Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Great Quotes

The following quotes are from Leonard Ravenhill:

"The last words of Jesus to the church (in Revelation) were ?Repent!'"

"A true shepherd leads the way. He does not merely point the way."

"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."

"I doubt that more than two percent of professing Christians in the United States are truly born again."

"Our God is a consuming fire. He consumes pride, lust, materialism, and other sin."

[Concerning the darkness that has enveloped most of Christendom:] "When you're sitting in a dark room, you can either sit and curse the darkness-or you can light a candle."

"Children can tell you what Channel 7 says, but not what Matthew 7 says."

"Maturity comes from obedience, not necessarily from age."

"The Bible is either absolute, or it's obsolete."

"Why do we expect to be better treated in this world than Jesus was?"

[Concerning one of the new "movements" in the church that was causing a stir among Christians:] "There's also a stir when the circus comes to town."

"When there's something in the Bible that churches don't like, they call it: legalism.'"

"There's a difference between changing your opinion, and changing your lifestyle."

"Our seminaries today are turning out dead men."

"How can you pull down strongholds of Satan if you don't even have the strength to turn off your TV?"

"Everyone recognizes that Stephen was Spirit-filled when he was performing wonders. Yet, he was just as Spirit-filled when he was being stoned to death."

[Concerning the fixation that today's church has with numbers, with growth at any price:] "The church has paid a terrible price for statistics!"

"You can have all of your doctrines right, yet still not have the presence of God."

"If Jesus had preached the same message that ministers preach today, He would never have been crucified."

Leonard Ravenhill was one of Britain's foremost outdoor evangelists of the 20th century. God used him to help bring thousands of people to Christ throughout Britain. Unlike the case with many of today's evangelists, the conversions that Leonard helped to bring about were generally lasting conversions. That's because he did not water down the Gospel when he preached it.

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