Thursday, June 25, 2009


I came across a quote yesterday that positively made my skin crawl:
"In my study of success and successful people, I have noticed that most of them have strong faith in God and study the Bible: In seeking self-improvement, expose yourself to religious philosophy and go the Bible--the self-help book that has inspired more persons to desirable action than any book written."

Excerpt from "The Success System That Never Fails" by W Clement Stone
I don't know what's more sad, that this guy recommends familiarizing oneself with the Bible as a key to self-help, or the fact that his contact with the Christian faith has commended the Bible as one of the most inspirational self-help books of all time.

This morning, a breath of fresh, pure air from Andree Seu, who's quoting Martin Lloyd-Jones:
“The fundamental thing is that Christianity is about Jesus. . . . Christianity is not a teaching—it is a person. . . . The Lord Jesus Christ was the theme of the preaching of the early church. . . . This is the tragic thing that has been forgotten at the present time. ‘What we need,’ people say, ‘is the application of his teaching.’ But it is not. What you need is to know him and to come into relationship with him. . . .”

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