Pertinent Quotes about the Bible

The Bible is not an end in itself, but a means to bring men to an intimate and satisfying knowledge of God, that they may enter into Him, that they may delight in His Presence, may taste and know the inner sweetness of the very God Himself in the core and center of their hearts.– A. W. Tozer

The Bible is the written word of God, and because it is written it is confined and limited by the necessities of ink and paper and leather. The Voice of God, however, is alive and free as the sovereign God is free. ‘The words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.’ The life is in the speaking words. God’s word in the Bible can have power only because it corresponds to God’s Word in the universe. It is the present Voice which makes the written word powerful. Otherwise it would lie locked in slumber within the covers of a book. –A. W. Tozer

To preach the Bible as ‘the handbook for life,’ or as the answer to every question, rather than as the revelation of Christ, is to turn the Bible into an entirely different book. This is how the Pharisees approached Scripture, as we can see clearly from the questions they asked Jesus. For the Pharisees, the Scriptures were a source of trivia for life’s dilemmas. –Michael Horton

That Bible on the table is a book to you. It is far more than a book to me. It speaks to me; it is as it were a person. — Napoleon Bonaparte

One of the many divine qualities of the Bible is that it does not yield its secrets to the irreverent and the censorious. –James I. Packer

The greatest proof that the Bible is inspired is that it has stood so much bad preaching. –A.T. Robertson

So great is my veneration for the Bible that the earlier my children begin to read it the more confident will be my hope that they will prove useful citizens of their country and respectable members of society. I have for many years made it a practice to read through the Bible once every year. –John Quincy Adams When you read God’s Word, you must constantly be saying to yourself, “It is talking to me, and about me. Soren Kierkegaard

One of these days some simple soul will pick up the Book of God, read it, and believe it. Then the rest of us will be embarrassed. Leonard Ravenhill

The word of God hidden in the heart is a stubborn voice to suppress. Billy Graham

If there is anything in my thought or style to commend, the credit is due to my parents for instilling in me an early love of the Scriptures. Daniel Webster

It is impossible to enslave mentally or socially a Bible-reading people. The principles of the Bible are the groundwork of human freedom. Horace Greeley

When you are reading a book in a dark room, and come to a difficult part, you take it to a window to get more light. So take your Bibles to Christ. Robert Murray M’Cheyne

To preach the Bible as ‘the handbook for life,’ or as the answer to every question, rather than as the revelation of Christ, is to turn the Bible into an entirely different book. This is how the Pharisees approached scripture, as we can see clearly from the questions they asked Jesus. For the Pharisees, the Scriptures were a source of trivia for life’s dilemmas. Michael Horton

The longer you read the Bible, the more you will like it; it will grow sweeter and sweeter; and the more you get into the spirit of it, the more you will get into the spirit of Christ. Romaine

The Bible is to me the most precious thing in the world just because it tells me the story of Jesus. George MacDonald

The Bible “A book worth more than all the other books that were ever printed” Patrick Henry

I saw more clearly than ever, that the first great and primary business to which I ought to attend every day was, to have my soul happy in the Lord. The first thing to be concerned about was not, how I might serve the Lord, how I might glorify the Lord; but how I might get my soul into a happy state, and how my inner man may be nourished…. I saw that the most important thing I had to do was to give myself to the reading of the Word of God and to meditation of it.
~ George Mueller of Bristol

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