All in Quotations

A Tribute To The Bible

This anonymous poem, extolling the virtues of Scripture, is well worth committing to memory.

The Bible contains the mind of God, the state of man, the way of salvation, the doom of sinners, and the happiness of believers. Its doctrines are holy, its precepts are binding, its histories are true, and its decisions are immutable.

Charles Colson on the Resurrection

Charles Colson was a former political aide to President Richard Nixon, who during his time in the White House became embroiled in the Watergate scandal and ended up serving time in prison for obstruction of justice. Prior to his incarceration he was converted, and went on to become an influential Christian apologist. In this quote he draws on his experience with witness evidence during Watergate to show how much more certain the resurrection is based on the number witnesses.

Athanasius of Alexandria on the Crucifixion

He, the Life of all, our Lord and Saviour, did not arrange the manner of his own death lest He should seem to be afraid of some other kind. No. He accepted and bore upon the cross a death inflicted by others, and those other His special enemies, a death which to them was supremely terrible and by no means to be faced; and He did this in order that, by destroying even this death, He might Himself be believed to be the Life, and the power of death be recognised as finally annulled. A marvellous and mighty paradox has thus occurred, for the death which they thought to inflict on Him as dishonour and disgrace has become the glorious monument to death's defeat.

John Stubbs on Truth and Grace

John Stubbs, a Bible Teacher from Scotland, has a way of encapsulating great Bible doctrines in very pithy and helpful aphorisms. This is what he had to say on the responsibility of the believer towards grace and truth.

J. C. Ryle on the Gospel

You may spoil the Gospel by substitution. You have only to withdraw from the eyes of the sinner the grand object which the Bible proposes to faith, - Jesus Christ; and to substitute another object in His place… and the mischief is done. Substitute anything for Christ, and the Gospel is totally spoiled!... 

C. H. Spurgeon on the Contemplation Of Divinity

The proper study of a Christian is the Godhead–The highest science, the loftiest speculation, the mightiest philosophy, which can ever engage the attention of a child of God, is the name, the nature, the person, the work, the doings, and the existence of the great God whom he calls his Father.

Jonathan Edwards on Kindness

However wrong you may think others have done, maintain, with great diligence and watchfulness, a christian meekness and sedateness of spirit; and labour, in this respect, to excel others who are of the contrary part.