Quotes on Christians

There are many quotes on Christians. Truly, a Christian believes in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior – Acts 11:26. The following quotes come from US presidents, Christian Theologians, a social reformer known for supporting the abolition of slavery, an English Quaker, a North African Catholic Bishop, Authors, and more.

The Christian life is distinct, filled with the character of Christ – a strength of character unmatched.

Alysa VanderWeerd, Author
Quotes on Christians

Quotes on Christians

Living stones in the Heavenly Temple perfectly joined together with the vermilion cement of Christ’s blood.

Charles Spurgeon, 1834-1892, English Preacher, Theologian, from Mrs. C.H. Spurgeon (A Biography of Susannah Spurgeon), 1905, ch. 2

I heartily wish you were here that I might converse with a Christian once more before I die: for die I must this night unless I should be relieved by the arrival of some sociable fellow.

Thomas Jefferson, 1743-1826, 3rd President of the United States of America, in a letter to William Fleming, ca. October 1763.

A growing Christian will have fruit in their speech to feed the hungry.

Alysa VanderWeerd, Author, from Mountaintop Mornings, 2018

Nothing is more important than that we who call ourselves Christian, and who claim the name Christ, should be representing our faith in such a way before others, as to give the impression that here is the solution, and here the answer.

D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones, 1899-1981, Minister, Medical Doctor, from Spiritual Depression: It’s Causes and Cure, 1965

Quotes on Christians

My mind has long been impressed with the fact that if our present life is not probationary in its character, if we are not placed here as the blessed word of God teaches, to prepare for another and more exalted state of being, we are destined to waste our energies upon things that are unsubstantial, fleeting, passing away and that can bring no permanent peace – can give no calm hope that is an anchor to the soul.

Franklin Pierce, 1804-1869, 14th President of the United States of America

We can’t be lukewarm because we have so much to face. We have to be valiant and brave.

Moyra O’Hara Kanaby, Artist, Educator, Mentor, In conversation with Alysa VanderWeerd on 25 May 2016

When the crowd observes genuine Christians living radically by being doers of God’s Word, not simply listening to it, they see how genuine believers are not swayed by the world’s ways.

Alysa VanderWeerd, Author, from Radical Living: The Book of James, 2019

We must recognize that some of us at any rate have to plead guilty to the charge, that far too often because we suffer from spiritual depression, and are more or less miserable Christians, we grossly and grievously misrepresent the gospel of Redeeming Grace.

D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones, 1899-1981, Minister, Medical Doctor, from Spiritual Depression: It’s Causes and Cure, 1965

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, 1813-1887, Clergyman, Social Reformer known for supporting the abolition of slavery

Quotes on Christians

To be like Christ is to be a Christian.

William Penn, 1644-1718, English Quaker, Advocate for Religious Freedom

The heathen, too, believe that Christ died; the belief, the faith in His resurrection makes the Christian Christian … it is faith in the resurrection that justifies us.

Saint Augustine, 354-430, North African Catholic Bishop

A good Christian would rather be robbed than rob others.

Saint Francis de Sales, 1567-1622, Bishop of Geneva

A man becomes a Christian, he is not born one.

Tertullian, c.155-c.240, Father of Latin Theology

One who so believes in Christ, as that sin hath no more dominion over him.

John Wesley, 1703-1791, English Theologian, Evangelist

Consists in the reconciliation of the human will with the Divine – the control of the human will as it expresses itself in action.

William Cunningham, 1805-1861, Scottish Theologian

The greatest saints recognize sin.

Moyra O’Hara Kanaby, Artist, Educator, Mentor, In conversation with Alysa VanderWeerd on 8 June 2016

If a person knocks, you always open. Never turn a person away. It could be our Savior in disguise knocking, don’t let Him knock in vain.

Irish Proverb

A Christian is never justified in following a course of action that is utterly opposed to the principles of the Kingdom, not even to serve the temporal well-being of family or nation.

Kirby Page, 1890-1957, Minister, Peace Activist, Author, The Sword or the Cross, Which Should be the Weapon of the Christian Militant?, 1921

One calculated risk Christian workers must take is the possibility of being misunderstood and not appreciated.

Warren W. Wiersbe, 1929-2019, American Pastor, Theologian, Author, from On Being a Servant of God, 1993

We are soldiers for Christ on mission: to wake up those that are sleeping, for heaven is near – Ephesians 5:14.

Alysa VanderWeerd, Author, The End: the Book of Revelation, 2019

We do not need more national development, we need more spiritual development. We do not need more intellectual power, we need more spiritual power. We do not need more knowledge, we need more character. We do not need more religion. We do not need more of the things that are seen, we need more of the things that are unseen.

Calvin Coolidge, 1865-1923, 30th President of the United States of America

You are blessed to be a blessing. Your security lies in Christ, not material wealth. Material possessions are temporary; your relationship is eternal. Genuine faith is not always comfortable. But every trial of our faith proves the faithfulness of God – 2 Timothy 2:13. So, “stay away from the love of money; be satisfied with what you have. For God has said, ‘I will never fail you. I will never forsake you.’” – Hebrews 13:5 NLT.

Alysa VanderWeerd, Author, Radical Living: the Book of James, 2019

Not a theory, or a speculation but a life – not a philosophy of life, but a life and a living process.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge, 1772-1834, English Lyrical Poet, Critic, Philosopher, Theologian

Today, if you look at people and really watch them, you can spot in a crowd the Christian who’s sat in God’s presence. How? By their demeanor. Look at the way they carry themselves; you’ll see a quiet confidence. They are confident that God is taking care of them – Philippians 4:19.

Alysa VanderWeerd, Author, Redeeming the Time: Psalm 16:11, 2018

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