...It is infinitely more important that God be glorified than that I be saved. Fortunately for us, He is glorified in the salvation of sinners, but for us to put evangelism front and center is one of the best and surest ways to dilute the gospel itself. We have seen this precise trajectory in the evangelical world over the last half century. To make the salvation of sinners "the most basic question of all" is a good way to lose the right answer to that very important question. This is the way to pragmatic evangelism. This is how we got all the technique-meisters. Very important question? Amen. The most basic question of all? Not at all.
Monday, February 8, 2010
Taken from a review of a recent Tabletalk article
Thursday, February 4, 2010
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. I'm still quite unwise. So, this song comes along to help me experience what I understood by such fear.
Fearfully yet confidently, I wish to enter your presence, oh Lord. Only through Jesus. Through Jesus alone.
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
It is a serious thing to live in a society of possible gods and goddesses. To remember that the dullest, most uninteresting person you talked to today may one day be a creature which, if you saw it now, you will be strongly tempted to worship, or else a horror in the corruption, such as you now meet, if at all, only in your nightmares. All day long, we are in some degree helping each other on to one of these destinations. There are no ordinary people. You have never talked to a mere mortal. Nations, cultures, arts, civilizations: these are mortal, and their life is to ours as the life of a gnat. But it is immortals with whom we joke, work with, marry, snub and exploit: immortal horrors or everlasting splendors. --CS Lewis
Realizing this truth was convicting. It convicted me of how little I seem to be making strides in furthering the mission I've been entrusted as a disciple of Christ, in sharing the only and real Hope that can deliver peace and joy to immortal souls like me.
If I believe there is a real hell and a real heaven and both are not here on earth but are to be revealed in the age to come, it is important then to ask myself this question: what am I doing to help bring fellow immortal souls to Christ' feet that they might be turned into everlasting splendors?