• “Force makes hypocrites, ’tis persuasion only that makes converts.” ~William Penn, Quaker founder of Pennsylvania, wrote in England’s Present Interest Considered, 1675

  • “Christ’s cross is Christ’s way to Christ’s crown . . . The unmortified Christian and the heathen are of the same religion, and the deity they truly worship is the god of this world . . . It is a false notion that they may be children of God while in a state of disobedience to his holy commandments, and disciples of Jesus though they revolt from his cross.” ~William Penn, No Cross, No Crown

  • THOUGH the knowledge and obedience of the doctrine of the Cross of Christ be of infinite moment to the souls of men, for that is the only door to true Christianity, and that path the ancients ever trod to blessedness; yet, with extreme affliction let me say, it is so little understood, so much neglected, and, what is worse, so bitterly contradicted by the vanity, superstition, and intemperance of professed Christians, that we must either renounce to believe what the Lord Jesus hath told us, that whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after Him, cannot be his disciple (Luke 24: 27); or, admitting that for truth, conclude, that the generality of Christendom do miserably deceive and disappoint themselves in the great business of Christianity, and their own salvation ~William Penn, No Cross, No Crown

  • THE great business of man’s life is to answer the end for which he lives, and that is to glorify God and save his own soul ~William Penn, No Cross, No Crown