8. On the greatness of God
“We rob men of a greater vision of God because we will not give them a lower vision of themselves.”
9. On superficial Christianity
“We don’t have a lot of churches in America; we have a lot of really nice brick buildings on finely manicured lawns! Just because someone says they are of the Church or they are Christian, doesn’t make it so.”
10. On the Church vs secular culture
“Maybe that is why there are not a whole lot of problems between the church and worldly culture
11. On Christian living
“The goal of the Christian life is the pursuit of an intimate knowledge of God that leads to a greater estimation of His worth, a greater satisfaction and joy in His person, and a greater giving of oneself for His glory.”
12. On legalism
"A lot of people think that Christianity is you doing all the righteous things you hate and avoiding all the wicked things you love in order to go to Heaven. No, that's a lost man with religion. A Christian is a person whose heart has been changed; they have new affections."
13. On God's love
"I have given God countless reasons not to love me. None of them has been strong enough to change Him."
14. On kids ministry
"Your children will go to public school and they will be trained for somewhere around 15,000 hours in ungodly secular thought. And then they'll go to Sunday school and they'll color a picture of Noah's ark. And you think that's going to stand against the lies that they are being told?"
15. On false prophets
"One of the greatest distinguishing marks of false prophet is that he will always tell you what you want to hear, he will never rain on your parade; he will get you clapping, he will get you jumping, he will make you dizzy, he will keep you entertained, and he will present a Christianity to you that will make your church look like a six flags over Jesus."
16. On pride
"Pride is a terrible and dangerous thing. It can take so many forms; it can even assume the appearance of humility. Pride can lead not only to
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."
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