Friday, January 6, 2012

The Gospel is Not Self-Improvement

"The Bible never starts with what we need to do; it always begins with what God has already done. To get it the other way around makes Christianity just another self-help program, just another curriculum of self-improvement.  Self-improvement for the value of self-improvement is not the gospell it's not biblical Christianity. And yet so many people, both inside and outside the church, think that's what Christianity is all about."

  -Tullian Tchvidjian, Jesus + Nothing = Everything, page 153