17. On being a Biblical Church
"The church must seek to be biblical rather than relevant. We are not going to leave a mark upon our culture because we have studied its ways and adapted ourselves to it. We are relevant when we reject the world outright and are its polar opposite! This present darkness provides a great opportunity for the church to be the salt of the earth, but if we mix with the very impurities we are supposed to expose... we are as useless as our culture already believes us to be."
18. On new life in Christ
"The true convert does not receive the gospel as an addition to his previous life, but in exchange for it."
19. On bearing fruit
"Radical Christians are not people who wear Christian t-shirts. Radical Christians are those who bear
20. On personal suffering
"I would not trade the difficult years for all the prosperity in the world. God knows what each one of us must suffer in order to be conformed to the image of Christ."
21. On Repentance
"Repentance is simply giving up to stop fighting against God and to stop attempting to gain your own salvation through your own works; to literally give up and fall upon Christ. That is salvation."
I know, some of these are hard to stomach. But take some time to ask the Lord if He is speaking to you through them - sometimes the truth spoken plainly is so powerful! Share this article with someone who needs to hear it today.
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