Men who can drop their faith in the day of real emergency have never been really held by it. That is surely true; men who can drop their faith like a handkerchief have never known their faith as a strong and vital defense. . . . If our faith has ever meant anything vital, it will be as difficult to drop it as to drop our skin.
Alexander Maclaren (1826-1910) on 1 Corinthians 16.13
The choice before us is plain, Christ or chaos, conviction or compromise, discipline or disintegration. I am rather tired of hearing about our rights and privileges as American citizens. The time is come, it now is, when we ought to hear about the duties and responsibilities of our citizenship. America’s future depends upon her accepting and demonstrating God’s government.
Peter Marshall Sr. (1902-1949), U. S. Senate Chaplain (1947-1949)
Don’t go about the world with your fist doubled up for fighting, carrying a theological revolver in the leg of your trousers.
Charles Spurgeon (1834 – 1892)
Suffering so unbolts the door of the heart, that the Word has easier entrance.
Richard Baxter (1615-1691)
The great Master Gardener in his wonderful providence has planted me in this part of his vineyard by his grace, and here I grow and abide till the great Master of the vineyard thinks it fit to transplant me.
Samuel Rutherford (1600-1661)
Our pulpits ring of nothing more, than doing no one any harm, living honestly, loving your neighbor as yourselves, and do what you can, and then Christ is to make up the deficiency: this is making Christ to be half a savior, and man the other part.
George Whitefield (1714 – 1770)