Wednesday, April 13, 2011


Playing The Match Game

Stanley Hauerwas viq Mark Daniels:
It is not what the Pharisees and Sadducees say that John [the Baptizer] and Jesus condemn; but rather it is the inconsistency between their lives and what they commend.
As successful as the church has been throughout its history - why has it not taken over everything? Why is Christianity barely penetrating in some parts of the world? The world can in fact be divided between where Christianity has deeply penetrated and where it has merely sojourned.

It cannot be that the eastern world thinks so differently - they in fact do, but we have the power of the Holy Spirit on our side - that should be able to overcome such.

Or do we?

We speak in tongues and we heal the sick, but do we do the real miracles. But do we live lives consistent with the gospel? Do we speak with the tongues of angels or just men? Do our lives match our words? The power of the gospel lies not in our words by in our deeds.

Daniels response to the above:
God, forgive me for all the ways in which I have failed to live a life consistent with the faith I profess. Help me to walk like a Christian and not just talk like one. In Jesus' Name. AMEN

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