Quotation Explorer - 'Christian'

In my opinion, being a Christian is a noticeable behavior. If you have to tell somebody you’re a Christian, then you’re probably not doing it right. - Steve Maraboli
Not because I'm a christian doesn't mean I'm not human - Kayla Davis
Social responsibility becomes an aspect not of Christian mission only, but also of Christian conversion. It is impossible to be truly converted to God without being thereby converted to our neighbor. - John R.W. Stott
WIDOW, n. A pathetic figure that the Christian world has agreed to take humorously, although Christ's tenderness towards widows was one of the most marked features of his character. - Ambrose Bierce
If a man says he is Christian, yet he has no problems knocking you up, having premarital sex or living in sin with you, then you have to ask yourself, What version of Christ does he believe in? - Shannon L. Alder
Christian discipleship is a decision to walk in his ways, steadily and firmly, and then finding that the way integrates all our interests, passions, and gifts, our human needs and eternal aspirations. It is the way of life we were created for. - Eugene H. Peterson
To speak of mystery in a Christian sense means that the human mind is finite and not fully able to understand, deduce or even contain the deep structures of God's reality. - Tobin Wilson
Winning, being smart is not all that required, but the fulfillment of Christian race brings peace , love and joy to the mind and soul. - Jerry Sarkwah
To the corruptions of Christianity I am, indeed opposed; but not to the genuine precepts of Jesus himself. I am a Christian, in the only sense in which he wished any one to be; sincerely attached to his doctrines, in preference to all others. - Thomas Jefferson
As a Christian, our existence here on earth is a sliver of the eternal pie. Our focus should be on the whole pie, and not the sliver. - Danny L. Deaubé
The Christian God seemed the most offensive to people precisely because he was the most godlike. He was too perfect even to be coaxed by human efforts, and therefore sent his son to do the job. - Criss Jami
It is the vocation of the Christian in every generation to out-think all opposition. - Elton Trueblood
[Paul] has no intention to instruct the Christian community about the task and responsibility of government. His entire concern is with the responsibility of the Christian community towards the State. - Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Institutions and cultures are not immortal. Humans, Christian and non-Christian, are. Compared to us, our country is a gnat. - Matt Chandler
Christian life is not a life divided between times for action and times for contemplation. No. Real social action is a way of contemplation, and real contemplation is the core of social action. - Henri J.M. Nouwen
When we aim for Holiness and a true fellowship of God in our own personal lives, then only we really understand what we actually stand for in our Christian life. - Santosh Thankachan
The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and left untried.
If the Christian life seems boring,I suggest you may be DOING IT WRONG! - Edmund Lloyd Fletcher
May our eyes focus rightly on Christ ... before the need to please others, before church, and before the busyness of Christian life. Those things will surely have their place, but they will be most valuable if put in their proper position. - Traci LaRussa
I do not put much stock in "believing in God." The grammar of "belief" invites a far too rationalistic account of what it means to be a Christian. "Belief" implies propositions about which you get to make up your mind before you know the work they are meant to do. - Stanley Hauerwas
My mom, God love her, she was one of those Bible people. She thought it was wrong to bother anybody, regardless of race, color or religion. It just wasn't a Christian thing to look down on anybody, and that's what she taught us. - Levon Helm
PALACE, n. A fine and costly residence, particularly that of a great official. The residence of a high dignitary of the Christian Church is called a palace; that of the Founder of his religion was known as a field, or wayside. There is progress. - Ambrose Bierce
Prayer and fasting is what every Christian needs because prayer empowers you while fasting humbles you to be a better child of God. - Gugu Mona
It is essential to realise, that, while we make efforts to live the Christian life today, the world which have formed in our spoiled times, demands soul, both in the everyday life and in the religion, and can be called totalitarian. - Seraphim Rose
A strange fanaticism fills our time: the fanatical hatred of morality, especially of Christian morality. - G.K. Chesterton
The heart of a Christian, who believes and feels, cannot pass the hardships and deprivations of the poor without helping them. - Louis Guanella
Every Christian has the chance to become an outstanding person. - Sunday Adelaja
Anything that dims my vision of Christ, or takes away my taste for Bible study, or cramps my prayer life, or makes Christian work difficult, is wrong for me, and I must, as a Christian, turn away from it. - J. Wilbur Chapman
I admire the serene assurance of those who have religious faith. It is wonderful to observe the calm confidence of a Christian with four aces. - Mark Twain
Just being a Christian doesn't mean you're better than anyone. Ever notice how Jesus was a servant instead of a master? - Jacob Bowen
The Christian life doesn't work because we are such great followers. It works because Christ is such a great Leader. - David McGee
Christianity today is so subnormal that if any Christian began to act like a normal New Testament Christian, he would be considered abnormal - Leonard Ravenhill
When a man becomes a Christian, he becomes industrious, trustworthy and prosperous. Now, if that man when he gets all he can and saves all he can, does not give all he can, I have more hope for Judas Iscariot than for that man! - John Wesley
Falling in love in a Christian way is to say,'I am excited about your future and I want to be part of getting you there. I'm signing up for the journey with you. Would you sign up for the journey to my true self with me? It's going to be hard but I want to get there. - Timothy J. Keller
I don't care what the world says. My Bible says you can't live a continuous lifestyle of sin and be a Christian. - Fritz Chery
It is theologically and anthropologically important for woman to be at the center of Christianity. Through Mary, and the other holy women, the feminine element stands at the heart of the Christian religion. - Pope Benedict XVI
The Good News of love must be a lifestyle, not a program for Christian - Sunday Adelaja
A good Christian, never take advantage of other people - Beta Metani' Marashi
I plan to be a sinner tonight. Could've been something else, but looked way too good in my red dress to be anything Christian. - Alysia Harris
Yes I am, I am also a Muslim, a Christian, a Buddhist, and a Jew. - Mahatma Gandhi
The good Christian should beware of mathematicians. The danger already exists that mathematicians have made a covenant with the devil to darken the spirit and confine man in the bonds of Hell. - Augustine of Hippo
Not only were science and religion compatible, they were inseparable--the rise of science was achieved by deeply religious Christian scholars. - Rodney Stark
All national institutions of churches, whether Jewish, Christian, or Turkish, appear to me no other than human inventions, set up to terrify and enslave mankind, and monopolize power and profit. - Thomas Paine
A Christian reveals true humility by showing the gentleness of Christ, by being always ready to help others, by speaking kind words and performing unselfish acts, which elevate and ennoble the most sacred message that has come to the world. - Ellen G. White
(I should mention I attended a Christian elementary school where my dad’s hermeneutic can beat up your dad’s hermeneutic served as legit schoolyard banter.) - Rachel Held Evans
The very fact of having fixed conclusions to strive for in orthodox belief does not render the Christian philosopher dogmatic but rather intellectually fruitful, willing to take and follow reason further than the putatively undogmatic unbelieving philosopher - Gregory B. Sadler
Speaking as a Christian, I find the Apostle Paul appealing and the apostle Peale appalling. - Adlai E. Stevenson II
I don't want to base my life on a symbol," he said resolutely. "I want reality, and the Christian faith has always been rooted in reality. What's not rooted in reality is the faith of liberal scholars. They're the ones who are following a pipe dream, but Christianity is not a pipe dream. - Gregory A. Boyd
Another vindication I had is the fact that I believed the Christian message and the gospel of the kingdom is good enough to fix the world’s problems - Sunday Adelaja
Lack of commitment is the main reason for failure among Christian leaders - Sunday Adelaja
Just as Christian came up to the Cross, his burden loosed from off his shoulders, fell from off his back, and began to tumble down the hill, and so it continued to do till it came to the mouth of the sepulchre. There it fell in, and I saw it no more! - John Bunyan
Doubting God's existence is okay and perfectly acceptable within Christianity as long as the person doubting remains obedient and committed to the Christian path. - Gordon Atkinson
I'm a writer. I'm a Christian. I like sex. But I haven't had it. I believe in waiting until marriage. But that doesn't mean I want my characters to. - Michelle N. Onuorah
The measure of a Christian is not in the height of his grasp but in the depth of his love - Clarence Jordan
I watch him, enthralled as slowly, like the predator he is, he stalks me in time to the slow sultry beat of the music. He's barefoot, wearing just an untucked white shirt, jeans, and a smoldering look. Nina sings "You're mine" as Christian reaches me, his intention clear. - E.L. James
A priest once quoted to me the Roman saying that a religion is dead when the priests laugh at each other across the altar. I always laugh at the altar, be it Christian, Hindu, or Buddhist, because real religion is the transformation of anxiety into laughter. - Alan W. Watts
I was brought up Christian, then I was agnostic and then I realized I was atheist... This movie [Agora] is about fundamentalism and hate. - Alejandro Amenábar
Who hateth me but for my happiness? Or who is honour'd now but for his wealth? Rather had I, a Jew, be hated thus, Than pitied in a Christian poverty; For I can see no fruits in all their faith, But malice, falsehood, and excessive pride, Which methinks fits not their profession. - Christopher Marlowe
Anyone who thinks sitting in church can make you a Christian must also think that sitting in a garage can make you a car. - Garrison Keillor
Christ alone makes possible everything you are and can be as a Christian. - Jim George
When a disciple from the wildcat religious asylum comes marching forth, get under the bed. It doesn't matter whether he's a Christian, Hindu, Jew or Muslim. - Mark Twain
‎Sincerity is the biggest part of selling anything -- including the Christian plan of salvation. - Billy Graham
If people call me Christian, not from the standpoint of religion but from the standpoint of social vision, I declare that I am a Christian. - Fidel Castro
Mideast Christians have few allies in American politics: they are too foreign for the Right and too Christian for the Left. - Mark Movsesian
The women cried with one another, and it didn't seem to matter whether you were Jewish or Christian, you just mourned. - Harry Bernstein
I may have become Christian, were it not for Christians. - Mahatma Gandhi
The Christian Journey is not just to a place "Heaven", it is also to a person "Jesus". Ephesians 4:13 says "Till we all come to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ - Kingsley Opuwari Manuel
Indeed, if their wristbands asked them the question: What-Would-Jesus-Buy—well now, that could very well revolutionize the Christian church in America. - Geoffrey Wood
A theology that endangers life rather than "giving life" is one that cannot accept the title of being adequately Christian. - Michael Joseph Brown
In the time of to Augustine, the conversation in the West mostly had been a Christian reaction to outside ideas. After Augustine, the Great Conversation would be about his ideas for centuries. - John Mark Reynolds
The Jesus of Nazareth who came forward publicly as the Messiah...and died to give his work its final consecration never existed. ["Modern Christian Thought: The twentieth century, Volume 2" by James C. Livingston, Francis Schüssler Fiorenza, p.13] - Albert Schweitzer
Speaker calls the Christian counselor to look at each person as soul embodied with unique challenges that move us. This is not, he says, the first step before we get on to important business but vital in and of itself. - Edward T. Welch
We are a pluralist civilisation because we allow mosques to be built in our countries, and we are not going to stop simply because Christian missionaries are thrown into prison in Kabul. If we did so, we, too, would become Taliban. - Umberto Eco
A Christian who rebels against God’s Word is not a Christian at all - Fritz Chery
The Christian life means putting off the character of the world and putting on the character of Christ. - Jim George
You cannot call yourself a Christian and only accept the less harsher parts of the bible, being a Christian in Christ is accepting it all. - Pauline Seaport
Every good thing in the Christian life grows in the soil of humility. Without humility, every virtue and every grace withers. That’s why Calvin said humility is first, second, and third in the Christian faith. - John Piper
Wow! you might actually have to act like a Christian sometimes! - Joyce Meyer
A forgiven Christian is a forgiving Christian. - Jim George
The Christian shoemaker does his duty not by putting little crosses on the shoes, but by making good shoes, because God is interested in good craftsmanship. - Martin Luther
The word "Christianity" is already a misunderstanding; in reality there has been only one Christian, and he died on the cross. - Friedrich Nietzsche
I'm not a Christian, but I have read his book. - Bill Maher
Brethren, you won’t believe what I discovered. I found out that in every place, people listened to the message (the shift our churches need) with full attention and total bewilderment. The question that I kept on hearing was: why are other Christian ministers not doing the same thing? - Sunday Adelaja
The Christian resolution to find the world ugly and bad has made the world ugly and bad. - Friedrich Nietzsche
In truth, there was only one Christian, and he died on the cross. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Ask a deeply religious Christian if he'd rather live next to a bearded Muslim that may or may not be plotting a terror attack, or an atheist that may or may not show him how to set up a wireless network in his house. On the scale of prejudice, atheists don't seem so bad lately. - Scott Adams
A Christian telling an atheist they're going to hell is as scary as a child telling an adult they're not getting any presents from Santa. - Ricky Gervais
No cross, no Christian - Daniel Deutschlander
I was a Muslim, but then I became enlightened and became a Christian. - Brock Hoffpauir
After the original rapture of conversion had settled in, (Bob) Dylan backed away from his obviously Christian lyrics and returned to his more metaphorical use of language. - Ron Jacobs
Now, a plain word here about the Christian church trying to carry on in its own power: That kind of Christianity makes God sick, for it is trying to run a heavenly institution after an earthly manner. - A.W. Tozer
The last Christian died on the cross.
If I am in that position, you will see change because I have experience change as a Christian. - Dr. Christ Asabor
It is time to change the paradigm of the church and of every Christian. - Sunday Adelaja
No Christian and, indeed, no historian could accept the epigram which defines religion as 'what a man does with his solitude.' - C. S. Lewis
Change is inevitable! Repentance is the Christian constant! - Gary Rohrmayer
Religious politics is the bent of those who push "The Myth of the Christian Nation" or "Muslim Supremicism" everywhere! ~ © gfp '42™ - Gary Patton
The world does not need more Christian literature. What it needs is more Christians writing good literature. - C.S. Lewis
It is no longer a question of a Christian going about to convert others to the faith, but of each one being ready to listen to the other and so to grow together in mutual understanding. - Bede Griffiths
The Christian should work as if all depended upon him, and pray as if it all depended upon God. - Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Every Christian should be both conservative and radical; conservative in preserving the faith and radical in applying it. - John R.W. Stott
Being a Christian, for some other people, is not cool-praying, reading bible, lifting your hands while singing Christian songs, listening to a boring sermon? But would it still be cool if you're already in hell? Think about that. - Aby Santos
If all the world were Christian, it might not matter if all the world were educated. But a cultural life will exist outside the Church whether it exists inside or not. Good philosophy must exist, if for no other reason, because bad philosophy needs to be answered. - C.S. Lewis
Who but the Christian, among the religions of the world and throughout time, worships a God who loves him so much that he died an agonizing and wretched death to pay for his sins? - Ron Brackin
In truth,there was only one christian and he died on the cross. - Friedrich Nietzsche
A Christian should be an Alleluia from head to foot - Augustine of Hippo
The true Christian can nurture a trustful optimism, because he is certain of not walking alone. In sending us Jesus, the eternal Son made man, God has drawn near to each of us. In Christ he has become our travelling companion. - Pope John Paul II
The Christian does not think God will love us because we are good, but that God will make us good because He loves us. - C.S. Lewis
Christian, n. One who follows the teachings of Christ insofar as they are not inconsistent with a life of sin. - Ambrose Bierce
Treaty with Tripoli, Art. 11. As the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion; - U.S. Congress
There's no way to be a Christian at home by yourself. - Sara Miles
My lesbianism is an act of Christian charity. All those women out there praying for a man, and I'm giving them my share. - Rita Mae Brown
The immense distance between God and humanity is the indispensable backdrop to a Christian idea of revelation. To reduce God to the level of human thought and human imagination, so that we can comprehend God, is to lose a sense of the very thing that distinguishes God as God. - A.J. Conyers
God is not a Christian. - Desmond Tutu
In the life of a Christian, there are no accidents, only Divine appointments. - Dr. Lonnie Rex
The Christian does not consider death to be the end of his life, but the end of his troubles.
I believe a Christian muffler shop owner should have the same right to refuse service to a gay couple, as a gay lifeguard has to refuse service to a drowning Christian. - Quentin R. Bufogle
my whole authorship pertains to Christianity, to the issue: becoming a Christian, with direct and indirect polemical aim at that enormous illusion, Christendom-- Soren Kierkegaard "The Point of View for My Work as an Author, (The Single Individual) - Soren kierkagaard
To be a Christian is to live dangerously, honestly, freely - to step in the name of love as if you may land on nothing, yet to keep on stepping because the something that sustains you no empire can give you and no empire can take away. - Cornel West
Tolerance is not a Christian value. Charity, justice, mercy, prudence, honesty--these are Christian values. - Charles J. Chaput
Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than going to a garage makes you an automobile.
ALLAH, n. The Mahometan Supreme Being, as distinguished from the Christian, Jewish, and so forth. Allah's good laws I faithfully have kept, And ever for the sins of man have wept; And sometimes kneeling in the temple I Have reverently crossed my hands and slept. Junker Barlow - Ambrose Bierce
Before you call yourself a Christian, Buddhist, Muslim, Hindu or any other theology, learn to be human first. - Shannon L. Alder
The Christian journey is truly an exciting endeavor be-cause we become eyewitnesses to the holy activity of a wonderful God in our lives on a daily basis. One of the great marvels of the faith is that we are transformed into testifiers of His strength and grace in the midst of major obstacles. - Malcolm Walls
A genuine Christian with a heart empty of all wickedness and filled with Christ's Love should be able to achieve any spiritual goals for the Glory of God. - Santosh Thankachan
The Christian who loves his Master needs not fear any longer for himself. For it is then completely irrational, as it is written thus: 'Perfect love casts out fear.' However, it is very much rational for one to instead fear for the enemies of God. - Criss Jami
It is easy for anybody to call himself or herself a Christian but the truth is we respond from very different world-views - Sunday Adelaja
No egoism is so insufferable as the Christian with regard to his soul. - W. Somerset Maugham
When we learn to read the story of Jesus and see it as the story of the love of God, doing for us what we could not do for ourselves--that insight produces, again and again, a sense of astonished gratitude which is very near the heart of authentic Christian experience. - N.T. Wright
Rational conduct on the basis of the idea of calling, was born... from the spirit of Christian asceticism. - Max Weber
All national institutions of churches, whether Jewish, Christian or Turkish, appear to me no other than human inventions set up to terrify and enslave mankind, and monopolize power and profit. - Thomas Paine
The Christian religion asks us to put our trust not in ideas, and certainly not in ideologies, but in a God Who was vulnerable enough to become human and die, and Who desires to be present to us in our ordinary circumstances. - Kathleen Norris
To be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you. - C.S. Lewis
As a Christian your future is secure. - Jim George
There is absolutely no reward on earth for being a Christian. You get it only on payday in Heaven, not while you are still working for Jesus on earth. - Felix Wantang
Out of 100 men, one will read the Bible, the other 99 will read the Christian. - D.L. Moody
The love, loyalty, and dedication of Mary and Joseph are an example for all Christian couples, who are neither the friends nor masters of their children’s lives, but the guardians of this incomparable gift from God. - Pope Benedict XVI
It seems that the appetite for pictures showing bodies in pain is as keen, almost, as the desire for ones that show bodies naked. For many centuries, in Christian art, depictions of hell offered both of these elemental satisfactions. - Sontag, Susan
It is no accident that the words discipline and disciple resemble each other in the English language. The most common word in the Gospels for a Christian is disciple. - Billy Graham
The only time anyone's admitted they were a Christian before was when they were busy telling me why they're better than me. - Randy K. Milholland
If you don't like music, there is something wrong with your face- Christian Coma - Chistian Coma
A Christian must worship the Self as Christ, not Christ as Christ. A Muslim must worship the Self as Mohammed, not Mohammed as Mohammed. A Hindu must worship the Self as Krishna, not Krishna as Krishna. - Abhijit Naskar
Remembering to forget the past allows you freedom from a past that holds back your Christian growth. - Elizabeth George
It is obvious that the prevalent Christian world-view is not a Kingdom world-view - Sunday Adelaja
Only a very few can be learned, but all can be Christian, all can be devout, and I shall boldly add all can be theologians. - Desiderius Erasmus
There's three different kinds of Christian," said Cash. "There's preaching Christians, church-playing Christians, and then there's practicing Christian. I'm trying very hard to be a practicing Christian. - Steve Turner
If you are a Christian, you are not a citizen of this world trying to get to heaven; you are a citizen of heaven making your way through this world. - Vance Havner
Though poor in this world's goods, though grieving the loss of loved ones, though suffering pain of body, though harassed by sin and Satan, though hated and persecuted by worldlings, whatever be the case and lot of the Christian, it is both his privilege and duty to rejoice in the Lord. - Arthur W. Pink
The greatest joy of a Christian is to give joy to Christ. - Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Reckless predictions of the second coming of Christ create an artificial excitement among believers followed by a corresponding depression. In addition, it hardens skeptics in their unbelief and provides new fodder for cynics to mock the Christian faith. - Doug Batchelor
Ignorance of Scripture is the root of every error in religion, and the source of ever heresy. To be allowed to remove a few grains of ignorance, and to throw a few rays of light on God's precious word, is, in my opinion, the greatest honor that can be put on a Christian. - J.C. Ryle
It is not the Church name that matters, but a Christ like character from every Christian that makes a difference. - Gugu Mona
It is possible for a Christian to be perfectly orthodox and yet to be defeated, and to be living a defeated and a useless life. - D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones
Promise me that if you become a Christian you'll become a Presbyterian.
The Christian religion is a parody on the worship of the sun, in which they put a man called Christ in the place of the sun, and pay him the adoration originally payed to the sun. - Thomas Paine
We feel like acting like a Christian, following the steps of Christ, is much more important than following a doctrine. - Isabel Ruiz Lucero
My name is , and I'm an Arkansas Razorback. My father is a Jew from Little Rock, Ark., my mother was a Christian from Harrison, Ark., and somehow I'm an atheist now living in L.A. I am a Razorback living in the Razorback diaspora. - Matt Besser
Archbishop: a Christian ecclesiastic of a rank superior to that attained by Christ. - H. L. Mencken
Contemporary Christian church would normally think that things are impossible - Sunday Adelaja
True saddness is when someone still thinks your the same person after all these years. They brand you because of their own ego, fear and lack of spirituality. What's sadder is when they are Christian. - Shannon L. Alder
As a Christian, our existence here on earth is but a sliver of the eternal pie. Our focus should be one the whole pie, and not the sliver. - Danny L. Deaubé
I've never wanted more, until I met you. - Christian Grey, Fifty Shades of Grey - E.L. James
The truth is that there are such things as Christian tears, and too few of us ever weep them. - John R.W. Stott
When I feed the poor, they call me a saint, but when I ask why the poor are hungry, they call me a communist. Dom Helder Camara one of the great prophets of Christian "Liberation theology". - Dom Helder Camara Archbishop of Recife in Brazil
Part time christian cannot defeat a full time devil - Steven Chuks Nwaokeke
Gods do have their divisions thanks to man. Jesus Christ is the Christian God, Allah the Muslim and so on. As a convent student, I thought God was English till the Sanskrit mantras became somewhat comprehensible. - Andy Paula
Personally, I think the 'Christian family' should be called a Christian fantasy. - Ruth Hurmence Green
I'm not a political Christian; for the most part I allow people even their vain, earthly rights. And I certainly don't see anti-Christians as bad or evil (as if they actually have the power to pose any kind of threat against God Almighty), but rather complete idiots I was commanded to love. - Criss Jami
I do not want chemistry to degenerate into a religion; I do not want the chemist to believe in the existence of atoms as the Christian believes in the existence of Christ in the communion wafer. - Marcellin Berthelot
I'll try a pagan friend, thought I, since Christian kindness has proved but hollow courtesy. - Herman Melville
To be a follower of the Crucified means, sooner or later, a personal encounter with the cross. And the cross always entails loss. The great symbol of Christianity means sacrifice and no one calls himself a Christian can evade this stark fact. - Elisabeth Elliot
HOMOEOPATHY, n. A school of medicine midway between Allopathy and Christian Science. To the last both the others are distinctly inferior, for Christian Science will cure imaginary diseases, and they can not. - Ambrose Bierce
Every Christian can become a rich person. - Sunday Adelaja
WINE, n. Fermented grape-juice known to the Women's Christian Union as "liquor," sometimes as "rum." Wine, madam, is God's next best gift to man. - Ambrose Bierce
After that I went home and Sally put what was left of me to bed; next day, being a Christian family, we saluted the happy morn with the Hell and Hades of a row because I wouldn't get up and go to early service, my sister being quite determined that even if I didn't get up. I shouldn't sleep. - Dion Fortune
I was brought up in a Christian environment where, because God had to be given pre-eminence, nothing else was allowed to be important. I have broken through to the position that because God exists, everything has significance. - Evangeline Paterson
If this is going to be a Christian nation that doesn't help the poor, either we have to pretend that Jesus was just as selfish as we are, or we've got to acknowledge that He commanded us to love the poor and serve the needy without condition and then admit that we just don't want to do it. - Stephen Colbert
Religion is still useful among the herd - that it helps their orderly conduct as nothing else could. The crude human animal is in-eradicably superstitious, and there is every biological reason why they should be. Take away his Christian god and saints, and he will worship something else... - H.P. Lovecraft
Authentic Christian living has its own order of priority in our lives: God first, others second, self third. - Billy Graham
Have you ever read a wonderful quote that you want to post on your twitter/facebook/blog/whatever but you feel like it may come off as not Christian enough or just a little theologically lacking? - Nick Rynerson
A Christian message or moral cannot redeem a text marred by shoddy workmanship. - Susan Gallagher
Simply to render oneself able to understand what other Christian thinkers have themselves come to understand and to more or less felicitously communicate requires that one's mind not be a blank slate but already properly formed, disciplined, and exercised. - Gregory B. Sadler
One more soldier of the Cross has taken up his crown; one more beloved member of our church has gone to the great assembly above; one more Christian has triumphed in the living Faith; one more flower is planted and harvested in the garden of God's Kingdom. - Reverend Ada Slaton Bonds, Cumberland Presbyterian
Joy is distinctly a Christian word and a Christian thing. It is the reverse of happiness. Happiness is the result of what happens of an agreeable sort. Joy has its spring deep down inside. And that spring never runs dry, no matter what happens. Only Jesus gives that joy. - Samuel Gordon
If a person wants to be a true Christian, then he will endeavor to know Jesus and press towards being like Him in all things in order to reveal Him to the world. - Sunday Adelaja
The paradox in Christian truth is invariably due to the fact that it is the truth that exists for God. The standard of measure and the end is superhuman; and there is only one relationship possible: faith. - Søren Kierkegaard
That new technologies and techniques would be forthcoming was a fundamental article of Christian faith. Hence, no bishops or theologians denounced clocks or sailing ships--although both were condemned on religious grounds in various non-Western societies. - Rodney Stark
To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing. - Martin Luther King Jr.
You don't have to be stupid to be a Christian, ... but it probably helps. - Ambrose Bierce
Christianity would have lacked a great essence without the Bible. A Christian who seldom devotes a little time to read the Bible is with a great question mark. - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
The purpose of the Christian life is to reveal Jesus Christ to the world. - Sunday Adelaja
The government of the United States is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion. - George Washington
Whether it's a Christian or a non-Christian, there's nothing like suffering to show us how small, needy, and not in control we are. Suffering has a way of sobering us up to the realization that we can't make it on our own, that we need help, that we're broken. - Tullian Tchividjian
Words only make sense when the person who says them means a lot. - Christian
There is no problem with the wider culture that you cannot see in the spades in the Christian Church. The rot is in us, and not simple out there. And Christians are making a great mistake by turning everything into culture wars. It's a much deeper crisis. - Os Guinness
From beginning to end, our Christian lives— highs and lows, fasting and fornication— are a tapestry of grace.Charis: God's Scandalous Grace for Us (p. 31). - Preston Sprinkle
Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than standing in a garage makes you a car. - Anonymous
Drinking beer is easy. Trashing your hotel room is easy. But being a Christian, that's a tough call. That's real rebellion. - Alice Cooper
Of course we're Christian. The very name of the church declares that. The more people see us and come to know us, the more I believe they will come to realize that we are trying to exemplify in our lives and in our living the great ideals which (Jesus Christ) taught. - Gordon B. Hinckley
A person has to ignore the larger social, economic, political, and religious climate of early North American colonialism to advance the Christian nation myth. - David D. Flowers
The Christian worldview, contra-postmodernism, understands language not as a Self-referential, merely human and ultimately arbitrary system of signs that is reducible to contingent cultural factors, but it has the gift of a rational God entrusted to beings made in his own image and likeness. - Douglas Groothuis
You have to be realistic about terrorism. Certain groups of people, certain groups, Muslim fundamentalists, Christian fundamentalists, Jewish fundamentalists, and just plain guys from Montana, are going to continue to make life in this country very interesting for a long, long time. - George Carlin
The best thing any man can do or be which will be of utmost importance both to him and the society is to be a "TRUE CHRISTIAN - Johnson Bandi
Therefore everything that you enjoy in Christ - as a Christian, as a person who trusts Christ - is owing to the death of Christ. - John Piper
When you’re a teenager - How do you determine what being a Christian looks like, if you’re not willing to be as transparent as the realty TV world we live in? If we are to make it easy for others to find God, we must be more diligent about sharing our stories, openly and honestly. - Sarah Jakes
[W]e shall continue to have a worsening ecologic crisis until we reject the Christian axiom that nature has no reason for existence save to serve man.
Everyone would like to behave like a pagan, with everyone else behaving like a Christian. - Albert Camus
If God has really done something in Christ on which the salvation of the world depends, and if He has made it known, then it is a Christian duty to be intolerant of everything which ignores, denies, or explains it away. - James Denney
A healthy Christian life cannot be stitched together from a series of disjointed mountain-top experiences. We need a Christian spirituality that endures the shadowy, low-lying valleys and the rocky slopes in between all those glorious summits. - Andrew Byers
My job as a Christian is not to get people to heaven when they die, it's to get heaven to people while they're alive - D.R. Silva
Ask a deeply religious Christian if he’d rather live next to a bearded Muslim that may or may not be plotting a terror attack, or an atheist that may or may not show him how to set up a wireless network in his house. On the scale of prejudice, atheists don’t seem so bad lately. - Scott Adams
If Christ were here now there is one thing he would not be - a Christian. - Mark Twain
Don’t neglect the importance of prayer in your Christian life. - Jim George
One class. No masters. No slaves. No black. No white. No Jew. No Christian. One race-- The human race. - Edith Hahn Beer
I'm an artist who is a Christian. I'm not a Christian artist.
A Christian sits in his or her well and thinks that the whole world is his or her well. The Jew sits in his or her little well and thinks that it is the whole world. A Muslim sits cooped up in his or her tiny well and believes it to be the whole universe. The same goes for a Hindu and all others. - Abhijit Naskar
Zeal, if it be well ordered, is most beautiful in a Christian; but if not, it is a thing of exceeding great danger: as fire in moderation is most comfortable, but in extremity most fearful. - Nehemiah Rogers
True Christianity is NOT a religion, to be a christian, you don't have to be a christian - Fabulous Godwin
Christian contentment is that sweet, inward, quiet, gracious frame of spirit, which freely submits to and delights in God's wise and fatherly disposal in every condition. - Jeremiah Burroughs
What a Christian portrays in his art is the totality of life. Art is not to be a vehicle for self-conscious evangelism. Christians ought not to be threatened by fantasy and imagination. The Christian is the really free man. He is free to have imagination. - Francis A. Schaeffer
There are three paradoxes of the Christian life: You must give in order to receive, you must let go in order to possess, and you must die in order to live. - B.G. Lavastida Los Pinos Nuevos
The word miracle, as pronounced by Christian churches, gives a false impression; it is a monster. It is not one with the blowing clover and the falling rain. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
A Christian is the person who studies the life of Christ and carries His image in himself in order to be like Him - Sunday Adelaja
No man can be a Christian and a soldier at the same time, for the two ideas are wholly incompatible. - W.E. Woodward
Pain does not differentiate between rich and poor or Christian and Buddhist. It brings the same feelings to everyone. - Debasish Mridha
You can never be fully human unless you've discovered the humanity in other human beings. Don't close your eyes to the injustices of your own country by trying to solve the injustices of another country. That's an evasion of Christian responsibility. - Beyers Naudé
The key distinctive of a truly Christian education...is the effective practice of worldview integration, that is, an approach to biblical integration that leads to a Christian worldview. - Martha MacCullough
I liked this God very much because you hardly had to talk to it and it never talked back. Blue Like Jazz: Nonreligious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality - Donald Miller
I honestly believe that in my lifetime we will see a country once again governed by Christians...and Christian values. What Christians have got to do is take back this country, one precinct at a time, one neighborhood at a time, and one state at a time.
Is there any pleasure on earth as great as the circle of Christian friends by a good fire? - J.R.R. Tolkien
Christian Fiction is like a parable. The story is made up, but the truth is brought to life. Enjoy the story, but savor the truth. - Mary Ann Brantley
Christian faith is not an irrational leap.Examined objectively, the claims of the Bible are rational propositions well supported by reason and evidence. - Lee Strobel
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