D. A. Carson Quotes

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  • Not all Scripture is propositional, some of it is asking questions, some of it's rhetorical, but where Scripture is stating something, asserting something, making a truth claim, uttering a proposition that is claiming to be true, it is the truth.

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  • If you want to see what judgment looks like, go to the cross. If you want to see what love looks like, go to the cross.

    Looks   Want   Judgment  
  • At the end of the day, in brief summary: inerrancy is interested in the truthfulness of Scripture and it is a powerful way forcing people to think about that reliability that is God-given.

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  • Justice is not always done in this world; we see that everyday. But on the Last Day it will be done for all to see. And no one will be able to complain by saying, "This isn't fair."

  • Effective prayer is the fruit of a relationship with God, not a technique for acquiring blessings.

    D. A. Carson (1992). “A Call to Spiritual Reformation: Priorities from Paul and His Prayers”, p.33, Baker Academic
  • For the far higher task of teaching fortitude and patience I was never fool enough to suppose myself qualified, nor have I anything to offer my readers except my conviction that when pain is to be borne, a little courage helps more than much knowledge, a little human sympathy more than much courage, and the least tincture of the love of God more than all.

    Love   Pain   Teaching  
  • When we suffer, there will sometimes be mystery... Will there also be faith?

    D. A. Carson (2006). “How Long, O Lord?: Reflections on Suffering and Evil”, p.159, Baker Academic
  • The cliché, God hates the sin but love the sinner, is false on the face of it and should be abandoned. Fourteen times in the first fifty Psalms alone, we are told that God hates the sinner, His wrath is on the liar, and so forth. In the Bible, the wrath of God rests both on the sin (Romans 1:18ff) and on the sinner (John 3:36).

    Liars   Hate   Wrath  
  • Sin defies God, utterly corrupts each individual, corrodes all social relationships, and issues in death.

    Issues   Sin   Individual  
  • It was not nails that held Jesus to that wretched cross; it was his unqualified resolution, out of love for his Father, to do his Father's will-and it was his love for sinners like me.

  • Failure to believe stems from moral failure to recognize the truth, not from want of evidence, but from willful neglect or distortion of the evidence.

    Believe   Want   Moral  
  • We want to fan the flames of Christians for whom inerrancy and the authority of Scripture are not mere shibboleths, but part of her life beat, part of the beating heart of what makes them tick. They revere Scripture, not because Scripture becomes an idol, but because it discloses God who is especially come after us in salvation and redemption through the person of his son, his cross, his resurrection, the full sweep of the gospel.

    Christian   Heart   Son  
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  • The New Testament writers did not invent a doctrine of Scripture they inherited it.

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  • It is a cheap zeal that reserves its passions to combat only the sins and temptations of others.

    D. A. Carson (2009). “The Gagging of God: Christianity Confronts Pluralism”, p.358, Harper Collins
  • A wrong understanding is interested in precisionism. That is it tries to say that the Bible can't be telling the truth if it says that Jesus was such and such a distance from some place or other and in fact the distance is off by 15% or something like that. There are all kinds of grounded figures and so forth.

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  • The way to be anxious about nothing is to be prayerful about everything.

    Way   Anxious   Prayerful  
    D. A. Carson (1996). “Basics for Believers: An Exposition of Philippians”, p.73, Baker Books
  • The more we get to know God, the more we want to know him better.

    D. A. Carson (1992). “A Call to Spiritual Reformation: Priorities from Paul and His Prayers”, p.172, Baker Academic
  • Love the church because Jesus loves it.

  • A weak understanding of what the Bible says about sin is tied to a weak understanding of what the Bible says is achieved by the cross.

    D. A. Carson (2012). “Christ and Culture Revisited”, p.82, Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
  • The kingdom of heaven is worth infinitely more than the cost of discipleship, and those who know where the treasure lies joyfully abandon everything else to secure it.

    Lying   Heaven   Cost  
  • God's love in John 3:16 is not amazing because the world is so big, but because the world is so bad.

    World   Bigs   God's Love  
  • It's better to emphasize biblical theology, partly because there are fine Study Bibles already available that lean into systematic theology, and partly because biblical theology is particularly strong at helping readers see how the Bible hangs together in its own categories: that is, God in his infinite wisdom chose to give us his Word in the 66 canonical books, with all of their variations in theme, emphasis, vocabulary, literary form, and distinctive contributions across time.

    Strong   Book   Biblical  
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  • The truth of the matter is that inerrancy is simply a way of saying that there are no errors that call into question the truthfulness of Scripture wherever Scripture is making truth claims.

    Errors   Matter   Way  
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  • When we suffer, there will sometimes be mystery. Will there also be faith? Yes, if our attention is focused more on the cross, and on the God of the cross, than on the suffering itself.

  • The way you lose the gospel is not by denying it, but by assuming it.

    Way   Assuming   Loses  
  • Damn all false antitheses to hell, for they generate false gods, they perpetuate idols, they twist and distort our souls, they launch the church into violent pendulum swings who oscillations succeed only in dividing brothers and sisters in Christ

    Brother   Swings   Idols  
  • Unchecked, the new tolerance will sooner or later put many people in chains.

  • Christianity does not claim to convey merely religious truth, but truth about all reality. This vision of reality is radically different from a secularist vision that wants Christianity to scuttle into the corner of the hearth by the coal shovel, conveniently out of the way of anything but private religious concerns

    D.A. Carson (2012). “Christ and Culture Revisited”, p.141, Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
  • In terms of applicability to today's world, many people are trying to domesticate Scripture so as to get the PC answer, the politically correct answer on a wide range of subjects, whether it's homosexual marriage, or a certain view of government, or a certain view of eschatology or whatever. At the end of the day we want also to encourage the kind of reverent handling of Scripture that wants to be corrected by Scripture, that is more eager to be mastered by Scripture then to master it.

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  • You get into theological education and you're busy marking papers and getting into administration in raising funds and doing all the things that are part of life, but here we were talking about important theological, historical, gospel related, biblically centered things hour after hour after hour.

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