The heart is more deceitful than all else And is desperately sick; Who can understand it?
We in the church today are in danger of becoming blundering social physicians, giving medicine here and putting ointment there on the sores of the world. But the sores break out again somewhere else. The great need is for the church to call in the Great Physician, who alone can properly diagnose the case. He will look beneath the mere skin eruptions and pronounce the cause of it all: “Sin!”
If we in the church want a cause to fight, let’s fight sin. Let’s reveal its hideousness. Then when the center of our trouble is dealt with, when this disease is eradicated, when we point people to the Cure which is Christ and Him crucified, and when people receive Him, then and only then will we live with each other as brother with brother.