Short pithy gems from B.B. Warfield

(1851 1921)

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The Bible is the Word of God in such a way that when the Bible speaks, God speaks.

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Grace is free sovereign favor to the ill-deserving!

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The marvel of marvels is not that God, in His infinite love, has not elected all this guilty race to be saved but that He has elected any!

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To get rid of predestination we have been willing to degrade our God into a godling!

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He who begins by seeking God within himself may end by confusing himself with God.

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It is not, strictly speaking, faith in Christ which saves but Christ who saves through faith. The saving power resides exclusively, not in the act of faith or the attitude of faith or nature of faith but in the object of faith!

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Above all else, Protestantism is, in its very essence, an appeal from all other authority to the divine authority of Holy Scripture.

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A firm faith in the universal providence of God is the solution of all earthly problems. It is almost equally true, that a clear and full apprehension of the universal providence of God is the solution of most theological problems.

In the infinite wisdom of the Lord of all the earth each event falls with exact precision into its proper place in the unfolding of His divine plan. Nothing, however small, however strange, occurs without His ordering, or without its particular fitness for its place in the working out of His purpose.

The end of all shall be the manifestation of His glory, and the accumulation of His praise!

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We have but one Savior; and that one Savior is Jesus Christ our Lord. Nothing that we are, and nothing that we can do enters in the slightest measure into the ground of our acceptance with God. Jesus did it all.

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In the infinite wisdom of the Lord of all the earth each event falls with exact precision into its proper place in the unfolding of His divine plan. Nothing, however small, however strange, occurs without His ordering, or without its particular fitness for its place in the working out of His purpose. The end of all shall be the manifestation of His glory, and the accumulation of His praise!

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Christ's shoulders were strong enough to bear the burden of sin which was laid upon them and that He is able to save to the uttermost all that come unto God through Him.

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If we compare the present state of the New Testament text with that of any other ancient writing we must declare it to be marvelously correct. Such has been the care with which the New Testament has been copied yet a care which has doubtless grown out of true reverence for its holy words.

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There is one only and true God but in the unity of the Godhead, there are three coeternal and co-equal Persons, the same in substance but distinct in subsistence.

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From the empty grave of Jesus, the enemies of the cross turn away in unconcealable dismay. Those whom the force of no logic can convince, and whose hearts are steeled against the appeal of almighty love from the cross itself quail before the irresistible power of this simple fact. Christ has risen from the dead! After two thousand years of the most determined assault upon the evidence which demonstrates it that fact stands. And so long as it stands Christianity, too, must stand as the one supernatural religion.

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That He who died has been raised again, and ever lives in the form of a complete humanity is the fundamental fact in the revelation of the Christian doctrine of immortality.