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Kirk's Favourite Quotes


Kirk kinda' collects quotes. The Lord has used many people over the years, and we can certainly learn from them. Here are some of the quotes Kirk likes the most:

"If there be any one point in which the Christian church ought to keep its fervor at a white heat, it is concerning missions. If there be anything about which we cannot tolerate lukewarmness, it is the matter of sending the Gospel to a dying world."
Charles Haddon Spurgeon

"O my friends, we are loaded down with countless church activities, while the real work of the church – that of evangelizing and winning the lost – is almost entirely neglected."
Oswald J. Smith

"If sinners will be damned, at least let them leap to Hell over our bodies. And if they will perish, let them perish with our arms about their knees, imploring them to stay. If Hell must be filled, at least let it be filled in the teeth of our exertions, and let not one go there unwarned or unprayed for."
Charles Haddon Spurgeon

"Satan, the god of all dissension stirs up daily new sects. And last of all which of all others I should never have foreseen or once suspected, he has raised up a sect such as teach that men should not be terrified by the law, but gently exhorted by the preaching of the grace of Christ."
Martin Luther

"I do not believe that any man can preach the gospel who does not preach the Law. Lower the Law and you dim the light by which man perceives his guilt; this is a very serious loss to the sinner rather than a gain; for it lessens the likelihood of his conviction and conversion. I say you have deprived the gospel of its ablest auxiliary [its most powerful weapon] when you have set aside the Law. You have taken away from it the schoolmaster that is to bring men to Christ . . . They will never accept grace till they tremble before a just and holy Law. Therefore the Law serves a most necessary purpose, and it must not be removed from its place."
Charles Haddon Spurgeon

"You have nothing to do but to save souls. Therefore spend and be spent in this work. And go not only to those that need you, but to those that need you most…It is not your business to preach so many times, and to take care of this or that society; but to save as many souls as you can; to bring as many sinners as you possibly can to repentance."
John Wesley

"It is absolutely necessary to the preaching of the Gospel of Christ that men be warned as to what will happen to them if they die in their sins. Ho, ho sir surgeon, you are too delicate to tell the man that he is ill! You hope to heal the sick without their knowing it. You therefore flatter them; and what happens? They laugh at you; they dance upon their own grave. At last they die! Your delicacy is cruelty; your flatteries are poisons; you are a murderer. Shall we keep men in a fool's paradise? Shall we lull them into soft slumbers from which they will awake in hell? Are we to become helpers of their damnation by our smooth speeches? In the name of God we will not."
Charles Spurgeon

"First, then, before you can speak peace to your hearts, you must be made to see, made to feel, made to weep over, made to bewail, your actual transgressions against the Law of God."
George Whitfield

"If there existed only one man or woman who did not love the Saviour, and if that person lived amoung the wilds of Siberia, and if it were necessary that all of the millions of believers on the face of the earth should journey there, and every one of them plead with him to come to Jesus before he could be converted, it would be worth all the zeal, labour, and expense. If we had to preach to thousands year after year, and never rescued but one soul, that one soul would be full reward for all our labour, for a soul is of countless price."
Charles Haddon Spurgeon

"I believe I never was more acceptable to my Master than when I was standing to teach those hearers in the open fields...I now preach to ten times more people than I should, if had been confined to the Churches."
George Whitefield

"No man will ever put on the robe of Christ's righteousness till he is stripped of his own fig leaves, nor will he wash in the fount of mercy till he perceives his filthiness. Therefore, my brethren, we must not cease to declare the Law, its demands, its threatnings, and the sinner's multiplied transgressions of it."
Charles Haddon Spurgeon

"Christ's call is to save the lost, not the stiff-necked; He came not to call scoffers but sinners to repentance; not to build and furnish comfortable chapels, churches, and cathedrals at home in which to rock Christian professors to sleep by means of clever essays, stereotyped prayers, and artistic musical performances, but to capture men from the devil's clutches and the very jaws of Hell. This can be accomplished only by a red-hot, unconventional, unfettered devotion, in the power of the Holy Spirit, to the Lord Jesus Christ."
C. T. Studd

"We must school and train ourselves to deal personally with the unconverted. We must not excuse ourselves, but force ourselves to the irksome task until it becomes easy."
Charles Haddon Spurgeon

"A gospel which merely says, 'Come to Jesus,' and offers Him as a friend, and offers a marvelous new life, without convincing of sin, is not New Testament evangelism. (The essence of evangelism is to start by preaching the Law; and it is because the Law has not been preached that we have had so much superficial evangelism.) True evangelism... must always start by preaching the law. The trouble with people who are not seeking for a Savior, and for salvation, is that they do not understand the nature of sin. It is the peculiar function of the Law to bring such an understanding to a man's mind and conscience. That is why great evangelical preachers 300 years ago in the time of the puritans, and 200 years ago in the time of Whitfield and others, always engaged in what they called a preliminary law work."
Dr. Martin Lloyd-Jones

"To be laughed at is no great hardship to me. I can delight in scoffs and jeers. Caricatures, lampoons, and slanders are my glory. But that you should turn from your own mercy, this is my sorrow. Spit on me, but, oh, repent! Laugh at me, but, oh, believe in my Master. Make my body as the dirt of the streets, but damn not your own souls!"
Charles Haddon Spurgeon

"We give ourselves to prayer. We preach a gospel that saves to the uttermost, and we witness to its power. We do not argue about worldliness; we witness. We do not discuss philosophy; we preach the gospel. We do not speculate about the destiny of sinners; we pluck them as brands from the burning. We ask no man's patronage. We beg for no man's money. We fear no man's frown. Let no man join us who is afraid, and we want none but those who are saved, sanctified, and aflame."
Samuel Chadwick

"The chief danger of the 20th-century church is that it will be a religion without the Holy Spirit; a Christianity without Christ; salvation without regeneration; forgiveness without repentance; and a heaven without a hell."
General William Booth

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