I am in love with every church And mosque And temple And any kind of shrine Because I know it is there That people say the different names Of the One God.— Hafez
Thrilling bible quotes that are about old churches
Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than going to a garage makes you an automobile.
A time will come when instead of shepherds feeding the sheep, the church will have clowns entertaining the goats
Sportsmanship... what a load of crap, don't preach your morality to me. Steve Austin doesn't have any mercy... you want mercy? Take your *ss to church!
There are not one hundred people in the United States who hate The Catholic Church, but there are millions who hate what they wrongly perceive the Catholic Church to be.
A church that doesn't provoke any crises, a gospel that doesn't unsettle, a word of God that doesn't get under anyone’s skin, a word of God that doesn't touch the real sin of the society in which it is being proclaimed — what gospel is that?
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.”
When the church hears the cry of the oppressed it cannot but denounce the social structures that give rise to and perpetuate the misery from which the cry arises.
The less Holy Spirit we have, the more cake and coffee we need to keep the church going.
To be spiritual is not by praying and going to church.
Spiritualism is the understanding of the universe so that it can be a better place to live in.
You want mercy? Take your ass to church!
You can tell the people that if they succeed in killing me, that I forgive and bless those who do it. Hopefully, they will realize they are wasting their time. A bishop will die, but the church of God, which is the people, will never perish.
The true man of God is heartsick, grieved at the worldliness of the Church, grieved at the toleration of sin in the Church, grieved at the prayerlessness in the Church. He is disturbed that the corporate prayer of the Church no longer pulls down the strongholds of the devil.
It is a tragedy when the church saves money instead of saving souls. We MUST spend to save.
It is better to go skiing and think of God, than go to church and think of sport.
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.
If the presence of God is in the church, the church will draw the world in.
If the presence of God is not in the church, the world will draw the church out.
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.
I believe that a great number of people are going to die and go to hell because they’re counting on their religiosity in the church instead of their relationship with Jesus to get them to heaven. They give lip service to repentance and faith, but they’ve never been born again.
We do not want churches because they will teach us to quarrel about God.
We do not want to learn that. We may quarrel with men sometimes about things on this earth, but we never quarrel about the Great Spirit. We do not want to learn that.
Help me, Lord, to remember that religion is not to be confined to the church.
.. nor exercised only in prayer and meditation, but that every where I am in Thy Presence
Not until I went into the churches of America and heard her pulpits flame with righteousness did I understand the secret of her genius and power. America is great because America is good, and if America ever ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.
Men will surrender to the spirit of the age.
They will say that if they had lived in our day, faith would be simple and easy. But in their day, they will say, things are complex; the Church must be brought up to date and made meaningful to the day's problems.
It's crazy, if you think about it. The God of the universe - the creator of nitrogen and pine needles, galaxies and E-minor - loves us with a radical, unconditional, self-sacrificing love. And what is our typical response? We go to church, sing songs, and try not to cuss.
Worshipers never leave church...we carry our sanctuary with us wherever we go.
Without God, there is no virtue because there is no prompting of the conscience.
.. without God, there is a coarsening of the society; without God, democracy will not and cannot long endure.
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Oriental Orthodox Churches - The Oriental Orthodox Churches are a group of Christian churches adhering to miaphysite Christology and theology, and together have about 62 million members
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If you’re a church person and not a Jesus person, my heart hurts for you.
It’s like being engaged and never getting married. It’s miserable.
I will go peaceably and firmly to the Catholic Church: for if Faith is so important to our salvation, I will seek it where true Faith first began, seek it among those who received it from God Himself.
[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.
The church of Jesus needs to wake up from the exile of passivity and embrace liminality and adventure or continue to remain a religious ghetto for culturally co-opted, fearful, middle-class folk.
When the devil sees a man or woman who really believes in prayer, who knows how to pray, and who really does pray, and, above all, when he sees a whole church on its face before God in prayer, he trembles as much as he ever did, for he knows that his day in that church or community is at an end.
If you look around, you can find a face of God in each thing, because He is not hidden in a church, in a mosque, or a synagogue, but everywhere. As there is no one who lives after seeing him, there is also no one dying after seeing him. Who finds Him, stays forever with him.
The greatest obstacle in the apostolate of the Church is the timidity or rather the cowardice of the faithful.
When you decide to be something, you can be it.
That's what they don't tell you in the church. When I was your age, they would say we can become cops or criminals. Today, what I'm saying to you is this: when you're facing a loaded gun, what's the difference?
A good local pub has much in common with a church, except that a pub is warmer, and there's more conversation.