John Bunyan

John Bunyan’s Merciful Appeal to Sinners


If people really see that Christ has removed the fear of punishment from them by taking it into Himself, they won’t do whatever they want, they’ll do whatever He wants.-John Bunyan

 

No man, without trials and temptations, can attain a true understanding of the Holy Scriptures.-John Bunyan

 

You can do more than pray after you have prayed, but you cannot do more than pray until you have prayed. Pray often, for prayer is a shield to the soul, a sacrifice to God, and a scourge to Satan.-John Bunyan

 

Grace can pardon our ungodliness and justify us with Christ’s righteousness; it can put the Spirit of Jesus Christ within us; it can help us when we are down; it can heal us when we are wounded; it can multiply pardons, as we through frailty multiply transgressions.-John Bunyan

 

You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you. -John Bunyan

 

 

The reason why the Christians in this day are at such a loss as to some things is that they are contented with what comes from man’s mouth, without searching and kneeling before God to know of Him the truth of things.-John Bunyan

 

If my life is fruitless, it doesn’t matter who praises me, and if my life is fruitful, it doesn’t matter who criticizes me.-John Bunyan

 

The difference between true and false repentance lies in this: the man who truly repents cries out against his heart; but the other, as Eve, against the serpent, or something else.-John Bunyan

 

In prayer it is better to have a heart without words than words without a heart.-John Bunyan

 

Faith receiveth the promise, embraceth it, and comforteth the soul unspeakably with it. Faith is so great an artist in arguing and reasoning with the soul, that it will bring over the hardest heart that it hath to deal with. It will bring to my remembrance at once, both my vileness against God, and his goodness towards me; it will show me, that though I deserve not to breathe in the air, yet that God will have me an heir of glory.-John Bunyan

 

What God says is best, is best, though all the men in the world are against it.-John Bunyan

 

His love is what makes us live, love, sing, and praise forever.-John Bunyan

 

To lay hold of and receive the gospel by a true and saving faith is an act of the soul that has been made a new creature, which is the workmanship of God… Wherefore whoever receiveth the grace that is tendered in the gospel, they must be quickened by the power of God, their eyes must be opened, their understandings illuminated, their ears unstopped, their hearts circumcised, their wills also rectified, and the Son of God revealed in them.-John Bunyan

 

The truths that I know best I have learned on my knees. I never know a thing well, till it is burned into my heart by prayer.-John Bunyan

 

It is sad to see how the most of men neglect their precious souls, turning their backs upon the glorious gospel, and little minding a crucified Jesus, when, in the meanwhile, their bodies are well provided for, their estates much regarded, and the things of this present life are highly prized, as if the darling was of less value than a clod of earth; an immortal soul, than a perishing body; a precious Saviour, than unsatisfying creatures. -John Bunyan

 

Prayer will make a man cease from sin, or sin will entice a man to cease from prayer.-John Bunyan