"..most of our children believe that God is happy if they're good for goodness sake. Instead of transmitting the gloriously liberating and life-changing truths of the Gospel, we have taught our children that what God wants from them is morality. That being good at least outwardly is the be all end all of their faith. This isn't the gospel; we're not handing down Christianity. Certainly the faith that has empowered the persecuted church for two millennia isn't as thin and boring as 'Say you're sorry, 'Be nice,' and 'Don't be like them'."
Give Them Grace, Elyse Fitzpatrick
- ▼ 2013 (21)