Theodore Cuyler, fully Theodore Ledyard Cuyler

Theodore
Cuyler, fully Theodore Ledyard Cuyler
1822
1909

American Presbyterian Minister and Religious Writer

Author Quotes

None but a theology that came out of eternity can carry you and me safely to and through eternity.

As a child walking over a slippery and dangerous path cries out, "Father, I am falling!" and has but a moment to catch his father's hand, so every believer sees hours when only the hand of Jesus comes between him and the abysses of destruction.

Oh, be assured fellow teachers, that there is no time in life so favorable to sound conversion as early childhood.

As long as we work on God's line, He will aid us. When we attempt to work on our own lines, He rebukes us with failure.

Religion's home is in the conscience.—Its watchword is the word "ought."—Its highest joy is in doing God's will.

Blessed be the discipline which makes me reach out my soul's roots into closer union with Jesus! Blessed be the dews of the Spirit which keep my leaf ever green! Blessed be the trials which shake down the ripe, golden fruits from the branches.

Sufficient to each day are the duties to be done and the trials to be endured. God never built a Christian strong enough to carry today's duties and tomorrow's anxieties piled on the top of them.

Conversation by the Holy Spirit is a spiritual illumination of the soul. God’s grace lights up the dark heart.

Every man has in himself a continent of undiscovered character. Happy is he who acts the Columbus to his own soul.

It is the easiest thing in the world for us to obey God when He command us to do what we like, and to trust Him when the path is all sunshine. The real victory of faith is to trust God in the dark, and through the dark. Let us be assured of this, that if the lesson and the rod are of His appointing, and that His all-wise love has engineered the deep tunnel of trial on the heavenward road, He will never desert us during the discipline. The vital thing for us is not to deny and desert Him.

Know what your sin is and confess it; but do not imagine that you have approved yourself a penitent by confessing sin in the abstract.

Let your religion be seen. Lamps do not talk, but they do shine. A light house sounds no drum, it beats no gong; yet, far over the waters, its friendly light is seen by the mariner.

A precious book is a foretaste of immortality.

Tears never yet saved a soul. Hell is full of weepers weeping over lost opportunities, perhaps over the rejection of an offered Saviour. Your Bible does not say, “Weep, and be saved.” It says, “Believe, and be saved.” Faith is better than feeling.

You never will be saved by works; but let us tell you most solemnly that you never will be saved without works.

Repentance, to be of any avail, must work a change of heart and conduct.

Author Picture
First Name
Theodore
Last Name
Cuyler, fully Theodore Ledyard Cuyler
Birth Date
1822
Death Date
1909
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American Presbyterian Minister and Religious Writer