Sermon quotes on doctrine

Christopher Dawson

It is clear that this essential Christian doctrine gives a new value to human nature, to human history and to human life which is not to be found in the other great oriental religions. 


Timothy Keller

Ironically, the insistence that doctrines do not matter is really a doctrine itself.


C. S. Lewis

The Christian “doctrines” are translations into our concepts and ideas of that which God has already expressed in language more adequate, namely the actual incarnation, crucifixion, and resurrection. 


C.S. Lewis

You must not do, you must not even try to do, the will of the Father unless you are prepared to ‘know of the doctrine’. 

C.S. Lewis

You must not do, you must not even try to do, the will of the Father unless you are prepared to ‘know of the doctrine’.


Francis Schaeffer

Biblical orthodoxy without compassion is surely the ugliest thing in the world.


Charles Spurgeon

Believing right doctrine will no more save you, than doing good works will save you.




D. Elton Trueblood

This historic Christian doctrine of the divinity of Christ does not simply mean that Jesus is like God.
It is far more radical than that. It means that God is like Jesus.


G.K. Chesterton

People have fallen into a foolish habit of speaking of orthodoxy as something heavy, humdrum, and safe. There never was anything so perilous or so exciting as orthodox. It was sanity: and to be sane is more dramatic than to be mad…it is easy to be a madman: it is easy to be a heretic. It is always easy to let the age have its head; the difficult thing is to keep one’s own. It is always easy to be a modernist; as it is easy to be a snob…It is always simple to fall; there are an infinity of angels at which one falls, only one at which one stands. To have fallen into any one of fads from Gnosticism to Christian Science would indeed have been obvious and tame. But to have avoided them all has been one whirling adventure; and in my vision the heavenly chariot flies thundering through the ages, the dull heresies sprawling and prostrate, the wild truth reeling but erect. 


Martyn Lloyd-Jones

I spend half my time telling Christians to study doctrine and the other half telling them doctrine is not enough.

Marilynne Robinson

Great theology is always a kind of giant and intricate poetry, like epic or saga. 

The Death of Adam

A.W. Tozer

The man of pseudo-faith will fight for his verbal creed but refuse flatly to allow himself to get in a predicament where his future must depend upon that creed being true. He always provides himself with secondary ways of escape; so that he will have a way out if the roof caves in. What we need very badly these days is a company of Christians who are prepared to trust God as completely now as they know that they must do at that last day.

George McDonald

To hold to a doctrine or an opinion with the intellect alone is not to believe it. A man’s real belief is that which he lives by.

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