Friday, November 18, 2005

A Plea for Rearranged Priorities

Blogger Scott Slayton's plea to the Southern Baptist Convention should be a plea to ALL evangelical Christians. Here's an excerpt:
We are much more interested in yelping about the sin in the world than we are about purging the sin that is in our own hearts. The history of the church in the 19th and 20th centuries should teach us about this. The more that the church is concerned with cleansing teh ills of the world, the more the church becomes like the world. This happens because we begin to define living the Christian life within very narrow moral boundaries and we try to push these boundaries on people who are not Christians without first introducing them to the Gospel. Then we cry about persecution when we are called right wing nut jobs. Has it ever occurred to anyone that people who are not Christians love sin because they are sinners? We have gotten the cart before the horse.

(HT: Eric Schumacher)

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