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Famous Christian Quotes
Throughout the course of history, great men and women of God have spoken of their loyalty to Scripture and the gospel within the framework of their circumstances. Below is a collection of a few such quotes that clearly display fidelity to the God of the Bible and His truth as authoritative and sufficient.
Quotes Regarding the Sufficiency of Scripture
“Compare Scripture with Scripture. False doctrines, like false witnesses, agree not among themselves. Their name may be Legion, for they are many; but truth is one, and one Scripture sweetly harmonizes with another. Hence it is, though they were many penmen of sacred writ, and those of several ages one after another, yet they all are said to have but one mouth: ‘As he spoke by the mouth of his holy prophets, which have been since the world began.’ Luke 1:70 All had one mouth, because they accord so perfectly together. The best way therefore to know the mind of God in one text, is to lay it to another. The lapidary uses one diamond to cut another; so should we use one place of Scripture to interpret another. Scriptures compared, like glasses set one against another, cast a light each to the other.”
~ William Gurnall – The Christian in Complete Armor, Volume 3, Chapter 24, Section 5
“Highly prize the Scriptures – ‘The law of thy mouth is better to me than thousands of gold and silver.’ (Psalm 119:72) Can he make a proficiency in any art, who doth slight and deprecate it? Prize this book of God above all other books. St. Gregory calls the Bible ‘the heart and soul of God.’ … The Scripture is the library of the Holy Ghost; it is a pandect of divine knowledge, an exact model and platform of religion. … ‘The Scripture is the standard of truth,’ the judge of controversies; it is the pole-star to direct us to heaven (Isaiah 8:20). …. The Scripture is the compass by which the rudder of our will is to be steered; it is the field in which Christ, the Pearl of price, is hid; it is a rock of diamonds, it is sacred ‘eye-salve;’ it mends their eyes that look upon it; it is a spiritual optic-glass in which the glory of God is resplendent; it is the panacea or ‘universal medicine’ for the soul. … The Scripture is both the breeder and feeder of grace. How is the convert born, but by ‘the word of truth’? James 1:18. How doth he grow, but by ‘the sincere milk of the word’? 1 Peter 2:2. … it is the sea-mark which shows us the rocks of sin to avoid; it is the antidote against error and apostasy, the two-edged sword which wounds the old serpent. It is our bulwark to withstand the force of lust; … The Scripture is the ‘tower of David,’ whereon the shields of our faith hang: … ‘Take away the Word, and you deprive us of the sun,’ said Luther. The word written is above an angelic embassy, or voice from heaven. ‘This voice which came from heaven we heard.’ We have also, ‘a more sure word’: 2 Peter 1:18,19. O prize the word written; prizing is the way to profiting. … ‘I have esteemed the words of his mouth more than my necessary food’: Job 23:12.”
~ Thomas Watson, The Morning Exercises
“Some say that faith is the gift of God. So is the air, but you have to breathe it; so is bread, but you have to eat it. Some are wanting some miraculous kind of feeling. That is not faith. ‘Faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the Word of God’ (Rom 10:17). That is whence faith comes. It is not for me to sit down and wait for faith to come stealing over me with a strong sensation, but is for me to take God at His Word.”
~ D. L. Moody, The Way to God and How to Find It, Chapter 3
“In an age of relativity, the practice of truth when it is costly is the only way to cause the world to take seriously our protestations concerning truth. Cooperation and unity that do not lead to purity of life and purity of doctrine are just as faulty and incomplete as an orthodoxy which does not lead to a concern for, and a reaching out towards, those who are lost….All too often the only antithesis we have exhibited to the world and to our own children has been our talking about holiness or our talking about love, rather than the practice of holiness and love together as truth, in antithesis to what is false in theology, in the Church, and the surrounding culture.”
~ Francis Schaeffer, The God Who Is There, closing thoughts.