“In the West we go through these seasons of new-fangled theologies. The whole question of ‘lordship’ plagued our debates for some time as we asked, is there such a thing as a minimalist view of conversion? ‘We said the prayer and that’s it.’ Yet how can there be a minimalist view of conversion when conversion itself is a maximal work of God’s grace? ‘Old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new’ (2 Corinthians 5:17, KJV).
If you were proposing marriage to someone, what would the one receiving the proposal say if you said, ‘I want you to know this proposal changes nothing about my allegiances, my behavior, and my daily life; however, I do want you to know that should you accept my proposal, we shall theoretically be considered married. There will be no other changes in me on your behalf.’ In a strange way we have minimized every sacred commitment and made it the lowest common denominator. ‘What does my new birth mean to me?’ That is a question we seldom ask. ‘Who was I before God’s work in me, and who am I now?’”—Ravi Zacharias (via mordaciouslyyours)
“Sounds like something ghandi of a buddhist would say but its found in the bible:
Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord. (Hebrews 12:14 NIV)”—The Holy Bible (NIV 2012)