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