I Tried To Find Him On The Christian Cross, But He Was Not There I Went To The Temple Of The Hindus And To The Old Pagodas, But I Could Not Find A Trace Of Him Anywhere. I Searched On The Mountains And In The Valleys But Neither In The Heights Nor In The Depths Was I Able To Find Him. I Went To The Caaba In Mecca, But He Was Not There Either. I Questioned The Scholars And Philosophers But He Was Beyond Their Understanding. I Then Looked Into My Heart And It Was There Where He Dwelled That I Saw Him He Was Nowhere Else To Be Found.
~ Jalal ud- Din Rumi
If people really want to go, and really try all their lives, I think they will get in; for I don't believe there are any locks on that door, or any guards at the gate. I always imagine it is as it is in the picture, where the shining ones stretch out their hands to welcome poor Christian as he comes up from the river.
~ Louisa May Alcott, Little Women
It Is Always The Case That When The Christian Looks Back, He Is Looking At The Forgiveness Of Sins.
~ Karl Barth
What A Terrible Time This Is To Be A Christian. The Churches Have Failed And Betrayed Us, And The Ministry Preaches Hate And Murder. If There Is A Sane And Reasoning Voice In The Christian Church Today It Is Sadly Silent.
~ Francois Arouet
Archbishop: A Christian Ecclesiastic Of A Rank Superior To That Attained By Christ.
~ H. L. Mencken
If You Will Protest Courageously, And Yet With Dignity And Christian Love, When The History Books Are Written In Future Generations, The Historians Will Have To Pause And Say, There Lived A Great People-a Black People-who Injected New Meaning And Dignity Into The Veins Of Civilization.
~ Martin Luther King, Jr
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, "Age of Reason"
The Christian Cannot Be Satisfied So Long As Any Human Activity Is Either Opposed To Christianity Or Out Of Connection With Christianity. Christianity Must Pervade Not Merely All Nations But Also All Of Human Thought.
~ J. Gresham Machen
The Foundation Of True Holiness And True Christian Worship Is The Doctrine Of The Gospel, What We Are To Believe. So When Christian Doctrine Is Neglected, Forsaken, Or Corrupted, True Holiness And Worship Will Also Be Neglected, Forsaken, And Corrupted.
~ John Owen
The Christian Ideal Has Not Been Tried And Found Wanting; It Has Been Found Difficult And Left Untried.
~ G. K. Chesterton
Prayer Is A Strong Wall And Fortress Of The Church It Is A Goodly Christian Weapon.
~ Martin Luthe
You See Few People Here In America Who Really Care Very Much About Living A Christian Life In A Democratic World.
~ Clare Booth Luce