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Tim Keller Quotes on Love: 6 Memorable Statements From Evangelical Christian Leader

By    |   Tuesday, 19 May 2015 05:21 PM

Tim Keller is widely known as the founding pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City, as well as an evangelical Christian author whose books have sold more than 1 million copies, according to his website.

But Keller is also recognized for his authority on love, from his love for Jesus Christ and the Bible to his passion for reaching large urban centers by planting churches in global cities through his organization Redeemer City to City.

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Here are six memorable quotes from Keller on the topic of love as found in his books, through his public messages and via his Twitter account, which is followed by 203,000 people:

1. "Vows give love a chance and create stability so the feelings of love, always very fitful and fragile, can grow strong and deep over time." (Source: Twitter)

2. "Real love, the Bible says, instinctively desires permanence." (Source: Hear It First)

3. "To be loved but not known is comforting but superficial. To be known and not loved is our greatest fear. But to be fully known and truly loved is, well, a lot like being loved by God. It is what we need more than anything. It liberates us from pretense, humbles us out of our self-righteousness, and fortifies us for any difficulty life can throw at us." (Source: "The Meaning of Marriage")

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4. "Falling in love in a Christian way is to say, “I am excited about your future and I want to be part of getting you there. I'm signing up for the journey with you. Would you sign up for the journey to my true self with me? It's going to be hard but I want to get there." (Source: Good Reads)

5. "Love without truth is sentimentality; it supports and affirms us but keeps us in denial about our flaws. Truth without love is harshness; it gives us information but in such a way that we cannot really hear it. God's saving love in Christ, however, is marked by both radical truthfulness about who we are and yet also radical, unconditional commitment to us. The merciful commitment strengthens us to see the truth about ourselves and repent. The conviction and repentance moves us to cling to and rest in God's mercy and grace." (Source: The Meaning of Marriage)

6. "The Christian Gospel is that I am so flawed that Jesus had to die for me, yet I am so loved and valued that Jesus was glad to die for me. This leads to deep humility and deep confidence at the same time. It undermines both swaggering and sniveling. I cannot feel superior to anyone, and yet I have nothing to prove to anyone. I do not think more of myself nor less of myself. Instead, I think of myself less." (Source: The Reason for God)

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