Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Feast of Nicholas, Bishop of Myra, c.326
The paradox is that a genuine “love for souls” which allows itself to be diverted by fashionable modes into a mere “winning” of them to this or that mutually exclusive version of the “Truth,” very often descends to a use of people for more-or-less irrelevant ends (already an evil), and can then so easily degenerate into a total misuse of people for alleged evangelical “results” with the consequent loss of all respect for people and their souls, and the withering of the original concern and love.
... G. W. Target (b. 1924), Evangelism Inc., London: Penguin Press, 1968, p. 88
(see the book; see also Acts 2:37-39; Phil. 1:15; 1 Cor. 1:22-23; 9:19-23; 2 Cor. 4:5; more at Evil, Love, Mission, Paradox, People, Soul, Truth, Worldly)
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