

"To glorify Christ is to manifest Him as supremely excellent; to blind the
eyes of men to that glory is the purpose of the god of this world; therefore,
which spirit is at work in a man or in a church can
easily be told." ~W. J.

Satan has no difficulty in making sin look innocent. ~John Blanchard

Satan promises the best, but pays with the worst; he promises honour and pays
with disgrace; he promises pleasure and pays with pain; he promises profit and
pays with loss; he promises life and pays with death. ~
Thomas Brooks

"All Satan's Apples Have Worms. I do not deny that the Devil has some pretty
apples; I just say that all of them are fakes and that after you bite into them,
you will find they have worms. All Satan's apples have worms." ~
John R. Rice

When Adam sinned, he fled from God; when a sinner believes, he comes back!
~ William R. Newell

"Christ stands in two relationships with God, His Father. He is a perfect man
before His God and He is a Son with His Father. We are to share
both these
. This He announced to His disciples ere He went back to
heaven: it is unfolded in all its extent by the words He spoke, 'I go to my
Father and your Father, to my God and your God.' This precious-- this
inappreciable truth is the foundation of the apostle's teaching in this place. He
considered God in this double aspect, as the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, and
as the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ; and
our blessings are in connection
with these two titles.
" ~ John Nelson Darby

"The spot where God's triumph is achieved, God's victory over sin, over
lawlessness, is the cross of Calvary-- the cross on which the Son of God died.
In that cross and through the cross the works of the devil were destroyed, and
the One who conquered him is yet to bruise the serpent's head in the
triumph when He comes again, as recorded in prophecy.
" ~ AC Gaebelein

"Nobody ever outgrows Scriptures; the Book widens and deepens with our
~Charles Haddon Spurgeon

The Bible is a Perfect Map and Chart to the Christian on Pilgrimage Through
the World. ~
George F. Pentecost

"There is only one book in the world that bears the impress of the hand of God
and that vibrates with His breath. That Book is the Bible."
~ Erling C. Olsen

"The vigor of our spiritual life will be in exact proportion to the place held by
the bible
in our life and thoughts."~ George Mueller

"The bible fits man for life and prepares him for death" ~ Daniel Webster

"THE Bible differs from all other books in that it never wears out. Other books
are read and laid aside, but the Bible is a constant companion. No matter how
often we read it or how familiar we become with it,
some new truth is likely
to spring out at us from its pages whenever we open it
, or some old truth
will impress us as it never did before
. Every Christian can give illustrations
of this."
~William Jennings Bryan

"The will of God -- nothing less, nothing more, nothing else." ~ F. E. Marsh

"You cannot starve a man who is feeding on God's promises." ~ E.C. Olsen

"When the eyes of the heart see the risen and glorified Christ and faith lays
hold of the wonderful meaning for us who believe,
then we learn to walk in
that separation into which God has called His people
. What the Christian
therefore needs is an ever increasing realization in faith of his position in
Christ, and then to be energized by the indwelling Spirit to seek those things
which are above and not the things on earth. Such a life means joy and peace.
It is a life of obedience and quietness, victorious over all earthly circumstances.
And because it is a life which is hid with Christ in God, it is hidden from the
world." ~
A.C. Gaebelein

God looks not at the elegancy of your prayers, to see how neat they are; nor
yet at the geometry of your prayers, to see how long they are; nor yet at the
arithmetic of your prayers, to see how many they are; nor yet at the music of
your prayers, nor yet at the sweetness of your voice, nor yet at the logic of
your prayers; but at the
sincerity of your prayers, how hearty they are."
Thomas Brookes

"The normal Christian life is a life of regular, daily answer to prayer. In the
model prayer Jesus taught His disciples to pray daily for bread, and expect to
get it, and to ask daily for forgiveness, for deliverance from the evil one, and
for other needs, and daily to get the answers they sought." ~
John R. Rice

"Christendom is full of solemn warnings as to the tendency of our hearts to
drop into a routine of religious forms. It is a very great loss to the soul to get
into the habit of repeating substantially the same words in prayer every day.
It is not real prayer at all. Today is not like yesterday, and tomorrow will not
be like today. If you are really with God you will be sensitive to the fresh needs
of every day.
God delights to have our confidence as to every need and
. Then let us cultivate a child's confidence, and a child's simplicity as we
come to Him in prayer. Bring the trying circumstances of today, and the
expected difficulties and perplexities of tomorrow. Be merciful unto me, O
Lord; for I cry unto thee daily (Ps. 86:3)."
~ C.A. Coates

"I asked Him to give me the prayers He wants me to pray and to give or
withhold anything according to his plan for me. Nothing is too big to ask of
Him, not even an ocean lot. It is God's business to decide if it is good for me.
It is my business to obey Him."
~ Elisabeth Elliot

"God knows when to withhold or grant visible signs of encouragement. It's
good when He sends confirmation,
but we grow faster when we've trusted
Him without it
." ~ Charles Trumbull

"The Law was given by Moses; the moral law, to discover the extent and
abounding sin; the ceremonial law, to point out, by typical sacrifices and
ablutions, the way in which forgiveness was to be sought and obtained. But
grace, to relieve us from the condemnation of the one, and truth answerable
to the types and shadows of the other, came by Jesus Christ."
~ John Newton

"We have no inherent holiness. We are holy as we are possessed by the Holy
Presence. We are holy in His holiness, loving in His love, strong in His
strength, tender in His tenderness, patient in His patience, calm in His peace,
and consecrated in His consecration." ~
F.E. Marsh

"The world is the world still. 'There is nothing new under the sun.' Christ
and the world are not one. The world has covered itself with the cloak of
Christianity; but it is only in order that its hatred to Christ may work itself up
into more deadly forms underneath. Let us not deceive ourselves.
If we will
walk with a rejected Christ, we must be a rejected people
. If our Master
'suffered without the gate,' we cannot expect to reign within the gate. If we
walk in His footsteps, whither will they lead us? Surely, not to the high places
of this godless, Christless world. 'His path, uncheered by earthly smiles, Led
only to the cross.'"
~ CH Mackintosh

"Every mark of the world is a reproach to him who is heavenly. It is only the
heavenly man who has died with Christ that disentangles himself from all that
is of Egypt.
The life of the flesh always cleaves to Egypt; but the principle
of worldliness is uprooted in him who is dead and risen with Christ and
living a heavenly life
. The life of a risen man is not of this world; it has no
connection with it (Col. 2:11,12). He who possesses this life may pass through
the world, and do many things that others do. He eats, works, suffers; but, as
to his life and his objects, he is not of the world, even as Christ was not of the
world. Christ, risen and ascended up on high, is his life (Col. 3:1-3)."
Nelson Darby

"Just as there can be no normal, healthy life without the proper kind of food,
so there can be no normal, spiritual growth without the food that God has
ordained as the nourishment of the new life. 'As newborn babes desire the
sincere milk of the Word that ye may grow thereby' (1 Pet. 2:2).
If the Bible
is not the center of the home, the home cannot be called a true Christian
, even though all the members of the household are children of God
through faith in Christ Jesus. There is
no spiritual life apart from the Bible,
and the tragedy of the American home today is that so many people have
abandoned the Book as the source of life and as the center of living."
Grey Barnhouse

"What is it to 'walk in the Spirit'?  It is not self-occupation, nor even
occupation with the Spirit.
Walking according to the Spirit is occupation
with the Lord Jesus Christ in glory.
If the believer ever looks to the Lord
Jesus, depends upon Him, draws all his needs from Him-- if He is his All in all--
then the believer walks according to the Spirit of Christ." ~
Arno C. Gaebelein

"If we have Christ with us, we can do all things. Let us not be thinking how
weak we are. Let us lift up our eyes to Him and think of Him as our Elder
Brother who has all power given to Him in Heaven and on earth. He says,
'Lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world.'"
~ D.L. Moody

"A true evangelist is almost as great a rarity as a true pastor. Alas! Alas! How
rare are both! The two are closely connected. The evangelist gathers the sheep;
the pastor feeds and cares for them. The work of each lies very near the heart
of Christ-- [Who Is] The Divine Evangelist and Pastor..."
~ C.H. Mackintosh

“If a preacher is cultured, gentle, earnest, intellectual, and broadly tolerant, the
sheep of God run after him. He, of course, speaks beautifully about Christ, and
uses the old words redemption, the cross, even sacrifice and atonement—but
what is his Gospel? That is the crucial question. Is salvation, perfect, entire,
eternal,—justification, sanctification, glory,—the alone work of Christ, and the
free gift of God to faith alone?”
~ C.I. Scofield

"God uses men who are weak and feeble enough to lean on him." ~Hudson

"The preacher's task is to cry, as did John the Baptist, 'Behold the Lamb of
God;' not to attract attention to himself or to gather a clique around himself."
~Erling C. Olsen

"The man who will present Christ to others must be occupied with Christ for
~C.H. Mackintosh

"Be assured, if you walk with Him, and look to Him, and expect help from
Him, He will never fail you"
~ George Mueller

"Men do not fall from grace by sinning, but by putting the Law in place of
grace- Galatians 5:4"
~ Williams Evans

"Prayer is the highest of all our privileges as followers of Jesus. Of that
privilege no human power can deprive us. Let us prize it highly and prove it
thoroughly in these serious days through which we are passing."
~Dr. R. G. Lee

Christian , our obligation in a world faced with chaos caused by a breakup of
morals, is to come out of our stupor and live virtuous lives by the power of
God's Spirit." ~
Erling C. Olsen

"The injunction 'be not conformed to this world,' and kindred passages of
Scripture imply that something
more is required of God's children, in their
walk and conversation than simply to lead what is called a correct moral
and a Christian professor who in any way encourages gay and fashionable
amusements of the world, especially dancing and attendance upon theatrical
performances, furnishes
sad evidence that he has not yet 'put off concerning
the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to deceitful
lusts,' nor 'put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness
and true holiness,' and that to him, at least, the promises and hopes of the
gospel are a
very unsatisfying portion. He thus brings dishonour and
reproach upon his religious profession, throws a stumbling-block in the way of
sinners, offends them that are weak, and grievously wounds the Savior in the
house of his friends." ~
James H. Brookes

"The greatest menace in this country is not the bootlegger, but the college
professor who rejects the Bible and undermines the faith of the young."
~Arno C. Gaebelein

"No one ever said at the end of his days; 'I have read my bible too much, I
have thought of God too much, I have prayed too much, I have been too
careful with my soul'"
~ J.C. Ryle

"This is our message: The Scriptures are still reliable. These Scriptures
promised that Jesus would be born of a virgin—and He was. The Scriptures
promised that Jesus would die on the cross of Calvary and pay for our sins—
and He did. The Scriptures promised that Jesus would intercede for us
on the right hand of the Father—and He does. And the Scriptures promise
that Jesus would come again and receive us unto Himself—and He will."
~Dr. Tom Wallace

Multitudes of people who expect to go to Heaven will go to a Hell of torment.
Thousands of "good" people, "moral" people, church members, even church
workers - yes, and, alas, even prophets, priests and preachers - will find
themselves lost when they expected to be saved, condemned when they
expected approval, cast out of Heaven when they expected to be received into
eternal bliss. That is the explicit meaning of the words of our Lord...[spoken in
Matthew 7:21-23.]" ~
John R. Rice

“Salvation by grace is appropriated by faith. Grace is the fountain, but faith is
the channel. Grace is the life-line, but faith is the hand that clutches it. And,
thoroughly and finally to exclude all boasting, it is declared that the salvation
and the faith are both the gift Of God. 'And that not of yourselves, it is the gift
of God.' That salvation is God's gift is evident. 'The gift of God is eternal life
through Christ.' The free gift, The gift of grace, The gift of righteousness—
these phrases determine the fact that salvation is itself a Divine present to man.
'Salvation,' cried C. H. Spurgeon in the great congregation, 'is everything for
nothing! Christ free!—Pardon free!—Heaven free!' Thanks be to God for a
gratuitous salvation!”
~ Rev. Thomas Spurgeon

"It was never intended that we should receive assurance by believing ourselves
to be Christians, but by believing that Christ is our all-sufficient Saviour."
~James H. Brookes

"One of the commonest causes of failure in Christian life is found in the
attempt to follow some good man whom we greatly admire. No man and no
woman, no matter how good, can be safely followed. If we follow any man or
woman, we are bound to go astray. There has been but one absolutely perfect
Man on this earth--the Man Christ Jesus. If we try to follow any other man we
are surer to imitate his faults than his excellencies. Look to Jesus and Jesus
only as your Guide." ~
R.A. Torrey

"If we ask what is the very essence and heart of Christianity and the Christian
life, the answer is that God has summed up and centred all things in the person
of His Son, Jesus Christ. This means that Christianity is not a number of things
as in themselves, such as beliefs, doctrines, dogmas, practices, forms, rites,
orders, or virtues. It is not salvation, regeneration, sanctification, power, life,
joy, peace, etc., as things. It is just Himself, and Himself as resident within
those who have received Him as Who and What He is. He is the total of all
that is necessary for God’s glory and satisfaction, for which we were created.
Nothing can be had or known as an “it” apart from the Person.
If we have
Him and live by Him, we have all
." ~T. Austin-Sparks

"Following Him is walking in the light and not in darkness. Man on account of
sin is in moral and spiritual darkness. Believing on Christ and following Him
delivers from both. In His fellowship the believer is delivered from the power
of darkness, from the power of sin and from ignorance as to spiritual things."
~ Arno C. Gaebelein

"How dark and gloomy this world would be if we had no hope in the
resurrection. But when we Christians lay our little children down in the grave,
it is not without hope. We have seen them in the terrible struggle with death;
but there has been one star to illumine the darkness and gloom–the thought
that though the happy circle has been broken on earth, it shall be completed
again in yon world of heavenly light."
~ D.L. Moody

"No doubt all expositors and Christians agree that the ten virgins represent the
professed followers of Christ; and hence it is important to notice that while
the Bridegroom tarried they all nodded and slept. It is only when the midnight
cry is heard, 'Behold the Bridegroom comes,' they awake. The end, therefore,
will not find the professing church watching and working."
~James Hall Brookes

"When you reject the genuine, you are wide open for the spurious. Paul
wrote to the Thessalonians that when someone rejects the love of the truth that
they might be saved, they will believe the big lie." ~
J. Vernon McGee

"Christ did not come to civilize. He came to save. Civilization is not the
solution; it does not destroy the works of the devil. All civilization aims at
world improvement, at the gradual elimination of the curse; it is a process of
evolution. It is like a man who is suffering from a terrible disease, and the
physician who comes to help him gives him a salve to apply. He treats the skin
symptoms but the source of the disease he never considers and never touches.
Such is a boasted and progressive civilization. It is a delusion."
~ Arno C.

"Salvation is a personal matter. It can never be enjoyed or experienced by
~ Erling C. Olsen

"My own definition of the grace of God is this: the unlimited and unmerited
favor given to the
utterly undeserving." ~ R.G. Lee

"It was for those who could by no means save or help to save themselves, that
Christ died; it was for ungodly sinners that He gave His life; and if you are not
such an one, you have neither part nor lot in the blessings which flow from His
death. A lifeboat is for the drowning, a physician is for the sick,
and a Saviour
is for lost sinners
." ~ CA Coates

Take Him not only as your Savior from the guilt of sin but also as your
Savior from the power of sin
. He not only died to make atonement for your
sins, He also rose again, and He lives today to set you free from the power of
sin and to make intercession for you (Hebrews 7:25). Will you take Him now
as your Deliverer from the power of sin? Will you come to this risen and
mighty Lord Jesus with all your weakness and sins and trust Him to set you
free? That is the right thing to do with Jesus Christ: Just take Him as your
Savior, your crucified Savior, from the guilt of sin and your risen Savior from
the power of sin."   
~R.A. Torrey

Christian Quotes compiled by Cobblestone Road Ministries
Copyright © 2006 Cobblestone Road Ministries

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