The true convert does not receive the gospel as an addition to his previous life, but in exchange for it.— Paul Washer
The most remarkable Paul Washer quotes that are simple and will have a huge impact on you
You are a steward of every moment, of every talent, of every gift, of every resource that God has given you. Chose wisely what you do today!
People tell me judge not lest ye be judged.
I always tell them, twist not scripture lest ye be like satan
You ask me 'What’s the the greatest act of faith?' To me is to look in the mirror of God’s word, and see all my faults, all my sin, all my shortcomings and to believe that God loves me exactly as he says he does.
All my weak days have a common cause - I have neglected communion with God through my neglect of the Scriptures & prayer. When will I learn?
If a person professes faith in Christ and yet falls away or makes no progress in godliness, it does not mean that he has lost his salvation. It reveals that he was never truly converted.
We cannot convince a man to believe any more than we can raise the dead.
Such things are the work of God's Spirit. Men are brought to faith only through the supernatural working of God, and He has promised to work-not through human wisdom or intellectual expertise, but through the preaching of Christ crucified and resurrected from the dead!
Instead of telling them God has a wonderful plan for their life - tell them who God is.
We must not adopt the world's view and then tweak it to make it Christian.
We must draw a line in the sand and stand firm in the radical teachings of Christ and His gospel. We must preach the truth and be the examples of the truth we preach.
A lot of people think that Christianity is you doing all the righteous things you hate and avoiding all the wicked things you love in order to go to Heaven. No, that's a lost man with religion. A Christian is a person whose heart has been changed; they have new affections.
You may say, 'God doesn't hate anybody.
God is love.' No, my friend. You need to understand something. Jesus Christ taught, the prophets taught, the apostles taught this: that apart from the grace of God revealed in Jesus Christ our Lord the only thing left for you is the wrath, the fierce anger of God because of your rebellion and your sin.
Your children will go to public school and they will be trained for somewhere around 15,000 hours in ungodly secular thought. And then they'll go to Sunday school and they'll color a picture of Noah's ark. And you think that's going to stand against the lies that they are being told?
The evidence of justification by faith is the ongoing work of sanctification through the Holy Spirit.
If you want to follow Jesus because He'll fix your marriage, if you want to follow Jesus because He'll give you a better life, that's idolatry. Follow Christ for the sake of Christ; He is worthy!
Holiness is not merely a feeling, state of mind, or good intention.
It involves practical separation from sin and real separation unto God.
The Lord continues to empty us in order to teach us to lay aside all self-reliance, that we may cling to Christ alone.
The MORE you Trust in the Arm of the FLESH, the LESS you're going to see of the POWER of GOD.
How could we have such a low view of the gospel of Jesus Christ that we have to manipulate men psychologically to get them to come down and pray a prayer? …How many times have I heard evangelists say, “It’ll only take five minutes.”? No my dear friend, it will take your life–all of it!
When God saves a man, He is regenerating his heart, turns him into a new creature, and the evidence is this ... he will live like a new creature and he will confess Christ.
What can not be overcome in prayer? Answer me! What cannot be done by the hand of the Almighty? Answer me! What can be done by your feeble arms!? ANSWER ME! He can take down the iron curtain in a day, He CAN convert a nation in an hour. Call upon Him, believe Him.
We have taken the glorious gospel of our blessed God and reduced it down to four spiritual laws and five things God wants you to know, with a little superstitious prayer at the end; and if someone repeats it after us with enough sincerity, we popishly declare them to be born again. We've traded regeneration for decisionism.
Know this! They (false prophets) are the judgment of God upon a wicked defiled people who although they have a knowledge of God they do not want him. And so God sends them the teachers that they themselves desire.
When you refuse to teach on the radical depravity of men, it is an impossibility that you bring glory to God, His Christ, and His cross, because the cross of Jesus Christ and the glory thereof is most magnified when it's placed in front of the backdrop of our depravity!
It’s not comparing yourself with others who call themselves Christians.
Compare yourself to the Scripture.
A Christian is not somebody who stays away from all the wicked things he loves and clings to all the righteous things he hates so that he can go to heaven. The fear of the Christian is not going to hell. The fear of the Christian is being separated from Christ.
There is no such thing as a great man of God, only weak, pitiful, faithless men of a great and merciful God.
The moment when you take your first step through the gates of hell, the only thing you will hear is all of creation standing to its feet and applauding and praising God because God has rid the earth of you. That's how not good you are.
Then they ask, "Do you want Jesus to come into your heart?" Does it bother anyone that this formula or language is not found in the New Testament?
A Christian who does not pray is like prince in beggars clothes who stands but a few inches from His father's throne and yet does not ask.
Next, they'll say, "Do you want to go to heaven?" Have you ever had anybody say, "No, I'd rather go to hell." My friend, understand this, everyone wants to go to heaven. They just don't want God to be there when they get there.
Does our Gospel presentation make men excited about what God can do for them on this earth, or about whom God is?
We call men to repent and believe. And if they repent and believe, truly in that moment they are saved in that moment. But the evidence is more than just the sincerity of a prayer. It is a continuation of the working of God in their life through sanctification.
It is only against the pitch blackness of the night that we see the glory of the stars. And it is only against the pitch blackness of man's radical depravity that we can begin to see the glories of the gospel.
Over the epitaph of this generation it will say ENTERTAINED TO DEATH.
The Christian ministry is difficult, and we must not be lazy or trite.
However, we often place burdens upon ourselves and make demands upon ourselves that are not according to the will of God. The more I know God and understand His perfect work on my behalf, the more I am able to rest.
The evidence that you truly repented long ago when you said you did is because you're still repenting now and even to a greater degree. The evidence that you believed a long time ago is that you're still believing now and ever more believing in greater and greater degrees.
The measure of biblical truth that we have grasped is not determined by the size of our heads, but the breadth of our hearts.
If following Jesus Christ doesn't cost you anything, it's because you've bought into 'American Christianity.'
People who only listen to preachers have a tendency to put them on a pedestal, but those who live with preachers recognize that they are just common men.
When preachers teach biblically and clearly about the judgment of God and the dangers of hell, men begin to see that their greatest need is to be saved from eternal condemnation, and the more "practical" needs of this present age become trivial in comparison.
The terrible sticky thing about truth is if it exists, it's coming for you.
Christ's lordship is a blessed hope for some & a terrifying nightmare for others. Regardless of our response, it is an unalterable reality.
Idolatry is when you become the source of your own joy. Poverty of spirit is a wonderful thing.
The evidence of conversion is not a decision card filled out, it's a life being lived out.
To fight against pride, it is wise to surround ourselves with those who know us and love us enough to speak into our lives with words of correction and rebuke.
This Christianity is not a cultural thing.
It is not something that should be just a small part of your life; it is not something that you do on Sunday... Christianity is not about you being just like the world all the time and then coming to church on Sunday. If that is your Christianity... you are not Christian.
Christ is not knocking on the door of a sinner's heart, but on the door of a wayward church.
I don't want revival...I WANT CHRIST! And if we have Christ, there will be a revival.
We deal five minutes with a person and their conversion and then we spend the next fifty years trying to disciple a goat into a sheep. I'm not saying this because I'm angry. I'm saying this because countless people are being deceived.
Why would we want fame, when God promises us glory? Why would we be seeking the wealth of the world when the wealth of heaven is ours? Why would we run for a crown that will perish with time, when we're called to win a crown that is imperishable?