Press forward. Do not stop, do not linger in your journey, but strive for the mark set before you.— George Whitefield
The most special George Whitefield quotes that are easy to memorize and remember
If you are going to walk with Jesus Christ, you are going to be opposed .
.. In our days, to be a true Christian is really to become a scandal.
If we once get above our Bibles and cease making the written Word of God our sole rule both as to faith and practice, we shall soon lie open to all manner of delusion and be in great danger of making shipwreck of faith and a good conscience.
He [Jesus Christ] loves to see poor sinners coming to Him, He is pleased to see them lie at His feet pleading His promises; and if you thus come to Christ, He will not send you away without His Spirit; no, but will receive and bless you.
Press forward. Do not stop. Do not linger in your journey, but strive for the mark set before you.
If one evil thought, if one evil word, if one evil action, deserves eternal damnation, how many hells, my friends, do every one of us deserve, whose whole lives have been one continued rebellion against God!
It is a poor sermon that gives no offense;
that neither makes the hearer displeased with himself nor with the preacher.
How sweet is rest after fatigue! How sweet will heaven be when our journey is ended.
Let my name die everywhere, let even my friends forget me, if by that means the cause of the blessed Jesus may be promoted
True repentance will entirely change you;
the bias of your souls will be changed, then you will delight in God, in Christ, in His Law, and in His people.
Jesus was God and man in one person, that God and man might be happy together again.
You blame me for weeping, but how can I help it when you will not weep for yourselves, though your immortal souls are on the verge of destruction.
If we are not inwardly wrought upon, and changed by the powerful operations of the Holy Spirit, and our moral actions proceed from a principle of a new nature, however we may call ourselves Christians, we shall be found naked at the great day.
It is an undoubted truth that every doctrine that comes from God, leads to God;
and that which doth not tend to promote holiness is not of God.
As for the extraordinary operations of the Holy Ghost, such as working of miracles, or speaking with divers kinds of tongues, they are long since ceased.
God, give me a deep humility, a well-guided zeal, a burning love and a single eye, and then let men or devils do their worst!
As God can send a nation or people no greater blessing than to give them faithful, sincere and upright ministers, so the greatest curse that God can possibly send upon a people in this world is to give them over to blind, unregenerate, carnal, lukewarm and unskilled guides.
I would rather wear out than rust out.
To preach more than half an hour, a man should be an angel himself or have angels for hearers.
Man is nothing; he hath a free will to go to hell, but none to go to heaven, till God worketh in him" and "you dishonour God by denying election. You plainly make salvation depend, not on God's 'free grace' but on Man's 'free will.'
I began to read the Holy Scriptures upon my knees, laying aside all other books, and praying over, if possible, every line and word. This proved meat indeed and drink indeed to my soul. I daily received fresh life, light and power from above.
I got more true knowledge from reading the Book of God in one month, than I could ever have acquired from all the writings of men.
If your souls were not immortal, and you in danger of losing them, I would not thus speak unto you; but the love of your souls constrains me to speak: methinks this would constrain me to speak unto you forever.
Lord help me to begin to begin.
And now let me address all of you, high and low, rich and poor, one with another, to accept of mercy and grace while it is offered to you; Now is the accepted time, now is the day of salvation; and will you not accept it, now it is offered unto you?
People want to recommend themselves to God by their sincerity;
they think, 'If we do all we can, if we are but sincere, Jesus Christ will have mercy on us.' But pray what is there in our sincerity to recommend us to God? ... therefore, if you depend on your sincerity for your salvation, your sincerity will damn you.
We must all have the spirit of martyrdom, though we may not all die martyrs.
Know, by sad experience, what it is to be lulled to sleep with a false peace.
Long was I lulled asleep; long did I think myself a Christian, when I knew nothing of the Lord Jesus Christ.
This discourse, and the present frame of my mind, lead me rather to speak to those, who by feeling Satan's fiery darts, know assuredly that there is a devil.
Whole days and weeks have I spent prostrate on the ground in silent or vocal prayer.
The reason why congregations have been so dead is, because they had dead men preaching to them. O that the Lord may quicken and revive them! How can dead men beget living children?
Works? Works? A man get to heaven by works? I would as soon think of climbing to the moon on a rope of sand!
It is God alone who can subdue and govern the unruly wills of sinful men.
Among the many reasons assignable for the sad decay of true Christianity, perhaps the neglecting to assemble ourselves together, in religious societies, may not be one of the least.
The riches of His free grace cause me daily to triumph over all the temptations of the wicked one, who is very vigilant, and seeks all occasions to disturb me.
I say salvation is the free gift of God.
It is God's free grace, I preach unto you, not of works, lest anyone should boast. Jesus Christ justifies the ungodly. Jesus Christ passed by and saw you polluted with your blood and bid you live.
A true faith in Jesus Christ will not suffer us to be idle.
No, it is an active, lively, restless principle; it fills the heart, so that it cannot be easy till it is doing something for Jesus Christ.
Believers keep up and maintain their walk with God by secret prayer.
The spirit of grace is always accompanied with the spirit of supplication. It is the very breath of the new creature, the fan of the divine life, whereby the spark of holy fire, kindled in the soul by God, is not only kept in, but raised into a flame.
No doubt [women of faith in the past] were reproached for His name's sake, and accounted mad women; but they had a faith which enabled them at that time to overcome the world, and by which they climbed up to heaven.
As Christ was born of the Virgin's womb, so must He be spiritually formed in our hearts. As He died for sin, so must we die to sin. And as He rose again from the dead, so must we also rise to a divine life.
God is well pleased when all our actions proceed from love, love to Himself, and love to immortal souls.
It is better to rust out than wear out.
The great and important duty which is incumbent on Christians, is to guard against all appearance of evil; to watch against the first risings in the heart to evil; and to have a guard upon our actions, that they may not be sinful, or so much as seem to be so.
Why fear ye that the Lord Jesus Christ will not accept of you? Your sins will be no hindrance, your unworthiness no hindrance; if your own corrupt hearts do not keep you back, nothing will hinder Christ from receiving of you.
I offer you salvation this day; the door of mercy is not yet shut, there does yet remain a sacrifice for sin, for all that will accept of the Lord Jesus Christ. He will embrace you in the arms of His love.
Fight the good fight of faith, and God will give you spiritual mercies.
O that unbelievers would learn of faithful Abraham, and believe whatever is revealed from God, though they cannot fully comprehend it! Abraham knew God commanded him to offer up his son, and therefore believed, notwithstanding carnal reasoning might suggest may objections.
God has condescended to become an author, and yet people will not read his writings. There are very few that ever gave this Book of God, the grand charter of salvation, one fair reading through.
Give diligent heed to the things that are spoken from the Word of God.
Mere heathen morality, and not Jesus Christ, is preached in most of our churches.
I began to read the Holy Scriptures upon my knees, laying aside all other books, and praying over, if possible, every line and word...I would be so overpowered with a sense of God's Infinite Majestey, that I would be contrained to throw myself on the ground, and offer my soul as a blank in His hands, to write on it what He pleased.