Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Salt of the Earth, or...

“As sociologist Jacques Ellul observes, far from being a model of freedom, most Christians are models of mediocre bondage, simultaneously the slave of the latest fad and the ecclesiastical and humanistic traditions in which they were reared. The disastrous consequence is that the non-Christian world experiences little Christian influence in any area of thought and has little, if any, understanding of the essence of biblical Christianity.”—To Preach or Not to Preach?, page 83

<idle musing>
Sadly, I think he is correct. Just look at what the media think Christianity is. Now look at the New Testament. Finally, look at your own life. Which one is it closer to, the New Testament, or the other one?
</idle musing>


Anonymous said...

Jacques Ellul is one of my favorite authors of all time. Can't quite explain it, but I have more books on my shelves from him than anyone else.

Anonymous said...

Are you willing to sale this book or lend it? I promise to return it.