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Philip Schaff Quotes and Sayings

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Christ himself wrote nothing, but furnished endless
material for books and songs of gratitude and praise.
- Philip Schaff

The New Testament evinces its universal design in its very,
style, which alone distinguishes it from all the literary
productions of earlier and later times.
- Philip Schaff

It is more than a book, it is an institution which
rules the Christian world.
- Philip Schaff

To the first class belong the Gospels and Acts;
to the second,
the Epistles; to the third, the Revelation.
- Philip Schaff

 

The apostolic writings are of three kinds:
historical,
didactic, and prophetic.
- Philip Schaff

Jesus Christ is the beginning, the middle,
and the end of all.
In the Gospels he walks in human form upon the earth,
and accomplishes the work of redemption.
- Philip Schaff

The New Testament presents, in its way,
the same union of the divine and human as the person of Christ.
In this sense also 'the word became flesh,
and dwells among us.'
- Philip Schaff

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The living Church of the redeemed is his book.
He founded a religion of the living spirit,
not of a written code, like the Mosaic law.
Yet his words and deeds are recorded by as honest and
reliable witnesses as ever put pen to paper.
- Philip Schaff

The style of the Bible in general is singularly adapted
to men of every class and grade of culture,
affording the child the simple nourishment for its religious wants,
and the profoundest thinker inexhaustible matter of study.
- Philip Schaff

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

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

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

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

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

I have no further use for America.
I wouldn't go back there if Jesus Christ was President.
- Charlie Chaplin

God helping me, I will help my brothers and sisters in Christ,
because they are my brothers and sisters.
- Joseph Barber Lightfoot

The Christian is not one who has gone all the way with Christ.
None of us has.
The Christian is one who has found the right road.
- Charles L. Allen

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

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

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

Why should any man have power over any other man's faith,
seeing Christ Himself is the author of it?
- George Fox

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

All history is incomprehensible without Christ.
- Ernest Renan

Priesthood is not a convenient, historically conditioned
form of Church organisation,
but is rooted in the Incarnation, in the priesthood
and mission of Christ himself.
- Arthur Middleton

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

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

No revolution that has ever taken place in society
can be compared to that which has been produced by
the words of Jesus Christ.
- Mark Hopkins

Rather than allow themselves to be separated from the love of Christ,
they submitted cheerfully to every privation,
to contumely and disgrace, and to death itself.
- John Strachan

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

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

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

Feast of the Holy Innocents The most thrilling thing
you can ever do is win someone to Christ.
And it's contagious.
Once you do it, you don't want to stop.
- Luis Palau

I am a channel for the Christ spirit.
The title was given to me very recently by the Godhead.
- David Icke

To endure the cross is not tragedy; it is the suffering
which is the fruit of an exclusive allegiance to Jesus Christ.
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Christ and The Church: If he were to apply for a divorce
on the grounds of cruelty,
adultery and desertion, he would probably get one.
- Samuel Butler

The founding document of the United States of America
acknowledges the Lordship of Jesus Christ because we are a Christian nation.
- Pat Robertson

I went to Sunday School and liked the stories about
Christ and the Christmas star.
They were beautiful.
They made you warm and happy to think about.
But I didn't believe them.
- Frances Farmer

Believing in evolution is believing in the unproved,
while believing in Christ is believing in the proven.
- Edwin Louis Cole

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

The Gateway to Christianity is not through an intricate labyrinth of dogma,
but by a simple belief in the person of Christ.
- Norman Vincent Peale

To become Christ-like is the only thing in the whole world worth caring for,
the thing before which every ambition of man is folly
and all lower achievement vain.
- Henry Drummond

The dearest friend on earth is a mere shadow compared to Jesus Christ.
- Oswald Chambers

Christ shared our experience; he suffered as we suffer;
he died as we shall die,
and for forty days in the desert he underwent the struggle between good and evil.
- Basil C. Hume

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

ON the decline of the Roman power, about five centuries after Christ,
the countries of Northern Europe were left almost destitute
of a national government.
- Thomas Bulfinch

For there is a sound reasoning upon all flowers.
For flowers are peculiarly the poetry of Christ.
- Christopher Smart

And for yourself, whatever there has been either of sin or duty,
remember the one and forget the other,
and betake yourself wholly to the mercy of God and the merit of Christ.
- Donald Cargill

I tell kids that people will let them down and people will hurt them.
But Jesus Christ will never let them down and never hurt them.
- Willie Aames

Jesus Christ tells us that a man cannot be wrong if
he argues towards God from what he finds best in himself.
- George A. Smith

A Christian is nothing but a sinful man who has put
himself to school for Christ for the honest purpose of becoming better.
- Henry Ward Beecher

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

As long as I loved and served Christ I could be anything I wanted to be.
- James Green Somerville

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

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

To a Christian, Easter Sunday means everything,
when we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
- Bernhard Langer

But to understand what it means to be strong and courageous,
Christians should look to the person of Christ.
- Marvin Olasky

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

All that I am I owe to Jesus Christ,
revealed to me in His divine Book.
- David Livingstone

Now the true soldiers of Christ must always be prepared
to do battle for the truth,
and must never, so far as lies with them,
allow false convictions to creep in.
- Origen

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

One American said that the most interesting thing about
Holy Ireland was that its people hate each other in
the name of Jesus Christ.
And they do!
- Bernadette Devlin

When we think of the ideal, we do not add virtue to virtue,
but think of Jesus Christ, so that the standard of
human life is no longer a code,
but a character.
- E. Stanley Jones

Every religious pioneer, including Jesus Christ,
was persecuted by his contemporaries.
But once people understand me, their turn can be dramatic like Saint Paul's.
- Sun Myung Moon

Christ's crucifix shall be made an excuse for executing criminals.
- William Blake

Love always involves responsibility,
and love always involves sacrifice.
And we do not really love Christ unless we are prepared
to face His task and to take up His Cross.
- William Barclay

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

Christ's riches are unsearchable, and this doctrine
of the gospel is the field this treasure is hidden in.
- Thomas Goodwin


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