Making Sense of God's World and Understanding Why Christians Are So Weak
A couple of quotes by James Montgomery Boice worth passing along on how to make sense of God's world and live in it as Christians.
This is taken from page 25 of his book, Foundations of the Christian Faith. I'll post more quotes as I think are relevant to where we are in society.
"[The world] is a confusing place until we know the God who made it and learn from him why he made it what is to happen to it." (Boice, 25)
"The church and those who compose it can become strong. In ourselves we are weak, but as Daniel wrote, "the people who know their God shall stand firm and take action (Daniel 11:32)" (Boice, 25)
"We do not have a strong church today, nor do we have many strong Christians. We can trace the cause to an acute lack of sound spiritual knowledge. Why is the church weak? Why are individual Christians weak? It is because they have allowed their minds to become conformed to the "spirit of this age," with its mechanistic, godless thinking. They have forgotten what God is like and what he promises to do for those who trust him." (Boice, 25)
"Ask an average Christian to talk about God. After getting past the expected answers you will find that his god is a little god of vacillating sentiments. He is a god who would like to save the world, but who cannot. He would like to restrain evil, but somehow he finds it beyond his power. So he has withdrawn into semi-retirement, being willing to give good advice in a grandfatherly sort of way, but for the most part he has left his children to fend for themselves in a dangerous environment. Such a god is not the God of the Bible." (Boice, 26-6).