A collection of some of my favourite quotes (Craig Manners):
“This is love for God: to obey his commands” (1 John 5:3) … such as: “to love your neighbour as yourself” (Matt. 19:19), “look after orphans and widows in their distress” (James 1:27), “do good to all people” (Gal. 6:10), be a Good Samaritan (Luke 10:37), feed the hungry, provide for the needy, care for the sick, visit the prisoner (Matt. 25:35-36).
“He upholds the cause of the oppressed and gives food to the hungry. The Lord sets prisoners free, the Lord gives sight to the blind, the Lord lifts up those who are bowed down, the Lord loves the righteous. The Lord watches over the foreigner and sustains the fatherless and the widow, but he frustrates the ways of the wicked.” Psalm 146:7-9
One day a lady criticized American evangelist D. L. Moody for his methods of evangelism in attempting to win people to the Lord. Moody’s reply was “I agree with you. I don’t like the way I do it either. Tell me, how do you do it?” The lady replied, “I don’t do it.” Moody retorted, “Then I like my way of doing it better than your way of not doing it.”
“Caring for the helpless is not an accidental or optional manifestation of the new nature, but part of its essence.” Alec Motyer
“The presence of good works is a sign of God’s work of grace in a believer.” Herman Bavink
"Self-aggrandizement is at the foundation of so much of the misery of the world. It is the reason the powerful and the rich are indifferent to the plight of the poor. It is the reason for most of the violence, crime, and warfare in the world. It is at the heart of most cases of family disintegration.” Timothy Keller
“A very good way of testing any view that you may hold is to ask, ‘Is this view humbling to me and glorifying to God?’ If it is, it is probably right. You will not go far wrong if whatever you are holding is glorifying God and humbling man. But if your view seems to glorify you and to query God, there is no need to argue or to go into details – it is wrong.” Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones
"For me, the life of Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace, whose birth we celebrate today, is an inspiration and an anchor in my life. A role‐model of reconciliation and forgiveness, He stretched out His hands in love, acceptance and healing. Christ’s example has taught me to seek to respect and value all people of whatever faith or none." Queen Elizabeth 2014.
‘God sent His only Son “to serve, not to be served.” He restored love and service to the centre of our lives in the person of Jesus Christ’. Queen Elizabeth 2012.
‘God sent into the world a unique person – neither a philosopher nor a general (important though they are) – but a Saviour, with the power to forgive. Forgiveness lies at the heart of the Christian faith. It can heal broken families, it can restore friendships and it can reconcile divided communities. It is in forgiveness that we feel the power of God’s love.’ Queen Elizabeth 2011.
‘For me the teachings of Christ and my own personal accountability before God provide a framework in which I try to lead my life. God sent His only Son “to serve, not to be served”. I, like so many of you, have drawn great comfort in difficult times from Christ’s words and example.’ Queen Elizabeth 2000.
"It is absurd for the Evolutionist to complain that it is unthinkable for an admittedly unthinkable God to make everything out of nothing, and then pretend that it is more thinkable that nothing should turn itself into everything." G.K. Chesterton.
"Students cannot possibly receive a well-rounded education without understanding Christianity’s impact on Western Civilization. There would be no Western civilization without the Bible or Christianity." John Stonestreet
"We are called to be the people of the truth, even when the truth is not popular and even when the truth is denied by the culture around us. Christians have found themselves in this position before, and we will again. God’s truth has not changed. The Holy Scriptures have not changed. The gospel of Jesus Christ has not changed. The church’s mission has not changed." Al Mohler
“Do we delight to talk about free grace and free gift? Pharisees never do so because they realize that these terms make them out to be paupers as all others. They like to feel that they have earned salvation or at least that they have made a contribution towards it.” Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones
“If we go back and read the great story of the Christian church in every period of revival and reawakening, we will find that this note of repentance has always been central and it has always been primary.” Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones
“If you are only a moralist and not a Christian, you will not be ‘abhorring’ evil. There is only one thing that can ever make you 'abhor that which is evil’, and that is a positive love for God. You will never understand the nature of evil until you understand something of the doctrine of the holiness of God, for evil is the opposite of that.” Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones
“Because the elementary school doesn't teach theology (the knowledge of God), it must be excused when it doesn't teach anything. The bias of the modern world is so enormous that it will allow a thing to be inefficient as long as it is also irreligious.” - G.K. Chesterton
"Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil." - C. S. Lewis
“They parade their sin like Sodom. They do not hide it. Woe to their soul! For they have brought disaster upon themselves.” Isaiah 3:9
"The society in which we live is radically changing. What previous generations saw as evil is now embraced as being good. It is a dangerous and slippery slope upon which we stand when we reject what Solomon called 'the beginning of wisdom': the fear of God." Ray Comfort