Popular Phrases and the Christians Who Should Have Coined Them

, posted by Kevin Jackson

Below are some popular phrases, and next to the phrase is the name of the Christian who should have coined it. This is meant to be lighthearted. Additional suggestions welcome.


Nothing is certain but death and taxes. -Greg Boyd

What you see is what you get. -Paul Tillich

Pardon my French. -Mark Driscoll

Don’t put all your eggs in one basket. -Harold Camping

All you need is love. -Rob Bell

If it aint broke, don’t fix it. -Martin Luther

Damned if you do, damned if you don’t. -Theodore Beza

Better to have loved and lost than to have never loved at all. -Jacob Arminius

There’s a sucker born every minute. -Benny Hinn

All publicity is good publicity. -Pat Robertson

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. -C.S. Lewis

Beware of Greeks bearing gifts. -Irenaeus

Don’t upset the apple-cart. -Servetus

Is the Pope Catholic? -the Pope

It is better to give than to receive. -Joel Osteen

Don’t count your chickens until they’ve hatched. -John Calvin

It’s all Greek to me. -Augustine

People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones. -Robert Schuller

The itsy bitsy spider went up the water spout. -Jonathan Edwards

Don’t lose your head. -Johan van Oldenbarnevelt

Elvis has left the building. -Elvis (Hey, he sang gospel songs)

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