Satan is so much more in earnest than we are - he buys up the opportunity while we are wondering how much it will cost.
- Amy Carmichael (16 December 1867 - 18 January 1951, missionary to India)
Living one's life as a biblical Christian is not complex, nor is it so difficult that only someone with certain attributes, great intelligence, or other qualifications can abide in it. On the other hand, as noted, it does involve a commitment to the person of Jesus Christ. It involves a willingness to do that which pleases Him. Yes, we may say, our spirit is willing, but our discipline is lacking. Nevertheless, just as the father cried out for the healing of his child, 'Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief' (Mark 9:24), Jesus will also help us to overcome our lack of discipline, if we are indeed willing.
- T. A. McMahon (TBC)
If somebody writes a great poem, people don't run around applauding the pencil, saying 'Oh, what a great pencil'...I'm a pencil in God's hands.
- Keith Green
My wife and I were present at this congress. Sabina told me, "Richard, stand up and wash away this shame from the face of Christ! They are spitting in His face." I said to her, "If I do so, you lose your husband." She replied, "I don't wish to have a coward as a husband.
- Richard Wurmbrand, Tortured For Christ
If sinners be damned, at least let them leap to Hell over our dead bodies. And if they perish, let them perish with our arms wrapped about their knees, imploring them to stay. If Hell must be filled, let it be filled in the teeth of our exertions, and let not one go unwarned and unprayed for.
- Charles H. Spurgeon (from his sermon "The Wailing of Risca," preached December 9th, 1860)
Christians should live in the world, but not be filled with it. A ship lives in the water; but if the water gets into the ship, she goes to the bottom. So Christians may live in the world; but if the world gets into them, they sink.
- Dwight L. Moody (February 5, 1837 - December 22, 1899)
If your heart takes more pleasure in reading novels, or watching TV, or going to the movies, or talking to friends, rather than just sitting alone with God and embracing Him, sharing His cares and His burdens, weeping and rejoicing with Him, then how are you going to handle forever and ever in His presence...? You'd be bored to tears in heaven, if you're not ecstatic about God now!
- Keith Green
To learn strong faith is to endure great trials. I have learned my faith by standing firm amid severe testings.
- George Müller
God has condescended to become an author, and yet people will not read his writings. There are very few that ever gave this Book of God, the grand charter of salvation, one fair reading through.
- George Whitefield (1714 - 1770)
When a Christian shuns fellowship with other Christians, the devil smiles. When he stops studying the Bible, the devil laughs. When he stops praying, the devil shouts for joy.
- Corrie ten Boom