The modern dilemma is essentially a spiritual one, and every one of its main aspects, moral, political and scientific, brings us back to the need of a religious solution.
There is a God shaped vacuum in the heart of every man which cannot be filled by any created thing, but only by God, the Creator, made known through Jesus.
Faith is a state of openness or trust.
My idea of heaven is a place where the Tyne meets the Delta, where folk music meets the blues.
If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him.
In faith there is enough light for those who want to believe and enough shadow for those who don't.
Sir, my concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God's side, for God is always right.
I had therefore to remove knowledge, in order to make room for belief.
Where there's hope, there's life. It fills us with fresh courage and makes us strong again.
For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.
It is quite useless knocking at the door of heaven for earthly comfort. It's not the sort of comfort they supply there.
When you pray for anyone you tend to modify your personal attitude toward him.
While you are proclaiming peace with your lips, be careful to have it even more fully in your heart.
He who knoweth his own self, knoweth God.
God sleeps in the rock, dreams in the plant, stirs in the animal, and awakens in man.
We may be surprised at the people we find in heaven. God has a soft spot for sinners. His standards are quite low.
As the poet said, 'Only God can make a tree' - probably because it's so hard to figure out how to get the bark on.
You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us. And the world will live as one.
That man has reached immortality who is disturbed by nothing material.
I cannot persuade myself that a beneficent and omnipotent God would have designedly created parasitic wasps with the express intention of their feeding within the living bodies of Caterpillars.
We can only know God well when we know our own sin. And those who have known God without knowing their wretchedness have not glorified Him but have glorified themselves.