Tuesday, November 1, 2011
We sometimes hear, and I myself have said, that Christians must be good examples to win people to Christ.
I wonder if we are stretching that too far, or I wonder if we are being a bit dishonest to get our hearers to act with more consistently Christian character?
Does the Gospel have a power unto itself, independent of us, to reach out? To convince people of the truth of Christ?
We all know the bumpersticker theology of "Lord, save us from your followers."
Did I need to see excellent Christian witnesses? Is that what brought me to Christ? Why did they do it above and beyond terrible witnesses I saw?
Put another way, a repulsive math teacher I had did not make me doubt the transitive principle of arithmetic.
Have I put too much faith in the people around em who brought me to Christ? I hope not. I hope that I can say that their direct efforts took me to Christ who drew me to Himself by the truth and power of the Gospel.
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Posted by Aaron Mansfield at 12:26 PM