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Miscellaneous Thomas Watson Quotes

See also some quotes taken from A Christian Soldier, Taking Heaven by Storm.

God loves a broken heart, not a divided heart. - The Upright Man's Character

If there is anything excellent, it is salvation; if there be anything necessary, it is working out salvation; if there be any tool to work with, tis holy fear. - The One Thing Necessary

Many think they repent when it is not the offense but the penalty that troubles them. - The One Thing Necessary

Religion will cost us the tears of repentance and the blood of persecution. - The Beatitudes: Persecution

Every pardon a sinner hath is written in Christ's blood. - The Christian's Charter

Godly sorrow shows itself to be ingenuous because when a Christian knows that he is out of the gun-shot of hell and shall never be damned, yet still he grieves for sinning against that free grace which has pardoned him. - The Doctrine of Repentance

Regarding riches and worldly wealth:
The bee may suck a little honey from the leaf, but put it in a barrel of honey and it dies. Christians must stave of the world so that it does not get into their heart (Psalm 62:10). Water is useful to the ship and helps it to sail better to the haven, but let the water get into the ship, if it is not pumped out, it drowns the ship. So riches are useful and convenient for our passage. We sail more comfortably with them through the troubles of this world; but if the water gets into the ship, if love of riches gets into the heart, then we are drowned by them (1 Timothy 6:9). - The Puritan Pulpit - Thomas Watson

How many souls have been blown into hell with the wind of popular applause? - The Puritan Pulpit - Thomas Watson

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