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My Favorite Christian Apologetic Quotations

“Faith is not belief held in the absence of evidence but rather a commitment to what one already believes when an insatiable appetite for more evidence is unmet.”
(B. Hearn)

It takes God a long time to get us to stop thinking that unless everyone sees things exactly as we do, they must be wrong. That is never God’s view. There is only one true liberty — the liberty of Jesus at work in our conscience enabling us to do what is right. Don’t get impatient with others. Remember how God dealt with you — with patience and with gentleness. But never water down the truth of God. Let it have its way and never apologize for it. Jesus said, “Go . . . and make disciples . . .” (Matthew 28:19), not, “Make converts to your own thoughts and opinions.”
Oswald Chambers – My Utmost for His Highest – May 6

“No pain, no palm; no thorns, no throne; no gall, no glory; no cross, no crown.”
William Penn

“Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither.”
C. S. Lewis

“It is absurd for the Evolutionist to complain that it is unthinkable for an admittedly unthinkable God to make everything out of nothing, and then pretend that it is more thinkable that nothing should turn itself into anything.”
G K Chesterton {Saint Thomas Aquinas, Garden City, NY: Doubleday Image, 1933, p. 174}

“If we could sufficiently understand the order of the universe, we should find that it exceeds all the desires of the wisest men, and that it is impossible to make it better than it is, not only as a whole and in general but also for ourselves in particular, if we are attached, as we ought to be, to the Author of all, not only as to the architect and efficient cause of our being, but as to our master and to the final cause, which ought to be the whole aim of our will, and which can alone make our happiness.”
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz – translated by Robert Latta, The Monadology, 1714

“If Christianity is untrue, then no honest man will want to believe it, however helpful it might be; if it is true, every honest man will want to believe it, even if it gives him no help at all.”
C. S. Lewis – Essay, Man or Rabbit.

“If there were no God, there would be no atheists.”
Chesterton – Where all roads lead, 1922

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A Christian Apologist. A follower of Jesus. A defender of the Christian Faith