Thursday, November 09, 2006

False Advertising

"The greatest challenge the church faces today is to be authentic disciples of Jesus. ... That's one reason why the statistics on Christians generally don't differ from the statistics on non-Christians. We're not living a different life." -Dallas Willard (RelevantMagazine)

Christians are walking billboards for the church, and too often it's a case of false advertising. Church marketing sucks, but so do we. We're a sinful and broken people, but half the time we can't admit it. We put on an air of perfection, forgetting that in our brokenness we are complete. The church is for the broken, not the perfect.

Yet rather than accept our imperfection and live lives transformed by grace, we pretend to be perfect and wallow in our sin.
Kevin D. Hendricks from Church Marketing Sucks

This is for everyone who thinks Christians are perfect "Ned Flanders" people... we are not! The only difference is that we have acknowledged our brokenness and have done something about.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Ephesians Ch 2 puts is so well,Thomas. Saved by Grace and that not of ourselves! One of the most important parts of Salvation is Repentance (being sorry for our sins) and that is not reserved for the moment of redemption.
Difference for Christians lies in transformation of minds, attitudes, etc. We are never better than others but different through the work of the Holy Spirit in us.


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