May 1, 2009
adjective — [des-uhl-tawr-ee]
definition: lacking a plan, purpose, or enthusiasm
It is true that some traditional churches are desultory, dispirited, boring, dull, lifeless, inept, small, disheartened, or otherwise dying. One does wonder, though, why such a dead dog keeps getting kicked, sometimes quite viciously, by the church marketers.
David Wells, The Courage to Be Protestant, 39
Q: What is thy only comfort in life and death? A: That I with body and soul, both in life and death, am not my own, but belong unto my faithful
Diagramming for sake of genuine textual exposition
Since mankind, in general, is innately hopeless and helpless in reference to his own spiritual reformation or advancement, 2. and since sinners