In their book, To Transform a City, Eric Swanson and Sam Williams remark:
Conversion is our ultimate motive but not our ulterior motive in loving and serving others. ‘Ultimate motive’ means that we absolutely want every person on earth to be in a right relationship with God through Jesus, in the same way that God does not desire any to perish but all to come to repentance. But ‘ulterior motive’ means that we do acts of love and service toward others so that they become Christians (which could signify that if they don’t become Christians, we stop loving and serving). It is important to remember that we don’t engage in the needs, dreams, and pains of our communities so that they will become Christians; rather we engage the community because we are Christians. (Swanson/Williams, To Transform a City, p58 emphasis mine)
Mainly I am asking whether you agree or disagree with the italicized section. I will be reviewing this book as part of this blog tour later in the week.