In my library I have profitably dwelt among the shining lights, with which the learned, wise, and holy men of all ages have illuminated the world.
A collection of quotations on Christian themes by a variety of authors, most (not all) of whom are Christians. The site was originally conceived as a resource for Christian preachers, teachers and writers, but it is also intended to encourage Christians and invite everyone to put their faith in
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The Quotable Christian is constantly updated and growing, so please bookmark the site and return often. Newer quotes will appear at the top of each page. Over time, I hope to add references to the quotes, so they will be appropriate for academic use.
The Quotable Christian
began as a Hypercard
stack for the Macintosh
computer, titled Great Christian Quotes
, and was simply a tool for collecting quotations found through personal study. If you are a Hypercard
fan, you may download a legacy copy of Great Christian Quotes
as a sit. file
Let all writers have their due esteem, but compare none of them with the Word of God. We will not refuse their service, but we must abhor them as rivals or competitors. It is the sign of a distempered heart that loseth the relish of Scripture excellency.
The Bible is God's inspired and authoritative communication to man and I strongly suggest that you study it. Most (not all) of the quotes represent the meditations and application of Scripture to various issues by women and men who have come to know God in a deeper way through His Word and by His Spirit.
You may notice that there are no direct quotations of the Bible on this site. It is my conviction that, because the Bible is the Word of God, it should not be presented along with quotations of men, no matter how profound. In the words of Richard Baxter: