E. Stanley Jones Quotes

When we think of the ideal, we do not add virtue to virtue, but think of Jesus Christ, so that the standard of human life is no longer a code, but a character... view

By: E. Stanley Jones

Some have said that the power of a Redeemer would depend upon two things: first, upon the richness of the self that was given.. view

By: E. Stanley Jones

The action carries a sense of incompleteness and frustration, but not of guilt. Victorious living does not mean perfect living in the sense of living without flaw, but it does mean adequate living, and that can be consistent with many mistakes... view

By: E. Stanley Jones

The conscious mind determines the actions, the unconscious mind determines the reactions.. view

By: E. Stanley Jones

To pass from estrangement from God to be a son of God is the basic fact of conversion. That altered relationship with God gives you an altered relationship with yourself, with your brother man, with nature, with the universe... view

By: E. Stanley Jones

Victorious living does not mean freedom from temptation, nor does it mean freedom from mistakes... view

By: E. Stanley Jones

We are personalities in the making, limited, and grappling with things too high for us. Obviously we, at very best, will make many mistakes, but these mistakes need not be sins... view

By: E. Stanley Jones

Prayer means that the total you is praying. Your whole being reaches out to God, and God reaches down to you... view

By: E. Stanley Jones

When the depths are upheld by the Holy Spirit, then the reaction is Christian... view

By: E. Stanley Jones

Our actions are the results of our intentions and our intelligence... view

By: E. Stanley Jones

You cease to move into yourself, away from others. You give up your antagonism. You begin to move toward others in love. God moved toward you in gracious, outgoing love, and you move toward others in that same outgoing love... view

By: E. Stanley Jones

Whatever our creed, we stand with admiration before the sublime character of Jesus... view

By: E. Stanley Jones

Prayer is commitment. We don't merely co-operate with God with certain things held back within. We, the total person, co-operate. This means that co-operation equals committment... view

By: E. Stanley Jones

Prayer is commission. Out of the quietness with God, power is generated that turns the spiritual machinery of the world. When you pray, you begin to feel the sense of being sent, that the divine compulsion is upon you... view

By: E. Stanley Jones

Being born in a Christian home does not make you a Christian... view

By: E. Stanley Jones

Our intentions may be very good, but, because the intelligence is limited, the action may turn out to be a mistake - a mistake, but not necessarily a sin, for sin comes out of a wrong intention... view

By: E. Stanley Jones

Life is supplied with a basic adequacy... view

By: E. Stanley Jones

In the ordinary church, it is suppressed by respectability, by a desire to appear better than we really are... view

By: E. Stanley Jones

In conversion you are not attached primarily to an order, nor to an institution, nor a movement, nor a set of beliefs, nor a code of action - you are attached primarily to a Person, and secondarily to these other things... view

By: E. Stanley Jones

If the Holy Spirit can take over the subconscious with our consent and cooperation, then we have almighty Power working at the basis of our lives, then we can do anything we ought to do, go anywhere we ought to go, and be anything we ought to be... view

By: E. Stanley Jones

Here he tells us that the new birth is first of all 'not of blood'. You don't get it through the blood stream, through heredity. Your parents can give you much, but they cannot give you this... view

By: E. Stanley Jones

God, to redeem us at the deepest portion of our nature - the urge to love and be loved - must reveal His nature in an incredible and impossible way. He must reveal it at a cross... view

By: E. Stanley Jones

Continuing a Lenten series on prayer: Prayer is co-operation with God. It is the purest exercise of the faculties God has given us - an exercise that links these faculties with the Maker to work out the intentions He had in mind in their creation... view

By: E. Stanley Jones

At the cross God wrapped his heart in flesh and blood and let it be nailed to the cross for our redemption... view

By: E. Stanley Jones

Prayer is aligning ourselves with the purposes of God... view

By: E. Stanley Jones

Character is supreme in life, hence Jesus stood supreme in the supreme thing - so supreme that, when we think of the ideal, we do not add virtue to virtue, but think of Jesus Christ, so that the standard of human life is no longer a code but a character... view

By: E. Stanley Jones