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Religion Quotes

  • miroslav volf“Thin religion is religiosity reduced to a single symbolic gesture. And once you reduce religion to that . . . you can project everything that you want onto that . . . thin religion isn't textured. It doesn't have depth. It doesn't have relief. It doesn't rely on a long history of that religion with all the varieties of reflections that have gone on in the religion.”
    - Miroslav Volf

  • Picture of Old TV“If most people would trade their TV time for Bible reading, they’d finish the entire Bible in four weeks or less.” - Don Whitney

  • grass2"The grass isn't greener on the other side. It's greener where you water it."
    - @freesermons

  • quote 1447

    "We must find a way to unite what Jesus never divided - the sacred and the secular, spirit and matter, the divine and the common." -Leonard Sweet

  •  quote 1463

    "The glory of God is a human being made fully alive."

    - Iranaeus

  • quote 1480

    "Any religion that professes to be concerned about the souls of men and is not concerned about the slums that damn them, the economic conditions that strangle them and the social conditions that cripple them is a spiritually moribund religion awaiting burial."

    - Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • quote 1504

    "Nobody wants a God who declines to deal with evil. They just want a God who declines to deal with their evil"

    - Greg Gilbert

  • quote 1505

    "When I regarded God as a tyrant, I thought sin a trifle; but when I knew him to be my father, then I mourned that I could ever have kicked against him. When I thought that God was hard, I found it easy to sin; but when I found God so kind, so good, so overflowing with compassion, I smote upon my breast to think that I could ever have rebelled against one who loved me so, and sought my good."

    - C. H. Spurgeon

  • quote 1511

    "The Christian shoemaker does his duty not by putting little crosses on the shoes, but by making good shoes."

    - Martin Luther

  • quote 1512

    Pope Francis revealed recently he daily prays a meditation from St. Thomas More that includes the line:

    “Grant me, O Lord, a sense of good humor. Allow me the grace to be able to take a joke.”

  • quote 1516

    Here is a handy reference list of the "Christian Response" to social issues: Love them!

  • quote 1519

    Legalistic remorse says, "I broke God's rules," while real repentance says, "I broke God's heart."

    - Tim Keller

  • quote 1520

    "People ask me, 'Why pray if God is sovereign?' I respond, 'Why pray if He isn't?'"

    - Michael Horton

  • quote 1530

    "Most Christians don't hear God's voice because we've already decided we aren't going to do what He says."

    - A.W. Tozer

  • quote 1541

    Discipline says, "I need to."

    Duty says, "I ought to."

    Devotion says, "I want to."

    - Adrian Rogers

  • quote 1546

    "My argument against God was that the universe seemed so cruel and unjust. But how had I got this idea of just and unjust? A man does not call a line crooked unless he has some idea of a straight line. What was I comparing this universe with when I called it unjust?"

    - C.S. Lewis

  • quote 1548

    "Everywhere else in the world, loveliness precedes love. Only in the Gospel does love precede loveliness." 

    - Tullian Tchividjian

  • quote 1569

    "Thou hast formed us for Thyself, and our hearts are restless till they find rest in Thee."

    - Augustine

  • quote 1575

    "You can know you have made God in your own image when He starts hating the same people you do."

    – Anonymous

  • quote 1628

    "Christians believe in the virgin birth of Jesus. Materialists believe in the virgin birth of the cosmos. Choose your miracle."

    - Glen Scrivener @ abr_apologetics

  • quote 1654

    "What is it about your own miserable works and  doings that you think you could please God more than the sacrifice of His own Son?"

    - Martin Luther

  • C. S. Lewis quote

    "I didn't go to religion to make me 'happy.' I always knew a bottle of Port would do that. If you want a religion to make you feel really comfortable, I certainly don't recommend Christianity."

    - C. S. Lewis

  • God's primary objective quote.

    "God's primary objective is not to make our lives easy but to make our lives matter."

    - Unknown

  • quote 1714

    "The devil is not the only one allowed to influence the culture." 

    - Unknown

  • Timothy Keller quote

    "The reality of the bodily ascension of Jesus to Heaven makes an enormous difference. When understood, this truth becomes an irreplaceable, important resource for living our lives in the world - and it's a resource no other religion or philosophy of life holds out to us."

    - Timothy Keller

  • David Platt quote

    "A materialistic world will not be won to Christ by a materialistic church."

    - David Platt