“The problem is not only to win souls but to save minds. If you win the whole world and lost the mind of the world, you will soon discover you have not won the world.”


— Charles Malik (1906-1987), President of the UN General Assembly


“Build bridges of friendship that will bear the weight of the truth.”


— Kim Gustafson, Common Grounds Consultants


“I preach the gospel all the time…sometimes I use words.”


— St. Francis of Assisi (1181-1226)


“We must not expect the power of Christ if we reject the program of Christ.”


— Charles Erdman


“The defense of the Gospel is most effective when combined with the demeanor of Christ.”


— Art Lindsley


“You’re invading our territory. Get back in your church, where you belong.”


— Jehovah Witnesses in Arlington, TX when they found Christians doing ministry in the streets


*“Will we bow before the god of culture? Or will we…give an account to all those who ask us not just what we believe but why?”


— Voddie Baucham, Baylor University professor


“All discussion, all debate, all dissidence tends to question and in consequence, to upset existing convictions; that is precisely its purpose and its justification.”


— Judge Learned Hand (1872-1961)


“Let’s pretend that you are someone who might be willing, in theory, at some point, possibly, to consider maybe doing something that, while not ‘evangelism’-type evangelism, still could be in some way construed as a sort of sharing of hope. Kind of.”


— Steven C. Bonsey, A Shy Person’s Guide to the Practice of Evangelism


“Evangelism is not selling Jesus, but showing Jesus; evangelism is not mere telling about Christ, but about being Christ.”


— Lee C. Camp, in “Mere Discipleship”


“Untilled ground, however rich, will bring forth thistles and thorns; so also the mind of man.”


— St. Teresa of Avila (1515-1582), Spanish Catholic mystic


“Whom you would change, you must first love.”


— Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968), civil rights leader


“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.”


— Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894), Scottish novelist and poet


“A man convinced against his will is of the same opinion still.”


— Unknown


“Be sure you do not treat those who do not share our true convictions in such a way that we make them glad we’re going to end up in separate destinations!”


“Be sure you do not treat those who do not share our true convictions in such a way that we make them glad we’re going to end up in separate destinations!”


— Dr. Andre Ong, Senior Pastor, International Christian Church, San Deigo, CA


“You know how many seeds are in an apple. But you don’t know how many apples are in a seed.”


— Rev. Robert Schuller (b. 1926), former Crystal Cathedral senior pastor


“Evangelism is: every day, in every way, helping my unsaved friend take one step closer to Jesus.”


— Dr. Dave Geisler, founder of Meekness and Truth Ministries


“I’ve always said, you know, that I don’t respect people who don’t proselytize, I don’t respect that at all. If you believe that there’s a heaven and hell, and people could be going to hell or not getting eternal life or whatever, and you think that, well, it’s not really worth telling them this because it would make it socially awkward; and atheists who think people shouldn’t proselytize, ‘Just leave me alone, and keep your religion to yourself,’ ah, how much do you have to hate somebody to not proselytize? How much do you have to hate somebody to believe that everlasting life is possible and not tell them that? I mean, if I believed beyond a shadow of a doubt that a truck was coming at you and you didn’t believe it, and that truck was bearing down on you, there’s a certain point where I tackle you, and this [topic of proselytizing] is more important than that.”


— Penn Jillette, half of the “Penn and Teller” show, magician/artist/comedian, and self-professed atheist, http://www.breitbart.tv/?p=245243