Saturday, December 11, 2010

A section from chapter one of "The cost of Discipleship" by Dietrich Bonhoeffer writing about cheap grace:

"...The Christian life comes to mean nothing more than living in the world and as the world, in being no different from the world, in fact, in being prohibited from being different from the world for the sake of grace. The upshot of it all is that my only duty as a Christian is to leave the world for an hour or so on a Sunday morning and go to church to be assured that my sins are all forgiven. I need no longer try to follow Christ, for cheap grace, the bitterest foe of discipleship, which true discipleship must loath and detest, has freed me from that....."

I know, it's a long quote, but WOAH. Super blunt, but soooooo true at times. Can't wait to see what else this book has to offer.

I really can't follow that up with anything brilliant. So that is all. :P

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