Charles C. Ryrie Quotes.

11. "The ministries of the Spirit involve teaching (John 16:12–15), guiding (Rom. 8:14), assuring (Rom. 8:16), praying (Rom. 8:26), the exercise of spiritual gifts (1 Cor. 12:7), and warring against the flesh (Gal. 5:17). All of these depend for their full manifestation on the filling of the Spirit (Eph. 5:18)."
- Charles C. Ryrie, Balancing the Christian Life: 25th Anniversary Edition

12. "A new Christian cannot be called spiritual, simply because he has not had sufficient time to grow and develop in Christian knowledge and experience."
- Charles C. Ryrie, Balancing the Christian Life: 25th Anniversary Edition

13. "A Christian of longer standing may not be spiritual, not because he has had insufficient time but because during the years of his Christian life he has not allowed the Holy Spirit to control him."
- Charles C. Ryrie, Balancing the Christian Life: 25th Anniversary Edition

14. "To be filled with the Spirit means to be controlled by"
- Charles C. Ryrie, Balancing the Christian Life: 25th Anniversary Edition

15. "That word maturity seems to hold the key to the concept of spirituality, for Christian maturity is the growth which the Holy Spirit produces over a period of time in the believer."
- Charles C. Ryrie, Balancing the Christian Life: 25th Anniversary Edition

16. "Spirituality is a grownup yet growing relation to the Holy Spirit."
- Charles C. Ryrie, Balancing the Christian Life: 25th Anniversary Edition

17. "While this may simply be another way of saying that spirituality is Christian maturity, it tries to delineate more openly the factors of Spirit-control over a period of time."
- Charles C. Ryrie, Balancing the Christian Life: 25th Anniversary Edition

18. "By the word genuine I mean biblical, for only in the Bible do we have truth that is indisputably reliable. For this reason, the Bible must be the guide and test for all of our experiences in the spiritual life, for biblical spirituality is the only genuine spirituality."
- Charles C. Ryrie, Balancing the Christian Life: 25th Anniversary Edition

19. "By wholesome I mean balanced. There is nothing more devastating to the practice of spiritual living than an imbalance."
- Charles C. Ryrie, Balancing the Christian Life: 25th Anniversary Edition

20. "It is more important to be than to do, for if I am what God wants me to be, then I will do what He wants me to do. If I try to promote a program, however well-meaning, without personal holiness, it will be tainted by the defects of my life. It may lack the direction of full knowledge of the Word, or the discernment of maturity, or the direction that comes through unclouded fellowship with the Lord. Primarily we do not need to develop programs, but people."
- Charles C. Ryrie, The Christian and Social Responsibility

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