The Danger of Staying in a Church That We Know Is Corrupt and Toxic

Written by Mark Farnham

On August 23, 2013

dangerous-calling3I’m convinced that the big crisis for the church of Jesus Christ is not that we are easily dissatisfied but that we are all too easily satisfied. We have a regular and perverse ability to make things work that are not and should not be working. We learn to adjust to things we should alter. We learn to be okay with things we should be confronting. We learn to avoid things we should be facing. We would rather be comfortable than to hold people accountable. We swindle ourselves into thinking that things are better than they are, and in so doing we compromise the calling and standards of the God we say we love and serve. Like sick people who are afraid of the doctor, we collect evidence that points to our health when really, in our heart of hearts, we know we are sick. So we settle for a human second best, when God, in grace, offers us so much more.

Paul David Tripp, Dangerous Calling (Crossway, 2012), 59.

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