Charles Hodge was one of the most influential theologians of the nineteenth century. During his time at Princeton Theological Seminary, Hodge instructed more than three thousand ministers, served as moderator of the Presbyterian General Assembly in 1846, helped revise the Presbyterian Church’s Book of Discipline, and served on the Board of Foreign Missions.
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In honor of this wonderful collection, we’ve put together 10 powerful quotes from Charles Hodge:
- “There is no form of conviction more intimate and irresistible than that which arises from the inward teaching of the Spirit.”
- “If the race fell in Adam, much more shall it be restored in Christ. If death reigned by one, much more shall grace reign by one.”
- “He is not to us a God afar off, with whom we have no immediate concern; but a God who is not far from any one of us, in whom we live, move, and have our being, who numbers the hairs of your head, and without whose notice a sparrow does not fall to the ground.”
- “Our duty, privilege, and security are in believing, not in knowing; in trusting God, and not our own understanding. They are to be pitied who have no more trustworthy teacher than themselves.”
- “He did not die for Himself, so neither did He obey for Himself. In both forms of His obedience He acted for us, as our representative and substitute, that through His righteousness many might be made righteous.”
- “Faith is not a blind, irrational conviction. In order to believe, we must know what we believe, and the grounds on which our faith rests.”
- “God promises to pardon, to receive into his favour, and finally to save all who believe the record which He has given of his Son. To believe, is therefore to believe this promise; and to appropriate this promise to ourselves is to believe that God is reconciled to us.”
- “Broad and firm is the foundation which God has laid for the hopes of his people. It is the rock of ages; Jehovah our righteousness.”
- “It was indispensable that God should be just in justifying the ungodly, but He does not thereby cease to be gracious, inasmuch as it was He who provided the ransom by which the objects of his love are redeemed from the curse of the law and the power of sin.”
- “[God] shows that He can be just and yet justify, love, sanctify, and glorify the chief of sinners. For which all sinners should render Him everlasting thanksgiving and praise.”
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