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Why You Can’t Preach the Gospel with Deeds

Duane Litfin, author of Word Versus Deed, had his article “Works and Words” published at Christianity Today yesterday.

He writes:

How often do we hear these days, with passion and approval, the famous dictum attributed to Francis of Assisi: “Preach the gospel at all times. Use words if necessary”? In this saying, the word-versus-deed question rears its head, stressing in this instance how important it is for Christians to “preach the gospel” with their actions. Let the gospel be seen rather than spoken, it’s implied. Words may serve a useful backup role, but our actions must take center stage if we are to make a difference in the world.

At first blush, this sounds right. Except that it isn’t.

Read full article.

May 31, 2012 | Posted in: Uncategorized | Author: Angie Cheatham @ 1:00 pm | (2) Comments »


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