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The Real Danger Is Us

September 29, 2010

I’ve been reading a book called “Crazy Love” by Francis Chan.  At the beginning of Chapter Four is the following quote:

“It is not scientific doubt, not atheism, not pantheism, not agnosticism, that in our day and in this land that is likely to quench the light of the gospel.  It is a proud, sensuous, selfish, luxurious, church-going, hollow-hearted prosperity.”

The real danger that hampers the spread of the Gospel is found in those that claim to follow it and represent Jesus to the world.  I look at my own life and am aware of many “lukewarm” areas that need to be in surrender to the King of the Universe.  When Jesus told us to love God with all and to love our neighbors, He knew, that under the direction and empowerment of the Holy Spirit, it would shine His light to the world.  It is so easy to fall into the rut of “loving” God for what He does in our lives and giving Him the golf clap of our church attendance.  Instead, we should find ourselves increasingly passionate and obsessed with who He is, just simply because He is God and He first loved us.  That kind of passion and love for God propels us to be different, love different, serve different.  It leads us to live lives that reveal Christ.

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From → Books, Faith

2 Comments
  1. Hey Scott, I’m reading this right now too. It’s really a great book! Some of the things he has to say about salvation (in that chapter, I think) are really challenging my perspective on it.

    • What are some of the ways it challenged your thinking? I certainly found it convincing for sure. It definitely puts a more firm view of salvation.

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