When the Lord Jesus Christ hung upon the cross, cosmic events accompanied by signs and wonders occurred between heaven and earth. A supernatural darkness came over the earth midday. Many theologians believe that for the first time in eternity past the fellowship between the triune God—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit—was interrupted. As Christ took our sins upon Himself on the cross, His Father could not stay in fellowship with Him. An earthquake opened the tombs of some Old Testament believers, who were brought back to life. So dramatic were these events that even a Gentile, such as the Roman centurion who oversaw Jesus’s crucifixion, made a declaration of faith.
The world will not be Christianized, but it should be evangelized. -Vance Havner
How often a good sister or brother rises to testify, “I want to live such a godly life that sinners will see my daily walk and be saved!” Living a godly life is important; but the first condition of soul winning is this: Get up and go after sinners! -John R. Rice
Christ’s last act was winning a soul. His last command was to win a soul. His last prayer was forgiveness to a soul.
The Lord has given you much light from the Word and will hold you responsible for its use. If you obey Him and walk in the light, you will have more. If not, the light will be withdrawn. -George Muller
I don’t know any more about theology than a jackrabbit does about Ping-Pong, but I’m on my way to Glory! -Billy Sunday
A good character is the best tombstone. Those who loved you and were helped you will remember you when forget-me-nots are withered. Carve your name on hearts and not on marble. -Charles Spurgeon
There is no gathering a rose without a thorn until we get to Beulah land. -D.L. Moody
Our greatest trouble is, as I see it, that we have Christianity without Christ; forgiveness without repentance; salvation without regeneration; politics without God; and Heaven without Hell. -Oscar Lowry
Do not in the darkest night what you’d shun in broad daylight.
The chief danger of the church today is that it is trying to get on the same side as the world instead of turning the world upside down. Our Master expects us to accomplish results, even if they bring opposition and conflict. Anything is better than compromise, apathy, and paralysis. God, give us an intense cry for the old-time power of the Gospel and the Holy Ghost! -A.B. Simpson
I’m more impressed with what a preacher gets thrown out of than with what he gets invited to. -Tom Malone
In some circles, God has been abridged, reduced, modified, edited, changed, and amended until He is no longer the God whom Isaiah saw, high and lifted up. -A.W. Tozer
I hope I shall always possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an “honest man.” -George Washington
Youth today is asking, “Who am I?” But few are willing to face what they really are-sinners separated from God. -Vance Havner
Many people will not kill a mouse without publicizing it. Samson killed a lion and said nothing about it. Say much of what the Lord has done for you. Say little of what you have done for the Lord. Do not speak a self-glorifying sentence. -Charles Spurgeon
Men will wrangle for religion, write for it, fight for it, die for it-anything but live for it. -D.L. Moody
If we abide by the principles taught in the Bible, our country will go on to prosper; but if we and our posterity neglect its instructions and counsel, there is no telling how great a catastrophe shall come upon us and bury our glory in profound obscurity. -Daniel Webster
You may be deeply religious and still be lost. It is sad but true that many will be in Hell not because of lack of religion, but because of their religion. -Curtis Hutson
The religion that makes a man look sick certainly won’t cure the world. -Phillips Brooks