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"The Gospel of John opens with Jesus Christ in the bosom of God, and closes with the sinner in the bosom of Jesus Christ." - Dwight L Moody

"The best book in the world to put into the hands of one who desires to know about Jesus and to be saved is the gospel of John." - R. A. Torrey

"We don't actually know if the person who wrote the Gospel of John had a written copy of Thomas because we don't know exactly when it was written." - Elaine Pagels

"The Gospel of John makes explicit what all the Gospels assume - that is, the cross is not a defeat, but the victory of our God." - Stanley Hauerwas

"All the events said to have been witnessed by John alone are omitted by John alone. This fact seems fatal either to the reality of the events in question or to the genuineness of the Fourth Gospel." - William Rathbone Greg

"It's important, though, that there are not "four gospels." There is only one gospel: the good news of what God has done through Christ to save the world. But we read that one gospel in four complementary accounts: The gospel, according to Matthew, according to Mark, according to Luke, according to John." - Christopher J. H. Wright

"Startling as the Gospel of Judas sounds, it amplifies hints we have long read in the Gospels of Mark and John that Jesus knew and even instigated the events of his passion, seeing them as part of a divine plan." - Elaine Pagels

"Of the sayings of Christ in the Synoptic Gospels that can be compared to those in the fourth Gospel, there are one or two which I venture to think can only have been recorded on the authority of St. John." - Alfred Noyes

"One of the most persistent images in American urbanism is that of the proverbial city on a hill, as first envisioned on these shores by the Puritan John Winthrop, via the Gospel according to Saint Matthew." - Martin Filler

"Almost any poll of regular churchgoers will reveal that their favorite book in the New Testament is the Gospel of John. It is the book that is most often used at Christian funerals." - John Shelby Spong

"The gospel is a gospel of giving and forgiving." - Charles Spurgeon

"I never really liked the Gospel of John because I never could find the humanity of Jesus in it. I thought it presented Jesus as a visitor from another planet; in addition, John's gospel is and has been interpreted as a document that fuels anti-Semitism in the church." - John Shelby Spong

"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

"Poverty is the center of the gospel." - Pope Francis

"I am not ashamed of the Gospel." - Mark Driscoll

"The old truth that Calvin preached, that Augustine preached, that Paul preached, is the truth that I must preach to-day, or else be false to my conscience and my God. I cannot shape the truth; I know of no such thing as paring off the rough edges of a doctrine. John Knox's gospel is my gospel. That which thundered through Scotland must thunder through England again." - Charles Spurgeon

"To speak the gospel skillfully without attempting to perform the gospel is a false proclamation of the gospel." - William Henry Willimon

"There is no way that the Fourth Gospel was written by John Zebedee or by any of the disciples of Jesus. The author of this book is not a single individual, but is at least three different writers/editors, who did their layered work over a period of 25 to 30 years." - John Shelby Spong

"The Gospel is not a picture of adoption, adoption is a picture of the Gospel." - John Piper

"And I have found that when we Catholics, in the spirit of love and charity, declare our faith boldly and with conviction, we are more likely to find kindred spirits. This is how we must comport ourselves if we are to fulfill our Lord's command in the Gospel of John (17:21), Ut unum sint, that all may be one." - Benedict Groeschel

"John Wesley taught that the gospel of Christ involved more than saving souls. It should have an impact on all of society, and his followers worked to accomplish just that. They were dispensing grace to the broader world, and in the process their spirit helped change a nation, saving it from the revolutionary chaos that had spread across Europe." - Philip Yancey

"Whether looking at pop music, hip-hop or R&B, it's rare to find an artist who hasn't been touched or affected by the power and soul of gospel music. In fact, many of today's popular artists such as Whitney Houston, John Legend, and Katy Perry started their careers in the church choir." - Marvin Sapp

"Our Gospel is a Gospel of blood; blood is the foundation; without it there is nothing." - Martyn

"The Gospel is a gospel of power or it is nothing at all." - Reinhard Bonnke

"The learned are not agreed as to the time when the Gospel of John was written; some dating it as early as the year 68, others as late as the year 98; but it is generally conceded to have been written after all the others." - Simon Greenleaf

"John McCain was a prisoner of war." - Fred Thompson

"What is the Bible in your house? It is not the Old Testament, it is not the New Testament, it is not the Gospel according to Matthew, or Mark, or Luke, or John; it is the Gospel according to William; it is the Gospel according to Mary; it is the Gospel according to Henry and James; it is the Gospel according to your name. You write your own Bible." - Henry Ward Beecher

"Most of the fans of John Lennon and maybe John and Yoko are younger than me." - Yoko Ono

"I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ" - Phil Robertson

"I'm not ashamed of the gospel of Jesus Christ..." - Charlie Daniels

"I don't preach a social gospel; I preach the Gospel, period. The gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ is concerned for the whole person." - Desmond Tutu

"John Ashcroft is not a patriot, John Ashcroft is a descendant of Joseph McCarthy." - Howard Dean

"The music of the Gospel leads us home." - Frederick William Faber

"We are not the end of the gospel; God is." - David Platt

"Never lose heart in the power of the gospel." - Charles Spurgeon

"The Rosary is the compendium of the entire Gospel." - Pope Paul V

"The primary reward of the gospel - God himself" - David Platt

"Never be content with your current grasp of the gospel." - C J Mahaney

"Only the gospel exposes the cancer of idolatry." - Christopher J. H. Wright

"The gospel will die in the toxic soil of self." - Jen Hatmaker

"Communities need to hear the liberating power of the gospel" - Brad Bird

"Love is the very essence of the gospel." - Thomas S Monson

"Without the gospel we hate ourselves instead of our sin." - Timothy Keller

"Gospel artists are messengers; they are vessels of a message." - Boris Kodjoe

"Nobody is beyond the reach of the Gospel." - Lee Strobel

"The Self says "I AM"-as in the very grand sayings of Christ, especially in the Gospel of John, in which he says in the state of onenenss with Yahweh (which in Hebrew means "I AM"), I AM is the way and the truth and the life-but the ego says "I am this" or "I am that," thus attaching itself only to a small portion of the Vastness. (62)" - Ravi Ravindra

"The Self says 'I AM'-as in the very grand sayings of Christ, especially in the Gospel of John, in which he says in the state of onenenss with Yahweh (which in Hebrew means 'I AM'), I AM is the way and the truth and the life-but the ego says 'I am this' or 'I am that,' thus attaching itself only to a small portion of the Vastness. (62)" - Ravi Ravindra

"The so-called Church Fathers are not some theologians as we know them nowadays. They were close to the teaching of the Apostles conveying the teaching of those who were close to Jesus. Their theology and wisdom is close to everyday life. We have to thank John Michael Talbot that he has been able to unearth the treasures of those times. This was only possible because he himself in his community experiences the Gospel lived out in our times." - Notker Wolf

"The Trinity is the basis of the gospel, and the gospel is a declaration of the Trinity in action." - J I Packer

"God intends that everyone who has embraced the gospel become a part of the great enterprise of spreading the gospel." - Jerry Bridges

"For Christians, the first of books is the Gospel and the Rosary is actually the abridgement of the Gospel." - Jean-Baptiste Henri Lacordaire

"A gospel that doesn't deal with the issues of the day is not the gospel at all." - Martin Luther

"Some of my influences are black gospel artists so I definitely want to do a soul-gospel type thing." - Jonny Lang

"Anti-intellectualism has spawned an irrelevant gospel. Today, we share the gospel primarily as a means of addressing felt needs." - J.P. Moreland

"The Gospel is not a theory; the Gospel is not a philosophy or an idea; the Gospel is not a way of thinking or feeling. The Gospel is an event in history." - John Piper

"We do not have to make ourselves suffer in order to merit forgiveness. We simply receive the forgiveness earned by Christ. 1 John 1:9 says that God forgives us because He is 'just.' That is a remarkable statement. It would be unjust of God to ever deny us forgiveness, because Jesus earned our acceptance! In religion we earn our forgiveness with our repentance, but in the gospel we just receive it." - Timothy Keller

"I take literally the statement in the Gospel of John that God loves the world. I believe that the world was created and approved by love, that it subsists, coheres, and endures by love, and that, insofar as it is redeemable, it can be redeemed only by love. I believe that divine love, incarnate and indwelling in the world, summons the world always toward wholeness, which ultimately is reconciliation and atonement with God." - Wendell Berry

"We do not have to make ourselves suffer in order to merit forgiveness. We simply receive the forgiveness earned by Christ. 1 John 1:9 says that God forgives us because He is "just." That is a remarkable statement. It would be unjust of God to ever deny us forgiveness, because Jesus earned our acceptance! In religion we earn our forgiveness with our repentance, but in the gospel we just receive it." - Timothy Keller

"Gospel possession requires gospel proclamation." - David Platt

"Alastair Moock is the second coming of John Prine." - Ellis Paul

"God - the John Doe of philosophy and religion." - Elbert Hubbard

"I've met Nicole Kidman, Elton John, loads of people." - Allen Carr

"John McDonnell is the Bear Bryant of track and field." - Frank Broyles

"Reading [John] Calvin is a breath of fresh air." - Oliver D. Crisp

"There, but for the grace of God, goes John Bradford." - John Bradford

"I've met Nicole Kidman, Elton John, loads of people." - Allan Carr

"John Huston is more of a creative director than most." - Robert Loggia

"The differing opinions regarding the gospel are often categorized as different variations of the same truth, or coming at the same truth from different angles, or even emphasizing different aspects of the same truth. This fails to recognize that the different 'variations' are often altogether different gospels. The Reformed gospel is completely different from the Roman Catholic gospel; a faith-based gospel is in direct contradiction to a works-based gospel; a truly evangelical gospel stands in contrast to an ultracharismatic gospel." - Paul Washer

"John Wayne is not just an actor, and a very fine actor - John Wayne is the United States of America." - Maureen O'Hara

"I believe in the gospel of cheerfulness, the gospel of Good Nature; the gospel of Good Health. Let us pay some attention to our bodies. Take care of our bodies, and our souls will take care of themselves." - Robert Green Ingersoll

"In the first gospel, Mark, the risen Christ appears physically to no one, but by the time we come to the last gospel, John, Thomas is invited to feel the nail prints in Christ's hands and feet and the spear wound in his side." - John Shelby Spong

"Prophecy and history predict and record a great and universal apostasy which was to be followed by a restoration as predicted by John in Revelation. The fact of the great apostasy is attested by both sacred and secular writ, and history bears witness that it became universal. We proclaim this fact of history not as an attack on any church. We do not assume any position of "holier than thou" or "wiser than thou," but we announce this historic fact of the apostasy as a vindication of the claim that there has been in fact a restoration of the gospel." - Hugh B. Brown

"The context of the gospel message is not our benefit or our salvation; the context of the gospel is the supremacy of Christ and the glory of God." - Matt Chandler

"A false interpretation of Scripture causes that the gospel of the Lord becomes the gospel of man, or, which is worse, of the devil." - St Jerome

"We have no cause to be ashamed of the Gospel of Christ; but the Gospel of Christ may justly be ashamed of us." - John Tillotson

"We are certain that there is forgiveness, because there is a Gospel, and the very essence of the Gospel lies in the proclamation of the pardon of sin." - Charles Spurgeon

"The ability of the gospel to unite us on common strengths and common truths is one of the great miracles . . . of the gospel." - Jeffrey R. Holland

"Two opposing gospels are fighting one another for the soul of our nation and, increasingly, the world: the gospel of consumption and the gospel of peace." - Leonard Sweet

"The gospel is not itself about you are this sort of a person and this can happen to you. That's the result of the gospel rather than the gospel itself." - N T Wright

"Jesus proclaimed, Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. .. He is saying that a whole new order is about to enter history, and if you want to be a part of it, you will need a change so fundamental that the Gospel of John would later refer to it as a "new birth". Being born again was not meant to be a private religious experience that is hard to communicate. .. but rather the prerequisite for joining a new and very public movement - the Jesus and kingdom of God movement." - Jim Wallis

"If you look at the gospel, it just doesn't break things apart. The gospel brings things together. One of the great demonstration of the gospel's power is reconciliation." - Tullian Tchividjian

"I charge you to preach the whole gospel, both sides of the gospel, and the only way of escape through faith in Christ." - Edward Otis Bartlett

"No one is so good that they don't need the grace of the gospel, nor so bad that they can't receive the grace of the gospel." - Timothy Keller

"While the good news of the gospel may not appeal to everyone, the bad news of the gospel still applies to everyone." - Matt Chandler

"Ministers often preach about the Gospel instead of preaching the Gospel. They often preach about sinners instead of preaching to them." - Charles Grandison Finney

"No one is so good that they do' need the grace of the gospel, nor so bad that they ca' receive the grace of the gospel." - Timothy Keller

"Knowing that the gospel is true is the essence of a testimony. Consistently being true to the gospel is the essence of conversion." - David A Bednar

"Only the gospel can truly save you. The gospel doesn't make bad people good; it makes dead people alive...the gospel is God's acceptance of us based on what Christ has done, not on what we can do." - Tullian Tchividjian

"John Ashcroft - John Ashcrack - ibid." - Jello Biafra

"Absolute truth is not dependent upon public opinion or popularity. Now what is this truth? It is His gospel. It is the gospel of Jesus Christ." - Dieter F. Uchtdorf

"There is nothing attractive about the gospel to the natural man; the only man who finds the gospel attractive is the man who is convicted of sin." - Oswald Chambers

"If you preach the gospel in all aspects with the exception of the issues which deal specifically with your time, you are not preaching the gospel at all." - Martin Luther

"If my activism, however well-motivated, drives out love, then I have misunderstood Jesus" gospel. I am stuck with law, not the gospel of grace." - Philip Yancey

"Our biggest problem is that we have an entire culture shaped by a misunderstanding of the gospel. That so-called gospel is deconstructing the church" - Scot McKnight

"Holy solitaries' is a phrase no more consistent with the Gospel than holy adulterers. The Gospel of Christ knows no religion but social; no holiness, but social holiness." - John Wesley

"If my activism, however well-motivated, drives out love, then I have misunderstood Jesus' gospel. I am stuck with law, not the gospel of grace." - Philip Yancey

"Modern culture is a mighty force. It is either subservient to the gospel or else it is the deadliest enemy of the gospel" - John Gresham Machen

"Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance and the gospel of envy." - Winston Churchill

"The world is waiting for a practical demonstration of the Gospel of the grace of God!" - Leonard Ravenhill

"Funk, gospel, blues is all out of slavery times, out of depression, out of sorrow." - Nina Simone

"The Gospel of Judas is a kind of protest literature. It's challenging leaders of the church." - Elaine Pagels

"One of the proofs of the divinity of our gospel is the preaching it has survived." - Woodrow Wilson

"Preachers who talk about everything but the reality of Hell, are likeable betrayers of the Gospel." - Ray Comfort

"The teachings of the Gospel have direct consequences for our way of thinking, feeling and living." - Pope Francis

"Proclaiming the gospel to all mankind is a fundamental part of the mission of the Church." - M Russell Ballard

"The precepts of the Gospel were universally the obligations of Masonry." - William Howard Taft

"To marvel at the wonders of the gospel is a sign of faith." - Gerald Causse

"The gospel is not a doctrine of the tongue, but of life." - John Calvin

"It isn't. The Book of Abraham is not central to the restored gospel of Christ." - John Gee

"It [salvation] is not this flu shot mentality of an invitation of the Gospel." - Paul Washer

"The joy of the gospel fills the hearts and lives of all who encounter Jesus." - Pope Francis

"The spirit of the gospel is in absolute disagreement with the spirit of the world." - F.B. Meyer

"...living the gospel of Jesus Christ is the price of-and the only way to-peace." - Marion G. Romney

"We acquire a testimony of the principles of the gospel by obediently trying to live them." - James E Faust

"I know Miss Warren is a great devotee of the Gospel of Getting On." - George Bernard Shaw

"The destiny of America is to carry the gospel of Jesus Christ to all men everywhere." - John Adams

"The ultimate aim of the gospel is the display of God's glory." - John Piper

"I couldn't bear to see a chapter of the gospel turned into a chapter of Trollope." - Louis Auchincloss

"Blues are the songs of despair, but gospel songs are the songs of hope." - Mahalia Jackson

"I'm associated with gospel music in the minds of millions of people." - Pat Boone

"The gifts of the Gospel are given to strengthen the faith of the believer." - Brigham Young

"Yes, the fullness of the gospel is a pearl of great price worth any effort." - Joseph B Wirthlin

"The gospel of Jesus Christ is not a religion of mourning and gloom." - Joseph B Wirthlin

"But the word of the Gospel is not as the word of an earthly prince." - John Jewel

"Christ's gospel is the only true gospel." - Dieter F. Uchtdorf

"We must seek to be firmly rooted and converted to the gospel of Jesus Christ." - Dallin H. Oaks

"Without the gospel, a gathering of people, though they claim otherwise, cannot be an authentic church." - R C Sproul

"Unity without the gospel is a worthless unity; it is the very unity of hell." - J C Ryle

"The gospel of Jesus Christ opens the path to what we may become." - D. Todd Christofferson

"Mercy. That is the gospel. The whole of it in one word." - Edwin Hubbel Chapin

"Now that you have the knowledge of the gospel, you're called to do better." - Mike Glenn

"When we live the love of the Gospel out loud, a revolution will occur," - Natalie Grant

"'Go ye' is as much a part of Christ's Gospel as 'Come unto Me.'" - Stuart Holden

"My fighting gospel is T.E. Lawrence's Seven Pillars of Wisdom. I am never without it." - Vo Nguyen Giap

"I too am compelled to carry the gospel of freedom beyond my particular hometown." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Acting for me was the gospel, the love of the spoken word." - Jeanne Moreau

"The Gospel worldview equips the artist with a unique combination of optimism and realism about life." - Timothy Keller

"Anchor your faith in the plain and simple truths of the gospel." - Gerald Causse

"Sinners cannot obey the gospel, any more than the law, without renewal of heart." - J I Packer

"Skepticism is my only gospel, but I don't want to make a dogma out of it." - Learned Hand

"Reminding ourselves of the gospel is the most important daily habit we can establish." - C J Mahaney

"In the harsh face of life faith can read a bracing gospel." - Robert Louis Stevenson

"The gospel is not just the "ABCs" but the "A-to-Z" of the Christian life." - Timothy Keller

"The strongest argument in favor of the gospel is a loving and lovable Christian." - Ellen G White

"The believed gospel saves; but it is the believed promise that assures us of this salvation." - Horatius Bonar

"Thinking that I deserve heaven is a sure sign I have no understanding of the gospel." - Sinclair B. Ferguson

"It's important to remember the Gospel is a story; not a set of bullet points." - Timothy Keller

"The minister of the Gospel is really the yardstick by which the nation measures it's morals" - Jimmy Swaggart

"The best means of preaching the gospel is by personal contact." - David O Mckay

"Low views of God destroy the gospel for all who hold them." - Aiden Wilson Tozer



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