40 Charles Hodge Quotes

  • "The Independent or Congregational theory includes two principles; first, that the governing and executive power in the Church is in the brotherhood; and secondly, that the Church organization is complete in each worshipping assembly, which is independent of every other."

    - Charles Hodge
    Topics: Church


  • "The Galatians are severely censured for giving heed to false doctrines, and are called to pronounce even an apostle anathema, if he preached another gospel."

    - Charles Hodge
    Topics: Doctrine


  • "It is a thoroughly anti-Christian doctrine that the Spirit of God, and therefore the life and governing power of the Church, resides in the ministry, to the exclusion of the people."

    - Charles Hodge
    Topics: Doctrine


  • "All the reasons which require the subjection of a believer to the brethren of a particular church require his subjection to all his brethren in the Lord."

    - Charles Hodge
    Topics: Church


  • "Christian humility does not consist in denying what there is of good in us; but in an abiding sense of ill-desert, and the consciousness that what we have of good is due to the grace of God."

    - Charles Hodge
    Topics: Humility


  • "All moral obligation resolves itself into the obligation of conformity to the will of God."

    - Charles Hodge
    Topics: Responsibility


  • "The Church is everywhere represented as one. It is one body, one family, one fold, one kingdom. It is one because pervaded by one Spirit. We are all baptized into one Spirit so as to become, says the apostle, on body."

    - Charles Hodge
    Topics: Unity


  • "Foolish talking and jesting are not the ways in which Christian cheerfulness should express itself, but rather "giving of thanks" (Eph. 5:4). Religion is the source of joy and gladness, but its joy is expressed in a religious way, in thanksgiving and praise."

    - Charles Hodge
    Topics: Foolishness, Cheerfulness, Thankfulness


  • "The doctrines of grace humble man without degrading him and exalt him without inflating him."

    - Charles Hodge
    Topics: Doctrine, Grace


  • "If all Church power vests in the clergy, then the people are practically bound to passive obedience in all matters of faith and practice; for all right of private judgment is then denied."

    - Charles Hodge
    Topics: Power


  • "The functions of these elders, therefore, determine the power of the people; for a representative is one chosen by others to do in their name what they are entitled to do in their own persons; or rather to exercise the powers which radically inhere in those for whom they act."

    - Charles Hodge
    Topics: Leadership


  • "Christ has not only ordained that there shall be such officers in his Church - he has not only specified their duties and prerogatives - but he gives the requisite qualifications, and calls those thus qualified, and by that call gives them their official authority."

    - Charles Hodge
    Topics: Authority


  • "So too, in forming a constitution, or in enacting rules of procedure, or making canons, the people do not merely passively assent, but actively cooperate. They have, in all these matters, the same authority as the clergy."

    - Charles Hodge
    Topics: Authority


  • "The best evidence of the Bible's being the word of God is to be found between its covers. It proves itself."

    - Charles Hodge
    Topics: The Bible


  • "Ruling elders are declared to be the representatives of the people."

    - Charles Hodge
    Topics: Authority



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