John Stott (April 27, 1921 – July 27, 2011) was an English professor, theologian, author, and cleric who became an influential voice in the modern evangelical movement. His book ‘Basic Christianity‘ is still read in seminaries around the world. Here are my top 10 favorite quotes from John Stott.
“We must be global Christians with a global vision because our God is a global God.”
“Every Christian should be both conservative and radical; conservative in preserving the faith and radical in applying it.”
“We must allow the Word of God to confront us, to disturb our security, to undermine our complacency and to overthrow our patterns of thought and behavior.”
“Before we can begin to see the cross as something done for us, we have to see it as something done by us.”
“Why is it that some Christians cross land and sea, continents and cultures, as missionaries? What on earth impels them? It is not in order to commend a civilization, an institution or an ideology, but rather a person, Jesus Christ, whom they believe to be unique. ”
“Social responsibility becomes an aspect not of Christian mission only, but also of Christian conversion. It is impossible to be truly converted to God without being thereby converted to our neighbor.”
“The truth is that there are such things as Christian tears, and too few of us ever weep them.”
“Good conduct arises out of good doctrine.”
“Perhaps the transformation of the disciples of Jesus is the greatest evidence of all for the resurrection.”
“[E]very heresy is due to an overemphasis upon some truth, without allowing other truths to qualify and balance it.”
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