Some Quotes by Others
"It ain't those parts of the Bible that I can't understand that bother me, it's the parts that I do understand."
"I believe no one can read the history of our country without realizing that the Good Book and the spirit of the Savior have from the beginning been our guiding geniuses. Whether we look to the first Charter of Virginia or the Charter of New England or the Charter of Massachusetts Bay or the Fundamental Orders of Connecticut, the same objective is present – a Christian land governed by Christian principles. I believe the entire Bill of Rights came into being because of the knowledge our forefathers had of the Bible and their belief in it: freedom of belief, of expression, of assembly, of petition, the dignity of the individual, the sanctity of the home, equal justice under law, and the reservation of powers to the people…I like to believe we are living today in the spirit of the Christian religion. I like also to believe that as long as we do so, no great harm can come to our country."
-Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court, Earl Warren (1953-1969), at the 1954 National Prayer Breakfast
"No free government now exists in the world, unless where Christianity is acknowledged, and is the religion of the country."
-Updegraph v. Commonwealth, Pennsylvania Supreme Court, 1824
"Much of our difficulty as seeking Christians stems from our unwillingness to take God as He is and adjust our lives accordingly. We insist upon trying to modify Him and bring Him nearer to our own image."
-A. W. Tozer
"Jesus didn't come to make bad men good, but to make dead men alive. He didn't come to make us 'better' sinners, but to set us apart into the image of Christ."
-Dr. Michael J. Easley
"The Christian life is not a list of rules, but a life relationship [with Jesus Christ]."
-Dr. Howard G. Hendricks
"The Christ who gave His life for us, gives His life to us."
"Only Jesus Christ can live the Christian life, we must let Him live His life through us."
-John R. Wayland
"Grace is like water - it flows downhill to the lowest places."
-Joel Van Dyke
" . . . Only one life, yes only one,
Now let me say, 'Thy will be done;'
And when at last I'll hear the call,
I know I'll say ' 'twas worth it all;'
Only one life, 'twill soon be past,
Only what's done for Christ will last."
-C. T. Studd
"In the gospel, we discover we are far worse off than we thought, and far more loved than we dreamed."
-Stephen Curtis Chapman
"Faith is the means by which the infirmity of man lays hold of the infinity of God."
"The gospel is: Jesus Christ came to save sinners — even bad parents, even lousy followers of Jesus, which we all are on our best days."
"When the plain sense makes common sense [in interpreting the Bible], seek no other sense."
-M. R. De Haan
"Grace is the unmerited favor of God, in the face of deserved wrath"
-Michael J. Easley
"If I may speak of my own experience, I find that to keep my eye simply on Christ, as my peace and my life, is by far the hardest part of my calling . . . it seems easier to deny self in a thousand instances of outward conduct, than in its ceaseless endeavors to act as a principle of righteousness and power."
"We can trace all of human problems to our view of God."
-Dr. Bill Bright
"Make the Bible the supreme intellectual and emotional authority in your life, for the sake of magnifying Christ in the fullness of his person and his work, so that generation after generation preserves the foundation and the capstone of the glory of God in Christ, and the grace that is the apex of that glory."
"The sacredness of the Bible awes me, and I approach it with the same sort of reverential feeling that an ancient Hebrew might be supposed to feel who was about to touch the ark of God with unhallowed hands."
-William Cullen Bryant, poet, journalist, and former editor of the New York Evening Post