Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than going to a garage makes you an automobile.
Trying to run a church without revivals can be done when you can run a gasoline engine on buttermilk.
Christianity means a lot more than church membership.
The church is not a dormitory for sleepers, it is an institution for workers; it is not a rest camp, it is a front line trench.
Churches don't need new members half so much as they need the old bunch made over.
God Almighty never intended that the devil should triumph over the Church. He never intended that the saloons should walk rough-shod over Christianity.
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!
Enthusiasm is as good a thing in the Church as fire is in a cook stove.
I challenge you to show me where the saloon has ever helped business, education, church, morals or anything we hold dear.
Hypocrites in the Church? Yes, and in the lodge and at the home. Don't hunt through the Church for a hypocrite. Go home and look in the mirror. Hypocrites? Yes. See that you make the number one less.
Unless you have made a complete surrender and are doing his will it will avail you nothing if you've reformed a thousand times and have your name on fifty church records.
I believe there is no doctrine more dangerous to the Church today than to convey the impression that a revival is something peculiar in itself and cannot be judged by the same rules of causes and effect as other things.
It would be a godsend if the Church would suffer persecution today; she hasn't suffered it for hundreds of years. She is growing rich and lagging behind. Going back.
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