The anti-Christian

looking back

There is nothing more cheering than transformed Christian people and there is nothing more disintegrating than people who have been merely “brushed” by Christianity, people who have been sown with a thousand seeds but in whose lives there is no depth and no rootage . . .

This is the wood from which
anti-Christians . . . are cut.
They are almost always
former half-Christians.

A person who lets Jesus only half way into his heart is far poorer than one hundred per cent worldling. He does not get the peace that passes all under-standing and he also loses the world’s peace, because his naïveté has been taken from him. Therefore a constant bickering goes on in his heart and it is quite apparent than one day in a fit of rage he will slam the door on that quiet Figure, who even then has continued to knock and seek entrance. The anti-Christian is always a half-Christian gone mad. This you can depend upon.

–Helmut Thielicke
The Waiting Father

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  1. How incredibly discouraging. Is that whats wrong with me? Is this why I am so miserable even though I seek and seek to be right with God?

    • I’m don’t know your situation is, but I know One who loves you and gave His life on a cross to take away every barrier that separates you from God. If you trust in Him as your Saviour and Lord you can go on your way rejoicing in His full acceptance and love. Jesus is a wonderful Redeemer who finished the work of our salvation at the cross. It is not a matter of “seeking to be right with God,” but of believing in Christ who reconciles us to God by what he did on the cross. When we commit our lives to Him we can live in the joy of sins forgiven and peace with God. Check out Romans 5:8; 6:23; John 3:16. The Bible says: “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you shall be saved” (Acts 16:31).

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