No Conformity To Any Church Forms Shall Hinders Us!

Quotes from:  The History of The Salvation Army, Volume One, by Robert Sandall

“We have been trying and, we thank God, with no little success, to break loose from all the trammels of custom and propriety which may in any degree have hindered or hampered us in the past. The dreadful tendency to settle down is apparent in connection with all religious work. We mean to gain the ear of the people for our Master, and we are more than ever determined that no conformity to any church forms or ideas shall hinder us.” –General William Booth

“We were set upon by a band of ruffians shouting, howling, and pulling us about. Some of the sisters were very roughly handled indeed. One man was knocked down and left with a black eye, but we stood our ground. They pelted us with all sorts of things and flour in abundance. I was as white as a miller. We had a good meeting, and one man professed to be saved.” –Elijah Cadman

“We in The (Salvation) Army have learned to thank God for eccentricity and extravagance, and to consecrate them to His service. We have men in our ranks who can rollick for the Lord. Thank God for the dare-devils! They led us on the forward march. They have helped to keep us free from the shackles of respectability. They keep us passionate.” –General Bramwell Booth

“William Booth said, after bemoaning that talking at conferences was largely monopolized by ‘dried up theoretical legislators': ‘I want the holiest and most devoted men and women to come to the front. They have a right to speak. They have something to say.'” –Robert Sandall

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About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. I have written two books: Mindrobics: How To Be Happy For The Rest Of Your Life and Your Sperm Won--Experiencing Your Value As A Championship Human Being. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I lead a non-traditional church in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the early church come to life in our time.
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