Quotes (781)

“‘Not called!’ did you say? ‘Not heard the call,’ I think you should say.

Put your ear down to the Bible, and hear Him bid you go and pull sinners out of the fire of sin. Put your ear down to the burdened, agonized heart of humanity, and listen to its pitiful wail for help.

Go stand by the gates of hell, and hear the damned entreat you to go to their father’s house and bid their brothers and sisters and servants and masters not to come there.

Then look Christ in the face — whose mercy you have professed to obey — and tell Him whether you will join heart and soul and body and circumstances in the march to publish His mercy to the world.”

— William Booth, founder of the Salvation Army, 1829-1912

5 thoughts on “Quotes (781)

  1. Doreen,

    It is so easy to do because the evil one and the world throws little enticing tidbits our way, and the flesh says, “Ooh, I kinda like that!” When that happens, we completely lose the perspective of the eternal and focus only on what pleases us instead of what Christ demands from us.

    May our hearts be broken anew for the lost who are perishing.


  2. A dear friend of mine has used that quote in his email as a sign line for a while. It is a good rebuke to all who claim Christ.

    Pity Booth’s organization has taken the broad path in recent years.


  3. Desert Pastor:

    Thank you so much for reminders such as this. Christians (true ones) are the only ones who possess the Spirit of Truth, the only living representatives of Christ on earth, the only ones with the good news of salvation. What good is the Christian who does not proclaim the the only Truth that saves from an eternity of hellfire? What good is he if he does not defend the Truth from corruption and distortion? What love exists if he withholds that truth to a lost and dying world?


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