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

Reuben Archer Torrey Quotes

Quotes R. A. Torrey


"Love knows no envy."

"The Bible as it lies before us proves that there is a God."

"The life of entire surrender is a joyous life all along the way."

"The one who is truly born again will love the Word of God."

"There is nothing more important in the Christian life than beginning right."

"When believing is impossible, when even hoping seems utterly out of the question, love endures."

"First of all, the right thing to do with Jesus Christ is to receive Him, to receive Him as your Savior."

"If we begin right, we can go on right. If we begin wrong, the whole life that follows is likely to be wrong."

"God has called every one of us to a victorious life, and the secret of this victorious life is always looking to the risen Christ for victory."

"As to our walk, we must not walk in the counsel of the ungodly; we must get our directions as to our walk from God and not from the world."

"There is no surer mark of the absence of love and the dominance of selfishness than that we talk about ourselves and our achievements."

"Study your Bible to find out what Jesus did do, and follow Him. Even though no one else seems to be following Jesus, be sure that you follow Him."

"We have all sinned. There is not a man or woman or a boy or a girl who has not sinned (Romans 3:22, 23). "If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us."

"We are too busy to pray, and so we are too busy to have power. We have a great deal of activity, but we accomplish little; many services but few conversions; much machinery but few results."

"The three things that we must not do are, First, Walk in the counsel of the ungodly; second, Stand in the way of sinners; third, Sit in the seat of the scornful, i.e., we must come out from the world and be separate in our walk, in our standing and in our sitting."

"Love endures injury after injury, insult after insult, wrong after wrong, slander after slander, and still keeps right on loving and forgiving and forgetting. It wastes itself in vainly trying to help the unworthy and ungrateful, and still it loves on. That is the first mark of love."

"The reason why many fail in battle is because they wait until the hour of battle. The reason why others succeed is because they have gained their victory on their knees long before the battle came...Anticipate your battles; fight them on your knees before temptation comes, and you will always have victory."

"Do you want blessedness in your heart, beauty in your character, fruitfulness in your service, and prosperity in everything you do, then stop walking in the counsel of the ungodly, stop standing in the way of sinners, stop sitting in the seat of the scornful and begin to delight in the law of the Lord and meditate therein day and night."

"Our own good works, past, present, or future, have nothing to do with the forgiveness of our sins. Our sins are forgiven, not because of any good works that we do; they are forgiven because of the atoning work of Christ on the cross of Calvary in our place. If we rest in this atoning work we shall do good works, but our good works will be the outcome of our being saved and the outcome of our believing on Christ as our sin-bearer. Our good works will not be the ground of our salvation, but the result of our salvation, and the proof of it. We must be very careful not to mix in our good works at all as the ground of salvation. We are forgiven, not because of Christ's death and our good works, but solely and entirely because of Christ's death. To see this clearly is the right beginning of the true Christian life."

Compiled by Thomas George






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