Quotations on Christian

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The love which moves the world, according to common Christian belief, is God's love and the love of God.
- Mortimer Adler
(Keywords: Love, God, Belief, Christian, World)

One of the embarrassing problems for the early nineteenth-century champions of the Christian faith was that not one of the first six Presidents of the United States was an orthodox Christian.
- Mortimer Adler
(Keywords: Faith, Christian, First, Problems, states, United)

I belong to a church and I try to do my Christian duty, so I am against alcohol... But we need the tax money.
- Walter Allen
(Keywords: Money, Christian, Church, Alcohol, Duty, Tax)

In short, all things that please the natural man in this world, are, to a true Christian, only so many crosses and temptations, allurements of sin and snares of death, that continually exercise his virtue.
- Johann Arndt
(Keywords: Death, Virtue, Christian, Exercise, Man, Sin, Temptations, World)

My object will be, if possible, to form Christian men, for Christian boys I can scarcely hope to make.
- Thomas Arnold
(Keywords: Men, Hope, Christian, Boys, Will)

Certain I am, that Christian Religion does no where allow Rebellion.
- Mary Astell
(Keywords: Religion, Christian, Rebellion)

I regard the principle of conscription of life as a flat contradiction of all our cherished ideals of individual freedom, democratic liberty and Christian teaching.
- Roger Nash Baldwin
(Keywords: Life, Christian, Contradiction, Freedom, Ideals, Liberty, Teaching)

The Christian response is contained in these two fundamental dogmas: that of the Trinity and that of the Incarnation. In the trinitarian dogma God is one, good, true, and beautiful because he is essentially Love, and Love supposes the one, the other, and their unity.
- Hans Urs von Balthasar
(Keywords: Love, God, Christian, Trinity, Unity)

It does not require great learning to be a Christian and be convinced of the truth of the Bible. It requires only an honest heart and a willingness to obey God.
- Albert Barnes
(Keywords: God, Truth, Heart, Christian, Bible, Learning)

Of a very religious linebacker: He knocks the hell out of people, but in a Christian way.
- Sammy Baugh
(Keywords: People, Christian, Hell, Religious)

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
(Keywords: Purpose, Christian, Man, Nothing, School)

Our Christian conviction is that Christ is also the messiah of Israel. Certainly it is in the hands of God how and when the unification of Jews and Christians into the people of God will take place.
- Pope Benedict XVI
(Keywords: God, People, Christian, Conviction, Israel, Will)

For centuries the leaders of Christian thought spoke of women as a necessary evil, and the greatest saints of the Church are those who despise women the most.
- Annie Besant
(Keywords: Women, Thought, Christian, Church, Evil, Leaders, Saints)

No civilization other than that which is Christian, is worth seeking or possessing.
- Otto von Bismarck
(Keywords: Civilization, Christian, Worth)

I thought of such Christian inventions as the ghetto and the Jewish badge of shame. The Nazis didn't have to go very far to pick up their know-how.
- Lionel Blue
(Keywords: Thought, Christian, Inventions, Shame)

I feel that the Christian experience and the Jewish one have much to give each other. If this open society continues and there is no return to political anti-Semitism, then this encounter, deeper than any theology, may happen.
- Lionel Blue
(Keywords: Experience, Society, Christian, May, Open, Theology)

Good Christian people, I am come hither to die, for according to the law, and by the law I am judged to die, and therefore I will speak nothing against it. I am come hither to accuse no man, nor to speak anything of that, whereof I am accused and condemned to die.
- Anne Boleyn
(Keywords: People, Christian, Law, Man, Nothing, Will)

Then the album created a tremendous furor and got me kicked off Christian television for two months, and then restored after they settled down and listened to the music and realized there was nothing wrong with it.
- Pat Boone
(Keywords: Music, Christian, Months, Nothing, Television, Wrong)

I've been in elementary education for years and my belief is that Christmas pageants in schools are little more than conditioning kids for the Christian religion.
- Jack Bowman
(Keywords: Education, Religion, Belief, Christian, Christmas, Kids, Schools, Years)

There is more criticism of puritanism, and more distance from Christian morality, than there has been before.
- Susie Bright
(Keywords: Morality, Christian, Criticism)

Consistency, madam, is the first of Christian duties.
- Charlotte Bronte
(Keywords: Consistency, Christian, First)

Suggesting a married Jesus is one thing, but questioning the Resurrection undermines the very heart of Christian belief.
- Dan Brown
(Keywords: Heart, Belief, Christian, Questioning)

I rejected the armed struggle because, as a Christian, I am committed to a nonviolent and peaceful struggle. But people take their own initiatives, because it is a Lebanon type of situation here.
- Mangosuthu Buthelezi
(Keywords: People, Christian, Struggle)

The Epistles in the New Testament have all of them a particular reference to the condition and usages of the Christian world at the time they were written.
- Joseph Butler
(Keywords: Time, Christian, New testament, World)

The seven deadly sins: Want of money, bad health, bad temper, chastity, family ties, knowing that you know things, and believing in the Christian religion.
- Samuel Butler
(Keywords: Family, Religion, Health, Money, Christian, Chastity, Temper, Want)

People in general are equally horrified at hearing the Christian religion doubted, and at seeing it practiced.
- Samuel Butler
(Keywords: Religion, People, Christian, Hearing)

Put your nose into the Bible everyday. It is your spiritual food. And then share it. Make a vow not to be a lukewarm Christian.
- Kirk Cameron
(Keywords: Food, Christian, Bible, Spiritual, Vow)

From a Christian point of view of course we do want a peaceful world, and I think September 11 did actually make people aware not only of vulnerability and how transitory life is, but there are forces of good and honor and justice which speak to us of God and his love for us.
- George Carey
(Keywords: Life, Love, God, People, Christian, Honor, Justice, Vulnerability, Want, World)

For my future I have no concern, and as a true philosopher, I never would have any, for I know not what it may be: as a Christian, on the other hand, faith must believe without discussion, and the stronger it is, the more it keeps silent.
- Giacomo Casanova
(Keywords: Faith, Christian, Concern, Future, May)

God's way of answering the Christian's prayer for more patience, experience, hope and love often is to put him into the furnace of affliction.
- Richard Cecil
(Keywords: Love, Experience, God, Hope, Christian, Affliction, Patience, Prayer)

An aged Christian, with the snow of time upon his head, may remind us that those points of earth are whitest which are nearest to heaven.
- Edwin Hubbel Chapin
(Keywords: Time, Christian, Earth, Heaven, May, Snow)

By our form of government, the Christian religion is the established religion; and all sects and denominations of Christians are placed upon the same equal footing, and are equally entitled to protection in their religious liberty.
- Samuel Chase
(Keywords: Religion, Government, Christian, Liberty, Protection, Religious)

Throughout the years, many Christian women have told me of their great respect for the bravery and courage evident in my work, perhaps even gesturing to their own Isis earrings or a Nile River Goddess pendants.
- Carol P. Christ
(Keywords: Women, Work, Courage, Christian, Bravery, Respect, Years)

There is no racial or ethnic involvement in Thanksgiving, and people who may be very distant from the Christian system can see the beauty and the positive spirit that comes from the holiday.
- John Clayton
(Keywords: Beauty, People, Positive, Christian, Holiday, May, Spirit, Thanksgiving)

Thanksgiving is a time when the world gets to see just how blessed and how workable the Christian system is. The emphasis is not on giving or buying, but on being thankful and expressing that appreciation to God and to one another.
- John Clayton
(Keywords: Time, God, Christian, Appreciation, Being, Buying, Giving, Thanksgiving, World)

If I try to understand what it means to be a Christian, I look at the two instructions that were given in the Bible that are paramount, and those are to love God with all your heart and mind, and to love your neighbor as yourself. That's it.
- Bruce Cockburn
(Keywords: Love, God, Heart, Christian, Bible, Mind)

I was raised a Christian, but I wouldn't call myself a Christian now. I think when I was younger it was easier to focus on the negative, nihilist vision... this is sort of picking up on the other half of the body, which is God and white light.
- Billy Corgan
(Keywords: God, Negative, Vision, Christian, Body, Focus, Light, Now)

We also need people like social workers, volunteers, the Christian Industrial League, drug treatment programs to make sure you are getting them a job. That's what you have to do. Otherwise, we just keep stepping around these things.
- Richard M. Daley
(Keywords: People, Christian, Job, Treatment, Workers)

It is clear that this essential Christian doctrine gives a new value to human nature, to human history and to human life which is not to be found in the other great oriental religions.
- Christopher Dawson
(Keywords: History, Life, Nature, Christian, Doctrine, Human nature, Value)

As I have pointed out, it is the Christian tradition that is the most fundamental element in Western culture. It lies at the base not only of Western religion, but also of Western morals and Western social idealism.
- Christopher Dawson
(Keywords: Religion, Christian, Culture, Idealism, Lies, Morals, Tradition)

And so, today, if the state can no longer appeal to the old moral principles that belong to the Christian tradition, it will be forced to create a new official faith and new moral principles which will be binding on its citizens.
- Christopher Dawson
(Keywords: Faith, Christian, Old, Principles, State, Today, Tradition, Will)

Thus Christian humanism is as indispensable to the Christian way of life as Christian ethics and a Christian sociology.
- Christopher Dawson
(Keywords: Life, Christian, Ethics, Humanism)

I'm a committed Christian. I worship in my own way. That's my business. That's not the business of the pharisees who are going to preach to me about what I do and then do something else.
- Howard Dean
(Keywords: Business, Christian, Worship)

I have often thought of it as one of the most barbarous customs in the world, considering us as a civilized and a Christian country, that we deny the advantages of learning to women.
- Daniel Defoe
(Keywords: Women, Thought, Christian, Country, Learning, World)

I don't describe myself as a Christian or religious, but I like to think that how I live my life is honest.
- Iris DeMent
(Keywords: Life, Christian, Religious)

For me, I go in and play a few Christian songs for an audience, and now I have people come up and not tell me I'm great, but tell me that my music is helping save their lives, helping them in the Lord, and helping them end their vices.
- Rick Derringer
(Keywords: Music, People, Christian, End, Now, Play, Songs, Vices)

Before I was known, I would go on stage and pretend I was other people. Once I pretended I was mentally handicapped. It was really wrong. One time I was a bad magician. And one time I pretended I was a Christian comic.
- Andy Dick
(Keywords: Time, People, Christian, Wrong)

Stereotypes involving Christian identity, Christian persecution is so far back in history now that no one fears it being revived, unless you live in China, I guess.
- Gregg Easterbrook
(Keywords: History, Christian, Being, Identity, Now, Persecution)

I'm a practicing Christian - and I'm going to keep practicing till I get it right - but I don't feel everyone has to practice the same religion that I do. You have a right to worship who you choose and how you choose to.
- Jane Elliot
(Keywords: Religion, Christian, Practice, Right, Worship)

It is my desire, in the office of a Christian minister, to do nothing which I cannot do with my whole heart. Having said this, I have said all.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Keywords: Heart, Christian, Desire, Nothing, Office)

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