Five Tremendous Quotes

This came from a friend of mine...

As we end this year and look forward to 2011, I’ve begun another book that is challenging me and stirring me—The Church Awakening: An Urgent Call for Renewal by Charles R. Swindoll. Swindoll has been one of my heroes over the years as he has faithfully and passionately taught God’s Word. You will certainly hear more from me as I work through his book, but let’s start with five great quotes that he has shared . . . may these words challenge and stir you as well!

When the Church is absolutely different from the world, she invariably attracts it. It is then that the world is made to listen to her message, though it may hate it at first.
D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

Here is the great evangelical disaster—the failure of the evangelical world to stand for truth as truth. There is only word for this—namely, accommodation: the evangelical church has accommodated to the world spirit of the age.
Francis Schaeffer

The world is waiting to hear an authentic voice, a voice from God—not an echo of what others are doing and saying, but an authentic voice.
A.W. Tozer

When the church becomes an entertainment center, Bible literacy is usually an early casualty. People go away from the event with a smile on their face but a void in their life.
Woodrow Kroll

The early church didn’t ask God to bless their gimmicks. The church doesn’t need gimmicks to attract people—it needs biblical truth taught consistently, preached passionately, and lived out authentically.
Charles R. Swindoll