Top 99 Eric Metaxas Quotes

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“Miracles are signs, and like all signs, they are never about themselves; they’re about whatever they are pointing toward. Miracles point to something beyond themselves. But to what? To God himself. That’s the point of miracles – to point us beyond our world to another world.”

― Eric Metaxas

“The logical conclusion of relativism is absurdity. Non-sense. A worldview that undermines its own premises.”

― Eric Metaxas

“If you accept my thesis that the universe and this earth are the most outrageous miracles by an infinite margin, then you will understand that simply for us to exist requires a miracle.”

― Eric Metaxas

“We may have city lights and the glow of touch screens to obscure our view, but God’s world is still near at hand, even right here in New York City where I live.”

― Eric Metaxas

“I guess I’m concerned that vulgarity has now officially entered the mainstream of our culture, and I think people have to respectfully stand up and say, ‘No thanks.’”

― Eric Metaxas

“The Bible is filled with stories about angels, but many of us have had our view of angels confused by popular misconceptions about them, the principal of which is that angels do not actually exist anymore than fairies do, or wood nymphs or water sprites. But they do exist, and the Bible attests to their existence innumerable times.”

― Eric Metaxas

“For at least a decade, Millennials have been stereotyped as lazy, entitled, and stuck on social media. While that may not be entirely fair, they are notoriously liberal, overwhelmingly supporting left-leaning candidates and favoring policies like nationalized healthcare and same-sex ‘marriage.’”

― Eric Metaxas

“Thankfully, forgiveness, and the healing it brings in its wake, has nothing to do with ‘deserve.’”

― Eric Metaxas

“It’s one thing to be innocent and another thing to be naive or willfully ignorant.”

― Eric Metaxas

“The freedoms we have enjoyed in America – and spread around the world – are incredibly fragile freedoms.”

― Eric Metaxas

“I have no doubt, if people are really seeking the big questions, it will lead them to the Lord.”

― Eric Metaxas

“Each era has the fatal hubris to believe that it has once and for all climbed to the top of the mountain and can see everything as it is, from the highest and most objective vantage point possible.”

― Eric Metaxas

“To try to preemptively shut down debate with name-calling is profoundly un-American and will harm this country.”

― Eric Metaxas

“Perhaps the best thing about biographies is that they enable us to slip the strictures of time and provide a bracing corrective to our tendency to see everything in the dark glass of our own era, with all its blind spots, motes, beams, and distortions.”

― Eric Metaxas

“Six-hundred-page biographies of German theologians aren’t known to fly off the shelves.”

― Eric Metaxas

“I think most people have no idea about what religious freedom means.”

― Eric Metaxas

“If the main contribution that Christians make to culture is complaining about it, we’re doing something wrong.”

― Eric Metaxas

“The power of forgiveness transcends personal relationships.”

― Eric Metaxas

“If God miraculously created all that is, including you and me, then to say that we need miracles is an understatement. Our only response to that idea should be undying gratitude.”

― Eric Metaxas

“I’m willing to give Pat Robertson a pass when he says things he shouldn’t. That’s because for every wacky, regrettable thing he says, he does a hundred thousand non-wacky good things that you’ll never hear about on television.”

― Eric Metaxas

“Every single cell in each person’s body tells us whether that person is a male or a female. There is no human being in history whose cells have some mixture of the two, nor anyone who has ever been able to change that cellular reality.”

― Eric Metaxas

“There was a time when ‘science’ meant the systematic pursuit of knowledge through experimentation and observation. But it’s rapidly becoming a synonym for progressive politics and materialist philosophy.”

― Eric Metaxas

“Wilberforce, because of his faith, stood up for African slaves. Bonhoeffer, because of his faith, stood up for Jews. That’s Christianity to me.”

― Eric Metaxas

“We’re commanded by God to worship God with our mind.”

― Eric Metaxas

“Where did God come from? It’s certainly more complicated than trying to figure out where, say, Barry Manilow was born.”

― Eric Metaxas

“Whether one believes in miracles or the miraculous has mostly to do with the presuppositions one brings to the subject.”

― Eric Metaxas

“Miracles seem to attest to the presence of a loving and compassionate God, one who wants to help us, who wants to speak to us and encourage us.”

― Eric Metaxas

“Donald Trump’s rise is certainly a symptom of our fading virtue and faith, but ironically, he may well be our only hope for finding our way back to bolder expressions of them.”

― Eric Metaxas

“No politician has ever used his faith to a greater result for all of humanity, and that is why, in his day, Wilberforce was a moral hero far more than a political one.”

― Eric Metaxas

“When you have a biblical idea of men’s strength, you know that God only gives us anything good to be used for his purposes and mainly to serve others.”

― Eric Metaxas

“Young men, more than anything, need good role models in their lives.”

― Eric Metaxas

“Everyone needs to stop and breathe and look at how redefining marriage will have a hugely chilling effect on religious liberty in America.”

― Eric Metaxas

“Religious liberty is misunderstood. It simply means that the Founders said that everyone in America should have the freedom to practice and exercise their religion. Not to believe it but to exercise our beliefs – to act on our beliefs. It’s not about believing privately in your head, privately in that building, or simply about freedom of worship.”

― Eric Metaxas

“Religious liberty is the salt and light that has made us the great nation we are in a whole number of ways.”

― Eric Metaxas

“To be labeled a ‘science-denier’ in 2017 often just means you’ve upset someone who insists on teaching strict, Darwinian orthodoxy in schools or who advocates particular climate legislation or who supports ethically fraught research on embryos.”

― Eric Metaxas

“Language is powerful. Words matter.”

― Eric Metaxas

“Many in our increasingly secular culture want to chase Christians out of the public square altogether.”

― Eric Metaxas

“Christians who enjoy and support art and culture, who make it a priority in their lives, and who reach out to those in the arts instead of reflexively pushing them away, can help bring the culture toward a renewed appreciation of goodness, truth, and beauty. And that is good for everyone.”

― Eric Metaxas

“The familiar can feel good – especially with so much uncertainty when we turn on the news. But it doesn’t uplift us, challenge us, or inspire anew as truly original work can.”

― Eric Metaxas

“No one knows what the future holds, except the One Who holds the future!”

― Eric Metaxas

“God designed humans to live in community.”

― Eric Metaxas

“All of us, believers and non-believers, desire some kind of fellowship and connection.”

― Eric Metaxas

“We all have different strengths, different gifts.”

― Eric Metaxas

“There’s already a world of evidence that life on Earth is unique and intelligently crafted.”

― Eric Metaxas

“Christians recognize that our planet was uniquely designed and fine-tuned to support life – and that’s putting it mildly. Our place in the universe is nothing less than a miracle.”

― Eric Metaxas

“Women are, I think, moved by the idea that self-sacrifice is noble and can be the source of great joy.”

― Eric Metaxas

“Our longing for immortality is good! It was put there on purpose. We were meant – from the moment of our creation – to live forever.”

― Eric Metaxas

“Let me tell you something you already know: reading is critically important – especially for Christian believers. God, after all, reveals Himself to us in the written words of Scripture. Think about it: when we read the Word, we place ourselves in the very presence of God.”

― Eric Metaxas

“A Christian worldview impacts every area of life. Including making your house a home.”

― Eric Metaxas

“Home is – or should be – a place for companionship, for rearing children and having friends and family over for meals while the dog begs for scraps under the table.”

― Eric Metaxas

“Ultrasound is instrumental in the fight against abortion precisely because it allows women to make an informed choice by shedding light in a place which, for most of its history, has been shrouded in secrecy.”

― Eric Metaxas

“It’s a fact that if Hillary Clinton is elected, the country’s chance to have a Supreme Court that values the Constitution – and the genuine liberty and self-government for which millions have died – is gone. Not for four years, or eight, but forever.”

― Eric Metaxas

“For many of us, this is very painful, pulling the lever for someone many think odious. But please consider this: A vote for Donald Trump is not necessarily a vote for Donald Trump himself. It is a vote for those who will be affected by the results of this election. Not to vote is to vote. God will not hold us guiltless.”

― Eric Metaxas

“Part of my life’s thesis is that we live in a culture that has bought into the patently silly idea that there is a divide between the secular world and the faith world.”

― Eric Metaxas

“Largely, the people driving abolition did it because of what they believed from the Bible.”

― Eric Metaxas

“You can’t fool children.”

― Eric Metaxas

“In some sense, there is no such thing as writing for children.”

― Eric Metaxas

“The odds against life in the universe are simply astonishing. Yet here we are, not only existing, but talking about existing. What can account for it? Can every one of those many parameters have been perfect by accident? At what point is it fair to admit that science suggests that we cannot be the result of random forces?”

― Eric Metaxas

“Doesn’t assuming that an intelligence created these perfect conditions require far less faith than believing that a life-sustaining Earth just happened to beat the inconceivable odds to come into being?”

― Eric Metaxas

“The greatest miracle of all time, without any close seconds, is the universe. It is the miracle of all miracles, one that ineluctably points with the combined brightness of every star to something – or Someone – beyond itself.”

― Eric Metaxas

“I came to the conclusion over time that Trump is not the person I feared he was in the beginning when I was against him.”

― Eric Metaxas

“When Trump says America first, it doesn’t mean cheering for America only. It means if you want to care for your neighbors, you have to make sure that you are yourself, first, healthy.”

― Eric Metaxas

“Here’s one thing the media and all of us should learn: Trump is not wrong nearly as much as everybody says he’s wrong.”

― Eric Metaxas

“We’ve always been the most generous nation in the world when it comes to caring for those outside of our borders.”

― Eric Metaxas

“Trump errs on the side of bluster sometimes for effect, but I don’t think that the people who voted for him, most of them, would ever be for not caring for immigrants or refugees. People in the church know it’s our obligation.”

― Eric Metaxas

“Restricting the religious impulses of Americans is precisely like killing free enterprise with too many regulations.”

― Eric Metaxas

“America is fundamentally exceptional. No one in the history of the world had ever done anything to compare with what the Founders did, creating a fragile mechanism by which men and women could actually govern themselves.”

― Eric Metaxas

“Most people really have no problem with the idea of a creator God. Their question is just what is this God like, how can I know about him, how can I know him.”

― Eric Metaxas

“I thought a book on miracles might be a great idea, but just because it’s a great idea doesn’t mean I’m supposed to do it. But my editor persisted, and eventually I thought, ‘He’s right. I should write this book.’”

― Eric Metaxas

“Miracles are supposed to point us to Him, but we can get to God without miracles. It is God himself we should long for rather than for the miracles that point to him. To get caught up in wanting miracles is a bit like thinking the destination of a road trip is the highway you’re supposed to take.”

― Eric Metaxas

“I think that there are deceptive forces out there that will try to lead us away from God, and we really do need to be careful.”

― Eric Metaxas

“The only leader America should ever have is someone who understands that the people are the government.”

― Eric Metaxas

“Freedom requires virtue. Virtue requires faith. And faith, in turn, requires freedom. You can’t have coerced state-sanctioned religion. It has to be utterly free.”

― Eric Metaxas

“If America is an idea, which it is – we’re not a nation of ethnic groups that say we’re Americans because we have American blood; we have the blood of every nation in our veins – and there’s something really beautiful about that, but it means that we are an idea and that we all have to buy into this idea.”

― Eric Metaxas

“Thinking about the sins of others give us a feeling of moral superiority. But thinking about our own sins is a humbling experience, which is generally much less fun.”

― Eric Metaxas

“I’m the author of several books, including children’s books.”

― Eric Metaxas

“I think the fact that I use salty words in my Bonhoeffer book would tip you off that I’m no prude, exactly.”

― Eric Metaxas

“As an undergrad, I was the editor of the Yale humor magazine, and since then, I’ve published humor in the ‘New York Times’ and ‘Atlantic,’ among other places.”

― Eric Metaxas

“Even if you aren’t a believer, there are incredible stories in the ‘good book’ that I guarantee you will keep you glued to the page. The Bible is no less a part of our cultural heritage than Shakespeare is – and by the way, Shakespeare’s plays are absolutely loaded with Biblical references.”

― Eric Metaxas

“Being an American is something we need to learn and understand.”

― Eric Metaxas

“America is the only nation in the world based on an idea – freedom and self-government – so if we don’t understand that idea and what sacrifices were made to win that freedom and keep it for over two centuries, how can we possibly continue to keep it?”

― Eric Metaxas

“Often, we have only focused on what we’ve done wrong as a nation. Of course we should face our sins and our mistakes. But if we get stuck there and don’t focus on where we’ve come from and how we’ve overcome those sins and mistakes, we are truly to be pitied.”

― Eric Metaxas

“Every country has things to be proud of and to celebrate.”

― Eric Metaxas

“God gave men and women work to do in the Garden before the Fall.”

― Eric Metaxas

“Work is not optional for those able to do work, and that’s most of us. There are to be no shirkers in the Lord’s kingdom.”

― Eric Metaxas

“Work allows us to take care of God’s creation and bring glory to Him as His stewards.”

― Eric Metaxas

“Sometimes you have to hold your nose and vote for the person who is going to do the least damage or who is maybe going to pull you back from the brink.”

― Eric Metaxas

“Donald Trump is not some great man of virtue, but this much I’ll say for him: I think he loves America, and I don’t think he wants to line his own pockets.”

― Eric Metaxas

“Men and women are complements to each other, physically and otherwise.”

― Eric Metaxas

“You and I must demonstrate love to our gay neighbors, of course, remembering that we are ultimately engaged in spiritual warfare. But we should boldly stand up when our rights as citizens and the demands of our conscience are threatened.”

― Eric Metaxas

“David Frum, every now and again, comes up with something pretty darn brilliant.”

― Eric Metaxas

“For proof that our culture has gone to the dogs, look no further than the bizarrely parental ways many Americans talk about our furry friends.”

― Eric Metaxas

“People everywhere see the True, the Beautiful, and the Good and long to know their source. And, thank God, He has revealed Himself!”

― Eric Metaxas

“Created in the awesome image of God, men and women know that life has a meaning beyond ‘eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow we die.’”

― Eric Metaxas

“The truth is many singles deeply desire and pray for marriage.”

― Eric Metaxas

“We all can do our part to address America’s anger mismanagement crisis. And for us Christians, it starts with a little more faith, hope, and love.”

― Eric Metaxas

“As Christians, we sin with anger because we lack faith in God’s ability to provide for or protect us.”

― Eric Metaxas

“One of my favorite things about America is our breathtaking collection of national and state parks, many of which boast wonders the Psalmist would envy.”

― Eric Metaxas

“Quite simply, our isolation from nature has become isolation from God’s Word. Cocooned in our manmade world of climate-controlled homes, cars, subways, and high-rises, we’re finding it easier to live as practical atheists.”

― Eric Metaxas
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