My mom lent me a book from the NY Times best sellers list called Radical by David Platt. It looks at what Christians would look/be like if we truly followed Jesus.
I’m still really early on in the book, but this quote really struck me…
“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.’
The former sells books and draws crowds. The latter saves souls.”
— David Platt (Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream)
Wow- crystal clear.
Love this truth.