God cannot change for the better, for He is already perfect. And being perfect, He cannot change for the worse.
— A. W. Pink
True conversion means turning not only from sin — but also from depending on self-made righteousness. This is the reason that self-righteous people are so angry with gospel preachers, because the gospel does not spare those who will not submit to the righteousness of Jesus Christ!
— George Whitefield
But know that to serve God is nothing else than to serve your neighbor and do good to him in love — be it a child, wife, servant, enemy, friend. If you do not find yourself among the needy and the poor, where the Gospel shows us Christ, then you may know that your faith is not right, and that you have not yet tasted of Christ’s benevolence and work for you.
— Martin Luther
The torments of Hell abide forever. If all the earth and sea were sand, and every thousandth year a little bird should come, and take away one grain of this sand — it would be a long time before that vast heap of sand were emptied. Yet, if after all that time the damned may come out of Hell, there would be some hope. But this word FOREVER breaks the heart!
— Thomas Watson