Friday, August 31, 2007

Responsibility to the Church

"There is a message here for those who belong to what is sometimes termed 'a dead church', and who are tempted to leave it and go elsewhere. Of course we do have to leave a church which denies the fundamentals of the faith, for then it is apostate and no longer a church. But what about a church which is orthodox but dead? Christ's will in the case is for the living remnant to strengthen what remains, perhaps by coming together and waiting upon God. A dynamic minority of awakened and responsible Christians is able by prayer, love, and witness both to preserve a dying church from extinction and to fan its flame into a fire." ~ John Stott; What Christ Thinks of the Church, 89

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