Everybody’s Book

“Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet’s own interpretation. For the prophecy never had its origin in the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit”–2 Peter 1:20-21.

“The Word of God well understood and religiously obeyed is the shortest route to spiritual perfection. And we must not select a few favorite passages to the exclusion of others. Nothing less than the whole  Bible can make a whole Christian”–A.W. Tozer.

“The Bible is to me the most precious thing in the world just because it tells me the story of Jesus”–George MacDonald.

“The Bible was never intended to be a book for scholars and specialists only.  From the very beginning it was intended to be everybody’s book, and that’s what it continues to be”–F.F. Bruce.

“We ought to listen to the Scriptures with the greatest caution, for as far as understanding of them goes, we are as but little children”–Augustine.

“Nobody ever outgrows Scripture; the Book widens and deepens with our years”–Charles Spurgeon.

“The whole counsel of God, concerning all things necessary for His own glory, man’s salvation, faith, and life, is either expressly set down in Scripture, or by good and necessary consequence may be deduced from Scripture: unto which nothing at any time is to be added, whether by new revelations of the Spirit, or traditions of men”–Westminster Confession.

“The Bible is a harp with a thousand strings.  Play on one to the exclusion of its relationship to the others, and you will develop discord. Play on all of them, keeping them in their places in the divine scale, and you will hear heavenly music all the time”–William P. White.

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One Comment


  1. Danny Russell
    Oct 23, 2015

    Pastor,

    I always enjoy the Friday quotes. Would it be possible for you to include the dates or time frame of the quotes? The wisdom and knowledge of the older scholars and statesmen is very inspiring.

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