25 D A Carson Quotes On Success In Life

Donald Arthur Carson is Emeritus Professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and co-founder of The Gospel Coalition. He is a prominent evangelical scholar and author. These D A Carson quotes will motivate you.

Best D A Carson Quotes

  1. “People do not drift toward Holiness. Apart from grace-driven effort, people do not gravitate toward godliness, prayer, obedience to Scripture, faith, and delight in the Lord. We drift toward compromise and call it tolerance; we drift toward disobedience and call it freedom; we drift toward superstition and call it faith. We cherish the indiscipline of lost self-control and call it relaxation; we slouch toward prayerlessness and delude ourselves into thinking we have escaped legalism; we slide toward godlessness and convince ourselves we have been liberated.” ~ D. A. Carson
  2. “If God had perceived that our greatest need was economic, he would have sent an economist. If he had perceived that our greatest need was entertainment, he would have sent us a comedian or an artist. If God had perceived that our greatest need was political stability, he would have sent us a politician. If he had perceived that our greatest need was health, he would have sent us a doctor. But he perceived that our greatest need involved our sin, our alienation from him, our profound rebellion, our death; and he sent us a Savior.” ~ D. A. Carson
  3. “All of us would be wiser if we would resolve never to put people down, except on our prayer lists.” ~ D. A. Carson

  4. “The aim is never to become a master of the Word, but to be mastered by it.” ~ D. A. Carson
  5. “The way to be anxious about nothing is to be prayerful about everything.” ~ D. A. Carson
  6. “If you want to see what judgment looks like, go to the cross. If you want to see what love looks like, go to the cross.” ~ D. A. Carson
  7. “What binds us together is not common education, common race, common income levels, common politics, common nationality, common accents, common jobs, or anything else of that sort. Christians come together because they have all been loved by Jesus himself. They are a band of natural enemies who love one another for Jesus’ sake.” ~ D. A. Carson
  8. “Some Christians want enough of Christ to be identified with him but not enough to be seriously inconvenienced; they genuinely cling to basic Christian orthodoxy but do not want to engage in serious Bible study; they value moral probity, especially of the public sort, but do not engage in war against inner corruptions; they fret over the quality of the preacher’s sermon but do not worry much over the quality of their own prayer life. Such Christians are content with mediocrity.” ~ D. A. Carson
  9. “Effective prayer is the fruit of a relationship with God, not a technique for acquiring blessings.” ~ D. A. Carson

  10. “The cliché, God hates the sin but love the sinner, is false on the face of it and should be abandoned. Fourteen times in the first fifty Psalms alone, we are told that God hates the sinner, His wrath is on the liar, and so forth. In the Bible, the wrath of God rests both on the sin (Romans 1:18ff) and on the sinner (John 3:36).” ~ D. A. Carson
  11. “We are lost when human opinion means more to us than God’s.” ~ D. A. Carson
  12. “Some Christians want enough of Christ to be identified with him but not enough to be seriously inconvenienced.” ~ D. A. Carson quotes
  13. “Jesus is hungry but feeds others; He grows weary but offers others rest; He is the King Messiah but pays tribute; He is called the devil but casts out demons; He dies the death of a sinner but comes to save His people from their sins; He is sold for thirty pieces of silver but gives His life a ransom for many; He will not turn stones to bread for Himself but gives His own body as bread for people.” ~ D. A. Carson
  14. “…sometimes God chooses to bless us and make us people of integrity in the midst of abominable circumstances, rather than change our circumstances.” ~ D. A. Carson
  15. “Do you wish to see God’s love? Look at the cross. Do you wish to see God’s wrath? Look at the cross.” ~ D. A. Carson

  16. “To know God is to be transformed, and thus to be introduced to a life that could not otherwise be experienced.” ~ D. A. Carson
  17. “Many of us in our praying are like nasty little boys who ring front doorbells and run away before anyone answers.” ~ D. A. Carson
  18. “When you are converted, you want to do what you didn’t want to do before, and you don’t want to do what you wanted to do before. There’s a change in the heart; there’s a cleaning up, a change in orientation, and holiness becomes attractive, instead of something you have to put up with to figure out what you can get away with. As long as young people are asking, ‘Can I get away with this?’ or ‘Can I get away with that?’ I wonder if they’re regenerate. If they’re asking, instead, ‘How can I grow in holiness?’ then I suspect they’ve begun to understand.” ~ D. A. Carson
  19. “Either worrying drives out prayer, or prayer drives out worrying.” ~ D. A. Carson

  20. “The Bible is endlessly interesting because it is God’s story, and God by nature is himself endlessly interesting. The Bible is an ever-flowing fountain. The more you read it, the more you find its truth and beauty to be inexhaustible.” ~ D. A. Carson
  21. “Wrath, unlike love, is not one of the intrinsic perfections of God. Rather, it is a function of God’s holiness against sin. Where there is no sin, there is no wrath-but there will always be love in God. Where God in His holiness confronts His image-bearers in their rebellion, there must be wrath, or God is not the jealous God He claims to be, and His holiness is impugned. The price of diluting God’s wrath is diminishing God’s holiness.” ~ D. A. Carson
  22. “The more clearly we see sins horror, the more we shall treasure the cross.” ~ D. A. Carson

  23. “The place where God has supremely destroyed all human arrogance and pretension is the cross.” ~ D. A. Carson
  24. “You cannot find excellent corporate worship until you stop trying to find excellent corporate worship and pursue God himself.” ~ D. A. Carson
  25. “The Bible does not tell us that life in this world will be fair. Evil and sin are not Victorian gentlemen; they do not play fair.” ~ D. A. Carson

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