D.A. Carson

“If God had perceived that our greatest need was economic, he would have sent an economist. If he had perceived that our greatest need was entertainment, he would have sent us a comedian or an artist. If God had perceived that our greatest need was political stability, he would have sent us a politician. If he had perceived that our greatest need was health, he would have sent us a doctor. But he perceived that our greatest need involved our sin, our alienation from him, our profound rebellion, our death; and he sent us a Savior.”

 

Martin Luther

If I profess with the loudest voice and clearest exposition every portion of the Word of God except precisely that point which the world and the devil are at that moment attacking, I am not confessing Christ, however boldly I may be professing Him. Where the battle rages there the loyalty of the soldier is proved and to be steady on all the battle front besides, is mere flight and disgrace if he flinches at that point.

 

St. Augustine, on the Love for God:

He loves Thee too little, who loves anything together with Thee, which he loves not for Thy sake.

 

Charles Haddon Spurgeon, on Preaching:

The man who never reads will never be read; he who never quotes will never be quoted. He who will not use the thoughts of other men's brains proves that he has no brain of his own.

 

Quote by Peter Kreeft:

The incarnation of Christ was the biggest shock in history.  Even his own people whom he had prepared 2000 years for this event couldn’t digest it.  Even his own disciples couldn’t understand it.  It was unthinkable that the eternal God would have a beginning in time, that the maker of Mary’s womb would be made in Mary’s womb, that the first one become second, that the independent one became dependent as a little baby.  Even the devil did not expect this folly, that God should step right into Satan’s trap, Satan’s world, Satan’s game, the jaws of death on the cross, that he should give Satan the opportunity to cherish forever in dark Satanic glee the words from God to God when Jesus said, “My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?”  That God should take alienation away from man by inserting alienation into the very heart of God, that he should conquer evil by allowing it supreme unthinkable triumph, the introduction of death in to the very life of God.

 

The Great Lyric Ever Written...

Could we with ink the oceans fill
And were the skies of parchment made,
Were every stalk on earth a quill
And every man a scribe by trade,
To write the love of God above
Would drain the ocean dry,
Nor could the scroll contain the whole,
Though stretched from sky to sky.