Friday, August 05, 2016

John R. Rice Quotes of the Week

One time when I was a boy, I asked, "Daddy, may I go to the Williams' home today?" It was on a Sunday and they had some young men about my age, and some girls. And my dad gave me a verse of Scripture: "Withdraw thy foot from thy neighbour's house; lest he be weary of thee, and so hate thee." I learned a lesson.
Another time I broke horses and trained them. One time dad said, "The merciful man shall be merciful to his beast." People ought to talk about the Bible.
In some homes you sit down to eat dinner and never talk about the Bible, never quote Scriptures, nor praise God for blessings. What a sad way to have a home. Teach the Scripture diligently to your children. - John R. Rice

 The Scriptures should be in your heart. In Matthew 4:4 Jesus said, "It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God." A Christian should know all the Bible. One should read it all at least every year. And a Christian should be familiar with the Bible so he can teach it diligently to his children. - John R. Rice

You don't have to let the Devil have your kids. They don't belong to the school; they belong to you. They don't belong to the government, the left-wingers; they belong to you. You must answer to God for them. I am saying, the public schools, a lot of the books your children are supposed to read, the dirty language used and such matters is something Christians ought not put up with. And you don't have to. Your children are yours and you are going to answer to God for them. The public school is an enemy. - John R. Rice

A very dear friend of mine, Louis Zuckerman, had spent eight years in a school of the Talmud preparing to be a Jewish Rabbi before leaving Russia for the United States. In Chicago, this Hebrew scholar taught in the Hebrew Institute. But familiar as he was with the Old Testament in the original Hebrew, he had never noticed Micah 5:2, promising that the Messiah should be born in Bethlehem in Judea, until he heard it in the First Methodist Church in Dallas, Texas.
He stormed out of the church declaring that the preacher was a liar and was deceiving the people, that no such promise was in the Old Testament. But back in his room he looked in his Hebrew Old Testament, and there it was!
As a result of that verse, he was convinced that Christ was the Messiah, and he accepted Him as his Saviour and soon became my intimate fried and was often in my home. - John R. Rice

In every detail Jesus died exactly as had been prophesied that the Messiah should die in the Old Testament prophecies written hundreds of years before! That could be no accident. Only a supernatural revelation from God could foretell hundreds of years ahead of time so many literal, accurate details without a single error.
The Bible is God's infallible Word! - John R. Rice

We ought to watch for Jesus' coming. We ought to expect His coming. But it is always wicked, it is a perversion of Scripture, for anybody to pretend he has inside information on the matter, and thinks he can know when Jesus is coming.
Down through the years false prophets have said things like that. They are always wrong. Nobody knows when He is coming. - John R. Rice 

If you get one basic fact settled, that is, that Christ's coming is imminent, impending, it may come today or at any moment, then you can know that it has to be before the tribulation time. And remember, now, the one thing Jesus said the most often about His second coming was that NOBODY COULD KNOW WHEN. He said, "Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh." - John R. Rice 

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