Friday, November 25, 2016

John R. Rice Quotes of the Week

II Cor. 5:9 Wherefore we labour, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of him.
10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.
11 Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are made manifest unto God; and I trust also are made manifest in your consciences.
You say, "I won't be afraid of that." That is a strange thing. You go down a highway and a trooper or police siren sounds and your car is stopped. You stammer, "Well, Officer, w-w-was I g-g-going that fast? I-I-I...." You are scared of a traffic police officer; well don't think you won't tremble when you come to face Jesus Christ with a wasted life, with loved ones unsaved and unwarned! Oh, the wasted years? There will be tears of terror for Christians up in Heaven. Certainly, that is what the Scripture here teaches. Christians have to give an account. Tears of terror! - John R. Rice

He is not just a good man, not just a prophet, not just the lowly Nazarene. Jesus is God. And one of these glad days we will see Him. And when I see Jesus I won't shake hands with Him and call Him a nice Prophet and say, "I preached, too, Jesus." When I see Jesus I will fall on my face before Him. And if He will put His hands on my head an say, "Well done, faithful servant," that will be my crowning glory. And maybe He will let me kiss His feet. I say, I am not thinking about Jesus as a good man, or as a preacher, or a prophet. Jesus is God the Son, who came to be my Saviour and yours. - John R. Rice

Jesus is God the Son, who came to be my Saviour and yours.
You can take Him so if you will. And you ought to. Jesus is God. That means the unsaved must give an account to him. You must meet Jesus in judgment if you don't take Him as your Saviour, for all judgment is given unto His hands. He is the One on that Great White Throne judgment seat when lost sinners are brought from death and Hell and the grave, to face judgment there. And if you don't meet the tender, compassionate Saviour now who, in a sacrificial substitution, took your place, paid your debt, and made it so you could be forgiven, then you must meet Him as Judge with a stern face, and with eyes like fire that will bore into the wicked when He says, "Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels."
Jesus is God. - John R. Rice

I talked to a girl one time who said, "I don't accept Jesus as Saviour, but I pray."
I said, "To whom do you pray?"
"I pray to God the Father."
I said, "He won't listen to you, because John 14:6 says, ' man cometh unto the Father, but by me.' You can't say, 'Father, I spit on Your Son, but I like You very much.' No, you don't. You come by way of Jesus Christ if you ever expect to be saved. He is the Saviour." - - John R. Rice

What do you think Jesus thought about in those nine months when that little body was carried about in the womb of Mary? Then Jesus came into this world. He had all the limitations that we have. Jesus took the place of a Man; so He is the Son of Man. Some seventy-odd times Jesus called Himself "the Son of man." The Bible says He is not ashamed to call us brethren. He is one with us. The Bible says we can be heirs of god and joint heirs with Jesus. If Jesus, with a human body, goes to Heaven, then we, with human bodies, resurrected and glorified, can go to Heaven. So we consider Jesus as the Son of Man. That meant Jesus was tempted, tempted in all points. - John R. Rice

Jesus went forty days without food or water. It is a strange thing. He went forty days and did neither eat nor drink. Why? I think He wanted to be as weak as anybody ever is who is tempted of Satan. I think He wanted to say, "Don't be afraid Christians. I made Myself weak as any of you, and I licked the Devil with Scriptures. So can you. - John R. Rice

He had nowhere to lay His head. Not only that, but Jesus didn't have our conveniences. I thank God for a nice home, with three bedrooms. It is too good for an old sinner like me!
One time in Dallas I took dear Dr. H. A. Ironside out to dinner. He said, "Too good for sinners!"
But the Lord Jesus lived in poverty. Remember He said, "The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head." - John R. Rice

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