“People do not drift toward holiness. Apart from grace-driven effort, people do not gravitate toward godliness, prayer, obedience to Scripture, faith, and delight in the Lord. We drift toward compromise and call it tolerance; we drift toward disobedience and call it freedom; we drift toward superstition and call it faith. We cherish the indiscipline of lost self-control and call it relaxation; we slouch toward prayerlessness and delude ourselves into thinking we have escaped legalism; we slide toward godlessness and convince ourselves we have been liberated.”
- AlcoholBibleBilly GrahamContextDeaconGod's WordHolinessLeadershipObediencePastorSin
If honest, many Christians will admit they choose which passages of the Bible to base their lives on…or at the very least, which parts of the Bible are “more important” than others.
But long ago, when a pastor tried that with Billy Graham, he learned a valuable lesson.