Too many have been taught that faith means to agree to a set of religious facts about Jesus rather than choosing to take up their cross daily and follow Him. This shredding of justification from sanctification has done great damage to the authenticity and power of the gospel. It has created a church where faith equals intellectual assent, and high commitment is the exception rather than the norm. Therefore, in the United States, the church continues to shrink in size, lacks relevancy because of moral duplicity, and preaches a gospel that produces more consumers of religious goods and services than disciples.
– Bill Hull,Choose the Life, p. 11