Saturday, November 20, 2010

"Just as loving words are to be found on the lips of God's people, so too are loving deeds to be found in their hands." -Tom Ascol

"To reduce Christianity either to a program of social welfare or to a program of personal redemption results in a truncated gospel that is a profound distortion."

"Historically....the church understood her task as both to proclaim the saving gospel of the atoning work of Christ and at the same time, to follow Jesus' example of ministry to the blind, to the deaf, to the imprisoned, to the hungry, to the homeless, and to the poor. The ministry of the Church, if it is to be healthy, must always be firmly committed to both dimensions of the biblical mandate, that we may be faithful to Christ Himself. If we reject either the ministry of personal redemption or of mercy to the afflicted, we express "unbelief." -Dr. R,C. Sproul, Tabletalk Magazine December 2010


Craver Vii said...

I think that caring for people is very important. The thing that makes me squirm is when I see (liberal) Christians equate the gospel with social action. The gospel is so much more important than that.

And I agree with R.C. (He's my favorite!) If someone says he embraces the gospel but remains uncommitted to social justice, it may suggest that he does not get the gospel at all. At the very least, that person would have some growing up to do.

"For we are God's handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do."
Ephesians 2:10

donsands said...

Thanks for sharing those thoughts brother. Good stuff.

RC is exceptional in his pastoring and teaching. I thank the Lord for RC. And he is a good brother in Christ as well.