3 Soren Kierkegaard’s Quotes On Christian Life


On Being Christlike
Present-day Christendom really lives as if the situation were as follows: Christ is the great hero and benefactor who has once and for all secured salvation for us; now we must merely be happy and delighted with the innocent goods of earthly life and leave the rest to Him. But Christ is essentially the exemplar, that is we are to resemble Him, not mere profit from Him.  ― The Journals of Søren Kierkegaard

On Obedience to God
This much is certain: The greatest thing each person can is to give himself to God utterly and unconditionally—weakness, fears, and all. For God love obedience more than good intentions or second-best offerings, which are all too often made under the guide of weakness.  ― Provocations: Spiritual Writings of Kierkegaard

On Observing Scripture
The Bible is very easy to understand. But we Christians are a bunch of scheming swindlers. We pretend to be unable to understand it because we know very well that the minute we understand, we are obliged to act accordingly.  ― Provocations: Spiritual Writings of Kierkegaard