Thursday, December 27, 2007

Drifting Towards Holiness

PEOPLE DO NOT drift toward holiness. Apart from grace-driven effort, people do not gravitate toward godliness, prayer, obedience to Scripture, faith, and delight in the Lord.
We drift toward compromise and call it tolerance;
we drift toward disobedience and call it freedom;
we drift toward superstition and call it faith.
We cherish the indiscipline of lost self-control and call it relaxation;
we slouch toward prayerlessness and delude ourselves into thinking we have escaped legalism;
we slide toward godlessness and convince ourselves we have been liberated.

D. A. Carson, For the Love of God

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Blogger kaki.ayam said...

I feel so burdened reading the above quote. It is so difficult to live out a good Christian life.

Happy new year, alex.

7:14 PM  
Blogger Alex Tang said...

Hi kaki.ayam,

I agree with you that it is difficult to live out a good Christian life.

Happy New Year, dear brother

2:12 AM  

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