by
K. P. Yohannan

“What I have found has to be one of the most tragic ironies of all times. A tiny group of believers who have the gospel keep mumbling it over and over to themselves. Meanwhile, millions who have never heard it once fall into the flames of eternal hell without ever hearing the salvation story” p. 23

“Fewer than one percent of those who respond to the altar call will ever obey the great commission of Christ and go to the foreign mission field. Of those that do go, over one half will not return for a second term of service.” p. 24

“Not one was willing to break out of that velvet cage of comfort and convenience to begin a radical life-style lived from inner reality that affects the world. Since when has obedience to Christ and His gospel become optional to Christianity?” p. 24

“…we modern Christians have divorced what we do from who we are.” p. 25

“Over fifty million Americans have become what is mistakenly called “born again.” By this, they mean that they have walked the aisle to be saved from hell, find peace and joy, escape from guilt, please family and friends, find wealth, health and happiness, and get that preacher off their backs! But a religion measured in such superficial, external terms bears no resemblance to the faith of Scripture.” p. 25

“Thus, the false religion of popular Christianity does not ask us to internalize the passion and mind of Christ, surrender our egos, lay aside our flesh, take up the cross and begin a life-style marked by submission to the will of the Father as He did.” p. 26

“…we modern Christians are divorced from what we know.” p. 26

“Someone has said that there are more than 1,000 commentaries on the book of Acts in the English language — but not 100 Christians living with the power of the New Testament Christianity.” p. 26

“As I have made the rounds of these conferences each year, certain truths have become evident. One of the most devastating is the fact that the concept of missions has been so cheapened that many Christians in the West now equate it with fundraising. It has been reduced to just another appeal for money, similar to the annual budget campaign or the building fund drive.” p. 29

“If and when missions is reduced to a dollars-and-cents decision-merely another option for our giving-we prove that we have lost sight of the Savior. The test of our true affection is not how much we give, but how we live. Missions is not something we do but something we are.” p. 30

“God is not asking us to give money to missions, but to make missions the central passion of our lives!” p. 31

“A look at our church activity calendars reveals not a body of givers, but a society of receivers. Even our prayer meetings are little more than “bless-me” clubs.” p. 32

“We have spoiled our children and youth. Why is it that the young people of our churches are given fun and games rather than the challenge of the great commission?” p. 37

“The standard answer is to hire a youth director to plan parties and trips based around the premise: “You can be a Christian and have fun, too!” How many millions of our youth have been ruined by the introduction of this worldly Christianity just at the moment in life when they most need to see reality?” p. 38

“What am I going to do about my knowledge of God and His ways? When is my life going to demonstrate His compassion to the needy world around me?” p. 39

“Jesus predicted that the branch connected to the vine would produce much spiritual fruit. But too often our frantic lives are barren.” p. 40

“We are not storming the gates of hell. Instead, we’re falling over one another in retreat–looking for fox holes, hiding form the enemy. Why is the army of God in retreat before the world, the flesh and the devil?” p. 43

“…we are to be the body–the hands and feet of Jesus in this present world….The purpose of the body is to fulfill the commands, desires and wishes of the head….Our hands are His hands, our feet are His feet, our tongues are His tongue. This means that the basic way God expresses His limitless love today is through the church.” pp. 47-48

“The measure to which I will manifest the life of Christ is the same measure to which I am willing to put my “self” to death.” p. 51

“This is the life that is connected to Jesus, the head, on a decision-by-decision basis. It is the submitted, dead-to-self life that the Lord can animate and use for His glory. It is the only kind of life He will empower and use.” p. 51

K. P. Yohannan, The Road to Reality, Coming Home to Jesus from the Unreal World (Altamonte Springs, Florida: Creation House, 1988)