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Muslim Man Provides Insights on the Church

In his book Vanishing Grace, Phillip Yancey writes about a Muslim man who told Yancey, "I have read the entire Koran and can find in it no guidance on how Muslims should live as a minority in society. I have read the entire New Testament many times and can find in it no guidance on how Christians should live as a majority."

Yancey comments, "Christians best thrive as a minority, a counterculture. Historically, when [Christians] reach a majority they have yielded to the temptations of power in ways that are clearly anti-gospel."

Possible Preaching Angles: The body of Christ, followers of Christ—we can have a tremendous impact on society even if we have been marginalized and persecuted.

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