Tuesday, September 20, 2011

"A Road Built On Sinking Sand"

"The danger of spiritual deception is real ...We have been told all that is required is a one-time decision, maybe even mere intellectual assent to Jesus, but after that we need not worry about His commands, His standards, or His glory.  We have a ticket to heaven, and we can live however we want on earth. 

Our sin will be tolerated along the way.  

Much of modern evangelism today is built on leading people down this road, and crowds flock to it, but in the end it is a road built on sinking sand, and it risks disillusioning millions of souls.

Biblical proclamation of the gospel beckons us to a much different response and leads us down a much different road.  Here the gospel demands and enables us to turn from our sin, to take up our cross, to die to ourselves, and to follow Jesus.  These are the terms and phrases we see in the Bible. 

And salvation now consists of a deep wrestling in our souls with the sinfulness of our hearts, the depth of our depravity, and the desperation of our need for His grace.  Jesus is no longer one to be accepted or invited in but One who is infinitely worth of our immediate and total surrender."
- David Platt, RADICAL: Taking Back Your Faith From the American Dream

If the choices you're making aren't fully in line with the faith you claim, if your pursuit of the American dream isn't in integrity with your relationship with Christ, or if you'd like some guidance in developing a radical "One Year to a Life Turned Upside Down" plan, then you just might want to get hold of a copy of Platt's little orange book ... or check out RADICAL here.

Challenged ~
- photo by Todd Klassy -

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