A.W. Tozer

"The Holy Spirit did not come upon the disciples to unite them. The Holy Spirit came upon the disciples because they were already united."
- AW Tozer, Sermon, God's Great Promise To The Church

Charles Spurgeon

“I believe that one reason why the church of God at this present moment has so little influence over the world is because the world has so much influence over the church.”
- Charles H. Spurgeon (1834 - 1892)

A.W. Tozer

"When leaders and members of a church do not have the genuine gifts of the Spirit, the true anointing of the Spirit, they are thrown back to depend upon human and natural capabilities. In that case, natural talents must come to the fore... in this realm of religious activity, talent runs the church. The gifts of the Spirit are not recognized and used as God intended... Part of the successful operation of that church depends upon men with business talents and part of it depends upon men with natural gifts as salesmen and politicians... Much of the religious activity we see in the churches is not the eternal working of the Eternal Spirit, but the mortal working of man's mortal mind, and that is raw tragedy."
- AW Tozer, The Tozer Pulpit, Vol II

A.W. Tozer

"In many churches Christianity has been watered down until the solution is so weak that if it were poison it would not hurt anyone, and if it were medicine it would not cure anyone."
- AW Tozer, The Tozer Pulpit, Vol I

A.W. Tozer

"The tree that is blown down in the storm is rotten in its heart or it wouldn't be blown down. And the church that falls because of persecution is a church that was dead before it fell."
- AW Tozer, The Tozer Pulpit, Vol I

A.W. Tozer

"Evangelical Christianity, at least in the United States, is now tragically below the New Testament standard. Worldliness is an accepted part of our way of life."
- AW Tozer, The Warfare Of The Spirit

A.W. Tozer

"The popular notion that the first obligation of the church is to spread the gospel to the uttermost parts of the earth is false. Her first obligation is to be spiritually worthy to spread it... To spread an effete, degenerate brand of Christianity to pagan lands is not to fulfill the commandment of Christ or to discharge our obligation to the heathen."
- AW Tozer, The Warfare Of The Spirit

A.W. Tozer

"There isn't anything quite so chilling, quite so disheartening as a man without the Holy Spirit preaching about the Holy Spirit."
- AW Tozer, The Tozer Pulpit, Vol I

Billy Sunday

“Whenever a day comes when I can stand and preach God's Word without an agony of anxiety lest the people will not accept Christ; whenever a day comes when I can see men and women coming down the aisles without joy in my heart, I'll quit preaching.”
- Billy Sunday

A.W. Tozer

"The church and the world have become so mixed up that it is hard to tell one from the other."
- AW Tozer, The Tozer Pulpit, Vol I

John MacArthur

There’s a serious defect in a so-called minister content to be proud of assembling non-believers and calling them a church. Something deeply wrong there. Modern evangelicalism seems to exhaust every imaginable and unimaginable means to attract and collect non-Christians into a building and then call it a church and call it church growth. Maybe there’s a better way to identify these places, let’s just call them non-churches.
- John MacArthur

A.W. Tozer

"What the combined forces of hell can't do, the church can do. Love of money, love of the world, unconfessed iniquity, private sins that no one dreams we have -- these are destroying the Church of Christ."
- AW Tozer, The Tozer Pulpit, Vol I

Charles Spurgeon

The Holy Ghost will only bless in conformity with His own set purpose. Our Lord explains what that purpose is: ‘He shall glorify Me.’ He has come forth for this grand end, and He will not put up with anything short of it. If then, we do not preach Christ, what is the Holy Ghost to do with our preaching? If we do not make the Lord Jesus glorious; if we do not lift Him high in the esteem of men, if we do not labour to make Him King of kings, and Lord of lords; we shall not have the Holy Spirit with us. Vain will be rhetoric, music, architecture, energy, and social status: if our own design be not to magnify the Lord Jesus, we shall work alone and in vain
- Charles Spurgeon The Greatest Fight in the World, 77-78

A.W. Tozer

"To great sections of the Church the art of worship has been lost entirely, and in its place has come that strange and foreign thing called the `program.' This word has been borrowed from the stage and applied with sad wisdom to the type of public service which now passes for worship among us... Sound Bible exposition is an imperative must in the Church of the living God. Without it no church can be a New Testament church in any strict meaning of that term. But exposition may be carried on in such way as to leave the hearers devoid of any true spiritual nourishment whatever. For it is not mere words that nourish the soul, but God Himself...."
- The Pursuit of God; Preface, 1948; A.W. Tower

C.T. Stud

"When indeed shall we see a real Church Militant here upon the earth? Christs call is to feed the hungry, not the full; to save the lost, not the stiff-necked; not to call the scoffers, but sinners to repentance; not to build and furnish comfortable chapels, churches, and cathedrals at home in which to rock Christian professors to sleep by means of clever essays, stereotyped prayers and artistic musical performances, but to raise living churches of souls among the destitute, to capture men from the devils clutches and snatch them from the very jaws of hell, to enlist and train them for Jesus, and make them into an Almighty Army of God. But this can only be accomplished by a red-hot, unconventional, unfettered Holy Ghost religion, where neither Church nor State, neither man nor traditions are worshipped or preached, but only Christ and Him crucified. Not to confess Christ by fancy collars, church steeples or rich embroidered altar-cloths, but by reckless sacrifice and heroism in the foremost trenches…”
- CT Studd

A.W. Tozer

"It can be fairly said that the institutional church is largely known in the world as an organization and not as a living organism. The institutional church offers many good things to its members, but it does not necessarily recognize the true glory of Christ's life within. It lives and thrives on sociability, amusements, group activities -- things that may be innocent and pleasant and nice but which lack the glories of the church of the living God."
- AW Tozer, Jesus, Author Of Our Faith

Martin Luther

"A religion that gives nothing, cost nothin, and suffers nothing, is worth nothing"
- Martin Luther

Soren Kierkegaard

“The human race in the course of time has taken the liberty of softening and softening Christianity until at last we have contrived to make it exactly the opposite of what it is in the New Testament…”
- Soren Kierkegaard