The Christian landscape is strewn with the wreckage of derelict,
the ruins of those who began to build and were unable to finish.
For thousands of people still ignore Christ's warning and
undertake to follow him without first pausing to reflect on the cost of doing so.
The result is the great scandal of Christendom today:
so-called 'nominal Christianity'.
--From "Basic Christianity" (rev. edn. London: IVP, 1971), p. 108. Thanks Pastor Stott