Tag: sound doctrine

“Let’s not automatically assume that our churches are faithful to the gospel.

Let’s examine whether they really are. After all, ‘Every institution tends to produce its opposite.’

A church with the truth of the gospel in its theology can produce the opposite of the gospel in its practice.”

~ Ray Ortlund
"Much of the American church has abandoned the idea that people's desires need to be transformed. Instead, we try to figure out what people desire, and then we tell them that Jesus is the way to get it. That's how we get people to come to our churches. But we rarely get to the place where we point out that what we should desire most is Jesus Himself."
~ Skye Jethani
"The fruit of the Spirit (love, joy, peace, patience, etc.) is impossible to manifest by yourself. These things only come about in the context of relationship. That's why Jesus sent out His disciples 2 by 2...that's why He sends the church out as a body. Because He's not just revealed by you or me individually. It's in the relationship of believers that the love of Jesus is manifested to the world."
~ Skye Jethani
"The fact that God gives us the freedom to make choices doesn't diminish His sovereignty or authority. God, in His sovereignty, didn't ordain which choices you would make, but rather ordained that you would be free to make them. Anyone who is not sovereign would be afraid to do this."
~ A.W. Tozer
"I don't believe in 'works-salvation'...the idea that you have to earn salvation from God. God gives salvation as a free gift to those who will accept it. But I do believe in 'works-damnation'. It takes really hard work to reject God's truth and exchange it for lies."
~ Leighton Flowers
"The irony within the tradition of the American church is that we talk all the time about having a personal relationship with Jesus...and yet we spend very little time teaching people how to actually have one."
~ Skye Jethani