Alexander Whyte         (1837-1921)

The Scottish preacher was one of the most eloquent of his day. Nobody preached about Bible characters with the flare that Alexander did. Here are a few quotes from Alexander Whyte about the people and the principles of scripture.



“Abraham was the father of the faithful. And Lot was the father of all such as are scarcely saved.”

BOAZ AND RUTH (and the Church)

“A happy pair, with a romantic history behind them, and with a future before them that it had not entered into their sweetest dreams to dream. With all that, it is not at all to be wondered at that the Church of Christ, with such a dash of romance and mysticism in her heart, should have seen in Ruth’s husband, Boaz, a far-off figure of her own husband, Jesus Christ.”


“What a man chooses, and how a man chooses when opportunities and alternatives and choices are put before him–nothing more surely discovers (reveals)a man than that.”


“Such surprises of providence, such opportunities of making ourselves a new heart, are occurring continually. Sometimes it has been at a time of sorrow, and sometimes at a time of joy and gladness.”


“But grace has only one direction that it can take. Grace always flows down.”


“”Just think what all must have been in Peter’s mind as he stood up in Solomon’s porch to preach the Pentecost sermon… You may be sure that it was as much to himself as to the murderers of the Prince of Life that Peter went on that day to preach and say, ‘Repent, therefore, that your sins may be blotted out; since God hath sent His Son to bless you, in turning away every one of you from his iniquities.”


“Prayer is a rising up and a drawing near to God in mind and in heart, and in spirit.”

“Prayer is the only way to amend your life: and without prayer, it will never be mended.”


“Our reputation is our first and our chief regard in what we do. At any rate, when I watch the working of my own heart in this matter and then write honestly out of my own heart, this is what I am compelled to write: I am Jonah.”

You can read Alexander Whyte’s Lights4God biography here-




About William E. Richardson

I'm married to a wonderful woman named Deb. We're the parents of a son and daughter who bring great joy to our lives. I currently pastor the Assembly of God church in Afton, Iowa.
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