Saturday, September 22, 2012

The diagnostic question

'Dr M L J often used a diagnostic question to determine a person’s spiritual understanding and condition. He would ask, “Are you now ready to say that you are a Christian?”
He recounts that over the years, whenever he would ask the question, people would often hesitate and say, “I do not feel that I am good enough”
To that he gives this response:
At once I know that ….they are still thinking in terms of themselves; their idea still is that they have to make themselves good enough to be a Christian…It sounds very modest but it is a lie of the devil, it is a denial of the faith….you will never be good enough; nobody has ever been good enough. The essence of the Christian salvation is that He is good enough and that I am in Him!'
Centre Church, Tim Keller, Page 30

In order to understand the implications of the Dr's question this is essential listening.

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