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**The only hope of Christianity is in the rehabilitating of the Pauline theology. It is back, back, back to an incarnate Christ and the atoning blood, or it is on, on, on to atheism and despair.

--Francis L. Patton,

late President of Princeton U.

 

**An atheist can't find God for the same reason a burglar cannot find a policeman.

--Anonymous

 

**The propitious smiles of Heaven can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right which Heaven itself has ordained.

--George Washington, 1789

 

**The light that shows us our sin and condemns us for it, will show us the way out of it, into the life of liberty that is well-pleasing to God.

--Andrew Murray

 

**Give me one hundred preachers who fear nothing but sin and desire nothing but God, and I care not a straw whether they be clergymen or laymen; such alone will shake the gates of hell and set up the kingdom of heaven on earth. God does nothing but in answer to prayer.

--John Wesley

 

**He who will give the meaning of Scripture and does not take it from Scripture is an enemy of Scripture.

--Blaise Pascal

 

**Before I study a book in the Bible, I read it through forty or fifty times--before I even start to study it.

--G. Campbell Morgan

 

**It is not enough to recognize that the Old Testament contains prophecies; the Old Testament is one vast prophecy.

--B. F. Westcott

 

**It was not manpower. It was divine power that saved me. Before I went to war I prayed to God and He gave me assurance that as long as I believed in Him not a hair on my head would be harmed, and even in front of them--their machine-guns--He knew I believed in Him.

--Sgt. Alvin York, WW I

 

**It is a good rule, after reading a new book, never to allow yourself another new one till you have read an old one in between. If that is too much for you, you should read at least one old one to every three new ones.

--C. S. Lewis

 

**If you read history, you will find that those Christians who did most for the present world were just those who thought most of the next. It is since Christians have largely ceased to think of the other world that they have become so ineffective in this. Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither.

--C. S. Lewis

 

**It is impossible to know the truth and not be held responsible.

--Cicero

 

**The needs of the average pastor prescribe imperatively other lines of study also. Yet whatever he may or may not know, he must know his Bible--its contents, its history, its uses--or he knows nothing as he ought to know it.

--Joseph Henry Thayer

 

**Experience teaches us again and again that what is new is not always true, nor the true new.

--Joseph Henry Thayer

 

**There is one thing that stands out clear in the history of preaching in the early church. Whenever the kerygma as proclaimed in apostolic preaching is definite, preaching is vital. Whenever it is obscure, the church loses the voice of authority.

--Hugh Thomson Kerr

 

**Do not study commentaries, lesson helps or other books about the Bible: study the Bible itself. Do not study about the Bible, study the Bible. The Bible is the Word of God, and only the Bible is the Word of God.

--R. A. Torrey

 

**Every Christian who does not study, really study, the Bible every day is a fool.

--R.A. Torrey

 

**In our prayers we talk to God, in our Bible study God talks to us, and we had better let God do most of the talking.

--D. L. Moody

 

**Every theological professor whose will is not fully surrendered to God, should be turned out of the chair he occupies in any Seminary or University.

--R. A. Torrey

 

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