Friday, September 28, 2007

R. C. Sproul on "seeker" worship

“In Romans 3, Paul makes it abundantly clear that unconverted people do not seek after God. They may seek the “benefits” that only God can give them, such as ultimate meaning and purpose in their lives, relief from guilt, the presence of joy and happiness, and things of that nature. …they want the benefits without the Giver of the benefits. And so structuring worship to accommodate unbelievers is misguided because unbelievers are not seeking after God. Seeking after God begins at conversion, and if we are to structure our worship with a view to seekers, then we must structure it for believers, since only believers are seekers.” - - R. C. Sproul in Tabletalk, October 2007

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