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I believe in Christianity as I believe in the rising sun; not because I see it, but by it I can see all else.

Faith makes a Christian. Life proves a Christian. Trial confirms a Christian. Death crowns a Christian.
If Christians would really live according to the teachings of Christ, as found in the Bible, all of India would be Christian today.
He who begins by loving Christianity better than truth, will proceed by loving his own sect or church better than Christianity, and end in loving himself better than all.
The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting. It has been found difficult; and left untried.
Christianity is a battle not a dream.
Many people profess Christianity. Very few live it-almost none. And when you live it people may think you're crazy. It has been truthfully said that the world is equally shocked by one who repudiates Christianity as by one who practices it.
Christianity makes suffering contagious.
Christians are rare people on earth.
If you make a great deal of Christ, He will make a great deal of you; But it you make but little of Christ, He will make but little of you.
Two great European narcotics, alcohol and Christianity.
Being a Christian is more than just an instantaneous conversion; it is like a daily process whereby you grow to be more and more like Christ.
The glory of Christianity is to conquer by forgiveness.
Most of us spend the first six days of each week sowing wild oats; then we go to church on Sunday and pray for a crop failure.
Don't feel superior just because you go to church, it doesn't make you a Christian.
If Jesus Christ be God and died for me, then no sacrifice can be too great for me to make for Him.
Is your Christianity ancient history--or current events?
To be like Christ is to be a Christian.
Any hope that America would finally grow up vanished with the rise of fundamentalist Christianity. Fundamentalism, with its born-again regression, its pink-and-gold concept of heaven, its literal-mindedness, its rambunctious good cheer... its anti-intellectualism... its puerile hymns... and its faith-healing... are made to order for King Kid America.
Bear the Cross cheerfully and it will bear you.
Christianity is either relevant all the time or useless anytime. It is not just a phase of life; it is life itself.
The single greatest cause of atheism in the world today is Christians, who acknowledge Jesus with their lips, then walk out the door, and deny Him by their lifestyle. That is what an unbelieving world simply finds unbelievable
The trouble with some of us is that we have been inoculated with small doses of Christianity which keep us from catching the real thing.
The early Christian rules of life were not made to last, because the early Christians did not believe that the world itself was going to last.
A strong argument for the religion of Christ is this -- that offences against Charity are about the only ones which men on their death-beds can be made -- not to understand -- but to feel -- as crime.
Wherever there are walls I shall inscribe this eternal accusation against Christianity upon them -- I can write in letters which make even the blind see. I call Christianity the one great curse, the one great intrinsic depravity, the one great instinct for revenge for which no expedient is sufficiently poisonous, secret, subterranean, petty -- I call it the one immortal blemish of mankind.
I have had more trouble with myself than with any other man.
No egoism is so insufferable as that of the Christian with regard to his soul.
A good example is far better than a good precept.
A rule I have had for years is: to treat the Lord Jesus Christ as a personal friend. His is not a creed, a mere doctrine, but it is He Himself we have.
There were honest people long before there were Christians and there are, God be praised, still honest people where there are no Christians. It could therefore easily be possible that people are Christians because true Christianity corresponds to what they would have been even if Christianity did not exist.
The question is not How much may I indulge in and still be saved. God forbid! I must rather ask, What about Christ's will and the example I set for my fellow Christians?
The trouble with born-again Christians is that they are an even bigger pain the second time around.
People in general are equally horrified at hearing the Christian religion doubted, and at seeing it practiced.
How natural that the errors of the ancient should be handed down and, mixing with the principles and system which Christ taught, give to us an adulterated Christianity.
A Christian is nothing but a sinful man who has put himself to school for Christ for the honest purpose of becoming better.
Christianity has operated with an unmitigated arrogance and cruelty -- necessarily, since a religion ordinarily imposes on those who have discovered the true faith the spiritual duty of liberating the infidels.
The church that is man-managed instead of God-governed is doomed to failure. A ministry that is college-trained but not Spirit-filled works no miracles.
I am not a Catholic; but I consider the Christian idea, which has its roots in Greek thought and in the course of the centuries has nourished all of our European civilization, as something that one cannot renounce without becoming degraded.
A Christian is a man who feels repentance on Sunday for what he did on Saturday and is going to do on Monday.
Scratch the Christian and you find the pagan -- spoiled.
Christian means coming from Christ. Just as a Californian comes from California and a Bostonian is someone who comes from Boston, A Christian is one who comes from Christ.
The fear of hell, or aiming to be blest, savors too much of private interest.
Our brains are no longer conditioned for reverence and awe. We cannot imagine a Second Coming that would not be cut down to size by the televised evening news, or a Last Judgment not subject to pages of holier-than-thou second-guessing in The New York Review of Books.
Christianity, above all, has given a clear-cut answer to the demands of the human soul.
One ABC of Christianity: Always Be Cheerful [1 Thessalonians 5:16]
Christianity, with its doctrine of humility, of forgiveness, of love, is incompatible with the state, with its haughtiness, its violence, its punishment and its wars.
The Bible and the Church have been the greatest stumbling blocks in the way of women's emancipation.
Christianity provides a unified answer for the whole of life.
Here I swear, and as I break my oath may eternity blast me, here I swear that never will I forgive Christianity! It is the only point on which I allow myself to encourage revenge. Oh, how I wish I were the Antichrist, that it were mine to crush the Demon; to hurl him to his native Hell never to rise again -- I expect to gratify some of this insatiable feeling in Poetry.
The great difference between present-day Christianity and that of which we read in these letters is that to us it is primarily a performance, to them it was a real experience. To these men it is quite plainly the invasion of their lives by a new quality of life altogether. They do not hesitate to describe this as Christ living in them.
What if men take to following where He leads, weary of mumbling Athanasian creeds?
Christianity is the root of all democracy, the highest fact in the rights of men.
He spends his life explaining from his pulpit that the glory of Christianity consists in the fact that though it is not true it has been found necessary to invent it.
There are many of us that are willing to do great things for the Lord, but few of us are willing to do little things.
Never think that Jesus commanded a trifle, nor dare to trifle with anything He has commanded.
The real security of Christianity is to be found in its benevolent morality, in its exquisite adaptation to the human heart, in the facility with which its scheme accommodates itself to the capacity of every human intellect, in the consolation which it bears to the house of mourning, in the light with which it brightens the great mystery of the grave.
Christian life consists of faith and charity.
Regardless of the day or the hour; whether in seeming good times or bad, the Christian lives in the world for the good of the world and for the sake of the world.
Christianity will go. It will vanish and shrink. I needn't argue with that; I'm right and I will be proved right. We're more popular than Jesus now; I don't know which will go first -- rock and roll or Christianity.
The Three in One, the One in Three? Not so! To my own Gods I go. It may be they shall give me greater ease than your cold Christ and tangled Trinities.
God doesn't have any grandchildren.
Christianity is the highest perfection of humanity.
The Christianity which is shared is the Christianity which is convincing.
It is only when all our Christian ancestors are allowed to become our contemporaries that the real splendor of the Christian faith and the Christian life begins to dawn upon us.
I have now disposed of all my property to my family. There is one thing more I wish I could give them, and that is the Christian religion.
Real Christianity is lovely. There is a quality about a Spirit-filled, radiant Christian that draws and attracts others and causes them to enjoy favor with all the people. The truth is that the gospel is not nearly as offensive as some of its proponents!
A real Christian is a person who can give his pet parrot to the town gossip.
The Christian religion, though scattered and abroad will in the end gather itself together at the foot of the cross.
White people really deal more with God and black people with Jesus.
Christianity is completed Judaism or it is nothing.
No one is without Christianity, if we agree on what we mean by that word. It is every individual's individual code of behavior by means of which he makes himself a better human being than his nature wants to be, if he followed his nature only. Whatever its symbol -- cross or crescent or whatever -- that symbol is man's reminder of his duty inside the human race.
With two thousand years of Christianity behind him... a man can't see a regiment of soldiers march past without going off the deep end. It starts off far too many ideas in his head.
What the world requires of the Christians is that they should continue to be Christians.
I have a great mind to believe in Christianity for the mere pleasure of fancying I may be damned.
If there is any moral in Christianity, if there is anything to be learned from it, if the whole story is not profitless from first to last, it comes to this: that a man should back his own opinion against the world s.
Do you wish to find out the really sublime? Repeat the Lord's Prayer.
Christianity is art and not money. Money is its curse.
The test of Christian character should be that a man is a joy-bearing agent to the world.
Protestantism has the method of Jesus with His secret too much left out of mind; Catholicism has His secret with His method too much left out of mind; neither has His unerring balance, His intuition, His sweet reasonableness. But both have hold of a great truth, and get from it a great power.