DA Carson on Holiness

“People do not drift toward Holiness. Apart from grace-driven effort, people do not gravitate toward godliness, prayer, obedience to Scripture, faith, and delight in the Lord. 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.”   D.A. Carson

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Seeking the rest that is only promised and found in Christ Jesus, along with my treasured wife of more than twenty-five years, we seek to grow in our relationship with our Heavenly Father, walk with the Holy Spirit as He moves our hearts, loving others always as Jesus loves us, and carry the news of His glory, the wonderful gospel, that gives light and life where there once was only darkness.
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2 Responses to DA Carson on Holiness

  1. Joe Quatrone says:

    Great quote! I wish I read this sooner!

  2. cc says:

    Love that term “grace-driven-effort”…what a wonderful way to express that truth…I think it should become a regular part of my vocabulary. This quote reminds me of Chesterton’s warning that “Christianity has not so much been tried and found wanting as it has been found difficult and left untried.”

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