J.C. Ryle Quotes

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J.C. Ryle Quotes

Nothing is so fickle and uncertain as popularity. It is here today and gone tomorrow. It is a sandy foundation, and sure to fail those who build upon it.
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To become a monk, or a nun, or to join a House of of Mercy, is not the high road to sanctification. True holiness does not make a Christian evade difficulties, but face and overcome them. Christ would have His people show that His grace is not a mere hot-house plant, which can only thrive under shelter, but a strong, hardy thing which can flourish in every relation of life. It is doing our duty in that state to which God has called us
like salt in the midst of corruption, and light in the midst of darkness
which is a primary element in sanctification.

— J.C. Ryle

Let it never surprise true Christians if they are slandered and misrepresented in this world. They must not expect to fare better than their Lord.

— J.C. Ryle

People are backsliders on their knees long before they backslide openly in the eyes of the world.

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Whatever others around you think, don't you ever be ashamed of being a Christian.

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A trial is an instrument by which our Father in heaven makes Christians more holy.

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Solid scriptural theology should be valued in the church. Books in which Scripture is reverently regarded as the only rule of faith and practice
books in which Christ and the Holy Ghost have their rightful office
books in which justification, and sanctification, and regeneration, and faith, and grace, and holiness are clearly, distinctly, and accurately delineated and exhibited, these are the only books which do real good. Few things need reviving more than a taste for such books as these among readers.

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A crucified Savior will never be content to have a self-pleasing, self-indulging, worldly-minded people.

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Unity without the gospel is a worthless unity; it is the very unity of hell.

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God has linked holiness and happiness; and what God has joined together we must not think to put asunder.

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The hand of the wicked can't stir one moment before God allows them to begin, and ... one moment after God commands them to stop.

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The person that goes regularly and intelligently to the Lord's Table finds it increasingly hard to yield to sin and conform to the world.

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The Christianity that saves is a thing personally grasped, personally experienced, personally felt and personally possessed.

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Am I honest? Am I sincere? Do I really desire first the praise of God?

— J.C. Ryle

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