D. A. Carson
"The church needs to learn afresh the compelling power of uninhibited praise."
“When you’re busy hating everybody, and denouncing everybody, and seeking political solutions to everything, it’s very difficult to evangelize. Isn’t it? Very hard to be compassionate, to look on the crowds as though they’re sheep without a shepherd, very hard to look on them like that when they’re taking away 'my heritage'.”
“We are dealing with God's thoughts: we are obligated to take the greatest pains to understand them truly and to explain them clearly.”
“The broader problem is that a great deal of popular preaching and teaching uses the bible as a pegboard on which to hang a fair bit of Christianized pop psychology or moralizing encouragement, with very little effort to teach the faithful, from the Bible, the massive doctrines of historic confessional Christianity.”
“If we need the protection of men, let us first ask it from God. If we prevail with Him, the power of the most mighty and of the most wicked must minister to our relief.”
“The believer died with Christ and has risen with Christ. What you may think, or what I may think, on this subject, independently of the Word of God, is of no value.”
“If a man perceives any thing to be a command of Jesus, and, out of worldly views avoids obeying it, he has no just pretensions to the character of a Christian.”