April 13, 2009

The Triumph of the Gospel

"The real triumphs of the gospel have not been won when the church is strong in a worldly sense; they have been won when the church is faithful in the midst of weakness, contempt, and rejection....it has been in situations where faithfulness to the gospel has placed the church in a position of total weakness and rejection that the advocate has himself risen up and, often through the words and deeds of very 'insignificant' people, spoke the word that confronted and shamed the wisdom and power of the world."

Lesslie Newbigin, The Open Secret

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