17 Charles H. Brent Quotes

  • "Pray with your intelligence. Bring things to God that you have thought out and think them out again with Him. That is the secret of good judgment."

    - Charles H. Brent
    Topics: Prayer


  • "Peace comes when there is no cloud between us and God. Peace is the consequence of forgiveness, God's removal of that which obscures His face and so breaks union with Him."

    - Charles H. Brent
    Topics: Peace


  • "At the moment of temptation, sin and righteousness are both very near the Christian; but, of the two, the latter is the nearer. Those alone labor effectively among men who impetuously fling themselves upward towards God."

    - Charles H. Brent
    Topics: Temptation, Sin, Righteousness


  • "A man must not stop listening any more than praying when he rises from his knees. No one questions the need of times of formal address to God, but few admit in any practical way the need of quiet waiting upon God, gazing into His face, feeling for His hand, listening for His voice."

    - Charles H. Brent
    Topics: Prayer, Patience, Waiting


  • "Only he who flings himself upward when the pull comes to drag him down can hope to break the force of temptation. Temptation may be an invitation to hell, but much more is it an opportunity to reach heaven."

    - Charles H. Brent
    Topics: Temptation


  • "God has special confidences for each soul. Indeed, it would seem as though the deepest truths came only in moments of profound devotional silence and contemplation."

    - Charles H. Brent
    Topics: Prayer, Truth


  • "The unity of Christendom is not a luxury, but a necessity. The World will go limping until Christ's prayer that all may be one is answered. We must have unity, not at all costs, but at all risks. A unified Church is the only offering we dare present to the coming Christ, for in it alone will He find room to dwell."

    - Charles H. Brent
    Topics: Christianity, Unity


  • "To be able to look into God's face, and know with the knowledge of faith that there is nothing between the soul and Him, is to experience the fullest peace the soul can know. Whatever else pardon may be, it is above all things admission into full fellowship with God."

    - Charles H. Brent
    Topics: Faith, Forgiveness, Fellowship


  • "Repeatedly place your pet opinions and prejudices before God. He will surprise you by showing you that the best of them need refining and some the purification of destruction."

    - Charles H. Brent
    Topics: Prayer


  • "A low standard of prayer means a low standard of character and a low standard of service. Those alone labor effectively among men who impetuously fling themselves upward towards God."

    - Charles H. Brent
    Topics: Prayer, Service


  • "There is no thirst of the soul so consuming as the desire for pardon. The sense of its bestowal is the starting-point of all goodness. It comes bringing with it, if not the freshness of innocence, yet a glow of inspiration that nerves feeble hands for hard tasks, a fire of hope that lights anew the old high ideal, so that it stands before the eye in clear relief, beckoning to make it out on its own."

    - Charles H. Brent
    Topics: Forgiveness, Fire


  • "It is appalling to think of a power so strong that it can annihilate with the irresistible force of its grinding heel; but it is inspiring to consider an Almightiness that transforms the works of evil into the hand-maidens of righteousness and converts the sinner into the saint. And it is this latter power which eternal Love possesses and exhibits. He persistently dwells in the sinner until the sinner wakes up in His likeness and is satisfied with it."

    - Charles H. Brent
    Topics: Holiness, Transformation, Righteousness


  • "It seems to me, as time goes on, that the only thing that is worth seeking for is to know and to be known by Christ -- a privilege open alone to the childlike, who, with receptivity, guilelessness, and humility, move Godward."

    - Charles H. Brent
    Topics: Humility, Christ


  • "There is no chasm in society that cannot be firmly and permanently bridged by intercession; there is no feud or dislike that cannot be healed by the same exercise of love."

    - Charles H. Brent
    Topics: Prayer, Forgiveness, Intercession


  • "Just as in prayer it is not we who momentarily catch His attention, but He ours, so when we fail to hear His voice, it is not because He is not speaking so much as that we are not listening. We must recognize that all things are in God and that God is in all things, and we must learn to be very attentive, in order to bear God speaking in His ordinary tone without any special accent."

    - Charles H. Brent
    Topics: Prayer, Perseverance



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