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My Favorite Christian Apologetic Quotations Pt. 2

“The Christian pities men because they are dying, and the Buddhist pities them because they are living. The Christian is sorry for what damages the life of a man; but the Buddhist is sorry for him because he is alive.”
Chesterton – Generally Speaking

“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

“A man’s real belief is that which he lives by. What a man believes is the thing he does, not the thing he thinks.”
George Macdonald

“Extreme open-mindedness is merely empty-mindedness.”
(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

“Education, the great mumbo-jumbo and fraud of the age, purports to equip us to live and is prescribed as a universal remedy for everything from juvenile delinquency to premature senility. For the most part it only serves to enlarge stupidity, inflate conceit, enhance credulity and put those subjected to it at the mercy of brain-washers with printing presses, radio and TV at their disposal.” Malcolm Muggeridge, in the “Observer”, 1966

“If men will not be governed by the Ten Commandments, they shall be governed by the ten thousand commandments.”
G. K. Chesterton

“Imagine a person who comes in here tonight and argues ‘no air exists’ but continues to breathe air while he argues. Now intellectually, atheists continue to breathe – they continue to use reason and draw scientific conclusions [which assumes an orderly universe], to make moral judgments [which assumes absolute values] – but the atheistic view of things would in theory make such ‘breathing’ impossible. They are breathing God’s air all the time they are arguing against him.”
― Greg L. Bahnsen

“So whom does God wrong in commanding the destruction of the Canaanites? Not the Canaanite adults, for they were corrupt and deserving of judgment. Not the children, for they inherit eternal life. So who is wronged? Ironically, I think the most difficult part of this whole debate is the apparent wrong done to the Israeli soldiers themselves. Can you imagine what it would be like to have to break into some house and kill a terrified woman and her children? The brutalizing effect on these Israeli soldiers is disturbing.”
― William Lane Craig

“Atheists don’t hate fairies, leprechauns, or unicorns because they don’t exist. It is impossible to hate something that doesn’t exist. Atheists — like the painting experts hated the painter — hate God because He does exist.”
― Ray Comfort, You Can Lead an Atheist to Evidence, But You Cant Make Him Think: Answers to Questions from Angry Skeptics

Again, these are great quotes for thought.

God Bless
Brian Mason

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One response to “My Favorite Christian Apologetic Quotations Pt. 2

  1. alexbpop

    Great quotes here. Keep ’em coming.

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