Thursday, 5 November 2009

too many rules

An extract from an article by Mike Horton on the church's call in the world.

'Pastors aren’t authorized to create their own blueprint for transformation, but are servants of the Word. Where Scripture has clearly spoken, he must speak. Where it is silent, he must keep his personal opinions and perhaps even learned conclusions to himself. Of course, pastors are called to preach the whole council of God... That’s enough to occupy our prayerful action in the world, without piling up commands that God never gave. We’re never called to transform the world (or even our neighborhood). We’re never called even to bring millions to Jesus Christ. We’re called to be faithful in our vocations at work, at home, in our neighborhoods and in our witness to those individuals whom God brings across our path in ordinary ways every day.'

2 comments:

Daniel said...

What's the source of this quote?

John Thomson said...

White Horse Inn

Two Kingdoms (Pt 3).