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Tullian Tchividjian Christian Blog and Commentary

How Christians Can be Most Useful to the World

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  • 2009 Jan 27
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My forthcoming book, Unfashionable, is completely finished. It’s been fully edited and is getting ready to go to print. I should have my first copies by early March (the book will be released in April). And while I’m excited about this, there is always a sense of angst knowing that I cannot add or subtract anything from the book. If I had the opportunity to add one more thing, however, I’d find a place for this excellent quote from Dr. Lloyd-Jones on making a difference by being different:

The glory of the gospel is that when the Church is absolutely different from the world, she invariably attracts it. It is then that the world is made to listen to her message, though it may hate it at first. That is how revival comes. That must also be true of us as individuals. It should not be our ambition to be as much like everybody else as we can, though we happen to be Christian, but rather to be as different from everybody who is not a Christian as we can possibly be. Our ambition should be to be like Christ, the more like Him the better. And the more like Him we become, the more useful to the world we will be.