Friday, May 27, 2011


I'm reading a book right now called "Unleashed" and read something that really struck me, so I thought I'd share it with you guys.

"How is it possible that, for many of us, being a good Christian is really nothing more than being a good person? The entire focus of our faith has been the elimination of sin, which is important but inadequate, rather than the unleashing of a unique, original, extraordinary, wonderfully untamed faith."


Ken Loyd said...

That is a very deep and disconcerting problem. When you hear Christians say "I hope I make it (to heaven)," they're often relying on their good works, even though the Bible is clear that faith is the only path God,in His wisdom, has made available to sinners. Which is ALL of us.

Amanda said...

It also made me think of the judgment that we as Christians may have a tendency to dish out. Some people are so concerned about someone else's drinking habits or someone else's dirty mouth, etc etc. but your focus while you're here should be YOU. We need to take responsibility for OUR actions and what we are doing for the cause of Christ - not focus so much on cleaning up people. Like Tony always says, you come to the cross as you are. Then you worry about getting cleaned up, and that is a lifelong process!