How sad, then, when the church acts if it is in the religion business rather than in the Gospel-proclaiming business. What a disservice, not only to itself but to a world perpetually sinking in the quagmire of religiosity, when it harps on creed, cult, and conduct as the touchstone of salvation. What a perversion of the truth that sets us free (John 8:32) when it takes the news that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us (Rom 5:8), and turns it into a proclamation of God as just one more insufferable bookkeeper.
(taken from Kingdom, Grace, Judgment by Rober Farrar Capon, p. 177.)