Monday, March 15, 2010

The Failure of the Church

"The church has failed to tell me that I am a sinner. The church has failed to deal with me as a lost individual. The church has failed to offer me salvation in Jesus Christ alone. The church has failed to tell me of the horrible consequences of sin, the certainty of hell and the fact that Jesus Christ alone can save.

We need more of the last judgment and less of the golden rule, more of the living God (and the living devil as well), more of heaven to gain and a hell to shun. The church must bring me not a message of cultivation but of rebirth.

I might fail that kind of church, but that kind of church will not fail me."

Stanley High

3 comments:

白色 said...

nice job! waiting for your new artical.........................................

Committed Christian said...

I'm not afraid to say this...that's a thought provoking quote and in a good encouraging way! I have been in churches that preached all law an no gospel. And I'm in one now that preaches to convict us of sin but also points us to salvation in Christ, who is able to forgive us of our sins! Praise the Lord for that type of church where the gospel is preached. It has helped me grow in Christ many times more than the "all law and no gospel" church did.

Anonymous said...

Amen!