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"For, where God built a church, there the devil would also build a chapel.... In such sort is the devil always God's ape." - Martin Luther

"Where God builds a church the devil builds a chapel." - Martin Luther

"A powerless church has nothing for the devil to counterfeit." - Bill Johnson

"The Christians were the first to make the existence of Satan a dogma of the church. What is the use in a Pope if there is no Devil ?" - H. P. Blavatsky

"In all systems of theology the devil figures as a male person. Yes, it is women who keep the church going." - Don Marquis

"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." - Leonard Ravenhill

"A healthy church is not a church that's perfect and without sin. It has not figured everything out. Rather, it's a church that continually strives to take God's side in the battle against the ungodly desires and deceits of the world, our flesh, and the devil. It's a church that continually seeks to conform itself to God's Word." - Mark Dever

"For, where God built a church there the devil would also build a chapel. They imitated the Jews also in this, namely, that as the Most Holiest was dark, and had no light, even so and after the same manner did they make their shrines dark where the devil made answer. Thus is the devil ever God's ape." - Martin Luther

"Everyone who believes in the devil is the devil." - Rob Brezsny

"The devil doesn't care how big your church is - he cares how influential it is." - Brian Houston

"The absurd and legendary devil is the enigma of the Church." - L Frank Baum

"For where God built a church, there the Devil would also build a chapel." - Martin Luther

"I call'd the devil, and he came, And with wonder his form did I closely scan; He is not ugly, and is not lame, But really a handsome and charming man. A man in the prime of life is the devil, Obliging, a man of the world, and civil; A diplomatist too, well skill'd in debate, He talks quite glibly of church and state." - Heinrich Heine

"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." - R. A. Torrey

"For where God built a church, there the Devil would also build a chapel...Thus is the Devil ever God's ape." - Martin Luther

"I'd fallen in love with the devil." - Becca Fitzpatrick

"The devil is in the detail." - Paulo Coelho

"The devil is in the details." - Proverbs

"In hell, the Devil is God." - Kedar Joshi

"The Devil has seldom done a cleverer thing that hinting to the Church that part of their mission is to provide entertainment for the people, with a view to winning them. Providing amusement for the people is nowhere spoken of in the Scriptures as a function of the Church. The need is biblical doctrine, so understood and felt that is sets men afire." - Charles Spurgeon

"if the devil can get the church to withdraw from prayer by believing reasonable excuses, the church is under his dominion." - Edward Mckendree Bounds

"One thing the Devil fears the most is the Church that obeys and goes not just sits and talks." - Artur Pawlowski

"I was a devil in other countries, and I was a little devil in America, too." - Josephine Baker

"The devil considers all misplaced trust as devil worship, for he hides himself in its shadows." - Bill Johnson

"I didn't have a clue. I grew up Protestant in Connecticut at the Saugatuck Congregational Church. We didn't talk about the devil. That's Catholicism. And so, that was my safety net. And I always say, it's probably a good thing they didn't hire a Catholic child, who may have heard about the devil, the things that were in the closet. And no one wanted to discuss them." - Linda Blair

"The Church has ever proved indestructible. Her persecutors have failed to destroy her; in fact, it was during times of persecution that the Church grew more and more; while the persecutors themselves, and those whom the Church would destroy, are the very ones who came to nothing. . . .Again, errors have assailed her; but in fact, the greater the number of errors that have arisen, the more has the truth been made manifest. . . . Nor has the Church failed before the assaults of demons: for she is like a tower of refuge to all who fight against the Devil." - Thomas Aquinas

"I was reared in the church, in the Presbyterian Church." - Billy Graham

"In a church, I am a saint. In a public place, I am a lady. In my own home, I am a devil....My house is where I can do as I please, scream and yell and dance and fall on the floor if I like. I am myself when I am in my home." - Lupe Velez

"Let us pray to the Lord and ask him to protect the family in the crisis with which the devil wants to destroy it. Families are the domestic church where Jesus grows in the love of a married couple, in the lives of their children." - Pope Francis

"The emperor is in the Church, not about the Church." - Ambrose

"The emperor is in the Church, not above the Church." - Saint Ambrose

"The Church in England is the Church of England." - Joseph Barber Lightfoot

"Let us never give in to pessimism, to that bitterness that the devil offers us every day. Do not give in to pessimism and discouragement. We have the firm certainty that the Holy Spirit gives the Church with His mighty breath, the courage to persevere and also to seek new methods of evangelization, to bring the Gospel to the ends of the earth." - Pope Francis

"I know in the Christian church the old ladies use to say "what the devil meant for bad God meant for good." So some of the things that I think they went out and tried to be detrimental to my life saved me in a lot of ways." - Kwame Kilpatrick

"Our prayer service today and my words are not meant to demonize anyone, but are intended to call attention to the diabolical influences of the devil that have penetrated our culture, both in the state and in the Church. These demonic influences are not readily apparent to the undiscerning eye, which is why they are so deceptive." - Thomas J. Paprocki

"Doubt in love is the Devil in the paradise!" - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"In wretched outcomes, the devil is in the details." - Jane Jacobs

"It is an evil world. The fires of hatred and violence burn fiercely. Evil is powerful, the devil covers a darkened earth with hisblack wings. And soon the end of the world is expected. But mankind does not repent, the church struggles, and the preachers and poets warn and lament in vain." - Johan Huizinga

"...the word occult, despite conjuring images of devil worship, actually means "hidden" or "obscured." In times of religious oppression, knowledge that was counterdoctrinal had to be kept hidden or "occult," and because the church felt threatened by this, they redefined anything "occult" as evil, and the prejudice survived. >" - Dan Brown

"...the word occult, despite conjuring images of devil worship, actually means 'hidden' or 'obscured.' In times of religious oppression, knowledge that was counterdoctrinal had to be kept hidden or 'occult,' and because the church felt threatened by this, they redefined anything 'occult' as evil, and the prejudice survived. >" - Dan Brown

"He knockin' on the door, let the devil in." - Rick Ross

"Every step you make in Jesus Christ enrages the devil." - Leonard Ravenhill

"The Devil is in the details, but so is salvation." - Hyman Rickover

"I was born with the devil in me..." - H. H. Holmes

"I sold my soul to the devil in L.A" - Aaron Lewis

"The meanest thing in the world is the devil." - Henry Ward Beecher

"The devil has a Ph.D. in perfect logic." - Anthony De Mello

"There was a laughing devil in his sneer." - Lord Byron

"You scholars, you're in communication with the devil." - Alexandre Dumas

"No man is a devil in his own mind." - James A Baldwin

"The devil has no power ... except in the dark." - Cassandra Clare

"Eve left Adam, to meet the Devil in private." - Alexander Pope

"The devil lies brooding in the miser's chest." - Thomas Fuller

"Sometimes the devil tempts me to believe in God." - Bill Vaughan

"I believe in God, and I certainly believe in the devil. There's certainly a devil, and he knows my name." - Daniel Johnston

"Maybe the devil in human beings isn't the reflection of the devil, perhaps the devil is only a reflection of the savagery and brutality of our kind. Maybe what we've done is create the devil in our own image" - Dean Koontz

"Any man who takes Jesus Christ seriously becomes the target of the devil. Most church members do not give Satan enough trouble to arouse his opposition" - Vance Havner

"God Almighty never intended that the devil should triumph over the Church. He never intended that the saloons should walk rough-shod over Christianity." - Billy Sunday

"If the devil never roars, the Church will never sing! God is not doing much if the devil is not awake and busy. Depend upon it: a working Christ makes a raging devil! When you hear ill reports, cruel speeches, threats, taunts and the like, believe that the Lord is among His people and is working gloriously." - Charles Spurgeon

"The Christian church was born in song." - Ralph P. Martin

"I was always laughing in church." - Tom Waits

"All instruments sound fantastic in a church." - Colin Meloy

"My father started me singing in church." - Deforest Kelley

"I was raised in the church." - Kenny Rogers

"Hey, I was raised in the church." - Cheech Marin

"The church is in the hope business." - John Ortberg

"As in the natural life a child must have a father and a mother, so in the supernatural life of grace a true child of the Church must have God for his Father and Mary for his mother. If he prides himself on having God for his Father but does not give to Mary the tender affection of a true child, he is an impostor and his father is the devil." - Louis de Montfort

"You must pray with all your might. That does not mean saying your prayers, or sitting gazing about in church or chapel with eyes wide open while someone else says them for you. It means fervent, effectual, untiring wrestling with God. This kind of prayer be sure the devil and the world and your own indolent, unbelieving nature will oppose. They will pour water on this flame." - William Booth

"The sign of the cross is the most terrible weapon against the devil. Thus the Church wishes not only that we have it continually in front of our minds to recall to us just what our souls are worth and what they cost Jesus Christ, but also that we should make it at every juncture ourselves: when we go to bed, when we awaken during the night, when we get up, when we begin any action, and, above all, when we are tempted." - John Vianney

"Not everything in church is truth ... And not all truth turns up in church." - Faith Sullivan

"I grew up in the church. I was raised in the church." - Quinton Aaron

"In fact, my parents were church people; my father was a deacon in the church." - Tina Turner

"There is no devil in the first two chapters of the Bible and no devil in the last two chapters. Thank God for a book that disposes of the devil!" - Vance Havner

"The devil tryna rip out my soul. Lost my soul. I'll see you in hell. I see the devil linger on, stuck in my hell." - Kid Cudi

"The people on the edge of Hell were most afraid of the devil; for those already in hell the devil was only another and no one in particular." - Joanne Greenberg

"A revival does two things. First, it returns the Church from her backsliding and second, it causes the conversion of men and women; and it always includes the conviction of sin on the part of the Church. What a spell the devil seems to cast over the Church today!" - Billy Sunday

"God made bees, and bees made honey, God made man, and man made money, Pride made the devil, and the devil made sin; So God made a cole-pit to put the devil in." - James Henry Dixon

"God made bees, and bees made honey, God made man, and man made money, Pride made the devil, and the devil made sin; So God made a cole-pit to put the devil in." - William Cowper

"Though you see a Church-man ill, yet continue in the Church still." - George Herbert

"Where Christ erecteth his church, the divell in the same church-yarde will have his chappell." - Richard Bancroft

"I'm happiest in an empty church. I love the smell of a church." - Michael Patrick King

"A wolf is no less a wolf because he's dressed in sheepskin and the devil is no less the devil because he's dressed as an angel." - LeCrae

"I will never sit down with Gerry Adams . . . he'd sit with anyone. He'd sit down with the devil. In fact, Adams does sit down with the devil." - Ian Paisley

"Man creates both his god and his devil in his own image. His god is himself at his best, and his devil himself at his worst." - Elbert Hubbard

"A brave man is a man who dares to look the Devil in the face and tell him he is a Devil." - James A Garfield

"I don't really believe in the Devil, but if the Devil is the Father of Lies, then he certainly invented the Internet." - Ken Macleod

"If a Devil is one who dares, when others hold back, then I am happy to play the Devil in this Mystery, boy." - Neil Gaiman

"In every man's heart there is a devil, but we do not know the man as bad until the devil is roused." - James Oliver Curwood

"God is in my head, but the devil is in my pants." - Jonathan Winters

"The devil is in the details, and everything we do in the military is a detail." - Hyman Rickover

"Whoever is in control of the hell in your life, is your devil." - John Henrik Clarke

"I've got the blues in my heart, and the devil in my fingers." - Angus Young

"I crawled in the bathroom, looked in the mirror and saw the devil. It was me." - Larry Gatlin

"The devil takes a hand in what is done in haste." - Proverbs

"You must have the devil in you to succeed in the arts." - Voltaire

"Jesus did not live in reaction to the devil. He lived in response to the Father." - Bill Johnson

"In time of war, the Devil makes more room in Hell." - Sharon Kay Penman

"Money doesn't spend in hell.... The devil deals in a different coin." - Laurell K Hamilton

"She's a devil in disguise, I can tell by looking in her eyes, little Miss Strange." - Jimi Hendrix

"The Devil is right at home. The Devil, the Devil himself, is right in the house. And the Devil came here yesterday. Yesterday the Devil came here. Right here. And it smells of sulphur still today. Yesterday, ladies and gentlemen, from this rostrum, the president of the United States, the gentleman to whom I refer as the Devil, came here, talking as if he owned the world. Truly. As the owner of the world." - Hugo Chavez

"Is the Church of England an Anglican church? The church did not start in Canterbury, the church did not start in Rome. Whether Canterbury is Anglican or not is immaterial. We are Anglicans. They are the Church of England." - Peter Akinola

"It would be easier for the Devil to go to church and cross himself with holy water than for these people to comprehend the ideas which are accepted facts to us today." - Adolf Hitler

"God never had a church but there, men say, The devil a chapel hath raised by some wiles, I doubted of this saw, till on a day I westward spied great Edinburgh's Saint Giles." - William Drummond of Hawthornden

"The Lord is letting the wheat and the tares mature before he fully purges the Church. He is also testing you to see if you will be misled. The devil is trying to deceive the very elect." - Ezra Taft Benson

"God never had a church but there, men say, The Devil a chapel hath raised by some wyles. I doubted of this saw, till on a day I westward spied great Edinburgh's Saint Gyles." - William Drummond of Hawthornden

"I believe that the devil has destroyed many good books of the church, as, aforetime, he killed and crushed many holy persons, the memory of whom has now passed away; but the Bible he was fain to leave subsisting." - Martin Luther

"The Devil is perfectly willing that the church should multiply its organizations and its deftly contrived machinery for the conquest of the world for Christ, if it will only give up praying...The Devil is not afraid of machinery; he is only afraid of God. And machinery without prayer is machinery without God." - R. A. Torrey

"How like a mounting devil in the heart rules the unreined ambition." - Nathaniel Parker Willis

"He says NO! In thunder; but the Devil himself cannot make him say yes." - Herman Melville

"The devil, my friends, is a woman just now. 'Tis a woman that reigns in Hell." - Bill Vaughan

"If we had not been dealing with the devil in person, we could have saved Algeria." - Georges Bidault

"Sin and the devil will always find helpers in our hearts." - J C Ryle

"What a Devil is the Plot good for, but to bring in fine things?" - Theresa Villiers

"You Nazis! I pity the devil when you boys start arriving in bunches." - Curt Siodmak

"Devil, you've got me all in a whirl. I'm wise to your game." - Neil Sedaka

"The devil doesn't wear prada; I'm clearly in a - white tee." - Tyler The Creator

"The devil will give up when he sees that you are not going to give in." - Joyce Meyer

"Laziness in prayer is like handing the devil a key to your house." - Mark Hart

"They [German princes] made a pact with the devil and landed in hell." - Adolf Hitler

"You may have orthodox heads, and yet you may have the devil in your hearts." - George Whitefield

"The devil, my friends, is a woman just now. 'Tis a woman that reigns in Hell." - Robert Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Earl of Lytton

"How like a mounting devil in the heart Rules the unreined ambition!" - Nathaniel Parker Willis

"I suppose this work is part of the devil that is in us all." - Ulysses S Grant

"Down there the nights are bright and nobody believes in the Devil." - Cornelia Funke

"Consider that the devil doesn't sleep, but seeks our ruin in a thousand ways." - Angela Merici

"I love Allah: I have no time left in which to hate the devil." - Rabia Basri

"Illusion is the dust the devil throws in the eyes of the foolish." - Minna Antrim

"You the devil in drag. You can burn your cross, Well, I'll burn your flag..." - Ice Cube

"Deny the world, defy the devil, despise the flesh, and delight yourself only in the Lord." - Lady Jane Grey

"Better not read books in which you make acquaintance of the devil." - Reinhold Niebuhr

"In all systems of theology, the devil figures as a male person." - Don Herold

"If you never bump into the devil, it's because you're going in the same direction." - Andrew Wommack

"... of all devils let loose in the world there is no devil like devoted love ..." - Dorothy L Sayers

"In war I would deal with the Devil and his grandmother" - Joseph Stalin

"I am the most incurably lazy devil that ever stood in shoe leather." - Arthur Conan Doyle

"Have you ever danced with the Devil in the pale moonlight?" - Jack Nicholson

"Hollywood amuses me. Holier-than-thou for the public and unholier-than-the-devil in reality" - Grace Kelly

"Nothing bothers the devil more than a Christian delighting in God's presence." - Aiden Wilson Tozer

"Once you shake hands with the devil, you have to accept they are in control." - Alex Ferguson

"If you never bump into the devil, it's because you're going in the same direction." - Andrew Wommack

"Nothing bothers the devil more than a Christian delighting in God's presence." - Aiden Wilson Tozer

"What the devil does the plot signify, except to bring in fine things?" - George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham

"In the land of wild rivers, a calm river becomes either a god or a devil!" - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"Only Puritans think of the Devil as the most fascinating figure in the universe." - Heywood Broun

"I say, Libanus, what a poor devil a chap in love is!" - Plautus

"..and the devil won another easy hand in God's poker game." - Zadie Smith

"Illusion is the dust the devil throws in the eyes of the foolish." - Minna Thomas Antrim

"What the devil does the plot signify, except to bring in fine things?" - George Villiers, 2nd Duke of Buckingham

"What a Devil is the Plot good for, but to bring in fine things?" - George Villiers, 2nd Duke of Buckingham

"Heat of passion makes our souls to chap, and the devil creeps in at the crannies." - Thomas Fuller



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