20 Most Powerful Reformers Quotes

In recognition and celebration of the Reformation Day, here are some great quotes I’ve collected the past several months.

A single event on this single day have changed the world. This is an incredibly important day for Christians to remember!

Here are few excellent Reformed Calvinistic (few Puritans) Christian quotes.


1. “If any man ascribes anything of salvation, even the very least thing, to the free will of man, he knows nothing of grace, and he has not learned Jesus Christ rightly” — Martin Luther


2. “He may look on death with joy, who can look on forgiveness with faith.” —Thomas Watson


3. “Nothing teaches us about the preciousness of the Creator as much as when we learn the emptiness of everything else.” ― Charles H. Spurgeon
4. “Death is half disarmed when the pleasures and interests of the flesh are first denied.” — Richard Baxter

5. “A dog barks when his master is attacked. I would be a coward if I saw that God’s truth is attacked and yet would remain silent” — John Calvin

6. “The secret formula of the saints: When I am in the cellar of affliction, I look for the Lord’s choicest wines.” — Samuel Rutherford
7. “Labour to grow better under all your afflictions, lest your afflictions grow worse, lest God mingle them with more darkness, bitterness and terror.” — John Owen

8. “To have sound assurance we must understand that our salvation rests upon the merit of Christ alone…” — R.C. Sproul


9. “Death is only a grim porter to let us into a stately palace.” — Richard Sibbes
10. “There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn’t true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true.” — Søren Kierkegaard
11. “Christian contentment is that sweet, inward, quiet, gracious frame of spirit, which freely submits to and delights in God’s wise and fatherly disposal in every condition.” — Jeremiah Burroughs

12. “As the wicked are hurt by the best things, so the godly are bettered by the worst.” — William Jenkyn

13. “The whole life of a Christian should be nothing but praises and thanks to God; we should neither eat nor sleep, but eat to God and sleep to God and work to God and talk to God, do all to His glory and praise.” —Richard Sibbes
14. ”Thou art beaten that thou mayest be better.” — John Bunyan

15. “God takes away the world, that the heart may cleave more to Him in sincerity.” — Thomas Watson


16. ”For a Christian to defy adversities is to “despise” chastisement. Instead of hardening himself to endure stoically, there should be a melting of the heart.” — Arthur W. Pink
17. ”Lord, be pleased to shake my clay cottage before Thou throwest it down. Make it totter awhile before it doth tumble. Let me be summoned before I am surprised.” — Thomas Fuller

18. “If God spare my life, ere many years I will cause a boy who drives a plough to know more of the scriptures than you do.” ― William Tyndale

19. ”There is no greater state than to get up from your knees knowing that God has forgiven every sin you’ve ever committed.” ―R.C. Sproul


20. “Christ is our justification, from which follows that our good works, if they are of Christ, are good; but if ours, they are neither right or good.” ―Ulrich Zwingli





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