07 June, 2013
Leonard Ravenhill Quotes On Repentance
"The first epistle of John is merely an exposition of the new birth." ~ Leonard Ravenhill
"Holiness is not a luxury, it's a necessity. If you're not holy, you'll never make it to Heaven [Heb. 12:14]." ~ Leonard Ravenhill
"Without holiness, no one shall see the Lord. Jesus didn't die to save us from Hell. That's a fringe benefit! He died to get total occupation of us. To be holy in speech…in actions…in everything. We want to give God our lousy sins. What do you think He does with them? He wants your will…He wants that career of yours…He wants that selfish heart not to live in selfishness." ~ Leonard Ravenhill
"If weak in prayer, we are weak everywhere." ~ Leonard Ravenhill
"A sinning man stops praying; a praying man stops sinning." ~ Leonard Ravenhill
"If you tell me this, I'll tell you how spiritual you are: will you tell me how much you pray. Brother, I'm not interested if you're booked up ten years; I'm not concerned about how many books you've read, how many doctorates you have or how large your church is, tell me how much you pray!" ~ Leonard Ravenhill
"If Jesus had preached the same message that ministers preach today, He would never have been crucified." ~ Leonard Ravenhill
"What's the condition of America like, spiritually, tonight? Zero. Why? Because we've got blind men coming out of seminaries. Men there don't teach them; they don't hear a word about Hell. They're blind themselves, and as blind men, they lead the blind and they go to Hell." ~ Leonard Ravenhill, sermon, "Hell has No Exits."
"You won't become a saint by studying your Bible; you'll become a saint by living it." ~ Leonard Ravenhill, sermon, "Hell has No Exits."
"Are the things you are living for worth Christ dying for?" ~ Leonard Ravenhill
"The cross is going to judge everything in your life: your eating, your drinking, your sleeping, your spending, your talking. Everything is cross-examined!" ~ Leonard Ravenhill
"They're called in the Scripture the Beatitudes. You know why they're called the Beatitudes without being prestigious? Because they should be the attitudes of every believer. That's the normal Christian life, not the abnormal Christian life. The normal Christian life is holiness." ~ Leonard Ravenhill, sermon, "Hell has No Exits."
"If you're going to be a true Christian, I'll tell you one thing amongst others: it'll be a lonely life. It's a narrow way and it becomes narrower and narrower and narrower." ~ Leonard Ravenhill
"Great eagles fly alone; great lions hunt alone; great souls walk alone—alone with God. Such loneliness is hard to endure, and impossible to enjoy unless God accompanied. Prophets are lone men; they walk alone, pray alone and God makes them alone." ~ Leonard Ravenhill, sermon, "Why Revival Tarries."
"All you have to do is get in a closer walk with God and you'll find your enemies are in your own church." ~ Leonard Ravenhill
"If a Christian is not having tribulation in the world, there's something wrong!" ~ Leonard Ravenhill
"Why in God's name do you expect to be accepted everywhere? How is it the world couldn't get on with the holiest man that ever lived, and it can get on with you and me?" ~ Leonard Ravenhill
"The early Church was married to poverty, prisons and persecutions. Today, the church is married to prosperity, personality, and popularity." ~ Leonard Ravenhill
"We have too many preacherettes preaching too many sermonettes to too many Christianettes smoking cigarettes." ~ Leonard Ravenhill
"The best title of the [professing] church of God today, in my judgment, is 'Unbelieving Believers.'" ~ Leonard Ravenhill
"You know, we're the most undisciplined generation the world has ever known…how many of you are disciplined? How many go to bed at the same time every night, get up every morning at the same time? How do you discipline your appetites, how do you discipline your tongue? We're the most weak, effeminate Christianity the world has ever had—no wonder nobody wants it. It has no strength, it has no character…" ~ Leonard Ravenhill, sermon, "Hell has No Exits."
"The king in America…you say there isn't one. Yes there is, his name is King Sport and his wife is Queen Entertainment." ~ Leonard Ravenhill
"Entertainment is the devil's substitute for joy. The more joy you have in the Lord the less entertainment you need…when you can say, 'Thou, O Christ, art all I want.' But listen, be careful: it may strip you of everything else you have; you may lose some of your best friends who think you're fanatical; they don't mind you being kind or good, but you become holy and zealous…" ~ Leonard Ravenhill
"Your doctrine can be as straight as a gun barrel…and just as empty!" ~ Leonard Ravenhill
"He cried and said, 'Father Abraham, have mercy on me and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue.' You know what? That man is going to be chewing his own tongue for a million years [in Hell] and he'll see people sitting at the marriage supper of the Lamb drinking the wine of the ages." ~ Leonard Ravenhill, sermon, "Hell has No Exits."
"The sinner's prayer has sent more people to Hell than all the bars in America." ~ Leonard Ravenhill