65 Randy Alcorn Quotes from American Protestant Author

Randy Alcorn is a well-known author and the founder of Eternal Perspective Ministries (EPM) a nonprofit that teaches God’s Word and helps those in need worldwide.

He emphasizes the importance of using our resources to make a lasting impact.
Before founding EPM in 1990 Alcorn was a pastor and earned theological degrees from Multnomah University and Western Seminary.

He has written over 50 books including several bestsellers like “Heaven” and “The Treasure Principle.”

Randy Alcorn Quotes

His writings have sold over eleven million copies and been translated into more than seventy languages.

Alongside writing Alcorn actively engages with his audience through social media and various programs.

He lives in Oregon with his wife Nanci and enjoys spending time with his family biking and underwater photography.

Here are some of the most famous quotes by Randy Alcorn.

Best Randy Alcorn Quotes


Real gold fears no fire. ~ Randy Alcorn.

God doesn’t look at just what we give. He also looks at what we keep. ~ Randy Alcorn.

He who lays up treasures in heaven looks forward to eternity. ~ Randy Alcorn.

You can’t take it with you – but you can send it on ahead. ~ Randy Alcorn.

Don’t forget that the most effective form of child abuse is giving a child everything they want. ~ Randy Alcorn.

Any concept of grace that makes us feel more comfortable sinning is not biblical grace. God’s grace never encourages us to live in sin, on the contrary, it empowers us to say no to sin and yes to truth. ~ Randy Alcorn.

The grace that has freed us from bondage to sin is desperately needed to free us from our bondage to materialism. ~ Randy Alcorn.

Jesus tells you exactly how to get it. Put your money in missions-and in your church and the poor-and your heart will follow. ~ Randy Alcorn.

Someday this upside-down world will be turned right side up. Nothing in all eternity will turn it back again. If we are wise, we will use our brief lives on earth positioning ourselves for the turn. ~ Randy Alcorn.

Grace never ignores the awful truth of our depravity; in fact it emphasizes it. The worse we realize we are the greater we realize God’s grace. ~ Randy Alcorn.

Hell is not evil; it’s a place where evil gets punished. Hell is not pleasant, appealing, or encouraging. But Hell is morally good, because a good God must punish evil. ~ Randy Alcorn.

A disciple does not ask, “How much can I keep?” but, “How much more can I give?” Whenever we start to get comfortable with our level of giving, it’s time to raise it again. ~ Randy Alcorn.

Teach your children gratefulness. Do all you can to deliver them from our culture’s poisonous entitlement mentality. ~ Randy Alcorn.

God is grooming us for leadership. He’s watching to see how we demonstrate our faithfulness. He does that through his apprenticeship program, one that prepares us for Heaven. Christ is not simply preparing a place for us; he is preparing us for that place. ~ Randy Alcorn.

Many Christians dread the thought of leaving this world. Why? Because so many have stored up their treasures on earth, not in heaven. Each day brings us closer to death. If your treasures are on earth, that means each day brings you closer to losing your treasures. ~ Randy Alcorn.

Truth-oriented Christians love studying Scripture and theology. But sometimes they’re quick to judge and slow to forgive. They’re strong on truth, weak on grace. ~ Randy Alcorn.

Top Randy Alcorn Quotes

When you leave this world, will you be known as one who accumulated treasures on earth that you couldn’t keep? Or will you be recognized as one who invested treasures in heaven that you couldn’t lose? ~ Randy Alcorn.

For Christians this present life is the closest they will come to Hell. For unbelievers, it is the closest they will come to Heaven. ~ Randy Alcorn.

Cheap grace replaces truth with tolerance, lowering the bar so everyone can jump over it and we can all feel good about ourselves. ~ Randy Alcorn.

Christ offers us the incredible opportunity to trade temporary goods and currency for eternal rewards. ~ Randy Alcorn.

For the Christian, death is not the end of adventure but a doorway from a world where dreams and adventures shrink, to a world where dreams and adventures forever expand. ~ Randy Alcorn.

It’s dangerous faith in our untamed Savior that leads us to the joy we crave. ~ Randy Alcorn.

Your children should love the Lord, work hard, and experience the joy of trusting God. More important than leaving your children an inheritance is leaving them a spiritual heritage. If you left your children money they didn’t need, and if they were thinking correctly, wouldn’t they give it to God anyway? Then why not give it to God yourself, since He entrusted it to you? ~ Randy Alcorn.

I’ve heard people say, “I want more of a heart for missions.” I always respond, “Jesus tells you exactly how to get it. Put your money in missions – and in your church and the poor – and your heart will follow. ~ Randy Alcorn.

God gives us abundant material blessing so that we can give it away, and give it generously. ~ Randy Alcorn.

The best of life on Earth is a glimpse of Heaven; the worst of life is a glimpse of Hell. For Christians, this present life is the closest they will come to Hell. For unbelievers, it is the closest they will come to Heaven. ~ Randy Alcorn.

Famous Randy Alcorn Quotes

We are all theologians, either good ones or bad ones. I’d rather be a good one. Wouldn’t you? ~ Randy Alcorn.

In Heaven, to look into God’s eyes will be to see what we’ve always longed to see: the person who made us for His own good pleasure. Seeing God will be like seeing everything else for the first time. ~ Randy Alcorn.

What you do with your resources in this life is your autobiography. ~ Randy Alcorn.

If God was the owner, I was the manager. I needed to adopt a steward’s mentality toward the assets He had entrusted – not given – to me. A steward manages assets for the owner’s benefit. The steward carries no sense of entitlement to the assets he manages. It’s his job to find out what the owner wants done with his assets, then carry out his will. ~ Randy Alcorn.

Countless mistakes in marriage, parenting, ministry, and other relationships are failures to balance grace and truth. Sometimes we neglect both. Often we choose one over the other. ~ Randy Alcorn.

When men know they cannot hope in a country, in a political belief, or in themselves, they become free to hope in God. ~ Randy Alcorn.

Jesus didn’t tell us not to store up treasures. On the contrary, he commanded us to. He simply said, Stop storing them up in the wrong place, and start storing them up in the right place. ~ Randy Alcorn. ~ Randy Alcorn.

If we come to see the purpose of the universe as God’s long-term glory rather than our short-term happiness, then we will undergo a critical paradigm shift in tackling the problem of evil and suffering. The world has gone terribly wrong. God is going to fix it. First, for his eternal glory. Second, for our eternal good. ~ Randy Alcorn.

What we love about this life are the things that resonate with the life we were made for. The things we love are not merely the best this life has to offer – they are previews of the greater life to come. ~ Randy Alcorn.


To procrastinate obedience is to disobey God. ~ Randy Alcorn.

He who lays up treasures on earth spends his life backing away from his treasures. To him, death is loss. He who lays up treasures in heaven looks forward to eternity; he’s moving daily toward his treasures. To him, death is gain. He who spends his life moving toward his treasures has reason to rejoice. Are you despairing or rejoicing? ~ Randy Alcorn.

Popular Randy Alcorn Quotes

How we spend our time verifies what we value most: TV, the Internet, or God’s Word? ~ Randy Alcorn.

Seeking happiness apart from a right relationship God is like trying to turn on a light that’s unplugged. ~ Randy Alcorn.

If we get it wrong about Jesus, it doesn’t matter what else we get right. ~ Randy Alcorn.

Giving jump starts our relationship with God. It opens our fists so we can receive what God has for us. ~ Randy Alcorn.

God prospers me not to raise my standard of living, but to raise my standard of giving. ~ Randy Alcorn.

It is by serving God and others that we store up heavenly treasures. Everyone gains; no one loses. ~ Randy Alcorn.

Giving is the safety valve that releases the excess pressure of wealth.

Sin and death and suffering and war and poverty are not natural – they are the devastating results of our rebellion against God. We long for a return to Paradise – a perfect world, without the corruption of sin, where God walks with us and talks with us in the cool of the day. ~ Randy Alcorn.

The currency of this world will be worthless at our death or at Christ’s return, both of which are imminent. ~ Randy Alcorn.

When our eyes are set on eternity, the news that someone has come to know the Savior means a great deal more than the news of a salary raise or the prospect of getting the latest high-tech gadget. ~ Randy Alcorn.

The greatest deterrent to giving is the illusion that this earth is our home. ~ Randy Alcorn.

For Christians this present life is the closest they will come to Hell. For unbelievers, it is the closest they will come to Heaven. ~ Randy Alcorn.

Something nonhuman doesn’t become human by getting older and bigger; whatever is human is human from the beginning. ~ Randy Alcorn.

Unless we learn how to humbly tell each other our giving stories, our churches will not learn to give. ~ Randy Alcorn.

Great Randy Alcorn Quotes

Worry is momentary atheism crying out for correction by trust in a good, sovereign God. Suffering breaks self-reliance. ~ Randy Alcorn.

Not only will we see His face and live, but we will likely wonder if we ever lived before we saw His face! ~ Randy Alcorn.


It’s always easier to avoid temptation than to resist it. ~ Randy Alcorn.

What is good about Good Friday? Why isn’t it called Bad Friday? Because out of the appallingly bad came what was inexpressibly good. And the good trumps the bad, because though the bad was temporary, the good is eternal. ~ Randy Alcorn.

Those who know their unworthiness seize grace as a hungry man seizes bread: the self-righteous resent grace. ~ Randy Alcorn.

Abundance isn’t God’s provision for me to live in luxury. It’s his provision for me to help others live. God entrusts me with his money not to build my kingdom on earth, but to build his kingdom in heaven. ~ Randy Alcorn.

The more you give, the more comes back to you, because God is the greatest giver in the universe, and He won’t let you outgive Him. Go ahead and try. See what happens. ~ Randy Alcorn.

Ironically, many people can’t afford to give precisely because they’re not giving. If we pay our debt to God first, then we will incur His blessing to help us pay our debts to men. But when we rob God to pay men, we rob ourselves of God’s blessing. ~ Randy Alcorn.

Five minutes after we die, we’ll know exactly how much we should have given rather than kept. ~ Randy Alcorn.

In the midst of prosperity, the challenge for believers is to handle wealth in such a way that it acts as a blessing, not a curse. ~ Randy Alcorn.

God is the greatest giver in the universe, He won’t let you outgive Him. ~ Randy Alcorn.

Christians are God’s delivery people, through whom he does his giving to a needy world. We are conduits of God’s grace to others. Our eternal investment portfolio should be full of the most strategic kingdom-building projects to which we can disburse God’s funds. ~ Randy Alcorn.

Compassion for the mother is extremely important, but is never served through destroying the innocent. ~ Randy Alcorn.

So these were the 65 top Randy Alcorn quotes and sayings on heaven, money and Jesus.

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