Quotes on Faith, Belief, Jesus Christ, the Holy Ghost, Spiritual Gifts, Christ’s Church, the Godhead, Atonement, Resurrection, Meaning of Life, Inner Peace, & More
Quotes on Faith:
The Recovery of Belief:
“The central core of the Christian faith is either absolute truth or it is nonsense. Being absolute, the truths which it proclaims also claim to be eternal. If they were not absolute, if they were not eternal, they would not be worth believing. Scientific knowledge, on the other hand, is relative, relative to what at any given moment happens to have been found out about the natural world. A religion which is in constant process of revision to square with science’s ever-changing picture of the world might well be easier to believe, but it is hard to believe it would be worth believing” (C.E.M. Joad, Recovery of Belief, Faber and Faber: London, 1955, p.22).
Secularism & Moral Relativism:
“Relativism involves the denial of the existence of absolute truths and, therefore, of an absolute Truthgiver, God. Relativism has sometimes been a small, satanic sea breeze, but now the winds of relativism have reached gale proportions. Over a period of several decades relativism has eroded ethics, public and personal, has worn down the will of many, has contributed to a slackening sense of duty, civic and personal. The old mountains of individual morality have been worn down. This erosion has left mankind in a sand-dune society, in a desert of disbelief where there are no landmarks, and no north, no east, no west, and no south! There is only the dust of despair (Neal Maxwell, Some Thoughts on the Gospel and Behavioral Sciences, Ensign Magazine, July, 1976).
The New Paganism
Peter Kreeft said, of the new paganism, that it is the religion of “man as the new God.”
Quotes About the Bible:
The Bible avoids all of the extremes and lopsided views of life and the world. Idealistic philosophy denies the existence of matter, holding that only mind is a reality. Materialism holds just the opposite extreme view. The Bible teaches the objective reality of both mind and matter, but points out the ephemeral character of the physical and the abiding character of the spiritual (2 Corinthians 4:18). The pantheist denies the transcendence of God and the deist denies His immanence. The Bible teaches both: [The light of Christ] is in all and God is over all (1 Corinthians 15:28; Romans 9:5). Secularism places all of the emphasis upon the present life; fanaticism ignores the present and concerns itself only with the life to come. Buddhism would suppress all human desire; Hedonism would do nothing but fulfill human desire. Manicheanism held that the human body is evil; Hinduism teaches caste; Confucianism ignores God and the future. The Bible, on the other hand, brings all of these extremes into sharp focus and presents a well-rounded, common-sense world view. (Charles F. Baker, A Dispensational Theology, Grace Bible College Publications: Grand Rapids, MI, 1971, pp. 53-4).
Quotes on Happiness
“What Satan put into the heads of our remote ancestors was the idea that they . . . could . . . invent some sort of happiness for themselves outside God, apart from God. And out of that hopeless attempt has come nearly all that we call human history—money, poverty, ambition, war, prostitution, classes, empires, slavery—the long terrible story of man trying to find something other than God which will make him happy. . . .” (C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity).
Walter Truett Anderson created an illustration about three umpires that aptly describes the difference between modernism and postmodernism. The modernism umpire says, “I call ‘em as they are.” The postmodern umpire says, “They ain’t nothing till I call ‘em” (Walter Truett Anderson, Reality Isn’t What it Used to Be, Harper & Row, 1990, p. 75).
Quotes About Jesus Christ
Quotes on the Holy Ghost, Gifts of the Spirit, Revelation, Guidance, Divine Direction
Quotes on the Meaning of Life
Quotes on Finding Peace
“The peace of Christ does not come by seeking the superficial things of life, neither does it come except as it springs from the individual’s heart.” He continued to say that peace is “conditioned upon obedience to the principles of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. … No man is at peace with himself or his God who is untrue to his better self, who transgresses the law of what is right either in dealing with himself by indulging in passion, in appetite, yielding to temptations against his accusing conscience, or in dealing with his fellowmen, being untrue to their trust. Peace does not come to the transgressor of law; peace comes by obedience to law, and it is that message which Jesus would have us proclaim among men.” (in Conference Report, Oct. 1938, p. 133.)
Quotes About Angels and Devils