Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Quotes by Vincent Donovan

"The command to go out and preach the gospel has become subtly transformed into 'Stay here, take care of what you have. Let them come to you.'"

"The salvation of one's own soul, or self-sanctification, or self-perfection, or self-fulfillment may well be the goal of Buddhism or Greek philosophy or modern psychology. But it is not the goal of Christianity."

"When I mentioned again the obligation of spreading the gospel to those who have not heard it, the leader said he would be glad to do so himself, if I would pay him a salary for doing it."


where you gettin this stuff? i've got a book addiction.
I believe these verses cover what Mr. Donovan has paraphrased. Note the KJV reference to "filthy lucre".

1 Timothy 3:3 - Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous;

1 Timothy 3:8 - Likewise must the deacons be grave, not doubletongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre;

Titus 1:7 - For a bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God; not selfwilled, not soon angry, not given to wine, no striker, not given to filthy lucre;

Titus 1:11 - Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre's sake.

1 Peter 5:2 - Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind;

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