Rich Mullins – 22 Years Later
I think my music is pretty theological. I think it has a lot to do with a belief that I hold which says that there really is a God and that this God really does love us and that He had made himself known to us in Jesus Christ. I think anyone who is honestly allowing God to confront them is going to be changed daily. ~ Rich Mullins
Look at us all – we are all of us lost and in all of our different ways of pretending, we all fool ourselves into the very same hell. Look at the cross – we are all of us loved and one God meets us all at the point of our common need and brings to all of us – all who will let Him – salvation. ~ Rich Mullins
Rich Mullins, Oct 21, 1955 – Sep 19, 1997
Deliver us from evil – from moral duplicity and weakness, from laziness and spiritual complacency, from those lies we tell ourselves from our fear of facing the truth.
~ Rich Mullins
It’s not the job of government to help the poor. The church is the mechanism that God put on earth to help the poor. ~Rich Mullins
It’s just that for so many people that I know, Christianity’s this matter of… it has everything to do with morals. Christianity is a religion about morals. And they will even talk about Jesus. And they will say kids need to know about Jesus so they won’t smoke, drink, or dance, or go with girls that do, and all that kind of thing. And I kinda go, ‘That’s not why people need to know about Jesus. The only reason – The only possible excuse for talking about Jesus is because we need a Savior.’ ~ Rich Mullins
My salvation has very little to do with anything that I have done… Jesus will go to any lengths to draw us to himself. ~ Rich Mullins
God loves us completely. And He knew us at our worst before He ever began to love us at all. ~ Rich Mullins
God is a wild man…should you encounter him…hang on for dear life-or let go for dear life is a better way to say it. ~ Rich Mullins
I have a word for you. I know your whole life story. I know every skeleton in your closet. I know every moment of sin, shame, dishonesty and degraded love that has darkened your past. Right now I know your shallow faith, your feeble prayer life, your inconsistent discipleship. And my word is this: I dare you to trust that I love you just as you are, and not as you should be. Because you’re never going to be as you should be.
~ Brennan Manning
“We were given the Scriptures to humble us into realizing that God is right, and the rest of us are just guessing.” ~ Rich Mullins