60 Church quotes that'll help you grasp its true meaning

In the doctrine of the Christians, a Church is an organization or community for Christian believers. Also, according to the English Bible, the word church came from the Greek word Ekklesia, which means an assembly of faithful people. May these quotes about church help you acquire more insight into the different meanings of churches from other people's points of view. Everyone has different beliefs, and what you want to believe is your own choice.

Church quotes that'll help you grasp its true meaning
1. “There is no one true church, no one chosen people.” – Terry Tempest Williams

2. “The Church is not a gallery for the exhibition of eminent Christians, but a school for the education of imperfect ones.” – Henry Ward Beecher

3. “The True Church can never fail. For it is based upon a rock.” – T.S. Eliot

4. “Church attendance is as vital to a disciple as a transfusion of rich, healthy blood to a sick man.” – Dwight L. Moody

5. “The church is precisely that against which Jesus preached, and against which he taught his disciples to fight.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

6. “The old cathedrals are good, but the great blue dome that hangs over everything is better.” – Thomas Carlyle

7. “The perfect church service, would be one we were almost unaware of. Our attention would have been on God.” – C.S. Lewis

8. “There is no heresy or no philosophy which is so abhorrent to the church as a human being.” – James Joyce

9. “The nearer the Church the further from God.” – Lancelot Andrewes
Church quotes that'll help you grasp its true meaning
10. “Many come to bring their clothes to church rather than themselves.” – Thomas Fuller

11. “My own mind is my own church.” – Thomas Paine

12. “Wherever we see the Word of God purely preached and heard, there a church of God exists, even if it swarms with many faults.” – John Calvin

13. “Yes, I see the Church as the body of Christ. But, oh! How we have blemished and scarred that body through social neglect and through fear of being nonconformists.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

14. “In the Church, considered as a social organism, the mysteries inevitably degenerate into beliefs.” – Simone Weil
Church quotes that'll help you grasp its true meaning
15. “I believe there are too many practitioners in the church who are not believers.” – C.S. Lewis

16. “It would be far better to be of no church than to be bitter of any.” – William Penn

17. “I like the silence of a church, before the service begins better than any preaching.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

18. “Where God builds a church the devil builds a chapel.” – Martin Luther

19. “I think the church and the religion right now have a lot more to be worried about than slayer.” – Kerry King
Church quotes that'll help you grasp its true meaning
20. “Nearly all the evils in the Church have arisen from bishops desiring power more than light. They want authority, not outlook.” – John Ruskin

21. “There is one grand, all-comprehending church; and if I am a Christian, I belong to it, and no man can shut me out of it.” – William E. Channing

22. “The root of almost every schism and heresy from which the Christian Church has suffered, has been because of the effort of men to earn, rather than receive their salvation; and the reason preaching is so commonly ineffective is, that it often calls on people to work for God rather than letting God work through them.” – John Ruskin

23. “Church is the only place where someone speaks to me and I do not have to answer back.” – Charles de Gaulle

24. “We need to avoid the spiritual sickness of a church that is wrapped up in its own world: when a church becomes like this, it grows sick.” – Pope Francis
Church quotes that'll help you grasp its true meaning
25. “A church is a place in which gentlemen who have never been to heaven brag about it to persons who will never get there.” – H. L. Mencken

26. “The style of God venerated in the church, mosque, or synagogue seems completely different from the style of the natural universe.” – Alan Watts

27. “We sing in a church, why can we not dance there?” – George Bernard Shaw

28. “Nothing doth so much keep men out of the Church, and drive men out of the Church, as breach of unity.” – Francis Bacon

29. “It is one of the ironies of the ministry that the very man who works in God's name is often hardest put to find time for God. The parents of Jesus lost Him at church, and they were not the last ones to lose Him there.” – Vance Havner

30. “You can be committed to Church but not committed to Christ, but you cannot be committed to Christ and not committed to church.” – Joel Osteen

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31. “Though the church has many critics, it has no rivals.” – Anonymous

32. “In a church of my own we're perfect together I recognize you in the stained glass.” – Heather Nova

33. “He who is near the Church is often far from God.” – French Proverb

34. “The church is so subnormal that if it ever got back to the New Testament normal it would seem to people to be abnormal.” – Vance Havner

35. “The Church has always been willing to swap off treasures in heaven for cash down.” – Robert G. Ingersoll

36. “The Reformation did not directly touch the question of the true character of God's church.” – John Nelson Darby

37. “The operation of the Church is entirely set up for the sinner; which creates much misunderstanding among the smug.” – Flannery O'Connor

38. “Those who would renegotiate the boundaries between church and state must therefore answer a difficult question: why would we trade a system that has served us so well for one that has served others so poorly?” – Sandra Day O'Connor

39. “He who does not have the church as his mother, does not have God as his father.” – Augustine of Hippo

40. “The Church must be intelligible to the simple as well as to the shrewd.” – Robert Hugh Benson

41. “A good church is a Bible-centered church. Nothing is as important as this--not a large congregation, a witty pastor, or tangible experiences of the Holy Spirit.” – Alistair Begg

42. “I never weary of great churches. It is my favorite kind of mountain scenery. Mankind was never so happily inspired as when it made a cathedral.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

43. “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

44. “The Church is the one institution that exists for those outside it.” – William Tyndale

45. “The Church must be forever building, for it is forever decaying within and attacked from without.” – T.S. Eliot

46. “A glorious Church is like a magnificent feast; there is all the variety that may be, but every one chooses out a dish or two that he likes, and lets the rest alone: how glorious soever the Church is, every one chooses out of it his own religion, by which he governs himself, and lets the rest alone.” – John Selden

47. “The day we find the perfect church, it becomes imperfect the moment we join it.” – Charles H. Spurgeon

48. “I want get across to not just the church world. I want to get outside those walls to everyday people.” – Joel Osteen

49. “Christians are not limited to any church.” – Billy Graham

50. “Clearly the person who accepts the Church as an infallible guide will believe whatever the Church teaches.” – Thomas Aquinas

51. “The Church is the only society that exists for the benefit of those who are not its members.” – William Temple

52. “The most useful members of a church are usually those who would be doing harm if they were not doing good.” – Charles Spurgeon

53. “The glory of the gospel is that when the church is absolutely different from the world, she invariably attracts it.” – Martyn Lloyd Jones

54. “Churches become poor if they become rich and care not for the poor.” – Lester Roloff

55. “The church is not a select circle of the immaculate, but a home where the outcast may come in. It is not a palace with gate attendants and challenging sentinels along the entrance-ways holding off at arm's-length the stranger, but rather a hospital where the broken-hearted may be healed, and where all the weary and troubled may find rest and take counsel together.” – James H. Aughey

56. “A man who covers up the cross though he may be an intellectual man, and draw large crowds will have no ilk there, and his church will be but a gilded sepulcher.” – Dwight L. Moody

57. “Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than going to a garage makes you an automobile.” – Billy Sunday

58. “This much is sure in all churches, forgetting party labels; the smallest meeting numerically is the prayer-meeting. If weak in prayer we are weak everywhere.” – Leonard Ravenhill

59. “You never have to advertise a fire. Everyone comes running when there's a fire. Likewise, if your church is on fire, you will not have to advertise it. The community will already know it.” – Leonard Ravenhill

60. “The Kingdom of God is not going to be advanced by our churches becoming filled with men, but by men in our churches becoming filled with God.” – Duncan Campbell

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