"Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature" - Mark 16:15

Horatius Bonar Quotes

Quotes by Horatius Bonar

"God is love."

"Jesus is the Christ."

"Satan is the consummate deceiver!"

"A believing man will be a holy man."

"There is darkness in store for the sinner."

"All true religion must begin with salvation."

"What keeps us from Christ? A lie, or lies!"

"In the cross there is salvation-nowhere else."

"Every word of God is as perfect as it is pure."

"God commands you to believe and to repent."

"The thoughts of the Spirit are thoughts of love."

"The works of the Spirit are the works of love."

"God's hatred of the sin is not hatred of the sinner."

"Be you a Christian in little things as well as great."

"Self in all its forms is a hindrance to our spiritual growth."

"It is the Holy Spirit who has been the life of the Church."

"It is not possible to be an enemy of God and yet escape the darkness."

"Christian, your whole life is to be one continuous following of the Lord."

"As truly as the Father loves us, as truly as the Son loves us, so truly does the Spirit love us."

"Denying self is the beginning, the middle, and the end of our course here, as followers of Christ."

"God's aim in all His doings of grace is to 'hide pride from man'; to hinder boasting; to keep the sinner humble."

"Oh, let us learn to treat God as not merely the wisest, and the highest, and the holiest, but as the most truthful of all beings."

"The grace of God is your strength, as it is your joy; and it is only by abiding in it that you can really live the life of the redeemed."

"That evil is not of God. God creates nothing sinful. Sin comes from the creature, not from the Creator; from beneath, not from above."

"Do you say that you are in Christ, and that you are abiding in Him? Then you ought to walk as He walked. You are bound to follow His footsteps."

"That God's works in connection with earth and man are those of love. He made the world and its fullness so excellent, because he loved man. God is love."

"Yes, God commands you to believe; and your not believing is your worst sin; and it is by exhibiting it as your worst sin, that God shuts you up to faith."

"True godliness prospers only in the lowly heart; the heart which, in proportion as it becomes more and more satisfied with Christ, becomes more and more dissatisfied with itself."

"God commands you to believe; and, so long as you do not believe, you are making him a liar, you are rejecting the truth, you are believing a lie; for unbelief is, in reality, the belief in a lie."

"The lie comes sometimes from man, sometimes from Satan, but never from God, for God is not a man that he should lie; never from the works of God when rightly interpreted and understood."

"That God loves holiness. He made man holy, because He is holy, and He loves what is holy. He loves to see holiness in the world which He has made; and He is to see it yet when all things are made new."

"God's treatment of sin. He does not merely pronounce a sentence or verdict, without meaning to carry it out. His deeds correspond with his words. He hates sin; He tells us this; He treats it accordingly."

"Godís processes are not always rapid. His greatest works rise slowly. Swiftness of growth has been one of manís tests of greatness; not so is it with God. His trees grow slowly; the stateliest are the slowest. His creatures grow slowly, year by year; man, the noblest, grows the most slowly of all."

"Let in God. Both into heart and home. Let God dwell in you and in your house. Bid Him welcome. Be not forgetful to entertain Him. He comes in love. Fury is not in Him. He is seeking entrance for Himself, and shelter for His ark among the sons of men. Let Him not pass by your door. Go out to meet Him, and bid Him welcome. He will bless you."

"Thus is Jesus in all respects fitted for his mighty work of redeeming. He is very man and very God. He is the seed of the woman, the seed of Abraham, the seed of David, the son of Mary, yet God over all, blessed forever. Thus He can bear our sins; He can sympathize with our sorrows; He can fight our battles; He can love as a man, a fellow man, bone of our bone, and flesh of our flesh."

"Christian, your life is a book; it may be a volume of larger or smaller size. Conversion is but the title-page or the preface. The book itself remains to be written; and your years and weeks and days are its chapters and pages and lines. It is a book written for eternity; see that it be written well. It is a book for the inspection of enemies as well as friends; be careful of every word. It is a book written under the eye of God; let it be done reverently; without levity, yet without constraint or terror."

"You were neither born nor re-born for yourselves alone. You may not be able to do much, but do something; work while it is day. You may not be able to give much, but give something; according to your ability, remembering that the Lord loves a cheerful giver. Take heed, and beware of covetousness; for the love of money is the root of all evil. Whenever worldliness comes in, in any shape, whether it be love of money or love of pleasure, you cease to be faithful to Christ, and are trying to serve both God and mammon."

Compiled by Thomas George







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