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Prophets In The Church Quotes


"The church as a whole has strayed quite far from biblical evangelism; that is, sharing the Gospel in the way that Jesus did, the way the Apostle Paul did, and the rest of the disciples and prophets in Scripture." - Kirk Cameron

"[Our] plan is to follow the example of the prophets and the ancient fathers of the church, and to compose that the Word of God may be among the people also in the form of music." - Martin Luther

"The church is not built on the rock foundation of geniuses and influencers but of apostles and prophets." - Russell D. Moore

"The LORD has raised up prophets for us in Babylon," - Jeremiah

"In doubt, fear is the worst of prophets." - Statius

"Behold how Christ is the foundation of the church and the apostles are the foundations! Christ is by a figure of speech - antonomastice - the foundation because the edifice of the church begins from him and is finished in him and through him. But the prophets and apostles are the foundations because their authority bears up our weakness." - Jan Hus

"The most critical need of the church at this moment is men, bold men, free men. The church must seek, in prayer and much humility, the coming again of men made of the stuff of which prophets and martyrs are made." - Aiden Wilson Tozer

"When I was commissioned with the purpose of helping to restore prophetic ministry to the Church for its last-day ministry, I was told that it would not be until the prophets and teachers learned to worship the Lord together as they did at Antioch that He would release true apostolic ministry in the Church again." - Rick Joyner

"The preaching of the Church truly continues without change and is everywhere the same. It has the testimony of the Prophets and Apostles and all their disciples." - Irenaeus of Lyons

"The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bears His name. He stands at its head and directs it through His chosen prophets." - Joseph B Wirthlin

"The people who were honored in the Bible were the false prophets. It was the ones we call the prophets who were jailed and driven into the desert." - Noam Chomsky

"If we are going to do away with polygamy, it would only be one feather in the bird, one ordinance in the Church and Kingdom. Do away with that, then we must do away with the prophets and apostles, with revelation and the gifts and graces of the Gospel, and finally give up our religion altogether." - Wilford Woodruff

"Joseph's vision of the Father and the Son opened this dispensation. Then came the Restoration of the fulness of the gospel of Jesus Christ with the same organization that existed in the primitive Church, built upon the foundation of apostles and prophets." - Boyd K. Packer

"In ancient times the greatest of the prophets were great musicians." - Hazrat Inayat Khan

"The Word of fire burns today On the lips of our prophets in an evil age." - Margaret Walker

"The truth is ugly, so we put our prophets in prison." - Charles Manson

"The prophets of doom, in my experience, are generally ignored and usually right." - Fay Weldon

"Fear (in times of doubt the worst of prophets) revolves many things." - Statius

"Remember that, brethren. You cannot destroy the appointments of the prophets of God. The Lord knows whom He wants to preside in His Church, and sometimes it takes a lot of practicing, guiding, testing, before He may know whether or not one of us is prepared for the present assignment." - Harold B Lee

"In all church discussions we are apt to forget the second Testament is avowedly only a supplement. Jesus came to complete the law and the prophets. Christianity is completed Judaism, or it is nothing. Christianity is incomprehensible without Judaism, as Judaism is incomplete without Christianity." - Benjamin Disraeli

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

"Perverts the Prophets and purloins the Psalms." - Lord Byron

"Only the prophets see the obvious." - Nelson Rodrigues

"Beware of those who would pit the dead prophets against the living prophets, for the living prophets always take precedence." - Ezra Taft Benson

"The well-adjusted make poor prophets." - Eric Hoffer

"The whole world will be affected when the apostles and prophets are fully restored. Their supernatural prophetic and apostolic words will signal the rise and fall of many nations and people. They will be instrumental in determining goat and sheep nations so that when Jesus Christ comes He can put the sheep nations on His right and the goat nations on His left. It will not be long until Christians realize the tremendous ways the restoration of prophets and apostles will affect them and the corporate Church." - Bill Hamon

"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

"In science we don't have prophets. We have heroes, but not prophets." - Steven Weinberg

"Lukewarm people feel secure because they attend church, made a profession of faith at age twelve, were baptized, come from a Christian family, vote Republican, or live in America. Just as the prophets in the Old Testament warned Israel that they were not safe just because they lived in the land of Israel, so we are not safe just because we wear the label 'Christian' or because some people persist in calling us a 'Christian nation." - Francis Chan

"Every home is a house of learning either for good or otherwise. Family members may learn to be obedient, honest, industrious, self-reliant, and faithful in living gospel principles, or they may learn something else. Learning the gospel in the homes of Church members should be centered on the scriptures and on the words of the latter-day prophets. The Lord has commanded parents to teach their children." - Joseph B Wirthlin

"To know if the prophets confined their view in the Old Testament, or saw therein other things." - Blaise Pascal

"Neither Britain, a land fertile in tyrants, nor the people of Ireland, knew Moses and the prophets." - Jerome

"There are those that even God exploits, and they are prophets and saints in the vacuousness of the world." - Fernando Pessoa

"Neither Britain, a land fertile in tyrants, nor the people of Ireland, knew Moses and the prophets." - St Jerome

"Islam believes in many prophets, and Al Quran is nothing but a confirmation of the old Scriptures." - Annie Besant

"Families, like countries, take their prophets unkindly, but a verse-speaker in the house is dishonor to be hooted." - Dylan Thomas

"In my town we studied the five Books of Moses, but rarely the prophets. We studied the Talmud so much that I sometimes knew the prophets because of the prophetic quotations in the Talmud. We almost never studied the prophets themselves." - Elie Wiesel

"No father, no son, no mother, no daughter should get so busy that he or she does not have time to study the scriptures and the words of modern prophets. None of us should get so busy that we crowd out contemplation and praying. None of us should become so busy in our formal Church assignments that there is no room left for quiet Christian service to our neighbors." - Spencer W. Kimball

"Predictions are uttered by prophets (free of charge); by clairvoyants (who usually charge a fee, and are therefore more honored in their day than prophets); and by futurologists (salaried). Prediction is the business of prophets, clairvoyants, and futurologists. It is not the business of novelists. A novelist's business is lying." - Ursula K Le Guin

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

"Therefore, the church is not absolutely necessary as an object of faith, not even for us today, for then Abraham and the other prophets would not have given assent to those things which were revealed to them from God without any intervening help of the church." - William Ames

"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

"We need more prophets in our pulpits and less puppets" - Leonard Ravenhill

"The best of prophets of the future is the past." - Lord Byron

"The masters of the comic spirit are often our prophets." - Penelope Gilliatt

"All the armed prophets conquered; all the unarmed ones perished." - Niccolo Machiavelli

"The wisest prophets make sure of the event first." - Horace Walpole

"When you are in the temple, remember that you are in the living presence of the Lord God, that you stand before His face, before His eyes, in the living presence of the Mother of God, of the holy angels, and of the first-born of the Church - that is, our forefathers, the prophets, Apostles, hierarchs, martyrs, reverend Fathers, the righteous, and all the saints. Always have the remembrance and consciousness of this when you are in the temple, and stand with devotion, taking part willingly and with all your heart in the Divine service." - John of Kronstadt

"Accumulate, accumulate! This is Moses and the Prophets!" - Karl Marx

"Nobody can force you, not even the holy prophets." - Mother Teresa

"Accumulate, accumulate! That is Moses and the prophets!" - Karl Marx

"Pagans exalt sacred things, the Prophets extol sacred deeds." - Abraham Joshua Heschel

"The false prophets of Communism predict a utopian society." - Ezra Taft Benson

"Truth is neither in the scripture nor in the words of prophets. It is in your heart, feel it, discover it and expand with it." - Amit Ray

"In Israel, the role of the writer is dictated by the language in which you write. Writers see themselves as cultural prophets." - Etgar Keret

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

"And the sign said, 'The words of the prophets Are written on subway walls And tenement halls.' And whisper'd in the sounds of silence." - Paul Simon

"Without their fictions the truths of religion would for the multitude be neither intelligible nor even apprehensible; and the prophets would prophesy and the teachers teach in vain." - George Bernard Shaw

"But I had forgotten about the seven bowls of God's wrath stored in the minds of some of the unhappier prophets on the reactionary right,..." - Lewis H Lapham

"The words of the prophets are written on the subway walls and tenements halls and whispered in the sounds of silence." - Paul Simon

"Between the scribe who has read and the prophet who has seen there is a difference as wide as the sea. We are today overrun with orthodox scribes, but the prophets, where are they? The hard voice of the scribe sounds over evangelicalism, but the Church waits for the tender voice of the saint who has penetrated the veil and has gazed with inward eye upon the Wonder that is God. And yet, thus to penetrate, to push in sensitive living experience into the holy Presence, is a privilege open to every child of God." - Aiden Wilson Tozer

"Zionism is, in sum, the constant and unrelenting effort to realize the national and universal vision of the prophets of Israel." - Yigal Allon

"It is remarkable that among all the preachers there are so few moral teachers. The prophets are employed in excusing the ways of men." - Henry David Thoreau

"There is no truth which the prophets press more steadily upon Israel than that all their national life lies in the sight and on the care of God." - George A Smith

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

"If men saw that a term was set to their troubles, they would find strength in some way to withstand the hocus-pocus and intimidations of the prophets." - Lucretius

"And in all of Babylonia there was wailing and gnashing of teeth, 'til the prophets bade the multitudes get a grip on themselves and shape up." - Woody Allen

"That honourable estate of Matrimony, which was sanctified in Paradise, allowed of the Patriarches, hallowed of the olde Prophets, and commended of al persons." - John Lyly

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

"Geniuses and prophets do not usually excel in professional learning, and their originality, if any, is often due precisely to the fact that they do not." - Joseph A Schumpeter

"Geniuses and prophets do not usually excel in professional learning, and their originality, if any, is often due precisely to the fact that they do not." - Joseph Schumpeter

"Now, it's a fact well known to those who know it well that prophets of doom only attain popularity when they get the drinks in all around." - Robert Rankin

"The Bible is full of warnings about false prophets and false messiahs. These satanically inspired people have appeared in almost every generation of history." - Billy Graham

"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

"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

"The New Apostolic Reformation is an extraordinary work of the Holy Spirit that is changing the shape of Christianity globally. It is truly a new day! The Church is changing. New names! New methods! New worship expressions! The Lord is establishing the foundations of the Church for the new millennium. This foundation is built upon apostles and prophets. Apostles execute and establish God's plan on the earth." - C. Wagner

"Damon Lindelof said, "There are three kinds of prophets - crazy people, like the Guilty Remnant, false prophets, who just want money, sexy and power and use that to get it, and real prophets - and you're a real prophet in 'The Leftovers'. The voices that speak to you never tell you a lie." And I said, "Name me some real prophets." He said, "Buddha, Jesus and Muhammad." I said, "Which one am I?" And he said, "None of them. You're probably closer to Moses than anyone."" - Scott Glenn

"The man who preaches truth and applies it to the lives of his hearers will feel the nails and the thorns. He will lead a hard life, but a glorious one. May God raise up many such prophets. The church needs them badly." - Aiden Wilson Tozer

"How grateful we are that the heavens are indeed open, that the gospel of Jesus Christ has been restored, and that the Church is founded on the rock of revelation. We are a blessed people, with apostles and prophets upon the earth today." - Thomas S Monson

"The Lord never had - and never will have to the end of time - a church on the earth without prophets, apostles, and inspired men. Whenever the Lord had a people on the earth that he acknowledged as such, that people were led by revelation." - Wilford Woodruff

"The nation, like the church, has its visible symbols and insignia, its parchments engrossed with the revealed word, its dogmas, hymns, liturgy, holy day celebrations, its early Fathers, prophets and martyrs, its priesthood and its lay sodality, its myths of sacred genesis and apocalyptic crises, its world-saving mission and its missionaries." - Michael Parenti

"How often God visited the Jewish Church with judgments because they would not repent and be revived at the call of His prophets! How often have we seen Churches, and even whole denominations, cursed with a curse, because they would not wake up and seek the Lord..." - Charles Grandison Finney

"In the Bible and Holy Qur'an, God shows us through the life of His prophets and messengers that none of them came into the world to do their work without severe opposition against them. That was with Abraham, Noah, Lot, Moses, Jesus and Muhammad, peace be upon them all and all the prophets and messengers in between. That is our role today." - Louis Farrakhan

"Most of intellectuals are false prophets, flatterers of the court. The real prophets are the exception and treated badly. How badly they're treated depends on the society. Like in Eastern Europe, they were treated very badly. In Latin America, they were slaughtered." - Noam Chomsky

"Multitudes of people who expect to go to Heaven will go to a Hell of torment. Thousands of "good" people, "moral" people, church members, even church workers - yes, and, alas, even prophets, priests and preachers - will find themselves lost when they expected to be saved, condemned when they expected approval, cast out of Heaven when they expected to be received into eternal bliss. That is the explicit meaning of the words of our Lord... (see: Matt 7:21-23.]" - John R. Rice

"I believe we're headed to an Elijah/Jezebel showdown on the Earth, not just in America but all over the globe, and the main warriors will be the prophets of Baal versus the prophets of God, and there will be no middle ground." - Lou Engle

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

"The business of finding a nation's soul is a long and slow one at the best and a great many prophets must be slain in the course of it. Perhaps when we have slain enough prophets future generations will begin to build their tombs." - Ralph Vaughan Williams

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

"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

"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 poor tell us who we are, the prophets tell us who we could be, so we hide the poor, and kill the prophets." - Philip Berrigan

"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

"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

"The Mysteries are the Mysteries, and ultimately personal-maybe the most personal thing in the universe. Evangelism, in my opinion, is a failure of the imagination. Beware of prophets: the best visions are the ones they leave in the desert." - Robert Charles Wilson

"The Mysteries are the Mysteries, and ultimately personal maybe the most personal thing in the universe. Evangelism, in my opinion, is a failure of the imagination. Beware of prophets: the best visions are the ones they leave in the desert." - Robert Charles Wilson

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

"The words contained in it were inspired by the Holy Spirit into the minds of faithful men, called Prophets and Seers in the Old Testament; and Evangelists and Apostles in the New." - Adam Clarke

"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

"Changes in societal structure and in art would possess more credibility if they had their origins in the soul and spirit. If people read the words of the prophets with closer attention, they would find the keys to life." - Marc Chagall

"In the days of Moses and the prophets such a man would have been counted among the wise men of the land; in the Middle Ages he would have been burned at the stake." - Hans Christian Andersen

"For, as it is written in the book of the Prophets: 'And the angel that spoke in me, said to me...' He does not say, 'Spoke to me' but 'Spoke in me'..." - Saint Augustine

"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

"Are the last days near, perhaps? I have forgotten your lessons, prattlers and false prophets, but you haven't forgotten me. As the future ripens in the past, so the past rots in the future - a terrible festival of dead leaves." - Anna Akhmatova

"All that has sensation and growth - all matter, in short - will pass through man. When that has happened, the great Day of Judgment will come, and that is the end point of the mysteries in the philosophy of the prophets." - Cyrano De Bergerac

"The prophets and the writers of the Psalms were clear that God was continuing to work in the universe and in all history. They declared that He had created the universe." - Kenneth Scott Latourette

"The prayer is one of the (primary) dictates of religion, in it lies the pleasure of the Lord, the Mighty and the Glorious, and it is the conduct of the Prophets." - Muhammad

"We are the sons of Sorrow; we are the poets and the prophets and the musicians." - Khalil Gibran

"There's not much need for prophets who are in synch with their society." - Theodor Adorno

"I tell you in truth: all men are Prophets or else God does not exist." - Jean-Paul Sartre

"I tell you in truth: all men are Prophets or else God does not exist." - Jeanpaul Sartre

"The key to the understanding and to the full comprehension of all that the Prophets have said is found in the knowledge of the figures, their general ideas, and the meaning of each word they contain." - Maimonides

"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

"Our lips are full of praise, but our hearts are far removed from the prophets we all claim. That's why the world is in the shape that it's in." - Louis Farrakhan

"Indeed, the sort of crimes and even the amount of delinquency that fill the prophets of Israel with dismay do not go beyond that which we regard as normal, as typical ingredients of social dynamics. To us a single act of injustice-cheating in business, exploitation of the poor-is slight; to the prophets, a disaster. To us injustice is injurious to the welfare of the people; to the prophets it is a deathblow to existence: to us, an episode; to them, a catastrophe, a threat to the world." - Abraham Joshua Heschel

"I will raise up prophets to make conflicting pronouncements that inevitably will be garbled in transcription, resulting in mutually exclusive definitions of orthodoxy from which the open-minded will flee in dismay." - Sheri S Tepper

"The Prophets accept all agony and trust it For the water has never feared the fire." - Rumi

"Music is the art of the prophets and the gift of God." - Martin Luther

"Stoning prophets and erecting churches to their memory afterwards has been the way of the world through the ages. Today we worship Christ, but the Christ in the flesh we crucified." - Mahatma Gandhi

"Thus the Old Testament prophets, Jesus himself, and his apostles all attribute the divine power in his (Jesus) ministry not to the uniqueness of his deity, but rather to the ministry of the Holy Spirit through him." - Jack Deere

"For the Divine Being cannot be declared as it exists: but as we who are fettered in the flesh were able to listen, so the prophets spake to us; the Lord savingly accommodating Himself to the weakness of men." - Clement of Alexandria

"Jesus Christ belonged to the true race of the prophets. He saw with an open eye the mystery of the soul. . Alone in all history he estimated the greatness of man." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Hence it happened that all the armed prophets conquered, all the unarmed perished." - Niccolo Machiavelli

"The Prophet also said: "A truthful and trustworthy merchant is associated with the prophets."" - Muhammad ibn Isa at-Tirmidhi

"It is the job of prophets and scientists alike to proclaim the glories of God." - Louis Agassiz

"Artists are prophets. They define the meaning of our lives and point the way." - Tony Bouza

"Following rulers instead of prophets, the wicked can rule you, but the knowledge can stop it." - Kool Moe Dee

"Christ certainly did come to destroy the law and the prophets." - Henry Ward Beecher

"What is meant by calling the writings of Moses and the Prophets" - Adolph Saphir



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