Quotes


Apologetics

“Not only does the Bible command it, but the world demands it” (Dr. Normal Geisler Podcast).

“All I want to do is put a stone in someone’s shoe. I want to give him something worth thinking about, something he can’t ignore because it continues to poke at him in a good way” (Greg Koukl in Tactics: A Game Plan for Discussing Your Christian Convictions).

Free Will

“The choice of the mind never departs from that which, at the time, and with respect to the direct and immediate objects of decision, appears most agreeable and pleasing, all things considered” (Jonathan Edwards in Freedom of the Will).

“Hence, if we believe that Satan is the prince of this world, ever ensnaring and fighting against the kingdom of Chirst with all his powers, and that he does not let go his captives without being forced by the divine power of the Spirit, it is manifest, that there can be no such thing as – free will” (Martin Luther in The Bondage of the Will)!

“Since God has put my salvation out of the way of my will, and has taken it under His own, and has promised to save me, not according to my working or manner of life, but according to His own grace and mercy, I rest fully assured and persuaded that He is faithful, and will not lie, and moreover great and powerful,  so that no devils, no adversities can destroy Him, or pluck me out of His hand” (Martin Luther in The Bondage of the Will).

“This, therefore, is also essentially necessary and wholesome for Christians to know: that God foreknows nothing by contingency, but that He foresees, purposes, and does all things according to His immutable, eternal, and infallible will” (Martin Luther in The Bondage of the Will).

Humility

“When I remember what a den of unclean beasts and birds my heart was, and how strong my unrenewed will, how obstinate and rebellious against the sovereignty of the Divine rule, I always feel inclined to take the very lowest room in my Father’s house, and when I enter heaven, it will be to go among the less than the least of all saints, and with the chief of sinners” (Charles Spurgeon in A Defense of Calvinism).

Missions

“There’s nothing we can give to the people of Liberia under God’s direction and by the power of the His Spirit that we won’t get 10-fold over through wisdom, insight, understanding, and joy” (Todd Phillips Podcast).