Thursday, April 22, 2010

Beating Down the Spiritual Newbies

"The following made mistakes in their ministry and held erroneous views of God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, the Bible, and basic Christian doctrine:
  • C.H. Spurgeon
  • Billy Graham
  • A.W. Tozer
  • John MacArthur
  • Jack Hayford
  • Apollos
  • Amy Carmichael
  • Jonathan Edwards
  • Martin Luther
  • George Whitefield
  • John Wesley
  • Gladys Alward
  • David Brainerd
  • C.S. Lewis
  • Leonard Ravenhill
  • D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones
  • Peter
  • George Mueller
  • Watchman Nee
  • Elisabeth Elliot
  • John Calvin
  • Dallas Willard
  • John Wimber
  • Hudson Taylor
And you can add to that illustrious list the name of every born-again believer who has ever lived, including you and me."

Now that's a humbling FACT!

In his post Beating Down the Newbies, Dan walks through how we often make the misguided assumption that others should somehow instantly a full maturity in spiritual understanding - just like us, of course.

He wraps it up with 9 very practical suggestions to practice with believers who "don't have their Christian walk together yet" (in other words, ALL believers).

Please do give it a read: Beating Down the Newbies


Kurt Willems said...

This is sooooo true! Thanks!

DK said...

Kurt, I highly recommend Dan's blog - Cerulean Sanctum. Easily one of my top 5 blogs for the last 3 years.