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Evangelism => Public Evangelism => Topic started by: ColporteurK on January 05, 2016, 09:41:08 AM

Title: Looking 4 A Quote
Post by: ColporteurK on January 05, 2016, 09:41:08 AM
I'm looking for a quote relative to success in evangelism. I wish I would have saved it when I read it years ago. The gist of it is that the reason God does not bring many people into the church now is because of the state, condition of the church. I always thought this was the case but had not seen that in print before.

This is an important quote. So many of our churches think the problem is with the people on the outside. While that is true to a certain extent this is only some of the problem. Much of the problem is internal. One church leader keeps asking the question "why don't the Catholics get it?"  The next time he says that I am going to follow with the question, " why don't the SDAs get it?"   He raises confinement cattle and eats them, used to buy them on the Sabbath, pro ball games on Sabbath, etc.,etc..

If anyone has that quote or comes across it please post it.

Title: Re: Looking 4 A Quote
Post by: newbie on January 06, 2016, 06:07:26 PM
Some have been ready to say anything, to prefer any charge, against the servants of God, and to be jealous and faultfinding. And if they can find any instance where, in their zeal for the cause of God, they think ministers have spoken decidedly, and perhaps severely, they have been willing to make the most of their words, and have felt at liberty to cherish the most bitter, wicked spirit, and to charge the Lord's servants with wrong motives. Let these faultfinders ask what they would have done under similar circumstances, bearing similar burdens. Let them look and search and condemn their own wrong, overbearing course and their own impatience and fretfulness; and when without sin themselves, let them cast the first stone of censure at the brethren who are trying to get them into working order. A holy God will not bring out souls to the truth to come under such an influence as has existed in the church. Our heavenly Father is too wise to bring souls into the truth to be molded by the influence of these men who are unconsecrated in heart and life. These men are not in harmony with the truth. They are not in union with the body, but are drawing off from the church. They are working at cross purposes with those whom God is using to bring souls into the truth.  {4T 238.1}
Title: Re: Looking 4 A Quote
Post by: ColporteurK on January 06, 2016, 08:02:43 PM

Thank you Newbie, that is a good quote. The following is the one I had in mind. Thanks again !

The subject of health reform has been presented in the churches; but the light has not been heartily received. The selfish, health-destroying indulgences of men and women have counteracted the influence of the message that is to prepare a people for the great day of God. If the churches expect strength, they must live the truth which God has given them. If the members of our churches disregard the light on this subject, they will reap the sure result in both spiritual and physical degeneracy. And the influence of these older church members will leaven those newly come to the faith. The Lord does not now work to bring many souls into the truth, because of the church members who have never been converted, and those who were once converted but who have backslidden. What influence would these unconsecrated members have on new converts? Would they not make of no effect the God-given message which his people are to hear?  {RH, June 4, 1914 par. 6} 
Title: Re: Looking 4 A Quote
Post by: newbie on January 07, 2016, 11:21:58 AM
makes sense doesn't it
Title: Re: Looking 4 A Quote
Post by: ColporteurK on January 07, 2016, 12:20:03 PM
makes sense doesn't it

it do