Theological God Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 60 Quotes About Theological God

#1. Almsgiving, according to the Gospel, is not mere philanthropy; rather it is a concrete expression of charity, a theological virtue that demands interior conversion to love of God and neighbor, in imitation of Jesus Christ, who, dying on the cross, gave his entire self for us. - Author: Pope Benedict XVI
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#2. Divinity for the sake of the simple-minded is beautiful. Those theological assertions you write, say, or live by that you later feel foolish about, it means God still lives in you enough to tell you that they were indeed foolish. By mistakes you know you are alive. - Author: Criss Jami
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#3. There are dozens of references to God in the Scriptures for every one to the figure of Satan. This reflects a sometimes forgotten theological truth that the devil is by no means God's counterpart. He is a creature, not the Creator. - Author: John Ortberg
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#4. I take comfort in knowing that it was the shepherds to whom the angels appeared when they announced Christ's birth. Invariably throughout the course of history, God has appeared to people on the fringes. It's nice to find theological justification for your quirks. - Author: Rich Mullins
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#5. True contemplation is not a psychological trick but a theological grace. It can come to us ONLY as a gift, and not as a result of our own clever use of spiritual techniques. - Author: Thomas Merton
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#6. I think that technology is essentially a continuation of a divestment of theological power that's been happening since The Enlightenment. It's the idea that God can see and hear everything. - Author: Joshua Cohen
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#7. Theological formation is the gradual and often painful discovery of God's incomprehensibility. You can be competent in many things, but you cannot be competent in God. - Author: Henri J.M. Nouwen
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#8. Given that sexual orientation is innate and that we are all, in theological terms, children of God, to deny access to some sacraments based on sexuality is as wrong as denying access to some sacraments based on race or gender. - Author: Jon Meacham
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#9. Legalists and theological experts with "lips close to God and hearts far away from him" (Isa. 29:13). The world hardly needs more of these. - Author: Dallas Willard
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#10. When God saved me, He gave me a thirst to learn and to read and to study. I thrived in college. I got a bachelor's degree in philosophy and then went to Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando. - Author: Tullian Tchividjian
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#11. The primary theological fact about prayer is this: We address a triune God, and our prayers can be heard only through the distinct work of every person in the Godhead. - Author: Timothy J. Keller
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#12. St. Paul would say to the philosophers that God created man so that he would seek the Divine, try to attain the Divine. That is why all pre-Christian philosophy is theological at its summit. - Author: Hans Urs Von Balthasar
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#13. A theological thought can breathe only in the atmosphere of dialogue with God. - Author: Helmut Thielicke
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#14. Sacrifice is the first element of religion, and resolves itself in theological language into the love of God. - Author: James Anthony Froude
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#15. Theological study offers a level of thinking about God recalling the insight of Abraham Heschel who noted that thinking without roots will bear flowers, but not fruits. - Author: Anonymous
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#16. I do not have deep theological understanding or opinion, but I do not read the Bible as the literal word of God. - Author: Anne Lamott
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#17. Christian hope is not a ghost and it does not deceive. It is a theological virtue and therefore, ultimately, a gift from God that cannot be reduced to optimism, which is only human. God does not mislead hope; God cannot deny himself. God is all promise. - Author: Pope Francis
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#18. I wouldn't burden any decent system of faith by participating in it ... I'm not agnostic. Just nonpartisan. Theological Switzerland, that's me. - Author: Jim Butcher
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#19. I believe the causes that create them [serial killers] are theological in nature, rather than societal. I believe they make a conscious choice to erase God's thumbprint from their souls. - Author: James Lee Burke
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#20. There is no simple theological answer to pain; the answer is a relationship with God in the midst of pain. Those who need things in neat little black-and-white packages cannot tolerate such a faith. - Author: Henry Cloud
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#21. Theologians have a great problem because they're seeking to speak about God. Since God is the ground of everything that is, there's a sense in which every human inquiry is grist to the theological mill. Obviously, no theologian can know everything. - Author: John Polkinghorne
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#22. If she had some level of theism, we might have a shared theological root from which I could shape holy words. - Author: Thomm Quackenbush
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#23. The Pharisees lacked - and what we Christians have all too often lacked - is grace. We must never let our theological disagreements get in the way of showing God's unconditional, overpowering grace to everyone we meet. - Author: Justin Lee
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#24. See that's where it falls apart for me!" Anne cried. "What sticks in my throat is that God gets the credit but never the blame. I just can't swallow that kind of theological candy. Either God's in charge or he's not ... - Author: Mary Doria Russell
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#25. This is the God Nietzsche said had to be killed because nobody can tolerate being made into a mere object of absolute knowledge and absolute control. This is the deepest root of atheism. It is an atheism which is justified as the reaction against theological theism and its disturbing implications.8 - Author: James Carroll
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#26. In the garden of the soul, the virtues of faith, hope, and love form the centerpiece. Traditionally called theological virtues, they come as free gifts from God and draw us to God. We cannot earn these virtues; God has already freely planted them in our soul. - Author: Robert Morneau
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#27. I believe in God, but not in any rational or theological scope. - Author: Dan Fogelberg
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#28. Religious sects, established and marginal, and some newly invented for the purpose, were dissecting the theological implications of the Message. Some thought it was from God, and some from the Devil. Astonishingly, some were even unsure. - Author: Carl Sagan
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#29. The theological virtue of charity is the mysterious power, communicated by grace, to love as God loves. - Author: Michel Quoist
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#30. Your Promised Land is the place where God's personalized promises over your life become a living reality rather than a theological theory. - Author: Beth Moore
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#31. To be a Christian is to be a theologian - a student of God and his will. The church is where believers should be nurtured in the practice of correct theology. The contemporary disdain for theological content and emphasis on self-image and emotions were not shared by the apostolic church. - Author: R.C. Sproul
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#32. We can talk about God's justice and love from now to the end of time. But until our theological discourse engages white supremacy in a way that empowers poor people to fight the monster, then our theology is not worth the paper it is written on. In - Author: Frederick W. Schmidt Jr.
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#33. God has hardwired me to thoroughly enjoy and be sharpened by good and friendly theological discussion about the gospel. - Author: Tullian Tchividjian
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#34. (Note: If you don't appreciate a little humor in the midst of critically important theological issues, you may not have come to the same conclusion I have, which is this: I don't have to take myself too seriously in order to take God seriously.) - Author: Angie Smith
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#35. If a man cannot serve two masters, neither can Christianity, or several thousand of them as the case may be. - Author: E.A. Bucchianeri
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#36. Many readers fail to realize this, but 'The Color Purple' is a theological text. It is about the reclamation of one's original God: the earth and nature. - Author: Alice Walker
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#37. In his sufferings, Job has learned that God is greater than his theology. This is a truth we all need to learn. We tend to think we know how God will act in every situation. And the moment we have God neatly confined in our little theological box. He does something surprising! - Author: Ray C. Stedman
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#38. We imagine that our theological/conceptual systems are the means by which we know God as God is. I truly believe that such postures and perspectives put us in danger of conceptual idolatry, worshiping our ideas of and frameworks for God. - Author: Tim Keel
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#39. Questions about God's existence, self disclosure, saving action and almighty power reminded me of my inadequacies. For me the theo in theology had become little more than a question mark. I could confidently discuss philosophy, psychology and social change, but God made me uneasy. - Author: Thomas C. Oden
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#40. But a man with an experience is never at the mercy of a man with only an argument ... If we can lead people into the manifest presence of God, all false theological houses of cards will tumble down. - Author: Tommy Tenney
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#41. As a pastor, I recognize that in theological terms, narcissists want to be the center of attention, like a god, and have people worship them by paying attention to them, buying the products they promote, and emulating their behavior. - Author: Mark Driscoll
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#42. How to explain Time and Separateness back to God, Who had never thought of them, Who could let the whole world come to grief in a scattering moment? - Author: Eudora Welty
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#43. Biblical literacy and theological expertise are not, therefore, the end of the Word but a God-ordained means to an end, and the end is a radically transformed life because the worship at the center of that life has been reclaimed. - Author: Paul David Tripp
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#44. All our problems are theological ones, William Temple said. All of them have to do with our relationship to God and his to us, and this is precisely why it makes sense to come to God with them. - Author: Elisabeth Elliot
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#45. Our comfort in theological traditions should never usurp our desire for spiritual Truth. If we vigorously pursue the rituals rather than a relational experience with God then we've missed His message entirely. - Author: Jason Versey
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#46. Theological error is the most pernicious of errors; it strikes at man's center and separates him from his Creator and Redeemer. God insisted not only that Israelites should judge their own hearts and cast aside falsehood about Him but that they should also confront it wherever it emerged. - Author: Max Anders
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#47. Do I believe in God? Sure. So I believe the Bible is the arbiter of theological knowledge? There it gets a little hazy. - Author: Don Hoesel
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#48. Doctrine is to be the balm of a healing experience of God, not a theological scalpel to wound and exclude people. - Author: Diana Butler Bass
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#49. Certainly the shahadah contained an important theological innovation, but that innovation was not monotheism. With this simple profession of faith, Muhammad was declaring to Mecca that the God of the heavens and the earth required no intermediate whatsoever, but could be accessed by anyone. - Author: Reza Aslan
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#50. Can a mortal ask questions which God finds unanswerable? Quite easily, I should think. All nonsense questions are unanswerable. How many hours are in a mile? Is yellow square or round? Probably half the questions we ask - half our great theological and metaphysical problems - are like that. - Author: C.S. Lewis
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#51. This much is certain, that we have no theological right to set any sort of limits to the loving-kindness of God which has appeared in Jesus Christ. Our theological duty is to see and understand it as being still greater than we had seen before. - Author: Karl Barth
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#52. Faith is not logical. But it isn't illogical either. Faith is theological. It does not ignore reality; it just adds God into the equation. - Author: Mark Batterson
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#53. The act of being an entrepreneur is a theological act: it is a belief that God has given you the tools to go out, make money and take care of your family. - Author: Paul Zane Pilzer
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#54. One of the most freeing discoveries these past few years in my relationship with God is discovering that God is not a belief system or a fixed set of theological propositions. - Author: Jim Palmer
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#55. In a Jewish theological seminar there was an hours-long discussion about proofs of the existence of God. After some hours, one rabbi got up and said, "God is so great, he does not even need to exist." - Author: Victor Frederick Weisskopf
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#56. In too many churches today, people don't see manifestations of God's power in answer to fervent praying. Instead, they hear arguments about theological issues that few people care about. On Christian radio and television we are often merely talking to ourselves. - Author: Jim Cymbala
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#57. Because we are the handiwork of God, it follows that all our problems and their solutions are theological. - Author: Aiden Wilson Tozer
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#58. We might be wise to follow the insight of the enraptured heart rather than the more cautious reasoning of the theological mind. - Author: A.W. Tozer
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#59. Its message is the story's two theological affirmations: (1) God's word is truthful and authoritative; and (2) the fulfillment of his promise of land is coming to pass. - Author: Kenneth A. Mathews
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#60. No matter how entrenched in the imagination of the average Christian the image of a male God might be, theological tradition has never assigned sex to God. - Author: Sandra Marie Schneiders
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