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Christian Church quotes by Anna M. Aquino
#1. I looked up at the wall. My bachelor's degree had been in History. Films like Back to the Future and Quantum Leap had been some of my favorite programs. Could time travel really be possible? This seemed too unreal. #Quote by Anna M. Aquino
Christian Church quotes by Michael A. Mullett
#2. Humanists were people who wanted to return to ideas found in old Greek and Latin writing of Greece and Rome, written many centuries earlier. Christian Humanists also wanted to get back to these ideas, but they were mainly concerned with learning about the early Christian Church, before it had become involved with money-making and superstition. They wanted to read the books of the early Church, especially the gospels of Christ, in the original language of Greek, so that they would know exactly what the writings meant. The leader of the Christian Humanists was Desiderius Erasmus (1466-1536), who attacked superstitions in the Catholic Church in his writing. #Quote by Michael A. Mullett
Christian Church quotes by Thomas F. Torrance
#3. The original Christians regarded the deposit of faith, as finally inseparable from the very living substance of the Gospel in the saving event of Christ crucified, risen and glorified, but as once and for all entrusted to the church through its apostolic foundation in Christ, informing, structuring and quickening its life and faith and mission as the body of Christ in the world... While the deposit of faith was replete with the truth as it is in Jesus, embodying kerygmatic, didactic and theological content, but its very nature it could not be resolved into a system of truths or set of normative doctrines and formulated beliefs, for the truths and doctrines and beliefs entailed could not be abstracted from the embodied form which they were given in Christ in the apostolic foundation of the church without loss of their real substance. Nevertheless in this embodied form "the faith once for all delivered to the saints" constituted the regulative basis for all explicit formulation of Christian truth, doctrine and belief in the deepening understanding of the church and its regular instruction of catechumens and the faithful. app is #Quote by Thomas F. Torrance
Christian Church quotes by Charles Dickens
#4. "Peggotty!" repeated Miss Betsey, with some indignation. "Do you mean to say, child, that any human being has gone into a Christian church, and got herself named Peggotty?" #Quote by Charles Dickens
Christian Church quotes by John Paul Warren
#5. Small thinking and big dreams is an oxymoron #Quote by John Paul Warren
Christian Church quotes by Cornelius Plantinga
#6. For the Christian church ... to ignore, euphemize, or otherwise mute the lethal reality of sin is to cut the nerve of the gospel. For the sober truth is that without full disclosure on sin, the gospel of grace becomes impertinent, unnecessary, and finally uninteresting. #Quote by Cornelius Plantinga
Christian Church quotes by Jesse Jackson
#7. The white Christian church never raised to the heights of Christ. It stayed within the limit of culture. #Quote by Jesse Jackson
Christian Church quotes by Charles Haddon Spurgeon
#8. You may be very deficient in talent yourself, and yet you may be the means of drawing to Christ one who shall become eminent in grace and service. Ah! dear friend, you little know the possibilities which are in you. You may but speak a word to a child, and in that child there may be slumbering a noble heart which shall stir the Christian church in years to come. Andrew has only two talents, but he finds Peter. Go thou and do likewise. #Quote by Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Christian Church quotes by Philip Pullman
#9. It comes from history. It comes from the record of the Inquisition, persecuting heretics and torturing Jews and all that sort of stuff; and it comes from the other side, too, from the Protestants burning the Catholics. It comes from the insensate pursuit of innocent and crazy old women, and from the Puritans in America burning and hanging the witches - and it comes not only from the Christian church but also from the Taliban. Every single religion that has a monotheistic god ends up by persecuting other people and killing them because they don't accept him. Wherever you look in history, you find that. It's still going on. #Quote by Philip Pullman
Christian Church quotes by Neal Stephenson
#10. Ninety-nine percent of everything that goes on in most Christian churches has nothing whatsoever to do with the actual religion. Intelligent people all notice this sooner or later, and they conclude that the entire one hundred percent is bullshit, which is why atheism is connected with being intelligent in people's minds. #Quote by Neal Stephenson
Christian Church quotes by Martyn
#11. The most urgent need in the Christian Church today is true preaching; and as it is the greatest and most urgent need in the Church it is obviously the greatest need of the world also. #Quote by Martyn
Christian Church quotes by T. S. Eliot
#12. The True Church can never fail. For it is based upon a rock. #Quote by T. S. Eliot
Christian Church quotes by Os Guinness
#13. There is no problem with the wider culture that you cannot see in the spades in the Christian Church. The rot is in us, and not simple out there. And Christians are making a great mistake by turning everything into culture wars. It's a much deeper crisis. #Quote by Os Guinness
Christian Church quotes by Johnny Hunt
#14. A woman never wrote, "Thou shalt not commit adultery." God wrote that. You sin first and foremost against God. #Quote by Johnny Hunt
Christian Church quotes by A.W. Tozer
#15. If the Holy Spirit was withdrawn from the church today, 95 percent of what we do would go on and no one would know the difference. If the Holy Spirit had been withdrawn from the New Testament church, 95 percent of what they did would stop, and everybody would know the difference. #Quote by A.W. Tozer
Christian Church quotes by Kwame Kilpatrick
#16. I know in the Christian church the old ladies use to say "what the devil meant for bad God meant for good." So some of the things that I think they went out and tried to be detrimental to my life saved me in a lot of ways. #Quote by Kwame Kilpatrick
Christian Church quotes by D. Michael Henderson
#17. Many Christians live their lives as though Jesus finished His work in the first century. They seem to think that being a Christian is simply accepting the finished work of Christ, going to church every Sunday to express their worship, and waiting for His second coming. No, no, no. Jesus is working today, just as He did 2,000 years ago, to accomplish His cosmic mission... Some people can grasp the idea that Jesus goes to work every day, just like we do. Or conversely, and more correctly, we go to work every day, just like Jesus does. He told His disciples, "My father is always at his work to this very day, and I, too, am working" (John 5:17). He still is.

The central task of the universe today is extending the kingdom of God into every corner of human life, one follower at a time, one conversation at a time. That's what Jesus is concentrating on, and that's what we should be spending the best part of our time and energy doing. You may have assumed that the most important thing you could be doing with your life is selling carpet... raising kids... governing... discovering a cure for cancer... or pastoring the second-largest church in a small town. Those are all worthwhile endeavors, but each one of those tasks is only significant when it is a subtask of the grand objective: building the kingdom of God. #Quote by D. Michael Henderson
Christian Church quotes by Saul Alinsky
#18. The fourth rule is: "Make the enemy live up to their own book of rules." You can kill them with this, for they can no more obey their own rules than the Christian church can live up to Christianity. #Quote by Saul Alinsky
Christian Church quotes by Johnny Hunt
#19. Any sin you cover, God uncovers. Any sin you uncover, God covers. #Quote by Johnny Hunt
Christian Church quotes by Charles Studd
#20. How little chance the Holy Ghost has nowadays. The churches and missionary societies have so bound Him in red tape that they practically ask Him to sit in a corner while they do the work themselves. #Quote by Charles Studd
Christian Church quotes by A.C. Williams
#21. Mrs. Panabaker is ten years older than God and probably smarter. She stops into the offices every other Thursday to tell my dad what she didn't like about his sermon the previous Sunday. She makes fudge-covered marshmallows at Christmas time and force feeds them to anyone too slow to escape. I've never seen her out of a suit dress and floral scarf, and on Sundays she always wears a matching hat. Last week was a salmon-colored number, and her hat was draped in fake fruit. I wanted to try to eat one of the grapes just to see what she'd do, but I value my life. #Quote by A.C. Williams
Christian Church quotes by Sarah E. Titcomb
#22. THE attention of the writer having been called to the fact that all Indo-Germanic nations have worshipped crucified Saviours, an investigation of the subject was made. Overwhelming proof was obtained that the sun-myths of the ancient Aryans were the origin of the religions in all of the countries which were peopled by the Aryans. The Saviours worshipped in these lands are personifications of the Sun, the chief god of the Aryans. That Pagan nations worshipped a crucified man, was admitted by the Fathers of the early Christian Church. #Quote by Sarah E. Titcomb
Christian Church quotes by Johnny Hunt
#23. God exposes your sin ... And you see yourself as small as you are in the presence of a holy God. #Quote by Johnny Hunt
Christian Church quotes by Johnny Hunt
#24. Sin is too big to be handled alone. #Quote by Johnny Hunt
Christian Church quotes by Anna M. Aquino
#25. I feel as if I've gone past the lukewarm stage that Jesus talked about in the book of Revelations and am slowly dwindling on cold. Deep down I want to change, but I don't know how. I'm the pastor. I'm supposed to know how. I hide my frustration with an obsession for Ohio State football and hours at the I Sold It on eBay internet cafe around the corner from the church. #Quote by Anna M. Aquino
Christian Church quotes by Vance Havner
#26. If the church would only be the church- if Christians would only be Christians- nothing could halt our onward march. #Quote by Vance Havner
Christian Church quotes by Johnny Hunt
#27. You don't have to be rich to be generous. You have to be generous to be generous. #Quote by Johnny Hunt
Christian Church quotes by John Shelby Spong
#28. The 20th century was a turning point; it freed and emancipated women, broke the back of segregation, and began the struggle to give justice to gay and lesbian people. But the Christian church, in both Catholic and Protestant forms, resisted every one of those humanizing developments. The church was on the wrong side of all three of those fights. #Quote by John Shelby Spong
Christian Church quotes by Rick Warren
#29. Fellowship is a place of grace, where mistakes aren't rubbed in but rubbed out. Fellowship happens when mercy wins over justice. #Quote by Rick Warren
Christian Church quotes by R.C. Sproul
#30. For a Christian to be a Christian, he must first be a sinner. Being a sinner is a prerequisite for being a church member. The Christian church is one of the few organizations in the world that requires a public acknowledgement of sin as a condition for membership. #Quote by R.C. Sproul
Christian Church quotes by John Shelby Spong
#31. The biblical texts that we Christians have used for centuries to justify our hostility toward the Jews need to be banished forever from the sacred writings of the Christian church. #Quote by John Shelby Spong
Christian Church quotes by Francis Chan
#32. You have access to the Tent Of Meeting. #Quote by Francis Chan
Christian Church quotes by Johnny Hunt
#33. You cannot control sin. Sin will control you. Do not try to manage sin. #Quote by Johnny Hunt
Christian Church quotes by Johnny Hunt
#34. If God can save Paul, He can save anybody. If God could use me, God could use anybody. #Quote by Johnny Hunt
Christian Church quotes by Ralph P. Martin
#35. The Christian church was born in song. #Quote by Ralph P. Martin
Christian Church quotes by Anonymous
#36. Although the American Standard Version (1901) had used "Jehovah" to render the tetragrammaton (the sound of y being represented by j and the sound of w by v, as in Latin), for two reasons the Committees that produced the RSV and the NRSV returned to the more familiar usage of the King James Version. (1) The word "Jehovah" does not accurately represent any form of the divine name ever used in Hebrew. (2) The use of any proper name for the one and only God, as though there were other gods from whom the true God had to be distinguished, began to be discontinued in Judaism before the Christian era and is inappropriate for the universal faith of the Christian church. #Quote by Anonymous
Christian Church quotes by Mike Huckabee
#37. There's a lot of us who do not accept the culture of the bubbles. #Quote by Mike Huckabee
Christian Church quotes by Charles Haddon Spurgeon
#38. We shall, as we ripen in grace, have greater sweetness towards our fellow Christians. Bitter-spirited Christians may know a great deal, but they are immature. Those who are quick to censure may be very acute in judgment, but they are as yet very immature in heart. He who grows in grace remembers that he is but dust, and he therefore does not expect his fellow Christians to be anything more; he overlooks ten thousand of their faults, because he knows his God overlooks twenty thousand in his own case. He does not expect perfection in the creature, and, therefore, he is not disappointed when he does not find it ... I know we who are young beginners in grace think ourselves qualified to reform the whole Christian church. We drag her before us, and condemn her straightway; but when our virtues become more mature, I trust we shall not be more tolerant of evil, but we shall be more tolerant of infirmity, more hopeful for the people of God, and certainly less arrogant in our criticisms. #Quote by Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Christian Church quotes by Krista Tippett
#39. Oments of transport, and of comfort, and of a bracing vastness of possibility. That was all there for me sometimes when I plunged my mind into the Bible's puzzles; and it was always there in the music of church. I wouldn't have said it this way then. But I would feel all the cells in my body as I sang hymns that connected my little life with the grandeur of the cosmos, the Christian drama across space and time. This was my earliest experience of breath and body, mind and spirit soaring together, alive to both mystery and reality, in kinship with others both familiar and unknown. That's one way I'd define the feeling of faith now. #Quote by Krista Tippett
Christian Church quotes by Johnny Hunt
#40. If you choose to be obedient to God, God meets you with divine enablement. #Quote by Johnny Hunt
Christian Church quotes by Andy Stanley
#41. Charisma on stage is not necessarily evidence of the Holy Spirit. #Quote by Andy Stanley
Christian Church quotes by Gary Smith
#42. It is true that the church must be in many places and with many people, but it is the poor who will reveal to the church - dramatically and poignantly - the nature of its heart and mission. #Quote by Gary Smith
Christian Church quotes by G.K. Chesterton
#43. When Christ at a symbolic moment was establishing His great society, He chose for its cornerstone neither the brilliant Paul nor the mystic John, but a shuffler, a snob, a coward – in a word, a man. And upon this rock He has built His Church, and the gates of Hell have not prevailed against it. All the empires and the kingdoms have failed, because of this inherent and continual weakness, that they were founded by strong men and upon strong men. But this one thing, the historic Christian Church, was founded on a weak man, and for that reason it is indestructible. For no chain is stronger than its weakest link. #Quote by G.K. Chesterton
Christian Church quotes by John Quincy Adams
#44. Baptists have always strenuously contended for the acknowledgment of this principle, and have labored to propagate it. Nowhere, on the page of history, can an instance be found of Baptists depriving others of their religious liberties, or aiming to do so; but, wherever they ave found, even in tlie darkest ages of intolerance and persecution, they appear to be far in advance of those who surround them, on this important subject. This is simply owing to their adherence to the Gospel of Christ in its purity. Here religious liberty is taught in its fullest extent; and it was only when the Christian church departed from God's Word, that she sought to crush the rights of conscience; and only when she fully returns to it again, will she cease to cherish a desire to do so. #Quote by John Quincy Adams
Christian Church quotes by Swami Dhyan Giten
#45. A friend of mine commented yesterday that she has experienced similar insights that I talked about that all enlightened Masters and founders of religion are actually talking about the same ocean, the same invisible life source, the same God.
She also said that she worked in a Christan environment at the time that she received these insights, and when she tried to share these insights with the Christians she was accused of being "impure" and of being associated with the "Devil".
Christians hold on to the idea that Jesus was the only son of God, without realizing that we are all son's and daughter's of God. By holding on to the idea that Jesus is the only son of God, they do not either to realize that all enlightened Masters are talking about the same God.
Jesus did not talk about faith, he talked about trust. He talked about discovering a trust in yourself and in relationship to God. Jesus said that the kingdom of God is within you. In Christianity, the church has become the intermediate between man and God, and people who claim that they have found a direct relationship to God are accused of blasphemy. The Christan church has become a barrier between man and God, and anyone who has declared that he has found a direct relationship to God are immediately banned by the church, for example Master Eckhart and Franciskus of Assisi.
I have always had a deep love for Jesus, but it is not the picture of Jesus that the Christian church presents. I was a disciple #Quote by Swami Dhyan Giten
Christian Church quotes by Lailah Gifty Akita
#46. Strengthen yourself in the word of God. #Quote by Lailah Gifty Akita
Christian Church quotes by Charles Haddon Spurgeon
#47. I fear me that the Christian church is far more likely to lose her integrity in these soft and silken days than in those rougher times. We must be awake now, for we traverse the enchanted ground, and are most likely to fall asleep to our own undoing, unless our faith in Jesus be a reality, and our love to Jesus a vehement flame. Many in these days of easy profession are likely to prove tares, and not wheat; hypocrites with fair masks on their faces, but not the true born children of the living God. #Quote by Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Christian Church quotes by G.I. Gurdjieff
#48. The Christian church, the Christian form of worship, was not invented by the fathers of the church. It was all taken in a ready-made form from Egypt, only not from the Egypt that we know but from one which we do not know. This Egypt was in the same place as the other but it existed much earlier. Only small bits of it survived in historical times, and these bits have been preserved in secret and so well that we do not even know where they have been preserved.

It will seem strange to many people when I say that this prehistoric Egypt was Christian many thousands of years before the birth of Christ, that is to say, that its religion was composed of the same principles and ideas that constitute true Christianity. Special schools existed in this prehistoric Egypt which were called 'schools of repetition.' In these schools a public repetition was given on definite days, and in some schools perhaps even every day, of the entire course in a condensed form of the sciences that could be learned at these schools. Sometimes this repetition lasted a week or a month. Thanks to these repetitions people who had passed through this course did not lose their connection with the school and retained in their memory all they had learned. Sometimes they came from very far away simply in order to listen to the repetition and went away feeling their connection with the school. There were special days of the year when the repetitions were particularly complete, when they were carried out w #Quote by G.I. Gurdjieff
Christian Church quotes by Laurence J. Peter
#49. Going to church doesn't make you any more a Christian than going to the garage makes you a car. #Quote by Laurence J. Peter
Christian Church quotes by Johnny Hunt
#50. Who influenced you? When did they influence you? How have they influenced you? What have you done with their influence? #Quote by Johnny Hunt
Christian Church quotes by Hugh Nibley
#51. Wherever we look in the ancient world the past has been controlled, but nowhere more rigorously than in the history of the Christian church. The methods of control, wherever we find them, fall under three general heads which might be described as (a) the invention, (b) the destruction, and (c) the alteration of documents. #Quote by Hugh Nibley
Christian Church quotes by Aiden Wilson Tozer
#52. Our most pressing obligation is to do all in our power to obtain a revival that will result in a reformed, revitalized, purified church. Each generation of Christians is the seed of the next, and degenerate seed is sure to produce a degenerate harvest. #Quote by Aiden Wilson Tozer
Christian Church quotes by David Icke
#53. Another thing to watch. The Brotherhood name organisations in a way that leads people to believe their aim is the opposite of what they are really there to do. For instance, if you want to run drugs without being suspected, do it through an anti-drug agency. If you want to destroy land and kill wildlife, do it through a wildlife protection agency. If you want to run a Satanic ring, do it through the Christian Church. #Quote by David Icke
Christian Church quotes by Johnny Hunt
#54. We just planted our 21st church. #Quote by Johnny Hunt
Christian Church quotes by A.C. Grayling
#55. Christian churches and Muslim groups have no more right to have their say than women's institutes or trades unions. The government has actively encouraged faith-based education, and therefore given a megaphone to religious voices and fundamentalists. #Quote by A.C. Grayling
Christian Church quotes by Richard Gere
#56. I think most of our religious institutions are pretty corrupt, so they're not reliable. I think the Christian religion that I was brought up with has very little to do with Christ, really, and more an institutions that have built up around the church. #Quote by Richard Gere
Christian Church quotes by John Shelby Spong
#57. Unless biblical literalism is challenged overtly in the Christian church itself, it will, in my opinion, kill the Christian faith. It is not just a benign nuisance that afflicts Christianity at its edges; it is a mentality that renders the Christian faith unbelievable to an increasing number of the citizens of our world. The #Quote by John Shelby Spong
Christian Church quotes by Martin Luther
#58. What would it matter if, for the sake of the Christian Church, one were to tell a big lie? #Quote by Martin Luther
Christian Church quotes by John Paul Warren
#59. I am not distracted by wrong because I am attracted to right. #Quote by John Paul Warren
Christian Church quotes by Andres Serrano
#60. As a former Catholic, and as someone who even today is not opposed to being called a Christian, I felt I had every right to use the symbols of the Church and resented being told not to. #Quote by Andres Serrano
Christian Church quotes by Charles Spurgeon
#61. You may speak but a word to a child, and in that child there may be slumbering a noble heart which shall stir the Christian Church in years to come. #Quote by Charles Spurgeon
Christian Church quotes by Mel White
#62. Although I claim to be a Christian, I live at a moment in time when the Christian faith is being defined by fundamentalists who have dishonored Christ and are in the process of destroying His church. I refuse to wear the 'Christian' label without redefining it. #Quote by Mel White
Christian Church quotes by Osho
#63. Why does the mind interfere at all? Because the mind is created by society. It is society's agent within you; it is not in your service, remember! It is your mind, but it is not in your service; it is in a conspiracy against you. It has been conditioned by society; society has implanted many things in it. It is your mind but it no longer functions as a servant to you, it functions as a servant to society. If you are a Christian then it functions as an agent of the Christian church, if you are a Hindu then your mind is Hindu, if you are a Buddhist your mind is Buddhist. And reality is neither Christian nor Hindu nor Buddhist; reality is simply as it is. #Quote by Osho
Christian Church quotes by Peter J. Tanous
#64. The three Secrets of Fatima were closely held by the Vatican for decades, until the text of the third and last secret was finally released in 2000. #Quote by Peter J. Tanous
Christian Church quotes by Johnny Hunt
#65. As a pastor our main ministry is exhortation. #Quote by Johnny Hunt
Christian Church quotes by Jim George
#66. Your impact on the lives of others
your family, the people at your church, your workmates
is cultivated with each decision you make, no matter how small. #Quote by Jim George
Christian Church quotes by Anonymous
#67. Infallibility: The position that the Bible cannot err or make mistakes, and that it "is completely trustworthy as a guide to salvation and the life of faith and will not fail to accomplish its purpose" (Westminster Dictionary). As the Christian church has traditionally taught, this doctrine is based on the perfection of the divine author, who cannot speak error. #Quote by Anonymous
Christian Church quotes by Thomas Paine
#68. The Christian church has set up a religion of pomp and revenue in pretended imitation of a person (Jesus) who lived a life of poverty. #Quote by Thomas Paine
Christian Church quotes by Sunday Adelaja
#69. The church and all Christians need to pray, but without playing an active part, it is impossible to impact the country #Quote by Sunday Adelaja
Christian Church quotes by Donna Freitas
#70. Jeff Chu's pilgrimage across America to discover his own place as a gay man in the Christian church as well as attitudes about being gay and Christian across denominations is at once timely, smart, poignant, disturbing, inspiring, and maddening. It's essential reading for anyone who cares about the rights of the LGBTQ community to be treated as equal citizens at every level, including the religious-which means it should be essential reading for everybody. #Quote by Donna Freitas
Christian Church quotes by Margaret E. Knight
#71. One of the most persistent fallacies about the Christian Church is that it kept learning alive during the Dark and Middle Ages. What the Church did was to keep learning alive in the monasteries, while preventing the spread of knowledge outside them ... Even as late as the beginning of the nineteenth century, however, nine-tenths of Christian Europe was illiterate. #Quote by Margaret E. Knight
Christian Church quotes by Charles Spurgeon
#72. It has come to be a dreadfully common belief in the Christian Church that the only man who has a "call" is the man who devotes all his time to what is called "the ministry," whereas all Christian service is ministry, and every Christian has a call to some kind of ministry or another. #Quote by Charles Spurgeon
Christian Church quotes by Johnny Hunt
#73. Forgiveness is not cheap even though it's free. #Quote by Johnny Hunt
Christian Church quotes by John Paul Warren
#74. Grace makes us inwardly RIGHT so we walk outwardly UPRIGHT #Quote by John Paul Warren
Christian Church quotes by Paul C. Nagel
#75. It is the doom of the Christian church to be always distracted with controversy. John Quincy Adams #Quote by Paul C. Nagel
Christian Church quotes by Anton Szandor LaVey
#76. On Saturday night, I would see men lusting after half-naked girls dancing at the carnival, and on Sunday morning when I was playing organ for tent-show evangelists at the other end of the carnival lot, I would see these same men sitting in the pews with their wives and children, asking God to forgive them and purge them of carnal desires. And the next Saturday they'd be back at the carnival or some other place of indulgence. I knew then that the Christian church thrives on hypocrisy, and that man's carnal nature will out no matter how much it is purged or scoured by any white-light religion. #Quote by Anton Szandor LaVey
Christian Church quotes by De Philosopher DJ Kyos
#77. Since Corona Virus and Lockdown. There has been to much sexual content on our timeline. Too much fighting and swearing. Too much sadness, bitterness, propaganda,death,fake news , depression, tension and stress. We are all scared and worried. We have seen our loved ones getting infected and some passed on. Our minds are filled with bad and suicidal thoughts . Today may God renew your mind and wipe all of that.

Romans 12: 2 #Quote by De Philosopher DJ Kyos
Christian Church quotes by Charles Stanley
#78. If the church marries herself to the spirit of the times, she will find herself a widow in the next generation. #Quote by Charles Stanley
Christian Church quotes by James Baldwin
#79. It is not too much to say that whoever wishes to become a truly moral human being (and let us not ask whether or not this is possible; I think we must believe that it is possible) must first divorce himself from all the prohibitions, crimes, and hypocrisies of the Christian church. If the concept of God has any validity or any use, it can only be to make us larger, freer, and more loving. If God cannot do this, then it is time we got rid of Him. I #Quote by James Baldwin
Christian Church quotes by John Shelby Spong
#80. The primary message of the Christian Church is that we were born in sin and we need to be rescued; we cannot rescue ourselves, so God comes to our rescue, pays the price of our sin and transforms us through the death of Jesus. #Quote by John Shelby Spong
Christian Church quotes by Friedrich Nietzsche
#81. The Christian church is an encyclopaedia of prehistoric cults and conceptions of the most diverse orgiin and that is why it is so capable of proselytising: it always could and it can still go wherever it pleases and it always found and it always finds something similar to itself to which it can adapt itself and gradually impose upon it a Christian meaning. #Quote by Friedrich Nietzsche
Christian Church quotes by Andy Murray
#82. The man who mobilizes the Christian church to pray will make the greatest contribution to world evangelization in history. #Quote by Andy Murray
Christian Church quotes by Francis Schaeffer
#83. The church's or Christian group's methods are as important as its message. #Quote by Francis Schaeffer
Christian Church quotes by Nostradamus
#84. A greater persecution shall befall the Christian Church than has ever been in Africa, and will last until the year 1792, when there will be a revision of centuries. #Quote by Nostradamus
Christian Church quotes by Louie Giglio
#85. God is not a taker. God is a giver. #Quote by Louie Giglio
Christian Church quotes by Lesslie Newbigin
#86. The business of the missionary, and the business of the Christian Church in any situation, is to challenge the plausibility structure in the light of God's revelation of the real meaning of history. #Quote by Lesslie Newbigin
Christian Church quotes by Owen Strachan
#87. The Christian church is losing its grasp on heaven and hell. #Quote by Owen Strachan
Christian Church quotes by Robert Rainy
#88. Of course the case of the Christian Church planted among the nations must differ, in various ways, from that of any sect forming in connection with religious awakening in a territory of professing Christianity. #Quote by Robert Rainy
Christian Church quotes by Johnny Hunt
#89. Forgiveness is just such a big deal. #Quote by Johnny Hunt
Christian Church quotes by Jurgen Moltmann
#90. The ordination of
women is not a matter of adaptation to changed social conditions. It has to do with new fife from the beginnings of the Christian church: life out of the fellowship of the Holy Spirit. #Quote by Jurgen Moltmann
Christian Church quotes by Charles Spurgeon
#91. If there be any one point in which the Christian church ought to keep its fervor at a white heat, it is concerning missions. If there be anything about which we cannot tolerate lukewarmness,it is the matter of sending the gospel to a dying world. #Quote by Charles Spurgeon
Christian Church quotes by Michael Ian Black
#92. I do not go to church. I don't go to Christian church or Jew church or any other church. I don't go to church at all. Not ever. A perfect Sunday for me is spent drinking green tea while reading the Sunday New York Times. Yikes! Why don't I just turn in my Al-Qaeda membership form and call it a day? As if that wasn't bad enough, not only do I not go to church:

I don't believe in God. How can I say the Pledge of Allegiance if I don't believe in God? How can I spend our American currency which pledges "In God We Trust?" How can I swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, so help me God? Answer: I can't. It's a real problem. Don't get me wrong – I'd like to believe in God. I wish I did, especially if He was the kind of God that thought America was #1. But I don't, which to many people is the same as not believing in America. Up until recently, I thought those people were lunatics. #Quote by Michael Ian Black
Christian Church quotes by Anna M. Aquino
#93. We lied to ourselves thinking in our minds we knew everything. We were deceived in believing that youthful enthusiasm could replace wizened maturity. #Quote by Anna M. Aquino
Christian Church quotes by Bill McCartney
#94. For many years, our Messianic Jewish brothers and sisters have paid a great price. Other Jews have rejected them, and the Christian church would require they walk away from their traditions to fit into the Gentile culture. We must face these past wrongs. #Quote by Bill McCartney
Christian Church quotes by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
#95. The whole history of the Christian Church is a mixture of errors and violence. #Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
Christian Church quotes by Israel Shamir
#96. The short interregnum of civil society built on the ruins of the Bastille came to its end with the establishment of the Jews as the new Priestly caste. The alternative Church of our society, the Jews, survived in abeyance for hundreds of years. As long as the Christian Church attended to the discourse, the Jews plainly had no chance to compete; but when its power was broken by liberty-seekers, the alternative arrangement came forward. #Quote by Israel Shamir
Christian Church quotes by Roberto Bolano
#97. He asked whether Quincy knew what church his mother belonged to. He asked whether he himself had any religious preferences. Quincy said his mother belonged to the Christian Church of Fallen Angels. Or no, maybe it had another name. He couldn't remember. You're right, said Mr. Lawrence, it does have a different name, it's the Christian Church of Angels Redeemed. That's the one, said Quincy. #Quote by Roberto Bolano
Christian Church quotes by Ta-Nehisi Coates
#98. Forgiveness is a big part of - especially post-civil rights movement - is a big part of African-American Christianity, and I wasn't raised within the Christian church; I wasn't raised within any church. #Quote by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Christian Church quotes by Ronald H. Nash
#99. If the Christian church is to move responsibly towards the future, it must restore or renew its ties with its past. Contemporary Catholic and Protestant radicals want to claim that Christianity means whatever "Christian" today happen to believe and practice, be it pantheism, unitarianism, or sodomy. The Christian faith has suffered immeasurable harm because of the tendency of people to use the word "Christian" in a careless and non-historical way. Nothing in this argument would preclude liberal Protestants and Catholics from developing and practicing any religion they like. #Quote by Ronald H. Nash
Christian Church quotes by Henry Fonda
#100. My whole damn family was nice. I don't think I've imagined it. It's true. Maybe it has to do with being brought up as Christian Scientists. Half of my relatives were Readers or Practitioners in the church. #Quote by Henry Fonda
Christian Church quotes by John Piper
#101. Bad theology dishonors God and hurts people. Churches that sever the root of truth may flourish for a season, but they will wither eventually or turn into something besides a Christian church. #Quote by John Piper
Christian Church quotes by Johnny Hunt
#102. It's very different to live with a mask. #Quote by Johnny Hunt
Christian Church quotes by Timothy Keller
#103. The early church was strikingly different from the culture around it in this way - the pagan society was stingy with its money and promiscuous with its body. A pagan gave nobody their money and practically gave everybody their body. And the Christians came along and gave practically nobody their body and they gave practically everybody their money. #Quote by Timothy Keller
Christian Church quotes by Andy Stanley
#104. Fixing things requires change and change always creates conflict. But that is why you are a leader. #Quote by Andy Stanley
Christian Church quotes by Bono
#105. Because I was suspicious of the traditional Christian church, I tended to tar them all with the same brush. That was a mistake, because there are righteous people working in a whole rainbow of belief systems - from Hasidic Jews to right-wing Bible Belters to charismatic Catholics. #Quote by Bono
Christian Church quotes by Terry Pratchett
#106. Neither of my parents went to church, but they did everything that you needed to do to be Christian. That's something a Quaker would call an intimation of the divine. #Quote by Terry Pratchett
Christian Church quotes by Oswald Chambers
#107. The Christian Church should not be a secret society of specialists, but a public manifestation of believers in Jesus. #Quote by Oswald Chambers
Christian Church quotes by Milton R. Hunter
#108. If the Savior had come back to earth at the beginning of the fifth century A.D., I doubt whether he would have recognized the Christian Church as the one that claimed descent from that which he had established, so far had it gone astray. #Quote by Milton R. Hunter
Christian Church quotes by John Shelby Spong
#109. Oh the Christian church has encouraged enormous immaturity among the peoples who are its primary adherence. #Quote by John Shelby Spong
Christian Church quotes by William Stephens
#110. Thus that Upright Judge, whose three Letters my Friend having read, did well approve of 'em, acknowledging, that with great Exactness he had distinguished between Religion and Priest-craft: And he added, If you will shew me, Sir, any Christian Church where that distinction is observed, I will become a Member of it. I recommended the Church of England; he presently told me that he had read the 39 Articles, and observed that 3 of them were wholly design'd to uphold the Power of the Clergy over the People. And then he bad me only compare the Design, which has been, and still is, carrying on under the Name of the Church of England, with the Design of the Christian Religion, as 'tis described by Sir Matthew Hale; and I should find one in all its parts a Contradiction to the other. 'Tis plain (said he) the Clergy do not allow of Sir Matthew's Notions, nor will they suffer us to take any thing for Religion, that is distinguished from their particular Interest. To what end have so many Persecutions and Penal Laws been set a foot by the Clergy in Christendom? was it to bring Men to any one Point of that full Description of Christian Religion, which you cited from Sir Matthew Hale? or only to bring them to that short Article of their Clergy Religion, i.e. to submit to their Power? #Quote by William Stephens
Christian Church quotes by Johnny Hunt
#111. Sin regardless of how you get there is a vulnerable and a dangerous place to be. Living in unforgiveness is living in an unsafe place. #Quote by Johnny Hunt
Christian Church quotes by Tom Standage
#112. Paul used social media to ensure that his view prevailed, cementing the establishment of the Christian church as a religion open to all, and not just to Jews. Such is his influence that his letters are still read out in Christian churches all over the world today - a striking testament to the power of documents copied and distributed along social networks. #Quote by Tom Standage
Christian Church quotes by Corneliu Zelea Codreanu
#113. Fascism is preoccupied by the clothing (namely the forms of state organization), National-Socialism by the body (namely the racial eugenics), whereas Legionarism is preoccupied by something much deeper: by the soul (namely by its strengthening through the cultivation of Christian virtues and its preparation with final salvation in mind, salvation dealt with by the Christian Church in the most perfect fashion). #Quote by Corneliu Zelea Codreanu
Christian Church quotes by Johnny Hunt
#114. David did not pay for his forgiveness. He did pay for his unforgiveness. #Quote by Johnny Hunt
Christian Church quotes by Edward Gibbon
#115. A small number of temples was protected by the fears, the venality, the taste, or the prudence of the civil and ecclesiastical governors. The temple of the Celestial Venus at Carthage, whose sacred precincts formed a circumference of two miles, was judiciously converted into a Christian church; and a similar consecration has preserved inviolate the majestic dome of the Pantheon at Rome. #Quote by Edward Gibbon
Christian Church quotes by Anton Szandor LaVey
#116. Satanists are encouraged to indulge in the seven deadly sins, as they need hurt no one; they were only invented by the Christian Church to insure guilt on the part of its followers. #Quote by Anton Szandor LaVey
Christian Church quotes by Johnny Hunt
#117. I don't know of a way to have a generous church without a generous pastor. #Quote by Johnny Hunt
Christian Church quotes by Thomas E. Mails
#118. Having pursued this matter of Christian-traditional relationships as far as I have, it might be concluded that the rest of the book is permeated with references to it. That is not the case. All I have wanted to do is to fix in literary cement what amounts to one of the most incredible milestones in Christian church history - a stunning reversal of opinion where Native American religion is concerned. I harbor no illusions that such developments as these will escalate into anything like acceptance by all, or even a majority of, the Christian churches. But it is a strong beginning, and I, together with the Native Americans, am exceedingly grateful for it! Now though, everything that needs to be said about this has been said, and from here on the book is entirely Fools Crow. Among #Quote by Thomas E. Mails
Christian Church quotes by Philip Yancey
#119. We can't expect the nation to operate by Christian principles ... but we can expect this of the church. #Quote by Philip Yancey
Christian Church quotes by Os Guinness
#120. The Christian church in the U.S. is still strong numerically, but it has lost its decisive influence both in American public life and in American culture as a whole, especially in the major elite institutions of society. #Quote by Os Guinness
Christian Church quotes by Norman F. Cantor
#121. The most important fact to know about the Christian Church in the two hundred years after Jesus' death is that only at the end of this period did the Church comprise as many people as the far-flung Jewish community numbered (five million) in the Roman Empire. Christianity developed an intense rivalry with Judaism, and for many decades was compared to the Jews as a minority. This accounts for the intense anti-Semitism that became enshrined in Christianity by 200 A.D. #Quote by Norman F. Cantor
Christian Church quotes by Sunday Adelaja
#122. Contemporary Christian church would normally think that things are impossible #Quote by Sunday Adelaja
Christian Church quotes by Andy Stanley
#123. What is this generation of students worth? It's worth everything. #Quote by Andy Stanley
Christian Church quotes by Dave Hunt
#124. Of course not all dissenters openly proclaimed their disloyalty to Rome. There were secret heretics who had to be sought out diligently. The method devised was the Inquisition, in the opinion of Egyptian author Rollo Ahmed, "the most pitiless and ferocious institution the world has ever known" in its destruction of lives, property, morals, and human rights. Lord Acton, a Catholic, called the Inquisition "murderous" and declared that the popes "were not only murderers in the great style, but they made murder a legal basis of the Christian Church and the condition of salvation. #Quote by Dave Hunt
Christian Church quotes by Vance Havner
#125. Don't ever come to church without coming as though it were the first time, as though it could be the best time, and as though it could be the last time. #Quote by Vance Havner
Christian Church quotes by Bertrand Russell
#126. I say quite deliberately that the Christian religion, as organized in its churches, has been and still is the principal enemy of moral progress in the world. #Quote by Bertrand Russell
Christian Church quotes by Andy Stanley
#127. No one ever has the resources they need. #Quote by Andy Stanley
Christian Church quotes by Pauley Perrette
#128. Personally, I am a church-going Christian. I love my church, my congregation; it's my favorite place to be. #Quote by Pauley Perrette
Christian Church quotes by Keri Wyatt Kent
#129. Church, in the New Testament sense of the word, is not a meeting we attend, but a group of which we are a part, and a group we serve within. #Quote by Keri Wyatt Kent
Christian Church quotes by Johnny Hunt
#130. If God did not care for you, there would never be a sense of a need to respond. #Quote by Johnny Hunt
Christian Church quotes by Johnny Hunt
#131. Is your transgression forgiven? #Quote by Johnny Hunt
Christian Church quotes by Oswald J. Smith
#132. The Lord did not tell us to build beautiful churches, but to evangelize the world #Quote by Oswald J. Smith
Christian Church quotes by William Law
#133. A lack of this complete submission to the will of God, and a failure to realize that our salvation can only be worked out by the power of the indwelling Holy Spirit forming the very life of Christ within the redeemed heart, has placed the Christian church today in the same apostasy that characterized the Jewish nation. #Quote by William Law
Christian Church quotes by Beth Moore
#134. God's desire is not for us to turn our churches and Christian gatherings into hideouts from the world. Rather, they're meant to be places where we become equipped and fortified to minister out in the world. #Quote by Beth Moore
Christian Church quotes by Eric Samuel Timm
#135. If Christ is the head of the church and we are the body, lets be disciples who master the noise. #Quote by Eric Samuel Timm
Christian Church quotes by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
#136. Whenever the Psalter is abandoned, an incomparable treasure is lost to the Christian church. With its recovery will come unexpected power. #Quote by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Christian Church quotes by Anna M. Aquino
#137. They weren't people that liked change. They were the kind of people that would have tied change to a chair with dental floss if they could in order to avoid it. They were the type of people who desired to live in their virtual bubbles and grew to resent anyone that challenged that world. #Quote by Anna M. Aquino
Christian Church quotes by Charles Spurgeon
#138. It is a remarkable fact that all the heresies which have arisen in the Christian Church have had a decided tendency to dishonor God and to flatter man. #Quote by Charles Spurgeon
Christian Church quotes by Ed Stetzer
#139. Barna is correct when he writes, "After fifteen years of diligent digging into the world around me, I have reached several conclusions about the future of the Christian church in America. The central conclusion is that the American church is dying due to lack of strong spiritual leadership. In this time of unprecedented opportunity and plentiful resources, the church is actually losing influence. The primary reason is the lack of leadership. Nothing is more important than leadership."7 #Quote by Ed Stetzer
Christian Church quotes by John Paul Warren
#140. One should measure their life by the faith they embrace and the relationships they cherish #Quote by John Paul Warren
Christian Church quotes by Thomas Watson
#141. We should pray that God would enrich his ordinance with his presence; that he would make the sacrament effectual to all those holy ends and purposes for which he hath appointed it; that it may be the feast of our graces, and the funeral of our corruptions; that it may not only be a sign to represent, but an instrument to convey, Christ to us, and a seal to assure us of our heavenly jointure [union]. #Quote by Thomas Watson
Christian Church quotes by John B. S. Haldane
#142. Every Christian church has tried to impose a code of morals of some kind for which it has claimed divine sanction. As these codes have always been opposed to those of the gospels a loophole has been left for moral progress such as hardly exists in other religions. #Quote by John B. S. Haldane
Christian Church quotes by R.C. Sproul
#143. To be a Christian is to be a theologian - a student of God and his will. The church is where believers should be nurtured in the practice of correct theology. The contemporary disdain for theological content and emphasis on self-image and emotions were not shared by the apostolic church. #Quote by R.C. Sproul
Christian Church quotes by Andy Stanley
#144. Many years from now, what would you like people to line up and thank you for? #Quote by Andy Stanley
Christian Church quotes by Archibald Alexander Hodge
#145. A church has no right to make anything a condition of membership, which Christ has not made a condition of salvation. #Quote by Archibald Alexander Hodge
Christian Church quotes by James K. Baxter
#146. The crisis of the church is not at its deepest level a crisis of authority, or a crisis of dogmatic theology. It is a crisis of powerlessness in which our sole recourse is to call on the help and inward power of the Holy Spirit. #Quote by James K. Baxter
Christian Church quotes by Richard Hooker
#147. The church is in Christ, as Eve was in Adam. #Quote by Richard Hooker
Christian Church quotes by Carl Scovel
#148. I'll not forget that day nor the message of the Christian church that we celebrate each death as an Easter, each dying as a living, each soul, no matter how poor or sinful, as the child of royalty. At its best, the church treats people as beings of eternal worth, no less at their dying than at their birth, no less in their sins than in their virtue, no less for one than for another. #Quote by Carl Scovel
Christian Church quotes by Anna M. Aquino
#149. The couch and I were what I would describe as frenemies. I loved to hate it. It was too small for my frame. I had tried to tell my wife that fact when we bought it off of Craigslist, but she assured me that it went perfectly with our room decor and it was a good deal. #Quote by Anna M. Aquino
Christian Church quotes by Billy Graham
#150. When the Christian or the church becomes popular with the unbelieving world, something is seriously wrong. Because Christ runs counter to evil and because we are Christ-owned, we must also stand against evil. #Quote by Billy Graham
Christian Church quotes by D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones
#151. I remember the sad case of a very godly man whom I knew who had two daughters who were the most excellent women. They had reached middle life when I met them. They lived, in a sense, for the things of God, and yet neither of them had ever become a member of a Christian church, or ever taken communion at the Lord's Table. As regards their life and conduct, you could not think of better people, and yet they had never become members of the church and they had never partaken of the bread and the wine. Why? They said they did not feel they were good enough. What was the matter with them? They were looking at themselves instead of at the finished, perfect work of Christ. You look at yourself and, of course, you will miserable, for within there is blackness and darkness. The best saint when he looks at himself becomes unhappy; he sees things that should not be there, and if you and I spend our whole time looking at ourselves we shall remain in misery, and we shall lose the joy. Self-examination is all right, but introspection is bad. Let us draw the distinction between these two things. We can examine ourselves in the light of Scripture, and if we do that we shall be driven to Christ. But with introspection a man looks at himself and continues to do so, and refuses to be happy until he gets rid of the imperfections that are still there. Oh, the tragedy that we should spend our lives looking at ourselves instead of looking at Him who can set us free! #Quote by D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones
Christian Church quotes by Johnny Hunt
#152. The Christian life is anything but boring. #Quote by Johnny Hunt
Christian Church quotes by Margaret Fuller
#153. You see how wide the gulf that separates me from the Christian church. #Quote by Margaret Fuller
Christian Church quotes by Dinesh D'Souza
#154. My wife, Dixie, is evangelical Christian. We met in the Reagan White House, when she was a student intern. We're members of the Horizon Christian Fellowship Church. #Quote by Dinesh D'Souza
Christian Church quotes by Johnny Hunt
#155. When you go before God, you can only confess one person's sins. #Quote by Johnny Hunt
Christian Church quotes by Marco Rubio
#156. I'm theologically in line with the Roman Catholic Church. I believe in the authority of the church, but I also have tremendous respect for my brothers and sisters in other Christian faiths. #Quote by Marco Rubio
Christian Church quotes by R.C. Sproul
#157. Apostasy occurs when a church leaves its historic moorings, abandons its historic confessional position, and degenerates into a state where either essential Christian truths are blatantly denied or the denial of such truths is widely tolerated. #Quote by R.C. Sproul
Christian Church quotes by Anton Szandor LaVey
#158. I knew then that the Christian Church thrives on hypocrisy, and that man's carnal nature will out! #Quote by Anton Szandor LaVey
Christian Church quotes by Tom Brennan
#159. A holiness that is never seen by others is not a genuine holiness. A holiness that is only tacked up like a false front is not a genuine holiness, either. #Quote by Tom Brennan
Christian Church quotes by Martin Luther
#160. Let him who wants a true church cling to the Word by which everything is upheld. #Quote by Martin Luther
Christian Church quotes by Ed Stetzer
#161. Regrettably, we've made it acceptable to sit in church week after week & do nothing & still call yourself a 'Christian.' #Quote by Ed Stetzer
Christian Church quotes by Anton U. Brown
#162. Christianity, the grown-up child of Judaism, time to time got free from the leash of the Jews but it was always brought back under their secret control. The secret Jewish influence on the Christian Church never was more powerful and more effective than in our day. This is the time of the last revolutionary activity of the subversive Jews, which - according to their plan - has to culminate in taking over all the world under their control. The Judaic twins, Christianity and Communism have only a temporary role in the Jewish plan; the twins have to prepare the way to the universal one-world of the chosen-people. Thus will be the real Kingdom of Heaven, the Rabbinical One-World, the Messianic Age, established on the Earth, eternal peace and eternal happines for the "Jews", as they dream it, eternal slavery, hopeless as the grave, for all the other nations on the Earth. #Quote by Anton U. Brown
Christian Church quotes by Edmund P. Clowney
#163. From the twelve apostles to the Auca missionaries of our generation, the history of the Christian church is the history of "wasted" lives. The Christian may tabulate all the assets of his personality and take inventory of his preferences, but he casts all these at the feet of Christ. He is not seeking fulfillment but expendability. He counts not his life dear to himself, for he holds it in trust for Christ. His goal is beyond the grave; the crown of his high calling is in the hand of his risen Lord. (14-15) #Quote by Edmund P. Clowney
Christian Church quotes by Pope Francis
#164. Being Christian without the Church doesn't make sense. That's why the great Paul VI, said that the most absurd dichotomy is loving Christ without the Church. To listen to Christ, but not the Church. To be with Christ, but stay at the margins of the Church. It's not possible. It's an absurd dichotomy. #Quote by Pope Francis
Christian Church quotes by Ronee Blakley
#165. I was brought up in the Christian church and I studied in the teachings of Jesus. I believed in caring for others and trying to be kind. It's something I still have to work on every day. #Quote by Ronee Blakley
Christian Church quotes by Henry F. Schaefer, III
#166. If Jesus remained dead, how can you explain the reality of the Christian church and its phenomenal growth in the first three centuries of the Christian era? Christ's church covered the Western world by the fourth century. A religious movement built on a lie could not have accomplished that ... All the power of Rome and of the religious establishment in Jerusalem was geared to stop the Christian faith. All they had to do was to dig up the grave and to present the corpse. They didn't. #Quote by Henry F. Schaefer, III
Christian Church quotes by Johnny Hunt
#167. I've never missed anything I've given away. #Quote by Johnny Hunt
Christian Church quotes by Miguel Serrano
#168. The contemporary Christian Church, precisely, has understood them in this' 'wrong way, to the letter, 'like the Jews,' exoterically, not esoterically. Nevertheless to say 'like the Jews' is an error. One would have to say 'as the Jews want.' Because they also possess an exotericism, for their masses, represented by the Torah and Talmud, and an esotericism, in the Cabala (which means: 'Received Tradition'), in the Zohar ('brightness'), the Merkaba or Chariot being the most secret part of the Cabala which only initiated rabbis know and use as the powerful tool of their magic. We have already said that the Cabala reached them from elsewhere, like everything else, in the Middle Ages, even though they tell us otherwise, using and transforming it in concordance with their Archetype. The Hasidim, from Poland, represent an exclusively esoteric sect of Judaism.

Islam also has its esoteric magic, represented by Sufism and the sect of the Assassins, Hassanists, oflran. They interpret the Koran symbolically. And it was because of contact with this sect of the 'Old Man of the Mountain' that the Templars felt compelled to secede more and more from the direction of Rome, centering themselves in their Esoteric Kristianity and Mystery of the Gral. This was also why Rome destroyed them, like the esoteric Cathars (katharos = pure in Greek), the Bogomils, the Manichees and the gnostics.

In the Church of Rome, called Catholic, there only remains a soulless ritual of the Mass #Quote by Miguel Serrano
Christian Church quotes by Paul Johnson
#169. How could the Christian Church, apparently quite willingly, accommodate this weird megalomaniac [Constantine] in it's theocratic system? Was there a conscious bargain? Which side benefited most form this unseemly marriage between church and state? Or, to put it another way, did the empire surrender to Christianity, or did Christianity prostitute itself to the empire? It is characteristic of the complexities of early Christian history that we cannot give a definite answer to this question. #Quote by Paul Johnson
Christian Church quotes by Herrick Johnson
#170. He who tears down the cross, what is there left to lift him to heaven? The church claiming to be a Christian church is false to the title, if she make the cross of Christ of none effect. #Quote by Herrick Johnson
Christian Church quotes by Johnny Hunt
#171. Feel the force of forgiveness. #Quote by Johnny Hunt
Christian Church quotes by Simon Sinek
#172. If you're not remarkable, you're invisible. #Quote by Simon Sinek
Christian Church quotes by John Calvin
#173. God has so ordained and governed the Christian church that the cross has been the preparation for victory, and death the way to life. Such #Quote by John Calvin
Christian Church quotes by Meir Soloveichik
#174. To the Christian Church, the destruction of the Temple served as an ultimate sign that the Jews were no longer God's chosen people, divine favor having now been transferred to a newer and better Israel. #Quote by Meir Soloveichik
Christian Church quotes by Johnny Hunt
#175. Human speculation is no match for divine revelation. #Quote by Johnny Hunt
Christian Church quotes by Kelly Clark
#176. I thought being a Christian was about following rules and going to church and being good all the time, but this girl helped me understand that it's about having a relationship with God. That was where things shifted for me. #Quote by Kelly Clark
Christian Church quotes by Richie Furay
#177. I'm not only a Christian, but I'm a pastor of a church. #Quote by Richie Furay
Christian Church quotes by N. T. Wright
#178. [Christians] must become, must be known as, the people who don't hold grudges, who don't sulk. We must be the people who know how to say "Sorry," and who know how to respond when other people say it to us. It is remarkable, once more, how difficult this still seems, considering how much time the Christian church has had to think about it and how much energy has been spent on expounding the New Testament, where the advice is all so clear. Perhaps it's because we have tried, if at all, to do it as though it were just a matter of obeying an artificial command
and then, finding it difficult, have stopped trying because nobody else seems to be very good at it either. Perhaps it might be different if we reminded ourselves frequently that we are preparing for life in God's new world, and that the death and resurrection of Jesus, which by baptism constitute our own new identity, offer us both the motivation and the energy to try again in a new way. #Quote by N. T. Wright
Christian Church quotes by Albert Mohler
#179. The Christian church does not ask the U. S. Supreme Court, or any other human court, what marriage is. Marriage is a pre-political institution defined by our Creator - for His glory and for human flourishing. #Quote by Albert Mohler
Christian Church quotes by D.R. Silva
#180. My job as a Christian is not to get people to heaven when they die, it's to get heaven to people while they're alive #Quote by D.R. Silva
Christian Church quotes by Johnny Hunt
#181. We are dealing in a day and time when the courts are defining sin different than the church. #Quote by Johnny Hunt
Christian Church quotes by Andy Stanley
#182. Blame is a change-avoidance strategy. #Quote by Andy Stanley
Christian Church quotes by Thomas Merton
#183. To those who have no personal experience of this revolutionary aspect of Christian truth, but who see only the outer crust of dead, human conservatism that tends to form around the Church the way barnacles gather on the hull of a ship, all this talk about dynamism sounds foolish. #Quote by Thomas Merton
Christian Church quotes by Johnny Hunt
#184. God has been preparing me for what God had prepared for me. #Quote by Johnny Hunt
Christian Church quotes by Alan Hirsch
#185. You plant the gospel. You don't plant churches. #Quote by Alan Hirsch
Christian Church quotes by Lord Acton
#186. The principle of the Inquisition was murderous ... The popes were not only murderers in the great style, but they also made murder a legal basis of the Christian Church and a condition of salvation. #Quote by Lord Acton
Christian Church quotes by Andy Stanley
#187. In leadership there are always problems to be solved and tensions to be managed. When you try to solve a tension, you create a problem. #Quote by Andy Stanley
Christian Church quotes by Robertson Davies
#188. But in every church there are people who, for reasons which seem sufficient to them, do not approve of their pastor and seek to harry him and bully him into some condition pleasing to themselves. The democracy which the Reformation brought into the Christian Church rages in their bosoms like a fire; they would deny that they regard their clergyman as their spiritual hired hand, whom they boss and oversee for his own good, but that is certainly the impression they give to observers. #Quote by Robertson Davies
Christian Church quotes by Sunday Adelaja
#189. The church and every Christian are individually responsible for the reformation of the country #Quote by Sunday Adelaja
Christian Church quotes by Queen Latifah
#190. I was baptized a Baptist, but I'm just Christian, as far as I'm concerned. I could go in any church, doesn't matter if it's Baptist, Protestant, Episcopal, or Catholic. #Quote by Queen Latifah
Christian Church quotes by Francis Chan
#191. Multi-tasking is keeping me from whole-hearted worship. #Quote by Francis Chan
Christian Church quotes by Johnny Hunt
#192. Will you ask God to bring you to the place where you're willing to be willing? #Quote by Johnny Hunt
Christian Church quotes by Friedrich Schleiermacher
#193. If we look into the matter of how Christian theology rose in the beginning, the Christian Church was always already earlier, and thus even now for each individual the Christian Church is earlier than theology. #Quote by Friedrich Schleiermacher
Christian Church quotes by James Corden
#194. When I look back at the church I grew up in, I realise that nothing about its behaviour was very Christian. It was just a social club on Sundays where people would meet up with their mates. #Quote by James Corden
Christian Church quotes by Friedrich Nietzsche
#195. The Christian church has left nothing untouched by its depravity; it has turned every value into worthlessness, and every truth into a lie #Quote by Friedrich Nietzsche
Christian Church quotes by Carl Sagan
#196. In Italy, the Inquisition was condemning people to death until the end of the eighteenth century, and inquisitional torture was not abolished in the Catholic Church until 1816. The last bastion of support for the reality of witchcraft and the necessity of punishment has been the Christian churches. #Quote by Carl Sagan
Christian Church quotes by A.C. Williams
#197. I don't think fireflies have friends. They seem to be singular bugs. They travel in packs, I guess, because when you see one, usually you'll see others. but they're never flocking together, like gnats or hornets. They're individuals. They're independent. Maybe that's why I like them. They're okay by themselves. That and their butts glow green. And that's just cool. #Quote by A.C. Williams
Christian Church quotes by Shannon L. Alder
#198. Spirituality has a language of it's own and some people haven't learned to speak it. #Quote by Shannon L. Alder
Christian Church quotes by John Strachan
#199. St. Peter announced the glad tidings of the Gospel to the people on the day of Pentecost, and converted, by the first Christian sermon, ever preached, three thousand - which formed the primitive Church. #Quote by John Strachan
Christian Church quotes by Karl Barth
#200. The Christian Church does not exist in Heaven, but on earth and in time. #Quote by Karl Barth
Christian Church quotes by Arthur Tappan Pierson
#201. From all human oracles, however self-confident, we turn at last to the inspired Word, where instead of ambiguous and untrustworthy utterances, we find teachings distinct and definite, authoritative and infallible. #Quote by Arthur Tappan Pierson
Christian Church quotes by Felix Frankfurter
#202. Certainly the affirmative pursuit of one's convictions about the ultimate mystery of the universe and man's relation to it is placed beyond the reach of law. Government may not interfere with organized or individual expressions of belief or disbelief. Propagation of belief - or even of disbelief - in the supernatural is protected, whether in church or chapel, mosque or synagogue, tabernacle or meeting-house. #Quote by Felix Frankfurter
Christian Church quotes by Richard Sibbes
#203. The whole conduct of a Christian is nothing else but knowledge reduced to will, affection and practice. #Quote by Richard Sibbes
Christian Church quotes by Max Lucado
#204. God is God. He knows what he is doing. When you can't trace his hand, trust his heart. #Quote by Max Lucado
Christian Church quotes by Christian Nestell Bovee
#205. Pleasure and pain spring not so much from the nature of things, as from our manner of considering them in particular, what we compare them to. #Quote by Christian Nestell Bovee
Christian Church quotes by Adolf Hitler
#206. The unprecedented rise of the Christian Social Party ... was to assume the deepest significance for me as a classical object of study. #Quote by Adolf Hitler
Christian Church quotes by D. Todd Christofferson
#207. As men of the priesthood, we have an essential role to play in society, at home, and in the Church. But we must be men that women can trust, that children can trust, and that God can trust. #Quote by D. Todd Christofferson
Christian Church quotes by Bill Johnson
#208. I always found it interesting how the church often has a tendency to try to make everything look better than it really is. No divorces are happening here. No alcoholism, domestic violence, or abortions. Just smiling faces and warm handshakes as you walk in the door. It like we're saying, if we can just create a sterile enough environment, then doggone it, our environment will be clean. But of course, God sees us all for who we really are, and He is privy to all of your angry words, gossiping tongues, and secret stashes. He knows who you really are, yet He loves you anyway. #Quote by Bill Johnson
Christian Church quotes by J.C. Ryle
#209. Good hymns are an immense blessing to the Church. They train people for heaven, where praise is one of the principal occupations. #Quote by J.C. Ryle
Christian Church quotes by Dauglas Dauglas
#210. The Dutch Reformed Church was the state church of the apartheid regime and a fervent supporter of apartheid; it inspired and condoned rape, abduction and murder. #Quote by Dauglas Dauglas
Christian Church quotes by Christian De Portzamparc
#211. Architecture has a strong link with the movies in terms of time progression, sequencing, framing, all of that. #Quote by Christian De Portzamparc
Christian Church quotes by Henry Allen Ironside
#212. Great truths that are stumbling blocks to the natural man are nevertheless the very foundations upon which the confidence of the spiritual man is built. #Quote by Henry Allen Ironside
Christian Church quotes by Sylvia Thompson
#213. Finally, a prominent nation is taking on the homosexual agenda and rejecting it outright. A number of African nations have done the same, but third-world countries are not newsworthy to mainstream media. The irony is stunning that a Communist nation would understand that preserving the value of men and women marrying and producing children makes for demographic survival, while many American Christian leaders cower in the shadows, in fear of activist homosexuals and their leftist supporters. I say 'cheers' to the Russians on this one. That nation will probably outlive America. #Quote by Sylvia Thompson
Christian Church quotes by Henri J.M. Nouwen
#214. Jesus.. says, 'Let go of your complaints, forgive those who loved you poorly, step over your feelings of being rejected, and have the courage to trust that you won't fall into an abyss of nothingness but into the safe embrace of a God whose love will heal all your wounds. #Quote by Henri J.M. Nouwen
Christian Church quotes by Harriet Beecher Stowe
#215. Great as the planning were for the dinner, the lot was so contrived that not a soul in the house be supposed to be kept from the break of day ceremony of Blessing in the church. #Quote by Harriet Beecher Stowe
Christian Church quotes by Lailah Gifty Akita
#216. Love is the strength of the spirit. #Quote by Lailah Gifty Akita
Christian Church quotes by C.S. Lewis
#217. Christian literature comes from Christian novelists and dramatists - not from the bench of bishops getting together and trying to write plays and novels in their spare time. #Quote by C.S. Lewis
Christian Church quotes by Tessa Emily Hall
#218. I can almost feel the wind beneath my wings; I can almost taste the thrill of flying away from this small town and never looking back. #Quote by Tessa Emily Hall
Christian Church quotes by Ravi Zacharias
#219. We are all born into different beliefs, and therefore, we should leave it that way" - so goes the tolerant "wisdom" of our time. Mahatma Gandhi, for example, strongly spoke out against the idea of conversion. When people make such statements, they forget or don't know that nobody is born a Christian. All Christians are such by virtue of conversion. To ask the Christian not to reach out to anyone else who is from another faith is to ask that Christian to deny his own faith. One of India's leading "saints," Sri Ramakrishna, is said to have been for a little while a Muslim, for a little while a Christian, and then finally, a Hindu again, because he came to the conclusion that they are all the same. If they are all the same, why did he revert to Hinduism? It is just not true that all religions are the same. Even Hinduism is not the same within itself. Thus, to deny the Christian the privilege of propagation is to propagate to him or her the fundamental beliefs of another religion. If #Quote by Ravi Zacharias
Christian Church quotes by Charles R. Swindoll
#220. Our great tendency in this age is to increase our speed, to run faster, even in the Christian life. In the process our walk with God stays shallow, and our tank runs low on fumes. Intimacy offers a full tank of fuel that can only be found by pulling up closer to God, which requires taking necessary time and going to the effort to make that happen. #Quote by Charles R. Swindoll
Christian Church quotes by Jimmy Carter
#221. Some devout Christians are among the most fervent advocates of the death penalty, contradicting Jesus Christ and justifying their belief on an erroneous interpretation of Hebrew Scriptures. "An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth," their most likely response, overlooks the fact that this was promulgated by Moses as a limitation- a prohibition against taking both eyes or all of an offender's teeth in retribution. #Quote by Jimmy Carter
Christian Church quotes by Christian Cameron
#222. But on the day after a defeat, the men who matter are the leaders. Anyone can lead men after a victory. Only the best can lead after a defeat. #Quote by Christian Cameron
Christian Church quotes by Christina Lauren
#223. Speaking to God feels like instinct, like it's wired into me. I can't imagine what I'd do if I left. It's like standing in an open field and trying to point to the four walls. There's just no framework to my life without the church. #Quote by Christina Lauren
Christian Church quotes by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
#224. By his willingly renouncing self-defence, the Christian affirms his absolute adherence to Jesus, and his freedom from the tyranny of his own ego. The exclusiveness of this adherence is the only power which can overcome evil. #Quote by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Christian Church quotes by Rick Rusaw
#225. The church is called to be separate in lifestyle but never to be isolated from the people it seeks to influence. Salt, light, and leaven don't work very well from a distance. #Quote by Rick Rusaw
Christian Church quotes by Leo Tolstoy
#226. We are accustomed to understand art to be only what we hear and see in theaters, concerts, and exhibitions, together with buildings, statues, poems, novels. . . . But all this is but the smallest part of the art by which we communicate with each other in life. All human life is filled with works of art of every kind - from cradlesong, jest, mimicry, the ornamentation of houses, dress, and utensils, up to church services, buildings, monuments, and triumphal processions. It is all artistic activity. So that by art, in the limited sense of the word, we do not mean all human activity transmitting feelings, but only that part which we for some reason select from it and to which we attach special importance. #Quote by Leo Tolstoy
Christian Church quotes by Ki Hong Lee
#227. I think I first got into acting through church. I would go to these church retreats, and they would tell us to make a skit or make a video and present it to the rest of the group. And I started doing that. And I fell in love with it. #Quote by Ki Hong Lee
Christian Church quotes by Jerry B. Jenkins
#228. We sometimes idealize the early church and want our churches to go back to the simple, old ways. We need to carefully read the history. Harmony takes work. #Quote by Jerry B. Jenkins
Christian Church quotes by Stephanie May Wilson
#229. Life with God is wilder than the wildest roller coaster ride, and safer than your childhood bedroom. It's more thrilling than the greatest adventure, and more delicious than an Italian cappuccino--if you can even believe it. #Quote by Stephanie May Wilson
Christian Church quotes by Francis Chan
#230. Chan is drawn to his coauthor because he says they have, "different gifts but similar convictions". #Quote by Francis Chan
Christian Church quotes by Craig Van Gelder
#231. The church is missionary by nature because God through the Spirit calls, creates, and commissions the church to communicate to the world that the redemptive reign of God has broken into human history. #Quote by Craig Van Gelder
Christian Church quotes by Christopher Moore
#232. I may be small, but Im not a child to be afraid of a pretended demon speaking in tongues. Im a lapsed Christian and a pagan of convenience. The worst I can do on my conscience is cut your throat and ask the forest to count it as a sacrifice come the Yule, so cease your nonsense and tell me how you know my name. #Quote by Christopher Moore
Christian Church quotes by Linda Kay Klein
#233. Growing up, I heard a lot of talk about how evangelical Christians were better people than secular or other religious people (funnily enough, I now hear the exact same self-congratulatory message from secular liberal people. But the truth was, I couldn't always tell the difference between a Christian and a non-Christian. I saw both lie, both steal, both love, and both unselfishly give to others. But one tangible thing we could point to as evangelicals was that we didn't have sex before marriage. There was that. There was always that. Which is why, I believe, the threat of losing that so-called sexual purity seemed so grave. Were we to have sex outside of marriage, could we even call ourselves Christians anymore? What if we made out? Kissed? Held hands? Had a crush? How close to sex could we come before we were no longer Christians? #Quote by Linda Kay Klein
Christian Church quotes by Flannery O'Connor
#234. I have got, over the years, a sense of the immense sweep of creation, of the evolutionary process in everything, of how incomprehensible God must necessarily be to be the God of heaven and earth. You can't fit the Almighty into your intellectual categories…. What kept me a skeptic [of secularism] in college was precisely my Christian faith. It always said: wait, don't bite on this, get a wider picture, continue to read. If you want your faith, you have to work for it…. Even in the life of a Christian, faith rises and falls like the tides of an invisible sea. It's there, even when he can't see it or feel it, if he wants it to be there. You realize, I think, that it is more valuable, more mysterious, altogether more immense than anything you can learn or decide in college. Learn what you can, but cultivate Christian skepticism. #Quote by Flannery O'Connor
Christian Church quotes by Mark Driscoll
#235. The goal of Christian dating is not to have a boyfriend or girlfriend but to find a spouse. Have that in mind as you get to know one an- other, and if you're not ready to commit to a relationship with the end goal of marriage, it's better not to date but simply to remain friends. #Quote by Mark Driscoll
Christian Church quotes by Delphine Arnault
#236. At LVMH, we have amazing heritage brands, and we put interesting talents in those brands, sometimes very young, like we did at Givenchy with Riccardo Tisci at the time, or like we just did with J.W. Anderson at Loewe, but also talents that are already further along in their careers, like Raf Simons at Christian Dior or Nicolas at Vuitton. #Quote by Delphine Arnault
Christian Church quotes by Rod Dreher
#237. With a few exceptions, conservative Christian political activists are as ineffective as White Russian exiles, drinking tea from samovars in their Paris drawing rooms, plotting the restoration of the monarchy. One wishes them well but knows deep down that they are not the future. #Quote by Rod Dreher
Christian Church quotes by G.K. Chesterton
#238. Do you see this lantern? cried Syme in a terrible voice.'Do you see the cross carved on it, and the flame inside? You did not make it. You did not light it. Better men than you, men who could believe and obey, twisted the entrails of iron and preserved the legend of fire. There is not a street you walk on, there is not a thread you wear, that was not made as this lantern was, by denying your philosophy of dirt and rats. You can make nothing. You can only destroy. You will destroy mankind, you will destroy the world. Let that suffice you. Yet this one old Christian lantern you shall not destroy. It shall go where your empire of apes will never have the wit to find it. #Quote by G.K. Chesterton
Christian Church quotes by Nancy Beach
#239. The hour on Sunday can be a time of wonder, a time of transformation, maybe even a time of awe. #Quote by Nancy Beach
Christian Church quotes by Pope Benedict XVI
#240. The missionary experience is part of Christian formation and it is important for adolescents and young people to be able to live it personally. #Quote by Pope Benedict XVI
Christian Church quotes by Francis Chan
#241. People who are obsessed with God are known as givers, not takers. Obsessed people genuinely think that others matter as much as they do, and they are particularly aware of those who are poor around the world (James 2:14-26). #Quote by Francis Chan

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