Radical Quotations About Church (Can You Handle Them?)

Can you handle these radical quotations about church?

“A Christian gathering controlled by one person cannot be controlled by the Holy Spirit.”  –Eddie L. Hyatt

“Our great duty is diligently to wait on the motions of His Spirit in our hearts and faithfully to obey the requirings.  We may be clear in the head, and yet deceived in the heart.”  –Richard Shackleton, 1772

“The reason so little is being accomplished by the church of Jesus Christ today is that we have all too often organized Him out of business.”  –W. Ian Thomas

“Much of the church in the world today is abnormal and unbiblical. –Peter Xu Yongze

“These are the true meetings and gatherings who feel Christ in the midst of them.”  –George Fox

“I was never satisfied with what I found inside the churches.”  –William Booth

“The Christian church should be a pillar of fire leading the peoples of the world, instead of an ambulance corps bringing up the rear as it so often seems to be.”  –Helen Shoemaker

“There is something terribly wrong with the picture of hundreds, perhaps thousands of believers sitting passively in a crowd once a week.”  –Ed Underwood

“Knowing God doesn’t come through intellectual activity — it comes as a result of obedience to Him.”  –Ellen Banks Elwell

“The purpose of evangelism is not just to save people from dying without Christ, but to save them from living without Him.”  –Robert E. Webber


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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One Response to Radical Quotations About Church (Can You Handle Them?)

  1. Pingback: 3 Bold & Radical Martin Luther King Quotations | Free Gas For Your Think Tank (Steve Simms Blogs From Nashville)

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