A flabby compromise with evil

“Nobody can emerge from a careful reading of Paul’s letter to the Ephesians with a privatized gospel. For Ephesians is the gospel of the church. It sets forth God’s eternal purpose to create through Jesus Christ a new society which stands out in bright relief against the somber background of the old world. For God’s new society is characterized by life in place of death, by unity and reconciliation in place of division and alienation, by the wholesome standards of righteousness in place of the corruption of wickedness, by love and peace in place of hatred and strife, and by unremitting conflict with evil in place of flabby compromise with it.”

John R.W. Stott, The Message of Ephesians, pp. 9-10

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One Response to A flabby compromise with evil

  1. Chris says:

    I wish I had written that. An excellent quote, Dave.

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