The World

The Church and the World Can’t Jog Together – Catherine Booth

The Church and the World Can’t Jog Together – Catherine Booth

When the church and the world can jog comfortably along together, you can be sure something is wrong. The world has not compromised—its spirit is exactly the same as it ever was. If Christians were equally as faithful to the Lord, separated from the world, and living so that their lives were a reproof to all ungodliness, the world would hate them as much as it ever did. It is the church that has compromised, not the world.

– Catherine Booth –

A People Consecrated to God – John Wesley

Oh that God would give me the thing which I long for! That … I may see a people wholly devoted to God, crucified to the world, and the world crucified to them. A people truly given up to God in body, soul and substance! How cheerfully would I then say, “Now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace.”

– John Wesley –

Not Surprised in These Days – Andrew Strom

Now, it should not surprise us that there are strong deceptions or “powerful delusions” around today, for this is exactly what the Scriptures predict will happen. All the way through the New Testament we are warned of these days—over and over again.

– Andrew Strom –

The Solution to Confusion – Samuel Chadwick

Confusion and impotence are the inevitable results when the wisdom and resources of the world are substituted for the presence and power of the Spirit.

– Samuel Chadwick –

Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus – Lilias Trotter

Turn your soul’s vision to Jesus, and look and look at Him, and a strange dimness will come over all that is apart from Him.

– Lilias Trotter –
(note: this is the quote that inspired the song “Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus”)