Too many missionary appeals are based upon this fancied frustration of Almighty God [the idea that God needs our help]. An effective speaker can easily excite pity in his hearers, not only for the heathen but for the God who has tried so hard and so long to save them and has failed for want of support. I fear that thousands of young persons enter Christian service from no higher motive than to help deliver God from the embarrassing situation His love has gotten Him into and His limited abilities seem unable to get Him out of. Add to this a certain degree of commendable idealism and a fair amount of compassion for the underpriviliged and you have the true drive behind much Christian activity today.*I do not recommend the TNIV, but I have several copies to give away for study purposes. Just having a little fun here.
Wednesday, February 08, 2006
No Googling. I will put a TNIV* on the table for anyone who gets it in the first seven guesses. It is only with great trepidation that I loosen the requirement from five, but I'm getting complaints. Ingrates.
Posted by Ben at 2/08/2006