Friday, September 23, 2016

John R. Rice Quotes of the Week

A mother said to me, "Brother Rice, will you talk to my boy? You know how boys are, they will not listen to their own mothers." And I answered, "I listened to my mother." I know many boys who listen to their mothers. That depends on what kind of mother you are. The mother who is the right kind of mother, out-and-out for God, against sin, filled with the Spirit, loving, prayerful, waiting on God, filled with the love and kindness and patience and gentleness of Christ -such a mother boys will listen to. I know that fathers and mothers can have influence over their children if they begin early. And I believe that wives can always win their husbands, if they really mean business and do not wait too long. But Lot lost his wife and, as far as we know, she went to Hell. - John R. Rice

But the most real sin of Lot in this case was not in his wine-drinking. It was not in the adultery he committed. That was horrible, but he knew nothing of it. Back of all that was the greater sin; he had lost his touch with God, he had lost his influence with his daughters. Lot was a Christian. He did not have the joy of a Christian. He did not have the fruit of a Christian. - John R. Rice

Now the Spirit of God lives in the body of every Christian. No one need pray, "Holy Spirit, come and make Your home in my body." He does already. That is a part of salvation. - John R. Rice

Romans, chapter 8, verse 9, says, "But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his." After Christ has risen from the dead, anyone who does not have the Holy Spirit living within him is not saved. I am not talking about having a certain attitude, some indefinite attitude of mind or quality of your own heart. I mean the Holy Spirit - a Person - lives in the body of every Christian. - John R. Rice

Somebody said, "If I do so-and-so, the Holy Spirit won't be with me." Oh, yes He will. He is with you, going where you go. He may shut Himself into some secret shelf of your heart so that He doesn't talk to you, doesn't smile upon you when you sin and grieve Him. You read the Bible and it isn't sweet to your heart. But He is there. Always the Spirit of God is with you, if you have been converted. "Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his." Every Christian has Christ in him through the Holy Spirit and that is his hope of glory. - John R. Rice

The scientists and the educators, the self-styled wise men of this world, teach that man began at nothing, and from an amoeba in a swamp is climbing upward toward God: yea, that man is making himself a god. This Bible teaches that man was made by the hand of God and in the image of God and is going downward toward Hell! - John R. Rice

The government in every nation of the world is unsteady today. Kings fall, dictators rise to take over democracies which have rotted with the leprosy of sin. Not a government on the face of the earth today is steady and secure and untroubled. Human governments have always failed and are destined always to fall. - John R. Rice

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