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I believe with all my heart that the Church of Jesus Christ should be a Church of blurred edges.
- Carey, George
Churches Motivational Quotes



Best Quotes about Churches

1.
I have, alas, only one illusion left, and that is the Archbishop of Canterbury.
Smith, Sydney

2.
Nearly all the evils in the Church have arisen from bishops desiring power more than light. They want authority, not outlook.
Ruskin, John

3.
Wherever we find the Word of God surely preached and heard, and the sacraments administered according to the institution of Christ, there, it is not to be doubted, is a church of God.
Calvin, John

4.
How can a bishop marry? How can he flirt? The most he can say is I will see you in the vestry after service.
Smith, Sydney

5.
The Christian church is a society of sinners. It is the only society in the world, membership in which is based upon the single qualification that the candidate shall be unworthy of membership.
Morrison, Charles C.

6.
There is not in the universe a more ridiculous, nor a more contemptible animal, than a proud clergyman.
Fielding, Henry

7.
He who is near the Church is often far from God.
Proverb, French

8.
The problem is not that the churches are filled with empty pews, but that the pews are filled with empty people.
Shedd, Charlie

9.
We praise Him, we bless Him, we adore Him, we glorify Him, and we wonder who is that baritone across the aisle and that pretty woman on our right who smells of apple blossoms. Our bowels stir and our cod itches and we amend our prayers for the spiritual life with the hope that it will not be too spiritual.
Cheever, John

10.
The old cathedrals are good, but the great blue dome that hangs over everything is better.
Carlyle, Thomas

11.
The first time I sang in the church choir; two hundred people changed their religion.
Allen, Fred A.

12.
One hundred religious persons knit into a unity by careful organizations do not constitute a church any more than eleven dead men make a football team. The first requisite is life, always.
Tozer, A. W.

13.
The church is so subnormal that if it ever got back to the New Testament normal it would seem to people to be abnormal.
Havner, Vance

14.
I don't go to church. Kneeling bags my nylons.
Wilder, Billy

15.
The act of bell ringing is symbolic of all proselytizing religions. It implies the pointless interference with the quiet of other people.
Pound, Ezra

16.
There is no heresy or no philosophy which is so abhorrent to the church as a human being.
Joyce, James

17.
Here, the churches seemed to shrink away into eroding corners. They seem to have ceased to be essential parts of American life. They no longer give life. It is the huge buildings of commerce and trade which now align the people to attention. These in their massive manner of steel and stone say, Come unto me all ye who labor, and we will give you work.
O'Casey, Sean

18.
It is indolence... Indolence and love of ease; a want of all laudable ambition, of taste for good company, or of inclination to take the trouble of being agreeable, which make men clergymen. A clergyman has nothing to do but be slovenly and selfish; read the newspaper, watch the weather, and quarrel with his wife. His curate does all the work and the business of his own life is to dine.
Austen, Jane

19.
Many people are in a rut and a rut is nothing but a grave--with both ends kicked out.
Havner, Vance

20.
The Church has always been willing to swap off treasures in heaven for cash down.
Ingersoll, Robert Green

21.
The greatest hindrances to the evangelization of the world are those within the church.
Mott, John R.

22.
My own mind is my own church.
Paine, Thomas

23.
I do not believe in the creed professed by the Jewish Church, by the Roman Church, by the Greek Church, by the Turkish Church, by the Protestant Church, nor by any church that I know of. My own mind is my own church.
Paine, Thomas

24.
Where God builds a church the devil builds a chapel.
Luther, Martin

25.
People have described me as a management bishop but I say to my critics, Jesus was a management expert too.
Carey, George

26.
The Pope is an idol whose hands are tied and whose feet are kissed.
Voltaire

27.
Yes, I see the Church as the body of Christ. But, oh! How we have blemished and scarred that body through social neglect and through fear of being nonconformists.
King Jr. Martin Luther

28.
A church is a hospital for sinners, not a museum for saints.
Nash, L. L.

29.
The parson knows enough who knows a Duke.
Cowper, William

30.
The local church is the outcrop of the church universal.
Forsyth, Peter T.

31.
It would be far better to be of no church than to be bitter of any.
Penn, William

32.
I'm a priest, not a priestess. Priestess implies mumbo jumbo and all sorts of pagan goings-on. Those who oppose us would love to call us priestesses. They can call us all the names in the world -- it's better than being invisible.
Heyward, Carter

33.
The root of almost every schism and heresy from which the Christian Church has suffered, has been because of the effort of men to earn, rather than receive their salvation; and the reason preaching is so commonly ineffective is, that it often calls on people to work for God rather than letting God work through them.
Ruskin, John

34.
Though the church has many critics, it has no rivals.

35.
She say, Celie, tell the truth, have you ever found God in church? I never did. I just found a bunch of folks hoping for him to show. Any God I ever felt in church I brought in with me. And I think all the other folks did too. They come to church to share God, not find God.
Walker, Alice

36.
What is wrong with priests and popes is that instead of being apostles and saints, they are nothing but empirics who say I know instead of I am learning, and pray for credulity and inertia as wise men pray for skepticism and activity.
Shaw, George Bernard

37.
The Church is not a gallery for the exhibition of eminent Christians, but a school for the education of imperfect ones.
Beecher, Henry Ward

38.
Those who marry God can become domesticated too -- it's just as hum-drum a marriage as all the others. The word Love means a formal touch of the lips as in the ceremony of the Mass, and Ave Marialike dearest is a phrase to open a letter. This marriage like the world's marriages was held together by habits and tastes shared in common between God and themselves -- it was God's taste to be worshipped and their taste to worship, but only at stated hours like a suburban embrace on a Saturday night.
Greene, Graham

39.
Churchgoers are like coals in a fire. When they cling together, they keep the flame aglow; when they separate, they die out.
Graham, Billy

40.
A Church which has lost its memory is in a sad state of senility.
Chadwick, Henry

41.
I believe with all my heart that the Church of Jesus Christ should be a Church of blurred edges.
Carey, George

42.
The question confronting the Church today is not any longer whether the man in the street can grasp a religious message, but how to employ the communications media so as to let him have the full impact of the Gospel message.
John Paul II

43.
Once is orthodox, twice is puritanical.
Melbourne, Lord

44.
Many come to bring their clothes to church rather than themselves.
Fuller, Thomas

45.
Sign in lot: Church parking only. We will not forgive those who trespass against us.

46.
The church exists to train its member through the practice of the presence of God to be servants of others, to the end that Christlikeness may become common property.
Brown, William Adams

47.
I think a bishop who doesn't give offence to anyone is probably not a good bishop.
Thomson, James

48.
The Church cannot be content to live in its stained-glass house and throw stones through the picture window of modern culture.
Brown, Robert Mcafee

49.
A little, round, fat, oily man of God.
Thomson, James

50.
Standards of conduct appropriate to civil society or the workings of a democracy cannot be purely and simply applied to the Church.
Ratzinger, Cardinal Joseph


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