Saturday, August 28, 2010

Christian Insecurity

Per my friend Dane Ortlund: If you haven't checked out his blog, please do so, it is incredible encouragement in the Gospel
Strawberry-Rhubarb Theology: Why Believers Are More Insecure than Unbelievers:

"Much that we have interpreted as a defect of sanctification in churchpeople is really an outgrowth of their loss of bearing with respect to justification.

Christians who are no longer sure that God loves and accepts them in Jesus, apart from their present spiritual achievements, are subconsciously radically insecure persons--much less secure than non-Christians, because they have too much light to rest easily under the constant bulletins they receive from their Christian environment about the holiness of God and the righteousness they are supposed to have."
--Richard Lovelace, Dynamics of Spiritual Life: An Evangelical Theology of Renewal(InterVarsity 1979), 211-212


No comments:

Post a Comment