William Gurnall Quotes

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William Gurnall was an English author born in 1616 (Died 12 October 1679).  He completed his graduation (BA) and post-graduation from the University of Cambridge.  He earned Name and popularity by his book Christian in Complete Armour where he has explained spiritual arms for the battle and other aspects.

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Top 50 Greatest William Gurnall Quotes

1. “None sink so far into hell as those that come nearest heaven, because they fall from the greatest height.” – William Gurnall

2. “You now have, Christian, the armour of God; but take heed thou forgettest not to engage the God of this armour by humble prayer for your assistance, lest for all this you be worsted in the fight.” – William Gurnall

3. “The Christian’s life should put his minister’s sermon in print.” – William Gurnall

4. “Pray often rather than very long at a time. It is hard to be very long in prayer, and not slacken in our affections.” – William Gurnall

5. “Thou must be an attentive hearer; he that is awake, but wanders with his eye or heart, what doth he but sleep with his eyes open?” – William Gurnall

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6. “Prayer is nothing but the promise reversed, or God’s Word formed into an argument, and retorted by faith upon God again.” – William Gurnall

7. “In heaven we shall appear, not in armor, but in robes of glory. But here these are to be worn night and day; we must talk, work and sleep in them, or else we are not true soldiers of Christ.” – William Gurnall

8. “This is the difference between religion and atheism; religion does not grow without planting, but will die even where it is planted without watering. Atheism, irreligion, and profaneness are weeds that will grow without setting, but they will not die without plucking up.” – William Gurnall

9. “Compare Scripture with Scripture. False doctrines, like false witnesses, agree not among themselves.” – William Gurnall

10. “Sacrifice without obedience is sacrilege.” – William Gurnall

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11. “If thou dost not stumble at this stone, the devil hath another at hand to throw in the way. He is not so unskillful a fowler as to go with one single shot into the field; and therefore expect him, as soon as he hath discharged one, and missed thee, to let fly at thee with a second.” – William Gurnall

12. “I had rather be a sober heathen than a drunken Christian.” – William Gurnall

13. “Unholiness in a preacher’s life will either stop his mouth from reproving, or the people’s ears from receiving.” – William Gurnall

14. “He cannot be a bold reprover, that is not a conscientious liver; such a one must speak softly, for fear of waking his own guilty conscience.” – William Gurnall

15. “God’s wounds cure, sin’s kisses kill.” – William Gurnall

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16. “We live by faith, and faith lives by exercise.” – William Gurnall

17. “God loves the saints as the purchase of his Son’s blood. They cost him dear, and that which is so hardly got shall not be easily lost. He that was willing to expend his Son’s blood to gain them, will not deny his power to keep them.” – William Gurnall

18. “Praying is the same to the new creature as crying is to the natural. The child is not learned by art or example to cry, but instructed by nature; it comes into the world crying. Praying is not a lesson got by forms and rules of art, but flowing from principles of new life itself.” – William Gurnall

19. “Cowards never won heaven. Do not claim that you are begotten of God and you have His royal blood running in your veins unless you can prove your lineage by His heroic spirit: to dare to be holy in spite of men and devils.” – William Gurnall

20. “Thou hast an art above God Himself, if thou canst fetch any true pleasure out of unholiness.” – William Gurnall

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21. “To forsake sin, is to leave it without any thought reserved of returning to it again.” – William Gurnall

22. “The minister’s work debilitates nature; like the candle, he wastes while he shines.” – William Gurnall

23. “Nothing is more contrary to a heavenly hope than an earthly heart.” – William Gurnall

24. “He cannot be a bold reprover, that is not a conscientious liver; such a one must speak softly, for fear of waking his own guilty conscience.” – William Gurnall

25. “God would not rub so hard if it were not to fetch out the dirt that is ingrained in our natures. God loves purity so well He had rather see a hole than a spot in His child’s garments.” – William Gurnall

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26. “The want of a renewed heart is a hair on the moral man’s pen, that blurs and blots his copy when he writes fairest. His unrightness does others more good in this world than himself in the next.” – William Gurnall

27. “The reason why many poor souls have so little heat of joy in their hearts is that they have so little light of Gospel knowledge in their mind. The further a soul stands from the light of truth, the further he must be from the heat of comfort.” – William Gurnall

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28. “Thou must be righteous and holy, before thou canst live righteously and holily.” – William Gurnall

29. “The Christian is bred by the Word, and he must be fed by it.” – William Gurnall

30. “We fear men so much, because we fear God so little. One fear cures another. When man’s terror scares you, turn your thoughts to the wrath of God.” – William Gurnall

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32. “Humble souls are fearful of their own strength.” – William Gurnall

33. “Bid faith look through the key-hole of the promise, and tell thee what it sees there laid up for him that overcomes; bid it listen and tell thee whether it cannot hear the shout of those crowned saints, as of those that are dividing the spoil, and receiving the reward of all their services and sufferings here on earth.” – William Gurnall

34. “The sins of teachers are the teachers of sin.” – William Gurnall

35. “He that loves the Word and the purity of its precepts cannot turn traitor.” – William Gurnall

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36. “It is the image of God reflected in you that so enrages hell; it is this at which the demons hurl their mightiest weapons.” – William Gurnall

37. “There is no such way to be even with the devil and his instruments, for all their spite against us, as by doing what good we can wherever we be come.” – William Gurnall

38. “We must not confide in the armour of God, but in the God of this armour, because all our weapons are only mighty through God.” – William Gurnall

39. “Never venture near the door where sin dwells, lest you are dragged in.” – William Gurnall

40. “The chains of love are stronger than the chains of fear.” – William Gurnall

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41. “God Himself underwrites your battle and has appointed His own Son ‘the captain of your salvation’.” – William Gurnall

42. “Set a strong guard about thy outward senses: these are Satan’s landing places, especially the eye and the ear.” – William Gurnall

43. “Peace of conscience is nothing but the echo of pardoning mercy.” – William Gurnall

44. “We must come to good works by faith, and not to faith by good works.” – William Gurnall

45. “The mightier any is in the word, the more mighty he will be in prayer.” – William Gurnall

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46. “Paul was Nero’s prisoner, but Nero was much more God’s.” – William Gurnall

47. “Hope fills the afflicted soul with such inward joy and consolation, that it can laugh while tears are in the eye, sigh and sing all in a breath; it is called “the rejoicing of hope” (Hebrews 3:6).” – William Gurnall

48. “Christ bears with the saints’ imperfections; well may the saints one with another.” – William Gurnall

49. “One Almighty is more than all mighties.” – William Gurnall

50. “We are justified, not by giving anything to God,–what we do,–but by receiving from God, what Christ hath done for us.” – William Gurnall

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Final Thought

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