Friday, January 23, 2015

John R. Rice Quotes of the Week [this week]

Do not study the Bible with the counsel of the enemies of the Bible. The liberal who would take the crown of deity from the head of the Son of God, who would trample underfoot the atoning blood of our Saviour and who would take up the sneering question of Satan, "Yea, hath God said...?" is no fit teacher of God's Word. - John R. Rice

Here is God's simple way to be saved. You are a sinner, your heart is wrong, you cannot save yourself, you are already condemned. The thing you are to do then, to be saved, is to simply trust the Lord Jesus with that matter. When you do trust Him, then you have God's Promise, "Thou shalt be saved." - John R. Rice

You can believe that a certain physician is a good doctor when you are sick. You can believe that a certain man is a good lawyer without taking him as your lawyer to defend your case. You are not just to believe the truth about Jesus; you are to believe on Him, risk Him, trust Him; and when you do, you are saved. - John R. Rice

One cannot tell a Christian by his fruits because the first fruit, the main fruit of a Christian, is inside, and only God can see the heart. But you can tell a false prophet by his fruit, which is his prophecy--that which he teaches. You can tell a false teacher, and you have a right to judge a false teacher by his fruits, his teaching, the Bible says. [Mt. 7:15] - John R. Rice

You say, "I don't think so much of property rights as I do human rights." But property ownership is a human right. And God requires it. Any philosophy of government that violates this plain order of God--that people may earn or buy property and own it; people may buy it and keep it and use it, and may reap from it, and may invest in it, and earn from the investment--any philosophy that is against that, is against the Bible plan. - John R. Rice

What is the whole plan of Christ, The Bible Christianity? To save people from their sins. Oh, how often that comes up in the Bible! - John R. Rice

You may say, "I don't believe in Hell." What you believe and don't believe doesn't change it a particle. - John R. Rice

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