By Ordinary Means
There is nothing that has so affected this world as the Christian message.
Has anything in the modern world turned anybody or anything upside down, let alone the world itself? No, a lifeless religion is not Christianity. New Testament Christianity is life-giving, dynamic, and challenging—a phenomenon.
Christianity is not something that we do; it is not something that is in any sense dependent upon us.
Christianity is not something that we do; it is not something that is in any sense dependent upon us. Here we touch upon the greatest modern fallacy. We like to think that we can do anything and everything; we have the confidence; we have the capacity and the power. But here at the very beginning, we are told at once that becoming a Christian is in no way dependent upon us and our power and capacity. It is not a matter of our ability, understanding, and knowledge.
And there is Christianity for you in a nutshell. It does not depend upon us; it is a power acting upon us and in us and in spite of us.