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Feast of Philip & James, Apostles If we do not at least try to manifest something of Creative Charity in our dealings with life, whether by action, thought, or prayer, and do it at our own cost -- if we roll up the talent of love in the nice white napkin of piety and put it safely out of the way, sorry that the world is so hungry and thirsty, so sick and so fettered, and leave it at that: then, even that little talent may be taken from us. We may discover at the crucial moment that we are spiritually bankrupt.

Evelyn Underhill Quotes

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Feast of Anskar, Archbishop of Hamburg, Missionary to Denmark and Sweden, 865 Is not the popular idea of Christianity simply this, that Jesus Christ was a great moral teacher and that, if only we took his advice, we might be able to establish a better social order and avoid another war? Now, mind you, that is quite true; but it tells you much less than the whole truth about Christianity, and it has no practical importance at all. It is quite true that, if we took Christ's advice, we should soon be living in a happier world. You need not even go as far as Christ. If we did all that... Confucius told us, we should get on a great deal better than we do. And so what?... If Christianity only means one more bit of good advice, then Christianity is of no importance. There has been no lack of good advice for the last four thousand years. A bit more makes no difference.

C. S. Lewis Quotes

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Feast of Cuthbert, Bishop of Lindisfarne, Missionary, 687 The Church is her true self only when she exists for humanity. As a fresh start, she should give away all her endowments to the poor and needy. The clergy should live solely on the free-will offerings of their congregations, or possibly engage in some secular calling.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer Quotes

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Feast of Alban, first Martyr of Britain, c.209 After all, we are told, our salvation has already been accomplished by the grace of God... It was unkind to speak to men like this, for such a cheap offer could only leave them bewildered and tempt them from the way to which they had been called by Christ. Having laid hold on cheap grace, they were barred forever from the knowledge of costly grace. Deceived and weakened, men felt that they were strong now that they were in possession of this cheap grace -- whereas they had in fact lost the power to live the life of discipleship and obedience. The word of cheap grace has been the ruin of more Christians than any commandment of works.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer Quotes

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I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.

C.S. Lewis Quotes

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Christianity is the most ridiculous, the most absurd, and bloody religion that has ever infected the world

Voltaire Quotes

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Christianity is the story of how the rightful King has landed, you might say in disguise, and is calling us all to take part in His great campaign of sabotage

C.S. Lewis Quotes

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It is always the simple things that change our lives. And these things never happen when you are looking for them to happen. Life will reveal answers at the pace life wishes to do so. You feel like running, but life is on a stroll. This is how God does things.

Donald Miller Quotes

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To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Quotes

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Of all religions, Christianity is without a doubt the one that should inspire tolerance most, although, up to now, the Christians have been the most intolerant of all men

Voltaire Quotes

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Then Agrippa said unto Paul, Almost thou persuadest me to be a Christian.

Bible Quotes , Source: Acts (ch. XXVI, v. 28)

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Christians have burnt each other, quite persuaded. That all the Apostles would have done as they did.

Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) Quotes , Source: Don Juan (canto I, st. 83)

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His Christianity was muscular.

Benjamin Disraeli Quotes , Source: Endymion (ch. XIV)

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A Christian is God Almighty's gentleman.

A.W. Hare and J.C. Hare Quotes , Source: Guesses at Truth

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Look in, and see Christ's chosen saint In triumph wear his Christ-like chain; No fear lest he should swerve or faint; "His life is Christ, his death is gain."

John Keble Quotes , Source: Christian Year--St. Luke--The Evangelist

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The Augustinian doctrine of the damnation of unbaptized infants and the Calvinistic doctrine of reprobation . . . surpass in atrocity any tenets that have ever been admitted into any pagan creed.

William Edward Hartpole Lecky Quotes , Source: History of European Morals

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What was invented two thousand years ago was the spirit of Christianity.

Gerald Stanley Lee Quotes , Source: Crowds (bk. II, ch. XVIII)

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I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.

Gerald Stanley Lee Quotes , Source: Crowds (bk. II, ch. XVIII)

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Servant of God, well done, well hast thou fought The better fight.

John Milton Quotes , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. VI, l. 29)

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Persons of mean understandings, not so inquisitive, nor so well instructed, are made good Christians, and by reverence and obedience, implicity believe, and abide by their belief.

Michael Eyquen de Montaigne Quotes , Source: Essays--Of Vain Subleties

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Yes,--rather plunge me back in pagan night, And take my chance with Socrates for bliss, Than be the Christian of a faith like this, Which builds on heavenly cant its earthly sway, And in a convert mourns to lose a prey.

Thomas Moore Quotes , Source: Intolerance (l. 68)

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Take up the cross if thou the crown would'st gain. [Lat., Tolle crucem, qui vis auferre coronam.]

Thomas Moore Quotes , Source: Intolerance (l. 68)

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Yet still a sad, good Christian at the heart.

Alexander Pope Quotes , Source: Moral Essay (ep. II, l. 68)

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You are Christians of the best edition, all picked and culled.

Francois Rabelais Quotes , Source: Works (bk. IV, ch. L)

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Take her, fair son, and from her blood raise up Issue to me, that the contending kingdoms Of France and England, whose very shores look pale With envy of each other's happiness, May cease their hatred, and this dear conjunction Plant neighborhood and Christian-like accord In their sweet bosoms, that never war advance His bleeding sword 'twixt England and fair France.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: The Life of King Henry the Fifth (Isabel, Queen of France at V, ii)

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