Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Radical?

"The modern-day gospel says, 'God loves you and has a wonderful plan for your life. Therefore, follow these steps, and you can be saved.' Meanwhile, the biblical gospel says, 'You are an enemy of God, dead in your sin, & in your present state of rebellion, you are not even able to see that you need life, much less to cause yourself to come to life. Therefore, you are radically dependent on God to do something in your life that you could never do."

"As long as you and I understand salvation as checking off a box to get to God, we will find ourselves in the meaningless sea of world religions that actually condemn the human race by exalting our supposed ability to get to God. On the other hand, when you and I realize that we are morally evil, dead in sin and deserving of God's wrath with no way out on our own, we begin to discover our desperation for Christ."

Both of these quotes are from David Platt's book Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream. I just finished chapter 1, and can I say that if you responded to Francis Chan's Crazy Love, then you should read this book. I can't wait to share more with you as the Lord leads me through this book.

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