Indeed. I wonder how many of the methods being employed on in the cause of "God's work" have been "sanctified by the fire of God." I fear too few have been...
Tuesday, April 08, 2014
Are methods neutral?
Whenever the world’s methods are used for God’s work, we must be doubly careful that those methods are sanctified by the fire of God. Perhaps Solomon thought his relationship with God was so secure that nothing could touch it. To his sorrow, he learned this is never the case. Our will, our decisions, our affections are never static. A heart that is perfect toward God does indeed have a new set of inclinations, inclinations to obey rather than to disobey, but unless those inclinations are carefully nourished from day to day, they will wither and die, like Solomon’s did.— Called to be Holy, page 57