Going to church doesn’t make you a Christian any more than going to a garage makes you an automobile.
At Kansas City, Kansas, before the saloons were closed, they were getting ready to build an addition to the jail. Now the doors swing idly on the hinges and there is nobody to lock in the jails.
Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than going to a garage makes you an automobile.
Unless you have made a complete surrender and are doing his will it will avail you nothing if you've reformed a thousand times and have your name on fifty church records.
Religion needs a baptism of horse sense.
They tell me a revival is only temporary; so is a bath, but it does you good.
When is a revival needed? When carelessness and unconcern keep the people asleep.
The saloon is a liar. It promises good cheer and sends sorrow.
Some persons have lived manly or womanly lives, and they lack but one thing - open confession of the Lord Jesus Christ. Some men think that they must come to him in a certain way - that they must be stirred by emotion or something like that.
A revival does two things. First, it returns the Church from her backsliding and second, it causes the conversion of men and women; and it always includes the conviction of sin on the part of the Church. What a spell the devil seems to cast over the Church today!
Conversion is a complete surrender to Jesus. It's a willingness to do what he wants you to do.
I believe there is no doctrine more dangerous to the Church today than to convey the impression that a revival is something peculiar in itself and cannot be judged by the same rules of causes and effect as other things.
You might as well try and dam Niagara Falls with toothpicks as to stop the reform wave sweeping our land.
After all is said that can be said upon the liquor traffic, its influence is degrading upon the individual, the family, politics and business, and upon everything that you touch in this old world.
The Democratic party of Florida has put a temperance plank in its platform and the Republican party of every state would nail that plank in their platform if they thought it would carry the election.
When the English language gets in my way, I walk over it.
You can't raise the standard of women's morals by raising their pay envelope. It lies deeper than that.
Live so that when the final summons comes you will leave something more behind you than an epitaph on a tombstone or an obituary in a newspaper.
And if you think that anybody is going to frighten me, you don't know me yet.
Try praising your wife, even if it does frighten her at first.