Quotation Explorer - 'Churches'

In their churches the Protestants taught believers to go out of the four walls of the church to demonstrate their love for God by how they serve fellow humans - Sunday Adelaja
The word miracle, as pronounced by Christian churches, gives a false impression; it is a monster. It is not one with the blowing clover and the falling rain. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
The problem is not a lack of churches, but a lack of true ministers, and believers that really are followers of Christ. - Evangelist Jordan Wells
If the modern Protestant churches must maintain her place of relevance in the society, we would need to review where we missed it and how we have diverted from the teachings of the Protestants. - Sunday Adelaja
According to the historian William H. McNeil, European churches did not have pews until sometime in the eighteenth century. People stood or milled around, creating a very different dynamic than we find in today's churches, where people are expected to spend most of their time sitting. - Barbara Ehrenreich
The Old Testament is responsible for more atheism, agnosticism, disbelief—call it what you will—than any book ever written; it has emptied more churches than all the counterattractions of cinema, motor bicycle and golf course. - A.A. Milne
The Churches must learn humility as well as teach it. - George Bernard Shaw
The doctrines that have been preached in our churches in Africa and globally has not been helpful for believers to dominate the earth. - Sunday Adelaja
This town of churches and dreams; this town I thought I would lose myself in, with its backward ways and winding roads leading to nowhere; but, I found myself instead. -Magic in the Backyard (excerpt from American Honey) - Kellie Elmore
Mozart, Pascal, Boolean algebra, Shakespeare, parliamentary government, baroque churches, Newton, the emancipation of women, Kant, Balanchine ballets, et al. don’t redeem what this particular civilization has wrought upon the world. The white race is the cancer of human history. - Susan Sontag
Some churches, sects, cults, or religious movements are basically collective egoic entities, as rigidly identified with their mental positions as the followers of any political ideology that is closed to any alternative interpretation of reality. - Eckhart Tolle
Our churches are full of people during work hours, morning, noon, evening, praying instead of being in the factories, libraries, laboratories, facilitating economic growth - Sunday Adelaja
Gossip is always a personal confession of malice or imbecility; it is a low, frivolous, and too often a dirty business. There are neighborhoods where it rages like a pest; churches are split in pieces by it, and neighbor made enemies for life. Let the young avoid or cure it while they may.
Some people in orthodox churches in Africa take poverty as a path that leads to heaven, making christianity look unattractive. - Michael Bassey Johnson
When one loses the deep intimate relationship with nature, then temples, mosques and churches become important. - Jiddu Krishnamurti
Since when has bringing stolen money to churches for Pastor’s blessings become a Nigerian norm? - Sunday Adelaja
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
All national institutions of churches, whether Jewish, Christian or Turkish, appear to me no other than human inventions set up to terrify and enslave mankind, and monopolize power and profit. - Thomas Paine
Home is the nesting ground for goodness to spring forth. Schools, churches and society influences but home is essential in the development and growth process. - Eveth Colley
The only group large enough to handle," the world's biggest, "problems is the network of millions of local churches around the world. We have the widest distribution, largest group of volunteers, local credibility, the promises of God, the power of the Holy Spirit, and the inevitability of history. - Rick Warren
Don't just bring people to church; bring them to Christ. Churches are filled with church goers but not Christ followers. - Ramon M. Torres
The gospel that has been preached in our churches has not been fair to the African continent. It has left us in a beggarly state, waiting on God for things we could produce by and for ourselves. - Sunday Adelaja
The kind of gospel that our churches are preaching sometimes are not powerful enough to change the very street where these churches are located talk less of the nation where they are - Sunday Adelaja
Brethren, you won’t believe what I discovered. I found out that in every place, people listened to the message (the shift our churches need) with full attention and total bewilderment. The question that I kept on hearing was: why are other Christian ministers not doing the same thing? - Sunday Adelaja
In no instance have the churches been guardians of the liberties of the people. - James Madison
The genius of the United States is not best or most in its executives or legislatures, nor in its ambassadors or authors or colleges, or churches, or parlors, nor even in its newspapers or inventors, but always most in the common people. - Walt Whitman
The more I know about business, the more I'm convinced that it is conducted in homes and churches far more than in office buildings. - Laura Moncur
Churches were never meant to be mental hospitals. They were supposed to be military outposts under orders to storm the gates of hell. Every believer is on active duty and called to serve a higher purpose with the rank of their blessings and talents. - Shannon L. Alder
There are different churches because men wanted to interpret the Bible to their favour and which conflicts with the next person's interpretation. These led to people starting different churches, that ministers what they interpret as right. - Unarine Ramaru
Some Churches are heated and cooled 365 days a year. As homeless soldiers lay in alleys and bushes quite near. - Stanley Victor Paskavich
Those who seek consolation in existing churches often pay for their peace of mind with a tacit agreement to ignore a great deal of what is known about the way the world works. - Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
The emphasis of the churches were not in how much work or home keeping is done in the four walls of the church itself, they rather told the Protestants to go prove their love to God at their work places through the quality of their works - Sunday Adelaja
Our churches are full of people during work hours, in the morning, at noon, in the evening praying, instead of being in the factories, libraries, and laboratories, facilitating economic growth. - Sunday Adelaja
Remember that churches would be empty ruins without the sinners who transform them into places of life, love and worship. - Rev. Kellen Roggenbuck
All national institutions of churches, whether Jewish, Christian, or Turkish, appear to me no other than human inventions, set up to terrify and enslave mankind, and monopolize power and profit. - Thomas Paine
We merely want to live in peace with all the world, to trade with them, to commune with them, to learn from their culture as they may learn from ours, so that the products of our toil may be used for our schools and our roads and our churches and not for guns and planes and tanks and ships of war. - Dwight D. Eisenhower
The purpose of separation of church and state is to keep forever from these shores the ceaseless strife that has soaked the soil of Europe in blood for centuries.[Letter objecting to the use of government land for churches, 1803] - James Madison
The top 10% of the people who are most creative, constructive and thoughtful, do not have much to do with churches. To them the canons of reason come first, making faith secondary and questionable. - Joseph Fletcher
If the churches, mosques and other religious centres could come together to embrace a nation’s value system, and then set out to disciple the nation in these values and virtues, then the greatness of such a nation is inevitable. - Sunday Adelaja
I hear preached in our charismatic churches, which basically borders on sowing and reaping, giving and receiving. I thought there must be a different format to that message - Sunday Adelaja
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