Saturday, March 8, 2008

More important than the future of the church

Dr. Ralph Winter, Director of the U.S. Center for World Mission, wrote in "Six Essential Components of World Evangelization," William Carey Library, pages 3-4:

"We may do well to recognize what seems to be the consistent thrust of the whole Bible—that unless and until, in faith, the future of the world becomes more important than the future of the church, the church has no future. As Jesus put it, the most dangerous thing you can do is seek to save your life . . . ."

Quoted in John Piper, "Make a case for your hope," sermon preached at Bethlehem Baptist Church, 19 October 1980.