What‚Äôs your take on these observations by D. A. Carson?
‚ÄúPeople do not drift toward Holiness. 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.‚ÄĚ
Does Dr. Carson have biblical grounds for such strong words?
In 1 Timothy 6:11-16 Paul commands his son-in-the-faith, Timothy, to flee, to puruse, to fight, and to take hold of eternal life. All very active words. And how does all this fit with grace? Join Pastor Larry McCall as we search this passage together.
Pastor Larry McCall is the Lead Pastor at Christ's Covenant Church in Winona Lake, Indiana, where he has served as a pastor since 1981. In addition to pastoring, he enjoys speaking at retreats and conferences across the United States and abroad as the Lord opens doors. He has written a...