Monday, August 23, 2010

I Do Not Need Church To Follow Christ

D. L. Moody was visiting a prominent citizen of Chicago when the issue of church membership came up. The man said, "I believe I can be just as good a Christian outside the church as I can inside of it." Moody said nothing, but stood and moved to the hearth where a fire was blazing. With the fireplace tongs, he removed a single coal and placed it outside the fire on the hearth where the two men watched it quickly cool. "I see," said the man.

"And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near." ~ Hebrews 10:24-15