"A college professor sometime ago through a study of national statistics, discovered that the average depth of rivers in America is two and one-half feet. Yet he drowned the next year trying to wade across the Mississippi River. Accepting the average may be dangerous."
"'I am about an average Christian' declared one church member. Yet in defending his mediocre manner of Christian living, he made the mistake of thinking that 'average' and 'normal' mean the same thing. They do not."
"When a person is average, he is just as near the bottom as he is the top. In this light, an average Christian is subnormal while our Lord redeems us for a nobler kind of living. The average church member attends one service each week - some weeks."
"If churches were open for the average member, they would operate only on a part time basis."
"To be only an average Christian - is both subnormal and dangerous."