18 June 2008

QotD for 18 June, 2008

From the article Former SBC Leader Declares Denomination in 'Free Fall' over on Ethics Daily:
You know why we don't win the lost? Because we don't like them. They are different from us. We don't care for them. We have no real love for them. --- Jimmy Draper, former head of LifeWay Christian Resources and SBC president, 1983-84

A rather blunt statement that illustrates one of the things I like least about conservative evangelicals, whether they're Baptists, AoG, "conservative Anglicans," or members of the local, nondenominational megachurch - their sheer dislike for anyone who's not just like them. Everything seems to revolve around who they dislike and what they disapprove of.

It truly shocks and puzzles me how one can read the Gospels and yet get to a place like that...

[hat tip to Dan over at Culture Choc]

3 comments:

Grandmère Mimi said...

It's good that Draper told the truth. Sigh.... Unfortunately, we have our share, David.

Wormwood's Doxy said...

The key assumption in that statement, of course, being that they are NOT lost themselves...

David said...

But that's always the assumption there, isn't it, dearest Doxy ? ;->