The sayings of ‘Doctor Bob’

Communications Staff — September 24, 2014

A.T. Robertson published 45 books, including his massive "A Grammar of the Greek New Testament" and six-volume "Word Pictures in the New Testament."
A.T. Robertson published 45 books, including his massive “A Grammar of the Greek New Testament” and six-volume “Word Pictures in the New Testament.”

EDITOR’S NOTE: Eighty years after his death, Southern Seminary’s A.T. Robertson is remembered for the monumental achievement of his life and work. Robertson published extensively in New Testament studies, and below are some of his most notable sayings in his writings and classroom lectures.

“The Greek New Testament is the New Testament. All else is translation.”

 

“The greatest proof that the Bible is inspired is that it has stood so much bad preaching.”

 

“After a poor recitation one day, Dr. Robertson said: ‘Well, excuse me, brother, but all I can do for you is pray for you and flunk you.’”

 

“The Lord won’t hear your prayers if you don’t treat your wives right. Don’t look at me, Brother! It’s a dangerous thing to get married if you still mean to pray.”

 

“If a numbskull comes to the seminary and goes away a numbskull, do not blame the seminary. For some men are hard to teach.”

 

“There are so many young Spurgeons, but so few of them grow up.”

 

“When you stop growing you are dead.”

 

“A minister ought to be a gentleman even though he is a minister.”

 

“Preaching … is the most dangerous thing in the world.”

 

“Give a man an open Bible, an open mind, a conscience in good working order, and he will have a hard time to keep from being a Baptist.”

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