Famous Billy Sunday quotes

Sunday Quotes
Quotes by William Ashley Sunday


“Personal liberty is not personal license.”

“If you don’t do your part, don’t blame God.”

“Home is the place we love best and grumble the most.”

“Jesus gave his life on the cross for any who will believe.”

“Christianity means a lot more than church membership.”

“More men fail through lack of purpose than lack of talent.”

“The more we do for God, the more God will do through us.”

“I believe the Bible is the word of God from cover to cover.”

“When the Rapture comes it will come in the twinkle of an eye.”

“The saloon is a liar. It promises good cheer and sends sorrow.”

“Some of the greatest blessings that people enjoy come from prayer.”

“We’re not redeemed by silver or gold. Jesus paid for it with his blood.”

“God keeps no half-way house. It’s either heaven or hell for you and me.”

“I dare not exercise personal liberty if it infringes on the liberty of others.”

“They tell me a revival is only temporary; so is a bath, but it does you good.”

“You are not redeemed by silver or gold, but by the blood of Jesus Christ.”

“If good preaching could save the world, it would have been done long ago.”

“The world is wrong side up. It needs to be turned upside down in order to be right side up.”

“The fellow that has no money is poor. The fellow that has nothing but money is poorer still.”

“Conversion is a complete surrender to Jesus. It’s a willingness to do what he wants you to do.”

“Temptation is the devil looking through the keyhole. Yielding is opening the door and inviting him in.”

“Going to church doesn’t make you a Christian any more than going to a garage makes you an automobile.”

“All the gold mines in the world have not given up treasure enough to satisfy the man who has a greed for gain.”

“I believe that a long step toward public morality will have been taken when sins are called by their right names.”

“If you are a stranger to prayer you are a stranger to the greatest test source of power known to human beings.”

“Yes, Christ will come in person, and will destroy the antiChrist. The seat of his power will be Jerusalem. This is literal and not figurative.”

“Jesus gave his life on the cross for any who will believe. We’re not redeemed by silver or gold. Jesus paid for it with his blood (1 Peter 1:18).”

“So when you don’t like the plan of redemption because the innocent suffer with the guilty, I say you don’t know what is going on. It’s the plan of life everywhere.”

“God Almighty never intended that the devil should triumph over the Church. He never intended that the saloons should walk rough-shod over Christianity.”

“A sinner has no standing with God. He forfeits his standing when he commits sin and the only way he can get back is to repent and accept the atoning blood of Jesus Christ.”

“There are two hundred and fifty-six names given in the Bible for the Lord Jesus Christ, and I suppose this was because He was infinitely beyond all that any one name could express.”

“Saying a prayer is one thing: doing God’s will is another. Both should be synonymous. Angels are angels because they do God’s will. When they refuse to do God’s will they become devils.”

“Hypocrites in the Church? Yes, and in the lodge and at the home. Don’t hunt through the Church for a hypocrite. Go home and look in the mirror. Hypocrites? Yes. See that you make the number one less.”

“There is nothing more clearly declared in the Bible than that Christ will come and reign on earth during the Millennium, when all will be restored that was lost by the fall. Then and only then will God’s will be done on earth as it is in Heaven.”

“All the gold mines in the world have not given up treasure enough to satisfy the man who has a greed for gain. The man with a hunger for honor and distinction has never been able to get enough of it, and the same can be said of everything else for which men strive and struggle and destroy each other and themselves.”

“The Body of Christ is now the salt of the earth, and the light of the world. It is the army with which God now holds in check the principalities and powers of evil. It is therefore evident that when this army is taken out of the world, the devil will have unhindered sway, and will immediately begin to make this world as much like Hell as he wants it to be.”

“When Jesus first came the smallest predictions were fulfilled to the very letter; and should this not teach us to expect that the same will be true when He comes again? There are very many more prophecies concerning His second coming than His first, and does not this mean that God wants to give us the most favorable opportunity possible to prepare for it? If the humility and shame of Christ at His first coming were literal and visible, should not His second coming in power and glory be also literal and visible?”

“Jesus taught that all would be lost who did not believe on Him. I have seen multitudes of saved people, but I have yet to see one who did not get his salvation by believing on Christ. Find the place in this world that comes the nearest to being like hell itself, and you will find it filled with those who are haters of Jesus Christ. You can’t argue it. Go into saloons, gambling hells, and such places, and the people you find there are all haters of Jesus Christ, and the more of them you find the more the place in which you find them will be like hell itself.”

“Jesus also declared that He fulfilled the prophecies and the law of Moses, and the only effort He ever made to prove His claim was to point to the works that He did. The first thing an impostor always does is to over-prove his case. Jesus never turned His hand over to try to convince His enemies that He was the Christ. You have to explain a coal-oil lamp, but you don’t need to waste any breath in giving information about the power of the sun. The springtime will do that by making all nature burst into bud, flower and leaf, and the power of Christ is shown just as convincingly in the changed lives of men and women who believe in Him.”

“A man would be a great surgeon who could save ninety per cent, of those upon whom he operated, but mark this: Jesus Christ never lost a case. He never found a case that was too hard for Him. His disciples were continually finding cases they thought were hopeless, and this shows how little they knew Him while He was with them. Jesus never sent anybody away who came honestly and earnestly seeking His help. They brought to Him all kinds of desperate cases, but at a word or a touch from Him their troubles were all gone. The hardest cases were no more difficult for Him than the easiest, and the same is true today, for there is no change in Him. He is the same yesterday, today and forever. He can save the scarlet sinner-the man who commits murder-as easily as He can the woman who cheats at cards.”

Compiled by Thomas George

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