No one else holds or has held the place in the heart of the world which Jesus holds. Other gods have been as devoutly worshipped; no other man has been so devoutly loved.
When I think of those who have influenced my life the most, I think not of the great but of the good.
Let a thing here be noted, that the prophet of God sometimes may teach treason against kings, and yet neither he nor such as obey the word, spoken in the Lord’s name by him, offend God.
Sleep not in sin, for vengeance is prepared against all disobedient. Flee from Babylon, if you will not be partakers of her plagues.
I have never once feared the devil, but I tremble every time I enter the pulpit.
Prayer is an earnest and familiar talking with God.
As the world is wearie of me so am I of it.
Although I never lack the presence and plain image of my own wretched infirmity, yet seeing sin so manifestly abounds in all estates, I am compelled to thunder out the threatenings of God against the obstinate rebels.
Conscience, Madam, requireth knowledge; and I fear that right knowledge ye have none.
Resistance to tyranny is obedience to God.
None have I corrupted, none have I defrauded; merchandise have I not made.
You cannot antagonize and influence at the same time.
I will keep the ground that God has given me and perhaps in his grace, he will ignite me again. But ignite me or not, in his grace, in his power, I will hold the ground.
About John Knox:
“John Knox’s dying words were, ‘Lord, grant true pastors to Thy kirk.’* Such was the last prayer of a great man without whom there would have been no America, no Puritans, no Pilgrims, no Scottish covenanters, no Presbyterians, no Patrick Henry, no Samuel Adams, no George Washington. Could it have been so simple? John Knox’s agenda was far from political. All he wanted were more pastors and elders. This is our agenda. Lord grant true pastors to Thy church!” Kevin Swanson
(*kirk, means “the churches”)
“When John Knox went upstairs to plead with God for Scotland, it was the greatest event in Scottish history.” Charles H. Spurgeon