Christians Quotes by Steven Crowder, Paul Washer, Teresa Medeiros, Victoria Jackson, Michael J. Knowles, Marvin Olasky and many others.
If I hadn’t been raised in such a logical household, the entertainment industry would have elicited only one reaction from me in regards to ‘Christians’: ‘Good God, these people are crazy.’
Do Christians sin? Yes, absolutely. But can Christians live in a state of sin without discipline and without being brought back in obedience to their Father? Absolutely not.
I will always respect the beliefs of fellow Christians who aren’t comfortable reading or writing explicit love scenes, but I believe romances are beautiful and spiritual books that celebrate the best of what love has to offer and mirror the love God has for his children.
Are Christians too stupid that we can’t write a script, we can’t film a movie OR we don’t know how to act?
For Christians, Advent reminds us why we need Christmas in the first place. It relies not only the grace of God but also the assent of Mary to the divine will.
But to understand what it means to be strong and courageous, Christians should look to the person of Christ.
There is a liberal fascism that is dedicated to going after believing Christians who follow the biblical teaching on marriage.
As far apart as they are theologically, Mormons and evangelical Christians may have more in common with each other anthropologically than they do with secular Americans watching ‘Big Love’ on HBO.
When we use old confessions and catechisms, we help teach our people that their faith is an old faith, shared by millions over many centuries. We also help them realize that other Christians have asked the same questions.
Let anti-slavery charity boxes stand uppermost among those for missionary, tract and educational purposes. On this subject, Christians have been asleep; let them shake off their slumbers and arm for the holy contest.
Christians are being systematically exterminated.
While a case can be made for intelligent design, I can’t figure out why some Christians are so thrilled about that possibility. First of all, it doesn’t prove there’s a God. If anything, intelligent design lends support to some form of pantheism that defines God as immanent within nature.
We’ve got to move from membership to discipleship to being full-time Christians, not part-time saints. That means operating comprehensively on the value system of Heaven as we move about in history.
Christians might say that you can’t live a more meaningful life without Jesus. Well, that’s absolutely not true. You can. You can enjoy a sunrise whether you know Jesus or not.
This evening I wish to suggest that we Christians should accompany people on their pilgrimages. Specifically we should travel with people as they search for the good, the true and the beautiful.
Where I think people are being offensive to religion in this country – whichever religion that might be, but particularly the one I and many other Christians subscribe to – well, we will just call it out, and we will demand the same respect that people should provide to all religions.
Perhaps the gravest under-publicized atrocity in the world is the persecution of Christians.
I hope that increasing numbers of Christians adopt the practice of wearing a cross in a simple and discreet way as a symbol of their beliefs.
I have for some time now been deeply troubled by the growing difficulties faced by Christian communities in various parts of the Middle East. It seems to me that we cannot ignore the fact that Christians in the Middle East are increasingly being deliberately targeted by fundamentalist Islamist militants.
I think Jesus is divine love manifest on Earth, as it comes through the community of Christians.
Gone must be the days of only pointing fingers at others to fix what they may never fix. Our nation’s ills are not merely the result of corruption or racism, although these are evil. Our troubles can also be traced directly to ineffective Christians.
Christians need a time and place to sanctify themselves. It’s important to take the time, and early in the morning is a wonderful time to do it.
Many times, that’s how people see Christian art or Christians making art: They see the art as having an agenda.
I thought Christians were walking idiots.
Even as Jews and Christians profoundly disagree about the truth, they are united in the belief that there is a truth to be sought.
I am disturbed when I see the majority of so-called Christians having such little understanding of the real nature of the faith they profess. Faith is a subject of such importance that we should not ignore it because of the distractions or the hectic pace of our lives.
Christians are to love their neighbors as we love ourselves.
‘Doing your own thing’ and being a Christian is an oxymoron. As Christians, every day we need to be presenting ourselves before the Lord, thanking Him for His mercy and asking Him to make us more like Him by emptying us of our will, so God’s will can be done.
I cannot follow you Christians; for you try to crawl through your life upon your knees, while I stride through mine on my feet.
Government serves Christ’s kingdom rule; this is its purpose. And Christians’ purpose in politics should be to advance the kingdom of God – to make it more real, more tangible, more present.
The Media is ruled by Satan. But yet I wonder if many Christians fully understand that.
Too many Christians are living in a house of fear and not in the house of love.
I think as Christians we have to sponsor a national Lighten-Up Day.
I very much dislike the intolerance and moralism of many Christians, and feel more sympathy with Honest Doubters than with them.
There are some days when I think for sure there are so many other stronger Christians than me out there.
We need to do more to stop Iran’s persecution of different religious faiths, including Sunni Muslims, Christians, and Bahais. We must do more to protect the Iranian’s people’s right to freedom of expression.
I’m a surfer at heart. Both my parents moved to Hawaii in the 1970s, where they met and became Christians. Then they taught me and my two brothers how to love the Lord – and how to surf!
Christians – at least Christians in a liberal democracy – have accepted, after Thomas Hobbes, that they must obey the secular rule of law; that there must be a separation of church and state.
In the past, the Republican Party has depended on unified support at election time from Evangelical Christians. But times are changing!
The problem is that those of us who were born into Islam and who don’t want to live according to scripture – we don’t have what the Jews have, which is a rabbinical tradition that allows you to ask questions. We also don’t have the church tradition that the Christians have.
Maybe if I could ever be a successful comedian then I could be an example that Christians can also have fun.
We can’t do every good thing there is to do in the world. Too many Christians live under the terror of total obligation, thinking every act of injustice, every opportunity of ministry, and every urgent appeal are our responsibilities.
I’ve got news for you: There are going to be people other than Christians in the hereafter. What are you going to do about it? Are you not going to go?
Christians historically have believed wrong on issues. Take slavery: they believed wrong on that issue for generations, and it had, just, repercussions that were staggeringly negative for our culture and my community. So it is possible to be Christian and to believe wrongly and practice wrongly.
You see, rebellion, and the disobedience it causes, keeps us from having the power of God that’s available to us as Christians.
The faith I was born into formed me. I come from a missionary family – I grew up in China – and in my case, my religious upbringing was positive. Of course, not everyone has this experience. I know many of my students are what I have come to think of as wounded Christians or wounded Jews.
Whatever they did for democracy, the U.S. interventions in the Middle East and the vaunted Arab Spring have proved to be pure hell for Arab Christians.
I think Barack Obama thinks that Muslims are the ones being persecuted, and he has to change that. The fact is he is contributing to Christians being persecuted, not only around the world, but in America as well.
Sincere Christians can disagree about the details of Scripture and theology – absolutely.
Wake up, Christians of Tennessee. Islam is at your gate. Do not make the mistake which Europe made. Do not allow Islam to gain a foothold here.
As Christians, we often tend to get our Bible doctrine confused and start mixing truths that were never meant to be mixed.
In my final year of attending a Christian sports camp in rural Missouri, the year before I started high school, they began to offer an elective Bible study group for young Christians who wanted a chance to read in the afternoons instead of learn to water-ski.
Persecution of Christians is growing around the world, and Congress needs to pay more attention to it.
Christians are nonviolent not, therefore, because we believe that nonviolence is a strategy to rid the world of war, but because nonviolence is constitutive of what it means to be a disciple to Jesus.
For years and years, Christians have been singing about their wandering hearts. Our hearts need to be recalibrated and realigned and reoriented by God.
For Christians, they need to access the power of Jesus and not look at Christianity as a religion. It is our Lord Jesus that makes you change, and Christians need to actualize it and put it into practice.
The Bible says that Christians are the salt of the earth and the light of the world. On the job, in the grocery store, even among unsaved friends and family members, God’s people are there to bring seasoning to an unsavory situation.
Long before genetics became a flourishing field, Christians have spoken about sin as an inherited condition.
I want to create the largest archive of great God debates in existence: a Web site that becomes a great resource for both Christians and atheists.
Evangelical Christians and I can sit down and talk one on one about how much we love Jesus, and yet I’m not carried in Christian bookstores.
If you look from my point of view, that’s what Christians strive for – love from God.
From the day of the Declaration, the people of the North American union, and of its constituent states, were associated bodies of civilized men and Christians, in a state of nature, but not of anarchy.
Christians who enjoy and support art and culture, who make it a priority in their lives, and who reach out to those in the arts instead of reflexively pushing them away, can help bring the culture toward a renewed appreciation of goodness, truth, and beauty. And that is good for everyone.
As Christians, we worship a victimized Lord. We should expect to suffer and should have particular compassion on those who hurt emotionally and physically. But we do not resemble the Suffering Servant when we take pains to show off our suffering.
When the fascists are through with the Muslims and Christians, they will turn on the others.
There was no instruction to be thankful that the Christians were special people, chosen people. There was no nationalistic, political or ethnic superiority to be thankful for.
The Church is not a gallery for the exhibition of eminent Christians, but a school for the education of imperfect ones.
Christians who believe in the Bible believe that it is their job to bring others the joy of salvation. Even if they’re murdered, beaten to death, imprisoned – that’s what you do for God.
I always thought Christians were the weak people. When you can’t make it in life then you have to ask God. I really prided myself on being a self-made man.
Dad truly believed that Christians should be involved in the political process and should make their voices heard.
I didn’t go out shooting for anybody in particular because I shot for everybody unparticular. I make records for Muslims, Christians, rock ‘n roll kids, skateboard kids.
Muslim delegates concerned about rights in Palestine could have brought their enthusiasm closer to home by addressing the fate of black Christians being slaughtered and enslaved in the Sudan.
One thing that God revealed to me is that we as Christians are going to have to get a portion of the media so that we can present the good news on a major basis the way that they’re presenting the bad news on a major basis.
What the world requires of the Christians is that they should continue to be Christians.
By the time I had got to college, I had begun to read and had decided that most of what Christians believed could not be credible. So I became a philosophy major at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas.
Christians were regarded as separated from society and therefore destructive of the Greco-Roman way of life.
I’m not defining Christians as Jews or Jews as Christians or zebras as elephants.
A lot of Christians look at Hollywood as the ultimate evil. But what it did for me is it sharpened my ability to love people and appreciate people, no matter where they’re at in their lives.
You have seeds of greatness in you! I believe our lives as Christians should be the most exciting because we have the favor and blessings of God on our side!
I hope the day that all the Christians are one. This is my dream.
Christians have always been fodder for comedians who have tended to portray them as anoraks – slightly clammy, beatifically smiley dullards with barely a personality between them.
The Bible says that as Christians we don’t grieve the same way people do who have no hope of eternity and of Heaven – but we still grieve.
I am not insulted by billions of Christians, Muslims and Jews believing there is a God and praying to this nonexistent deity on a regular basis.
When Christians say God has been talking to them about something, it simply means they have a strong inner conviction or feeling that God has made His will known to them.
There hasn’t been this much excitement since the Romans fed the Christians to the Lions.
Christians recognize that our planet was uniquely designed and fine-tuned to support life – and that’s putting it mildly. Our place in the universe is nothing less than a miracle.
Trump cannot be re-elected without the votes of evangelical Christians, a group of people who, because of their heated eschatological dreams, are simultaneously capable of blindly supporting Israel and regarding American Jews with suspicion.
A duty is to be chosen from what is virtuous, and from what is useful, and also from the comparison of the two, one with the other; but nothing is recognized by Christians as virtuous or useful which is not helpful to the future life.
Traditional Christians cannot conceive of God as Mormons do: a God who has a wife, who invites other human beings to become gods with him.
You can’t make yourself saved. This is very threatening to people, even Christians, because of what it seems to say about freedom.
I’ve always been technically a Christian, my Dad and my Mom, they’re both Christians.
As Christians, we are responsible for our fellow brothers and sisters suffering and fighting for the basic resources we all need to survive. To deny this is to turn a deaf ear to God’s teachings.
Being veterans of the struggle to push back against fundamentalist Christians, American liberals are well acquainted with the pitfalls of the neoconservative flirtation with the religious-right.
It is the Democratic Congress, the liberal-biased media and the homosexuals who want to destroy all Christians.
My primary assessment would be because American Christians tend to be incredibly self-indulgent, so they see the church as a place there for them to meet their needs and to express faith in a way that is meaningful for them.
This Epistle, is therefore a legacy to the Christians of all ages.
The hard-core Left loves ridiculing Christians who believe scripture that says, ‘God created the heaven and the earth.’ They say that it’s anti-science to believe that an almighty God would do such a thing.
No one wants pain. Not even long-time, mature Christians who want to grow. We will always find ways to avoid pain. Pain itself is a bad thing.
We are losing our country and the freedoms we have enjoyed. As Bible-believing Christians, we are the ones who must take action before it’s too late.
My wife and I – her more than me – are really strong Christians. Her whole life revolves around studying the Bible, Bible study, after-school Bible class she does for little kids on Wednesdays, teaches Sunday school.
Dalits are our brothers, but some of us do not embrace them like brothers. But when they go away and become Christians, some of us take pride in associating with them. This should stop.
All the time, even before we had mainstreamed, it was like we were never really Christians because of the way we looked. Or, you know, we were never Christian enough, or we’re too Christian at times. You can’t please people.
Muslims and Christians can work together to depose dictators and assert the power of the people. We’ve seen it happen on the Tahrir Square in Cairo during the 2011 revolution in Egypt, with devout Muslims and Coptic Christians protesting side by side.
‘Who Is This Man?’ is about the impact of Jesus on human history. Most people – including most Christians – simply have no idea of the extent to which we live in a Jesus-impacted world.
That the Jews assumed a right exclusively to the benefits of God will be a lasting witness against them and the same will it be against Christians.
You gotta love these Christians, they’re humble people.
We all can do our part to address America’s anger mismanagement crisis. And for us Christians, it starts with a little more faith, hope, and love.
And in times and places where there was not much persecution, people could become and continue Christians who neither were nor professed to be very devoted persons.
As Christians, it’s our duty to stand up for what we believe – that’s called testifying.
I think, in the media, Christians are the butt of every joke, or they are portrayed running around condemning everyone to Hell.
And it’s one thing to give people freedom and something else to deny the rights of Christians to assert their faith in order to keep Hindus from feeling upset.
Christians, just like anybody else, want to have an impact on their lives. And if you can find music that helps you have an impact on your family, on your faith, on yourself, then that’s the kind of music you want to listen to.
The god of the Christians, as we have seen, is the god who makes promises only to break them; who sends them pestilence and disease in order to heal them; a god who demoralizes mankind in order to improve it.
I know it sounds crazy, but as soon as Christians start telling non-Christians how to live their lives, we’ve lost the Christian faith.
The real evidence for Jesus and Christianity is in how Jesus and the Christianity based on him manifest themselves in the lives of practicing Christians.
The systematic murder of Christians in the Middle East is a horrible atrocity, and all of us should be united against it. Likewise, we should speak with one voice against the persecution of Jews, usually being carried out by the very same jihadist radicals.
You won’t see Christians violently attacking people for criticising their religion like you do with Islam, things like the Charlie Hebdo attack.
We, as Christians, have a legacy to leave, and it’s all about a love of Christ to permeate the music and reach the hearts of all of the people out there, that don’t know him and do know him.
In almost all my work, I try to re-invent Christian images and stories and themes. You’d be amazed by the letters I get from young Christians who recognise this and enjoy it.
I don’t think it’s any mystery that any Christians can be some of the most judgmental people on the planet.
It is essential that Christians understand this: Every Jew – secular, religious, assimilated, left-wing, right-wing – fears being killed because he is Jewish. This is the best-kept secret about Jews, who are widely perceived as inordinately secure and powerful. But it is the only universally held sentiment among Jews.
I want to love all the children of God – Christian, Jew, Moslem, Hindu, Buddhist – everyone. I want to love gay Christians and straight Christians.
The Ten Commandments are the most visible symbol because these commandments are recognized by Christians and Jews alike as being the foundation of our system of public morality.
Not only are Christians writing about Jesus, but also Communists, Jews, atheists and agnostics are taking up their pens to paint a portrait of Jesus.
There are a lot of Arabs that are not Muslims. They are Christians; they are Jews. Muslim Arabs, especially in my family, are just so ecstatic that I get to play Jesus. They’re so proud.
American Christians are quite able to organize around issues that concern them. Yet religious persecution appears not to have grabbed their attention, despite worldwide media coverage of the atrocities against Christians and other religious minorities in the Middle East.
Western Christians have imagined that, at the end of the day, God is going to throw the present space-time universe into a trashcan and we’ll be sitting on clouds playing harps. The ultimate future that we’re promised is much more interesting than that. It’s new heavens and a new Earth with new bodies to live in.
I’d have to say, and I think that most Christians would hold the view, that there is such a thing as evil, and there are evil forces at work. You can articulate that by talking about Satan or the Devil; that’s sound, Scriptural teaching.
Since the early 1960s, since what’s been called the charismatic movement within the Christian church, a significant number of Christians believe that virtually every problem a human can have is of demonic origin.
The Christian Bible is a symbolic book, not a literal one. The one Christians know as Jesus was actually a symbol for the sun. Ancient sun worshippers believed the sun died at the end of the winter solstice and then three days later it would be reborn at the start of its cycle – December 25.
As Christians, we must be strong.
There are only two sorts of people in life you can trust – good Christians and good Communists.
My way of putting it is that Christians are called to live nonviolently not because we believe nonviolence is a strategy to rid the world of war, but in a world of war as faithful followers of Christ, we cannot imagine being anything other than nonviolent.
I suppose that I inherited the same vocabulary and world view as most black Christians do, most Christians in general, to be sure. It was heterosexist in the sense that it took the heterosexual orientation as the norm from which to start as the given. And everything that fell outside of that was not acceptable.
Christians who have had so much to say with our mouths and so little to show with our lives. I am sorry that so often we have forgotten the Christ of our Christianity.
The media is not the most Christian-friendly place in the world for the most part. At the same time, a lot of these Christians bring it on themselves.
I was raised in a conservative Christian household. We weren’t even allowed to watch ‘secular’ television, anything that was deemed not proper for Christians.
If saying that religion should be a private matter and should not have special influence in public life is illiberal, then 74% of U.K. Christians are illiberal, too.
Likewise today, some Christians are content to merely exist until they die. They don’t want to risk anything, to believe God, to grow or mature. They refuse to believe his Word, and have become hardened in their unbelief. Now they’re living just to die.
We need to be politically engaged, but peculiar in how we engage. Jesus and the early Christians had a marvelous political imagination. They turned all the presumptions and ideas of power and blessing upside down.
The unique thing about our country is that we have Hindus, Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Parsis, and people of all other religions. We have temples and mosques, gurdwaras and churches. But we do not bring all this into politics… This is the difference between India and Pakistan.
Ram Mandir is important to me because in a country where Christians, Muslims, Buddhists, Jains are allowed to practice their faith anywhere, why should people from the majority have to yearn for a Ram temple?
I don’t know whether or not it’s good that we embrace all religions. We are no longer Christians – nevertheless a knowledge of God should still be important for Europeans.
When the good Christians of America are some of its biggest racists, one has to consider our moral responsibility to call out those who clearly are not for human flourishing, no matter what ethnicity a person is. Where are you on that scale? I know where I am.
I have never sat down and studied the Bible, never consciously echoed its language, and am, in reality, as ignorant of it as most brought-up Christians. All of the Bible that I use in my work is remembered from childhood and is the common property of all who were brought up in English-speaking communities.
Christians do not say that people should be reduced merely to what they can produce or what they can buy – that we should let the weak go under and only the strong survive. No, we say, ‘Do to others what you would have them do unto you.’
I do not want to convince Christians to work for the abolition of war, but rather I want us to live recognizing that in the cross of Christ, war has been abolished.
Most Christians are still living with an Old Testament view of their heart. Jeremiah 17:9 says, ‘My heart is deceitfully wicked.’ No, it’s not. Not after the work of Christ, because the promise of the new covenant is a new heart.
Of all religions, the Christian should of course inspire the most tolerance, but until now Christians have been the most intolerant of all men.
Your example should be stellar among your friends, associates, family, teachers, co-workers, and other Christians.
Christians take Scriptures out of context to try to justify or to vindicate retreat and cowardice.
‘Charlie Hebdo’ had been nondenominational in its satire, sticking its finger into the sensitivities of Jews and Christians, too – but only Muslims responded with threats and acts of terrorism.
As Christians, our compassion is simply a response to the love that God has already shown us.
Fundamentalist Christians, adhering to what is termed ‘creation science,’ loudly promote the scientific accuracy of the Bible, but they sift or reinterpret science through the tiny mesh of their ideological filter. Not much real science gets through.
My feminism is what came squarely up against my faith. There’s a lot of ecstatic post-patriarchal Christians who have stuff they do with that. But at that point, you’re doing Christianity with a double-superscript. The Bible, and especially the book of Genesis, is pretty unapologetically patriarchal.
There is no room for Christians in today’s Democratic Party.
Whatever requires an undue amount of thought or trouble or involves a large expenditure of effort and causes our whole life to revolve, as it were, around solicitude for the flesh must be avoided by Christians.
The common moral praxis of Jews and Christians is most definitely theologically informed by the doctrine we share in common: The human person, male and female, is created in the image of God.
The last thing Jews need is to create tension with their best friends. And the last thing Christians need is a renewal of Christian hatred toward Jesus’ people.
I think that the secular work environment in general is a place that’s challenging for Christians to thrive in without getting caught up in materialism or in competitiveness or in things that are really not important.
160 million-plus people call themselves Christians. They go to church once a month at least. That’s a lot of people.
American fundamentalist thought connected strongly to reactionary political ideology as nervous Christians pushed back against liberal reforms on many fronts.
The shortcoming of purely political discourse between Christians and Jews arises from the fact that it is largely built upon the perception of a common enemy.
When you read the New Testament, you see the Holy Spirit was supposed to change everything so that this gathering of people who call themselves Christians had this supernatural element about them.
Liberals, conservatives, Muslims, Jews, Christians, and I find – I think education is something that can bring us together.
The Bible has been trapped in modernity. Everything has to work perfectly. And if everything doesn’t fit in a Lego-oriented functionality, then we don’t deal with it as Christians.
The notion of a non-religious Christmas is ridiculous. But so is the insistence on the part of Christians that politicians and retailers carry out their pro-Christmas crusade.
I’ve met producers who are Christians and are producing secular shows. So much beauty and truth can be found in every – in every different show that’s there.
The blatant aggressiveness of theocracies I find distressing, because I grew up when Christians, Muslim and animists lived peacefully together.
I do believe that Muslims and Christians and Jews pray to the same God. And yet they understand who God is in significantly different ways.
Jews have God’s promise and if we Christians have it, too, then it is only as those chosen with them, as guests in their house, that we are new wood grafted onto their tree.
We are Christians by the same title as we are natives of Perigord or Germany.
No persons professing to be Christians should enter the marriage relation until the matter has been carefully and prayerfully considered from an elevated standpoint, to see if God can be glorified by the union.
Forgiveness is a spiritual practice and biblical mandate from the New Testament that many American Christians engage in as a part of their faith.
It was funny that rank-and-file evangelicals were ahead of all the leadership. They saw for decades conservative Republicans had made promises to them on issues that were important to Christians and conservatives when they were running for office. But when they won, they didn’t keep those promises.
We were raised as Christians, and religion plays an important role for us.
I will forever stick up for Catholics and Christians in general. With a small number of very horrible exceptions, they do play by the rules.
Real Christians revel in desperate ventures for Christ, expecting from God great things and attempting the same with exhilaration.
The biblical texts that we Christians have used for centuries to justify our hostility toward the Jews need to be banished forever from the sacred writings of the Christian church.
A lot of people, especially Christians, want to put you in this box of being a Christian actor, and I don’t believe in it. You do yourself and everyone else a big disservice when you start thinking about it as ‘Christian art.’ That’s why most Christian art is bad. They don’t put a premium on the ‘art.’
If you spend any time in Washington you’ll find nerds. What happens is most of them sublimate their fixations with comics, or baseball cards, or 1960s British comedies to policy minutiae and political arcana. But, like Christians in ancient Rome, you can still spot them if you know the signals.
Why do people get upset when Christians say there is only one way to Heaven? Shouldn’t those who follow a particular religion believe its doctrine to be true?
Christians believe that God is everywhere and is involved in our lives at every moment, whether we publicly acknowledge God or not.
The theological contacts between Jews and Christians during much of the premodern period are best characterized as disputations. Even when not engaged in face-to-face argumentation, Jews and Christians spoke about each other in essentially disputational terms.
Christmas is a season which almost all Christians observe in one way or another. Some keep it as a religious season. Some keep it as a holiday. But all over the world, wherever there are Christians, in one way or another Christmas is kept.
It saddens me that Christians need to be reminded that awe is owed also to those who disagree with them, who believe otherwise than they do.
If the Pope urged the Western nations to rescue persecuted Christians in the Middle East, I would back him wholeheartedly.
The thing I’m having a hard time with are the Christians who will stab you in the back in a wink.
Only the old are innocent. That is what the Victorians understood, and the Christians. Original sin is a property of the young. The old grow beyond corruption very quickly.
Christians are commanded to pray in the name of Jesus. It is not a practice reserved just for personal prayers, or prayers rendered in church.
I will be the first to admit that the sanctity of life and the preservation of religious freedom are not even among the top ten concerns of most voters. But those issues should be of primary importance to those who call themselves Christians.
Pakistan is not going to be a theocratic State – to be ruled by priests with a divine mission. We have many non-Muslims – Hindus, Christians, and Parsis – but they are all Pakistanis. They will enjoy the same rights and privileges as any other citizens and will play their rightful part in the affairs of Pakistan.
Being attacked by right-wing Christians did not bother me. Being attacked by liberal feminists did.
I can look at the future with anticipation. And it’s comforting to know that someday, as Christians, we’ll be able to look back and have a little more clarity on why certain things in life happened.
I’ve spent so many years talking about poverty and economic justice, I’m strongly tempted to get biblical. Jesus’ teachings are so radical; they’re just insanely generous and apocalyptic. Christians become more fascinated by the dead Jesus. They don’t like the living Jesus.
My work in Africa was paid for mostly by American Christians, and I am so thankful for their giving hearts.
Instead of considering the tremendous contributions people of faith, including Christians and Muslims have made on society and helping those in need and providing a sacred canopy for the faithful, some of respected religious figures and friends are singularly judged through their views on Section 377A.
The idea that religion and politics don’t mix was invented by the Devil to keep Christians from running their own country.
I think you can still look to Jesus’ word for guidance in your life. It’s just not the guidance that it seems like most Christians are applying to their own lives.
I’ve said that, that I’ve felt like as Christians and particularly even as Republicans, we needed to address issues that touched the broader perspective, and that included disease, hunger, poverty, homelessness, the environment.
No Christians I know who are supporting Trump are under the illusion that The Donald is a seasoned student of Scripture.
Some unifying principles bind all Christians: that God became a man and died for our sins, and that without that sacrifice, all of us would be doomed.
Jesus is ideal and wonderful, but you Christians – you are not like him.
In Ethiopia, the black people became Christians 1700 years ago, hundreds of years before Northern Europe turned to Christianity… And here, most of the saints are black.
The Christian Coalition is still about Christianity, even if it’s an idea of Christianity that many Christians might not go along with.
See how these Christians love one another.
I don’t know how to explain it. A lot of Christians actually like other Christians in Houston. A lot of Christians even like non-Christians in Houston. And, on frequent occasions, a fair amount of non-Christians like us.
The problem is that God is being dismissed from the culture, and that vacuum is allowing, or is the basis for, the deterioration of society. That is because Christians have not kept Him in the center of the culture.
It is tragic that many in America think of us – Christians – as being people who hate others.
I think it’s very hard for us, for Christians, to understand that it’s okay to read a book, for instance, on how to manage your time. There’s nothing wrong with that.
The Resurrection is at the core of our beliefs as Christians. Without it, our faith is meaningless.
I was brought up in a Jewish home, but I was brought up to be human – not fanatical, which is something that I don’t appreciate at all. I learned to become a humanist and not to dwell on the differences between Jews and Christians.
The Christians had a better chance against the lions than the American consumer has against the OPEC cartel.
Syria is the proud heir of an ancient civilization that has a unique spectrum of minorities that encompasses Muslims and Christians of various denominations. There are at least ten such ethnic and religious groups.
Christians and non-Christian voters alike have become far too comfortable slinging rocks at the expense of making any real political or social progress.
I sometimes hear Christians talk about how terrible life must be for atheists. But our lives were not terrible. Life actually seemed pretty wonderful, filled with opportunity and good conversation and privilege.
If the Christians who were alive in the 1770s behaved and believed like the Christians of today, there wouldn’t be an America as we know it.
The persecution of Christians isn’t isolated. Instead, it’s rampant and expanding around the world.
I think that Christians should have confidence, we have always been part of the mainstream conversation, and if we don’t join in often what you hear gets hectoring and mad, just people on the margins.
Christians are increasingly being punished by the government for acting on their sincerely held religious beliefs about marriage that are based on the standard of Scripture.
As I read more and I got into philosophy and met a lot of friends who weren’t Christians, it became difficult for me to sustain the belief structure in the supernatural.
My mission in life is to get to heaven, so the people I have in my inner circle I don’t allow to do the ‘rule breaking’ that we know as Christians we can’t.
‘Noah’ is an insult to Bible-believing Christians, an insult to the character of Noah and, most of all, an insult to the God of the Bible. As a result, I believe Hollywood will have a much harder time in marketing future biblically-themed movies to Christians.
Those who hate Israel hate America. Those who hate Jews hate Christians.
Some Christians see the biblical teaching on homosexuality as reflecting the culture and times in which the Bible was written and not reflecting God’s eternal perspective on homosexual people. Others believe these scriptures represent God’s timeless will for how human beings practice intimacy.
The entire industry is a great commune. People from all walks of life come here – Hindu, Muslims, Sikhs and Christians. Now, our films are also getting international recognition.
A lot of people, to attack an outspoken atheist, one of the things they’ll do is say, ‘You are as bad as the fundamentalist Christians.’ And my answer is always, ‘I hope so.’
I went through those times in my life where I started to get bitter and angry, and you’re like, ‘Why am I even a Christian? I don’t like any of these people that call themselves Christians.’ That’s when I had to go spend time with God, and He had to remind me I’m walking with Him and not these people.
Here is the amazing thing about Easter; the Resurrection Sunday for Christians is this, that Christ in the dying moments on the cross gives us the greatest illustration of forgiveness possible.
Christians often want to hide behind the walls of the church, where we are comfortable, but sometimes we have to come out of the box.
Many of us, both Jews and Christians, want the public square to be pluralistic, which is neither partisan nor naked.
Christians should emphatically be campaigning for justice for the poor – but the Church is not a campaign.
Christians have no idea how to deal with art.
Christians should be ready for a change because Jesus was the greatest changer in history.
Jews do not have to be Christians. Christianity is an offshoot of Judaism, but too utopian, too hopeful, too unrealistic a turn.
If the main contribution that Christians make to culture is complaining about it, we’re doing something wrong.
Throughout my ministry, I have sought to build bridges between Jews and Christians.
The Psalms, the anthology of the hymns of Israel, are still used by Christians.
The data, however, do indicate that Christians who see Jews through a 17th-century lens, believing that most are thoroughly religious, are thoroughly wrong.
A lot of Christians have been taught a story that begins in chapter 3 of Genesis, instead of chapter 1. If your story doesn’t begin in the beginning, but begins in chapter 3, then it starts with sin, and so the story becomes about dealing with the sin problem. So Jesus is seen as primarily dealing with our sins.
I can understand why Christians call us heretics. But most important, who will God call a heretic? From God’s point of view, my revelation is deeply orthodox.
Good men, whether they be Christians or rationalists, do not desire to discriminate between races, but the distinctions implanted by Nature are too conspicuous to escape the observation of our senses.
There are many, many Christians who practice Buddhism, and they become better and better Christians all the time.
I live my life not to please my pastor or my church or fellow Christians. I live my life according to my own convictions and morals and core values and principles, and a lot of times, that’s not going to add up to other Christians.
The Jews know who they are as a people. The Christians have not come together as a people yet.
As someone who cares about human rights, I am deeply dismayed to learn that Mr. McCain’s charity has accepted money from Saudi Arabia. Their track record of oppressing women, gays, Christians, and political opponents is notoriously horrific.
There are people in the world who aren’t necessarily Christians, but they’re just naturally nice people who do a lot for other people. Those people will almost always be prosperous people.
There is no such thing as ‘separation of church and state.’ Reporters continue to promote this fallacy and scare Christians out of standing up for their beliefs.
The Left wants to silence conservative Christians in the media and in the political square.
Let us hope that good authors who are bad Christians will find salvation through the books they write.
It is easy for Christians to have the false impression that once we have established a relationship with Christ, which we believe sets us right with God, the problems of life will somehow scoot away or they will slowly be removed from our lives.
Arab society features apartheid of women, apartheid of homosexuals, and apartheid of Christians, Jews, and democracy.
After being raised as an evangelical Christian, I for years assumed that Christianity was the default – there were Christians, and then there were weirdos. I was shocked when, in college, I found that some people get offended when you tell them, for instance, that their recovery from surgery was a ‘miracle.’
I’m not in favour of dividing Hindus and Sikhs. I’m not in favour of dividing Hindus and Christians. All the citizens, all the voters, are my countrymen.
Christians were instructed to serve others, and the thanksgiving was for the grace of God and the fact that God offered a way for man to return to a positive relationship with Him.
Figuring out a way to balance the Boxer story with the Chinese Christians was difficult.
Most Christians would not recognize Mormonism as part of the Christian faith.
The Church must introduce the individual Christian into an encounter with Jesus Christ and bring Christians into His presence in the sacrament.
I believe that Christians believe in salvation by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, not by works. And we believe that if you’re saved, Jesus becomes your savior. He makes a promise to you. You can trust his promises. You can bank on that word.
Many who become theologians in our time think their task is to try to determine how much of what has passed for Christianity they still need to believe and yet still be able to think of themselves as Christians.
I have born-again Christians in my family, and they are completely against abortion… Everybody’s got to stop being afraid of it real soon. Who’s going to do it if a woman’s network doesn’t? People are going to be dying.
Contrary to popular belief, there are actually quite a few guys in the action sports community that have faith and are Christians.
There is a lot to celebrate about that little Babe who was laid in a manger. Christians celebrate Christmas because they are thankful for the promise of salvation, which was delivered in human flesh and named Jesus.
I believe in full freedom for Christians of all denominations.
One thing lots of Christians do have in common is that they can’t help coming across as smug. This winds lots of people up, particularly because famous Christians pronounce on the life of the poor from their very lovely affluent homes filled with their very lovely families and attractive pets.
Prayer is such a basic foundation of a Christian’s relationship with God. It’s how we communicate and fellowship with Him. But a surprising number of people, young and old, new and even long-time Christians, say they’re not satisfied with their prayer life.
Bad Religion has never been about criticizing people who are Christian. But we’ve always been about pointing out the irony and contradictions in Christian theology and the more extreme versions of Christians that seek to challenge modern secularism.
If you’re not electing Christians, then in essence you are going to legislate sin.
Doing a concert, I look at a room full of different people, and I see you’ve got Muslims, you’ve got Jews, you’ve got Christians, you’ve got gays, you’ve got straights, you’ve got blacks, you’ve got whites. I think, ‘How can I unite these people through song?’
I spent some time in Cairo, and you see these Coptic Christians and Muslims holding hands. They got a rich history together of working together and cohabitating. You couldn’t pay to see that in America.
I went to Montreal. My first gig went very badly. They just weren’t laughing at anything. I found out they were a load of Christians, and it was a gig to raise money for a new church roof.
Indeed if we Christians so tell our story that Judaism is silenced, then we have not spoken rightly of Christ.
The only advice I would give Christians entering the world of arts: give yourself a period of time, maybe three or four years. If you haven’t made it in your chosen art form, dump it.
The Islamic method of waging war is not to kill innocent civilians, but it was Christians in World War II who bombed innocent civilians in Dresden and dropped the nuclear bomb on Hiroshima, neither of which were military targets.
Jerry Springer’ is just kind of the chubby, redneck version of throwing Christians to the lions.
During my years in the United States, I met a lot of evangelicals; they comprise a quarter of the American population, and are utterly unlike most Christians you’ll encounter in this country.
But Hezbollah now has reared its ugly head in a way that threatens the entire free world. And they want, by their own charter and definition, the destruction of Israel and Christians. That is the truth. That is in their charter.
The notion that marriage is an impediment to commitments to the larger community is a long-standing one – and one reason early Christians did not place the institution at the top of their moral hierarchy, complaining that married couples cared more about pleasing each other than doing the Lord’s work.
In a very real sense, Jews have to believe that Christians have missed the point about how to wait for the end, and Christians have to believe something quite similar about the Jews.
The Hindu nationalists see a religion near perfection save for the tampering of Muslims and Christians. So they fall upon these groups, rather than try to reform their own practices by drawing on India’s sophisticated philosophical traditions.
In 1817, Czar Alexander I personally founded the Society of Israelite Christians but had less luck defeating Judaism than he’d had defeating Napoleon; gentile serfs and merchants in areas bordering the Pale even showed disturbing new signs of ‘Judaizing.’
Christians get trees. Jews get bushes. To stay in good standing with the Tribe, you’ve got to refer to a Christmas tree as a Hanukkah bush.
There are a lot of people who consider themselves ‘spiritual,’ but that can mean a lot of things to a lot of people. I don’t really talk about it that often, because there’s too much talk in the world. Especially with Christians, there’s more proselytizing than there is actual living proof of it. That’s kind of sad.
There are some people who need to wear a label round their necks to show that they are Christians at all, or else we might mistake them for sinners, their actions are so like those of the ungodly.
I’ve had Christians treat me in a way that is so wrong and so vicious, I realized there’s a difference between God’s people and God.
Christians are not limited to any church.
My mom and my aunties are really devout Christians. My mom married a Muslim when I was 12, so I got teachings from both sides and then other sides because I wanted to find out which way to go. So not only Christianity and Islam, but Confucianism, Shintoism, Taoism, Buddhism, and Judaism. I tried to read everything.
Sometimes Christians live in a terror of universal obligation: AIDS over here, people to be saved over here, a crushing sense of low-level guilt every day of our lives. Question to ask: Where has God put me right now? I need to say no to a whole bunch of other things because if I don’t say no I can’t say yes to others.
In baptism, new Christians become part of a body of fellow believers who are called to spiritually encourage one another and hold one another responsible for consistent Christian living.
Christians should never fail to sense the operation of an angelic glory. It forever eclipses the world of demonic powers, as the sun does a candle’s light.
It’s very hard to be a practicing Christian in the 21st-century world if you set things up as, ‘Everyone is against us. You can’t believe modern science, modern media or modern political institutions because they’re all conspiring against Christians.’
One reason whites, men, and Christians are so hated by the elitist establishment is that they tend to be conservative.
Adding to your list of enemies is never a sound strategy, yet ISIS’ ferocious campaign against the Shia, Kurds, Yazidis, Christians, and Muslims who don’t precisely share its views has united every ethnic and religious group in Syria and Iraq against them.
There is not much we can say with absolute confidence about the early church, but we can be fairly sure that the first Christians would not have dreamed of making a likeness of Jesus.
Anti-Christian ideology has permeated much of the secular news media, and so often Biblical Christians are mocked, misrepresented or attacked for what they believe by anti-Christian agenda driven reporters.
Christians and religious individuals are quickly demonized and not tolerated by the dogmatic left if their views differ.
There is tolerance within our community, Muslims and Christians living together in harmony. These traditional values we have should be enhanced.
I would never agree to an exclusive Muslim sovereignty over areas that are religiously important to Jews and Christians.
This type of gathering is unprecedented. The time has come for Christians to publicly affirm our Jewish roots, distinctions and oneness in Jesus Christ.
I do what I believe the Lord did, and that is walk in love with all mankind, which I don’t see a lot of Christians doing. Christians can be so judgmental that it can turn off people who are considering converting. It makes me a little embarrassed, to tell you the truth, when I hear Christians criticizing others.
As Christians, we sin with anger because we lack faith in God’s ability to provide for or protect us.
This truth of the gathering together of God’s children is in Scripture seen realised in various localities, and in each central locality the Christians resident therein composed but one body: Scripture is perfectly clear on that head.
I think many times Christians don’t really take the opportunity to hear what people are saying and seeing in the world around them.
Russians call me German, Germans call me Russian, Jews call me a Christian, Christians a Jew.
All Christians should be able to articulate reasons why they believe what they believe – not just for the sake of our spiritually confused friends, but also so that we ourselves will have a deeper and more confident faith.
Making fun of born-again Christians is like hunting dairy cows with a high powered rifle and scope.
I pointed out that the Atlanta Olympic bomber – as well as Timothy McVeigh and the people who protest against gay rights at military funerals – are Christians but we journalists don’t identify them by their religion.
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.
A fully positive relationship between Christians and Jews is one that would elide all differences.
Most evangelical Christian conservatives I know would at least be uneasy about the prospect of the government picking up the slack of caring for the poor due to Christians’ abdication of their role in society as dictated by Scripture.
Christians can have doubts and they can have questions, and the unhealthy way to deal with that is to keep them inside where they fester and grow and can undermine our faith. The healthy way to deal with it is to talk about it and be honest about it.
It’s like Christians who want to be like Jesus. We’re just trying to follow in someone’s footsteps. Might as well be The Beatles.
I want people to understand that there is a group of Christians out there who want to be more open and understanding and tolerant and loving of all kinds of people, even the people that don’t believe in God at all.
When it comes to engaging and influencing culture, too many Christians think too highly of political activism.
We have lived for thousands of years together, Muslims and Christians; we are part of the same society.
I think that what happens for many Christians is, they accept their particular faith, they accept it to be true, and they stop examining it. Consequently, because it’s already accepted to be true, they don’t examine other people’s faiths… That, I think, is not healthy for a person of any faith.
A long-running argument exists over whether Christians and Muslims worship the same God. In my view, they certainly do.
We’re told that you can have a relationship with Jesus, but most Christians don’t experience Jesus personally like that. They just don’t. We honor Him. We respect Him. We worship Him. We don’t experience Him and His personality like we do the people we love the most in our lives.
NFL fans have less sympathy for fallen players than the Romans had for blind Christians.
Marriage in the biblical sense is very clearly – from the many, many Christians who wrote to me on this subject, in their opinion – can only be between a man and a woman.
Whatever makes men good Christians, makes them good citizens.
People define Christianity differently. I think a large portion of our population are Christians, they’re not all growing in their faith, they’re not all active, but I believe that a lot of people believe in Jesus and believe that he is their Lord and Savior.
People also think Christians are very passive people, and that drives me crazy as an athlete because if you watch me play and compete, I’m the furthest thing from passive that you’ll see on the baseball field. I love to compete, and I love to win.
I believe that today’s players who are Christians feel that it’s important and their responsibility to acknowledge their faith.
What I find is that we’re all human beings and that it’s all very similar, what we believe. At the bottom, there’s really not that much difference between Christians and Muslims and Hindus and Buddhists. We all worship God.
From politics to parenting, Christians have something to say.
Red Letter Christians believe in the doctrines of the Apostle’s Creed, are convinced that the Scriptures have been inspired by the Holy Spirit, and make having a personal transforming relationship with the resurrected Christ the touchtone of their faith.
And because we are, somehow, better than they, we get to go to heaven and they don’t. Christians will tell you outright that they believe that.
The early Celtic Christians called the Holy Spirit ‘the wild goose.’ And the reason why is they knew that you cannot tame him.
It’s kind of fun to listen to Christians who say: I’m a New Testament Christian. What other kind of Christian is there?
My parents were a little more on the hippie spectrum of Christianity – they weren’t liberal Christians by any means, they were pretty conservative – but they preached mostly about love and caring for people, so I grew up with a lot of compassion and empathy.
To see hundreds of people come out in the cold at the University of Missouri to block a few so-called Christians who came to protest against me shows you how love conquers hate.
I am proud that London is a city where, the vast majority of the time, Jewish people, Christians, Muslims, Sikhs, Buddhists, those who are not members of an organized faith, black, white, rich, young, gay, lesbian – don’t simply tolerate each other but respect, embrace, and celebrate each other.
As a reward for their efforts, however, those early Christians were beaten, stoned to death, thrown to the lions, tortured and crucified. Every conceivable method was used to stop them from talking.
I have learned to interface – what I think would be the contemporary term – with various different lexicons, and people speak very different languages. I’ve learned to speak in a lot of tongues, and I can live with the bellicose language of some fervent, fire-breathing Christians, sure.
Virtue is something you have to get good at, like playing the trombone or tolerating bores at parties. Being a virtuous human being takes practice; and those who are brilliant at being human (what Christians call the saints) are the virtuosi of the moral sphere – the Pavarottis and Maradonas of virtue.
One of the problems with compromise in one area of Scripture is where do you stop compromising? If Christians accept the idea of human evolution, then why not accept the idea that our sinful tendencies are really just evolved tendencies?
The doctrine of blind obedience and unqualified submission to any human power, whether civil or ecclesiastical, is the doctrine of despotism, and ought to have no place among Republicans and Christians.
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.
If Christians will obey the instructions given to them by Christ and his inspired apostles, they will adorn the religion of the Bible, and save themselves much perplexity and severe trials, which they attribute to their afflictions in consequence of believing unpopular truth.
If you read history you will find that the Christians who did most for the present world were precisely those who thought most of the next. It is since Christians have largely ceased to think of the other world that they have become so ineffective in this.
People tend to say Christians are always judging, but the word of God convicts Christians and urges them to obey God’s commands.
Too many Christians have a commitment of convenience. They’ll stay faithful as long as it’s safe and doesn’t involve risk, rejection, or criticism. Instead of standing alone in the face of challenge or temptation, they check to see which way their friends are going.
Evangelical Christians, who once were a ridiculed irrelevant sectarian movement, have, over just three decades, become a powerful voting bloc that can no longer be ignored.
There are other people in ‘Dreamgirls’ who are born-again Christians. We have a Bible study class once a week. It was started by Charles Bernard and myself. We meet at the theater.
Jews have long experience with Christians who have tried to help us in putting our Judaism behind us.
Frankly, Christians have not always made good presidents.
I think most non-Christians who try to be good people are probably better Christians than Christians.
Many Christians do not believe God sends tornadoes. But they do believe that God walks with His children through the storms, that He sends His people to help after the storms, and that with and through God, there is always hope.
Why is it Christians are more confident in the Devil taking me more than Christ keeping me.
It is important to have a circle of Christians friends, which I do have.
When watching ‘The Passion,’ Jews and Christians are watching two entirely different films. For two hours, Christians watch their Savior tortured and killed. For the same two hours, Jews watch Jews arrange the killing and torture of the Christians’ Savior.
Some of the greatest Christians I know are people who don’t actually have a kind of faith system that they believe in. But, in their activity, the way they conduct themselves, there’s a goodness there.
I would say 90 percent of Christians do not have a worldview, in other words a view of the world, based on the Scripture and a relationship with God.
Those of us who were brought up as Christians and have lost our faith have retained the sense of sin without the saving belief in redemption. This poisons our thought and so paralyses us in action.
There are atheists and Christians, and there are people in both groups who are a little too heavy-handed.
To tie in the whole Christianity aspect, as Christians, we’re taught our whole lives to love people no matter what, and in country music, that’s okay; that’s something that’s accepted. That’s why it’s a great genre for us, because we can speak about all kinds of different things.
We in Canada are not going to say Muslims are worse than Christians or are worse than Jews or are worse than atheists.
The roots of India’s soft power run deep. India’s is a civilization that, over millennia, has offered refuge and, more importantly, religious and cultural freedom, to Jews, Parsis, several varieties of Christians, and Muslims.
Poverty is from the devil and that God wants all Christians prosperous.
May He who is the Brahman of the Hindus, the Ahura-Mazda of the Zoroastrians, the Buddha of the Buddhists, the Jehovah of the Jews, the Father in Heaven of the Christians give strength to you to carry out your noble idea.
We have Christians against Muslims against Jews, and no matter how liberal your theology, merely identifying yourself as a Christian or a Jew lends tacit validity to this status quo. People have morally identified with a subset of humanity rather than with humanity as a whole.
When the Christians, upon these occasions, received martyrdom, they were ornamented, and crowned with garlands of flowers; for which they, in heaven, received eternal crowns of glory.
Whether the Sikhs want to worship in Wisconsin or the Christians want to worship in Texas or the Jews want to worship in New York, we’re living under the magnificent umbrella of a Constitution that says we can.
Christians are made, not born.
The God of the Christians is a father who makes much of his apples, and very little of his children.
This morning in the Washington Post there was a statistic about how 85% of Americans are Christians.
For practicing Christians, Easter Sunday and the Holy week that precedes it are the apex of our faith. Without the resurrection of Christ there is no Christianity.
In China, where you can be arrested and imprisoned for your faith, getting together with other Christians is a lifeline and you’ll risk anything for the privilege. No one attends church in China casually, or for a social advantage – quite the opposite.
So many people live with anger and unforgiveness, and many of them are Christians.
Some Christians feel guilty when they are doing something that isn’t ‘spiritual.’ Somehow or another, they feel the need to hurry through the grocery store, dash through the house cleaning, and rush through all the daily aspects of life that seem irrelevant to their faith.
I grew up in a difficult environment, but I became a Christian as a teen. My mom and my sister soon became Christians also.
There are a lot of ‘chicken Christians.’ Chickens are generally afraid of life, and they seldom fly or reach their potential in life. And when a storm comes, all they seem to do is flap around the chicken yard, stirring up dirt and running to the chicken house.
That I am not a member of any Christian church is true; but I have never denied the truth of the Scriptures, and I have never spoken with intentional disrespect of religion in general, or of any denomination of Christians in particular.
We’ve always seen ourselves as Indian. We’ve never seen ourselves as Hindus or Muslims or Christians or Buddhists.
A lot of Republicans are white Christians, but the Republican Party is reaching out to Hispanics, and reaching out to blacks, and reaching out to Asians.
Christians – whether as a priest, a nun, a minister, whatever – have just been stereotyped to death. You try to be a model of kindness and love and forgiveness to all those around you, because you have received kindness and love and forgiveness from God through Christ. That’s what Christianity is.
Like most Christians, I believe the Genesis account of creation is a description of six different stages of creation, each of which may have taken eons of time.
Christians and Jews alike are the new exiles of the contemporary world, struggling with how to sing the Lord’s song in a strange land.
We don’t apologize for who we are. We do what we do as Christians. Our faith isn’t hidden. There should never be a separation between God and good works.
Christians, like slaves and soldiers, ask no questions.
I have written on all sorts of subjects… yet I have no enemies; except indeed all the Whigs, all the Tories, and all the Christians.
If Muslims curse the Christians, then the Christians will curse the Muslims. And people will curse Allah, and Allah will hold us responsible for that.
If Christians want to be the hands and feet of Christ, we need to not judge those that are different from us.
In my opinion, the horror genre is a perfect genre for Christians to be involved with. I think the more compelling question is, Why do so many Christians find it odd that a Christian would be working in this genre?
I get along so much better with fundamentalist Christians than I do with wishy-washy liberals, who want everyone to get along.
How can finite man commune with an infinite God? To both Christians and Jews, God himself has made that possible by irrupting into the temporal world. To Christians, God became man in the Incarnation; to Jews, the God that spoke out of the fire on Mount Sinai gave his Torah.
Particularly conservative Christians, I was very angry that they were not involved more in the AIDS emergency.
In such a case, it would be almost sure of success, if the active members of a society established for that purpose, were inclined to meet the poor as men, as brethren, and as Christians.
I just heard a story from someone the other day where somebody was beaten up by Christians for wearing one of our shirts. Of course, that’s a very Christian thing to do.
The absence of God in most spheres of life is perceived to be normal, and even Christians feel it as normal – which is why absorbing the culture all around us and its priorities is so dangerous.
Christians are supposed not merely to endure change, nor even to profit by it, but to cause it.
I’ve skewered whites, blacks, Hispanics, Christians, Jews, Muslims, gays, straights, rednecks, addicts, the elderly, and my wife. As a standup comic, it is my job to make sure the majority of people laugh, and I believe that comedy is the last true form of free speech.
Christians must be Jews. The truth of what we believe depends on the truth of Judaism, depends on the first covenant.
Gentle mockery or sharp satire aimed at Christians and their leaders have been replaced by abuse of Christianity itself.
Many Christians have so busied themselves with programs and activities that they no longer know how to be silent and meditate on God’s word or recognize the mysteries that are in the Person of Christ.
It is tragic that some Christians have been so battered with stories of a prideful, vindictive God that they have fled from Jesus’ fold.
Christians will not be here to experience the great tribulation under the Antichrist.
We who don’t want radical Islam to spread must compete with the agents of radical Islam. I want to see what would happen if Christians, feminists and Enlightenment thinkers were to start proselytizing in the Muslim community.
Everywhere I go, everyone I talk with, everyone I think about – their salvation is what is on my mind. I love fellowship with Christians, but I can’t become preoccupied with the pleasure of fellowship when I know that sinners are sinking into hell.
At home and in church – which I didn’t go to a lot, I was very rebellious, but my family was strict Christians – they would ask us, ‘What’s the shortest verse in the Bible?’ and I was the one who always said ‘John 11:35’ straightaway. It stayed with me: the Bible has stayed with me.
Labor, and the ability to earn one’s own way, is central to dignity and, indeed, to vocation. Christians should seek to broaden the private economy to include more individuals in remunerative labor.
Christians are not in bondage to do things as the world does, and moreover, the traditions and rudiments of men are not necessary to honor God.
For centuries, the Muslims were able to co-exist perfectly well with Jews and Christians in the Middle East.
People who are comfortable with very clear boundaries and group definitions don’t like the instability and ambiguity of people who say they are more advanced Christians, or they don’t have to do what the bishop says.
Precisely because intelligent design does not turn the study of biological origins into a Bible-science controversy, intelligent design is a position around which Christians of all stripes can unite.
The root cause of xenophobia in Russia is not religious differences between Muslims and Christians. Nor is it crime. The root cause is the terrible education that children acquire on the street, at school, and at home.
During my 2004 presidential campaign, I was fond of saying that it was high time for the Christian right to meet the right Christians.
You might say, ‘Can’t we have a more human Christianity, without the cross, without Jesus, without stripping ourselves?’ In this way we’d become pastry-shop Christians, like a pretty cake and nice sweet things. Pretty, but not true Christians.
While Jews and Christians both agree on many religious issues, we disagree, and believe each other profoundly wrong, about others.
The world is attacking Christians because they hate the name of Christ. And President Trump has been defending Christians.
Some of the finest comedies have chosen the Church as its subject and would indeed make most Christians laugh, give or take the occasional wince as a barb goes home. I have very fond memories of ‘Our Man at St Marks’ and long for the day when it is released on DVD but I won’t hold my breath.
I think that Christians who have an interest in filmmaking need to deepen their love for cinema. To be honest, that’s what I think has been missing historically from the Christians who want to succeed in the Hollywood industry.
Christians are being persecuted, not just in the Middle East but here in this country.
Ever since the Crusades, when Christians from western Europe were fighting holy wars against Muslims in the near east, western people have often perceived Islam as a violent and intolerant faith – even though when this prejudice took root Islam had a better record of tolerance than Christianity.
With participation in politics so low at the moment I think Christians should ensure their views are represented at all levels and not leave it to others.
Donald intends to represent all the people, not just some of the people. That includes Christians and Jews and Muslims; it includes Hispanics and African Americans and Asians, and the poor and the middle-class. Throughout his career, Donald has successfully worked with people of many faiths and with many nations.