The offering of [the body] is called a spiritual sacrifice because it is freely sacrificed through the Spirit, the Christian being uninfluenced by the constrainst of the Low or the fear of hell.
Faith is a living, bold trust in God's grace, so certain of God's favour that it would risk death a thousand times trusting in it. Such confidence and knowledge of God's grace makes you happy, joyful and bold in your relationship to God and all creatures. The Holy Spirit makes this happen through fa
Whoever wants to be a Christian should tear the eyes out of his reason.
Poverty hath slain a thousand, but riches have slain ten thousand. They are very uncertain, they promise that which they cannot perform, neither can they afford a contented mind.
But what will happen even if we do burn down the Jews synagogues and forbid them publicly to praise God, to pray, to teach, to utter God's name? They will still keep doing it in secret. If we know that they are doing this in secret, it is the same as if they were doing it publicly. for our knowledge
Good works do not make a good man, but a good man does good works.
True humility does not know that it is humble. If it did, it would be proud from the contemplation of so fine a virtue.
Whatever man loves, that is his god. For he carries it in his heart; he goes about with it night and day; he sleeps and wakes with it, be it what it may - wealth or self, pleasure or renown.
Medicine makes people ill, mathematics make them sad and theology makes them sinful.
We must beat the Gospel into peoples' heads incessantly because it's the one thing we're prone to forget.
There is no more lovely, friendly and charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage.
Heaven and earth, all the emperors, kings, and princes of the world, could not raise a fit dwelling-place for God; yet, in a weak human soul, that keeps His Word, He willingly resides.
Faith, like light, should always be simple and unbending; while love, like warmth, should beam forth on every side, and bend to every necessity of our brethren.
Make sure to send a lazy man the angel of death.
Nothing is more sweet than harmony in marriage, and nothing more distressing than dissension.
Reason is the greatest enemy that faith has: it never comes to the aid of spiritual things.
The forces of good and evil are working within and around me, I must choose, and in a free will universe I do have a choice.
[The Psalms are] a Little Bible, wherein everything contained in the entire Bible is beautifully and briefly comprehended.
If I profess with loudest voice and clearest exposition every portion of the truth of God except that little point which the world and the Devil are at that moment attacking, I am not confessing Christ, however boldly I may be professing Christ. Where the battle rages, there the loyalty of the soldi
The human heart is like a millstone in a mill: when you put wheat under it, it turns and grinds and bruises the wheat to flour; if you put no wheat, it still grinds on, but then 'tis itself it grinds and wears away.
What will you do in the mundane days of faithfulness?
I have grounded my preaching upon the literal word; he that pleases may follow me; he that will not may stay.
Christians are rare people on earth.
The evils of capitalism are as real as the evils of militarism and evils of racism.
The reproduction of mankind is a great marvel and mystery. Had God consulted me in the matter, I should have advised him to continue the generation of the species by fashioning them out of clay.
Many sweat to reconcile St Paul and St James, but in vain. 'Faith justifies' and 'faith does not justify' contradict each other flatly. If any one can harmonize them I will give him my doctor's hood and let him call me a fool.
If we esteem them too highly, good works can become the greatest idolatry.
The Bible is the proper book for men. There the truth is distinguished from error far more clearly than anywhere else, and one finds something new in it every day. For twenty-eight years, since I became a doctor, I have now constantly read and preached the Bible; and yet I have not exhausted it but
Always preach in such a way that if the people listening do not come to hate their sin, they will instead hate you
I greatly fear that the universities, unless they teach the Holy Scriptures diligently and impress them on the young students, are wide gates to hell.