Thursday, February 9, 2012

Quotes by Jim Elliot


“He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose.”

“Forgive me for being so ordinary while claiming to know so extraordinary a God.”

“We are so utterly ordinary, so commonplace, while we profess to know a Power the Twentieth Century does not reckon with. But we are "harmless," and therefore unharmed. We are spiritual pacifists, non-militants, conscientious objectors in this battle-to-the-death with principalities and powers in high places. Meekness must be had for contact with men, but brass, outspoken boldness is required to take part in the comradeship of the Cross. We are "sideliners" -- coaching and criticizing the real wrestlers while content to sit by and leave the enemies of God unchallenged. The world cannot hate us, we are too much like its own. Oh that God would make us dangerous!”

“If we are the sheep of His pasture, remember that sheep are headed for the altar.”


  1. Dear Peyton,

    I came across your lovely blog sometime ago and really enjoy it. Thank you for sharing these great quotes by Jim Elliot. The messages in them really spoke to my heart, and challenged me today.

    In His love,
    ~Joy @

  2. I love these quotes. Elisabeth Elliot has some great ones as well! ;) I love quotes that make you think. =)

  3. Jim Elliot was a smart and AMAZING man!


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