Michael L. Brown quotes

  • Being accepted by the world is the worst thing that can happen to the Church.
    -- Michael L. Brown

    #Church #World #Accepted

  • Here, then, is a simple rule of thumb for all of us to apply: If the words of Jesus challenge something I believe or challenge the way I live, the problem is not with Jesus. The problem is with me. Charles Spurgeon expressed this in broader, scriptural terms when he said, “If there is any verse that you would like left out of the Bible, that is the verse that ought to stick to you, like a blister, until you really attend to its teaching.”31
    -- Michael L. Brown

    #Jesus #Believe #Teaching

  • It’s easier to cool down a fanatic than to warm up a corpse.
    -- Michael L. Brown

    #Easier

  • A decisive cleansing of the conscience is a prerequisite for unhindered access to God
    -- Michael L. Brown

    #Cleansing #Conscience

  • It’s easier to cool down a fanatic than to warm up a corpse.
    -- Michael L. Brown

    #Easier #Cool Down #Corpses

  • I believe the collapse of the House of Windsor is tied in with the collapse of the Church of England.

  • Do you recall the laughter of the Philistines at the helpless Sampson? You can hear the echo of that laughter to-day, as the church, shorn of her strength by her own sin, is an object of ridicule to the world, who cry in derision, "Where is your boasted triumph and your Millennial glory?

  • Lutheranism restricted itself to an exclusively ecclesiastical and theological character, while Calvinism put its impress in and outside the church upon every aspect of human life.

  • And how am I to face the odds Of man's bedevilment and God's? I, a stranger and afraid In a world I never made.

  • Who made the world I cannot tell; 'Tis made, and here am I in hell. My hand, though now my knuckles bleed, I never soiled with such a deed.

  • I thought religion would make me live with my head in the clouds, but as often as not, it grounds me in this world.

  • Very few people changed the world by sitting on their couch.

  • Christianity accepted as given a metaphysical system derived from several already existing and mutually incompatible systems.

  • Cocktail music is accepted as audible wallpaper.

  • To me, music was about being accepted and escaping from this crummy existence