Thursday, December 3, 2015
Don't Be "Religious"
If you are religious you will not be a problem to other persons because they may be religious themselves, and in any case the world never objects to a religious person as such. The formal religious person never gets persecuted. If you are the sort of person of whom it is known that you attend a place of worship occasionally or perhaps even every Sunday morning and no more, you will not get persecuted for that; that is quite a polite and nice thing to do But if you give the impression that this is now the biggest thing in your life and it is affecting the whole of your personality, you will soon find that it makes a difference and that a kind of persecution will begin. The world never persecutes religion, but what it does persecute is Christlikeness.
Martyn Lloyd-Jones, “Experiencing the New Birth: Studies in John 3,” pg.64