Friday, October 17, 2014

Quotes on Heaven

By Jennifer R.

Since we are Thinking Heavenward this semester, our new Quotable Quotes bulletin board is sporting a new set of quotes on the topic of "heaven." Below are the quotes that are on the board this month.

I had rather be in hell with Christ, than be in heaven without Him. ~ Martin Luther

If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world. ~ CS Lewis

Without holiness on earth we shall never be prepared to enjoy heaven. Heaven is a holy place. The Lord of heaven is a holy Being. The angels are holy creatures. Holiness is written on everything in heaven… How shall we ever be at home and happy in heaven if we die unholy? ~ JC Ryle

One should go to sleep as homesick passengers do, saying, “Perhaps in the morning we shall see the shore.” ~ Henry Ward Beecher

This earthly body is slow and heavy in all its motions, listless and soon tired with action. But our heavenly bodies shall be as fire; as active and as nimble as our thoughts are. ~ John Wesley

Many Christians dread the thought of leaving this world. Why? Because so many have stored up their treasures on earth, not in heaven. Each day brings us closer to death. If your treasures are on earth, that means each day brings you closer to losing your treasures. ~ Randy Alcorn

Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal. ~ Thomas Moore

If you are a Christian, you are not a citizen of this world trying to get to heaven; you are a citizen of heaven making your way through this world. ~ Vance Havner

Eternity to the godly is a day that has no sunset; eternity to the wicked is a night that has no sunrise. ~ Thomas Watson

The brightest crowns that are worn in heaven have been tried, and smelted, and polished, and glorified through the furnace of tribulation. ~ Edwin H. Chapin

Some day you will read in the papers that D.L. Moody, of East Northfield, is dead. Don’t you believe a word of it. At that moment I shall be more alive than I am now. I shall have gone up higher, that is all; out of this old clay tenement into a house that is immortal, a body that death cannot touch. ~ Dwight L. Moody

I am still in the land of the dying; I shall be in the land of the living soon. ~ John Newton (his last words)

God conceals from men the happiness of death that they may endure life. ~ Anonymous

Because the church doesn't really have heaven on its mind, it tends to be self-indulgent, self-centered, weak, and materialistic. Our present comforts consume too much of our thoughts, and if we're not careful, we inevitably end up inventing wrong fantasies about heaven - or thinking very little of heaven at all. ~ John MacArthur

We don't seek to escape this life by dreaming of heaven. But we do find we can endure this life because of the certainty of heaven. Heaven is eternal. Earth is temporal. Those who fix all their affections of the fleeting things of this world are the real escapists, because they are vainly attempting to avoid facing eternity - by hiding in the fleeting shadows of things that are only transient. ~ John MacArthur

I can safely say, on the authority of all that is revealed in the Word of God, that any man or woman on this earth who is bored and turned off by worship is not ready for heaven. ~ A.W. Tozer

Shall heaven be filled with praises for what was done on earth, and shall there be no praises on earth where it was done? ~ Jonathan Edwards

Our spiritual manhood in heaven will discard many things which we now count precious, as a full-grown man discards the treasures of his childhood. ~ C.H. Spurgeon

There cannot be heaven without Christ. He is the sum total of bliss; the fountain from which heaven flows, the element of which heaven is composed. Christ is heaven and heaven is Christ. ~ C.H. Spurgeon

Do you not think that Abel must have felt very strange when he went to heaven? How startled the angels must have been when they saw the first soul redeemed by blood in glory alone! Methinks they must have hushed their songs awhile to ask all about him. ~ C.H. Spurgeon

Such is the happiness we are looking forward to—the day-break; that we shall serve God day and night in his temple without any weariness, that we shall serve him without any sin, that we shall adore him without any wandering thoughts, that we shall be dedicated to him without anything that can stir the jealousy of his holy mind. ~ C.H. Spurgeon

I do not know that in heaven they know all things—that must be for the Omniscient only—but they know all they need or really want to know; they are satisfied there. ~ C.H. Spurgeon

The rougher the voyage the more the mariners long for port, and heaven becomes more and more “a desired haven,” as our trials multiply. ~ C.H. Spurgeon

My horse invariably comes home in less time than he makes the journey out. He pulls the carriage with a hearty good will when his face is towards home. Should not I also both suffer and labour the more joyously because my way lies towards heaven, and I am on pilgrimage to my Father’s house, my soul’s dear home and resting place? ~ C.H. Spurgeon

Ah, dear hearer! heaven is a prepared place for prepared people. If you do not learn heaven’s language on earth you cannot learn it in the world to come. ~ C.H. Spurgeon

As you come nearer heaven ought you not to be more heavenly? ~ C.H. Spurgeon