How beautiful is Christianity. First, because of the sparkling quality of its intellectual answers, but second, because of the beautiful quality of its human and personal answers. And these are to be rich and beautiful. A crabbed Christianity is less that what the Bible teaches. But these human and personal answers do not come mechanically after we become a Christian. They come only on the level of what God made us to be in the first place, and that is personal. God wants us to know him and relate to him on a personal level. This is the beauty of the Creator-creature relationship. We were created, wired, designed, to know God and be in relationship to Him. There is no other way to have these beautiful answers. They cannot be achieved mechanically, or by only standing in a proper legal circle, as important as that is. They grow ‘in the light’ of what we say we believe as Bible believing Christians; that we are creatures, and that while we are not perfect in this life, even after becoming Christians, yet through moment-by-moment faith in the finished work of Christ on the cross, beautiful human relationships can and do come forth because of our relationship to God, through Christ. There must be accurate and sound biblical doctrine, true. But there must also be biblical and sound practice of those doctrines, that frame the basis of our human relationships.
Thoughts developed or used directly from the work of Schaeffer, Francis. True Spirituality . Tyndale House Publishers, Inc