Jellyfish Christianity

 

“The widespread dislike (of) doctrine (is) very serious in the present day. Whether we like to allow it or not, it is an epidemic which is doing great harm. It creates, fosters, and keeps up an immense amount of instability in religion. It produces what I must venture to call, if I may coin the phrase, a jellyfish Christianity in the churches, that is—a Christianity without bone, or muscle, or power.”
~J.C. Ryle, “Jellyfish Christianity” (1900)