It does not require great learning to be a Christian and be convinced of the truth of the Bible. It requires only an honest heart and a willingness to obey God.
A Christian is nothing but a sinful man who has put himself to school to Christ for the honest purpose of becoming better.
Christians and camels receive their burdens kneeling.
The only way to realize that we are God's children is to let Christ lead us to our Father.
The Christian needs a reminder every hour; some defeat, surprise, adversity, peril; to be agitated, mortified, beaten out of his course, so that all remains of self will be sifted out.
Christians have burned each other, quite persuaded that all the Apostles would have done as they did.
The Christian has greatly the advantage of the unbeliever, having everything to gain and nothing to lose.
A man can no more be a Christian without facing evil and conquering it, than he can be a soldier without going to battle, facing the cannon's mouth, and encountering the enemy in the field.
I have known what the enjoyments and advantages of this life are, and what are the more refined pleasures which learning and intellectual power can bestow; and with all the experience that more than three-score years can give, I now, on the eve of my departure, declare to you, that health is a great blessing; competence obtained by honorable industry is a great blessing; and a great blessing it is, to have kind, faithful, and loving friends and relatives; but that the greatest of all blessings, as it is the most ennobling of all privileges, is to be indeed a Christian.
The best advertisement of a workshop is first class work. The strongest attraction to Christianity is a well made Christian character.
Though a great man may, by a rare possibility, be an infidel, yet an intellect of the highest order must build upon Christianity.
A Christian in this world is but gold in the ore; at death, the pure gold is melted out and separated, and the dross cast away and consumed.
One truly Christian life will do more to prove the divine origin of Christianity than many lectures. It is of much greater importance to develop Christian character, than to exhibit Christian evidences.
To be good and to do good are the two great objects set before the Christian; to develop a perfect character by rendering a perfect service. True Christian culture leads to and expresses itself in service, while faithful and loving service is the best means of Christian culture.
It is more to the honor of a Christian by faith to overcome the world, than by monastical vows to retreat from it; more for the honor of Christ to serve him in the city, than to serve him in the cell.
He is no good Christian who thinks he can be safe without God, or not safe with him.
Faith makes, life proves, trials confirm, and death crowns the Christian.
The devotion to the person of Christ that steers clear of the doctrines and precepts of Christ, is but sentimental rhapsody.
Every occupation, plan, and work of man, to be truly successful, must be done under the direction of Christ, in union with his will, from love to him, and in dependence on his power.
No man is so happy as the real Christian; none so rational, so virtuous, so amiable. How little vanity does he feel, though he believes himself united to God! How far is he from abjectness, though he ranks himself with the worms of the earth.
He who was foretold and foreshadowed by the holy religion of Judea, which was designed to free the universal aspiration of mankind from every impure element, he has come to instruct, to obey, to love, to die, and by dying to save mankind.
The only truly happy men I have ever known, were Christians.
The Christian life is not merely knowing or hearing, but doing the will of Christ.
Christ is the great central fact in the world's history; to him everything looks forward or backward. All the lines of history converge upon him. All the march of providence is guided by him. All the great purposes of God culminate in him. The greatest and most momentous fact which the history of the world records is the fact of his birth.
That there should be a Christ, and that I should be Christless; that there should be a cleansing, and that I should remain foul; that there should be a Father's love, and I should be an alien; that there should be a heaven, and I should be cast into hell, is grief embittered, sorrow aggravated.
It is a truth that stands out with startling distinctness on the pages of the New Testament, that God has no sons who are not servants.
The Christian faith reposes in a person rather than a creed.—Christ is the personal, living center of theology, around which the whole Christian system is ensphered.—Christ is the personal source of the individual Christian life; the personal head of the whole Christian church; the personal sovereign of the kingdom of grace.
A Christian is the highest style of man.