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  • 20 of My Favorite Quotes About the Bible

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    Becoming more Christ-like, including recovering from various addictions, dysfunctions and character defects, necessitates an increasing familiarity and dependency on the authority of God’s Word. 

    You’ll find some of my favorite quotes about the Bible below. 

    I invite you to tell me some of your favorite quotes about the Bible, and perhaps why you like them. 


    1.  In all case, the Church is to be judged by the Scripture, not the Scripture by the Church.

    ― John Wesley


    2.  The Bible was composed in such a way that as beginners mature, its meaning grows with them.

    ― Augustine of Hippo


    3. The Bible was not given for our information but for our transformation.

    ― Dwight Lyman Moody


    4. A Bible that’s falling apart usually belongs to someone who isn’t.

    ― Charles H. Spurgeon


    5. The Bible will keep you from sin, or sin will keep you from the Bible.

    ― Dwight L Moody


    6. Within the covers of the Bible are the answers for all the problems men face.

    ― Ronald Reagan


    7. Defend the Bible? I would as soon defend a lion! Unchain it and it will defend itself.

     ― Charles Spurgeon


    8. When you read God’s Word, you must constantly be saying to yourself, “It is talking to me, and about me.”

    ― Soren Kierkegaard

    9. In most parts of the Bible, everything is implicitly or explicitly introduced with “Thus saith the Lord”. It is… not merely a sacred book but a book so remorselessly and continuously sacred that it does not invite — it excludes or repels — the merely aesthetic approach. You can read it as literature only by a tour de force… It demands incessantly to be taken on its own terms: it will not continue to give literary delight very long, except to those who go to it for something quite different. I predict that it will in the future be read, as it always has been read, almost exclusively by Christians.

     ― C.S. Lewis

    10. The Word of God well understood and religiously obeyed is the shortest route to spiritual perfection. And we must not select a few favorite passages to the exclusion of others. Nothing less than a whole Bible can make a whole Christian.

    ― AW. Tozer

    11. You may as well quit reading and hearing the Word of God, and give it to the devil, if you do not desire to live according to it.

    ― Martin Luther


    12. The word of God hidden in the heart is a stubborn voice to suppress.

    ― Billy Graham


    13. It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible.

    ― George Washington


    14. I am much afraid that schools will prove to be the great gates of hell unless they diligently labor in explaining the Holy Scriptures, engraving them in the hearts of youth. I advise no one to place his child where the scriptures do not reign paramount.

     ― Martin Luther


    15. It is impossible to enslave mentally or socially a Bible-reading people. The principles of the Bible are the groundwork of human freedom.

    ― Horace Greeley


    16. One of the many divine qualities of the Bible is that it does not yield its secrets to the irreverent and the censorious.

    ― James I. Packer


    17. When you are reading a book in a dark room, and come to a difficult part, you take it to a window to get more light. So take your Bibles to Christ.

    ― Robert Murray M’Cheyne


    18. The Bible is the written word of God, and because it is written it is confined and limited by the necessities of ink and paper and leather. The Voice of God, however, is alive and free as the sovereign God is free. ‘The words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.’ The life is in the speaking words. God’s word in the Bible can have power only because it corresponds to God’s Word in the universe. It is the present Voice which makes the written word powerful. Otherwise it would lie locked in slumber within the covers of a book.

    ― A. W. Tozer


    19. Shift from your mind conquering the Bible, down into surrender to the Spirit of God who will whisper to you what He meant by what He wrote.

    ― Martha Kilpatrick


    20. The Bible is not an end in itself, but a means to bring men to an intimate and satisfying knowledge of God, that they may enter into Him, that they may delight in His Presence, may taste and know the inner sweetness of the very God Himself in the core and center of their hearts.

    ― A. W. Tozer