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October 29, 2011

“A Christian who does not pray is like prince in beggars clothes who stands but a few inches from His father’s throne and yet does not ask.”

-Paul Washer

June 19, 2011

There are countless truths to be investigated within Christianity, nevertheless the Gospel of Jesus Christ ranks high above them all.
-Paul Washer

August 22, 2010

The resurrection is not something you tack onto the end of a really good sermon about the cross. It is the foundation for the truth of the Gospel. If we would begin to proclaim with greater emphasis the resurrection of Jesus Christ, we would begin to experience a greater resurrection power in our churches.

Unless Christ gives the interpretation, there will be no wisdom or knowledge among men.
(Let us not boast in having sharp minds, for you can have sharp minds and dull hearts.)

Any shape form or fashion of hero worship is pathetic at best and blasphemous at worst. And be careful reformed guys, because it is happening all over.

There are no great men of God. There are only weak tiny unbelieving men of a Great and Merciful God.

January 18, 2009

To be made a curse is so horrible (Gal. 3:13), that the last thing we would hear before we stepped into hell would be all of creation standing to its feet and applauding because God has rid the earth of us.


Wrath of God – Paul Washer – Sermon Jam from I'll Be Honest on Vimeo.

September 20, 2008

You won’t hear much about this in modern day Christianity in America, but one of the greatest signs of God being with a people is His discipline. And one of the greatest signs of God not being with a people is the lack thereof.
- Paul Washer

I don’t care how strong your religion is, or how strong your church life is, I don’t care how strong your morality is. On that day of judgment God will tear it down and it will wilt. Whenever humans declare themselves to be righteous they are doing it by contrasting themselves with other humans who are worse. And you can get away with that, but when your righteousness is contrasted with the righteousness of God there is nothing but to throw yourself down and declare your morality to be dung.

- Paul Washer

How could we have such a low view of the gospel of Jesus Christ that we have to manipulate men psychologically to get them to come down and pray a prayer? . . . How many times have I heard evangelists say, “It’ll only take five minutes.“? No my dear friend, it will take your life–all of it! “We’re just trying to attract people and then we’ll gradually bring them in further and further.” That is what the cults do, that’s not what Jesus did. Notice that in the gospels every time a great crowd is following Jesus, he turns around and says something so radical to them that most of them walk away. Of course Jesus probably would not get invited to teach evangelism [in most churches today].- Paul Washer

In modern day evangelism, this precious doctrine [of regeneration] has been reduced to nothing more than a human decision to raise one’s hand, walk an aisle, or pray a “sinner’s prayer.” As a result, the majority of Americans believe that they’ve been “born again” (i.e., regenerated) even though their thoughts, words, and deeds are a continual contradiction to the nature and will of God.- Paul Washer

Persecution

August 23, 2008

It seems to me that persecution never hurts the Church and prosperity always does.

Holy, Holy, Holy

The Bible never says that God is “love, love love.” And it never says that God is “merciful, merciful, merciful.” But it does say God is “holy, holy, holy.” And the repetition is important, very important. You want to know what God is–who God is? God is holy. And if there was ever a message we needed to hear in America today, it’s that.

What’s your cover?

You can judge a book by its cover according to Jesus Christ. And it is terrible–I have spent my life preaching around this country and I want to tell you something, it is terrible when the guest preacher has to walk in with his head down because he’s afraid that he will be caused to stumble by other believers.

Relevant

I was preaching somewhere in a town of 5,000 people and this guy [who was a street preacher] . . . had earrings and everything and hair all moussed and all this stuff because man, he was working the street. . . . He’s the dude, he’s the man you know, Serpico for Jesus type thing . . . and he’s like you don’t understand, you’re in context, you know, you’re preaching . . . [And I said] look, I worked inner city Dallas, I lived with male prostitutes, alright? And I’ll tell you how I dressed: I wore a pair of blue jeans, tennis shoes, a shirt, and my hair was combed. ‘Cause I want to be honest with you, those guys down there selling their bodies and the other guy’s selling drugs, and the girls dying of AIDS, they could care less whether I looked like them or not. What they wanted was someone who loved them. So that whole idea of you gotta look like them to relevant–no, you gotta love them to be relevant.

- Paul Washer

The Greatest Privilege

What is the greatest privilege? To be able to preach like Spurgeon? No, to look like Jesus. When we talk about fruit we’re automatically in our American mindset thinking about activity instead of character, character, character; Chirst-likeness, Christ-likeness.

fruitless?

Every branch in Me that does not bare fruit, He takes away.” What does He mean? Let me just make this statement: There are men and women, young and old in every congregation who identify with the people of God but are unbelieving and fruitless, and when they die they will go to Hell.

Self-Preservation

One of the greatest sins of pastors in America today is self-preservation. To preserve self they will turn away from preaching the truth.
- Paul Washer

I don’t care how strong your religion is, or how strong your church life is, I don’t care how strong your morality is. On that day of judgment God will tear it down and it will wilt. Whenever humans declare themselves to be righteous they are doing it by contrasting themselves with other humans who are worse. And you can get away with that, but when your righteousness is contrasted with the righteousness of God there is nothing but to throw yourself down and declare your morality to be dung.

Oh young person, you want to wear the Christian T-shirts, and sing the Christian music, and hang around with Christian friends, but how many of you will wear out a Bible and say “I must know this, else I die?”
- Paul Washer

In modern day evangelism, this precious doctrine [of regeneration] has been reduced to nothing more than a human decision to raise one’s hand, walk an aisle, or pray a “sinner’s prayer.” As a result, the majority of Americans believe that they’ve been “born again” (i.e., regenerated) even though their thoughts, words, and deeds are a continual contradiction to the nature and will of God.

God is a holy God, that’s something that the Americans have forgotten. Many of the things that you love to do, God hates. Did you know that? . . . . You’re going to have a youth meeting, you want God to move, but before you go there you watch programs on television that God absolutely despises and then you wonder why the Holy Spirit hasn’t fallen on a place and why you have to create false fire and false excitement.