I Think I Get It!

Reflection--morning walk
My reflections started with this:

 "Many are concerned about radical Islam when they should be even more concerned about complacent, nominal Christianity."  (Burk Parsons)


 I couldn't get it out of my mind the entire day!
Then the next morning, THESE two:

“In American society most people only know of either a mild & nominal or a separatist & legalistic Christianity. Neither is the real thing.”  (Tim Keller)


 “The central problem of our age is not liberalism or modernism, nor the old Roman Catholicism or the new Roman Catholicism, nor the threat of communism, nor even the threat of rationalism and the monolithic consensus which surrounds us [nor, I would add today, postmodernism or materialistic consumerism or visceral sensualism or whatever].  All these are dangerous but not the primary threat.  The real problem is this: the church of the Lord Jesus Christ, individually or corporately, tending to do the Lord’s work in the power of the flesh rather than of the Spirit.  The central problem is always in the midst of the people of God, not in the circumstances surrounding them.” (Ray Ortlund quoting Francis A. Schaeffer, No Little People, 2003)

I think I'm getting it! 
The central problem is always in the midst of the people of God,
 not in the circumstances surrounding them.”

6 comments:

  1. That really makes ya think!!!

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  2. The problem is in the heart of man...and only when that heart is redeemed by Jesus can anything good come out of it!!

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  3. If you know the truth, and live in the flesh, you're part of the problem. Our son preached on this last night. It is US. We have the Words of Life......what are we doing with them?

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