Quotes and Sayings about Scripture



"Now Heaven and Earth are older than the temples, and older than the Scriptures."
- Eden Ahbez
(Related: Earth, Heaven, Now)

"The sovereignty of scriptures of all religions must come to an end if we want to have a united integrated modern India."
- B. R. Ambedkar
(Related: End, United, Want)

"Sanctification is not to be understood here as a separation from ordinary use or consecration to some special use, although this meaning is often present in Scripture, sometimes referring to outward and sometimes to inward or effectual separation."
- William Ames
(Related: Meaning, Present, Scripture, Separation)

"The ordinary ministry is that which receives all of its direction from the will of God revealed in the Scriptures and from those means which God has appointed in the church for its continual edification."
- William Ames
(Related: God, Church, Direction, Will)

"They who are not induced to believe and live as they ought by those discoveries which God hath made in Scriptures would stand out against any evidence whatever, even that of a messenger sent express from the other world."
- Francis Atterbury
(Related: God, World)

"I have devoted my energies to the study of the scriptures, observing monastic discipline, and singing the daily services in church; study, teaching, and writing have always been my delight."
- Venerable Bede
(Related: Discipline, Church, Delight, Singing, Study, Teaching, Writing)

"After a long, impartial enquiry of the truth, and after much and earnest calling upon God, to give unto me the spirit and revelation in the knowledge of Him, I find myself obliged, both by the principles of reason and Scripture, to embrace the opinion I now hold forth."
- John Biddle
(Related: God, Truth, Knowledge, Opinion, Principles, Reason, Scripture, Spirit)

"The reason why I buy into the Democratic Party more than the Republican Party is because there are over 2,000 verses of Scripture that deal with responding to the needs of the poor."
- Tony Campolo
(Related: Needs, Party, Poor, Reason, Republican, Scripture)

"I see no room in holy Scripture for any sexual activity outside of matrimony."
- George Carey
(Related: Matrimony, Scripture)

"Scriptures and creeds may come to seem incredible, but faith will still go dancing on."
- Sydney Carter
(Related: Faith, Dancing, May, Will)

"This doctrine of Christ and of the apostles, from which the true faith of the primitive church was received, the apostles at first delivered orally, without writing, but later, not by any human counsel but by the will of God, they handed it on in the Scriptures."
- Martin Chemnitz
(Related: Faith, God, Church, Christ, Doctrine, First, Will, Writing)

"Therefore we examine with considerable diligence the consensus of the true, learned, and purer antiquity, and we love and praise the testimonies of the fathers which agree with the Scripture."
- Martin Chemnitz
(Related: Love, Diligence, Fathers, Praise, Scripture)

"For we can affirm with a good conscience that we have, after reading the Holy Scripture, applied ourselves and yet daily apply ourselves to the extent that the grace of the Lord permits to inquiry into and investigation of the consensus of the true and purer antiquity."
- Martin Chemnitz
(Related: Conscience, Grace, Investigation, Reading, Scripture)

"Each of our children during their high school years went to 'early morning seminary' - scripture study classes that met in the home of a church member every school day morning from 6:30 until 7:15."
- Clayton Christensen
(Related: Home, Church, Children, Day, School, Scripture, Study, Years)

"The Scriptures of the Old and New Testament, said an eminent scholar, have God for their Author, the Salvation of mankind for their end, and Truth without any mixture of error for their matter."
- Adam Clarke
(Related: God, Truth, End, Error, Mankind, New testament, Old, Salvation)

"Deeply consider that it is your duty and interest to read the Holy Scriptures."
- Adam Clarke
(Related: Duty, Interest)

"Men cannot make Scripture conform to their lifestyle; they must make their lifestyle conform to Scripture."
- Edwin Louis Cole
(Related: Men, Scripture)

"During my solitude, conflicting thoughts increased; but much exercise of soul had the effect of causing the scriptures to gain complete ascendancy over me."
- John Nelson Darby
(Related: Soul, Thoughts, Effect, Exercise, Gain, Solitude)

"But the more we search the Scriptures, the more we perceive, in this doctrine, the fundamental truth of the gospel - that truth which gives to redemption its character, and to all other truths their real power."
- John Nelson Darby
(Related: Power, Truth, Character, Doctrine)

"This truth of the gathering together of God's children is in Scripture seen realised in various localities, and in each central locality the Christians resident therein composed but one body: Scripture is perfectly clear on that head."
- John Nelson Darby
(Related: God, Truth, Children, Scripture)

"A dream is a scripture, and many scriptures are nothing but dreams."
- Umberto Eco
(Related: Dreams, Nothing, Scripture)

"It's the generally accepted privilege of theologians to stretch the heavens, that is the Scriptures, like tanners with a hide."
- Desiderius Erasmus
(Related: Privilege)

"He'd believe anything provided it's not in Holy Scripture."
- Douglas Feaver
(Related: Scripture)

"We must be both more conservative and more liberal than most students of Christian worship: conservative in holding exclusively to God's commands in Scripture as our rule of worship, and liberal in defending the liberty of those who apply those."
- John Frame
(Related: God, Christian, Conservative, Liberal, Liberty, Scripture, Students, Worship)

"To substitute Scripture for the self-revealing Spirit is to put the dead letter in the place of the living Word."
- Sebastian Franck
(Related: Living, Scripture, Self, Spirit, Word)

"It vexes me when they would constrain science by the authority of the Scriptures, and yet do not consider themselves bound to answer reason and experiment."
- Galileo Galilei
(Related: Science, Authority, Reason)

"I think that in the discussion of natural problems we ought to begin not with the Scriptures, but with experiments, and demonstrations."
- Galileo Galilei
(Related: Problems)

"Compare Scripture with Scripture. False doctrines, like false witnesses, agree not among themselves."
- William Gurnall
(Related: Scripture)

"No doubt one may quote history to support any cause, as the devil quotes scripture."
- Learned Hand
(Related: History, Cause, Devil, Doubt, May, Quotes, Scripture, Support)

"But every great scripture, whether Hebrew, Indian, Persian, or Chinese, apart from its religious value will be found to have some rare and special beauty of its own; and in this respect the original Bible stands very high as a monument of sublime poetry and of artistic prose."
- Lafcadio Hearn
(Related: Beauty, Poetry, Bible, Monument, Prose, Religious, Respect, Scripture, Value, Will)

"The Scriptures were written, not to make us astronomers, but to make us saints."
- Matthew Henry
(Related: Saints)

"That I feel a desire, my friends, that we in this latter day of the world, in which light is fast spreading, that we should be willing to attend to those portions of the Scriptures of truth that direct us home to the foundation."
- Elias Hicks
(Related: Home, Truth, Day, Desire, Friends, Light, World)

"In reading the scriptures of truth, we often put wrong constructions upon them, and apply them improperly; and I apprehend it has often been the case in relation to this portion, particularly that part in relation to man's seeking out many inventions."
- Elias Hicks
(Related: Truth, Inventions, Man, Reading, Wrong)

"Well, of course it was a very trying time for me, and fortunately I had a lot of people who were supportive. A lot of people who were writing and calling and saying they were praying for me. Some people sent me Scripture, and that helped."
- Anita Hill
(Related: Time, People, Saying, Scripture, Trying, Writing)

"However, I am willing to hear what you can produce from Scripture in favor of any kind of slavery."
- Samuel Hopkins
(Related: Scripture, Slavery)

"In a word, if any kind of slavery can be vindicated by the Holy Scriptures, we are already sure our making and holding the Negroes our slaves, as we do, cannot be vindicated by any thing we can find there, but is condemned by the whole of divine revelation."
- Samuel Hopkins
(Related: Slavery, Word)

"These Scriptures, therefore, are infinitely far from justifying the slavery under consideration; for it cannot be made to appear that one in a thousand of these slaves has done any thing to forfeit his own liberty."
- Samuel Hopkins
(Related: Consideration, Liberty, Slavery)

"The Lord knows that I could not open scripture; he must by his prophetical office open it unto me. So after that being unsatisfied in the thing, the Lord was pleased to bring this scripture out of the Hebrews."
- Anne Hutchinson
(Related: Being, Office, Open, Scripture)

"For you see this scripture fulfilled this day and therefore I desire you as you tender the Lord and the church and commonwealth to consider and look what you do."
- Anne Hutchinson
(Related: Church, Day, Desire, Scripture)

"What Jerry has done, in a masterful way, is go through and select portions of the Scripture and put words in Jesus' mouth that are legitimate because they already appear in the Bible."
- Tim LaHaye
(Related: Bible, Scripture, Words)

"Scripture suggests that the elements in space were created for the benefit of earth, while evolution suggests that earth is an insignificant speck in vast space."
- Walter Lang
(Related: Earth, Evolution, Scripture, Space)

"But, when Scripture makes a clear distinction between the act of creation and the process of preservation, we cannot accept the idea of a progressive creation process."
- Walter Lang
(Related: Idea, Act, Creation, Scripture)

"I am afraid that the schools will prove the very gates of hell, unless they diligently labor in explaining the Holy Scriptures and engraving them in the heart of the youth."
- Martin Luther
(Related: Heart, Hell, Labor, Schools, Will, Youth)

"Public utility pleads most forcibly for the general distribution of the Holy Scriptures."
- James McHenry
(Related: Public)

"By reading the scriptures I am so renewed that all nature seems renewed around me and with me. The sky seems to be a pure, a cooler blue, the trees a deeper green. The whole world is charged with the glory of God and I feel fire and music under my feet."
- Thomas Merton
(Related: Music, Nature, God, Feet, Fire, Glory, Reading, Sky, Trees, World)

"All anger is not sinful, because some degree of it, and on some occasions, is inevitable. But it becomes sinful and contradicts the rule of Scripture when it is conceived upon slight and inadequate provocation, and when it continues long."
- Wilson Mizner
(Related: Anger, Scripture)

"It is a common temptation of Satan to make us give up the reading of the Word and prayer when our enjoyment is gone; as if it were of no use to read the Scriptures when we do not enjoy them, and as if it were no use to pray when we have no spirit of prayer."
- George Muller
(Related: Enjoyment, Prayer, Reading, Satan, Spirit, Temptation, Word)

"In the divine Scriptures, there are shallows and there are deeps; shallows where the lamb may wade, and deeps where the elephant may swim."
- John Owen
(Related: May)

"A true servant of God will never teach a false doctrine. He will never deny new revelation. He never will tell you that the canon of scripture is full, or that the New Testament is the last revelation ever intended to be given to man."
- Orson Pratt
(Related: God, Doctrine, Man, New testament, Scripture, Will)

"The Resistance is a moral certainty, not a poetic one. The true poet never uses words in order to punish someone. His judgment belongs to a creative order; it is not formulated as a prophetic scripture."
- Salvatore Quasimodo
(Related: Certainty, Judgment, Order, Scripture, Words)

"The inspired Scriptures make the clear distinction between false and true riches and make plain the reason why happiness is gained and fully enjoyed only by those who find true riches."
- Joseph Franklin Rutherford
(Related: Happiness, Reason)

"In early church polemics, Jews are deemed no longer worthy of their own Scriptures because they have failed to accept Christ as the Messiah."
- Jack Schwartz
(Related: Church, Christ)

"The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose."
- William Shakespeare
(Related: Purpose, Devil, Scripture)

"The lines of poetry, the period of prose, and even the texts of Scripture most frequently recollected and quoted, are those which are felt to be preeminently musical."
- William Shenstone
(Related: Poetry, Prose, Scripture)

"No man can in any measure resemble the scripture saints."
- Charles Simeon
(Related: Man, Measure, Saints, Scripture)

"More people are troubled by what is plain in Scripture than by what is obscure."
- Roy L. Smith
(Related: People, Scripture)

"There have been no sects in the Christian world, however absurd, which have not endeavoured to support their opinions by arguments drawn from Scripture."
- Laurence Sterne
(Related: Christian, Arguments, Opinions, Scripture, Support, World)

"Some extremists take elements of the sacred scriptures out of context."
- Cat Stevens
"If it squares with the Scripture, then let's go. If it's in conflict with the Scripture, then it's heresy."
- Randall Terry
(Related: Conflict, Heresy, Scripture)

"A Christianity that is in conflict with the Scriptures isn't Christianity at all."
- Randall Terry
(Related: Christianity, Conflict)

"Christians take Scriptures out of context to try to justify or to vindicate retreat and cowardice."
- Randall Terry
(Related: Cowardice)

"Arguments about Scripture achieve nothing but a stomachache and a headache."
- Tertullian
(Related: Arguments, Nothing, Scripture)

"Many things there be in the scripture, which have a carnal fulfilling, even there where they be spoken or done; and yet have another spiritual signification, to be fulfilled long after in Christ and his kingdom, and yet never known till the thing be done."
- William Tyndale
(Related: Christ, Scripture, Spiritual)

"I perceived how that it was impossible to establish the lay people in any truth except the Scripture were plainly laid before their eyes in their mother tongue."
- William Tyndale
(Related: Mother, Truth, People, Eyes, Scripture, Tongue)

"The last great delusion is soon to open before us. Antichrist is to perform his marvelous works in our sight So closely will the counterfeit resemble the true that it will be impossible to distinguish between them except by the Holy Scriptures."
- Ellen G. White
(Related: Delusion, Open, Sight, Will)

"Scripture makes it clear to me that there is an obligation to speak out on behalf of those being persecuted."
- Frank R. Wolf
(Related: Being, Obligation, Scripture)

"Judaism has always been a strong interest of mine. My two sons speak Hebrew and are familiar with the scriptures and with rabbinic literature. This is the way we live."
- Herman Wouk
(Related: Interest, Judaism, Literature, Sons)