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Here are some great quotes I've collected over the years. You will probably notice many of the quotes are admonitions to not compromise. This is such an important issue in Christianity. More damage is done to the community of saints by people claiming to be "Christians" but clearly not, than by those outside of Christianity. Great Reformed/Calvinist Christian Quotes 1. Let the man who would hear God speak read Holy Scripture -Martin Luther 2. In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends --Martin Luther 3. Peace if possible, truth at all costs --Martin Luther 4. You are not only responsible for what you say, but also for what you do not say --Martin Luther 5. I consider looseness with words no less of a defect than looseness of the bowels --John Calvin 6. We see that our whole salvation and all its parts are comprehended in Christ. We should therefore take care not to derive the least portion of it from anywhere else --John Calvin 7. I would rather believe a limited atonement that is efficacious for all men for whom it was intended, than a universal atonement that is not efficacious for anybody, except the will of men be added to it. --C.H. Spurgeon 8. The bounden duty of a true believer towards men who profess to be Christians, and yet deny the Word of the Lord, and reject the fundamentals of the Gospel, is to come out from among them --C.H. Spurgeon 9. Complicity with error will take from the best of men the power to enter any successful protest against it. --C.H. Spurgeon 10. At any rate, cost what it may, to separate ourselves from those who separate themselves from the truth of God is not alone our liberty, but our duty. --C.H. Spurgeon 11. For there is some danger of falling into a soft and effeminate Christianity, under the plea of a lofty and ethereal theology. -C.H. Spurgeon 12. The religion of both Old and New Testaments is marked by fervent outspoken testimonies against evil. To speak smooth
but at the same time incomprehensible judgment --John Calvin 19.H.things in such a case may be sentimentalism. and sealed on our hearts. then. without any respect to human worth. that Scripture clearly proves this much. by which He determined with Himself whatever He wished to happen with regard to every man --John Calvin 18. It is a betrayal of the cause of truth and righteousness. the crouching gargoyles that support a building. must be bound with the closest chains. is founded on his free mercy. For I stay not to consider the extravagance of those who say that grace is offered equally and promiscuously to all --John Calvin 15. which is its principal seat. And. founded on the truth of a free promise in Christ. it does not excuse inconsistencies. We maintain that this counsel. while those whom he dooms to destruction are excluded from access to life by a just and blameless. surely the will. We say. Spurgeon 14. We shall now have a full definition of faith. It is often those who are . It is not the glorious battlements. because the inconsistent brother has a high name and a fervent spirit. I know that charity covereth a multitude of sins. By predestination we mean the eternal decree of God. Spurgeon 13. by the Holy Spirit --John Calvin 17. crookedness and worldliness are still crookedness and worldliness. if divine grace were preceded by any will of ours. 2: 13. Free will does not enable any man to perform good works. though exhibited in one who seems to have reached no common height of attainment. and those whom. on the other hand. with all the absurd trifling which many have indulged in with regard to preparation.) Away. but the stones that lie unseen in or upon the earth. the painted windows. because a good man has done it. but it is not Christianity. then. indeed. that God by his eternal and immutable counsel determined once for all those whom it was his pleasure one day to admit to salvation. unless he is assisted by grace.' (Philip. if we say that it is a firm and sure knowledge of the divine favor toward us. it was his pleasure to doom to destruction.H. --C. Paul could not have said that 'it is God which worketh in us both to will and to do. But if the whole man is subject to the dominion of sin. as regards the elect. but it does not call evil good. --John Calvin 16. indeed. and revealed to our minds. the special grace which the elect alone receive through regeneration. --C.
when separated from Christ. I would be a coward if I saw that God's truth is attacked and yet would remain silent --John Calvin 22. Therefore God commonly gives riches to foolish people to whom he gives nothing else --Martin Luther 27. and spurious. but is also mad. Wherefore all theology. I cannot and I will not recant anything for to go against conscience is neither right nor safe. or to the gifts of the mind. for they have contradicted each other -. skill. and take no rest. he knows nothing of grace. Anything that one imagines of God apart from Christ is only useless thinking and vain idolatry --Martin Luther 29. yet they have nothing but what is short-lived. It is the most ungodly and dangerous business to abandon the certain and revealed will of God in order to search into the hidden mysteries of God --Martin Luther 30. If any man ascribes anything of salvation. and suffers nothing. What are they to God's Word. There is no more lovely. though the philosophers sometimes utter excellent sayings. Unless I am convicted by scripture and plain reason -. is worth nothing --Martin Luther 26. for. justice and right and wrong. even the very least thing. friendly and charming relationship. Without absolutes revealed from without by God Himself. deceitful. issuing from a multitude of selfopinionated thinkers --John Owen 21. Amen --Martin Luther 28. communion or company than a good marriage --Martin Luther . No true Christian is his own man --John Calvin 23.I do not accept the authority of the popes and councils. A religion that gives nothing. --John Calvin 24. God help me. Riches are the pettiest and least worthy gifts which God can give a man. and even mixed up with wicked and erroneous sentiments.despised and trampled on that bear up the weight of a whole nation --John Owen 20. and he has not learned Jesus Christ rightly --Martin Luther 31. and wisdom! Yet men toil for them day and night.my conscience is captive to the Word of God. costs nothing. we are left rudderless in a sea of conflicting ideas about manners. A dog barks when his master is attacked. that is really your God --Martin Luther 25. to the free will of man. Whatever your heart clings to and confides in. such as understanding. to bodily gifts. such as beauty and health. is not only vain and confused.
for sovereign grace. and infinite holiness. Where the God-centered principles of Calvinism have been . and repent and believe just when they please --Charles Hodge 39. Rome makes the church ultimate. and no single truth is adequately comprehended till it is viewed in harmonious relations to all the other truths of the system of which Christ is the centre --AA Hodge 38. Since God is of infinite honor. of every class. but seek it for the benefit of your souls. No one truth is rightly held till it is clearly conceived and stated. and in every part of the world --Charles Hodge 41. Seek not to grow in knowledge chiefly for the sake of applause. infinite majesty. and in order to practice --Jonathan Edwards 35. universal and early manifested sinfulness of men in all ages. The doctrines of grace humble a man without degrading him and exalt a man without inflating him --Charles Hodge 40. Any sin is more or less heinous depending upon the honor and majesty of the one whom we had offended. I don't want to go there --Martin Luther 33. and their language vague and confused. It holds almost universally in the history of the church. men's opinions regarding it are generally obscure and indefinite. No more soul-destroying doctrine could well be devised than the doctrine that sinners can regenerate themselves. if not contradictory --William Cunningham 43. and not for anything that is due --Jonathan Edwards 34.32. come as beggars. A church has no right to make anything a condition of membership which Christ has not made a condition of salvation -AA Hodge 37. the Anabaptists make the conscience ultimate and the Reformers made the Word of God ultimate --Greg Price 42. that until a doctrine has been fully discussed in a controversial way by men of talent and learning taking opposite sides. The slightest sin is nothing less than cosmic treason when we realize against whom we have sinned --Jonathan Edwards 36. and not as creditors: they come for mere mercy. Original sin is the only rational solution of the undeniable fact of the deep. and to enable you to dispute with others. They who truly come to God for mercy. the slightest sin is of infinite consequence. If you are not allowed to laugh in heaven.
Nay. then the respect for God's Word diminishes automatically. but also the whole of man --Greg Bahnsen 49. in vestment. and orientation toward the future. It is the very heart of the subject --Martin Luther 51. The Kingdom must be advanced not merely extensively. in which all is bright & beautiful. but by godly labor. for a Christian to know.abandoned. If the Scripture has more than one meaning it has no meaning at all --John Owen 45.. and the sooner it is shown to be unscriptural the better for the cause of God. not by military aggression. If an abridged gospel is presented. There can be no tolerance in a law-system for another religion. It is either subservient to the gospel or else it is the deadliest enemy of the gospel -Gresham Machen 50. rightly. honours God. who obey His laws -David Chilton 46. Modern culture is a mighty force. that there is no consistent stopping place between Calvinism and atheism --Ken Talbot 44. we believe. and increasingly the world will come under the dominion of Christians. whether or not the will does any thing in those things which pertain unto Salvation. suffers as a result --Cornelius Van der Waal 48. this is the very hinge upon which our discussion turns. saving. The Church must seek to conquer not merely every man for Christ. church & society. there has been a strong tendency downward into the depths of man-centered naturalism or secularism. The modern [endtimes] notion has greatly damped the zeal of the church for missions.. Insight into the consequences of the Word concerning the broader matters of state... nor inspires the church with ardour --Charles Spurgeon 47. Toleration is a device used to introduce a new lawsystem as a prelude to a new intolerance. It neither consorts with prophecy. Every law-system must maintain its existence by hostility to every other lawsystem and to alien religious foundations or else it commits suicide --RJ Rushdoony 52. This is where history is going. The unhistorical are usually without thinking about it. The future belongs to the people of God. God works to over throw the ungodly. [It is] essentially wholesome and necessary. let me tell you. but also intensively. Some have declared. enslaved to a fairly recent past --CS Lewis .
we shall. --John Calvin . There is no erratic power or action or motion in creatures but they are governed by God's secret plan in such a way that nothing happens except what is knowingly and willingly decreed by Him. man's salvation. be in danger of filling the Church with drones and pests. or by good and necessary consequence may be deduced from scripture: unto which nothing at any time is to be added. faith. The Holy Spirit is no Skeptic.. which simply means 'I believe.. and rejecting the unworthy .. & the things He has written in our hearts are not doubts or opinions. whether or not this 'creed' is put in writing --Kenneth Gentry 56. The whole counsel of God. whether by new revelations of the Spirit. while we fondly dream that we are preparing faithful laborer for her service --Samuel Miller 55.surer & more certain than sense & life itself. heresy. The English word 'creed' is derived from the Latin 'credo'. He commanded us to build our own city on a hill.as well as the more pleasing task of encouraging the modest and the timid. Our Lord never called His people to help build the tower of Babel in the hope of getting a Bible study in the basement. --John Calvin 59. --John Calvin 60. --Martin Luther 58.' . When a certain shameless fellow mockingly asked a pious old man what God had done before the creation of the world the latter aptly countered that he had been building hell for the curious. So great and boundless is God's wisdom that he knows right well how to use evil instruments to do good. in the midst of all our honest zeal for the cause of Christ. with clerical ignorance. or traditions of men --Westminster Confession 54.Anyone who thinks of God in a particular way has a 'encreeded' a view of God. is either expressly set down in scripture.53. imbecility. and life. and carnal ambition. --David Chilton 57. but assertions -.. Unless we learn the unwelcome art of repressing the forward. concerning all things necessary for his own glory.