God does not expect us to give up, to give in, to accept the church as it is and to condone what is happening. He expects His believing children to measure the church against the standards and the blessings promised in the Word of God. Then, with love and reverence and prayer and in the leading of the Spirit of God we will quietly and patiently endeavor to align the church with the Word of God....
None of us is as concerned as we should be about the image we really project to the community around us. At least not when we profess to belong to Jesus Christ and still fail to show forth His love and compassion as we should.
We who are fundamentalists...have gained the reputation of being...great fighters for the truth...we are obligated to stand up for the truth and to contend for the faith when necessary. But we can do a whole lot more...by being Christ-like than we can by figuratively beating [others] over the head.... If we are led by the Spirit of God and if we show forth the love of God this world needs...we become the “winsome saints” [and] those around us will know that Christ is living His life in us.
A.W. Tozer, Whatever Happened to Worship?, pp. 10-11, 99