I am getting this emblazoned on some plaques and hanging them in the kitchen at my house. *Brilliant*.
(thanks to my Dad for bringing this to my attention)
I realized something anew just now - people opposed to the church don’t generally have a problem with Christ, they have a problem with Christians:
"I have become all things to all men so that by all possible means I might save some." (1 Cor. 9:22, NIV)
"God did not send his Son into the world to condemn it, but to save it." (John 3:17, NLT)
"[God] is restraining himself on account of you, holding back the End because he doesn’t want anyone lost. He’s giving everyone space and time to change." (2 Peter 3:9, MSG)
so how about it, Christian: do your words, actions and attitudes draw people to the One you follow? Or do you serve as a stumbling block and an excuse to reject Him? Let us not become so focused on opposition to this world that we lose sight of why we were called in the first place: to call others in turn and lead them to Christ.