The Snake's success

"Given the extensive coverage in our Scriptures to the Snake's success in diverting God's people from the living God, the naivete that assumes that if we just make Jesus more attractive men and women will then flock in great numbers to following him is astonishing. The widespread assumption that if we just get the gospel message out loud and clear men and women will sign up on the spot is an illusion of the Snake

It is an assumption that uses the vocabulary of God's truth disconnected from the truth of God. It is spiritually divorced from the Holy Spirit. It is information about Jesus without participation in the life of Jesus" Eugene Perterson