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

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Zeal For Christ or For Something Else?

Do we shine forth as lights in the world or do we blend into the world so well, no one can see our light?  Is our zeal and enthusiasm for Christ apparent or are we motivated by legalism or self?  Is our zeal for Christ as strong as our zeal for our golf game?  Do we give people the impression al our religious activity is a matter of duty or a matter of pure joy?  Do we have life in us?  Do we genuinely have a burden for souls?  Do we mourn and pray over the state of the world?  Do we satisfy and justify ourselves by “attending church” and keeping things going?  Are we as earnest as Christ’s enemies?  Is our faith in the gospel message equal to or greater than the faith in the message of those who oppose Christianity?

David Tyler & Kurt Grady, Deceptive Diagnosis: When SIN is called SICKNESS, pg.106

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