"We will never save civilisation as long as civilisation is our main object. We must learn to want something else even more."
—C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity
"Once you're exposed to [doctrine]," he said, "you see the richness in it for your own soul, and you're ruined for anything else." - Josh HarrisI couldn't have said it better. This is my personal experience coming out of the IFBX movement. I believe that doctrine will change lives, and do all the work that I was trying to do in my own futile efforts.
Well said. Doctrine gets a bum rap. I'm not talking about studying doctrine to pile up knowledge or win arguments. I'm talking about how doctrine grounded in a right view of God changes the way we think and the way we see everything else around us, including ourselves and our problems and our sins.
The article was every bit as good as I thought it was going to be. He was very fair in his presentation of the modern resurgence of Calvinism.Thanks for posting the link.
I loved that line by Baptist Crusader too. It is a wonderful article. I am particularly glad that they touched on the movement in the Southern Baptist Convention. Additionally, it's good to see Jonathan Edwards get the recognition he deserves. Much of what makes Piper so good is that he is Edwardsian.
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