by Todd Bolsinger
This has always flummoxd Christian leaders, whether illustrated by Paul admonishing the Corinthian church, John Calvin fretting as he walked the streets of Geneva, or ministers in our own day lamenting our lapse in values. But th problem is especially tough today. That’s because real godly change — real sanctification — requires a people to live together in convenantal relationships, and we’re less inclined to that than any generation in human history.
~ It Takes a Church To Raise a Christian, p.