The Lamp

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No wonder “sinners” don’t want to get saved

Posted by thelamp on July 24, 2006

I heard something absolutely true I wanted to post this morning in my blog.  I heard this in a sermon my pastor preached yesterday.  After, I will post my thoughts as well.

“The Christian landscape is strewn with the wreckage of derelict, half-built towers–the ruins of those who began to build and were unable to finish.  For thousands of people still ignore Christ’s warning and undertake to follow Him without first pausing to reflect on the cost of doing so.  The result is the great scandal of Christendom today, so-called ‘nominal Christianity’.  In countries to which Christian civilization was spread, large numbers of people have covered themselves with a decent, but thin, veneer of Christianity.  They have allowed themselves to become somewhat involved; enough to be respactable but not enough to be uncomfortable.  Their religion is a great, soft cushion.  It protects them from the hard unpleasantness of life, while changing its place and shape to suit their conveniences.  No wonder the synics speak of hypocrites in the church and dismiss religion as escapism.” — John Stott

You know, I am not going to follow-up with my views.  I think this clearly says things…even better than I could say them in many ways. 

What do you think?  Post your comments below.

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One Response to “No wonder “sinners” don’t want to get saved”

  1. Robert Williams said

    I heard something at the beginning of a DC Talk song that said, “The single greatest cause of aetheism in the world today is Christians who acknowledge Jesus with their lips and walk out the door and deny them by their lifestyle. That is what an unbeliving world simply finds unbelievable.”

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