Thursday, December 24, 2020

Christianity is optimistic, and other quotes

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“Christianity is optimistic about grace, but pessimistic about human nature.” -- Ajith Fernando

“The local church—by whatever name—exists solely because of the Kingdom above it.” -- Charles Carrin

“Even if life were an endless series of ‘coin-tosses,’ God controls the outcome of the coin-tosses.” -- C. C. Morris

“A man-pleaser cannot be true to God, because he is a servant to the enemies of his service; the wind of a man’s mouth will drive him about as the chaff, from any duty, and to any sin.” -- Richard Baxter

“We frequently find ourselves trying to shepherd the flock of God that we want, the one we imagine them to be, the one we want them to be. But God through Peter commands us to shepherd the church we’ve actually got.” -- Jared Wilson, in The Pastor’s Justification

“‘Behold how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity,’ but how bad and how bitter it is for them to live asunder in discord.” -- Kekocton Association to the Sandy Creek Association, 1769

“God is most glorified in you when you are most satisfied in him.” -- John Piper

“When I consider my crosses, tribulations, and temptations, I shame myself almost to death thinking of what they are in comparison to the sufferings of my blessed Saviour, Jesus Christ.” -- Martin Luther

“Without beginning God, who never ends, from boundless being, man’s beginning sends.” -- Thomas Pestel

“He that demands mercy and shows none ruins the bridge over which himself is to pass.” -- Thomas Adams

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