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"The fearful unbelief is unbelief in yourself." - Thomas Carlyle

"Unbelief is a belief." - J M Coetzee

"The most fearful unbelief is unbelief in your self." - Thomas Carlyle

"Alas! the fearful Unbelief is unbelief in yourself." - Thomas Carlyle

"Unbelief is the greatest of sins." - Thomas Aquinas

"Skepticism is unbelief in cause and effect." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Lord I disbelieve - help thou my unbelief." - E M Forster

"Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief." - Bible

"Unbelief is infectious! The unbelief of one strengthens the unbelief of another, just as the faith of one strengthens the faith of another." - Arthur W. Pink

"The opposite of joy is not sorrow. It is unbelief." - Leslie Weatherhead

"Unbelief starves the soul; faith finds food in famine." - Richard Cecil

"The great paralysis of our heart is unbelief." - Oswald Chambers

"There is no worse sin than unbelief toward the gospel." - Dietrich Bonhoeffer

"All unbelief is the belief of a lie." - Horatius Bonar

"The one thing that hinders God is our unbelief." - F.B. Meyer

"To be free of belief and unbelief is my religion." - Omar Khayyam

"There is danger in both belief and unbelief." - Phaedrus

"Hope conquers cowardice, joy grief; Or at least, faith unbelief." - Arthur Hugh Clough

"The trouble is I don't believe my unbelief." - Graham Greene

"The opposite of patience is not impatience, but unbelief." - Jackie Pullinger

"We all have in our hearts some areas of unbelief. Let us say to the Lord: I believe! Help my unbelief." - Pope Francis

"Talk unbelief, and you will have unbelief; but talk faith, and you will have faith. According to the seed sown will be the harvest." - Ellen G White

"The unbelief of the age is attested by the loud condemnation of trifles." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Allah made the faith for you as a purity from polytheism (and unbelief)." - Fatima bint Muhammad

"It is startling to realize how much unbelief is necessary to make belief possible." - Eric Hoffer

"Words that are not spoken are much more powerful than words that are spoken in unbelief." - Charles Capps

"Unbelief will destroy the best of us; faith will save the worst of us." - Charles Spurgeon

"Sometimes God calls a person to unbelief in order that faith may take new forms." - Christian Wiman

"In the blood of the martyrs to intolerance are the seeds of unbelief" - Walter Lippmann

"All ages of belief have been great; all of unbelief have been mean." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Belief consists in accepting the affirmations of the soul; unbelief in denying them." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Never dig up in unbelief what you have sown in faith." - James Gordon Lindsay

"The errors of faith are better than the best thoughts of unbelief." - Thomas Russell

"What Christianity in her antagonism with every form of unbelief most needs is holy living." - Theodor Christlieb

"With most people unbelief in one thing is founded upon blind belief in another." - Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

"Mere unbelief in a personal God is no philosophy at all." - Albert Einstein

"Belief cannot argue with unbelief, it can only preach to it." - Karl Barth

"Ages of faith and of unbelief are always said to mark the course of history." - Edith Hamilton

"Father, O father! what do we here In this land of unbelief and fear?" - William Blake

"Think against your feelings; unmask the unbelief they have nourished; let evangelical thinking correct emotional thinking." - J I Packer

"Unbelief is like gravity, it's always pulling down on the authority of Scripture." - Mark Dever

"Unbelief was the first sin, and pride was the first-born of it." - Stephen Charnock

"A rebellion against God, even as believers, is fueled by the toxic fumes of unbelief." - James MacDonald

"With most men, unbelief in one thing springs from blind belief in another." - Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

"While unbelief sees the difficulties, faith sees God between itself and them." - James Hudson Taylor

"While unbelief sees the difficulties, faith sees God between itself and them." - Hudson Taylor

"Unbelief is safe, because it takes no risk and almost always gets what it expects." - Bill Johnson

"Faith laughs at the shaking of the spear; unbelief trembles at the shaking of a leaf." - Richard Cecil

"The battle that never ends is the battle of belief against unbelief." - Thomas Carlyle

"In the blood of the martyrs to intolerance are the seeds of unbelief." - Walter Lippmann

"Unbelievers enjoy the security of their unbelief; there is great confidence in ignorance." - Stephen R. Lawhead

"With most men, unbelief in one thing springs from blind belief in another." - Georg C Lichtenberg

"Oh, Celie, unbelief is a terrible thing. And so is the hurt we cause others unknowingly." - Alice Walker

"A refusal to believe that God loves us is the unbelief which destroys the soul." - Edward Norris Kirk

"Obedience is an act of faith; disobedience is the result of unbelief." - Edwin Louis Cole

"Faith does not increase, nor does it decrease; because a diminution in it would be unbelief." - Abu Hanifa

"Belief consists in accepting the affirmations of the soul; unbelief, in denying them." - George Eliot

"Faith makes all evil good to us, and all good better; unbelief makes all good evil, and all evil worse. Faith laughs at the shaking of the spear; unbelief trembles at the shaking of a leaf." - Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury

"There is no strength in unbelief. Even the unbelief of what is false is no source of might. It is the truth shining from behind that gives the strength to disbelieve." - George Macdonald

"Faith makes all evil good to us, and all good better; unbelief makes all good evil, and all evil worse. Faith laughs at the shaking of the spear; unbelief trembles at the shaking of a leaf." - Robert Cecil

"Real knowledge never promoted either turbulence or unbelief; but its progress is the forerunner of liberality and enlightened toleration." - Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux

"Nearly every understanding is gained by a painful struggle in which belief and unbelief are dramatically interwoven." - Leopold Infeld

"The beginning of faith is the beginning of fruitfulness; but the beginning of unbelief, however glittering, is empty." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Unbelief is actually perverted faith, for it puts its faith not in the living God, but in dying men." - Aiden Wilson Tozer

"There is but one thing without honor, smitten with eternal barrenness, inability to do or to be,-insincerity, unbelief." - Thomas Carlyle

"In all unbelief there are these two things: a good opinion of one's self, and a bad opinion of God." - Horatius Bonar

"Faith makes all evil good to us, and all good better; unbelief makes all good evil, and all evil worse." - Richard Cecil

"How deeply rooted must unbelief be in our hearts when we are surprised to find our prayers answered." - Augustus Hare

"God's Word is true whether we believe it or not. Human unbelief cannot alter the character of God." - Aiden Wilson Tozer

"Don't allow false modesty,doubts or unbelief prevent you from accepting God's favor. The door of mercy stands wide open." - Aiden Wilson Tozer

"How deeply rooted must unbelief be in our hearts when we are surprised to find our prayers answered." - Augustus William Hare

"One man in a meeting, filled with unbelief, can make a place for the devil to have a seat." - Smith Wigglesworth

"Unbelief puts our circumstance between us and God, but faith puts God between us and our circumstances." - F.B. Meyer

"Unbelief is judged by Jesus not as an intellectual error but as a hostile act of prejudice against God himself." - R C Sproul

"There is but one thing without honor, smitten with eternal barrenness, inability to do or to be, - insincerity, unbelief." - Thomas Carlyle

"Whether you realize it or not, your ongoing battle with unbelief drives all your sinful thoughts, emotions, desires, and actions." - James MacDonald

"Today secular faith is ebbing, and it is the apostles of unbelief who are left stranded on the beach." - John Gray

"With the majority of people unbelief in one thing is founded on the blind belief in another." - Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

"Just as no one can be forced into belief, so no one can be forced into unbelief." - Sigmund Freud

"There's something amazing about unbelief - it is able to fulfill its own expectations. Unbelief is safe because it takes no risk and almost always gets what it expects. Then, after a person gets the answer for their unbelief, they can say, I told you so." - Bill Johnson

"Those who do not believe do not pray. This is a good functional definition of faith. Faith prays, unbelief does not." - John Hardon

"Satan will battle you with doubt and unbelief, but God has victory waiting for you if you'll keep trusting and believing Him." - Joyce Meyer

"People are given a false alternative: the choice between an unenlightened belief and an enlightened unbelief. Most intellectuals seem to pay homage to the second variant." - Eugen Drewermann

"The Jews are returning to their land of unbelief. They are spiritually blind and desperately in need of their Messiah and Savior." - Jerry Falwell

"He who cannot believe is cursed, for he reveals by his unbelief that God has not chosen to give him grace." - Blaise Pascal

"Lord, I believe; help my unbelief' is the best any of us can do really, but thank God it is enough." - Frederick Buechner

"Our problem in America is not with atheists or the pagans who are consistent with their unbelief, but with believers who are inconsistent with their belief." - Randall Terry

"When the literary class betray a destitution of faith, it is not strange that society should be disheartened and sensualized by unbelief." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"... enforced Christianity was the surest breeding ground for unbelief. Many men either became unbelievers or met unbelievers during their military service." - Bill Cooke

"Unbelief is the mother of vice; it is the parent of sin; and, therefore, I say it is a pestilent evil-a master sin." - Charles Spurgeon

"There is no unbelief; Whoever plants a seen beneath the sod And waits to see it push away the clod, He trusts in God." - Elizabeth York Case

"Intellectually the difficulties of unbelief are as great as those of belief, while morally the argument is wholly on the side of belief." - Thomas Arnold

"I cannot believe in an eternity of hell. I hope God will forgive me if I err; but in this matter I cannot say, "Lord help my unbelief."" - Robert Southey

"God is an inexhaustible source of all we need. Our unbelief is discovered in how little we avail ourselves of this infinite fountain" - Paul Washer

"I believe all that God ever revealed, and I never hear of a man being damned for believing too much; but they are damned for unbelief." - Joseph Smith Jr

"There is nothing impossible with God. All the impossibility is with us when we measure God by the limitations of our unbelief." - Smith Wigglesworth

"Unbelief, in distinction from disbelief, is a confession of ignorance where honest inquiry might easily find the truth. - "Agnostic" is but the Greek for "ignoramus."" - Tryon Edwards

"Our battle with our enemy is great...this is a battle between Islam and unbelief on this land. In this battle, the crusaders united with the World Zionism." - Ibrahim Mudeiris

"Blind unbelief is sure to err, And scan his work in vain; God is his own interpreter, And he will make it plain." - William Cowper

"A lazy, indolent church tends toward unbelief; an earnest, busy church, in hand-to-hand conflict with sin and misery, grows stronger in faith." - John Hall (Presbyterian pastor)

"It is startling to realize how much unbelief is necessary to make belief possible. What we know as blind faith is sustained by innumerable unbeliefs." - Eric Hoffer

"What is indisputable is the fact that unbelief is the force that gives birth to all of our bad behavior and every moral failure. It is the root." - Tullian Tchividjian

"Blind unbelief is sure to err, And scan his work in vain; God is his own interpreter, And he will make it plain." - William Cowper

"Only just now awakening after years of materialism, our soul is still infected with the despair born of unbelief, of lack of purpose and aim." - Wassily Kandinsky

"I have nowhere claimed nor even implied that unbelief is a guarantee of good conduct or even an indicator of it." - Christopher Hitchens

"There is no grace more excellent than faith; no sin more execrable and abominable then unbelief. Faith is the saving grace and unbelief the damning sin. (Mark 16:16) ... Before Christ can be received, the heart must be emptied and opened: but men's heart's are full of self-righteousn ess and vain confidence (Rom 10:3)." - John Flavel

"So let's set the record straight. Faith is not the opposite of reason. The opposite of faith is unbelief. And reason is not the opposite of faith. The opposite of reason is irrationality. Do some Christians have irrational faith? Sure. Do some skeptics have unreasonable unbelief? You bet. It works both ways." - Greg Koukl

"Unbelief is criminal because it is a moral act, an act of the whole nature.-Belief or unbelief is a test of a man's whole spiritual condition, because it is the whole being, affections, will, conscience, as well as the understanding, which are concerned in it." - Alexander MacLaren

"God gives you the sight, the right, and the might to do great things, but you have to develop the fight! Courage doesn't happen without fear, doubt, and unbelief; courage overcomes all of these things to get the job done. How do we knock off fear or doubt out unbelief? Simple faith in God." - Tim Storey

"The ultimate cause of spiritual depression is unbelief. For if it were not for unbelief, even the devil could do nothing. It is because we listen to the devil instead of listening to God that we go down before him and fall before his attacks." - David Lloyd-Jones

"One chief cause of the amount of unbelief in the world is tha tthose who have seen something of the glory of Christ set themselves to theorize concerning him rather than to obey him." - George Macdonald

"If one's conscience is willing to confess whatever sins have been committed, including the sin of unbelief, it will be sorrowful in a godly way, earnestly desiring the mercy of God." - Watchman Nee

"Will any one, save the most bigoted, contend, that it is not certain gain to humanity to spread unbelief in the terrible doctrine that eternal torment is the probable fate of the great majority of the human family?" - Charles Bradlaugh

"It will require more than a few hours of fasting and prayer to cast out such demons as selfishness, worldliness, and unbelief. Repentance, to be of any avail, must work a change of heart and of conduct." - Theodore L. Cuyler

"If we are immortal it is a fact in nature, and we are not indebted to priests for it, nor to bibles for it, and it cannot be destroyed by unbelief." - Robert Green Ingersoll

"How much unbelief exists in the minds of the Latter-day Saints in regard to one particular doctrine which I revealed to them, and which God revealed to me - namely that Adam is our Father and God -..." - Brigham Young

"No man can have anything better after faith than a woman of righteous character, loving and child-bearing. And no man can have anything worse after unbelief than a sharp-tongued woman of bad character." - Umar

"I would rather dwell in the dim fog of superstition than in air rarefied to nothing by the air-pump of unbelief-in which the panting breast expires, vainly and convulsively gasping for breath." - Jean Paul

"All we have gained then by our unbelief Is a life of doubt diversified by faith, For one of faith diversified by doubt: We called the chess-board white-we call it black." - Robert Browning

"That is what we have in revisionist historians. It starts with their own atheism, their own unbelief, and then they go back and attempt to revise and rewrite history in their own image." - D. James Kennedy

"It's not easy to change world views. Faith has its own momentum and belief is comfortable. To restructure reality is traumatic and scary. That is why many intelligent people continue to believe: unbelief is an unknown." - Dan Barker

"I am perfectly convinced that I have both seen, and heard in a manner which should make unbelief impossible, things called spiritual which cannot be taken by a rational being to be capable of explanation by imposture, coincidence, or mistake." - Augustus De Morgan

"I would rather dwell in the dim fog of superstition than in air rarefied to nothing by the air-pump of unbelief - in which the panting breast expires, vainly and convulsively gasping for breath." - Jean Paul

"Theism is so confused and the sentences in which "God" appears so incoherent and so incapable of verifiability or falsifiability that to speak of belief or unbelief, faith or unfaith, is logically impossible." - A.J. Ayer

"So I should say that civilizations begin with religion and stoicism: they end with scepticism and unbelief, and the undisciplined pursuit of individual pleasure. A civilization is born stoic and dies epicurean." - Will Durant

"What quarrel, what harshness, what unbelief in each other can subsist in the presence of a great calamity, when all the artificial vesture of our life is gone, and we are all one with each other in primitive mortal needs?" - George Eliot

"Moving from unbelief, to Evangelicalism, and finally home to the Catholic Church, Professor Holly Ordway reveals how a gifted mind, longing for transcendence, can only appropriate it if it is wholly given by the reach and power of God's grace." - Francis J. Beckwith

"Narrowness is the mother of unbelief. Obtain a broad outlook if you would agree with God in your philosophy and be able to transmit God's own thought into your life." - Joseph Cook

"Profound minds are the most likely to think lightly of the resources of human reason, and it is the superficial thinker who is generally strongest in every kind of unbelief." - Humphry Davy

"The best reason to pray is that God is really there. In praying our unbelief starts to melt. God moves smack into the middle of even an ordinary day." - Emily Giffin

"It were better to have no opinion of God at all, than such an opinion, as is unworthy of him. For the one is unbelief, the other is contumely; and certainly superstition is the reproach of the Deity." - Francis Bacon

"Beware in your prayers, above everything else, of limiting God, not only by unbelief, but by fancying that you know what He can do. Expect unexpected things above all that we ask or think." - Andy Murray

"Faith comes and goes. It rises and falls like the tides of an invisible ocean. If it is presumptuous to think that faith will stay with you forever, it is just as presumptuous to think that unbelief will." - Flannery O'Connor

"No man is excluded from calling upon God, the gate of salvation is set open unto all men: neither is there any other thing which keepeth us back from entering in, save only our own unbelief." - John Calvin

"The wrongs done to trees, wrongs of every sort, are done in the darkness of ignorance and unbelief, for when the light comes, the heart of the people is always right." - John Muir

"I do not believe in the creed professed by any church that I know of. Each of these churches accuse the other of unbelief; and for my part, I disbelieve them all." - Thomas Paine

"How much unbelief exists in the minds of the Latter-day Saints in regard to one particular doctrine which I revealed to them, and which God revealed to me - namely that Adam is our Father and God -..." - Brigham Young

"I have noticed that whenever a person gives up his belief in the Word of God because it requires that he should believe a good deal, his unbelief requires him to believe a great deal more. If there be any difficulties in the faith of Christ, they are not one-tenth as great as the absurdities in any system of unbelief which seeks to take its place." - Charles Spurgeon

"For forty years did unbelief, murmuring, and rebellion shut out ancient Israel from the land of Canaan. The same sins have delayed the entrance of modern Israel into the heavenly Canaan. In neither case were the promises of God at fault. It is the unbelief, the worldliness, unconsecration, and strife among the Lord's professed people that have kept us in this world of sin and sorrow so many years" - Ellen G White

"We are all making a crown for Jesus out of these daily lives of ours, either a crown of golden, divine love, studded with gems of sacrifice and adoration, or a thorny crown, filled with the cruel briars of unbelief, or selfishness, and sin..." - Aimee Semple McPherson

"At the conscious approach of death, faith in the Biblical Religion, with its God and Christ and written Revelation, never weakens, but almost or quite always strengthens, and very often advances to a splendid assurance; while unbelief under the same circumstances never strengthens, but almost or quite always weakens and falters, and very often fails utterly." - Enoch Fitch Burr

"At least one indication of unbelief is the tendency to measure life's challenges against our own adequacy instead of God's promises. To enter our Sabbath rest, we must put an end to self-reliance - trusting in our own abilities to overcome difficulties, rise above challenges, escape tragedies, or achieve personal greatness." - Charles R Swindoll

"Hebrews 3:19 tells us why the children of Israel did not enter into the promised land. Their problem was the same thing that keeps children of God today from enjoying the full benefits of their salvation: UNBELIEF I point this out not to condemn; rather, my desire is to see the children of God fully possess all of their benefits in Christ." - Brian Williams

"Lament is a cry of belief in a good God, a God who has His ear to our hearts, a God who transfigures the ugly into beauty. Complaint is the bitter howl of unbelief in any benevolent God in this moment, a distrust in the love-beat of the Father's heart." - Ann Voskamp

"Whilst no people appears in history without the sign and palladium of a positive faith, without temple, altar, priesthood-that is to say, without a constituted religion-unbelief appears only under an individual form, sometimes proscribed, sometimes tolerated, seldom powerful, and never becoming established as the public and social expression of a nation." - Jean-Baptiste Henri Lacordaire

"Faith is like love, it cannot be forced. Therefore it is a dangerous operation if an attempt be made to introduce or bind it by state regulations; for, as the attempt to force love begets hatred, so also to compel religious belief produces rank unbelief." - Arthur Schopenhauer

"It is on the acceptance or rejection of the theory of the Unity of all in Nature, in its ultimate Essence, that mainly rests the belief or unbelief in the existence around us of other conscious beings besides the Spirits of the Dead." - Helena Petrovna Blavatsky

"The Holy Spirit cannot conquer the world with unbelief, nor can He save the world with a worldly Church. He calls for a crusade, a campaign, and an adventure of saving passion. For this enterprise He wants a separated, sanctified and sacrificial people." - Samuel Chadwick

"In Gilead, the narrator's friend's son describes himself not as an atheist but in "state of categorical unbelief." He says, "I don't even believe God doesn't exist, if you see what I mean." I pointed this passage out to Mom and said it closely matched my own views-I just didn't think about religion." - Will Schwalbe

"Get your texts from God - your thoughts, your words, from God... It is not great talents God blesses so much as great likeness to Jesus. A holy minister is an awful weapon in the hand of God. A word spoken by you when your conscience is clear, and your heart full of God's Spirit, is worth ten thousand words spoken in unbelief and sin." - Robert Murray M'Cheyne



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