Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Pearl of Great Price

'Liberalism believed that you had to change Christianity to make it more acceptable. Orthodoxy believes that the gospel stays the same; we need to find better and more effective ways of presenting it. Christianity does not need to be made more attractive; it is attractive. If there has been a failure in this regard, it is that Christians have failed to appreciate this attraction for themselves and to take the trouble to explain it to others.........That attraction is supremely the person of Jesus Christ. It is the "pearl of great price," something that is recognised to be worth seeking and possessing, and whose possession overshadows everything else'

Alister McGrath, Christianity Today, June 19th 1995

And thanks to Krish for sharing this on how one might actually go about 'taking the trouble to explain it to others'

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