Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than going to a garage makes you an automobile.— Billy Sunday
Astonishing Christian Church quotations
To be a christian means to forgive the inexcusable because god has forgiven the inexcusable in you.
The Bible is not the light of the world, it is the light of the Church.
But the world does not read the Bible, the world reads Christians! “You are the light of the world.”
The less Holy Spirit we have, the more cake and coffee we need to keep the church going.
An impatient Christian is out of step with God.
You cannot pray at home, like you can at church, where there is a great multitude; where exclamations are cried out to God as from one great heart, and where there is something more: the unions of minds, the accord of souls, the bond of charity, the prayers of priests.
May a merciful God preserve me from a Christian Church in which everyone is a saint! I want to be and remain in the church and little flock of the fainthearted, the feeble and the ailing, who feel and recognize the wretchedness of their sins, who sigh and cry to God incessantly for comfort and help, who believe in the forgiveness of sins.
[A]ll churches, whether Jewish, Christian or Muslim, are simply human inventions. They use fear to enslave us. They are a monopoly for power and profit.
I am a Muslim and and a Hindu, and a Christian and a Jew, and so are, all of you.
Church is not an organization you join;
it is a family where you belong, a home where you are loved and a hospital where you find healing.
The Church must take right ground in regard to politics.
.. Politics are a part of a religion in such a country as this, and Christians must do their duty to the country as part of their duty to God... God will bless or curse this nation, according to the course Christians take in politics.
Americans of good-will, the nice decent church people, the well-meaning liberals, the good hearted souls who themselves wouldn't lynch anyone, must begin to realize that they have to be more than passively good-hearted, more than church goingly Christian, and much more than word-of-mouth in the liberalism.
Before becoming a Muslim, a Hindu, a Sikh or a Christian. Lets become a human first.
Christianity is being concerned about [others], not building a million-dollar church while people are starving right around the corner. Christ was a revolutionary person, out there where it was happening. That's what God is all about, and that's where I get my strength.
Socialism is precisely the religion that must overwhelm Christianity.
… In the new order, Socialism will triumph by first capturing the culture via infiltration of schools, universities, churches and the media by transforming the consciousness of society.
A day will come when the civilized world will deny its God, when the Church will doubt as Peter doubted. She will be tempted to believe that man has become God. In our churches, Christians will search in vain for the red lamp where God awaits them. Like Mary Magdalene, weeping before the empty tomb, they will ask, ‘Where have they taken Him?’
If you don't want your tax dollars to help the poor, then stop saying you want a country based on Christian values, because you don't
The Church is like a great ship being pounded by the waves of life's different stresses. Our duty is not to abandon ship, but to keep her on her course.
Probably the greatest tragedy of the church throughout its long and checkered history has been its constant tendency to conform to the prevailing culture instead of developing a Christian counter-culture .
The Christian that is bound by his own horizon, the church that lives simply for itself, is bound to die a spiritual death and sink into stagnancy and corruption. We never can thank God enough for giving us not only a whole Gospel to believe, but a whole world to give it to.
Any church that is not seriously involved in helping fulfill the Great Commission has forfeited its biblical right to exist.
We who were formerly no people at all, and who knew of no peace, are now called to be...a church...of peace. True Christians do not know vengeance. They are the children of peace. Their hearts overflow with peace. Their mouths speak peace, and they walk in the way of peace.
Behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!
Those who live by mystery & charlatanerie, fearing you would render them useless by simplifying the Christian philosophy - the most sublime and benevolent, but most perverted system that ever shone on man - endeavored to crush your well-earned & well-deserved fame.
An unchurched christian is a grotesque anomaly.
The New Testament knows nothing of such a person. For the church lies at the very center of the eternal purpose of God. It is not a divine afterthought. It is not an accident of history. On the contrary, the church is God's new community.
Anyone who thinks sitting in church can make you a Christian must also think that sitting in a garage can make you a car.
Liberal Catholics are the worst enemies of the Church.
The Church is not a gallery for the exhibition of eminent Christians, but a school for the education of imperfect ones.
The early Church was married to poverty, prisons and persecutions.
Today, the church is married to prosperity, personality, and popularity.
Why do we idolise Christian singers and speakers? We go from glorifying musicians in the world to glorifying Christian musicians. It's all idolatry!Satan is getting a great victory as we seem to worship these ministers on tapes and records and clammer to get their autographs in churches and concert halls from coast to coast.
Give me an army saying the Rosary and I will conquer the world.
You never have to advertise a fire. Everyone comes running when there's a fire. Likewise, if your church is on fire, you will not have to advertise it. The community will already know it.
I have found truly jubilant Christians only in the Bible, in the Underground Church and in prison.
Christianity means a lot more than church membership.
The True Church can never fail. For it is based upon a rock.
The Sunday morning service shows how popular your church is.
The evening services show how popular your pastor is. Your private prayer time shows you how popular God is!
C. S. Lewis observed that almost all crimes of Christian history have come about when religion is confused with politics. Politics, which always runs by the rules of ungrace, allures us to trade away grace for power, a temptation the church has often been unable to resist.
Let us by wise and constitutional measures promote intelligence among the people as the best means of preserving our liberties.
The early church didn’t say, ‘Look what the world is coming to!’ They said, ‘Look what has come into the world’!
An enforced uniformity of religion throughout a nation or civil state, confounds the civil and religious, denies the principles of Christianity and civility, and that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh.