We who preach the gospel must not think of ourselves as public relations agents sent to establish good will between Christ and the world. We must not imagine ourselves commissioned to make Christ acceptable to big business, the press, the world of sports or modern education. We are not diplomats but prophets, and our message is not a compromise but an ultimatum. A.W. Tozer
Therefore let God-inspired Scripture decide between us; and on whichever side be found doctrines in harmony with the word of God, in favor of that side will be cast the vote of truth. --Basil of Caesarea
Once you learn to discern, there's no going back. You will begin to spot the lie everywhere it appears.

I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has strengthened me, because He considered me faithful, putting me into service. 1 Timothy 1:12

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

A Conditional Marriage?

If you were proposing marriage to someone, what would the one receiving the proposal say if you said, “I want you to know this proposal changes nothing about my allegiances and my behavior and my daily life; however, I do want you to know that should you accept my proposal, we shall theoretically be considered married.  There will be no other changes in me on your behalf.”  In a strange way we have minimized every sacred commitment and made it the lowest common denominator.  What does my new birth mean to me?  That is a question we seldom ask.  Who was I before God’s work in me, and who am I now?

Ravi Zacharias, “The Church’s Role In Apologetics and the Development of the Mind”
From the book, “Beyond Opinion,” Ravi Zacharias, author and general editor, p.306-307

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