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Alister E. McGrath Quotes: Puzzles lead to logical answers; mysteries often force us to stretch language to its limits in an attempt to describe a reality that is just too great to take in properly.
         

Puzzles lead to logical answers; mysteries often force us to stretch language to its limits in an attempt to describe a reality that is just too great to take in properly.


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Within each of us exists the image of God, however disfigured and corrupted by sin it may presently be. God is able to recover this image through grace as we are conformed to Christ.

Within each of us exists the image of God, however disfigured and corrupted by sin it may presently be. God is able to recover this image through grace as we are conformed to Christ.



The Christian faith allows us to see further and deeper, to appreciate that nature is studded with signs, radiant with reminders, and emblazoned with symbols of God, our creator and redeemer.

The Christian faith allows us to see further and deeper, to appreciate that nature is studded with signs, radiant with reminders, and emblazoned with symbols of God, our creator and redeemer.



A failure to understand something does not mean it is irrational. It may simply mean that it lies on the far side of our limited abilities to take things in and make complete sense of them.

A failure to understand something does not mean it is irrational. It may simply mean that it lies on the far side of our limited abilities to take things in and make complete sense of them.



Christianity israrely understood by those outside its bounds. In fact, this is probably one of the greatest tasks confronting the apologist–to rescue Christianity from misunderstandings.

Christianity israrely understood by those outside its bounds. In fact, this is probably one of the greatest tasks confronting the apologist–to rescue Christianity from misunderstandings.



Suffering does not call into question the "big picture" of the Christian faith. It reminds us that we do not see the whole picture, and are thus unable to fit all of the pieces neatly into place.

Suffering does not call into question the "big picture" of the Christian faith. It reminds us that we do not see the whole picture, and are thus unable to fit all of the pieces neatly into place.



Our present world contains clues...to another world-a world which we can begin to experience now, but will only know in all its fullness at the end of things.

Our present world contains clues...to another world-a world which we can begin to experience now, but will only know in all its fullness at the end of things.



Rational argument does not create belief, but it maintains a climate in which belief may flourish.

Rational argument does not create belief, but it maintains a climate in which belief may flourish.



Our desires cannot be, and were never meant to be, satisfied by earthly pleasures alone.

Our desires cannot be, and were never meant to be, satisfied by earthly pleasures alone.



The true believer is not someone who disengages from this world in order to focus on heaven, but rather the one who tries to make this world more like heaven.

The true believer is not someone who disengages from this world in order to focus on heaven, but rather the one who tries to make this world more like heaven.



We live on earth; our homeland is in heaven.

We live on earth; our homeland is in heaven.





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But joy is individual, and can only be experienced alone. Hell is communal, but Heaven is personal.



How I want to see the mountains, rivers, sunshine, and ruined fortresses! Let the wind course over us until we become beautiful

How I want to see the mountains, rivers, sunshine, and ruined fortresses! Let the wind course over us until we become beautiful



You know you truly love somebody...When they hurt youAnd you still forgive themAnd they let you down But you don't leave themAnd they leave you But you can't help thinking about them

You know you truly love somebody...When they hurt youAnd you still forgive themAnd they let you down But you don't leave themAnd they leave you But you can't help thinking about them



Be aware that the fire that does not grow is extinguished.

Be aware that the fire that does not grow is extinguished.



I would immediately start working on the military [as a President] . We have to build up our depleted military. And I would start working on repealing and replacing Obamacare.

I would immediately start working on the military [as a President] . We have to build up our depleted military. And I would start working on repealing and replacing Obamacare.



There is no point in saving the currency if we lose the country that goes with it.

There is no point in saving the currency if we lose the country that goes with it.



I've fallen in love with Brooklyn. I'm going to buy a little house in Brooklyn and live there. I'll go to the coast only when I have to make a picture.

I've fallen in love with Brooklyn. I'm going to buy a little house in Brooklyn and live there. I'll go to the coast only when I have to make a picture.



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You don't have to be famous to be great.



Sing your death song and die like a hero going home.

Sing your death song and die like a hero going home.



Men are still men. The despot's wickedness Comes of ill teaching, and of power's excess,-- Comes of the purple he from childhood wears, Slaves would be tyrants if the chance were theirs.

Men are still men. The despot's wickedness Comes of ill teaching, and of power's excess,-- Comes of the purple he from childhood wears, Slaves would be tyrants if the chance were theirs.




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