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    And hence he must be invisible; for a spirit cannot be seen by the eye of man: nor is there any thing in this principle contradictory to reason or experience.
    — Adam Clarke
    tags: experience  eyes  spirit 
     
    As a revelation from God, they have stood the test of many ages; and as such maintained their ground against every species of enemy, and every mode of attack. Truth is mighty, and must prevail.
    — Adam Clarke
    tags: enemies  truth  enemy  god 
     
    The Scriptures of the Old and New Testament, said an eminent scholar, have God for their Author, the Salvation of mankind for their end, and Truth without any mixture of error for their matter.
    — Adam Clarke
    tags: truth  mankind  god  salvation  author 
     
    If you go forward in the spirit of the original apostles and followers of Jesus Christ, trusting not in man but in the living God, he will enable you to pull down the strong holds of sin and Satan, and that work by which he is pleased will prosper in your hands.
    — Adam Clarke
    tags: men  work  living  strong  god  jesus  sin  christ  satan  spirit 
     
    Many talk much, and indeed well, of what Christ has done for us: but how little is spoken of what he is to do in us! and yet all that he has done for us is in reference to what he is to do in us.
    — Adam Clarke
    tags: christ 
     
    Few men can be said to have inimitable excellencies: let us watch them in their progress from infancy to manhood, and we shall soon be convinced that what they attained was the necessary consequence of the line they pursued, and the means they used.
    — Adam Clarke
    The words contained in it were inspired by the Holy Spirit into the minds of faithful men, called Prophets and Seers in the Old Testament; and Evangelists and Apostles in the New.
    — Adam Clarke
    tags: men  holy  mind  spirit 
     
    Death to a good man is but passing through a dark entry, out of one little dusky room of his Father's house into another that is fair and large, lightsome and glorious, and divinely entertaining.
    — Adam Clarke
    tags: death  men  dark  father 
     
    I have lived to know that the secret of happiness is never to allow your energies to stagnate.
    — Adam Clarke
    tags: happiness  secret  energy 
     
    It is strictly and philosophically true in Nature and reason that there is no such thing as chance or accident; it being evident that these words do not signify anything really existing, anything that is truly an agent or the cause of any event; but they signify merely men's ignorance of the real an immediate cause.
    — Adam Clarke
    tags: chance  nature  true  real  ignorance 
     
    Remember that the word of God is not sent to particular persons, as if by name; and do not think you have no part in it, because you are not named there.
    — Adam Clarke
    tags: god 
     
    Now it would be as absurd to deny the existence of God, because we cannot see him, as it would be to deny the existence of the air or wind, because we cannot see it.
    — Adam Clarke
    tags: existence  god  absurd 
     
    The Bible is proved to be a revelation from God, by the reasonableness and holiness of its precepts; all its commands, exhortations, and promises having the most direct tendency to make men wise, holy, and happy in themselves, and useful to one another.
    — Adam Clarke
    tags: men  god  bible  holy  wise 
     
    But this Christ or Redeemer took not upon him the nature of angels, but the seed of Abraham, that is, human nature, that in the nature which sinned he might make the expiation required.
    — Adam Clarke
    tags: nature  human  christ  angel 
     
    It is to be regretted that few persons who have arrived at any degree of eminence or fame, have written Memorials of themselves, at least such as have embraced their private as well as their public life.
    — Adam Clarke
    tags: fame 
     
    To suppose more than one supreme Source of infinite wisdom, power, and all perfections, is to assert that there is no supreme Being in existence.
    — Adam Clarke
    It is the grace of God, that shows and condemns the sin that humbles us.
    — Adam Clarke
    tags: grace  god  sin 
     
    They who pray not, know nothing of God, and know nothing of the state of their own souls.
    — Adam Clarke
    tags: soul  god  pray 
     
    This is the case with thousands: they appear desirous of knowing the truth, but have not patience to wait in a proper way to receive an answer to their question.
    — Adam Clarke
    Now an infinite happiness cannot be purchased by any price less than that which is infinite in value; and infinity of merit can only result from a nature that is infinitely divine or perfect
    — Adam Clarke
    tags: happiness  nature  divine 
     
    Woe to that man who runs when God has not sent him; and woe to him who refuses to run, or who ceases to run, when God has sent him.
    — Adam Clarke
    tags: men  god 
     
    The grand obstacle to the salvation of the scribes and Pharisees was their pride, vanity and self-love. They lived on each other's praise. If they had acknowledged Christ as the only good teacher, they must have given up the good opinion of the multitude; and they chose rather to lose their souls than to forfeit their reputation among men!
    — Adam Clarke
    Prayer is not designed to inform God, but to give man a sight of his misery; to humble man's heart, to excite his desire, to inflame his faith, to animate his hope, to raise his soul from earth to heaven...
    — Adam Clarke
    tags: desires  men  heart  soul  earth  god  faith  prayer  hope  heaven 
     
    As preachers of the gospel of Jesus, do not expect worldly honors: these Jesus Christ neither took to himself, nor gave to his disciples.
    — Adam Clarke
    tags: jesus  disciple  christ  gospel 
     
    Let it ever be remembered that genuine faith in Christ will ever be productive of good works; for this faith worketh by love, as the apostle says, and love to God always produces obedience to his holy laws.
    — Adam Clarke
    tags: law  god  faith  christ  holy 
     
    The same sun that hardens the clay softens the wax.
    — Adam Clarke
    He who is completely sanctified, or cleansed from all sin, and dies in this state, is fit for glory.
    — Adam Clarke
    tags: die  sin 
     
    This perfection is the restoration of man to the state of holiness from which he fell, by creating him anew in Christ Jesus, and restoring to him that image and likeness of God which he has lost.
    — Adam Clarke
    tags: men  perfection  lost  god  jesus  christ 
     
    Deeply consider that it is your duty and interest to read the Holy Scriptures.
    — Adam Clarke
    tags: holy  read 
     
    Prayer requires more of the heart than of the tongue.
    — Adam Clarke
    tags: heart  prayer 
     
    To be filled with God is a great thing, to be filled with the fullness of God is still greater; to be filled with all the fullness of God is greatest of all.
    — Adam Clarke
    tags: god 
     
    We communicate happiness to others not often by great acts of devotion and self-sacrifice, but by the absence of fault-finding and censure, by being ready to sympathize with their notions and feelings, instead of forcing them to sympathize with ours.
    — Adam Clarke
    tags: happiness 
     
    If you be faithful, you will have that honor that comes from God: his Spirit will say in your hearts, Well done, good and faithful servants.
    — Adam Clarke
    tags: heart  spirit  honor 
     
    Whether the family of the Clarkes were of Norman extraction cannot be easily ascertained.
    — Adam Clarke
    Man may be considered as having a twofold origin - natural, which is common and the same to all - patronymic, which belongs to the various families of which the whole human race is composed.
    — Adam Clarke
    tags: men  human  race 
     
    All abuse and waste of God's creatures are spoil and robbery on the property of the Creator.
    — Adam Clarke
    tags: abuse  god  property 
     
    There is no such thing as chance or accident; the words merely signify our ignorance of some real and immediate cause.
    — Adam Clarke
    tags: chance  real  ignorance 
     
    However, all gifts seem now to be absorbed in one and a man must be either a Preacher or nothing.
    — Adam Clarke
    tags: men  gift 
     
    Pride works frequently under a dense mask, and will often assume the garb of humility.
    — Adam Clarke
    tags: work  humility  pride 
     
    Even papists could not see that a moral evil was detained in the soul through its physical connection with the body; and that it required the dissolution of this physical connection before the moral contagion could be removed.
    — Adam Clarke
    tags: evil  soul  morals 
     
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