John Alexander Dowie quotes

  • God wants us to speak to men so that they will feel it, so that they will never forget it. God means every Christian to be effective, to make a difference in the actual records and results of Christian work. God put each of us here to be a power. There is not one of us but is an essential wheel of the machinery and can accomplish all that God calls us to.

  • When Christians start thinking about Jesus, things start breaking down, they lose their faith. It's perfectly possible to go to church every Sunday and not ask any questions, just because you like it as a way of life. They fear that if they ask questions they'll lose their Christ, the very linchpin of their religion.

  • A heathen philosopher once asked a Christian, 'Where is God'? The Christian answered, 'Let me first ask you, Where is He not?'

  • Art without accomplishment becomes a form of faith, sustained more by the intensity of its common practice than by the pleasure it gives to its adherents in private.

  • I'll put an end to the idea that a woman's body belongs to her . . . the practice of abortion shall be exterminated with a strong hand.

  • The Way of Liberation is not a belief system; it is something to be put into practice.

  • In ancient times, any man rising up above the common people tried to shape his life according to his principles; it is no longer like than now; it is (because) for the ancients, moral was a principle of inner life, whereas in our days, most of the time one is content to adhere to an official moral, that we recognize in theory, but that one does not care to put into practice.

  • Since the mathematicians have invaded the theory of relativity I do not understand it myself any more.

  • It is the theory which decides what we can observe

  • A theory can be proved by experiment; but no path leads from experiment to the birth of a theory.