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25 Quotes from Influential Christians about the Bible

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  • 2016 29 Nov
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25 Quotes from Influential Christians about the Bible

The Bible is God's Word--holy, divinely inspired, beautifully written, and immensely powerful. Every Christian has a different relationship with their Bible-- some read it daily, some read it rarely, some have never touched it, and some have written books and sermons about its stories. Many feel that the Bible can be dry and hard to read, but many others have experienced it to be rich, overflowing with life, and life-changing.

 

Here, we share 25 quotes from a variety of influential Christians with their thoughts on the Bible. Enjoy these many different thoughts on the importance, relevance, and truth of Scripture!

  1. “Nobody ever outgrows Scripture; the book widens and deepens with our years.” -Charles Spurgeon
  2. “We are the Bibles the world is reading; we are the creeds the world is needing; we are the sermons the world is heeding.” -Billy Graham
  3. “We modern people think of miracles as the suspension of the natural order, but Jesus meant them to be the restoration of the natural order. The Bible tells us that God did not originally make the world to have disease, hunger, and death in it. Jesus has come to redeem where it is wrong and heal the world where it is broken. His miracles are not just proofs that he has power but also wonderful foretastes of what he is going to do with that power. Jesus' miracles are not just a challenge to our minds, but a promise to our hearts, that the world we all want is coming.” -Timothy J. Keller
  4. “It is mind-boggling to me that the Almighty power created everything I see; the Bible says that God created the entire universe just so he could create this galaxy just so he could create Earth so he could create human beings so he could create a family.” -Rick Warren
  5. “He does have surprising, secret purposes. I open a Bible, and His plans, startling, lie there barefaced. It’s hard to believe it, when I read it, and I have to come back to it many times, feel long across those words, make sure they are real. His love letter forever silences any doubts: “His secret purpose framed from the very beginning [is] to bring us to our full glory” (1 Corinthians 2:7 NEB).” -Ann Voskamp
  6. “When the world beats you down, open up your Bible.” -Lysa TerKeurst
  7. “The Word of God I think of as a straight edge, which shows up our own crookedness. We can’t really tell how crooked our thinking is until we line it up with the straight edge of Scripture.” -Elisabeth Elliot
  8. “Unless we form the habit of going to the Bible in bright moments as well as in trouble, we cannot fully respond to its consolations because we lack equilibrium between light and darkness.” -Helen Keller
  9. “The Bible is the cradle wherein Christ is laid.” -Martin Luther
  10. “What I see in the Bible, especially in the book of Psalms, which is a book of gratitude for the created world, is a recognition that all good things on Earth are God's, every good gift is from above. They are good if we recognize where they came from and if we treat them the way the Designer intended them to be treated.” -Philip Yancey
  11. “The Bible is the book of my life. It's the book I live with, the book I live by, the book I want to die by.” -N. T. Wright
  12. “I’ve read the last page of the Bible, it’s all going to turn out alright.” -Billy Graham
  13. “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
  14. “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 a whole Bible can make a whole Christian.” -A.W. Tozer
  15. “The Bible is very easy to understand. But we Christians are a bunch of scheming swindlers. We pretend to be unable to understand it because we know very well that the minute we understand, we are obliged to act accordingly.” -Søren Kierkegaard
  16. “The Holy Scriptures are our letters from home.” -Augustine of Hippo
  17. “We go from Malachi to Matthew in one page of our scriptures, but that one piece of paper that separates the Old Testament from the New Testament represents 400 years of history - 400 years where there wasn't a prophet, 400 years where God's voice wasn't heard. And that silence was broken with the cry of a baby on Christmas night.” -Louie Giglio
  18. “Don't fall into the trap of studying the Bible without doing what it says.” -Francis Chan
  19. “So great is my veneration for the Bible, that the earlier my children begin to read it the more confident will be my hopes that they will prove useful citizens to their country and respectable members of society.” -John Quincy Adams
  20. “Reading and understanding the Bible involves lots and lots of interpretation. Not just in light of the world and culture around us, but in reference to other parts of the Bible.” -John Piper
  21. “Most people are bothered by those passages of Scripture they do not understand, but the passages that bother me are those I do understand.” -Mark Twain
  22. “I am profitably engaged in reading the Bible. Take all of this Book that you can by reason and the balance by faith, and you will live and die a better man. It is the best Book which God has given to man.” -Abraham Lincoln
  23. “The more I have read the Bible and studied the life of Jesus, the more I have become convinced that Christianity spreads best not through force but through fascination.” -Shane Claiborne
  24. “Apply yourself wholly to the Scriptures, and apply the Scriptures wholly to yourself.” -Johann A. Bengel
  25. “I want to know one thing, the way to heaven: how to land safe on that happy shore. God himself has condescended to teach the way; for this very end he came from heaven. He has written it down in a book! Oh, give me that book! At any price, give me the book of God! I have it: here is knowledge enough for me. Let me be: “A man of one book.” – John Wesley

5 Bible Verses about Scripture:

  • "Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path." -Psalm 119:105
  • "All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work." -2 Timothy 3:16-17
  • "For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart." -Hebrews 4:12
  • "Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to exhortation, to teaching." -1 Timothy 4:13
  • "But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night." -Psalm 1:2

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