People do not drift towards holiness. Apart from grace-driven effort, people do not gravitate toward godliness, prayer, obedience to Scripture, faith, and delight in the Lord. We drift towards compromise and call it tolerance; we drift towards 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 towards prayerlessness and delude ourselves into thinking we have escaped legalism; we slide towards godlessness and convince ourselves we have been liberated.
(via Mason King)
After my recent post about The Elephant Room, I feel it’s appropriate to share with you some thoughts by two of The Gospel Coalition’s council members, D.A. Carson and Tim Keller. Justin Taylor provides an abridged version, but I think the fuller post is worth reading.
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