Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Ryle Quotes

It costs something to be a true Christian. It will cost us our sins, our self-righteousness, our ease and our worldliness!

A Christian is a walking sermon. Christians preach far more than a minister does, for they preach all week long!

According to the men of the world, few are going to Hell.  According to the Bible, few are going to Heaven.

Nothing is so offensive to Christ, as lukewarmness in religion!

Beware of manufacturing a God of your own  a God who is all mercy but not just;  a God who is all love but not holy;  a God who has a Heaven for everybody but a Hell for none;  a God who will make no distinction between godly and ungodly in eternity;  Such a God is an idol of your own as truly an idol as any snake or crocodile in an Egyptian temple! The hands of your own imagination and sentimentality have made him. He is not the God of the Bible and beside the God of the Bible, there is no God at all.

Pride is the oldest and most common of sins.  Humility is the rarest and most beautiful of graces.

Blessed are those who live like pilgrims and strangers in this life, their best things are all to come!

The surest mark of true conversion, is humility.

Nothing so hardens the heart of man as a barren familiarity with sacred things.

Love should be the silver thread that runs through all your conduct!

Sicknesses, losses, crosses, anxieties and disappointments are absolutely needful to keep us humble, watchful and spiritually-minded. They are as needful as the pruning knife to the vine and the refiner's furnace to the gold.

Surely it is better to enter into eternal life with a few than to go to Hell with a great company!

[J. C. Ryle]