jesaja 66:2

The World is Laughing at the (contextual) Church!

Martyn Lloyd-Jones (1927)*

Our Christianity has the appearance of being an adjunct or an appendix to the rest of our lives instead of being the main theme and the moving force in our existence….We seem to have a real horror of being different. Hence all our attempts and endeavors to popularize the church and make it appeal to people. We seem to be trying to tell people that their joining a church will not make them so very different after all…

We provide “sporting parsons”, men of whom the world can say that they are “good sports” — whatever that may mean. And what it does so often mean is that they are men who believe that you can get men to come to chapel and church by playing football or other games with them.

“I’ll fraternize with these men,” says such…

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