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"I believe that there are too many practitioners in the church, who are not believers." - C S Lewis

"There are financial bankruptcies in many parts of the church. No question about that. But we see the possibility of reimagining and revitalizing the church." - Shane Claiborne

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

"As a child, I had lived many years in Southampton and sang in the choir of the Dune Church." - Rachel Lambert Mellon

"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

"Though the church has many critics, it has no rivals." - Anonymous

"In many ways, the church seems to hate evil more than it loves good or even God." - Carlton Pearson

"God has lots of children in the church today; I'm honestly not sure He has many friends." - Mike Pilavachi

"Young men do not usually become inactive in the Church because they are given too many significant things to do." - Spencer W. Kimball

"I was not in the church, but we claim, like so many people, 'Yeah, I grew up in the church.' Well yeah, I grew up in the church and went to church, but I knew nothing about the Lord. I had no idea what it meant about walking in faith." - Lou Brock

"In the first century A.D., members of the growing Church in Corinth were enthusiastic about the gospel. Almost all were recent converts to the Church. Many were attracted to it through the preaching of the Apostle Paul and others." - Joseph B Wirthlin

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

"First, we can pray in communion with the Church on earth and in heaven. Let us not underestimate the power of so many voices united in prayer!" - Pope Francis

"Those outside the church expect followers of Christ to live differently, yet today many in church are chasing after the world - not to win them, but to be like them." - Billy Graham

"How can the Church be received as a trustworthy guide in the invisible, which falls into so many errors in the visible?" - John William Draper

"People forget that many of the aspects of the Selma campaign were laid out in response to the church bombing in Birmingham." - Andrew Aydin

"The church generation in which Jesus returns will actively participate in this revolution. ... My premise: Many people alive today will see this revolution in their lifetime." - Mike Bickle

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

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

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

"One of my realizations in such an earthy atmosphere was that many of the burning theological issues in the church were neither burning nor theological." - Brennan Manning

"I grew up in the church and began to recite set pieces at the age of four and five, like many of the other kids." - Michael Eric Dyson

"No one can fail to see that the power of the Church among large numbers in many communities is today diminishing, or has already ceased." - Felix Adler

"Many church folk, in their self-conscious attempt to be overtly morally upright, emit all the wrong signals, thus messing with people's perception of the gospel." - Alan Hirsch

"There were so many outstanding women in scripture that were leaders. And, you know, the organized church sometimes puts boundaries on us that the Bible doesn't." - Anne Graham Lotz

"I encounter many Christians who've been raised in the church but never realized that there's a cohesive storyline from Genesis to Revelation." - David Kim

"I went to Catholic school in and out. I'm what you call a recovering Catholic. I have many major issues with the church." - Jon Bon Jovi

"Just as in one man there is one soul and one body, yet many members; even so the Catholic Church is one body, having many members. The soul that quickens this body is the Holy Spirit; and therefore in the Creed after confessing our belief in the Holy Spirit, we are bid to believe in the Holy Catholic Church." - Thomas Aquinas

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

"For many years, despite what I thought were really punitive decisions about women in the church, I stayed and stayed and stayed. I kept saying to myself, "The Catholic church is my church, and by God, I'm going to stay here, despite what the hierarchy does."" - Anna Quindlen

"Baptism does not profit a man outside unity with the Church ... For many heretics also possess this Sacrament but not the fruits of salvation ... The benefits which flow from Baptism are necessarily fruits which belong to the true Church alone. Children Baptized in other communions cease to be members of the Church when, after reaching the age of reason, they make formal profession of heresy, as, for example, by receiving communion in a non-Catholic Church." - Saint Augustine

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

"I am very grateful that I am in touch with so many different church groups. I am always very moved by the fact that so many people - practically over the spectrum of the Christian world - are responding to my writing." - Henri Nouwen

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

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

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

"Many trees have died so that the Catholic Church can preach against homosexuality." - Jodi Picoult

"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

"What James Madison and the other men of his generation had in mind when they wrote the First Amendment was that there should be no official relationship of any character between government and any church or many churches, and no levying of taxes for the support of any church, or many churches, or all churches, or any institution conducted by any of them." - Sam Ervin

"Not far from our house, and opposite the old church with the golden cross, stood a large building, even larger than the church, and having many towers." - Max Muller

"The church is in Christ, as Eve was in Adam." - Richard Hooker

"In the visible church the true Christians are invisible." - Proverbs

"I do think that the legacy of the Norman conquest is still strong in Britain. Our hereditary monarchy, our established church, our ancient county structures, though hollowed out in many ways, are a direct result of what happened in 1066." - Paul Kingsnorth

"The Americans speak so much about freedom in their sermons. Freedom as a possession is a doubtful thing for a church; freedom must be won under the compulsion of a necessity. Freedom for the church comes from the necessity of the Word of God. Otherwise it becomes arbitrariness and ends in a great many new ties." - Eric Metaxas

"If the presence of God is in the church, the church will draw the world in. If the presence of God is not in the church, the world will draw the church out." - Charles Grandison Finney

"The wisest man could ask no more of fate Than to be simple, modest, manly, true, Safe from the many, honored by the few; Nothing to court in Church, or World, or State, But inwardly in secret to be great." - James Russell Lowell

"It was here in Edinburgh that in the 1980s I joined with many others to protest against Margaret Thatcher as she arrived to address the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland." - Douglas Alexander

"In the past, children learned their values at home, reinforced by organizations such as the Boy Scouts and, of course, their church or synagogue, but in all too many families that is no longer the case." - Paul Weyrich

"In Britain, when someone says they do not believe in God, they stop going to church. In the U.S., many who may have doubts about Christian orthodoxy may continue to go to church. They do so because they assume that a vague god vaguely prayed to is the god that is needed to support family and nation." - Stanley Hauerwas

"Leadership in church is one of the biggest challenges that the Church is facing because without strong leadership, the church rarely lives out its redemptive potentials." - Bill Hybels

"There's nobody who doesn't have problems with the church, because there's sin in the church. But there's no other place to be a Christian except the church." - Eugene H Peterson

"Maybe you are the key to revival in your church." - Leonard Ravenhill

"That's so cute! They have birdbaths in the church!" - Hilary Duff

"Art in the Church fundamentally exists for evangelization" - Pope Francis

"You will find God in the church of your choice." - Bob Dylan

"Any opportunity to serve in the Church is a blessing." - Lance B. Wickman

"Integrating in the Church doesn't mean receiving communion." - Pope Francis

"I believe in the separation of church and planet." - Eric Idle

"The church-bells of innumerable sects are all chime-bells to-day, ringing in sweet accordance throughout many lands, and awaking a great joy in the heart of our common humanity." - Edwin Hubbel Chapin

"The church-bells of innumerable sects are all chime-bells to-day, ringing in sweet accordance throughout many lands, and awaking a great joy in the heart of our common humanity." - Edwin Hubbell Chapin

"Nationalism - in other words, the dividing of the church into bodies - consisting of such and such a nation, is a novelty, not above three centuries old, although many dear children of God are found dwelling in it." - John Nelson Darby

"I believe in the separation of church and state, absolutely. But I don't believe in the separation of public life from our values, our basic values, and for many of us, our religious values." - Jim Wallis

"What I'd say about that is that we must respect homosexuals in the church. I've got many homosexual friends, the issue is not in any way a homophobic reaction on my part." - George Carey

"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." - Thomas Paine

"To church in the morning, and there saw a wedding in the church, which I have not seen many a day; and the young people so merry one with another, and strange to see what delight we married people have to see these poor fools decoyed into our condition, every man and woman gazing and smiling at them." - Samuel Pepys

"Some leaders of denominations are not of the Bride of Christ. They are leaders in a Church in which many have long since betrayed the Master. When they meet someone of the Underground Church, a martyr, they look at him strangely." - Richard Wurmbrand

"I'm not denouncing the church, and I'm not interested in people who want me to denounce the church. It's not a church worthy of denouncing." - Barack Obama

"It is better to think of church in the ale-house than to think of the ale-house in church." - Martin Luther

"For me, and maybe for many religious kids of the '60s, the church lost relevance the more it became a surrogate in the movement for social and political change." - Mike Mccurry

"I have always felt that my work is religious, not sacrilegious. I would say that there are many individuals in the Church who appreciate it and who do not have a problem with it. The best place for Piss Christ is in a church." - Andres Serrano

"How many people would like to get up in a social prayer-meeting to say a few words for Christ, but there is such a cold spirit of criticism in the church that they dare not do it." - Dwight L Moody

"When you listen to my music, you hear that there are all these voices going on in different parts of the song. That's because I was always around so many voices in church." - Valerie June

"The idea of separating church and state by the Founding Fathers of America was freedom from the domination of one form of religion, because many of them left England, because they were persecuted by the church, because they want to express their Christian faith in a different way. So it was a bit of warfare between Christians." - John Lennox

"One of the challenges of secularism is that it's not something outside us. In too many instances, secularism has so permeated the church that sometimes it's the frame of reference even for very good people, people who have a strong allegiance to the church." - Donald Wuerl

"In all cases, the Church is to be judged by the Scripture, not the Scripture by the Church." - John Wesley

"The Church [in the 14th century] gave ceremony and dignity to lives that had little of either. It was the source of beauty and art to which all had some access and which many helped to create." - Barbara Tuchman

"George Smith shows how many of the prophet's followers embraced plural marriage during a period when the LDS Church was emphatically denying the practice ... [and he tells this in] a lucid writing style." - Daniel Walker Howe

"George Smith shows how many of the prophet's followers embraced plural marriage during a period when the LDS Church was emphatically denying the practice ... [and he tells this in] a lucid writing style." - Daniel Walker Howe

"But, actually, so many of the clerics that I've met, particularly the Church of England clerics, are people of such extraordinary smugness and arrogance and conceitedness who are extraordinarily presumptuous about the significance of their position in society." - Rowan Atkinson

"Jeremiah Wright is one of the greatest prophetic preachers that black America has produced. What I find striking is that many white brothers and sisters miss the fact that there would be no black church if the white church wasn't political and racist in refusing to worship with us." - Michael Eric Dyson

"The National Catholic Register's coverage of the Church universal, and the Church in our own country, is splendid." - Timothy M. Dolan

"The Church of England is the only church in the world that interferes neither with your politics nor your religion" - Anthony Trollope

"Many man's scruples lie almost wholly about obedience to authority and compliance with indifferent customs, but very seldom about the dangers of disobedience and unpeaceableness and rending in pieces the Church of Christ by needless separations and endless divisions." - John Tillotson

"Indeed, in the present climate of mistrust of institutions, many people who yearn for a more meaningful and fulfilling life would regard the church as an unlikely place to go for guidance." - Hugh Mackay

"Inviting others to help us with our work in the Church helps them feel needed and helps them feel the Spirit. When these feelings come, many people often then realize that something has been missing from their lives." - Clayton Christensen

"God is being taken out of schools; children are not being raised in church learning the word; many parents are living lives unto themselves, exalting substance rather than Jesus Christ, and those looking for answers are going to church and finding the word is not being preached. There are consequences to these decisions." - Monica Johnson

"One thing and one thing alone keeps us from complete decay in this hour - the church, the true Church." - Leonard Ravenhill

"A missional church is a church that must live the dialectic. It must stay in the journey." - Alan Hirsch

"I do object to the sensationalism or even the voyeurism of doing things in church or out of church." - Pierre Trudeau

"By the time we get to church, I need church cuz I've been yelled at by everyone in the family." - Jeff Foxworthy

"When a church is faithless to its duties, the real church is outside its walls, in the community." - Henry Ward Beecher

"Every once in a while I check and I say, do I still believe in God? And the answer is absolutely yes. And then I think, I suppose I should go to church now. But after going to so many churches in my life and trying to go with the flow with so many denominations, Eastern and Western, I don't really feel I need to go to church at all." - Dar Williams

"I've seen many dig in their heels and becoming disenchanted with the church because of these kinds of denunciations from coreligionists. We have to find a better way to witness to our faith and our convictions." - John I. Jenkins

"I have confidence that the Unitarian Church will steadily grow and will help to sustain many of my fellow citizens in these important days that lie ahead of us." - Leverett Saltonstall

"I mean in the South African case, many of those who were part of death squads would have been respectable members of their white community, people who went to church on Sunday, every Sunday." - Desmond Tutu

"There are many in the Church as well as out of it who need to learn that Christianity is neither creed nor a ceremonial, but a life vitaly connected with a loving Christ." - Josiah Strong

"Just as there are many Jews who keep the Friday ritual in their home despite describing themselves as atheists, I am a 'tribal Christian,' happy to attend church services." - Martin Rees

"As a counselor, I have spoken with many people who want to know their spiritual gifts. They come hoping for some sort of diagnostic test that will precisely locate them. My impression is that this perspective represents a breakdown in the church. It reflects a church where we are running around as self-actualizing individuals rather than uniting as a God-glorifying community." - Edward T Welch

"So many people grew up in the church, and you can have an awesome upbringing, but I made a personal conviction; I made a personal decision when I was very young. I enjoy going to church without my parents. On Sunday mornings, I want to go. Bible studies on Wednesdays... I have a relationship - not just through my parents." - Aj Michalka

"A Church that has lost its voice for justice is a Church that has lost its relevance in the world." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"I did not grow up in the church. I'm not a church-goer now. I'm a very spiritual person." - Malcolm D Lee

"I grew up in the United Methodist Church, and church was always a very big part of my growing up." - Hilarie Burton

"In the Catholic Church, there are many other things which most justly keep me in her bosom. The consent of peoples and nations keeps me in the Church; so does her authority, inaugurated by miracles, nourished by hope, enlarged by love, established by age. The succession of priests keeps me, beginning from the very seat of the Apostle Peter, to whom the Lord, after His resurrection, gave it in charge to feed His sheep (Jn 21:15-19), down to the present episcopate." - Saint Augustine

"It is not necessary to believe in God to be a good person. In a way, the traditional notion of God is outdated. One can be spiritual but not religious. It is not necessary to go to church ... for many, nature can be a church. Some of the best people in history did not believe in God, while some of the worst deeds were done in his name." - Pope Francis

"In my opinion, the greatest sin in the church of Jesus Christ in this generation is ignorance of the Word of God. Many times I have heard a church officer say, "Well I don't know much about the Bible, but..." and then he gives his opinion, which often actually contradicts the Word of God! Why doesn't he know much about the Bible? These things were written aforetime for our learning. God wants you to know His Word." - J. Vernon McGee

"MAN is a social animal, gregarious by nature, and finds his greatest sense of security and satisfaction in the company of others who share his interests and attitudes. Of all the many groups into which humans have collected themselves, of all the many tribes, clans, organizations, and societies throughout history, none has been so powerful, so far-reaching, or more universal than the church." - Billy Graham

"How many times have you heard this statement, I haven't time. How many times have we made it ourselves? oh, I wish I had time. Time for what? Time to work in the Church, to serve in our communities and time to improve our minds. Think again of these twenty-four hours that are given to us." - John Longden

"When I was growing up, I'd be in the choir. My mum was the organist in the church, so I'd sing in the church." - Enya

"No service in the Church or in the community transcends that given in the home." - Boyd K. Packer

"We knowingly chose to protest in the Christ the Savior Cathedral, the most important church in the country, to denounce the connection between the church and Putin." - Yekaterina Samutsevich

"All Church power arises from the indwelling of the Spirit; therefore those in whom the Spirit dwells are the seat of Church power. But the Spirit dwells in the whole Church, and therefore the whole Church is the seat of Church power." - Charles Hodge

"Every true prayer is a prayer of the Church; by means of that prayer the Church prays, since it is the Holy Spirit living in the Church, Who in every single soul 'prays in us with unspeakable groanings'." - Edith Stein

"Teach your children that many of the blessings of the Church are available to them because you and they give tithes and offerings to the Church. Teach them that those blessings could come virtually no other way." - Jeffrey R. Holland

"Baseball is like church. Many attend few understand." - Leo Durocher

"The local church is the outcrop of the church universal." - Peter T. Forsyth

"The local church is the outcrop of the church universal." - Peter Forsyth

"The church must never become a government factory, carrying on a nationalized industry of religion with the people as the bolts and nuts; with God reduced to the role of cramped advocate of current national policy. Surely the pages of history are replete and the examples in many a foreign country convincing that this kind of church-state union-whatever the original motives, or however noble the original purposes-winds up with a state that is less than stable and a church that is less than sanctified, and with the poor still hungry." - Glenn Archer

"It's time for a new Reformation in the Church-to call the Church back to the authority of the Word of God, beginning in Genesis." - Ken Ham

"I looked for the church and I found it in the world; I looked for the world and I found it in the church." - Horatius Bonar

"We must reinstate Jesus in the rightful place which belongs to Him in the church; or the church will soon be driven into the wilderness." - Thomas March Clark

"It appears likely that there was no normative pattern of church government in the apostolic age, and that the organizational structure of the church is no essential element in the theology of the church." - George Eldon Ladd

"The Church in the colonies is the white people's Church, the foreigner's Church. She does not call the native to God's ways but to the ways of the white man, of the master, of the oppressor." - Frantz Fanon

"The church is in trouble-that's what they say anyways. The problem is most of what they call the church is not the church, and the church is not quite as in trouble as everybody thinks. As a matter of fact, the church today is absolutely beautiful-she's glorious, she's humble, she's broken, and she's confessing her sin. The problem is what everybody's calling the church today isn't the church. Basically, by and large, what's called the church today is nothing more than a bunch of unconverted church people with unconverted pastors." - Paul Washer

"The Church must send or the church will end." - Mendell Taylor

"I definitely believe in a God and in a higher power, and I definitely take from many different religious cultures. I go to church." - Jane Seymour

"It is the voice of the Church that is heard in singing together. It is not you that sings, it is the Church that is singing, and you, as a member of the Church, may share in its song." - Dietrich Bonhoeffer

"I think a lot of bad things have happened in the name of the church and in the name of Christ and therefore I shy away from church." - John Lennon

"Nowhere nor in anything, except in the assertion of the Church, can we find that God or Christ founded anything like what churchmen understand by the Church." - Leo Tolstoy

"The Church has lost a great religious poet in me; but I have lost an infinity of fun in the church, so the loss is even." - Sylvia Townsend Warner

"I grew up in the Southern Baptist Church, where my father was a minister at music, so I sang in the church all the time." - Missi Pyle

"Ah, savage company; but in the church With saints, and in the taverns with the gluttons." - Dante Alighieri

"We cannot survive spiritually with one foot in the Church and the other in the world." - Bruce R. McConkie

"I've left the Church - for many reasons that I've written about publicly - but it's still a large part of my identity, and I still have my faith, if not my Church." - Julianna Baggott

"You have heard me say, a great many times, that there is not that man or woman in this Church, and there never was and never will be, who turn up their noses at the counsel that is given them from the First Presidency, but who, unless they repent of and refrain from such conduct will eventually go out of the Church and go to hell, every one of them" - Brigham Young

"The Church is holy, although there are sinners within her. Those who sin, but who cleanse themselves with true repentance, do not keep the Church from being holy. But unrepentant sinners are cut off, whether visibly by Church authority, or invisible by the judgement of God, from the body of the Church. And so in this regard the Church remains holy." - Patriarch Philaret of Moscow

"Attending church does not necessarily mean living the principles taught in those meeting. You can be active in a church but inactive in its gospel." - Stephen Covey

"Nothing lasts but the Church." - George Herbert

"The church is God's vineyard." - Heinrich Bullinger

"The church is something beautiful" - Francis Schaeffer

"The stratosphere is my church." - John Perry Barlow

"Probably one of the strongest movements of the Holy Spirit is in the Roman Catholic Church, so there's not a huge theological difference between the official teaching of the Catholic Church and the Anglican Church." - Nicky Gumbel

"Once the Roman Catholic Church in the West became the church most closely connected with the state, the Roman Catholic Church did not recognize the validity of any religion other than its own." - Susan Jacoby

"Church is the textured context in which we grow up in Christ to maturity. But church is difficult. Sooner or later, though, if we are serious about growing up in Christ, we have to deal with church. I say sooner." - Eugene H Peterson

"Some of the stuff I'm writing is almost like hymns, some of my first singing and choral experiences were in church, the Church of Christ in Hicksville." - Billy Joel

"A church without the broken is a broken church." - Ed Stetzer

"The only church that illuminates is a burning church." - Buenaventura Durruti

"I'd rather be in the mountains thinking of God, than in church thinking about the mountains." - John Muir

"When nations are to perish in their sins, 'tis in the Church the leprosy begins." - William Cowper



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