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"The conviction that Christian doctrine matters for Christian living is one of the most important growth points of the Christian life." - Sinclair B. Ferguson

"You may as soon find a living man who does not breathe, as a living Christian who does not pray." - Matthew Henry

"How can one ever do anything nobly Christian, living among people with such petty thoughts?" - George Eliot

"How is God's name hallowed among us? When both our doctrine and living are truly Christian." - Martin Luther

"Here is the paradox of Christian living. We must give up control of self to gain self control." - Andy Mineo

"Though the living man can wear a mask and carry on deceit, the dying Christian cannot counterfeit." - Richard Cumberland

"The sovereign electing grace of God chooses us to repentance, to faith, and afterwards to holiness of living, to Christian service, to zeal, and to devotion." - Charles Spurgeon

"A Christian is nothing more than a sinner who has found out their sinfulness, and has learned the blessed secret of living by faith in Christ." - J C Ryle

"Prayer is the center of the Christian life. It is the only necessary thing. It is living with God in the here and now." - Henri Nouwen

"Community is essential when it comes to successfully living out the Christian walk in a day-to-day context. So the math is simple: More community = More disciples." - Ed Stetzer

"A true Christian, living an obedient life, is a constant rebuke to those who accept the moral standards of this world." - Billy Graham

"A prayerless Christian is a powerless Christian." - Billy Graham

"God's Word is the living seed that brings new birth. It is the milk that nurtures the new life of a young Christian and the meat that builds the muscle of a mature believer." - Colin S. Smith

"While the Christian message is increasingly becoming less acceptable in fashionable society, we must be always living according to Scripture and prepared to be apologists for Jesus Christ in all aspects of our lives." - Jonathan Falwell

"...there is still a need for those of us nestled deep within the Christian bubble to look beyond the status quo and critically assess the degree to which we are really living biblically." - Francis Chan

"Christian proclamation might make the gospel audible, but Christians living together in local congregations make the gospel visible (see John 13:34-35). The church is the gospel made visible." - Mark Dever

"The highway of Christian living is strewn with has-beens." - Leonard Ravenhill

"The Bible is one long story of God meeting our rebellion with His rescue, our sin with His salvation, our guilt with His grace, our badness with His goodness. The overwhelming focus of the Bible is not the work of the redeemed but the work of the Redeemer. Which means that the Bible is not first a recipe for Christian living but a revelation book of Jesus who is the answer to our un-Christian living." - Tullian Tchividjian

"It is doubtful that the dissection of living animals and plants could be done by those who believe them to be holy. A pantheist would not view trees as so many board feet in the manner a Christian would. A pantheist would be less likely to measure the number of acre feet coming over a waterfall than his Christian descendent, centuries later who had become a scientist. That which is sacred would be handled with a certain reverence." - Wes Jackson

"Because I am not yet living up to what Jesus expects me to be in those red letters in the Bible, I always define myself as somebody who is saved by God's grace and is on his way to becoming a Christian. (...) Being saved is trusting in what Christ did for us, but being Christian is dependent on the way we respond to what he did for us." - Tony Campolo

"This is a Christian nation." - Harry S Truman

"I think that every living person, every person who is awake to the functioning principles within his reality has a moment where he stops blaming the problems in the world on group thinking, on humanity and authority, and starts to face himself. I hate this more than anything. This is the hardest principle within christian spirituality for me to deal with. The problem is not out there, the problem is the needy beast of a thing living in my chest." - Donald Miller

"Prayer is the preface to the book of Christian living; the text of the new life sermon; the girding on of the armor for battle; the pilgrim's preparation for his journey. It must be supplemented by action or it amounts to nothing." - Austin Phelps

"Our knowledge of Jesus is in need above all of a living experience: Another person's testimony is certainly important, as in general the whole of our Christian life begins with the proclamation that comes to us from one or several witnesses. But we ourselves must be personally involved in an intimate and profound relationship with Jesus." - Pope Benedict Xvi

"I'm so grateful for Living the Questions. These progressive voices offer less rigid and more expansive approaches to Christian faith, and make room for people who practice critical thinking and question the gatekeepers. They help us see that questioning the gatekeepers is exactly what Jesus was all about." - Brian D. McLaren

"It is central to Christian living that we should celebrate the goodness of creation, ponder its present brokenness, and, insofar as we can, celebrate in advance the healing of the world, the new creation itself. Art, music, literature, dance, theater, and many other expressions of human delight and wisdom, can all be explored in new ways." - N T Wright

"We do have, I'm sad to say, a fifth column that is living within our own countries that is utterly opposed to our values, we're going to have to be a lot braver... in standing up for our Judaeo-Christian culture." - Nigel Farage

"To walk before God and in His presence, is the ground and the costly jewel of true Christian living. I would have you above all things to grasp this firmly,because, when it is rightly understood and practiced, it includes all else." - Gerhard Tersteegen

"To turn the tide of materialism in the Christian community, we desperately need bold models of kingdom-centered living. Despite our need to do it in a way that doesn't glorify people, we must hear each other's stories about giving or else our people will not learn to give." - Randy Alcorn

"I taught Sunday school when I was younger, and ended up an elder in the church, and it just seemed to me that a lot of people who went to church certainly weren't - the rest of the week - living what I would call an Christian life." - Dick Van Dyke

"Despite the obvious emphasis of Scripture (in regard to suffering), we are bombarded by suggestions that the 'successful' Christian living takes place in the realm of constant victory, health, wholeness, and financial prosperity. In response to this we are not to pretend that suffering does' exist or that it might be instantly cured. Such notions are the product of empty heads and closed Bibles." - Alistair Begg

"The strong argument for the truth of Christianity is the true Christian; the man filled with the Spirit of Christ. The best proof of Christ's resurrection is a living church, which itself is walking in a new life; and drawing life from Him who hath overcome death." - Theodor Christlieb

"The laity are called to become a leaven of Christian living within society." - Pope Francis

"Separation to God, separation from the world, is the first principle of Christian living." - Watchman Nee

"The secret of Christian living is love. Only love fills the empty spaces caused by evil." - Pope Francis

"Christian living means dying with Christ and rising again. That, as we saw, is part of the meaning of baptism, the starting point of the Christian pilgrimage." - N T Wright

"The last Christian died on a cross." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"Christian Deodorant: "Thou Shalt Not Smell"" - George Carlin

"Christian life consists of faith and charity" - Martin Luther

"Toleration made the world anti-Christian." - John Cotton

"Never bend over for a Christian." - Frank Zappa

"Sympathy is especially a Christian duty." - Charles Spurgeon

"My Christian faith is my backbone" - Bear Grylls

"God is bigger than the Christian faith." - Rob Bell

"Christian growth is forgetting about yourself." - Gerhard

"The religion of Freemasonry is not Christian" - Albert Mackey

"The Christian is an idol breaker." - Billy Graham

"Christian theology is the grandmother of Bolshevism." - Oswald Spengler

"Judeo-Christian conservatism overcomes natural selfishness." - Jim Demint

"Christian life consists of faith and charity." - Martin Luther

"We must keep up the standard of Christian living in the Christian laborer. Clean hands are needed to do Christian work. Character is before co-operation, being before doing. Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine." - John Hall (Presbyterian pastor)

"Most observers understand the difference between a committed Christian who accepts Jesus as a model for living and a 'cultural Christian' who happens to live in a nation with a Christian heritage. Most Muslims do not." - Philip Yancey

"when Christian theology becomes traditionalism and men fail to hold and use it as they do a living language, it becomes an obstacle, not a help to religious conviction. To the greatest of the early Fathers and the great scholastics theology was a language which, like all language, had a grammar and a vocabulary from the past, but which they used to express all the knowledge and experience of their own time as well." - Lily Dougall

"You can tell the real Christians by their acts. They are the ones serving, the ones loving, the ones sharing whatever they have. They are withholding judgment, offering compassion, being that light they want to see in the world. They are the hands and the feet of God on earth, vessels of holiness, chalices of generosity. The next time someone calls himself a Christian, look for these qualities for the living proof." - Jan Phillips

"The logic of cross and resurrection, of the new creation which gives shape to all truly Christian living, points in a different direction. And one of the central names for that direction is joy: the joy of relationships healed as well as enhanced, the joy of belonging to the new creation, of finding not what we already had but what god was longing to give us." - N T Wright

"Imagine an American Hans Christian Andersen, conceive of the Brothers Grimm living in Missouri, and you will approximate Howard Schwartz, a fable-maker and fable-gatherer seduced by the uncanny and the unearthly. In Lilith's Cave, he once again reaches into a magical cornucopia of folklore and fantasy and spreads before us, in enchanting language, the marvels and shocks of dybbuks, ghosts, demons, spirits, and wizards." - Cynthia Ozick

"The task of the church is to make the invisible Kingdom visible through faithful Christian living and witness-bearing ." - J I Packer

"It is absolutely essential to have a living visible example of what a Christian ought to be." - Judah Smith

"It confuses me that Christian living is not simpler. The gospel, the very good news, is simple." - Donald Miller

"To the average professed Christian today, living so far below normal, New Testament Christianity would be a shock." - Vance Havner

"I have found Christian dogma unintelligible. Early in life, I absenteed myself from Christian assemblies." - Benjamin Franklin

"What makes a Christian a Christian is not perfection but forgiveness." - Max Lucado

"Un-Christian behavior on the part of any Christian is a disgrace to all Christians." - F. F. Bruce

"Worship is not part of the Christian life, it is the Christian life" - Gerald Vann

"Nothing does more to activate Christian divisions than talk about Christian unity." - Conor Cruise O'Brien

"I wish not merely to be called Christian, but also to be Christian." - Ignatius Of Antioch

"Prayer is not just getting ready for Christian service. Prayer is Christian service." - Adrian Rogers

"The Jew almost never marries a Christian woman; it is the Christian who marries a Jewess." - Adolf Hitler

"I have found Christian dogma unintelligible. Early in life I absented myself from Christian assemblies." - Benjamin Franklin

"Just breathing isn't living!" - Eleanor Porter

"Truly living required risk." - Gena Showalter

"Ministry in no way is a is the core of the Christian life. No Christian is a Christian without being a minister." - Henri Nouwen

"The notion that we are children of God, his own sons and daughters, lies at the heart of all Christian theology, and is the mainspring of all Christian living." - Sinclair B. Ferguson

"Ultimately our claim to know the one God only gains credence in the contemporary world as he demonstrates the divine presence through the way we live- through our lives as we connect our Christian belief with true Christian living." - Stanley J. Grenz

"Christian ethics is not primarily an individualistic, one-on-one-with-God brand of personal holiness; rather it has to do with living the life of the Spirit in Christian community and in the world." - Gordon Fee

"The Christian pities men because they are dying, and the Buddhist pities them because they are living. The Christian is sorry for what damages the life of a man; but the Buddhist is sorry for him because he is alive." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"A true and faithful Christian does not make holy living an accidental thing. It is his great concern. As the business of the soldier is to fight, so the business of the Christian is to be like Christ." - Jonathan Edwards

"I have had the advantage of a radical Christian upbringing" - Tony Benn

"The soul of the Christian religion is reverence." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Awe combined with intimacy is the essence of Christian worship." - J. D. Greear

"The age of ignorance commenced with the Christian system." - Thomas Paine

"Jesus was not a Christian, nor was Marx a Marxist." - Eric Hoffer

"Bill Blankschaen is an emerging new voice in Christian life." - Hugh Hewitt

"Christian love must be chased after, aspired to, and practiced." - Gary L. Thomas

"Christian endeavor is notoriously hard on female pulchritude." - H L Mencken

"A Christian who isn't praying, is only playing!" - Leonard Ravenhill

"Chastity is the most unpopular of the Christian virtues." - C S Lewis

"It takes a whole Bible to make a whole Christian." - Alistair Begg

"Explicitly Christian themes are regularly excluded from news articles." - Gary DeMar

"There is a decided bias against things Christian." - Gary DeMar

"The religious opponents of Christian conservatives are presented as moderates." - Ronald H. Nash

"Many journalists seem to desire 'liberation' from Christian roots." - Marvin Olasky

"The Hebrew will turn Christian; he grows kind." - William Shakespeare

"Give up your good 'Christian' life and follow Jesus" - Garrison Keillor

"Christian witness is concrete: words without actions are empty." - Pope Francis

"The historical orthodox Christian faith is extremely wide and diverse," - Rob Bell

"Christian is a great noun and a poor adjective" - Rob Bell

"The Rosetta Stone of Christian social thought is the Trinity." - Nancy Pearcey

"I am a Christian, therefore I am a communist." - Gianni Vattimo

"A Christian cannot fail of being a republican." - Benjamin Rush

"The saddest thing one meets is a nominal Christian." - Amy Carmichael

"You cannot be a Christian without being a mystic" - Donald Miller

"Christian obedience, by its very nature, has a heroic character." - Hans Urs Von Balthasar

"Christian art today should be twentieth-century art." - Francis Schaeffer

"The anarchist and the Christian have a common origin." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"I love pity parties. I wish I'd brought hats" - Christian" - Richelle Mead

"Every Christian is either a missionary or an imposter." - Charles Spurgeon

"The Christian Religion as I understand it is the best." - John Adams

"Bible study is the metal that forges a Christian." - Charles Spurgeon

"The only Christian work is good work, well done" - Dorothy L Sayers

"An annoyed and joyless Christian is the devil's greatest billboard." - Mark Hart

"If it weren't for Christians, I'd be a Christian." - Mahatma Gandhi

"Any Christian who is not a hero is a pig." - Leon Bloy

"Knowing God is your single greatest privilege as a Christian" - Sinclair B. Ferguson

"What you have to understand, is your father was your model for God. If you're male and you're Christian and living in America, your father is your model for God. And if you never know your father, if your father bails out or dies or is never at home, what do you believe about God? What you end up doing is you spend your life searching for a father and God. What you have to consider is the possibility that God doesn't like you. Could be, God hates us. This is not the worst thing that can happen." - Chuck Palahniuk

"Because Christian morality leaves animals out of account, they are at once outlawed in philosophical morals; they are mere 'things,' mere means to any ends whatsoever. They can therefore be used for vivisection, hunting, coursing, bullfights, and horse racing, and can be whipped to death as they struggle along with heavy carts of stone. Shame on such a morality that is worthy of pariahs, and that fails to recognize the eternal essence that exists in every living thing, and shines forth with inscrutable significance from all eyes that see the sun!" - Arthur Schopenhauer

"Let it be understood that those who are not found living as He taught are not Christian- even though they profess with the lips the teaching of Christ." - Justin Martyr

"You see few people here in America who really care very much about living a Christian life in a democratic world." - Clare Boothe Luce

"You might as reasonably expect to find a living man without breath, as a true Christian without the spirit of prayer and supplication." - George Whitefield

"Daily living by faith on Christ is what makes the difference between the sickly and the healthy Christian, between the defeated and the victorious saint." - Arthur W. Pink

"CHRISTIAN LIVING MOVES from what God has freely done for us in Christ to what we should freely do for others." - John Piper

"And that's the great thing about living the Christian life and trying to live by faith, is you're trying to get better every day. You're trying to improve." - Tim Tebow

"It has always been inevitable that, living as a small minority among a Christian majority, some Jews would convert to Christianity." - David Novak

"Prayer is to the Christian what breath is to life, yet no duty of the Christian is so neglected." - R C Sproul

"What is a Christian? The richest answer I know is that a Christian is one who has God as Father." - J I Packer

". . . the Christian Mind has succumbed to the secular drift with a degree of weakness unmatched in Christian History." - Harry Blamires

"Every Christian must be fully Christian by bringing God into his whole life, not merely into some spiritual realm." - Dietrich Bonhoeffer

"To be well skilled in the mystery of Christian contentment is the duty, glory and excellence of a Christian." - Jeremiah Burroughs

"To call someone a Christian simply because he does some Christian-y things is giving false comfort to the unsaved." - Francis Chan

"It is the great work of nature to transmute sunlight into life. So it is the great end of Christian living to transmute the light of truth into the fruits of holy living." - Adoniram Judson Gordon

"It gives me great peace to know that no matter how good or how bad I do, the Lord loves me. That's all that really matters to me. Baseball isn't what everything is about. It's about the way I'm being a Christian husband, a Christian father, or the way I'm living my life and trying to be a Christian testimony to people." - Andy Pettitte

"If you're not living your truth, you're living a lie." - Joseph Curiale

"Living based in security is living based in fear." - T Harv Eker

"There is a Difference Between Merely Living and Living Worthily" - B R Ambedkar

"Living isn't courage, knowing that you're living, that's courage" - Clarice Lispector

"Life is not living, but living in health." - Martial

"Diplomacy is living in state." - Oliver Herford

"Living is a hazardous profession." - Tobsha Learner

"A living thing is born." - Woodrow Wilson

"In fact living is dying." - Guy De Maupassant

"Funerals...are for the living." - John Green

"Let yourself become living poetry." - Rumi

"Suffering saints are living seed." - Charles Spurgeon

"The dead governs the living." - Auguste Comte

"I am living breathing freedom." - Hiroko Sakai

"Chase away sorrow by living" - Melissa Marr

"People grow up by living." - Alice Sebold

"The living moment is everything." - D H Lawrence

"Freedom is living without chains." - Indra Devi

"This living, this living, this living Was never a project of mine." - Dorothy Parker



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