One of my less pleasant chores when I was young was to read the Bible from one end to the other. Reading the Bible straight through is at least 70 percent discipline, like learning Latin. But the good parts are, of course, simply amazing. God is an extremely uneven writer, but when He’s good, nobody can touch Him.
—John W. Gardner (1912–2002) American Activist
Philosophical argument, especially that drawn from the vastness of the universe, in comparison with the apparent insignificance of this globe, has sometimes shaken my reason for the faith that is in me; but my heart has always assured and reassured me that the gospel of Jesus Christ must be a divine reality.
—Daniel Webster (1782–1852) American Statesman, Lawyer
Each generation of the church in each setting has the responsibility of communicating the gospel in understandable terms, considering the language and thought-forms of that setting.
—Francis Schaeffer (1912–84) American Presbyterian Religious Leader, Theologian, Philosopher
The gospel to me is simply irresistible.
—Blaise Pascal (1623–62) French Mathematician, Physicist, Theologian
It is Christ Himself, not the Bible, who is the true word of God. The Bible, read in the right spirit and with the guidance of good teachers, will bring us to Him. We must not use the Bible as a sort of encyclopedia out of which texts can be taken for use as weapons.
—C. S. Lewis (1898-1963) Irish-born British Academic, Author, Literary Scholar