Quotes by the Puritans

John Bunyan:

  • “The man that takes up religion for the world will throw away religion for the world.”
  • “Prayer is a sincere, sensible, affectionate pouring out of the soul to God, through Christ, in the strength and assistance of the Spirit, for such things as God has promised.”
  • “When thou prayest, rather let thy heart be without words, than thy words without a heart.”

 

Steven Charnock:

  • “We often learn more of God under the rod that strikes us than under the staff that comforts us.”
  • “When we believe that we ought to be satisfied, rather than God glorified, we set God below ourselves, imagine that He should submit His own honor to our advantage; we make ourselves more glorious than God, as though we were not made for Him, but He made for us; this is to have a very low esteem of the majesty of God.”

 

Thomas Goodwin:

  • “Oh despise not election! therein lies all your hope, that there is a remnant who shall infallibly be saved.”
  • “Value God and his love more than all the world, though there were millions of them. He valued you before the world, and therefore is beforehand with you in his love. He not only loved you from everlasting, (whereas your love is but of yesterday,) but in the valuation of it, he loved you before all worlds, and preferred you to all worlds: though you loved the world first, before you loved him.”

 

John Owen:

  • “He that hath slight thoughts of sin never had great thoughts of God.”
  • “Without absolutes revealed from without by God Himself, we are left rudderless in a sea of conflicting ideas about manners, justice and right and wrong, issuing from a multitude of self-opinionated thinkers.”
  • “The foundation of true holiness and true Christian worship is the doctrine of the gospel, what we are to believe. So when Christian doctrine is neglected, forsaken, or corrupted, true holiness and worship will also be neglected, forsaken, and corrupted.”
  • “Sin aims always at the utmost; every time it rises up to tempt or entice, if it has its own way it will go out to the utmost sin in that kind. Every unclean thought or glance would be adultery if it could, every thought of unbelief would be atheism if allowed to develop. Every rise of lust, if it has its way reaches the height of villainy; it is like the grave that is never satisfied. The deceitfulness of sin is seen in that it is modest in its first proposals but when it prevails it hardens men”
  • “I do not understand how a man can be a true believer, in whom sin is not the greatest burden, sorrow and trouble.”

 

Thomas Adams:

  • “No man more truly loves God than he that is most fearful to offend Him.”
  • “He who is proud of his knowledge, has gout in the wrong end.”
  • “Our mind is where our pleasure is, our heart is where our treasure is, our love is where our life is, but all these, our pleasure, treasure, and life, are reposed in Jesus Christ.”

 

Thomas Watson:

  • “It is absurd to think that anything in us could have the least influence upon our election. Some say that God did foresee that such persons would believe, and therefore did choose them; so they would make the business of salvation to depend upon something in us. Whereas God does not choose us FOR faith, but TO faith. “He hath chosen us, that we should be holy” (Eph. 1:4), not because we would be holy, but that we might be holy. We are elected to boldness, not for it.”
  • “What fools are they who, for a drop of pleasure, drink a sea of wrath.”
  • “God has given us two ears, but one tongue, to show that we should be swift to hear, but slow to speak. God has set a double fence before the tongue, the teeth and the lips, to teach us to be wary that we offend not with our tongue.”
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