Friday, December 10, 2010
Leonard Ravenhill Quotes
I have always been a fan of the late British author and evangelist Leonard Ravenhill. His book, "Why Revival Tarries" is a poignant treatise of the poor quality of modern Christianity. His prophet-like delivery of God's truth is refreshing in a day where pussy-footing is standard fare. Following are some of his quotes which ought to be assimilated into the life of every disciple of Christ.
"Today’s church wants to be raptured from responsibility."
"If weak in prayer, we are weak everywhere."
"Men give advice; God gives guidance."
"Are the things you are living for worth Christ dying for?"
"A sinning man stops praying, a praying man stops sinning"
"The only reason we don't have revival is because we are willing to live without it!"
"God pity us that after years of writing, using mountains of paper and rivers of ink, exhausting flashy terminology about the biggest revival meetings in history, we are still faced with gross corruption in every nation, as well as with the most prayerless church age since Pentecost."
"The Church used to be a lifeboat rescuing the perishing. Now she is a cruise ship recruiting the promising."
"The opportunity of a lifetime must be seized within the lifetime of the opportunity."
"My main ambition in life is to be on the devil's most wanted list."
"If Jesus had preached the same message that ministers preach today, He would never have been crucified."
"Entertainment is the devil's substitute for joy"