Quotes I like

Elisabeth Eliot nights
Elisabeth Eliot nights

“We are always held in the love of God. We are never wholly at the mercy of other people–they are only “second causes,” and no matter how many second or third or fifieth causes seem to be in control of what happens to us, it is God who is in charge, He who holds the keys, He who casts the lot finally into the lap. Trusting Him, then, requires that I leave some things to be decided by others. I must learn to relinquish the control I might wield over somebody else if the decision properly belongs to him. I must resist my urge to manipulate him, needle and prod and pester unter he capitulates. I must trust God in him, trust God to do for both us better than I know.” — Elizabeth Eliot, “Passion & Purity

“Being in love, is a good thing, but it is not the best thing. There are also things above it. You cannot make it the basis of a whole life. It is a noble feeling, but it is still a feeling. Now no feeling can be relied on to last in its full intensity, or even to last at all … In fact, the state of being in love usually does not last … But of course ceasing to be ‘in love’ need not mean ceasing to love. Love … is a deep unity, maintained by the will and deliberately strengthened by habit, reinforced by the grace which both partners ask and receive from God … They can retain this love even when each would easily, if they allowed themselves, be ‘in love’ with someone else. ‘Being in love first moved them to promised fiedlity: this quieter love enables them to keep their promise. It is on this love that the engine of marriage is run: being in love was the explosion that started it.” — C.S. Lewis “Mere Christianity”

Therefore the Christian heart, since it has been thoroughly persuaded that all things happen by God’s plan, and that nothing takes place by chance, will ever look to him as the principal causes of things, yet will give attention to the secondary causes in their proper place. — John Calvin

“I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.” – Galileo Galilei

“A half-truth masquerading as the whole truth becomes a complete untruth.” – J. I. Packer

“The beauty of biblical courtship is that it never leaves women unprotected“- Douglas Wilson

True masculinity accepts responsibility, period, while false masculinity will try to accept responsibility only for success… A refusal to make excuses is right at the heart of a scriptural masculinity.” – Douglas Wilson

“I take the love of God and self-denial to be the sum of all saving grace and religion.” – Richard Baxter

We forgive to the extent that we love. — Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Love is not blind; that is the last thing it is. Love is bound; and the more it is bound the less it is blind.” – G.K Chesterton

It is this bristling truth that invites intolerance toward Christians. Jesus did not say, “Do your own thing; all roads lead to God.” That would have made Jesus “politically correct,” but Jesus is not politically correct. He is Lord. – Franklin Graham

When you come to knowing God, the initiative lies on His side. If He does not show Himself, nothing you can do will enable you to find Him. And, in fact, He shows much more of Himself to some people than to others—not because He has favourites, but because it is impossible for Him to show Himself to a man whose whole mind and character are in the wrong condition. Just as sunlight, though it has no favourites, cannot be reflected in a dusty mirror as clearly as in a clean one.” – C.S Lewis

“Truth demands confrontation; loving confrontation, but confrontation nevertheless.” – Francis Schaeffer

“It is because of the hasty and superficial conversation with God that the sense of sin is so weak and that no motives have power to help you to hate and flee from sin as you should. – A.W Tozer

Let not our longing slay the appetite of our living – Jim Eliot

“He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose – Jim Eliot

People do not drift toward Holiness. Apart from grace-driven effort, people do not gravitate toward godliness, prayer, obedience to Scripture, faith, and delight in the Lord. We drift toward compromise and call it tolerance; we drift toward disobedience and call it freedom; we drift toward superstition and call it faith. We cherish the indiscipline of lost self-control and call it relaxation; we slouch toward prayerlessness and delude ourselves into thinking we have escaped legalism; we slide toward godlessness and convince ourselves we have been liberated. —D.A. Carson

Any concept of grace that makes us feel more comfortable sinning is not biblical grace. God’s grace never encourages us to live in sin, on the contrary, it empowers us to say no to sin and yes to truth.- Randy Alcorn

Love must be learned and learned again and again; there is no end to it. Hate needs no instruction, but waits only to be provoked. Katherine Anne Porter

Because we love something else more than this world we love even this world better than those who know no other. C.S. Lewis

Men in our own sociologically and psychologically oriented age have all kinds of explanations for the moral problems of man. But according to the Bible, it is not moral declension that causes doctrinal declension; it is just the opposite. Turning away from the truth — that which is cognitive, that which may be known about God — produces moral declension. Francis Schaeffer

The Word of God confronts us as our adversary before he makes himself our Lord and Master. Donald Bloesch

It is either all of Christ or none of Christ! I believe we need to preach again a whole Christ to the world–a Christ who does not need our apologies, a Christ who will not be divided, a Christ who will either be Lord of all or will not be Lord at all! A.W. Tozer

My anger protected me only for a short time; anger wearies itself out and truth comes in. C.S. Lewis

Sin will keep you from this book. This book will keep you from sin. Dwight L. Moody

5 thoughts on “Quotes I like

  1. Yes! :-) these words from my favorite Christian writers have helped me one way or another in dealing with trials that come my way. If you have other quotes, you can send them in!

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