Here are two quotes I find particularly edifying. The first is by Dutch Theologian Herman Bavinck, on the Christian Religion. The second is by American economist and theologian Gary North, who is sarcastically lamenting the status of American Christianity.
“Sleepwalking Christians are the heart of the crisis of Western civilization in our day. They are unwilling or unable to offer explicitly Biblical alternatives to the collapsing humanist order…So they sit on the sidelines of life, waiting for Jesus to bail them out, or up, literally. Just as he bailed out Israel when Assyrians arrived? Just as he bailed out Judah when the Babylonians arrived? Just as he bailed out Latvia, Estonia, and Lithuania when the soviet troops arrived? But we’re different, of course. We’re Americans. No need to worry. And if 1.5 million babies are aborted here each year, it isn’t Christians fault. Jesus is coming soon. Sit tight. Pray. And don’t miss the Superbowl next Sunday.” – Gary North