I’m tired of Christians bashing “the church”, pointing out “its failures” as the main reason for its decline in North America. Unless you adhere to a religiopolitical system controlled by an exclusive priesthood, you ARE the church. It’s YOU who has failed. If you’re not passionately investing body, soul, and spirit in incarnating Jesus’ holiness and love in your world daily, then you’re a disinterested consumer. Apathy toward Jesus is the only thing that can cause “the church” to fail (Matt 16:18)
Bruce Lungren (via claimedbylove)
It is impossible to enslave, mentally or socially, a bible-reading people. The principles of the bible are the groundwork of human freedom.