Francis Chan Quotes

“Can you worship a God who isn’t obligated to explain His actions to you? Could it be your arrogance that makes you think God owes you an explanation?” 

“Our greatest fear should not be of failure but of succeeding at things in life that don’t really matter.”

“It is not scientific doubt, not atheism, not pantheism, not agnosticism, that in our day and in this land is likely to quench the light of the gospel. It is a proud, sensuous, selfish, luxurious, church-going, hollow-hearted prosperity.”

“What if I told you to stop talking at God for a while, but instead to take a long, hard look at Him before you speak another word? Solomon warned us not to rush into God’s presence with words. That’s what fools do.”

Francis Chan

Francis Chan

“But God doesn’t call us to be comfortable. He calls us to trust Him so completely that we are unafraid to put ourselves in situations where we will be in trouble if He doesn’t come through.”

“Not being able to fully understand God is frustrating but it is ridiculous for us to think we have the right to limit God to something we are capable of comprehending. What a stunted, insignificant god that would be! If my mind is the size of a soda can and God is the size of all the oceans, it would be stupid for me to say He is only the small amount of water I can scoop into my little can. God is so much bigger, so far beyond our time-encased, air/food/sleep-dependent lives.”

“Lukewarm people don’t really want to be saved from their sin; they want only to be saved from the penalty of their sin.”

“Why is it that we believe God’s promises of blessing but not his promises of punishment?”

“If a guy were dating my daughter but didn’t want to spend the gas money to come pick her up or refused to buy her dinner because it cost too much, I would question whether he were really in love with her. In the same way, I question whether many American churchgoers are really in love with God because they are so hesitant to do anything for Him.”

Bonus: Check out THIS EXCELLENT SHORT VIDEO, where Francis Chan responds to the popular idea that we can somehow have “a private, personal kind of faith” – without needing the Church.


7 thoughts on “Francis Chan Quotes

  1. Reblogged this on the fertile paradox and commented:
    Wow! If I hadn’t already been convicted enough by Francis Chan this weekend… Don’t read this dude if you aren’t ready to give up more. He’ll just make you upset and uncomfortable.

  2. Am I correct in thinking that Francis Chan never speaks about the quintessential moral issues of our time…abortion and homosesuality? If so, why is that?

    • Just thot I’d say that I like much about Francis and his ministry, but there are certain obligations which Christian clearly have to orphans, especially, which may not be safely neglected.

    • Yeah I completely agree. I feel like abortion in particular is something that every Christian must be compelled to speak out strongly against.

  3. For everyone that is questioning Francis on what he is and isn’t speaking out about ,what about you ? Are you speaking out against the very things you say he doesn’t speak out on ?

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