Wednesday, September 13, 2006


I could have used both of these quotes in some recent posts . . .
"Jesus came to raise the dead. He did not come to teach the teachable; He did not come to improve the improvable; He did not come to reform the reformable. None of those things works."

-- Robert Capon

"I am a Christian, not because someone explained the nuts and bolts of Christianity to me, but because there were people willing to be nuts and bolts."

-- Rich Mullins


At 1:11 PM, Blogger C. Evan Leonard said...

Great quotes.

But, some folks tend to view their teachers as equal or separate from Christ. Due to not knowing or following Jesus in His rightful place in their lives. It's easier to follow a "man" who teaches, improves and reforms

As you said so well in your Character Matters post... unless someone has been personally affected by the backlash of poor character in a pastoral setting.... they just can't picture who is being or has been hurt or mistreated.

They swab their perception of blanket forgiveness out like it's a super-spiritual bacitracin capable of covering and healing all wounds instantaneously.

And they believe that should be acceptable... agreeable... and biblical enough for all concerned or involved... as if it is the perfect remedy for the victim(s) and the perpetrator.

Without a doubt there are still several hundred people who don't understand why their "balm of forgiveness" is not the appropriate salve to use for the healing of those who fell prey to the lack of character displayed by their gifted speaker.

C. Evan Leonard


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