“The New Testament church did not depend on a moral majority, but rather on the holy minority. The church right now has more fashion then passion, is more pathetic than prophetic, is more superficial than supernatural. The church the Apostles ministered in was a suffering church; today we have a sufficient church. Events in the Spirit-controlled Church were amazing; in this day the Church is often just amusing. The New Testament church was identified with persecutions, prisons and poverty; today many of us are identified with prosperity, popularity and personalities.
We lack apostolic power because we lack apostolic piety, and we lack apostolic piety because we lack apostolic purity.”
— Leonard Ravenhill
Acts 15:8-9 And God, which knoweth the hearts, bare them witness, giving them the Holy Ghost, even as he did unto us; And put no difference between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith.
Matthew 5:13 Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.