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The Scriptures of the Old and New Testament,
by Adam Clarke

The Scriptures of the Old and New Testament,
said an eminent scholar, have God for their Author,
the Salvation of mankind for their end,
and Truth without any mixture of error for their matter.
- Adam Clarke

He who is completely sanctified, or cleansed from all sin,
and dies in this state, is fit for glory.
- Adam Clarke

The words contained in it were inspired by the Holy
Spirit into the minds of faithful men,
called Prophets and Seers in the Old Testament;
and Evangelists and Apostles in the New.
- Adam Clarke

However, all gifts seem now to be absorbed in one and
a man must be either a Preacher or nothing.
- Adam Clarke

 

If you be faithful, you will have that honor that comes from God:
his Spirit will say in your hearts,
Well done, good and faithful servants.
- Adam Clarke

And hence he must be invisible; for a spirit cannot
be seen by the eye of man:
nor is there any thing in this principle contradictory to reason or experience.
- Adam Clarke

Now it would be as absurd to deny the existence of God,
because we cannot see him, as it would be to deny the
existence of the air or wind,
because we cannot see it.
- Adam Clarke

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Deeply consider that it is your duty and interest to
read the Holy Scriptures.
- Adam Clarke

To be filled with God is a great thing,
to be filled with the fullness of God is still greater;
to be filled with all the fullness of God is greatest of all.
- Adam Clarke

It is the grace of God, that shows and condemns the sin that humbles us.
- Adam Clarke

To suppose more than one supreme Source of infinite wisdom,
power, and all perfections, is to assert that there
is no supreme Being in existence.
- Adam Clarke

But this Christ or Redeemer took not upon him the nature of angels,
but the seed of Abraham, that is, human nature,
that in the nature which sinned he might make the expiation required.
- Adam Clarke

Prayer requires more of the heart than of the tongue.
- Adam Clarke

Remember that the word of God is not sent to particular persons,
as if by name; and do not think you have no part in it,
because you are not named there.
- Adam Clarke

As preachers of the gospel of Jesus,
do not expect worldly honors: these Jesus Christ neither took to himself,
nor gave to his disciples.
- Adam Clarke

Pride works frequently under a dense mask,
and will often assume the garb of humility.
- Adam Clarke

Whether the family of the Clarkes were of Norman extraction
cannot be easily ascertained.
- Adam Clarke

This perfection is the restoration of man to the state
of holiness from which he fell,
by creating him anew in Christ Jesus,
and restoring to him that image and likeness of God which he has lost.
- Adam Clarke

Man may be considered as having a twofold origin -
natural,
which is common and the same to all -
patronymic,
which belongs to the various families of which the
whole human race is composed.
- Adam Clarke

Few men can be said to have inimitable excellencies:
let us watch them in their progress from infancy to manhood,
and we shall soon be convinced that what they attained
was the necessary consequence of the line they pursued,
and the means they used.
- Adam Clarke

Many talk much, and indeed well, of what Christ has done for us:
but how little is spoken of what he is to do in us!
and yet all that he has done for us is in reference
to what he is to do in us.
- Adam Clarke

Even papists could not see that a moral evil was detained
in the soul through its physical connection with the body;
and that it required the dissolution of this physical
connection before the moral contagion could be removed.
- Adam Clarke

Let it ever be remembered that genuine faith in Christ
will ever be productive of good works;
for this faith worketh by love,
as the apostle says, and love to God always produces
obedience to his holy laws.
- Adam Clarke

The Bible is proved to be a revelation from God,
by the reasonableness and holiness of its precepts;
all its commands,
exhortations, and promises having the most direct tendency to make men wise,
holy, and happy in themselves, and useful to one another.
- Adam Clarke

It is to be regretted that few persons who have arrived
at any degree of eminence or fame,
have written Memorials of themselves,
at least such as have embraced their private as well as their public life.
- Adam Clarke

Now an infinite happiness cannot be purchased by any
price less than that which is infinite in value;
and infinity of merit can only result from a nature
that is infinitely divine or perfect.
- Adam Clarke

Matthew being a constant attendant on our Lord,
his history is an account of what he saw and heard;
and,
being influenced by the Holy Spirit,
his history is entitled to the utmost degree of credibility.
- Adam Clarke

If you go forward in the spirit of the original apostles
and followers of Jesus Christ,
trusting not in man but in the living God,
he will enable you to pull down the strong holds of sin and Satan,
and that work by which he is pleased will prosper in your hands.
- Adam Clarke

As a revelation from God, they have stood the test of many ages;
and as such maintained their ground against every species of enemy,
and every mode of attack.
Truth is mighty, and must prevail.
- Adam Clarke

Any human being who is becoming independent of conditionings,
of religions, scriptures, prophets and messiahs, has arrived home.
He has found the treasure which was hidden in his own being.
- Osho

Remain in wonder if you want the mysteries to open up for you.
Mysteries never open up for those who go on questioning.
Questioners sooner or later end up in a library.
Questioners sooner or later end up with scriptures,
because scriptures are full of answers.
And answers are dangerous, they kill your wonder.
- Osho

The Spirit is described in the Holy Scriptures
as much more anarchic than any established religion credits.
- Bono

You have to be an original individual;
you have to find your innermost core on your own,
with no guide, no guiding scriptures.
It is a dark night, but with the intense fire of inquiry
you are bound to come to the sunrise.
Everybody who has burned with intense inquiry
has found the sunrise.
Others only believe.
Those who believe are not religious,
they are simply avoiding the great adventure
of religion by believing.
- Osho

Judaism has always been a strong interest of mine.
My two sons speak Hebrew and are familiar with the
scriptures and with rabbinic literature.
This is the way we live.
- Herman Wouk

Public utility pleads most forcibly for the general
distribution of the Holy Scriptures.
- James McHenry

The Scriptures were written, not to make us astronomers,
but to make us saints.
- Matthew Henry

By reading the scriptures I am so renewed that all
nature seems renewed around me and with me.
The sky seems to be a pure, a cooler blue,
the trees a deeper green.
The whole world is charged with the glory of God and
I feel fire and music under my feet.
- Thomas Merton

A Christianity that is in conflict with the Scriptures
isn't Christianity at all.
- Randall Terry

Now Heaven and Earth are older than the temples,
and older than the Scriptures.
- Eden Ahbez

A dream is a scripture, and many scriptures are nothing but dreams.
- Umberto Eco

In early church polemics, Jews are deemed no longer
worthy of their own Scriptures because they have failed
to accept Christ as the Messiah.
- Jack Schwartz

It vexes me when they would constrain science by the
authority of the Scriptures,
and yet do not consider themselves bound to answer reason and experiment.
- Galileo Galilei

I am afraid that the schools will prove the very gates of hell,
unless they diligently labor in explaining the Holy
Scriptures and engraving them in the heart of the youth.
- Martin Luther

In the divine Scriptures, there are shallows and there are deeps;
shallows where the lamb may wade,
and deeps where the elephant may swim.
- John Owen

Some extremists take elements of the sacred scriptures out of context.
- Cat Stevens

The sovereignty of scriptures of all religions must
come to an end if we want to have a united integrated modern India.
- B. R. Ambedkar

During my solitude, conflicting thoughts increased;
but much exercise of soul had the effect of causing
the scriptures to gain complete ascendancy over me.
- John Nelson Darby

I think that in the discussion of natural problems
we ought to begin not with the Scriptures,
but with experiments, and demonstrations.
- Galileo Galilei

Christians take Scriptures out of context to try to
justify or to vindicate retreat and cowardice.
- Randall Terry

It's the generally accepted privilege of theologians to stretch the heavens,
that is the Scriptures, like tanners with a hide.
- Desiderius Erasmus

Scriptures and creeds may come to seem incredible,
but faith will still go dancing on.
- Sydney Carter

It is a common temptation of Satan to make us give
up the reading of the Word and prayer when our enjoyment is gone;
as if it were of no use to read the Scriptures when we do not enjoy them,
and as if it were no use to pray when we have no spirit of prayer.
- George Muller

They who are not induced to believe and live as they
ought by those discoveries which God hath made in Scriptures
would stand out against any evidence whatever,
even that of a messenger sent express from the other world.
- Francis Atterbury

But the more we search the Scriptures,
the more we perceive, in this doctrine,
the fundamental truth of the gospel -
that truth which gives to redemption its character,
and to all other truths their real power.
- John Nelson Darby

The inspired Scriptures make the clear distinction
between false and true riches and make plain the reason
why happiness is gained and fully enjoyed only by those who find true riches.
- Joseph Franklin Rutherford

In reading the scriptures of truth, we often put wrong constructions upon them,
and apply them improperly; and I apprehend it has often
been the case in relation to this portion,
particularly that part in relation to man's seeking out many inventions.
- Elias Hicks

The last great delusion is soon to open before us.
Antichrist is to perform his marvelous works in our
sight So closely will the counterfeit resemble the
true that it will be impossible to distinguish between
them except by the Holy Scriptures.
- Ellen G. White

That I feel a desire, my friends, that we in this latter day of the world,
in which light is fast spreading, that we should be
willing to attend to those portions of the Scriptures
of truth that direct us home to the foundation.
- Elias Hicks

This doctrine of Christ and of the apostles,
from which the true faith of the primitive church was received,
the apostles at first delivered orally,
without writing, but later, not by any human counsel but by the will of God,
they handed it on in the Scriptures.
- Martin Chemnitz

I have devoted my energies to the study of the scriptures,
observing monastic discipline, and singing the daily services in church;
study,
teaching, and writing have always been my delight.
- Venerable Bede

In a word, if any kind of slavery can be vindicated by the Holy Scriptures,
we are already sure our making and holding the Negroes our slaves,
as we do, cannot be vindicated by any thing we can find there,
but is condemned by the whole of divine revelation.
- Samuel Hopkins

These Scriptures, therefore, are infinitely far from
justifying the slavery under consideration;
for it cannot be made to appear that one in a thousand
of these slaves has done any thing to forfeit his own liberty.
- Samuel Hopkins

The ordinary ministry is that which receives all of
its direction from the will of God revealed in the
Scriptures and from those means which God has appointed
in the church for its continual edification.
- William Ames

You are never too old to set another goal
or to dream a new dream.
- C. S. Lewis

We don't stop playing because we grow old;
we grow old because we stop playing.
- George Bernard Shaw

We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned,
so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come.
- Joseph Campbell

Where there's a will, there's a way.
- old English proverb

The trick is growing up without growing old.
- Casey Stengel

Comparisons are odious.
- old English Proverb

And in the end, it's not
the years in your life that count,
it's the life in your years.
- Abraham Lincoln

You are Never Too Old to Give or Get Gold Stars.
Show Your Honest Appreciation - Today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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