32 Quotes About Carnality

  • "It varies with different personalities. Some will keep quiet. They have not yet attained freedom from natural shyness and fear. They may sit next to those talkative believers and criticize them in heart, but their silence does not make them any less soulish. Because they are not rooted in God and have not therefore learned how to be hidden in Him, carnal people long to be seen. They experience unspeakable joy whenever recognized and respected."

    - Watchman Nee
    Topics: Carnality, Hypocrisy, Criticism


  • "Naturally, men are prone to spin themselves a web of opinions out of their own brain, and to have a religion that may be called their own. They are far readier to make themselves a faith, than to receive that which God hath formed to their hands; are far readier to receive a doctrine that tends to their carnal commodity, or honor, or delight, than one that tends to self-denial."

    - Richard Baxter
    Topics: Self-denial, Religion, Carnality


  • "If I walk with the world, I can't walk with God."

    - Dwight L. Moody
    Topics: Carnality


  • "All too often the church holds up a mirror reflecting back the society around it, rather than a window revealing a different way."

    - Phillips Brooks
    Topics: Church, Carnality


  • "The trouble with man-made novelties is that they don't produce the impressive results that are often advertised."

    - Jim Cymbala
    Topics: Carnality


  • "In Scripture we read of two kinds of men--the spiritual man controlled by the Holy Spirit, and the "carnal" man who is ruled by his passions."

    - David Jeremiah
    Topics: Holy Spirit, Carnality, Passion


  • "Carnal Christians tend to show off their differences and superiorities in clothing, speech or deeds. They desire to shock people into a recognition of all their undertakings."

    - Watchman Nee
    Topics: Carnality, Hypocrisy


  • "We are raising a generation on the spiritual junk food of religious videos, movies, youth entertainment, and comic book paraphrases of the Bible. The Word of God is being rewritten, watered down, illustrated, and dramatized in order to cater to the taste of the carnal mind. That only leads further into the wilderness of doubt and confusion."

    - Dave Hunt
    Topics: Carnality, Doubt, The Bible


  • "Carnal Christians crave works; yet amid many labors they are unable to maintain calm in their spirit. They cannot fulfill God's orders quietly as can the spiritual believers... their hearts are governed by outward matters. Being "distracted with much serving" (Luke 10:40) is the characteristic of the work of any soulish believer. They have not yet entered the rest of God."

    - Watchman Nee
    Topics: Carnality, Service, Rest


  • "All great amusements are dangerous to the Christian life; but among all those which the world has invented there is none more to be feared than the theatre."

    - Blaise Pascal
    Topics: Carnality


  • "The tendency of the world is down - God's path is up."

    - Dwight L. Moody
    Topics: Carnality


  • "Bible-believing churches and pastors could well apply this principle of pointing out faults without offending. We need to be careful that we do not let a carnal spirit divide us and hurt us so the Lord finds it difficult to use us."

    - Theodore Epp
    Topics: Church, Carnality


  • "Carnal believers are moved easily. On one occasion they may be extremely excited and happy, on another occasion, very despondent and sad. In the happy moment they judge the world too small to contain them, and so they soar on wings to the heavens; but in the moment of sadness they conclude that the world has had enough of them and will be glad to be rid of them... their lives are susceptible to constant changes for they are governed by their emotions."

    - Watchman Nee
    Topics: Carnality, Reasoning


  • "Though all Christians possess a regenerated spirit, not all Christians are spiritual. Many are still fleshly. Their carnal mind is still full of wandering thoughts, reasons and plans; their emotion runs wild with many carnal interests, desires and tendencies; and their will formulates many worldly judgments, arguments and opinions. They are so occupied in following the flesh that they have neither time nor inclination to listen to the voice of intuition. Since the voice of the spirit is usually very soft, it cannot be heard unless it is listened to attentively with everything else quieted."

    - Watchman Nee
    Topics: Holy Spirit, Christians, Carnality


  • "All too often the church holds up a mirror reflecting back the society around it, rather than a window revealing a different way."

    - Philip Yancey
    Topics: Church, Carnality



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