24 Vance Havner Quotes

  • "Our Lord sent His disciples out as sheep among wolves; now the wolves are being invited into the sheepfold."

    - Vance Havner
    Topics: Heresy


  • "Men love everything but righteousness and fear everything but God."

    - Vance Havner
    Topics: Righteousness, Fear


  • "If we don't come apart; we will come apart."

    - Vance Havner
    Topics: Laziness


  • "I know that some are always studying the meaning of the fourth toe of the right foot of some beast in prophecy and have never used either foot to go and bring men to Christ. I do not know who the 666 is in Revelation but I know the world is sick, sick, sick and the best way to speed the Lord's return is to win more souls for Him."

    - Vance Havner
    Topics: Prophecy, Evangelism


  • "God uses broken things. It takes broken soil to produce a crop, broken clouds to give rain, broken grain to give bread, broken bread to give strength. It is the broken alabaster box that gives forth perfume. It is Peter, weeping bitterly, who returns to greater power than ever."

    - Vance Havner
    Topics: Brokenness


  • "We have suffered from the preaching of cheap grace. Grace is free, but it is not cheap. People will take anything that is free, but they are not interested in discipleship. They will take Christ as Savior but not as Lord."

    - Vance Havner
    Topics: Grace, Discipleship


  • "Christmas is based on an exchange of gifts, the gift of God to man - His unspeakable gift of His Son, and the gift of man to God - when we present our bodies a living sacrifice."

    - Vance Havner
    Topics: Christmas


  • "If you want to be popular, preach happiness. If you want to be unpopular, preach holiness."

    - Vance Havner
    Topics: Preaching, Holiness


  • "I'm tired of hearing sin called sickness and alcoholism a disease. It is the only disease I know of that we're spending hundreds of millions of dollars a year to spread."

    - Vance Havner
    Topics: Drunkenness, Sin


  • "Salt seasons, purifies, preserves. But somebody ought to remind us that salt also irritates. Real living Christianity rubs this world the wrong way."

    - Vance Havner
    Topics: Christianity


  • "I'm tired of hearing about temperance instead of abstinence, in order to please the cocktail crowd in church congregations."

    - Vance Havner
    Topics: Drunkenness


  • "We are not bearing our crosses every time we have a headache; an aspirin tablet will take care of that. What is meant is the trouble we would not have if we were not Christians."

    - Vance Havner
    Topics: Christians


  • "Our Lord said, "Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men." It is evident, then, that a true disciple is a soul-winner. It is possible to sit on the shore discussing the signs of the times when we ought to be driven by the signs of the times to launch out into the deep and let down our nets for a draught."

    - Vance Havner
    Topics: Evangelism


  • "Civilization today reminds me of an ape with a blowtorch playing in a room full of dynamite. It looks like the monkeys are about to operate the zoo, and the inmates are taking over the asylum."

    - Vance Havner
    Topics: Morality


  • "The alcoholic commits suicide on the installment plan."

    - Vance Havner
    Topics: Drunkenness



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