Tuesday, July 3, 2007

What is the greatest need of the church today?

John Stott, a prominent Anglican and author of Mere Christianity, asked: “what is the greatest need of the church today?”

His answer was: “the church needs greater number of deep Christians – Christians that are not shallow nor superficial but deep and committed”.

Richard Foster made a similar point in his book “Celebration of Discipline”

Superficiality is the curse of our age. The doctrine of instant satisfaction is a primary spiritual problem. The desperate need today is not for a greater number of intelligent people, or gifted people, but for deep people”.

1 comment:

Rachel Loo said...

So what should the church do to christians/leaders who are shallow and superficial ? Close one-eye ?