Monday, January 27, 2014


Please do not misunderstand me—I believe doctrine is essential. We need to understand important theological concepts such as justification by faith and sanctification. But if our knowledge of these things does not produce life in us, it is all just dead-letter.— It Is Finished, page 54

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Amen! Good preaching! Life without doctrine produces wacko spirituality, but doctrine without a living encounter with God produces death. Both extremes have happened to the church far too many times in its history. Think of the confessionalism that followed the Reformation—and gave rise to skepticism. On the other side, you have many of the camp meetings of the 1800s that gave rise to interesting cults...we need both doctrine and experience or we lose our way.
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