Friday, January 28, 2011

Rich Mullins Quotes

Rich Mullins Quotes:

"Never forget what Jesus did for you. Never take lightly what it cost Him.
And never assume that if it cost Him His very life, that it won't also cost
you yours."

"So go out and live real good and I promise you'll get beat up real bad.
But, in a little while after you're dead, you'll be rotted away anyway. It's
not gonna matter if you have a few scars. It will matter if you didn't
live."

"It's so funny being a Christian musician. It always scares me when people
think so highly of Christian music, Contemporary Christian music especially.
Because I kinda go, I know a lot of us, and we don't know jack about
anything. Not that I don't want you to buy our records and come to our
concerts. I sure do. But you should come for entertainment. If you really
want spiritual nourishment, you should go to church...you should read the
Scriptures."

"We do not find happiness by being assertive. We don't find happiness by
running over people because we see what we want and they are in the way of
that happiness so we either abandon them or we smash them. The Scriptures
don't teach us to be assertive. The Scriptures teach us—and this is
remarkable—the Scriptures teach us to be submissive. This is not a popular
idea."

"I had a prof one time... He said, 'Class, you will forget almost everything
I will teach you in here, so please remember this: that God spoke to Balaam
through his ass, and He has been speaking through asses ever since. So, if
God should choose to speak through you, you need not think too highly of
yourself. And, if on meeting someone, right away you recognize what they
are, listen to them anyway'."

"I think if we were given the Scriptures, it was not so that we could prove
that we were right about everything. If we were given the Scriptures, it was
to humble us into realizing that God is right, and the rest of us are just
guessing."

"Christianity is not about building an absolutely secure little niche in the
world where you can live with your perfect little wife and your perfect
little children in your beautiful little house where you have no gays or
minority groups anywhere near you. Christianity is about learning to love
like Jesus loved and Jesus loved the poor and Jesus loved the broken."

"Bear in mind, children, that they listen to you because you are kids—not
because you are right. That's how our Father listens to us."

"We never understand what we're praying, and God, in His mercy, does not
answer our prayers according to our understanding, but according to His
wisdom."

"Yes, it's embarrassing to be born again, but imagine how embarrassing it
must have been to be born the first time. At least this time you get to wear
clothes!"

"We are not saved because we're good. We're good because we're saved. Never
forget what Jesus did for you."

"If you've ever known the love of God, you know it's nothing but reckless
and it's nothing but raging. Sometimes it hurts to be loved, and if it
doesn't hurt it's probably not love, may be infatuation. I think a lot of
American people are infatuated with God, but we don't really love Him, and
they don't really let Him love them. Being loved by God is one of the most
painful things in the world, it's also the only thing that can bring us
salvation and it's like everything else that is really wonderful, there's a
little bit of pain in it, little bit of hurt."

"It's just that for so many people that I know, Christianity's this matter
of ... it has everything to do with morals. Christianity is a religion about
morals. And they will even talk about Jesus. And they will say kids need to
know about Jesus so they won't smoke, drink, or dance, or go with girls that
do, and all that kind of thing. And I kinda go, 'That's not why people need
to know about Jesus. The only reason—the only possible excuse for talking
about Jesus is because we need a Savior.'"

"I am a Christian, not because someone explained the nuts and bolts of
Christianity to me, but because there were people willing to be nuts and
bolts."

"If you want a religion that makes sense, go somewhere else. But if you want
a religion that makes life, choose Christianity."

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