Bible Quotes

We consider the bibles and religions divine – I do not say they are not divine, I say they have all grown out of you and may grow out of you still, It is not they who give the life – it is you who give the life; Leaves are not more shed from the […]

In my schoolboy days I had no aversion to slavery. I was not aware there was anything wrong with it. No one arraigned it in my hearing; the local papers said nothing against it; the local pulpit taught us that God approved it, that it was a holy thing and that the doubter need only […]

When I think of all the harm the Bible has done, I despair of ever writing anything to equal it.

If God spare my life, ere many years I will cause a boy who drives the plough to know more of the scriptures than you do.

If he (god) is wise, why did he not compose a coherent account of what he wanted mankind to do? No, the Bible is not such an account; nobody can agree in what it says. The very god who, according to those who believe in him, made every last electron spin in its orbit everywhere […]

We bring our insights to illuminate the Bible and the more we do so, the more the text of Scripture illuminates our lives.

This Bible is for the government of the people, by the people and for the people.

There’s no more central theme in the Bible than the immorality of inequality. Jesus speaks more about the gap between rich and poor than he does about heaven and hell.

All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. (2 Timothy 3:16-17)

The Bible is a radical book, but radicalism of that sort, a literary sort, can always be repressed through interpretation, overwhelmed by erudition, constrained by legal enactment.