Thought for today – 02/24/2011

“Instead of always being one of the chief bastions of the social status quo, the church [body of Christ] is to develop a Christian counter-culture with its own distinctive goals, values, standards, and lifestyle — a realistic alternative to the contemporary technocracy which is marked by bondage, materialism, self-centeredness, and greed. Christ’s call to obedience is a call to be different, not conformist. Such a church — joyful, obedient, loving, and free — will do more than please God: it will attract the world. It is when the church [body of Christ] evidently is the church [body of Christ], and is living a supernatural life of love by the power of the Holy Spirit, that the world will believe.”
~John R. W. Stott, Obeying Christ in a Changing World


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