12 B.B. Warfield Quotes

  • "Let us, then, cultivate an attitude of courage as over against the investigations of the day. None should be more zealous in them then we. None should be more quick to discern truth in every field, more hospitable to receive it, more loyal to follow it wherever it leads."

    - B.B. Warfield
    Topics: Truth, Discernment, Zeal


  • "The one is addressed generally to all intelligent creatures, and is therefore accessible to all men; the other is addressed to a special class of sinners, to whom God would make known His salvation. The one has in view to meet and supply the natural need of creatures for knowledge of their God; the other to rescue broken and deformed sinners from their sin and its consequences."

    - B.B. Warfield
    Topics: Sin


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

    - B.B. Warfield
    Topics: Self-love


  • "Grace is free sovereign favor to the ill-deserving."

    - B.B. Warfield
    Topics: Grace


  • "Why may we not believe that the God who brings his purposes to fruition in his providential government of the world, without violence to second causes or to the intelligent free agency of his creatures, so superintends the mental processes of his chosen instruments for making known his will, as to secure that they shall speak his words in speaking their own?"

    - B.B. Warfield
    Topics: Government, Holy Spirit


  • "It is never on account of its formal nature as a psychic act that faith is conceived in Scripture to be saving. It is not, strictly speaking, even faith in Christ that saves, but Christ that 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."

    - B.B. Warfield
    Topics: Faith, Salvation


  • "Our faith itself, though it be the bond of our union with Christ through which we receive all His blessings, is not our savior. 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."

    - B.B. Warfield
    Topics: Jesus, Salvation


  • "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."

    - B.B. Warfield
    Topics: Grace


  • "A firm faith in the universal providence of God is the solution of all earthly troubles."

    - B.B. Warfield
    Topics: Providence


  • "When the Christian asserts his faith in the divine origin of his Bible, he does not mean to deny that it was composed and written by men or that it was given by men to the world. He believes that the marks of its human origin are ineradicably stamped on every page of the whole volume. He means to state only that it is not merely human in its origin."

    - B.B. Warfield
    Topics: The Bible


  • "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; and the end of all shall be the manifestation of His glory, and the accumulation of His praise."

    - B.B. Warfield
    Topics: Providence


  • "The Bible is authoritative, for it is the Word of God; it is intelligible, for it is the word of man. Because it is the word of man in every part and element, it comes home to our hearts. Because it is the word of God in every part and element, it is our constant law and guide."

    - B.B. Warfield
    Topics: The Bible



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