Best Quotes about Churches
The Church is not a gallery for the exhibition of eminent Christians, but a school for the education of imperfect ones.
Beecher, Henry Ward
What makes a church great in the eyes of God? Participation, proclamation, preservation, and propagation. Every church ought to exhibit all four.
Hawkins, O. S.
Church attendance is as vital to a disciple as a transfusion of rich, healthy blood to a sick man.
Moody, Dwight L.
His creed no parson ever knew, for this was still his simple plan, to have with clergymen to do as little as a Christian can.
Doyle, Sir Francis
A church is a hospital for sinners, not a museum for saints.
Nash, L. L.
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.
How can a bishop marry? How can he flirt? The most he can say is I will see you in the vestry after service.
Church is the only place where someone speaks to me and I do not have to answer back.
Gaulle, Charles De
A woman's asking for equality in the church would be comparable to a black person's demanding equality in the Ku Klux Klan.
The Bible knows nothing of solitary religion.
The itch of disputing is the scab of the churches.
Wotton, Sir Henry
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
The priesthood in many ways is the ultimate closet in Western civilization, where gay people particularly have hidden for the past two thousand years.
There is no heresy or no philosophy which is so abhorrent to the church as a human being.
Be neither intimate nor distant with the clergy.
I never weary of great churches. It is my favorite kind of mountain scenery. Mankind was never so happily inspired as when it made a cathedral.
Stevenson, Robert Louis
There is not in the universe a more ridiculous, nor a more contemptible animal, than a proud clergyman.
The problem is not that the churches are filled with empty pews, but that the pews are filled with empty people.
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.
I believe with all my heart that the Church of Jesus Christ should be a Church of blurred edges.
Mass ought to be in Latin, unless you could do it in Greek or Chinese. In fact, any abracadabra that no bloody member of the public or half-educated ape of a clargimint could think he understood.
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
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.
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.
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.
A glorious Church is like a magnificent feast; there is all the variety that may be, but every one chooses out a dish or two that he likes, and lets the rest alone: how glorious soever the Church is, every one chooses out of it his own religion, by which he governs himself, and lets the rest alone.
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.
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.
People have described me as a management bishop but I say to my critics, Jesus was a management expert too.
I don't go to church. Kneeling bags my nylons.
Many people are in a rut and a rut is nothing but a grave--with both ends kicked out.
A Church which has lost its memory is in a sad state of senility.
The greatest hindrances to the evangelization of the world are those within the church.
Mott, John R.
The parson knows enough who knows a Duke.
Sign in lot: Church parking only. We will not forgive those who trespass against us.
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.
I think a bishop who doesn't give offence to anyone is probably not a good bishop.
Nearly all the evils in the Church have arisen from bishops desiring power more than light. They want authority, not outlook.
The first time I sang in the church choir; two hundred people changed their religion.
Allen, Fred A.
Churchgoers are like coals in a fire. When they cling together, they keep the flame aglow; when they separate, they die out.
I never saw, heard, nor read, that the clergy were beloved in any nation where Christianity was the religion of the country. Nothing can render them popular, but some degree of persecution.
Many are called but few are chosen. There are sayings of Christ which suggest that the Church he came to establish will always be a minority affair.
The difference between listening to a radio sermon and going to church...is almost like the difference between calling your girl on the phone and spending an evening with her.
Moody, Dwight L.
Too hot to go to Church? What about Hell?
Poster In Dayton, Ohio
But a priest's life is not supposed to be well-rounded; it is supposed to be one-pointed -- a compass, not a weathercock.
The separation of church and state is a source of strength, but the conscience of our nation does not call for separation between men of state and faith in the Supreme Being.
Johnson, Lyndon B.
Though the church has many critics, it has no rivals.
An instinctive taste teaches men to build their churches with spire steeples which point as with a silent finger to the sky and stars.
Coleridge, Samuel Taylor
This merriment of parsons is mighty offensive.
The Pope is an idol whose hands are tied and whose feet are kissed.
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