Quotes of Christianity

“ Feast of Agnes, Child Martyr at Rome, 304 A Christian man is most free lord of all, and subject to none; a Christian man is the most dutiful servant of all, and subject to everyone. ”

- Martin Luther

“ I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else. ”

- C.S. Lewis

“ Feast of William Temple, Archbishop of Canterbury, Teacher, 1944 The principle of sacrifice is that we choose to do or to suffer what apart from our love we should not choose to do or to suffer. ”

- William Temple

“ He who begins by loving Christianity better than truth, will proceed by loving his own sect or church better than Christianity, and end in loving himself better than all. ”

- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

“ I have had more trouble with myself than with any other man. ”

- Dwight L. Moody

“ Feast of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Teacher, Martyr, 1945 It is not experience of life but experience of the Cross that makes one a worthy hearer of confessions. The most experienced psychologist or observer of human nature knows infinitely less of the human heart than the simplest Christian who lives beneath the Cross of Jesus… ”

- Dietrich Bonhoeffer

“ Christianity is a battle not a dream. ”

- Wendell Phillips

“ Christianity is completed Judaism or it is nothing. ”

- Benjamin Disraeli

“ Christianity, with its doctrine of humility, of forgiveness, of love, is incompatible with the state, with its haughtiness, its violence, its punishment and its wars. ”

- Leo Tolstoy

“ Feast of Gregory, Bishop of Nyssa, & his sister Macrina, Teachers, c.394 & c.379 Humility is the root, mother, nurse, foundation, and bond of all virtue. ”

- St. John Chrysostom

“ Feast of Thomas the Apostle Good when He gives, supremely good; Nor less when He denies: Afflictions, from His sovereign hand, Are blessings in disguise. ”

- Brother Lawrence

“ The trouble with born-again Christians is that they are an even bigger pain the second time around. ”

- Herb Caen

“ Commemoration of Richard Rolle of Hampole, Writer, Hermit, Mystic, 1349 We may suffer the sins of our brother; we do not need to judge. This is a mercy for the Christian; for when does sin ever occur in the community that he must not examine and blame himself for his own unfaithfulness in prayer and intercession, his lack of brotherly service, of fraternal reproof and encouragement — indeed, for his own personal sin and spiritual laxity, by which he has done injury to himself, the fellowship, and the brethren? Since every sin of a member burdens and indicts the whole community, the congregation rejoices, in the midst of all the pain and the burden that the brother's sin inflicts, that it has the privilege of bearing and forgiving. ”

- Dietrich Bonhoeffer

“ Commemoration of Richard Baxter, Priest, Hymnographer, Teacher, 1691 I apprehended it a Matter of great Necessity to imprint true catholicism on the Minds of Christians, it being a most lamentable thing to observe how few Christians in the World there be, that fall not into one Sect or another… ”

- Richard Baxter

“ Feast of Augustine, Bishop of Hippo, Teacher, 430 But when does flesh receive the bread which He calls His flesh? The faithful know and receive the Body of Christ if they labor to be the body of Christ; and they become the body of Christ if they study to live by the Spirit of Christ: for that which lives by the Spirit of Christ is the body of Christ. ”

- St. Augustine

“ The Christianity which is shared is the Christianity which is convincing. ”

- Lynn Harold Hough

“ So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you. The source of the famous "Golden Rule." Many famous lines were variations on this theme. : Matthew 7:12 ”

- Matthew

“ For I verily, absent in body, but present in spirit, have judged already, as though I were present, concerning him that hath so done this deed ”

- Ezra

“ So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom. : Psalm 90:12 ”

- David

“ When I look at the Gospel, I see how it is speaking to me at this time. I see how to be to others and it helps. ”

- George Lopez

“ This is Christmas: not the tinsel, not the giving and receiving, not even the carols, but the humble heart that receives anew the wondrous gift, the Christ. ”

- Frank McKibben

“ Commemoration of Frederick Denison Maurice, Priest, teacher, 1872 The truth is that every man is in Christ; the condemnation of every man is that he will not own the truth, he will not act as if it were true, that except he were joined with Christ, he could not think, breathe, live a single hour. ”

- Frederick Denison Maurice

“ Feast of Harriet Monsell of Clewer, Religious, 1883 There is a certain kind of so-called conversion which separates a man from his fellow men. It may fill him with a self-righteousness which rejoices in its own superiority to those who have had no like experience… ”

- William Barclay

“ Feast of the Venerable Bede, Priest, Monk of Jarrow, Historian, 735 Commemoration of Aldhelm, Abbot of Mamsbury, Bishop of Sherborne, 709 Life is at its noblest and its best when our effort cooperates with God's grace to produce the necessary loveliness. ”

- William Barclay

“ Giving every man a vote has no more made men wise and free than Christianity has made them good. ”

- H. L. Mencken

“ In Christianity neither morality nor religion come into contact with reality at any point. ”

- Friedrich Nietzsche

“ The Holy Scriptures are our letters from home. ”

- St. Augustine

“ Ye holy angels bright, who stand before God's throne and dwell in glorious light, praise ye the Lord each one. Assist our song, or else the theme too high doth seem for mortal tongue. ”

- Richard Baxter

“ In all the sins of men, God principally regards the principle — that is, the heart. ”

- John Owen

“ Christianity, if false, is of no importance, and if true, of infinite importance. The only thing it cannot be is moderately important. ”

- C.S. Lewis
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