The Christian does not think God will love us because we are good, but that God will make us good because He loves us.— C. S. Lewis
Courageous Good Christian quotations
Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. To these I commit my day.
When I think of those who have influenced my life the most, I think not of the great but of the good.
Prayer is not so much an act as it is an attitude - an attitude of dependency, dependency upon God.
I believe the Bible is the best gift God has ever given to man.
All the good from The Savior of the world is communicated to us through this Book.
I've discovered most Christians don't know what to do with difficult situations because they have bought into the lie that God owes us (for our good behaviour). The reality of life is that if you live long enough you are going to bleed, cry and hurt. AND God is still God IN that.
Most Christians are being crucified on a cross between two thieves: Yesterday's regret and tomorrow's worries.
Americans of good-will, the nice decent church people, the well-meaning liberals, the good hearted souls who themselves wouldn't lynch anyone, must begin to realize that they have to be more than passively good-hearted, more than church goingly Christian, and much more than word-of-mouth in the liberalism.
The devil is not fighting religion. He´s too smart for that. He is producing a counterfeit Christianity, so much like the real one that good Christians are afraid to speak out against it.
What is reprehensible is that while leading good lives themselves and abhorring those of wicked men, some, fearing to offend, shut their eyes to evil deeds instead of condemning them and pointing out their malice.
The more I considered Christianity, the more I found that while it had established a rule and order, the chief aim of that order was to give room for good things to run wild.
A Christian should always remember that the value of his good works is not based on their number and excellence, but on the love of God which prompts him to do these things.
There are so many people who want to get together to have a great prayer meeting or other great gatherings. Friend, have you ever tried being alone? That is where God will meet with you. Take the Word of God and go off alone with Him. It will do you a lot of good.
The problem with Christians is they aren't as good as Jesus.
But thank God most Muslims are better than Muhammad.
While we are zealously performing the duties of good citizens and soldiers, we certainly ought not to be inattentive to the higher duties of religion. To the distinguished character of Patriot, it should be our highest glory to add the more distinguished character of Christian.
The Christian life is not about pleasing God the finger-shaker and judge.
It is not about believing now or being good now for the sake of heaven later. It is about entering a relationship in the present that begins to change everything now. Spirituality is about this process: the opening of the heart to the God who is already here.
Even if people have disappointed you or circumstances have not turned out as you had hoped or prayed, know that God is with you, cares for you, and loves you. He is working all these things together for your good right at this very moment.
Whatever makes men good Christians, makes them good citizens.
The expression of Christian character is not good doing, but God-likeness.
If the Spirit of God has transformed you within, you will exhibit Divine characteristics in your life, not good human characteristics . God's life in us expresses itself as God's life, not as human life trying to be godly.
What good does it do me if Christ was born in Bethlehem once if he is not born again in my heart through faith?
Just because something is good doesn't mean we should pursue it right now.
We have to remember that the right thing at the wrong time is the wrong thing.
Christian living does not mean to be good but to become good;
not to be well, but to get well; not being but becoming; nor rest but training. We are not yet, but we shall be. It has not yet happened, but it is the way. Not everything shines and sparkles as yet, but everything is getting better.
We should let God be the One to praise us and not praise ourselves.
For God detests those who commend themselves. Let others applaud our good deeds.
I regard monotheism as the greatest disaster ever to befall the human race.
I see no good in Judaism, Christianity, or Islam - good people, yes, but any religion based on a single, well, frenzied and virulent god, is not as useful to the human race as, say, Confucianism, which is not a religion but an ethical and educational system.
Be much alone with God, and take time to get thoroughly acquainted.
Converse over everything with Him. Unburden yourself wholly -every thought, feeling, wish, plan, doubt- to Him...He wants not merely to be on good terms with you, but to be intimate.
The gospel is only good news if it gets there in time.
Who delivered up Jesus to die? Not Judas, for money;
not Pilate, for fear; not the Jews, for envy; - but the father, for love!
In regards to this great Book [the Bible], I have but to say it is the best gift God has given to man. All the good the Savior gave to the world was communicated through this Book. But for it we could not know right from wrong. All things most desirable for man's welfare, here and hereafter, are found portrayed in it.
Only Christianity and its teachings can explain the purpose and meaning of this world- and also gives the basis for right and wrong, good and evil, etc.
Tolerance once meant that we could use our reason to discern good and evil in open debate. Today tolerance has been used to call good evil and evil good.
Religion and good morals are the only solid foundation of public liberty and happiness.
It would seem that something which means poverty, disorder and violence every single day should be avoided entirely, but the desire to beget children is a natural urge.
Our wickedness shall not overpower the unspeakable goodness and mercy of God;
our dullness shall not overpower God's wisdom, nor our infirmity God's omnipotence.
Christianity asserts that every individual human being is going to live for ever, and this must be either true or false. Now there are a good many things which would not be worth bothering about if I were going to live only seventy years, but which I had better bother about very seriously if I am going to live for ever.
The history of mankind, the history of salvation, passes by way of the family.
.. The family is placed at the center of the great struggle between good and evil, between life and death, between love and all that is opposed to love.