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Christ does not save us by acting a parable of divine love;
by Austin Farrer

Christ does not save us by acting a parable of divine love;
he acts the parable of divine love by saving us.
That is the Christian faith.
- Austin Farrer

Religion is more like response to a friend than it
is like obedience to an expert.
- Austin Farrer

Above all the grace and the gifts
that Christ gives to his beloved
is that of overcoming self.
- St. Francis of Assisi

I hate to see complacency prevail in our lives
when it's so directly contrary to the teaching of Christ.
- Jimmy Carter

 

Words which do not give the
light of Christ increase the darkness.
- Mother Teresa

We should live our lives as though
Christ were coming this afternoon.
- Jimmy Carter

If Christ were here now there is one thing
he would not be - a Christian.
- Mark Twain

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The emphasis on the birth of Christ tends to polarize
our pluralistic society and create legal and ethnic belligerence.
- John Clayton

There is always the danger that we may
just do the work for the sake of the work.
This is where the respect and the love and the devotion come in -
that we do it to God, to Christ,
and that's why we try to do it as beautifully as possible.
- Mother Teresa

Be a sinner and sin strongly, but more strongly have
faith and rejoice in Christ.
- Martin Luther

I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians.
Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

In Christ the original image of God is restored,
by faith in this world and by sight in the world to come.
- Walter Lang

Christianity stands or falls as a living program,
a way of life, made concrete in the life of man by
the life of God through the life of the concretely living Christ.
- Kenneth L. Pike

You can be committed to Church but not committed to Christ,
but you cannot be committed to Christ and not committed to church.
- Joel Osteen

If they had connived a scheme, and Christ had not been raised from the dead,
where would have been the hardest place on the face
of the earth to convince anyone? In Jerusalem.
- Josh McDowell

And History will smile to think that this is the species
for which Socrates and Jesus Christ died.
- Julien Benda

What did Christ really do? He hung out with hard-drinking fishermen.
- Iggy Pop

This is all the inheritance I give to my dear family.
The religion of Christ will give them one which will make them rich indeed.
- Patrick Henry

To believe Christ's cross to be a friend,
as he himself is a friend, is also a special act of faith.
- Samuel Rutherford

The Bible is the cradle wherein Christ is laid.
- Martin Luther

Which prophecy of Christ we see wonderfully to be verified,
insomuch that the whole course of the Church to this
day may seem nothing else but a verifying of the said prophecy.
- John Foxe

I believe in one God, the first and great cause of goodness.
I also believe in Jesus Christ, the rebirth of the world.
I also believe in the Holy Ghost, the comforter.
- Daniel Morgan

John Paul II made it clear that...
liberation theology based on the teaching of Jesus Christ was necessary,
but liberation theology that used a Marxist analysis was unacceptable.
- Claudio Hummes

Mere heathen morality, and not Jesus Christ,
is preached in most of our churches.
- George Whitefield

Christ imparts the capacity of conquest to our lives
every single day that we are willing to believe Him.
- Walter Martin

Christ preferred the poor; ever since I have been converted
so have I. - John Nelson Darby

I'm so thankful for the active obedience of Christ.
No hope without it.
- John Gresham Machen

That though thou seest it no great matter to be separated from Christ now,
yet when the heavens shall be in a flaming fire,
and the earth shall give up the dead that be in it.
- Thomas Shepard

There are only Epicureans, either crude or refined;
Christ was the most refined.
- Georg Buchner

Christ in this country would quite likely have been
arrested under the Suppression of Communism act.
- Joost de Blank

I see no business in life but the work of Christ.
- Henry Martyn

For faithful Catholics, communion is not just a nice ritual:
It is the body and blood of Jesus Christ,
and the ultimate sign of our willingness to be incorporated into the church.
- Maggie Gallagher

It's not the Jews that killed Christ.
It was a political situation, and it was the Romans who killed Jesus.
They put Jesus on the cross, not the Jews.
- Monica Bellucci

Every time that I think of the crucifixion of Christ,
I commit the sin of envy.
- Simone Weil

The Marxist analysis has got nothing to do with what
happened in Stalin's Russia:
it's like blaming Jesus Christ for the Inquisition in Spain.
- Tony Benn

However, as the Eastern churches have always maintained,
through Christ creation is intended eventually to share in the life of God,
the life of divine nature.
- John Polkinghorne

The vow of celibacy is a matter of keeping one's word
to Christ and the Church.
a duty and a proof of the priest's inner maturity;
it is the expression of his personal dignity.
- Pope John Paul II

In the book of Colossians, it talks about that because of what Christ did,
we are pure.
We are without judgment on ourselves.
And only through him can we do something like this.
- Jim Bakker

I gave my life to Christ about 1991.
- Lou Gramm

For in Jesus Christ there is neither male nor female,
bond nor free; even you may be the children of God,
if you believe in Jesus.
- George Whitefield

Jesus Christ, the condescension of divinity,
and the exaltation of humanity.
- Phillips Brooks

In the first place, our faith ought to lay hold on
Christ as God and man in that nature by which He has been made our neighbor,
kinsman, and brother.
- Martin Chemnitz

We have the promise of God's being our God,
and of the blessing by Christ for ourselves,
as we are Abraham's seed, yet take the whole promise
collectively made to him and us.
- Thomas Goodwin

When you turn your heart and your life over to Christ,
when you accept Christ as the savior,
it changes your heart.
- George W. Bush

Whatever we have of this world in our hands,
our care must be to keep it out of our hearts,
lest it come between us and Christ.
- Matthew Henry

They're not posing as being Jesus Christ all the time.
- Jim Goad

Playing Christ, I began to feel shut away from the world.
A newspaper became one of my biggest luxuries.
I noticed that some of my close friends began treating me with reverence.
- Max von Sydow

It came from God, and so is Christ true,
and Christ is thy God, who is in heaven and awaits thee.
- Girolamo Savonarola

If English was good enough for Jesus Christ,
then it's good enough for Texas.
- Ma Ferguson

Thy love is singular when all thy delight is in Jesus
Christ and in no other thing finds joy and comfort.
- Richard Rolle

Archbishop - A Christian ecclesiastic of a rank superior
to that attained by Christ.
- H. L. Mencken

Well, to take me from where I was, and the life I was leading,
to the life I lead now with the church and with the
Lord and with Jesus Christ,
it's a total, total turn-around.
- Pat Summerall

When you come to Christ as a real young person,
I think when you become a teen-ager either you rebel or you search,
doubt, and wonder.
- Jerry B. Jenkins

O my brethren, my heart is enlarge towards you.
I trust I feel something of that hidden,
but powerful presence of Christ, whilst I am preaching to you.
- George Whitefield

If we were to do the Second Coming of Christ
in color for a full hour,
there would be a considerable number of stations
which would decline to carry it on the grounds
that a Western or a quiz show would be more profitable.
- Edward R. Murrow

Christ beside me, Christ before me, Christ behind me,
Christ within me, Christ beneath me,
Christ above me.
- Saint Patrick

When I finished the role of Christ, I felt as though
I'd been let out on parole.
A man who has served 18 months isn't eager to go back to prison.
- Max von Sydow

An ignorance of Marx is as frequent among Marxists
as an ignorance of Christ is among Catholics.
- Jose Bergamin

The new pope knows that his task is to make the light
of Christ shine before men and women of world -
not his own light,
but that of Christ.
- Pope Benedict XVI

My only objective is to paint a Christ so moving that
those who see him will be converted.
- Georges Rouault

What shall I do then with Jesus, which is called Christ?
- Pontius Pilate

I believe with all my heart that the Church of Jesus
Christ should be a Church of blurred edges.
- George Carey

How natural that the errors of the ancient should be handed down and,
mixing with the principles and system which Christ taught,
give to us an adulterated Christianity.
- Olympia Brown

Let's use the opportunities before us to stand for Christ.
If we will do, God himself will honor our efforts and America can be restored.
- Randall Terry

I never saw a contradiction between the ideas that
sustain me and the ideas of that symbol,
of that extraordinary figure, Jesus Christ.
- Fidel Castro

I see Christ as the incarnation of the piper who is calling us.
He dances that shape and pattern which is at the heart of our reality.
- Sydney Carter

Do not for a moment suppose that you must make yourself better,
or prepare your heart for a worthy reception of Christ,
but come at once - come as you are.
- Archibald Alexander

They do not walk in...
the path of Christ.
- Hugo Chavez

Romanists tell us that the Pope is the vicar of Christ;
that he is his successor as the universal head and
ruler of the Church on earth.
If this is so, he must be a Christ.
- Charles Hodge

Knowledge of the sciences is so much smoke apart from
the heavenly science of Christ.
- John Calvin

Here is also to be noted, that the cause of the institution was to be a memorial,
to testify that Christ's body was given,
and his blood shed for us.
- William Tyndale


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