Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Feel comfortable?

"The goal of the church is not to provide an environment where unbelievers can just feel comfortable. It is to be a place where they can hear the truth and be convicted of their sins so they can be saved (Romans 10:13-17). Gently (2 Timothy 2:24-26), lovingly, graciously, yet firmly, unbelievers need to be confronted with the reality of their sin and God's gracious provision through Jesus Christ. Sin will never be suppressed by compromising with it."
-John MacArthur, Because the Time is Near pg. 69