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John Nelson Darby Quotes and Sayings

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The Epistle is a correction of profession without life,
and most valuable in this respect.
- John Nelson Darby

The cross is the centre of all this in every respect.
- John Nelson Darby

The salvation of the elect was as certain before His advent,
though accomplished by it, as afterwards.
- John Nelson Darby

Obedience to the word in humility of mind never confuses.
- John Nelson Darby

 

I add, that those who are bent on restoring the whole
church ought to be well instructed in the word,
and to abstain from doing anything under the pretext of simplicity.
- John Nelson Darby

Every Christian will allow that sin is an evil,
and that it is our duty not to commit sin.
- John Nelson Darby

To rest satisfied with existing evils,
as if we could do nothing, is not obedience;
but neither is it obedience to imitate the actions of the apostles.
- John Nelson Darby

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After deep exercise of soul I was brought by grace
to feel I could entirely.
- John Nelson Darby

God is sufficient in all ages for His church.
- John Nelson Darby

Among the children of God, it was they who were most
able to rightly divide the word of truth.
- John Nelson Darby

Let those who like society better have it.
- John Nelson Darby

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 held apostolic succession fully, and the channels
of grace to be there only.
- John Nelson Darby

Nothing is more prominently brought forward in the
New Testament than the second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ.
- John Nelson Darby

The presence of the Holy Spirit is the keystone of all our hopes.
- John Nelson Darby

I know that those who esteem these little organised
associations to be the churches of God,
see nothing but mere meetings of men in every other
gathering of God's children.
- John Nelson Darby

The Reformation did not directly touch the question
of the true character of God's church.
- John Nelson Darby

If real churches exist, such persons are not called on to make them.
- John Nelson Darby

By one Spirit we are all baptised into one body.
- John Nelson Darby

I can say, Christ has been my only object;
thank God,
my righteousness too...
Hold fast to Christ.
- John Nelson Darby

This truth of the gathering together of God's children
is in Scripture seen realised in various localities,
and in each central locality the Christians resident
therein composed but one body:
Scripture is perfectly clear on that head.
- John Nelson Darby

I had always owned them to be the Word of God...
the careful reading of the Acts afforded me a practical
picture of the early church;
which made me feel deeply the contrast with its actual present state;
though still,
as ever beloved by God.
- John Nelson Darby

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

Some respected and beloved brethren insist that the
forming and organising of churches is,
according to God's will, the only means of finding
blessing in the midst of that confusion which is acknowledged to exist.
- John Nelson Darby

I go farther, and say, that it is plainly our duty
to desire pastors and teachers to take the care of such congregations,
and that God did raise up such in the church as we see it in the word.
- John Nelson Darby

Nationalism - in other words, the dividing of the church into bodies -
consisting of such and such a nation,
is a novelty, not above three centuries old,
although many dear children of God are found dwelling in it.
- John Nelson Darby

It is the desire of our hearts, and as we believe God's
will under this dispensation,
that all the children of God should be gathered together as such,
and, consequently, as not of the world.
- John Nelson Darby

Jude has a very different character.
It is not the cradle of Christianity,
or of the assembly on earth: it is its decay and its death here below.
It does not keep its first estate.
- John Nelson Darby

The Epistle to the Romans is an extremely important
synthesis of the whole theology of St.
Paul.
- Hans Kung

In this Epistle, the Apostle seeks, with great earnestness,
to confirm the Christian converts in the belief of that Gospel,
which he had so faithfully preached.
- John Strachan

This Epistle, is therefore a legacy to the Christians of all ages.
- John Strachan

If the Romans had been obliged to learn Latin,
they would never have found time to conquer the world.
- Heinrich Heine

The Romans were not inventors of the supporting arch,
but its extended use in vaults and intersecting barrel
shapes and domes is theirs.
- Harry Seidler

When in Rome, live as the Romans do;
when elsewhere,
live as they live elsewhere.
- Saint Ambrose

I've got a book of poetry by the bed,
one of these big collections that goes back to the Greeks and Romans.
- Martin C. Smith

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

The old Romans all wished to have a king over them
because they had not yet tasted the sweetness of freedom.
- Titus Livius

We were all Romans once, I guess.
- Omar Epps

There hasn't been this much excitement since the Romans
fed the Christians to the Lions.
- Sid Waddell

I think with the Romans, that the general of today
should be a soldier tomorrow if necessary.
- Thomas Jefferson

Another such victory over the Romans,
and we are undone.
- Pyrrhus

The Romans, we are told, were by nature a peculiarly warlike race.
- Goldwin Smith

Every citizen should be a soldier.
This was the case with the Greeks and Romans,
and must be that of every free state.
- Thomas Jefferson

The Romans used every housing form known today and
they have a remarkably modern look.
- Stephen Gardiner

If you go back to the Greeks and Romans,
they talk about all three - wine, food,
and art - as a way of enhancing life.
- Robert Mondavi

The reason the Romans built their great paved highways
was because they had such inconvenient footwear.
- Charles de Montesquieu

In summary, the Romans were opposed to tyranny in any form;
and the feature of government to which they gave the
most thought was an elaborate system of checks and balances.
- Robert Welch

When my father arrived in Kenya, he had found the Kikuyu
way of life similar to that of the British at the time
the Romans invaded England 2,000 years ago.
- Louis Leakey

The Romans held Britain from the invasion of Julius
Caesar till their voluntary withdrawal from the island,
A.D.
420,- that is, about five hundred years.
- Thomas Bulfinch

We, to some degree, are like what we are because we
inherited certain things from the Greeks and the Romans.
One of them that's so striking is the whole area of politics.
- Donald Kagan

The ancient Romans built their greatest masterpieces of architecture,
their amphitheaters, for wild beasts to fight in.
- Voltaire

The American people are sheep.
They're comfortable, rich, working.
It's like the Romans, they're happy with bread and their spectator sports.
The Super Bowl means more to them than any right.
- Jack Kevorkian

We find that the Romans owed the conquest of the world
to no other cause than continual military training,
exact observance of discipline in their camps,
and unwearied cultivation of the other arts of war.
- Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus

The Romans had been able to post their laws on boards in public places,
confidant that enough literate people existed to read them;
far into the Middle Ages,
even kings remained illiterate.
- J. M. Roberts

Well, if you look at the whole story,
I mean there's only Jews and Romans in the story.
I mean I just wanted to flesh that character out and
make that a drama about the people around Christ when
he was going through this passion.
- Mel Gibson

Our society is the product of several great religious
and philosophical traditions.
The ideas of the Greeks and Romans, Christianity,
Judaism, humanism and the Enlightenment have made us who we are.
- Jan Peter Balkenende

When their city was occupied by the Gauls,
and the Romans, who were besieged in the Capitol,
had made military engines from the hair of the women,
they dedicated a temple to the Bald Venus.
- Lactantius

I leave no trace of wings in the air,
but I am glad I have had my flight.
- Rabindranath Tagore

There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely
as if they had never happened before.
- Willa Cather

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.
If we did not sometimes taste of adversity,
prosperity would not be so welcome.
- Anne Bradstreet

I never accepted the idea
that I had to be guided by
some pattern or blueprint.
- Little Richard

Does anybody really think that they didn't get what they had
because they didn't have the talent
or the strength or the endurance or the commitment?
- Nelson Mandela

In the long run, men hit only what they aim at.
Therefore, they had better aim at something high.
- Henry David Thoreau

I had three chairs in my house;
one for solitude, two for friendship, three for society.
- Henry David Thoreau

We occasionally stumble over the truth
but most of us pick ourselves up and
hurry off as if nothing had happened.
- Winston Churchill

The only good luck many great men ever had was
being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.
- Channing Pollock

I wept because I had no shoes
until I met a man who had no feet.
- old Persian Proverb

As for accomplishments,
I just did what I had to do as things came along.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

If i had known... i would have lingered
over my coffee a little longer.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

If I had eight hours to chop down a tree,
I'd spend six hours sharpening my ax.
- Abraham Lincoln

I have found that hollow,
which even I had relied on for solid.
- Henry David Thoreau


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