Some Great Quotes
Here are just a bunch of great quotes. Many of these have to do with discernment. Inspiring!!
“When a man who is honestly mistaken hears the truth, he will either quit being mistaken or cease to be honest.” (unknown)
“We all want progress, but if you’re on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive.” (C. S. Lewis)
“If you love Christ but little, you will hate error but little. If you do not love the truth at all, you will not hate error at all.”
“He that willingly takes from my good name, unwillingly adds to my reward.” Augustine.
“Error, indeed is never set forth in its naked deformity, lest, being thus exposed, it should at once be detected. But it is craftily decked out in an attractive dress, so as, by its outward form, to make it appear to the inexperienced more true than truth itself.” ― Irenaeus of Lyons
“Are you living for the day or are you living for life eternal? Are you going to care for the opinion of men here, or for the opinion of God? The opinion of men won’t avail us much when we get before the judgment throne. But the opinion of God will. Had we not, then, better take His word and implicitly obey it?” – C.T. Studd
“In a gloomy day there is so much light that we may know it to be day and not night; so there is something in a Christian under a cloud whereby he may be discerned to be a true believer and not a hypocrite.” – Richard Sibbes
“The meek man is not a human mouse afflicted with a sense of his own inferiority. Rather he may be in his moral life as bold as a lion and as strong as Samson; but he has stopped being fooled about himself. He has accepted God’s estimate of his own life. He knows he is as weak and helpless as God declared him to be, but paradoxically, he knows at the same time that he is in the sight of God of more importance than angels. In himself – nothing; in God – everything. That is his motto.” ` A.W. Tozer
“The spotless purity of truth must always be at war with the blackness of heresy and lies.” – Charles Spurgeon.
“All you have to do is get in a closer walk with God and you’ll find your enemies are in your own church”. ~ Leonard Ravenhill
“People tell me judge not lest ye be judged. I always tell them, twist not scripture lest ye be like satan.” – Paul Washer
“There is no medium between loving the Lord and being his enemy – between belonging to Christ or to Satan. If we be on the side of the devil, we must expect to go to the devil’s hell; if we be on the side of Christ, we may expect to go to his heaven. When Christ, his truth, and his servants are assaulted, he who does not espouse their cause is not on Christ’s side, but incurs the guilt of deserting and betraying him. There are many, (it is to be feared), in the world who are really against Christ, and scatter abroad, who flatter themselves that they are workers together with him, and of the number of his friends!” ~ Clarke’s Commentary on Matthew 12:30.
“Among the gifts of the Spirit, scarcely is one of greater practical usefulness than the gift of discernment. This gift should be highly valued and frankly sought as being almost indispensable in these critical times. This gift will enable us to distinguish the chaff from the wheat and to divide the manifestations of the flesh from the operations of the Spirit.” A.W. Tozer
“You are as much serving God in looking after your own children, and training them up in God’s fear, and minding the house, and making your household a church for God, as you would be if you had been called to lead an army to battle for the Lord of hosts.” – Charles Spurgeon
“Real valor consists not in being insensible to danger, but in being prompt to confront and disarm it.” ~ Sir Walter Scott
“You don’t have a soul. You are a Soul. You have a body.” – C. S. Lewis
Jay Adams – “In some circles, the fear of controversy is so great that preachers and congregations following after them will settle for peace at any cost – even the cost of the truth – God’s truth. The idea is that peace is all- important. Peace is a biblical ideal…but so is purity. The peace of the church may never be bought at the price of the purity of the church. The price is too dear”.