The Modern Church and Sin

“The fundamental fault of the modern church is that she is busily engaged in an absolutely impossible task – she is busily engaged in calling the righteous to repentance.  Modern preachers are trying to bring men into the Church without requiring them to relinquish their pride; they are trying to help men avoid the conviction of sin.”

–       J. Gresham Machen, Christianity & Liberalism, p. 68.

The book was originally published in 1923. How much more does the church need Machen’s wisdom now?