20 John F. Walvoord Quotes

  • "The Bible is God's declaratory revelation to man containing the great truths about God, about man, about history, about salvation, and about prophecy that God wanted us to know. The Bible could be trusted just as much as if God had taken the pen and written the words Himself."

    - John F. Walvoord
    Topics: The Bible


  • "As is true of man who is born naturally and receives a human nature from his parents, so man born anew receives a new nature, a new capacity for service and devotion to God."

    - John F. Walvoord
    Topics: Renewal


  • "To achieve the divine purpose of becoming the Savior, the divine glory needed to be veiled. Christ voluntarily, moment by moment, submitted to human limitations apart from sin. The humiliation was temporary. The incarnation was everlasting."

    - John F. Walvoord
    Topics: Salvation, The Cross


  • "Faithful continued prayer is one key to answered prayer. As James expresses it, "You do not have, because you do not ask God" (James 4:2b)."

    - John F. Walvoord
    Topics: Faithful, Prayer


  • "Believing is accepting as a fact and making a commitment of your own future to the promises of God to save you -- simply by believing in Christ."

    - John F. Walvoord
    Topics: Believing, Salvation


  • "Prayer is not a means for us to persuade a reluctant God to do something which is against His better judgment. Prayer, rather is coming to God for the fulfillment of His will, coming to a God who delights to answer prayer."

    - John F. Walvoord
    Topics: Prayer


  • "The work of redemption was accomplished by Christ in His death on the cross and has in view the payment of the price demanded by a holy God for the deliverance of the believer from the bondage and burden of sin. In redemption the sinner is set free from his condemnation and slavery to sin."

    - John F. Walvoord
    Topics: Redemption


  • "The only way it is possible to have one mind is to have the mind of God derived from the unity of the Spirit of God, a unity which comes only when believers find the will of God and give themselves unselfishly and unstintingly to its fulfillment."

    - John F. Walvoord
    Topics: Unity


  • "God speaks to man through the Scriptures, and He does not reveal normative truth except as it is already revealed in the Scriptures themselves. The test of truth must remain not what man experiences today but what the Scriptures have stated long ago."

    - John F. Walvoord
    Topics: Scripture, Truth


  • "This attitude of complete submission and complete trust is of course the key to working out our own salvation in fear and trembling and is the mark of a truly spiritual Christian."

    - John F. Walvoord
    Topics: Submission


  • "The fact that the Christian church was able to endure centuries of persecution and survived centuries of neglect and opposition is difficult to explain apart from the system of theology stemming from belief in Jesus Christ as the Son of God who actually died, rose, and ascended into heaven."

    - John F. Walvoord
    Topics: Persecution


  • "Wherever the Bible has been consistently applied, it has dramatically changed the civilization and culture of those who have accepted its teaching. No other book has ever so dramatically changed the individual lives and society in general."

    - John F. Walvoord
    Topics: The Bible, Change


  • "In prayer we can approach God with complete assurance of His ability to answer us. There is no limit to what we can ask, if it is according to His will."

    - John F. Walvoord
    Topics: Prayer


  • "If the Christian would act on the principle of pure love, he would work no ill toward his neighbor, and if his love toward God were perfect, he would perfectly serve God. Love therefore is a standard which is higher than law, fulfilling the law, and accomplishing through the Spirit what the law could not."

    - John F. Walvoord
    Topics: Relationships


  • "Man is spiritually dead and does not originate in himself a movement toward God and spiritual life. It's supernatural, and it is a work of divine power. Spiritual renewal accordingly is a divine miracle in which that which was dead is now alive."

    - John F. Walvoord
    Topics: Renewal



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