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Sayings of William Tiptaft
Sayings of William Tiptaft"I have no stone to cast at the vilest of the vile. It is all of grace that I am made to differ!"
Let worldly minds the world pursue,
it has no charms for me;
once I admired its trifles too,
but grace has set me free!
"We come into the world crying, we go through it complaining, and go out of it groaning!"
"If you were to go about telling people that you had an inheritance worth a million worlds, and yet were out of temper for a trifle — they would not believe you."
"Grant that we may hold the world with a loose hand."
"Deliver us from everything that may entangle our affections and harden our hearts."
"Grant that we may not sin cheaply."
"If I love money more than Christ, woe is me!"
"O Lord, keep our hearts, keep our eyes, keep our feet, and keep our tongues."
"Make us more dead to the world, and separate in spirit from it."
"Grant Lord that we may be made right in doctrine, right in experience, and right in practice."
"Lord, teach us more what we are by nature, and what we are by grace."
"Have you ever stood on the same plot of ground with the publican, crying — God be merciful to me a sinner?"
"If the way to heaven is so narrow, and so few find it, what will become of those who never seek it?"
"Has your religion cost you anything? If it has cost you nothing, it is worth nothing."
"Is Christ the one thing needful? Are you willing to pluck out right-eye sins, and cut off right-hand sins?"
"Six feet by two-and-a-half is all the ground that the richest man in England will shortly occupy."
"If not washed in Christ's blood and clothed in his righteousness, no heaven for you, no heaven for me."
"How awful to die out of Christ! How blessed to die in Christ!"
"If I preach to please men, I am not the servant of Christ; and woe unto me, if I preach not the gospel!"
"If you have one grain of grace, you must die to know how rich you are."
"Sin is of a defiling nature. You cannot touch pitch and not be defiled."
"Sinning will stop praying; or praying will stop sinning."
"When the Lord finds his rod, his people find their knees."
"Show me a man's books and show me a man's companions — and I will tell you what sort of a man he is."
"Children take more notice of what their parents do, than what they say. Actions speak louder than words."
"We are not going to jump out of Delilah's lap into Abraham's bosom."
"I used to try to reconcile creature comforts and spiritual consolations. We cannot hold the world in one hand and Christ in the other. We cannot serve God and mammon."
"Dead fish go with the stream, living ones against it."
"Real religion is to be severed from the world, to be married to Christ, and to bring forth fruit unto God."
"O what a narrow way is that which leads to life!"
"Better to live in a hovel with a grain of grace, than to live in a palace without it; for what would the palace avail you in a thousand years?"
"Fit or not fit — we must all die, and we know not how soon. As death leaves us, the judgment must find us."
"What sorrow, troubles, and afflictions attend all the followers of the Lamb!"
"The rougher the file — the less the rust."
"No cross, no crown!"
"We need restraining grace, as well as saving grace."
"If you are contented with a sound creed and a little morality in your lives, you are in an awful state. I would not like to die in your state for a thousand worlds."
"If a man preaches free will how pleased men will be; but if he preaches free grace how offended they are. It is the truth which gives offence."
"Take heed and beware of covetousness. The Lord saw the need of doubly warning against that besetting sin."
"If this world with its fading pleasures is so much admired, what must heaven be, which God praises?"
"What a mercy to be made right in doctrine, right in experience, and right in practice!"
"How many who died last century are in hell — who never committed half the sins some of you have!"
"If you had a thousand crowns you should put them all on the head of Christ! And if you had a thousand tongues they should all sing His praise, for He is worthy!"
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