Friday, October 03, 2003

Starting Line or Finish Line?

From Sept/Oct 2003 NetResults.

Brian McLaren was asked, "What is the evangelistic mindset of Christians today?"

Our faith has become obsessed with how to get to heaven without loving God or loving our neighbor. Faith is not about crossing a line; it's about getting started on a lifelong path. We've turned the starting line into a finish line, as if in crossing that line they are completed in the faith when in fact, they're just starting. Jesus called for his disciples to be fishers of men. Today people like their fish, but they want them scale, gutted, filleted, and fried before they have to deal with them. They don't want the ones flopping in the bottom of the boat or swimming in the deep water.

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