The World

The Church and World Can’t Hold Hands – Catherine Booth

The Church and World Can’t Hold Hands – 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 –

Holiness would transform the world – CS Lewis

Holiness would transform the world – CS Lewis

How little people know who think that holiness is dull. When one meets the real thing … it is irresistible. If even 10% of the world’s population had it, would not the whole world be converted and happy before a year’s end?

– CS Lewis –
from Letters to an American Lady, 1967

Release your grasp on the temporal – Jim Elliot

Release your grasp on the temporal – Jim Elliot

Father, let me loose my clutch on everything temporal. My life, my reputation, my possessions, Lord, let me loose the tension of the grasping hand. Open my hand to receive the nail of Calvary, as Christ’s was opened. He thought Heaven, yea, equality with God, not a thing to be clutched at. So let me release my grasp.

– Jim Elliot –