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133 Greatest Quotes About Church


A time will come when instead of shepherds feeding the sheep, the church will have clowns entertaining the goats. Charles Spurgeon
There is but one Church in which men find salvation, just as outside the ark of Noah it was not possible for anyone to be saved. Thomas Aquinas
Since the Church is to be servant to the poor, it is our fault if that wealth is not channeled to help the poor in our world. Cesar Chavez
Our government needs the church, because only those humble enough to admit they're sinners can bring democracy the tolerance it requires to survive. Ronald Reagan
The Church tries to fit Christ into it, not the Church into Christ. Swami Vivekananda
A lot of people who are religious, I think they get lost. They go to church just to go to church. Justin Bieber
Don't give your money to the church. They should be giving their money to you. George Carlin
About Jesus Christ and the Church, I simply know they're just one thing. Joan of Arc
There is no heresy or no philosophy which is so abhorrent to the church as a human being. James Joyce
In all cases, the Church is to be judged by the Scripture, not the Scripture by the Church. John Wesley
My friends, it is one thing to go to church or chapel; it is quite another thing to go to God. Charles Spurgeon
A good local pub has much in common with a church, except that a pub is warmer, and there's more conversation. William Blake
I do not use profanity in my novels. My characters all go to church. Nicholas Sparks
Our greatest fear should not be of failure but of succeeding at things in life that don't really matter. Francis Chan
I like the silent church before the service begins, better than any preaching. Ralph Waldo Emerson
I’d rather be in the mountains thinking of God, than in church thinking about the mountains. John Muir
It is the whole business of the whole church to preach the whole gospel to the whole world. Charles Spurgeon
Teenagers who do not go to church are adored by God, but they don't get to meet some of the people who love God back. Anne Lamott
Let's start with the church. As you know, it's my background, it's a natural setting for me and it's definitely my roots. Aretha Franklin
If ever the church is to flourish again, one must begin by instructing the young. Martin Luther
The church changes the world not by making converts but by making disciples. John Wesley
Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than going to a garage makes you an automobile. Billy Sunday
Many come to bring their clothes to church rather than themselves. Thomas Fuller
There is no salvation for those outside the Church. Mel Gibson
We cannot have communion with Christ till we are in union with Him; and we cannot have communion with the Church till we are in vital union with it. Charles Spurgeon
Prayer will make a man cease from sin, or sin will entice a man to cease from prayer. John Bunyan
I counted everything. I counted the steps to the road, the steps up to church, the number of dishes and silverware I washed... anything that could be counted, I did. Katherine Johnson
If you find a perfect church don't join it: You'd spoil it. Billy Graham
The church is not the way to heaven; the church is the sign that points to heaven. Adrian Rogers
Inconsistency on the part of pastors and the faithful between what they say and what they do, between word and manner of life, is undermining the Church's credibility. Pope Francis
I want the whole Christ for my Savior, the whole Bible for my book, the whole Church for my fellowship, and the whole world for my mission field. John Wesley
You don't need to go to church to be a Christian. If you go to Taco Bell, that doesn't make you a taco. Justin Bieber
Let the Church always be a place of mercy and hope, where everyone is welcomed, loved and forgiven. Pope Francis
I was raised in a Baptist household, went to a Catholic church, lived in a Jewish neighborhood, and had the biggest crush on the Muslim girls from one neighborhood over. Will Smith
God is not calling us to go to church; he is calling us to be his church, the hope of the world. Craig Groeschel
We are here to unlearn the teachings of the church, state, and our education system. Charles Bukowski
[A]ll churches, whether Jewish, Christian or Muslim, are simply human inventions. They use fear to enslave us. They are a monopoly for power and profit. Thomas Paine
Better to be cast out of the Church than to deny Christ. Anne Hutchinson
We find not in the Gospel, that Christ hath anywhere provided for the uniformity of churches, but only for their unity. Roger Williams
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 with blood for centuries. James Madison
I'm not a pastor; I've never been on staff at a church. Donald Miller
The world does not believe the Bible and the church does not obey it. Leonard Ravenhill
I go to church as an expression of my need for God and for God's family. Philip Yancey
I want to throw open the windows of the Church so that we can see out and the people can see in. Pope John XXIII
I chose to sing in the church, and have never regretted it. Marvin Sapp
When the church hears the cry of the oppressed it cannot but denounce the social structures that give rise to and perpetuate the misery from which the cry arises. Oscar Romero
Is it faith to understand nothing, and merely submit your convictions implicitly to the Church? John Calvin
The Church used to be a lifeboat rescuing the perishing. Now she is a cruise ship recruiting the promising. Leonard Ravenhill
Church and state should be separate, not only in form, but fact - religion and politics should not be mingled. Millard Fillmore
Christianity means a lot more than church membership. Billy Sunday
The best remedy for a sick church is to put it on a missionary diet. David Livingstone
He who begins by loving Christianity more than Truth, will proceed by loving his sect or church better than Christianity, and end in loving himself better than all. Samuel Taylor Coleridge