God is not going to negotiate His holiness... in order to accommodate us.— R. C. Sproul
Pleasurable Presbyterian quotations
Our religion seems foolish to you, but so does yours to me.
The Baptists and Methodists and Presbyterians and the Catholics all have a different God. Why cannot we have one of our own?
We have to determine our theology from the Word of God, not from what we feel.
Taking all vegetable-eating nations together .
. . they are a larger and much better formed race than the flesh eaters.
We are not sinners because we sin. We sin because we are sinners.
God did not die. The God who took on Himself a human nature died in His humanity, but the deity did not perish on the cross.
Though sin often brings immediate pleasure, it gives no lasting joy.
What a mercy was it to us to have parents that prayed for us before they had us, as well as in our infancy when we could not pray for ourselves!
According to Christian belief, man exists for the sake of God;
according to the liberal church, in practice if not in theory, God exists for the sake of man.
...we are all somehow dreadfully cracked about the head, and sadly need mending.
They lose nothing who gain Christ.
As God did not at first choose you because you were high, He will not now forsake you because you are low.
It can fairly be said of John Smith that he had all the virtues of a Scottish presbyterian, but none of the vices.
I was raised Catholic and I'm Presbyterian now, but I've always been a Christian, regardless of denomination. I believe that Jesus is the way.
The irony of New Testament lordship is that only in slavery to Christ can a man discover authentic freedom.
Natural man’s sin is precisely this: He wants the benefits of God without God Himself.
My father and I used to tussle about me becoming an actor.
He's from strong, Presbyterian Scottish working-class stock, and he used to sit me down and say, 'You know, 99 percent of actors are out of work. You've been educated, so why do you want to spend your life pretending to be someone else when you could be your own man?'
If you truly have it, you never lose it; and if you lose it, you never truly had it.
Sometimes we emulate the Pharisees more than we imitate Christ.
Sin and grace, absence and presence, tragedy and comedy, they divide the world between them and where they meet head on, the Gospel happens.
I grew up Presbyterian. Presbyterians thought the Methodists were wrong. Catholics thought all Protestants were wrong. The Jews thought the Christians were wrong. So, what I'm financing is humility. I want people to realize that you shouldn't think you know it all.
That is a simple rule, and easy to remember.
When I, a thoughtful and unblessed Presbyterian, examine the Koran, I know that beyond any question every Mohammedan is insane; not in all things, but in religious matters.
You say you're supposed to be nice to the Episcopalians and the Presbyterians and the Methodists and this, that, and the other thing. Nonsense. I don't have to be nice to the spirit of the Antichrist. I can love the people who hold false opinions but I don't have to be nice to them
All that God had to do to harden Pharaoh's heart, or to harden your heart, is to withhold His own grace.
I'm a firm believer in God himself, but that's as far as I can go.
I'm not any denomination. I'm not Catholic or Presbyterian or Baptist or Methodist or Jewish or Muslim. I'm none of those things. And I'm sure that's just fine with God.
I have no quarrel with what I learned in the Presbyterian church - I am still an enthusiastic Christian. But why shouldn't I try to learn more? Why shouldn't I go to Hindu services? Why shouldn't I go to Muslim services? If you are not egotistical, you will welcome the opportunity to learn more.
Our gloomy Presbyterian ideas encourage fear of God, not love for him.
People are so shocked when they find.
.. out I am Protestant. I am Presbyterian. And I go to church, and I love God, and I love my church.
Jesus may ask of you far more than you planned to give, but He can give to you infinitely more than you dared ask or think.
The question is not, "Why is there only one way to God?" but "Why is there even one way?"
Jesus says, "I want you to follow me so fully, so intensely, so enduringly that all other attachments in your life look weak by comparison"
We were good boys, good Presbyterian boys, and loyal and all that;
anyway, we were good Presbyterian boys when the weather was doubtful; when it was fair, we did wander a little from the fold.
I am saying voluntarily that I have sung for almost every religious group in the country, from Jewish and Catholic, and Presbyterian and Holy Rollers and Revival Churches.
They [muslims] are chopping off heads in Syria.
Christianity is under siege. I'm Protestant, Presbyterian, and I'm proud of it. Other religions frankly are banding together, we need to band together.
I was brought up by an Episcopalian father and Presbyterian mother in nondenominational Army chapels all over the world and never really had much religious experience.