Josh McDowell Quotes


Paul the apostle recounted that Jesus appeared to more than 500 of His followers at one time the majority of whom were still alive and who could confirm what Paul wrote.

The downfall of the church will not come from a lack of apologetic teaching; it will come from disintegration of the families in the church.

Here's the simplest answer: Within weeks the disciples proclaimed the resurrection of Jesus Christ that He had been bodily raised from the dead and appeared to them.

Christ appeared alive on several occasions after the cataclysmic events of that first Easter.

Where I once constantly lost my temper I found myself arriving at a crisis and experiencing peace.

If one discards the Bible as being unreliable then he must discard almost all literature of antiquity.

This is the age of the new tolerance and it is producing a bumper crop of anti-Christian and anti-American sentiment.

For centuries many of the world's distinguished philosophers have assaulted Christianity as being irrational superstitious and absurd.

You better arm yourselves to answer your children's and grandchildren's questions... no matter what the question is... without being judgmental.

We do not develop habits of genuine love automatically. We learn by watching effective role models - most specifically by observing how our parents express love for each other day in and day out.

I've never had anyone define purity. You probably can't define purity. Purity is to live according to original design.

Because the New Testament provides the primary historical source for information on the resurrection many critics during the 19th century attacked the reliability of these biblical documents.

Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have

My greatest asset now is my focus.

Both Jewish and Roman sources and traditions admit an empty tomb.

While the resurrection promises us a new and perfect life in the future God loves us too much to leave us alone to contend with the pain guilt and loneliness of our present life.

I once had a lot of hatred mainly toward my father an alcoholic.

Tolerance is the worst roar of all including tolerance for homosexuals feminists and religions that don't follow Christ.

Well how can a holy just righteous God allow sin into His presence?

Why don't the names of Buddha Mohammed Confucius offend people? The reason is that these others didn't claim to be God but Jesus did.

The New Testament witnesses were fully aware of the background against which the resurrection took place.

The Christian faith is faith in Christ. Its value or worth is not in the one believing but in the One believed - not in the one trusting but in the One trusted.

Jesus claimed He had the power to raise himself from the dead and His followers would be raised from the dead. That's a unique claim in the literature of religion.

Every kid needs to say 'I want what my mom and dad have.'

We've had a major shift in what truth is and where it comes from. We've gone from being God-centered to self-centered from being objective to being subjective and from being internal to external.

Belief is knowing what you believe. Conviction is knowing why you believe it.

Where I once believed people were there to be used I started thinking of other people first.

As a reward for their efforts however those early Christians were beaten stoned to death thrown to the lions tortured and crucified. Every conceivable method was used to stop them from talking.

Stephen L. Carter coined the phrase 'the culture of disbelief' to describe the prevailing hostility in Western culture toward public expressions of faith.

I am not a Christian because God changed my life; I am a Christian because of my convictions about who Jesus Christ is.

Kirk Cameron and Ray Comfort have created a biblically sound course that will not only motivate Christians; it will equip them to fulfill the Great Commission.

After I set out to refute Christianity intellectually and couldn't I came to the conclusion the Bible was true and Jesus Christ was God's Son.

My heart and mind were created to work in harmony together. Never has an individual been called upon to commit intellectual suicide in trusting Christ as Savior and Lord.

I would say 90 percent of Christians do not have a worldview in other words a view of the world based on the Scripture and a relationship with God.

I thought Christians were walking idiots.

One who claimed what Jesus claimed about himself couldn't be a good moral man or a prophet. That option isn't open to us and Jesus never intended it to be.

Prayer is talking with God. God knows your heart and is not so concerned with your words as He is with the attitude of your heart.

It is more rewarding to resolve a conflict than to dissolve a relationship.

If someone tries to tell you you are the greatest generation in the history of America don't believe them. You aren't. You have the capability to be but you aren't.

Now whenever you read any historical document you always evaluate it in light of the historical context.

If they had connived a scheme and Christ had not been raised from the dead where would have been the hardest place on the face of the earth to convince anyone? In Jerusalem.

Few people seem to realize that the resurrection of Jesus is the cornerstone to a worldview that provides the perspective to all of life.

If there were more than one path to salvation then it would totally negate Jesus' sacrifice on the cross his life his teachings.

Leaders of the world's religions said 'What do you think about what I teach?' Jesus said 'Who do you say I am?'(Luke 9:20)

The first thing that stuck in the minds of the disciples was not the empty tomb but rather the empty grave clothes - undisturbed in form and position.

On that Sunday morning the first thing that impressed the people who approached the tomb was the unusual position of the one and a half to two ton stone that had been lodged in front of the doorway.

No matter how devastating our struggles disappointments and troubles are they are only temporary.

Forgiveness is the oil of relationships.

Parents are heroes already - all they have to do is start acting like it.

Love can wait to give; it is lust that can't wait to get.

Rules without relationship leads to rebellion.

True love is spelled G-I-V-E. It is not based on what you can get but rooted in what you can give to the other person....