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PLAYING AT RELIGION


An elderly man visited a church during a business meeting. After a number of reports were presented, the chairman of the evangelism committee stood and solemnly stated that there were 200 homes in their county without a Bible.


There was a moment of silence, and then the elderly visitor rose and asked, "How did you obtain the information about these 200 families?" The chairman proudly reported that the committee had canvassed the area, filled out forms, and compiled all the data.


The old man then replied, "There are at least 200 people in this meeting. Each one could take a Bible to one family in less time than you are spending here listening to statistics and reports. You are only playing at religion. It’s all talk, only talk!"


Too many churches have become just religious clubs with committees, boards, and programs, but are producing nothing. If half the energy spent in talking about the program of the church could be channeled into spreading the gospel, countless thousands could be won for Christ. Pious talk and lengthy resolutions cannot take the place of proclaiming the precious message of the grace of God.

Why do you call Me "Lord, Lord," and not do the things which I say. --Luke 6:46

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