There's little difference in ethical behavior between the churched and the
There's as much pilferage and dishonesty among the churched as the unchurched. And I'm
afraid that applies pretty much across the board: Religion, per se, is not really life
changing. People cite it as important, for instance, in overcoming depression--but it
doesn't have primacy in determining behavior.
George H. Gallup, "Vital Signs," Leadership, Fall 1987, p. 17.
In his book I Surrender, Patrick Morley writes that the church's integrity problem is
in the misconception "that we can add Christ to our lives, but not subtract sin. It
is a change in belief without a change in behavior." He goes on to say, "It is
revival without reformation, without repentance."
Quoted in John The Baptizer, Bible
Study Guide by C. Swindoll, p. 16