Sunday, March 4, 2018

Christianity As A Worldview, Not An Insurance Policy

"Religion is not a product, so parishioners should not be consumers and evangelists should not be sales people. To misunderstand this is incredibly dangerous, because the stakes are so high. Imagine if I tried to reach a vacation spot that doesn't even exist using a map that is completely false. It would be very frustrating, and I would waste a lot of time, effort, and money. That is why we plan our trips carefully and use only trustworthy guides. How much more then, should we search for a trustworthy guide to the journey of life. The destiny of our souls is on the line. It is one thing to be wrong about whether or not a great fishing lake exists and how to get there. It is quite another to be wrong about whether or not heaven exists and how to get there."

Donald J. Johnson, How to Talk to a Skeptic, p. 29

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