Thursday, March 09, 2006

Wasted Faith

Tim Challies reviews and highly recommends Wasted Faith by Jim Elliff, whose article on evangelism I pointed to yesterday. The quote from Elliff echoes Melinda Penner's caution to which I referred in the same post. Tim writes:
Wasted Faith is...a book that challenges those who have made a profession of faith to ensure that their salvation is sure. "What is most alarming is the risky willingness of many professing Christians to gamble eternity on an emotional one-time experience, a 'sinner's prayer' properly prayed, or a feeling of substantial relief at a juncture in time, without ever taking a serious look at what is evident now, at this moment. Is eternal life of so little value that it seems unnecessary to examine ourselves for evidence of it?" Elliff warns that hell is engorged with those who once thought of themselves as Christians.
Sobering. Read the whole review.

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