15 Quotes on Sanctification and Holiness

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“Jesus has now many lovers of the heavenly kingdom but few bearers of His cross.” Thomas à Kempis

“Christianity without discipleship is always Christianity without Christ.” Dietrich Bonhoeffer

“Consume my heart with the burning fire with which Yours is aflamed. Pour down on my soul those graces which flow from Your love. Let my heart be united with Yours. Let my will be conformed to Yours in all things. May Your Will be the rule of all my desires and actions.” Gertude the Great

“Accustom yourself continually to make many acts of love, for they enkindle and melt the soul.” Teresa of Avila

“The only thing made essential on the right wing of theology is forgiveness of the individual’s sins. On the left it is removal of social or structural evils. The current gospel then becomes a ‘gospel of sin management.’ Transformation of life and character is no part of the redemptive message.” Dallas Willard

“There is not one square inch of the entire creation about which Jesus Christ does not cry out, ‘This is mine! This belongs to me!'” Abraham Kuyper

“Christianity is not a collection of truths to be believed, of laws to be obeyed. Christianity is a person, one who loved us so much, one who calls for our love. Christianity is Christ.” Oscar Romero

“One does not surrender a life in an instant. That which is lifelong can only be surrendered in a lifetime.” Elisabeth Elliott

“Love God, serve God; everything is in that.” Clare of Assisi

“Those who make comfort the great subject of their preaching seem to mistake the end of their ministry. Holiness is the great end.” John Henry Newman

“Lose your life and you will save it. Submit to death, death of your ambitions and favorite wishes every day and death to your whole body in the end: submit with every fibre of your being, and you will find eternal life.” C. S. Lewis

“Conversion does not make us perfect, but it does catapult us into a total experience of discipleship that affects – and infects – every sphere of our living.” Richard J. Foster

“What Paul understands by holiness or sanctification (is) the learning in the present of the habits which anticipate the ultimate future.” N. T. Wright

“Our main doctrines, which include all the rest, are three: That of repentance, of faith, and of holiness. The first of these we account, as it were, the porch of religion; the next, the door; the third, religion itself.” John Wesley

“You cannot be half a saint; you must be a whole saint or no saint at all.” Therese of Lisieux

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