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Keller: Billy Sunday offers timeless wisdom

Billy Sunday (born William Ashley Sunday) 1862 – 1935 was known as one of the most exciting and successful U.S. Christian evangelists. I thought it would be refreshing to share the following, which are some of his sayings taken from “Echoes from Glory.”

  1. Your reputation is what people say about you.  Your character is what God and your wife know about you.
  2. If you took no more care of yourself physically than spiritually, you’d be just as dried up physically as you are spiritually.
  3. Look into the preaching Jesus did and you will find it was aimed straight at the big sinners on the front seats.
  4. Churches don’t need new members half as much as they need the old bunch made over.
  5. There wouldn’t be so many non-churchgoers if there were not so many non-going churches.
  6. Home is the place we love best and grumble the most.
  7. There is more power in a mother’s hand than in a king’s scepter.
  8. I don’t believe there are devils enough in hell to pull a boy out of the arms of a godly mother.
  9. Don’t stop with telling your boy to do right.  Show him how.
  10. Better to die an old maid, sister, than marry the wrong man.
  11. Riches have never yet given anybody either peace or rest.
  12. God keeps no half-way house.  It’s either heaven or hell for you and me.
  13. The reason you don’t like the Bible, you old sinner, is because it knows all about you.
  14. Live so that when the final summons comes you will leave something more behind you than an epitaph on a tombstone or an obituary in a newspaper.

 If you have any questions, or comments, please write to Get High on Life, P.O. Drawer U, Reserve, LA 70094, call 985-652-8477, or email hkeller@comcast.net.