Saturday, December 12, 2009

The State of Many Professing Believers

"We are so utterly ordinary, so common place, while we profess to know a power the 20th century does not reckon with. But we are "harmless", and therefore unharmed. We are spiritual pacifists, non-militants, conscientious objectors in this battle-to-the-death with principalities and powers in high places. Meekness must be had for contact with men, but brash, outspoken boldness is required to take part in the comradeship of the cross. We are "side liners", coaching and criticizing the real wrestlers while content to sit by and leave the enemies of God unchallenged. The world cannot hate us, we are too much like its own. Oh that God would make us dangerous!"

- Jim Elliot, martyred to the Au ca Indians of Ecuador

This quote was given to me by Dean. Here I am reading this and thinking YEAH! Then I realized I didn't go witness tonight because of rain? I'm soft. Dean and Sai both went out... they get it.

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