“The most fruitful and the most joy-filled Christians are the most pruned Christians.”

 

Bruce Wilkinson

“If your life consistently bears no fruit, God will intervene to discipline you. If your life bears some fruit, God will intervene to prune you. If your life bears a lot of fruit, God will invite you to abide more deeply with Him.”

 

Bruce Wilkinson

“The schools, the courts, the media – all seem determined to erase Christian influence from public life and confine religion to the four walls of the church or home.”

 

Bruce L. Shelley

“What we have seen in recent years in the United States is the church’s rights to express itself, and to conduct its own affairs, being insidiously eroded.”

 

Bruce L. Shelley

“Fortunately, Judge Richey’s decision was overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court, but it is an example of how far the purge of Christian values has gone in America.”

 

Bruce L. Shelley

“Today’s secular libertarians, who want to remove biblical religion from public life, have trouble making sense of the civil rights movement because it was so clearly a religiously inspired movement that entered the public arena and made a major difference in American life.”

 

Bruce L. Shelley

“If I try to understand what it means to be a Christian, I look at the two instructions that were given in the Bible that are paramount, and those are to love God with all your heart and mind, and to love your neighbor as yourself. That’s it.”

 

Bruce Cockburn

“I feel so sorry that many Christians live in bondage even though Jesus has signed their release form with His own blood.”

Brother Yun

“The world can do nothing to a Christian who has no fear of man.”

Brother Yun

“In the West many Christians have an abundance of material possessions, yet they live in a backslidden state.”

Brother Yun

“On many occasions I have been asked if I think persecution will come to the Western church. My answer might surprise you. I believe that if you find yourself enslaved inside a controlling church structure of legalism and bondage, then you are already being persecuted! So many Christians seem impossibly distracted from hearing God’s voice. Instead of listening to that still, small voice that brings true peace and joy, they blindly follow the voices of mainstream religion. The worst kind of persecution for a Christian is when you are separated from the joy and presence of the Holy Spirit.”

Brother Yun

“It is not great men who change the world, but weak men in the hands of a great God.”

Brother Yun

“We shouldn’t pray for a lighter load to carry but a stronger back to endure! Then the world will see that God is with us, empowering us to live in a way that reflects his love and power.”

Brother Yun

“The sorest afflictions never appear intolerable, but when we see them in the wrong light; when we see them in the hand of God, who dispenses them; when we know that it is our loving Father who abases and distresses us; our sufferings will lose their bitterness and become even a matter of consolation.”

Brother Lawrence

“Many do not advance in Christian progress because they stick in penances and particular exercises, while they neglect the love of God, which is the end.”

Brother Lawrence

“Do not forget Him but think on Him often. Adore Him continually. Live and die with Him. This is the glorious work of a Christian; in a word, this is our profession. If we do not know it, we must learn it.”

Brother Lawrence

“There is no sweeter manner of living in the world than continuous communion with God.”

Brother Lawrence

“What can God have that gives him greater satisfaction than that a thousand times a day all his creatures should thus pause to withdraw and worship him in the heart.”

Brother Lawrence

“That is what a very Christian message is: to care about each other and to help those who need it the most.”

Brooke Ellison

“I, personally, am unable to accept any revealed religion, Christian or not.”

 

Bronislaw Malinowski